EU project Progressus to tackle smart grids
An EU-funded project called Progressus is currently addressing three challenges in the realisation of next-generation smart grids: efficient energy conversion, smart energy management and secure monitoring – especially in the context of growing electric car sales.
Norway will become home to 32 GWh battery cell plant
The newly founded Norwegian company Morrow Batteries plans to build a battery cell factory for electric cars. In the final stage of expansion, the factory will have a capacity of 32 GWh. The first of the four planned expansion stages, each with 8 GWh, should be completed in 2024.
Battery 2030 – smart, sustainable & chemistry-neutral
The European large-scale research initiative Battery 2030+ presents its roadmap to inventing the green batteries of the future. The Fraunhofer R&D Center for Electromobility at the Fraunhofer ISC in Wuerzburg coordinates the project that defines three key areas.
FutPrInt50 research project to look into hybrid aircraft
Within the framework of the FutPrInt50 research project coordinated by the University of Stuttgart, an international consortium aims to identify and drive forward technologies that will enable the commercial use of a hybrid-electric aircraft with up to 50 seats by 2035/40.
LiPLANET European battery cell pilot line network formed
Under the leadership of German university TU Braunschweig, eight consortium partners from industry and science have laid the foundation for a network of pilot lines across Europe concerning the research and development in the production of modern lithium-based battery cells.
INVADE looks at algorithms to solve grid overload
Intelligent charging of electric cars could significantly reduce the need for grid extensions. This is the result of a smart charging test within the framework of the now completed European project Invade. The central component of the test was a specially created algorithm from GreenFlux.
INCIT-EV project launches in 7 EU cities
The INCIT-EV project, now launched and funded by the EU Commission, is concerned with the development of innovative charging technologies for electric vehicles until the end of 2023. Under the leadership of Renault, a total of 33 partners from eight countries are participating in the project.
ELVITEN: Integrating light electric vehicles in Europe
The EU project ELVITEN (Electrified L-category Vehicles Integrated into Transport and Electricity) will demonstrate how to integrate light electric vehicles into existing transport networks. Pilots are running in six European cities such as Berlin, Malaga and Rome.
EVC1000: EU project aims for 1000km range electric SUV
The EU funded project EVC1000 launched this month and brings together ten partners from industry and science to develop novel electric vehicle components. Hence the EVC in the name. The number 1000 though is significant as well as it stands for the target of covering 1,000 km on one quick charge.
EU project researching new magnesium batteries
A new EU project called E-MAGIC (European Magnesium Interactive Battery Community) that was recently funded with 6.5 million euros, will focus on the development of a new type of magnesium-based battery for electrified vehicles, among other uses.
Project Esprit bets on compact mini EV
As part of the EU funded project Esprit in Scotland (Easily Distributed Personal Rapid Transit) a compact, space-saving sharing system was developed with small EVs designed for short rides in heavily frequented areas.
Horizon 2020, EV Safety, Electric Highway, Events.
Click tip: Eight million euros (10.9m dollars) are available in the EU’s Horizon programme for electric two-wheelers. Additionally, the ‘Green Vehicle’ initiative holds 129 million euros (175m dollars) for projects in battery research and other related fields. Get digging!
ec.europa.eu (List), ec.europa.eu (Horizon PDF)
Video tip: In this video mainly addressed to rescue workers, you can learn safe handling of an electric vehicle, namely a Tesla, in case of an emergency. Or you can just watch it to take a closer look at the batteries of the Model S.
Video tip: Fully Charged proudly presents its trip up the electric highway between London and Edinburgh. 13 hours are boiled down to 13 minutes, so take a virtual seat in the Nissan Leaf and enjoy the scenery.
youtube.com (Video) via electric-vehiclenews.com
Select events for the upcoming week: Auto Expo New Delhi (02-07-2014 – 02-11-2014, New Delhi, India) ++ SAE 2014 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium (02-11-2014 – 02-13-2014, La Jolla, USA).
You can find a complete list of upcoming industry events at electrive.com/calendar