A variety of reports and articles relating to the future of vehicles and battery technologies are contained on this page.  Note that some resources may require subscriptions.

Global Fuel Economy Initiative.  The members of this organisation include the International Energy Agency, International Transport Forum, UN Environment Programme and the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). They conclude that vehicles with high levels of hybridisation are not expected to make a significant impact on reducing fuel use in the US prior to 2035.

International Transport Forum (OECD).  An analysis that analyses the effective abatement cost for reducing CO2 by comparing EV’s with Advanced ICE vehicles (rather than an average ICE vehicle). It concludes that the effective abatement cost is €670 per tonne of CO2 saved (using the low carbon intensity French electric grid for charging the EV’s).

The following organisations have issued recent estimates for the micro- and mild-hybrid markets:

Other articles and reports on electric and hybrid cars, and battery technologies and markets are listed below.


ArcActive and East Penn Manufacturing Sign Commercial Development Agreement

ArcActive and East Penn Manufacturing Co. from the United States have signed a commercial arrangement covering the further development of ArcActive’s carbon fibre electrode technology for lead batteries. 

Bob Flicker, East Penn's Chief Operating Officer stated “This innovation could change the way Dynamic Charge Acceptance (DCA) is thought of within lead battery technology. In turn, this could open up countless opportunities for lead batteries in partial state-of-charge applications, while delivering the most cost optimized and sustainable solution.” 

Please refer to the press release for further details.

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ArcActive at AABC USA 2017 and 17th Asian Battery Conferences

In 2017, ArcActive presented its latest performance data from full-scale automotive battery plates utilising ArcActive's AACarbon technology at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (San Francisco, USA) and the 17th Asian Battery Conference (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

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CleanEquity Monaco 2012 Winner

In June 2012, ArcActive won the CleanEquity award for Excellence in Environmental Technology Research

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ArcActive moves into new premises

To meet the demands of next phase of development, in December 2014 ArcActive moved into new, larger premises in Hornby, Christchurch. 

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