Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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  Ford is very vocal now telling its story about Electrification and its Electric Fleet. But talking about evolution in battery technology and Electric cars market in general we will point out to the at least two revolutionary developments:

"We have the breaking news from Germany and DBM Energy. Information is very scarce at best and only in German so far. Revelations from this hidden in the heart of Germany company are groundbreaking: KOLIBRI Lithium Metal Polymer Batteries (Lithium-Polymer-based technology) have passed extensive independent safety tests and demonstrated endurance of 5000 charging cycles. New independent test confirms 454.82 km driving range on one charge! But company claims that the battery in this case was smaller: KOLIBRI 62.928 kWh and that it translates in 714 km range in case of previously used 98.8 kWn battery in the DBM World Record Electric Car Drive in October 2010! To put things into perspective, in case when you drive 225 km every day you will need to recharge the car equipped with this battery every other day and this battery will last 27 years."


"We have another view on Electric Cars market growth potential - this time from World Bank analysis of China's Electric Vehicles industry. Before we have discussed research note from Deutcshe Bank on the more broad subject of Chinese Leadership Towards a Low Carbon Economy and now we have a more specific research on China's very ambitious plans for the new Strategic Industry - Electric Cars.
  China is in the headlines every day now and moving the global markets these days. State level planning allows to allocate resources and leapfrog Combustion Engine technology and even Hybrids  - directly into the Electric Cars."

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