end-of-life vehicle monitoring News

  • Plugging into an electric vehicle revolution

    Over the next three months, staff from Victorian energy distributor SP AusNet will use the PHEVs for their daily drive to work and for leisure as part of CSIRO and SP AusNet trial. CSIRO engineers have modified the PHEVs to carry a 30Ah NiMH battery which is capable of holding a 6kw charge, and a battery charger, to allow the cars to plug into and charge with electricity from the grid or from ...

  • Germany boosts electric vehicle development

    Germany, the birthplace of Volkswagen, Porsche, and BMW, plans to become a global leader for developing low-carbon vehicles.  The country will increase electric vehicle production from less than 2,000 units currently to 1 million units by 2020 and 5 million units by 2030, aided by some 500 million euros (US$705 million) in research funding through 2012, the government announced last month. ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • India issues rules on vehicles to curb pollution in capital

    India's top court issued several orders Wednesday to fight record pollution in New Delhi, including a temporary ban on the sale of large diesel vehicles and a stiff hike on the toll for trucks entering the capital. The Supreme Court also banned trucks from entering the city if they're over 10 years old or are just transiting through. In ...


    By Associated Press

  • Californians dying prematurely from particles in vehicle exhaust

    Every year, up to 24,000 Californians die prematurely because they breathe fine particle pollution over a long period of time, according to research presented this week to the California Air Resources Board. A majority of these deaths occur in highly populated areas around the state, including the South Coast, the San Joaquin Valley and the San Francisco Bay air basins.  All combustion ...

  • Eaton to showcase cross-platform hydraulic solutions for refuse vehicles at WasteExpo 2013

    At this year’s WasteExpo in New Orleans, diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton will demonstrate how its hydraulic solutions provide fleet owners and operators with peace of mind by providing fuel savings, enhancing productivity and significantly reducing operating costs. The event, which runs from May 20-23, 2013 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, gives Eaton an ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Mitsubishi Electric to Release Power Module Test Samples for Electric Vehicles

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today it has developed a new intelligent power module (IPM) and transfer molded power module (T-PM) ...

  • Romax present new electric vehicle design and system integration approach

    Romax will be presenting their innovative design approach for electric vehicle drivelines which aims to capture key electro-mechanical design interactions at the CTI Transmission Symposium USA in May. By adopting this approach, Romax enable vehicle designers and manufacturers to make crucial decisions and be able to identify and address possible design issues early on in the design ...


    By Romax Technology Limited

  • New Zealand harnesses biomethane for waste collection vehicle demonstration

    “So far most New Zealand biogas schemes have focused on the provision of electricity and heat, but biogas as transport fuel does offer the highest value proposition.” – Stephan Heubeck, NIWA Research Engineer. Residents of Auckland’s Rodney District are about to see a waste collection truck from Transpacific Industries (TPI) collect their waste using waste-generated ...


  • The Market for Electric Vehicle Telematics Will Reach $1.4 Billion by 2017, Forecasts Pike Research

    For early plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), one of the key features for customers is not a component of the drivetrain, but rather, the telematics package.Giving the driver the ability to check on the battery and the rate of charge, telematics serve as a lifeline of sorts to help alleviate concerns over the limited range of electric vehicles (range anxiety).In ...


  • 80 Percent of Electric Vehicles Will Include Advanced Telematics Systems by 2017, According to Pike Research

    Automobile manufacturers began to introduce mass marketed plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in 2010.Most of these vehicles include at least basic telematics systems that not only enable the driver to check on charging station locations and the state of the battery charge, but in the future will also provide details on energy costs and charging station ...


  • Majority of Consumers Ready to Consider Buying Plug-in Electric Vehicles, But Challenge Utilities with their Car Charging Demands, Accenture Study Finds

    The majority of consumers would consider buying a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) for their next car purchase, according to a global study by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). But an accompanying report concludes that consumer preferences for charging PEVs could increase the cost and complexity of managing the electricity grid and charging infrastructure. ‘Plug-in electric ...


    By Accenture

  • Cenex welcomes Department for Transport announcement of winning van suppliers in Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement Programme

    Ashwoods, Allied Vehicles, Modec and Smith Electric Vehicles to supply innovative hybrid and all-electric vans to public sector partners with green fleetsLord Andrew Adonis, Secretary of State for Transport, today announced that four automotive manufacturers have been approved as suppliers of low and zero carbon vehicle technology for the first phase of the Department for Transport’s Low Carbon ...


  • End of Year advice from Red Forge Ltd

    Overloading Every vehicle on the road, from cars to Articulated Trucks has what is known as a plated weight. It is illegal to exceed this plated weight. The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the Police both have powers to stop, weigh, and restrict any vehicle on a UK road.  This means that an operator who is running their vehicle over laden illegally could find ...


    By Red Forge

  • Mobile monitoring station assesses diesel emissions

    Researchers in Greece are using a Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyzer, deployed in a mobile van (MOBILAB), to undertake exhaust gas analysis for comparison with ambient air quality data. “This enables us to undertake temporal and spatial air quality measurements from within traffic, measuring emissions during different traffic conditions,” says Apostolos Tsakis, from the Aerosol ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Mobile monitoring station assesses diesel emissions

    Researchers in Greece are using a Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyzer, deployed in a mobile van (MOBILAB), to undertake exhaust gas analysis for comparison with ambient air quality data. “This enables us to undertake temporal and spatial air quality measurements from within traffic, measuring emissions during different traffic conditions,” says Apostolos Tsakis, from the Aerosol ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Concern as Government car scrappage scheme ends UPDATE

    The British Metals Recycling Association expressed its apprehension as the Government’s car scrappage scheme officially ended today (31 March). BMRA director general Ian Hetherington said: “Our concern is that the UK automotive sector may still be weak. The end of the scheme may well result in a sudden drop in new vehicle sales. This could have an obvious knock-on effect for our industry by ...

  • FirstCarbon Selected by Mahindra Satyam for Sustainability Monitoring

    FirstCarbon Solutions, a pioneer and industry leader in environmental sustainability solutions for business, today announced a services agreement with Mahindra Satyam, a leading technology outsourcing firm that provides services to Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Through this partnership, ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • Industry Flocks to Water/Wastewater Monitoring Event

    WWEM 2006 took place in early November and was almost unrecognisable in comparison to the inaugural 2005 event. WWEM was initially created to provide a vehicle for discussing and dispersing information on the Environment Agency’s monitoring certification scheme, MCERTS. However, on the evidence of WWEM 2006, it has become a red letter diary entry for anyone involved with testing or monitoring ...


  • Odyssey Automotive sends two special radiation monitoring vans to South Korea

    Apantec LLC in Pennsylvania was looking for a company to customize two vans for a contract with the South Korea Government for two W.A.R.N. (Wide Area Radiation Network) laboratories for their nuclear power plants. Testing and monitoring radiation and air conditions are extremely important at these facilities so the challenge was brought to Odyssey to supply two American made vans meeting the ...


  • ITV uses Air Monitors to highlight air quality crisis

    Following the Supreme Court’s recent judgement on the UK’s air quality, the new Government has been ordered to take urgent action to reduce urban pollution that is causing thousands of premature deaths in Britain. ITV’s ‘Tonight’ programme on 19th May 2015, entitled ‘The Air That We Breathe’ highlighted the problem with portable aethalometers from Air ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

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