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ORNL trials 20-kW wireless EV charging

Oak Ridge National Laboratory's 20-kilowatt wireless charging system.
Source: ORNL

A 20-kilowatt wireless charging system demonstrated at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has achieved 90% efficiency at three times the rate of the plug-in systems commonly used for electric vehicles (EVs) today. While wireless charging is not necessarily one of the technology gaps holding EVs back, …

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Suzuki Aims to Successfully Commercialise Hydrogen Fuel Powered Motorcycles (Hydrogen Fuel News)

Japanese automaker Suzuki has plans to commercialize a new generation of hydrogen-powered motorcycles. The automaker is expected to begin testing new motorcycles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells on public roads in Japan at some point this year. The Japanese government is currently working on developing new safety standards concerning hydrogen …

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UMTRI Paper Compares Advantages and Disadvantages of BEVs and FCEVs (Green Car Congress)

A new report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) reviews the major advantages and disadvantages associated with battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs). The team of Brandon Schoettle and Dr. Michael Sivak also incudes information for current gasoline-powered internal combustion engines as a baseline comparison. They …

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Porsche Not Joining the Self-Driving Race: Will Focus on Hybrid and Electric (Tech Times)

Porsche Chief Executive Officer Dr. Oliver Blume has announced that Porsche will not be going down the autonomous vehicle route and will, instead, focus on making its vehicles more environmentally friendly by developing and manufacturing hybrid and electric cars. In an interview with a German newspaper, Blume claimed that most drivers still …

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