25 Nov '12, 1pm

GM and U Mich receive patent on plug-in series hybrid/extended range electric vehicle powertrain using multiple

GM and U Mich receive patent on plug-in series hybrid/extended range electric vehicle powertrain using multiple free piston linear alternator engines 25 November 2012 The GM/U Mich patent envisages using multiple free-piston engines (240A through 240D in the patent drawing). Click to enlarge. GM Global Technology Operations LLC and the Regents of the University of Michigan recently were awarded a US patent (Nº 8,261,860) for a plug-in series hybrid or range-extended electric vehicle powertrain using multiple free piston linear alternator (FPLA) engines. The powertrain system—the patent application for which was filed in 2009—includes an electrical energy storage system—such as a Li-ion battery pack—and an electric traction motor. The covered hybrid powertrain uses the multiple reciprocating free-piston linear alternator engines to generate electric power for the battery pa...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/11/fpla-20121125.html

Tweets

@nohemyvivas Point 29 Multiple use not permitted

transport.nsw.gov.au 25 Nov '12, 10pm

Acceptance of terms: By ordering or using an Opal Card you agree to be bound by these Opal Terms of Use. If you do not agr...

UBC takes the "plug" out of Electric Cars! #Abb...

green.autoblog.com 25 Nov '12, 5am

Oh, Canada. Our neighbors to the north say they've come up with a cheaper, more efficient wireless charging system for ele...

Ford reveals electric car and plug-in vehicle s...

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 05 Dec '12, 6am

Yesterday we told you how the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid had surpassed the Chevrolet Volt as the best-selling plug-in veh...

in top 20

in top 20

spectrum.ieee.org 03 Dec '12, 4pm

1. ADC Telecommunications Inc. was acquired by TE Connectivity (Tyco Electronics) in December 2010 and no longer exists as...

#Patent Power 2012 Our annual analysis of who’s...

spectrum.ieee.org 06 Dec '12, 4pm

Fresh names are making waves in this, our sixth Patent Power scorecard . After our analysis of thousands of patent portfol...

20% off everything extended for a little bit to...

ethicalsuperstore.com 03 Dec '12, 2pm

Offer ends 10am Tuesday 4th December 2012. Offer excludes drop ship items (items not available for immediate despatch), Gi...

Patent Power 2012: Our annual analysis of who’s...

spectrum.ieee.org 03 Dec '12, 4pm

Fresh names are making waves in this, our sixth Patent Power scorecard . After our analysis of thousands of patent portfol...

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid crowned safest EV of them all: Modern electric and hybrid cars are gaining a reputation...

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid crowned safest EV of t...

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 28 Nov '12, 11am

Modern electric and hybrid cars are gaining a reputation for their safety, with a number of models have scored a top five ...

.@billlonewolf @Shareaholic Andy Carr, of Dubya...

whokilledtheelectriccar.com 01 Dec '12, 3am

A murder mystery, a call to arms and an effective inducement to rage, Who Killed the Electric Car? is the latest and one o...

@rachelkaras @Zachary_Cohen @TheEagleOnline, 10...

vamoosebus.com 25 Nov '12, 11pm

On October 31, 2011, we introduced a one-time 50%-off deal through Groupon . The expiration date on the deal was April 30,...