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Chrysler is adopting a technology which electronically controls the valves that bring air into an internal combustion engine. The company hopes the "smart" technology will increase fuel economy by 25%.
Date: 08/19/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.
Date: 11/18/2013
Type: News
$2.4 billion in stimulus funding will be awarded for advanced battery technology for hybrid and electric-drive vehicles through the stimulus act, the largest investment in the area ever made.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
As the world's second most populous country, India struggles to provide reliable electricity to everyone. For this reason, electric vehicle sales in India has greatly decreased.
Date: 01/04/2013
Type: Article
Hara's supply chain EEM software.
Energy management startup Hara has released software for a supply-chain module that can evaluate energy efficiency among a client’s suppliers – vendors, transportation services, warehouses, etc.
Date: 10/05/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Transportation
President Obama has proposed investing in a national high-speed rail infrastructure in ten population dense regions in the US.
Date: 07/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
Though large gains are possible, the commercial trucking industry has been hesitant to invest in energy efficient technologies.
Date: 08/07/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
In addition to being safer, intelligent cars and trucks could save money through lighter materials and drafting efficiencies from close-distance convoy driving.
Date: 10/24/2011
Type: News
Better technology and high battery costs have revived interest in hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles.
Date: 10/09/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Chemical engineers at Purdue University have found a promising new process, called hydrothermolysis, that could improve the efficiency of hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Date: 06/24/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation

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