MIT: hybrid cathodes could boost energy capacity of lithium-sulfur batteries

Researchers at MIT and in China are proposing a new class of dense intercalation-conversion hybrid cathodes by combining intercalation-type Mo6S8 with conversion-type sulfur (HMSC) to realize a Li–S full cell. In a paper in Nature Energy, the researchers report that the mechanically hard Mo6S8 with fast Li-ion transport ability, high electronic conductivity, active capacity contribution…

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MIT, Stanford and Toyota Research Institute use AI to predict accurately the useful life of batteries

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) have discovered that combining comprehensive experimental data and artificial intelligence provide the key for accurately predicting the useful life of lithium-ion batteries before their capacities started to wane. After the researchers trained their machine learning model with a few…

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New York City contracts with New Flyer for 15 low-floor 60′ Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric transit buses

New York City Transit (NYCT), part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”), has awarded New Flyer with a contract for 15 low floor sixty-foot Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric, heavy-duty transit buses (or a total of 30 equivalent units or “EUs”). The order supports NYCT’s efforts to develop a cleaner, greener public transportation footprint, which focuses on…

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2020 Ford Explorer Vs 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

As the best selling SUV in history, the Ford Explorer gained an almost religiously devoted customer base that has kept the legend of the Explorer alive for three decades. However, another SUV, not necessarily placed to fight a direct fight against the Explorer, has a following that’s almost as strong – the Jeep Grand Cherokee….

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Patterns of knowledge development and diffusion in the global autonomous vehicle technological innovation system: a patent-based analysis

Patterns of knowledge development and diffusion in the global autonomous vehicle technological innovation system: a patent-based analysisDonghui Meng; Xianjun Li; Yongfeng Cai; Jiaxin ShiInternational Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Vol. 19, No. 1/2 (2019) pp. 144 – 177This study focuses on assessing the knowledge development and diffusion functions of the global autonomous vehicle (AV)…

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Closed-open innovation strategy for autonomous vehicle development

Closed-open innovation strategy for autonomous vehicle developmentMarlous Blankesteijn; Frank De Jong; Bart BossinkInternational Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Vol. 19, No. 1/2 (2019) pp. 74 – 103The automobile industry is faced with societal and market pressures to develop radically innovative cars for the future. The development of the autonomous vehicle (AV) is a strategic…

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Range extenders: an innovative approach to range anxiety in electric vehicles

Range extenders: an innovative approach to range anxiety in electric vehiclesIan Clarke; Athena PiterouInternational Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Vol. 19, No. 1/2 (2019) pp. 104 – 124Electric vehicles have been a source of major innovation but the problem of vehicle range persists. Range extenders, auxiliary power units that can be attached to vehicles…

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From electric cars to energy-efficient houses – the automotive retail sector at the crossroads

From electric cars to energy-efficient houses - the automotive retail sector at the crossroadsHeike Proff; Gregor Szybisty; Thomas M. FojcikInternational Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Vol. 19, No. 1/2 (2019) pp. 55 – 73The already low profitability in the automotive retail will drop still further with the increasing market share of electric mobility. New…

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