Even though substantial improvements in efficiency have been achieved in the internal combustion engine and by replacing hydraulic and pneumatic power and controls with electrical alternatives, Transport is the sector with the highest final energy consumption. Lightweight structures, electric vehicles and harvesting surplus energy to reduce the amount of fuel required to make a journey, saving money and the amount of carbon dioxide emitted.
The electric vehicle charging industry is beginning to see trends in EV driving behaviour and is developing complementary technology. To help fleet operators to understand the changing charging landscape the IET has produced a new Technical Briefing on electric vehicle infrastructure aimed to help fleet operations.
Envisaged as one of the biggest challenges and opportunities for the future of aerospace the inaugural “All Electric Aircraft Technology” IET Symposium held at Savoy Place in late January 2016 brought together experts from across academia and industry to discuss, debate and analyse the key enabling technologies that will be required to support and drive forward the commercial viability of More Electric Airplane (MEA) with the aim of ultimately achieving an All Electric Aircraft (AEA) for both military and commercial passenger/freight use.
The IET Transport Sector ran a technical seminar at the 17th Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE’15-ECCE Europe, in Geneva on the 8th September 2015.
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