SAE Publishes Revision of J1766_201401

A new revision of J1766 has been published by SAE International. J1766 applies to “Recommended Practice for Electric, Fuel Cell and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Crash Integrity Testing.” The revision is availabl... Read More...
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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Aims to Strengthen Science Funding

When Enrique Peña Nieto was sworn in as Mexican president last December, he promised to boost Mexico’s science and technology infrastructure. One year later, the Mexican Congress approved a 20% rise in the 2014 budget of the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) in Mexico City.

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Investigation Opened to Look Into Tesla Fires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation to review two batteries fires in Tesla Motors Model S sedans. There have been three reports of fires in six weeks that have prompted concerns about safety of the electric cars.

Electric Vehicle Battle Moves Beyond Cars

By a big margin, Toyota is number one in hybrid car sales and indeed in sales of electric vehicles overall thanks to such things as sales of its electric forklifts, where it is in the top three in most countrie... Read More...
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UL Develops Standard for EV Cord Sets

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has announced a new set of requirements for indoor/outdoor cord sets for electric vehicles, which will help manufacturers produce safer, more efficient electric vehicles and plug... Read More...

The Lost (almost) Technology of the Edison Cell

With the wild fluctuations in fuel prices over the last few years, world concern over global warming, and simply the idea of creating new and more sustainable technologies, immense interest and progress has developed recently in the world of battery development.

In fact, it seems that every day we hear of a new breakthrough, and another step closer to that long sought elusive goal of a truly workable battery storage system!