Tag: University of Glasgow

Sep 16, 2014 - 08:36 am

Nissan, PowerHydrant, Stanford University, University of Glasgow.

Nissan to cut battery production? Nissan insiders revealed plans to gradually quit in-house battery manufacturing in the U.S. and the UK while reducing production in Japan, Reuters reports. Instead, Nissan wishes to follow Renault’s example, which sources its EV power packs cheaper from Korean LG Chem. Nissan officially denied these plans.
uk.reuters.com, electric-vehiclenews.com, green.autoblog.com (Nissan statement)

Autonomous charging: At this week’s EV Tech Expo, PowerHydrant will present its system of the same name that can plug in EVs without the driver’s assistance. A robot arm basically serves up to four electric vehicles, delivering what the company calls a “park and forget” experience.
green.autoblog.com, powerhydrant.com


Either way: A new study led by Stanford University found that fast-charging might not be as damaging for Li-ion batteries as previously thought. On the other hand, the benefits of slow charging and sensitive draining might have been overestimated too, the researchers conclude.
greencarcongress.com, sciencedaily.com

H2 production accelerated: Chemists from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, say they found a new method for hydrogen production that is supposed to be 30 times faster than current proton exchange membrane electrolysers. Their key is a so-called recyclable redox mediator.
greencarcongress.com, gla.ac.uk

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Jul 8, 2014 - 08:32 am

University of Glasgow, Argonne National Laboratory, AnStrom.

3D printed electrolyzers: Researchers from the University of Glasgow have printed a PEM electrolyzer constructed from silver-coated 3D-printed components made of polypropylene. 3D printing allows for the construction of light-weight, low-cost electrolyzers as well as the production of flow batteries and fuel cells.

Intercontinental standards: The Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has started its ‘EV Interoperability Center’ this May. Together with the EU Commission’s ‘Joint Research Centre’ they are working at standards for testing and charging electric vehicles safely as well as “future-proof” smart grid integration.

Efficient electric drive production: The collaborative project ‘AnStrom’ is looking at lamination stack production for electric drives and how it can be optimised. The effort is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and aims to develop design guidelines for sheet geometries ready for production.
effizienzfabrik.de (in German), wbk.kit.edu (project’s website)

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Most clicked link on Monday was the news about the high-speed crash of a stolen Tesla Model S in West Hollywood.

Found on electrive.com
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