Moving energy: The fusion of automotive and energy

The automotive and energy sectors will have to move closer together to make best use of electric vehicles in the energy grid Electricity is at the focus of several of the most pressing debates facing the engineering sector at the moment: the technologies used to generate it and how best to deploy those to reduce carbon emissions and conserve reserves of fossil fuels as they begin to dwindle and the costs of extracting them rise ever higher; distribution, and how to direct its flow in the best way to reduce waste and ensure that supplies always meet demand; and its increasing use in transport. EV battery technology is still developing, with further generations of technology expected; the Energy Futures Lab has research projects on new battery chemistry, including one where […]