Electrified transport

April 2011 Issues at stake for EVs

The price of oil continues to rise – it hit almost $120 in March 2011. As people become more conscious of the implications of climate change, so the motor industry looks to the EV (electric vehicle) as an alternative means of transport both for... More...

Smart Grid crucial for EVs

The Geneva International Motor Show was the opportunity, for the sixth year running, for the IEC, ITU and ISO under the auspices of the WSC (World Standards Cooperation), to bring together key players...

CANENA

CANENA, the Council for the Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards of the Nations of the Americas, held its annual meeting on 2-3 March 2011 in San Antonio, Texas, US (United States).

Lord Kelvin Award

Created and first granted in 1995, the pre-eminent Lord Kelvin Award is named after the IEC’s distinguished first President. It is the IEC’s highest tribute and though not necessarily always...

Global relevance

In this latest IEC Global Visions interview, Keith Nosbush, Chairman and President of Rockwell Automation, the world's largest industrial automation and information company, shares why his...

Centenary celebrations

Another IEC NC (National Committee) has reached a major milestone in its electrotechnical activities. On 17 March 2011, after a 100 years of activity, it was the turn of NEC, the Netherlands IEC NC,...

Keep the engine running

As EVs (electric vehicles) make their comeback — they were first seen in the 1900s and then briefly in the 1970s — much of the focus is on batteries, their main power source. Fuel-powered and...

Conformity Assessment Fuelling safety

Ex or explosive atmospheres are not restricted to oil refineries,...

Conformity Assessment United Nations endorses IEC

In January 2011 the United Nations, via UNECE (United Nations...

Conformity Assessment High-tech travel

The boom in air and road traffic in the past 40 years or so has...

Industry Spotlight EVs key to sustainable individual transportation

Worldwide concerns about diminishing oil supplies and rising oil...

Industry Spotlight Curbing driver distraction

Driver distraction is not new; it is as old as driving. Driving...

Industry Spotlight Electric vehicles: The first 50 years

As early as 1899, Nikolaus August Ott, inventor of the...

Technology Focus Peugeot VLV (Light City Car), 1942

Focus by Boston Consulting Group, shortened and published with...

Technology Focus How far will it go?

A major challenge for the electric vehicle (EV) is its technical...

Technology Focus Power and water

Alternatives to chemical batteries in transportation

IEC Family TC and SB nominations

Officers of IEC Consultative and Technical Committees

Technical Committees Plug them in, move them on!

IEC work on International Standards for EV charging

Technical Committees Go East, Young Man!

IEC TC 9 50th meeting in China highlights growing importance of Asia in TC work

Technical Committees Updating Smart Grid methodology

Experts from industry, utilities and regional standards organizations from 13 countries attended an IEC international workshop

In Store EV propulsion

Performance and reliability testing