Breakthrough: electric motor entirely 3D-printed
Researchers at the TU Chemnitz have 3D-printed an entire electric motor made of iron, copper and ceramic using the additive manufacturing process. They say it leads to better efficiency of the drives and enables more compact designs at the same time. Weiterlesen
Range anxiety, History of electric cars.
Study tip: Research by the TU Chemnitz, Germany, identifies different types of EV drivers with subjective levels of range anxiety and respective charging patterns. The study finds that drivers artificially limit their drivable range and usually leave 20% to 25% as a safety buffer.
Reading tip: No less than three waves of EVs counts Ken Green Burridge. The latest was started by Tesla’s Roadster and Toyota’s Prius and resembles a tsunami.
Charging behaviour of EV users, EV Predictions for 2014.
Study tip: “Understanding Charging Behaviour of Electric Vehicle Users” by the TU Chemnitz, Germany, identifies different types of EV drivers with subjective levels of range anxiety and the respective charging patterns.
plugincars.com, sciencedirect.com (Study for purchase)
Click tip: Navigant Research has published a paper with ten predictions for the global EV industry in 2014 which Green Car Congress has summarised avidly. The year ahead is looking good!