Features for June 2015

Features Archive

GCC Solar Energy: Turning plans into reality

Solar energy is seen as a key way to meet the growing energy demands of emerging countries, and the Gulf states are no exception. But despite grand plans, little has so far been achieved. In this article, the team at consultancy Arthur D. Little discuss how to renew the lost momentum.

New Lead-Acid Battery Weight Loss Plan Finds Place at CAFE New Lead-Acid Battery Weight Loss Plan Finds Place at CAFE

While graphite, lithium and vanadium are the sexy sisters in our nouveau battery world, lead acid is the steadfast, tried and true market leader, with the global lead acid battery market projected to reach $58.5 billion by 2020, according to Future Market Insights. When considering why hybrid electric vehicle (EV) automakers choose lead-acid batteries for the starting, lighting and ignition (SLI) functions, the reasons are clear. The EV vehicles will not start without them. Lead-acid batteries are more dependable, economic and environmentally sustainable than the competition.

What consumer concerns will affect the electric vehicle transition in Europe? Part II What consumer concerns will affect the electric vehicle transition in Europe? Part II

Changing consumer mindset is crucial for electrical technology to progress, acknowledges Ulla Pettersson, in this second article in her series on the transition to electric vehicles. However, more effort is required to engage consumers and incentivise the transition.

Power industry needs to think smarter on electric cars: Part I Power industry needs to think smarter on electric cars: Part I

In this first of a two-part series on the transition to electric vehicles, Ulla Pettersson argues that changing consumer mindset is crucial for electrical technology to progress, and that means more effort is required to engage consumers and incentivise the transition.