'Cheetah' robot rivals running animals in efficiency (w/ video)
A 70-pound "cheetah" robot designed by MIT researchers may soon outpace its animal counterparts in running efficiency: In treadmill tests, the researchers have found that the robot—about the size and weight ...
Study finds benefits of plug-in vehicles depend on battery size
Thinking about buying a new plug-in vehicle? You may want to check the size of its battery first.
California back in running for Tesla battery plant
California is back in the running for a massive battery plant that electric car maker Tesla Motors plans to start building this year, but CEO Elon Musk said the state remains in the "improbable" category ...
SolarCity to back up solar with Tesla batteries
The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power's big drawbacks: The sun doesn't always shine.
Third fire in Tesla Model S reported
A Tesla Model S electric car caught fire this week after hitting road debris on a Tennessee freeway, the third fire in a Model S in the past five weeks.
Tesla fire shows electrics face safety challenges
When debris on a Seattle-area freeway pierced the battery of a $70,000-plus Tesla Model S and touched off a raging fire, it raised new safety concerns for electric-vehicle owners.
Tesla says car fire began in battery after crash
A fire that destroyed a Tesla electric car near Seattle began in the vehicle's battery pack, officials said, creating challenges for firefighters who tried to put out the flames.
Tesla patent describes hybrid battery pack system for EVs
Crash-testing lithium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries are lightweight, fully rechargeable, and can pack a lot of energy into a small volume—making them attractive as power sources for hybrid and electric vehicles.
Understanding the life of lithium ion batteries in electric vehicles
Scientists today answered a question that worries millions of owners and potential owners of electric and hybrid vehicles using lithium-ion batteries: How long before the battery pack dies, leaving a sticker-shock ...
Volkswagen will debut XL1 hybrid at March auto show
Robofish grace glides with the greatest of ease
(Phys.org)—A high-tech robotic fish hatched at Michigan State University has a new look. A new skill. And a new name.
Record-setting electric airplane exceeds 200-mph (w/ Video)
Review: Tesla's Model S is fast and fun
I am now a member of a select club: I'm one of the very few who has driven Tesla's new all-electric Model S luxury sedan.