Going all electric soon?

April 2016 The electrification of urban transport is underway

Growing concern about the adverse impact of noxious emissions from internal combustion engines is driving the electrification of public means of urban transportation on roads and, increasingly, on water too.  More...

WPT: a key route for EV uptake

If electric vehicles are to reach their full potential, consumer concerns over range and reliability in operation and charging must be addressed decisively. Wireless power transfer (WPT) through...

Are energy-independent vehicles the future of transport?

The wider introduction of electric vehicles is seen as a major move in cutting emissions of harmful substances and dependence on fossil fuels. Going a step further, some transport sector analysts...

Cleaner, greener shipping

Electric propulsion has been used on waterways since the 1880s, where it is primarily installed in small boats transporting a limited number of passengers on rivers or lakes. Outperformed on water and...

Fun with chemistry

Battery technology has always evolved to meet consumer demand and today a host of new markets are opening up for energy storage applications. Electric vehicles and increasing renewable energy capacity...

Going the last mile with robots

From robots delivering small packages in cities, to driverless trucks transporting bulk loads over long distances, advances in robotic delivery in the next decade will lead to significant changes in...

The greening of urban transport

Increasing traffic congestion and escalating air pollution are leading to schemes for cutting the number of individual passenger cars in cities and encouraging the wider use of public transport around...

Industry Spotlight What does the future of urban transport look like?

Global authorities and industry agree that policy, regulations...

Technical Committees TC work underpins mobile and stationary energy storage

In recent years consumers have benefited from the introduction of...

Conformity Assessment Curbing electricity consumption

Electric motors have many uses, in heavy industry, hospital...

IEC World The “Internet” of Energy

On 30 and 31 March 2016, the first International Conference on...

IEC World A systems test bed

On the way to the COP21 climate talks in Paris, Jeju Governor Won...

IEC Family CAV driving into the future

One of the most innovative transportation developments today is...

IEC Family Recent nominations

Several IEC Technical Committees (TCs) have new Chairs, approved...

In Store Charging EVs at home safely and reliably

As sales of personal electric vehicles (EVs), and in particular...

In Store Covering all bases

Safety of electrical and non-electrical equipment in Ex araes