Posts Tagged ‘lithium-ion batteries’
Hitachi has made an important step in the development of “green” cars. The company claims it has developed a new lithium-ion battery for hybrid and electric cars that tops its previous versions by 70% in output density.
This discovery was made by a group of researchers at Rice University which have founded a new way to improve the efficiency of lithium-ion batteries: use carbon-nanotube/metal-oxide arrays as electrode material.
Ford Motor Co. has announced that plans to introduce an electric car in North America until 2011.
Those from Honda comes with a new eco proposal for a greener urban transport: the zero emission bike, called E-Dream. The electric engine, 20kW EL-1, is one of the most energy efficient from its class and the bike can reach 60 km / h.
Imara Corporation is a manufacturing, design and research company that has announced a next generation of advanced lithium-ion batteries. These could be used for high power devices such as outdoor power equipment, hybrid vehicles, power tools, grid storage, lawnmowers and speciality applications.
Volkswagen created in collaboration with Shanghai Auto, a vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The model is a Passat Lingyu and promotes the use of alternative energy in the automotive industry. The model production will start in 2010. Fuel cells which is equipped Passat Lingyu was developed in partnership between Shanghai Auto and Volkswagen, Tongji [...]