BETTING ON ELECTRIC

by Mark Preston I have re-posted my Blog article from Huffington Post here to add a few more comments after speaking at a few more events recently.  I was very interested in how many students at Oxford and Cambridge were interested in our vision for the future, what did we think would happen next, how will it … More BETTING ON ELECTRIC

OXFORD CONSORTIUM WINS TSB INTEGRATED TRANSPORTATION CALL

Technology Strategy Board: Integrated Transport – In Field Solutions Project: Oxford Transport Laboratory Benefiting people and business The benefits of creating smarter, connected cities are clear – increased economic growth and better visitor experience whilst reducing environmental impact. Funded by the Technology Strategy Board, Oxford is embarking on an ambitious project to improve the experience … More OXFORD CONSORTIUM WINS TSB INTEGRATED TRANSPORTATION CALL

“DESIGNING A NEW BEV: ALL I CAN PREDICT IS THAT I WILL BE WRONG!”

I was talking to a Programme Manager for a future battery electric vehicle (BEV) and the only thing she knew for certain was whatever she designed would be wrong!  It’s difficult predicting the future and it seems that predicting the right way to go in the electrification of vehicles is an art not a science. “If … More “DESIGNING A NEW BEV: ALL I CAN PREDICT IS THAT I WILL BE WRONG!”

FORMTECH E1 – LIGHTWEIGHT CONCEPTS FOR FUTURE EV’S – FUTURE CAR BODY 2012 BAD NEUHEIM

I presented Formtech’s lightweight concept at the recent Future Car Body last week in Bad Neuheim in Germany.  An interesting event looking at lightweight concepts of the future. Formtech E1 – Lightweight Concepts for Future EV’s at the Automotive Circle Future Car Body event in Bad Neuheim Germany n 2012 The presentation looked at concepts … More FORMTECH E1 – LIGHTWEIGHT CONCEPTS FOR FUTURE EV’S – FUTURE CAR BODY 2012 BAD NEUHEIM

FORMTECH LAUNCHES THE E1 RESEARCH CONCEPT EV

Formtech created a vision of EV when they launched the E1 atFrankfurt’s IAA Motorshow in September.  The research study provides the base for a number of concepts in lightweighting technology using composites, high-end materials and machining. Formtech’s EV started out as a concept for the companies CEO Franz Hilmer, “I wanted to develop a car … More FORMTECH LAUNCHES THE E1 RESEARCH CONCEPT EV