Sony has just unveiled its new 1.2kWh-class energy storage module which has been manufactured using lithium-ion rechargeable batteries where their cathode material is made of olivine-type lithium iron phosphate. The reason behind choosing olivine-type lithium iron phosphate based rechargeable batteries is due to their high power output and long-life performance, while providing an excellent thermal stability. The multiple modules can be connected in either series or parallel formation for higher voltage and capacity. Read more
In the midst of the automobile industry crisis automakers are very hopeful on what future holds for next generation electric vehicles. The successful development of such vehicle solely rest on establishing both a technological and operational bases that would greatly redefine the current automobile concept as we know it.
For the past 100 years the function and structures of automobiles were simply restricted to engine and transmission and electric vehicles are a mean to bring the traditional concept of automobile design out of this framework. Furthermore, Electric vehicles will be one the means in solving environmental and energy issues that will greatly changes the status of automobiles. Read more