Monthly Archives: August 2005

Lithium-Ion batteries

By |2017-03-22T08:08:09-07:00August 6th, 2005|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Plugin-electric vehicles, Podcasts, Technology|

All hybrids currently produced employ an internal combustion engine, a generator and a Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery. NiMH is generally realized as an interim battery technology, soon to be eclipsed by the Lithium Ion battery. The question is, which company will be the first to charge ahead. Lithium Ion is already in your cell [...]

ITS World Congress

By |2017-03-22T08:08:09-07:00August 6th, 2005|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Podcasts, Technology, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , , |

The 12th Annual World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) was held in San Francisco, CA this week. The World Congress is the single largest conference for intelligent transportation systems throughout the world. The three main world organizations responsible for annually advancing ITS through one international World Congress are ITS JAPAN, ITS America and ERTICO [...]

Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition

By |2017-03-22T08:08:09-07:00August 6th, 2005|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, GM, Hybrids, Manufacturers, Podcasts, Technology|

Palo Alto, Calif. -General Motors Corp., the Robert Bosch Corp., and Stanford University are developing a cost-effective engine technology that makes gasoline engines much more efficient and diesel engines much cleaner, for both conventional and hybrid propulsion systems. Under a three-year, $2.5 million program announced today, GM, Bosch and Stanford researchers will work to accelerate [...]

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