New Materials - More Energy from the Battery of the Future | Tomorrow Today
Hopes are riding on electric motors to power the cars of the future. Their Achilles heel is the batteries. They're too heavy, too short-lived and take too long to re-charge.Now researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are working on a new type of battery that doesn't employ either lead or lithium. They're using metal fluoride to store three times the charge of current in state-of-the-art batteries.
YASA Motor Works | Fully Charged
A quick visit to the YASA motor works to see the incredible developments in electric motor design and construction. LIKE Fully Charged on Facebook @ http://www.fb.me/FullyChargedShow Fully Charged Podcast on iTunes @ http://bit.ly/fullchargediTunes Fully Charged is an online show hosted by Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge, Carpool), which looks at why we need to change how we think about energy consumption now. From looking behind the myths of renewable energy, to seeking the truth about electric cars, Robert Llewellyn demonstrates what the future could have in store for us all.
Supercapacitors Instead Of Rechargeable Batteries
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Electric Car with In-Wheel Motor Volvo ReCharge concept
Learn about EV technology: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com Volvo Electric Car with In-Wheel Motors. Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank gets used to move your car down the road or run useful accessories, such as air conditioning. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and driveline inefficiencies and idling. Therefore, the potential to improve fuel efficiency with advanced technologies is enormous. With an Electric Car it costs just $2.00 per 100kms with MUCH more performance than with petrol at $20.00 per 100kms. In-Wheel Motor Volvo hybrid EV Frankfurt Auto Show Electric Car Vehicle