Electric Vehicles News

Cornish Lithium uses innovation to extract vital battery metals

Cornish Lithium is using modern technology to evaluate the potential to responsibly extract vital battery metals in Cornwall, UK, from both geothermal waters and the rocks which underlie the county.

Battery ready cobalt for electric vehicles

Introducing Cobalt Blue Holdings (COB) and the Broken Hill Cobalt Project (BHCP), an integrated mine/refinery that will supply battery ready cobalt for over five million electric vehicles.

Ultra-capacitors and the future of sustainable mobility

Johan Söderbom, Thematic Leader for Smart Grids and Energy Storage at EIT InnoEnergy, explains why ultra-capacitors will be critical for the transition towards electrification...

Newcastle University acquires company to aid research strength in electric vehicles and transportation

Newcastle University has acquired Zero Carbon Futures, a North-East based company that offers project delivery, marketing, training and insight into low carbon vehicles and future city technologies

Energy storage solutions for electric vehicles

Guest author, Jona Blue, discusses the wider adoption of electric vehicles in the UK and which energy storage solutions have the highest potential.

New composite material to increase efficiency of electric vehicle motors

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA, have created a composite material that can increase the electrical current capacity of copper wires, potentially...

UK announces new plan to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced today on World Electric Vehicle Day (9 September 2020) the UK Government’s ambitious plan to accelerate the adoption...

West Midlands roads to be used to test new autonomous vehicles

Warwick University has announced that 300 kilometres of West Midland’s roads are to be used as part of a trial to test a new...

Major changes to electric vehicle chargepoint policy in the UK

The British Government has announced major changes to electric vehicle policy in the UK, including an additional £1bn of...

Supporting the decarbonisation of transport in Scotland

The Innovation Platform speaks to EVA Scotland about their ambition to be the voice of the electric vehicle movement and to promote the decarbonisation...

Debunking myths about electric vehicles

ChargePoint’s Policy Director UK & Ireland, Tanya Sinclair, speaks to The Innovation Platform about some of the most common myths about electric vehicles. Electric vehicles...

Hardware security: learn about the deployment of EMC-Compliant IC chip techniques

‘Secafy’ research team of Kobe University present wide frequency & dynamic range EM noise measurements for electric vehicles – could these contribute toward hardware...

Unleashing the next generation of metal-air batteries for electric vehicles

In a collaborative research paper, scientists have outlined how they developed a new catalyst that could boost the charge efficiency of metal-air batteries. Metal-air batteries...

Into the thriving market of electric buses

The global market for electric buses is predicted to reach 291,000 units by 2026, this increase is due to the surge in environmental consciousness. The...

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Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles produce zero carbon emissions, in contrast to cars which use an internal combustion engine fuelled by petrol or diesel.

As e-mobility grows in popularity, the issues surrounding EV transport – including charging infrastructure, battery safety, sustainable disposal of EV batteries and the need to source increasing amounts of lithium and other component materials ethically – become more pressing.