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 wins 2020 Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Innovation Award

ArcActive’s transformational battery technology has been unanimously saluted by leaders in the world’s lead battery sector having been awarded the 2020 Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Innovation Award by the Battery Council International (BCI).

The BCI award celebrates innovation throughout all areas of battery manufacturing, recycling and distribution, including packaging, technology, equipment, safety, and chemistry.

Roger Miksad, executive vice president of BCI, said Arc Active was selected from 13 submissions for the award, which showcases innovation and advances that will continue to impact the lead battery industry.

Please refer to the BCI website for further details.

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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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CleanEquity Monaco 2012 Winner

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

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