Tag: renewable energy electric vehicles

AI and machine intelligence may enable super-fast EV charging.
Innovation, News

AI and machine intelligence may enable super-fast EV charging.

According to a news release, Idaho National Laboratory researchers are employing machine learning and other advanced techniques to minimize electric vehicle charging times without hurting the battery. Despite electric vehicles' growing popularity, many buyers are hesitant to make the switch. One of the key reasons is that charging an electric automobile takes significantly longer than charging a vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine. This hesitation is a symptom of range anxiety, and the remedy is to purchase a long-range electric vehicle, which can be costly. Because speeding up the charging process can damage the battery and shorten its lifespan, scientists are working on super-fast charging technologies that are specifically designed to charge each type of electric vehi...
The robot used by Ford to charge electric vehicles is beautiful and important.
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The robot used by Ford to charge electric vehicles is beautiful and important.

According to a press release, Ford has created and begun testing a revolutionary robot charging station in an effort to aid drivers who are disabled or have limited mobility. Ford is no stranger to charging as the automaker focuses on electric cars, and its most recent electric vehicle, the Ford F-150 Lightning, has a three-day battery life. Ford researchers are currently putting the robot charging station through real-world testing after doing early lab testing. station for robotic charging The innovative robot charging station is controlled by Ford's FordPass smartphone app, making it simple for drivers with disabilities to refuel their cars. When the robot charger is turned on, the station cover swings open, and with the aid of a tiny camera, the charging arm stretches in t...
Students design electric vehicle that traps carbon as it drives
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Students design electric vehicle that traps carbon as it drives

In recent developments about electric vehicles (EVs), a student group from the Eindhoven University of Technology has been successful in the developing a prototype electric passenger car that is capable of removing and storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it travels along the road. This vehicle would considerably improve the lifetime carbon footprint of making and operating electric vehicles (EVs) throughout their lifetimes because it would be designed to capture more CO2 than is emitted during the whole lifecycle of the vehicle. This is the sixth project that the locomotive students have worked on, and it was motivated by the Noah concept car from 2018 and the Luca from 2020. The mission of the group, which they dubbed The Zem (EM-07), was to build an electric vehicle with a c...