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Ultracapacitor Bus

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Ultracapacitor Bus

Sinautec’s forty-one seat Ultracap Buses have been serving the Greater Shanghai area since 2006. The bus is powered entirely by electricity, which is stored in ultracapacitors and batteries onboard. When the bus stops at passenger stops, the overhead charger quickly recharges the ultracapacitor onboard to allow the bus to go to its next destination. The vehicle is noise free and generates no tailpipe pollution.

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Running on Air, the MDI AIRPod

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AIRPodWith small size, a tiny price, zero pollution, fun and futuristic design, AIRPod mark a turning point in the range of urban vehicles while renewing the idea of the automobile and transportation. You can drive with a joystick, it only costs one euro per 200 km. The AIRPod runs on compressed air.

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Electric Car Think City

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thinkcity_026The Th!nk City is a 100% electric car designed from the start to be fully electric. The car has a range of 113 miles and a top speed of 65 mph. Pre-launch activities of the Th!nk city have started since 2009 in selected European markets like Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and now recently Spain. Th!nk is investigating opportunities to establish a dedicated US manufacturing plant for assembly of the new TH!NK City.

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Electric Car Citroen EV’ie

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citroen-c1-electric-2 The Citroen C1 car is converted into a full electric car by Electric Car Corporation PLC. The electric car has been given the name Citroen EV’ie. It has a top-speed of 60 mph and a range of 69 miles.
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A vision on a sustainable electric society supported by Electric Vehicles and Solar Energy

Posted by Jan Heetebrij in Transport 2 Comments »

p8040075” A world in turmoil !” Energy dependence, geopolitical tensions, Peak Oil, climate and environment, CO2 emissions and fine particles, financial crisis, worldwide money flows, new technologies, etc. are tumbling over eachother. It is very difficult to focus on the right selection of solutions and policy directions. Vested parties with vested interests simultaneously try to vigorlously defend their position. The author of the attached article, managing partner of HeeCon Business Development reviewed in depth the energy aspects of a sustainable future. To his opinion the main solution is electrification of road transport and -traffic, combined with large scale as well as local solar- and wind energy generation. Proper use of the energy storage and grid support potential of the (PH)EV vehicle can further enhance the positive consequences of the suggested solutions”.

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Better place battery switch demonstration in Yokohama, Japan

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automatic-switching-betterplaceDemonstration of the worlds first automated battery switch technology for electric vehicles by Better Place. This simple range extension technology is part of an overall solution that includes an open network of charge spots deployed where cars park.

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A bold plan for mass adoption of electric cars

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bold-planForget about the hybrid auto — Shai Agassi says it’s electric cars or bust if we want to impact emissions. His company, Better Place, has a radical plan to take entire countries oil-free by 2020.

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Sustainable transportation

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better-placeSustainable transportation. Global energy independence. Freedom from oil. Using technology available today, Better Place is building the electric car operator network that will accomplish these goals and more. One nation at a time.
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Overhead Cable-Free Trams

Posted by Jan Rutz in Transport 19 Comments »

primove_9txyk_69Trams all over the world could soon be operating without the eyesore of overhead cables according to Bombardier, the world’s leading supplier of trams. Primove, Bombardier’s new tram system, uses induction technology for the transfer of electric power. This contact-less technology is five to six percent more efficient than other technologies in current use, says Bombardier. Amsterdam council has already shown serious interest

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Environmental Impacts of the Electric Car

Posted by Joost van den Bulk in Transport 1 Comment »

detroit-electric-eceElectric cars are powered by electricity which is provided by the onboard battery. The electric car does not directly depend on fossil fuels because electricity can be generated by a variety of sources. With the current Dutch energy mix, electric cars emit already less CO2 compared to a combustion car.

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