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The sale of 800,000 plug-in vehicles during the next five years could create a whole mess of challenges for utilities, automakers and consumers, but IT companies have a shot at building new businesses to help ease the pain of that influx, according to a new report out today on GigaOM Pro.
Date: 04/26/2010
Type: Blog
IT firms are attempting to solve problems with smart grid congestion associated with a large-scale electric vehicle infrastructure, in part because of their experience in solving similar data overload with the early internet.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
With new research into ultra-light lithium-air batteries, IBM hopes to achieve 500 miles on a single charge. The key breakthrough was an atomic level computer model that helped stabilize the battery's chemistry to increase its lifespan.
Date: 01/17/2012
Type: News
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
Better technology and high battery costs have revived interest in hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles.
Date: 10/09/2012
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
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
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
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
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

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