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Electrical cars – patience will be the key to adoption

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

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Tweet Electric car manufacturers Fisker Automotive, Coda and Better Place all have sought Chapter 11 protection within the last few years.  Ener1 and A123, battery manufacturers who supply electrical car manufacturers, have also filed for bankruptcy. Both of these companies received funds from the government to support research in their technology which will be crucial […]

Will the Model S transition from car of the year to car of the future?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

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Tweet Tesla Motors’ Model S Sedan was recently awarded MotorTrend’s 2011 award for car of the year. MotorTrend is an automotive magazine which has selected its Car of the Year for the past 64 years. The magazine’s staff chose the all-electric plug-in car out of a field of 11 finalists which included models such as […]

Ultra Capacitors in alternative energy applications

Monday, March 19th, 2012

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Tweet Ultra-capacitors (or Super- capacitors) have been getting   attention recently for their use in alternative energy applications.  For my readers are unfamiliar with this technology capacitors  are used in electric devices to store energy. The energy is stored once a power source is connected to the capacitor by depositing a charge onto its two opposing […]

Plug Electric Vehicles – the true travel solution

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

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Tweet The concern with using petroleum to power vehicles has spawned the creation of words referring to alternate methods of propelling an automobile. One of the most popular keywords which incurred an increase in popularity is Plug-In Electric Vehicles. The term Plug-In Electric vehicle (PHEV) may be obvious in regards to its definition. Its relation […]

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) coming up

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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Tweet I read in the University of Delaware Alumni magazine the university has granted a Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) license to Autoport Inc. for use with commercial fleet vehicles.  This will be the first large scale demonstration of the technology whose development occurred at the university. The technology will enable car owners to plug in their automobiles […]