Singapore launches electric-car sharing program using Bollore BlueCars

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Paris Car Sharing plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Singapore Autolib Bolloré BlueCar BlueIndySome of us take for granted the difficulty and cost of owning a car, but more alternatives exist today than did 10 years ago. While many view car ownership as a monthly lease or financing payment, owning a car for others requires finding a place to keep it and perhaps the need to keep moving it around. That's where car sharing comes in. Whether.

Singapore’s HES unveils plans for regional hydrogen-electric passenger aircraft: Element One

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Element One is powered by HES’s Aeropak—a combination of its extremely lightweight fuel cells with high energy density hydrogen energy storage, allowing flight duration extensions by several orders of magnitude compared to lithium batteries.

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Singapore levies carbon tax on used Tesla for electricity to recharge it

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A businessman and electric-car fan who imported a Tesla Model S into Singapore has had to pay an additional emission tax on the zero-emission luxury car. While the Tesla runs solely on batteries and has no tailpipe from which to emit anything, the island state levied the tax to reflect the annual carbon-dioxide emissions of the electricity used to. Carbon Footprint emissions tax Tesla Motors electric utilities plug-in cars Singapore

Volvo Buses and Singapore University NTU demo world’s first full size autonomous electric bus

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Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have demonstrated the world’s first 12-meter autonomous electric bus. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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NTU Singapore and BlueSG launch ultra-fast charging electric tram; 20-second recharge

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and BlueSG Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Blue Solutions owned by the Bolloré Group, have launched Singapore’s first flash-charging electric shuttle. Electric (Battery

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NTU Singapore team develops ultra-fast charging Li-ion battery with new TiO2 gel anode material

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Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) led by Professor Xiaodong Chen have developed a new TiO 2 gel material for Li-ion battery anodes. A battery equipped with the new anode material can be recharged up to 70% in only 2 minutes. The new battery will also be able to endure more than 10,000 charging cycles. Moving forward, Prof Chen’s research team will be applying for a Proof-of-Concept grant to build a large-scale battery prototype.

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NTU to trial Singapore’s first driverless vehicle

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In a partnership between Nanyang Technological University (NTU), JTC Corporation and Induct Technologies, and supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), an autonomous electric shuttle manufactured by Induct will run a 2 km (1.2-mile) between NTU and JTC CleanTech Park.

BMW Group and NTU Singapore launch US$965K electromobility research program; Electromobility in Asia and Smart Materials

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BMW Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) launched a new electromobility research program, involving the all-electric BMW i3 and plug-in hybrid sports car BMW i8. Driver Assistance Systems Electric (Battery) Materials Other Asia Plug-ins Urban mobility

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Nissan and FedEx Express expand collaborative testing of the e-NV200 battery-electric compact van to Singapore

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Nissan and FedEx Express have begun testing of the 100% electric e-NV200 commercial vehicle in Singapore. Upon completion in Singapore, the test program will be extended to other countries, such as Brazil and the United States. The two companies selected Singapore as the first field testing ground in this comprehensive program due to the country’s proactive stance in its environmental policies, including countermeasures against air pollution.

National University of Singapore and Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific launch micro electric vehicles study

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering and Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (TTAP) have begun a one-year joint study on micro electric vehicles (EVs) using the NUS Kent Ridge campus and the NUS University Town (UTown) as a test bed.

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Battery System and Electric Car Manufacturer CODA Closes Oversubscribed Series C Round; Establishing Office in Singapore

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CODA, a California-based designer and manufacturer of battery systems and electric cars, has closed a $58-million Series C investment round, increasing total invested capital to more than $125 million. Aeris CAPITAL, a private Swiss investment office, led the round, with participation from new investors EDB Investments (EDBI), an investment firm headquartered in Singapore; Countyline LLC, an investment entity owned by Tony Pritzker and J.B.

Singapore considers Model S EV a high carbon emission vehicle based on fuel consumption and upstream power generation

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Channel NewsAsia recently reported on the case of a Tesla Model S owner in Singapore who, rather than receiving the Carbon Emissions-based Vehicle Scheme (CEVS) rebate he expected of S$15,000 (US$10,841) was hit with a CEVS surcharge of S$15,000 for having high carbon emissions. Singapore revised CEVS bands. Singapore applies a grid emission factor of 0.5 Electric (Battery) Lifecycle analysis Power Generation

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Mitsubishi Motors signs cooperation agreement to promote EVs with the Singapore Government

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and its distributor in Singapore Cycle & Carriage Automotive PTE Limited (CCA) signed a Cooperation Agreement to collaborate on activities to popularize electric vehicles (EV) with the Singapore government. We are delighted to welcome Mitsubishi Motors on board as the first major EV supplier for Singapore's EV test bed program. We see opportunities in areas such as battery management systems, power electronics and electric drive systems.

A*STAR ICES establishes facility for catalysis and materials sciences research at National University of Singapore

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The Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has established a dedicated X-ray Absorption Facility for Catalysis Research (XAFCA) at National University of Singapore (NUS)-Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (SSLS). With the opening of the facility it will also allow the study of other materials with applications in fields such as electronic, energy storage, batteries and fuel cells.

National University of Singapore researchers devise membrane-based supercapacitors; possible new route to high-performance supercapacitive energy storage

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A team from the National University of Singapore's Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative (NUSNNI), led by principle investigator Dr. Xian Ning Xie, has developed a polystyrene membrane-based supercapacitor that they say will be easier to scale up than the current alternatives. Wh per US dollar for lithium ion batteries. Compared to rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors, the proprietary membrane allows for very simple device configuration and low fabrication cost.

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More on Singapore green car commitment

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Earlier this week we told you about Renault-Nissan and the Singapore Government’s plans to develop zero emission mobility. Under the terms of the initiative Renault-Nissan will be supplying vehicles and it is estimated that an electric car will cost roughly the same as a petrol car although owners will have to rent batteries. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan renault green car commitment Renault-Nissan Alliance Singapore

AVEVAI introduces IONA e-LCVs with more than 300 km range; supercapacitor-battery hybrid technology

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AVEVAI , a new B2B e-mobility and logistics solutions and technology provider based in Singapore, launched its range of IONA electric light commercial vehicles (e-LCVs) at the 5 th Guangzhou International Electric Vehicles Show in China (16-25 November 2018). Batteries China

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Bosch Establishing E-mobility Service Platform in Singapore; Open Platform Accommodates Third-party Integration

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The Bosch Group has successfully bid for a pilot project in Singapore that includes a software-based service platform for e-mobility, as well as the necessary charging and communication infrastructure that goes with it. The Singapore government has recognized this opportunity and is now working together with Bosch to make this pioneering technology a reality. Tags: Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

Singapores A*STAR funding 8 new projects for advanced automotive technology; wireless charging for EVs

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Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) announced the funding of eight new projects under its Capabilities for Automotive Research (A*CAR) consortium, bringing the total value to S$17.5 million (US$13.5 million) for the consortium’s 10 research projects jointly selected with industry partners to tackle current challenges in the automotive industry. Among the pre-competitive core research projects include: Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles (EVs).

UltraCharge raises A$2.5M to advance its battery technology

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Israel-based UltraCharge, a company developing a portfolio of advanced battery technologies from Israel and Singapore, has raised AUS$2.5 UltraCharge’s technology portfolio includes: Anode for Lithium Ion Batteries. The company has exclusive rights to patented anode technology from the Nanyang Technology in Singapore. This can support a battery that is safe, has a longer lifetime and is fast charging. Cathode for Lithium Ion Batteries. Ion Flow Battery.

Sony to sell battery business to Murata

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Sony Corporation, the company that in 1991 commercialized the world’s first lithium-ion battery, and Murata Manufacturing have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding that confirms their intent to negotiate the transfer of the Sony Group’s battery business to the Murata Group. Sony has operated its battery business since 1975. Batteries

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MIT and Moscow State collaborating on advanced batteries, metal-air batteries and reversible fuel/electrolysis cells

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Researchers at the Skoltech Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage (CEES), a partnership between the MIT Materials Processing Center and Lomonosov Moscow State University, are focusing on the development of higher capacity batteries. CEES has three main research thrusts: the development of advanced lithium-ion and multivalent ion batteries; the development of rechargeable metal-air batteries; and Development of reversible low and elevated temperature fuel cells.

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Arkema and Hydro-Québec set up a joint laboratory for lithium-ion batteries

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The laboratory will focus its work on the development of a new generation of materials for the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries, in particular new electrolytes (solvents, lithium salts, etc.) Currently, Arkema supplies its Kynar polyvinylidene fluoride resins (PVDF) for use in lithium-ion batteries. This resin ensures optimal adhesion during the manufacturing of electrodes and limits the quantity of Kynar required, while improving battery performance. Batteries

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A*STAR researchers suggest monolayer phosphorene promising anode material for high-performance Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at A*STAR in Singapore are proposing the use of monolayer phosphorene—a 2D material isolated from black phosphorus—as an anode material for high charging voltage, high rate capability Li-ion batteries. Further, in the ongoing quest to develop rechargeable batteries with high capacity and high rate capability, many researchers are investigating novel electrode architectures using 2D nanomaterials such as graphene. Batteries

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Fedex Express and Nissan expand cooperative testing of battery electric e-NV200 compact van; new panel version

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Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero-emission vehicle, the battery electric e-NV200 compact van. Going forward, the proving tests will be newly expanded to countries such as Singapore, the USA and Brazil. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins

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TÜV SÜD and ESPEC partnering for EV battery testing in Japan

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is partnering with ESPEC Cooperation to build a test center for large battery systems in Japan. The aim is to offer a complete range of testing for traction batteries for electric vehicles in Japan in 2015. The new Japan lab will become the seventh in TÜV SÜD’s international network of battery labs. For the first time destructive testing of battery systems is required. TÜV SÜD Japan Ltd.

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Yissum offering novel high-performance anode for sodium-ion batteries; antimony sulphide nanoparticle-coated graphene

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Sodium-ion batteries (Na-ion, NIBs) are seen as an alternative to lithium-ion batteries for large-scale applications due to their lower cost and abundant supply of sodium. Yissum , the Research and Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is offering a novel anode for sodium-ion batteries (Na-ion, NIB) which enables the production of a battery with high capacity, excellent rate capability and good cycle performance. Batteries

High-capacity GQD-coated VO2 nanoarray electrodes for high-performance Li- and Na-ion batteries

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Researchers from Nanyang Technical University (NTU) in Singapore have shown high-capacity, high-rate, and durable lithium- and sodium-ion battery (LIB and NIB) performance using single-crystalline long-range-ordered bilayered VO 2 nanoarray electrodes. Batteries

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A*STAR, IREQ silicate nanoboxes as high-performance cathodes for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers from Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR and Québec’s IREQ (Hydro-Québec’s research institute) have synthesized silicate-based nanoboxes that could more than double the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries as compared to conventional phosphate-based cathodes. This novel synthetic approach would allow us to move closer to attaining the ultrahigh theoretical capacity of silicate-based cathodes for battery applications.

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FedEx Express and Nissan to begin testing e-NV200 battery-electric van in DC

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and Nissan will begin testing the Nissan e-NV200 battery-electric compact cargo vehicle under real world conditions in Washington, D.C. FedEx Express and Nissan have conducted similar e-NV200 tests with fleets in Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Brazil. The battery-electric model offers the same versatility, functionality and roominess as its gasoline-powered sibling. The e-NV200 powertrain is based on that of the Nissan LEAF and the same advanced lithium-ion battery.

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Roland Berger “Automotive Disruption Radar” focused on MADE: mobility, autonomy, digitalization, electrification

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Customers in Singapore and China express the strongest interest in new mobility concepts. 84% of study participants in Singapore and 83% in China said that they knew at least one person who had not bothered to buy their own car.

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GM CTO says company accelerating electric vehicle development in China; R&D focus on batteries and lightweight materials

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The facility, which is part of the GM China Advanced Technical Center, is engaged in research on battery technology and lightweight materials. We will apply innovative technologies to cell design and fabrication, test and validate advanced cell materials provided by suppliers, and ultimately integrate battery cells into future battery systems for our vehicles. China Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

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V2O5/SnO2 nanowire electrodes for Li-ion batteries show high power density

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Researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have coated SnO 2 nanowires with vanadium pentoxide (V 2 O 5 ) using a simple gas-phase-based method. Vanadium pentoxide offers the advantages of being cheap, easy to synthesize, and having high energy densities and, thus, has attracted much interest for both battery and supercapacitor electrodes. Such performance shows very promising potential in the application of a high-rate lithium battery, they conclude.

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Hyundai, Kia invest additional US$250M in Grab; pilot EV projects

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To start, Grab, Hyundai and Kia will launch a series of EV pilot projects in Southeast Asia starting with Singapore in 2019. In August, Grab announced a partnership with Singapore’s energy utilities provider, SP Group, to use SP Group’s public EV charging network for its EVs. Electric (Battery) Mobility servicesHyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings Inc.,

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Chevrolet to produce Spark battery electric vehicle for US and global markets starting in 2013 with A123 Systems pack; EN-V gets a Chevrolet badge

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A123 Systems will supply the advanced nanophosphate lithium-ion battery packs that will power the Spark EV. It will also retain its battery electric propulsion, connectivity and autonomous driving capabilities. The EN-V is a zero-emissions vehicle powered by lithium-ion batteries.

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MIT proof-of-concept demo of ionic wind propulsion for aircraft

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The fuselage of the plane holds a stack of lithium-polymer batteries. In this way, the batteries supply electricity at 40,000 volts to positively charge the wires via a lightweight power converter. Bose Research Grant, and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART).

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Bus manufacturer NFI Group acquires Alexander Dennis Limited for US$405M

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With a history spanning more than a century, ADL has more than 31,000 vehicles in service in the UK, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada and the United States sold under the Alexander Dennis and Plaxton brands. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Market Background

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TUM CREATE introduces tropical megacity e-taxi prototype at Tokyo; super-fast charging with twin charge ports

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Singapore-based TUM CREATE unveiled an electric taxi prototype designed for tropical megacities, codenamed EVA, at the Tokyo Motor Show. Power is supplied by a 50 kWh battery pack, comprising 216 63 Ah lithium polymer cells. Batteries Electric (Battery

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Toho Tenax’s prepreg helps to cut 1.1MW Tajima Rimac electric racer’s weight

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A 57 kWh Rimac battery pack powers four Rimac permanent magnet synchronous motors, delivering combined maximum output of 1,100 kW (1,475 hp) and 1,500 N·m (1,106 lb-ft) of torque. Batteries Electric (Battery) Materials Motors Motorsport Weight reduction

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Schaeffler shows micro-mobility bio-hybrid concept; 4-wheel pedelec with roof

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The hybrid features a portable battery system, variable luggage compartment and automatic gearshift system. Cities such as London, Paris and Singapore are already investing hundreds of millions in the development of cycle tracks.

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Joby Aviation secures $100M in Series B for electric VTOL; Intel, EDBI, JetBlue and Toyota

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The financing was led by Intel Capital, and includes strategic investors Singapore-based EDBI, JetBlue Technology Ventures, and Toyota AI Ventures. In addition to focusing on product development and flight certification, the company plans to expand its team—including experts in structural engineering, electrical engineering, power electronics, battery electrochemistry, certification, flight controls, and software. Aviation Electric (Battery

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New “2-in-1” EV unit integrates traction motor and A/C compressor for increased range in hot climates

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Based on simulations and analysis, the team expects the system to reduce battery consumption by at least 3% compared to existing mechanisms while improving the regenerative energy capturing capacity of the system by 8%. The team is applying for a Proof-Of-Concept (POC) grant in Singapore.

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NUS-led research team develops cost-effective technique for mass production of high-quality graphene; 50x less solvent

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A research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed an economical and industrially viable strategy to produce graphene. Batteries Graphene

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