Technology

Smart charging provides solution to challenge of electric vehicles

Keith McLean is helping to trial smart charging technology

Electric vehicles could create an additional peak electricity demand of up to 18 GW by 2050, equivalent to an additional 30 per cent on top of today’s peak demand of 60 GW, according to one scenario in National Grid’s recently published ‘Future Energy Scenarios’ (FES).

In all the scenarios bar one, the report predicts a dramatic rise in electric vehicles (EVs), with sales being more than 90 per cent of all cars by 2050. Read more »

German-designed long-distance solution for electric vehicles wins European Satellite Navigation Competition 2012

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The ebuggy e-mobility project has won the Hessen region's European Satellite Navigation Competition 2012. The award is sponsored by the European Space Agency, the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), and Nokia, among others. Read more »

EcoVelocity evolves into the Future Drive Motor Show

Future Drive Motor Show will run from 5th through to 12th May 2013 at ExCeL London

Future Drive Motor Show has evolved from EcoVelocity, the low carbon motor show that attracted 58,000 visitors at its inaugural ExCeL event in 2012. The change is as a direct result of visitor research highlighting that seeing and test driving the latest high-tech vehicles was the most important reason to visit a motor show and that they expected new cars to be more environmentally friendly as standard.

The show will give the automotive industry an opportunity to showcase its latest high-tech and cutting edge vehicles and motorbikes to the British public. Read more »

The "Segway of unicycles" - Honda's U3-X Personal Mobility Concept Device - debuts in Paris

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Honda's innovative U3-X, a unique personal mobility concept device, is making its debut in Europe within an exhibition entitled 'Getting Around', on show between April and August 2012 at the Museum of Architecture and Heritage (Cite De L'Architecture et du Patrimione), in Paris. Read more »

Launch of state-of-the-art Ricardo High Performance Assembly Facility to build the “world’s greenest supercar engine”

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Ricardo’s new High Performance Assembly Facility will build the world’s greenest supercar engine

Ricardo’s new High Performance Assembly Facility was formally declared open on Wednesday 20th July 2011 at the Shoreham Technical Centre, UK, by local Member of Parliament Tim Loughton. Read more »

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