Tag: University of Vermont

Aug 4, 2015 - 08:25 am

Momentum Dynamics, Formula Student, Cambridge Electronics, University of Vermont.

Momentum Dynamics lives up to its name, saying it feels a push from established carmakers towards wireless charging. The technology of the Philadelphia start-up is already at 91% efficiency with prototype projects in multiple industries. Momentum Dynamics’ prototype home system has up to 10 kW, but the company aims at 25 kW in current trials.

Formula Student Electric winners: Dutch TU Delft has been named the overall winner of the design- and race competition in the electric car class. AMZ Racing Team from ETH Zurich came in second, followed by Uni Stuttgart’s GreenTeam. About 700 teams compete in the Formula Student each year.
nltimes.nl, formulastudent.de

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Better than silicon: MIT Spinoff Cambridge Electronics is developing gallium nitride transistors and power electronic circuits. The GaN devices are believed to potentially decrease energy consumption of data centres and electric vehicles by 10 – 20% by 2025.

Hybrids above sticker value: Researchers from the University of Vermont found that under real-life conditions, hybrid vehicles prove to be more fuel efficient than EPA ratings suggest. Fuel savings on highways are up to 18% higher, and in cities, real fuel consumption undercut that in the lab by 33%.

Feb 27, 2014 - 09:35 am

Magna, University of Vermont, BASF.

– Research + Technology –

Magna-Mila-BlueMila Blue by Magna: The automotive supplier will present a lightweight vehicle concept powered by natural gas at the Geneva Auto Show. The Mila Blue is said to weigh only 670 kilos. A 12 V motor allows for electric cruising at low speed of up to 30 km/h.

Packetised charging: Researchers from the University of Vermont have applied for a patent for their new charging concept based on smart meters. With their method charging times of electric vehicles would be broken down into chunks. Charging would be interrupted if local demand (e.g. in one neighbourhood) was high and continued as soon as demand decreases.

Battery sales to soar: Chemical company BASF aims to make 500 million euros (684m dollars) from selling battery materials by the end of the decade. This is five times more than today as turnover stands at about 100m euros. While EV sales are currently not as strong as predicted by many, BASF said it will stay “committed” to its long-term strategy.

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