Charging with ultrasound: uBeam has functional prototype
Electromobility as privacy hazard
Consumers who charge an electric vehicle on a regular basis may leave a data trail. With each charging process, the system saves when and where it took place and which customer paid for it – a privacy risk, says Tilman ...
Tesla delivers first China cars, plans expansion
Tesla Motors Inc. delivered its first eight electric sedans to customers in China on Tuesday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nationwide network of charging stations and service centers as ...
Silicon Valley sees shortage of EV charge stations
An increasing number of electric-vehicle driving employees at Silicon Valley companies are finding it hard to access car-charging stations at work, creating incidents of "charge rage" among drivers.
Electric transport with wind in its sails
Researchers are aiming to remove the electric car market's biggest problem – the fear of not reaching the next charging station.
Program introduces electric rental cars in Orlando (Update)
Visitors to Orlando often try new things while on vacation: thrilling roller coasters, luxury hotels, different cuisines.
Wireless Online Electric Vehicle, OLEV, runs inner city roads
The Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV), developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), is an electric vehicle that can be charged while stationary or driving, thus removing the ...
NASA's Firestation on way to the International Space Station
An experiment to study the effects of lightning flashes on Earth's atmosphere hitched a ride to the International Space Station on Aug. 3, 2013. The Firestation experiment launched aboard a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's ...
New bus system tops off batteries in just 15 seconds
Cheap leases offered to spur electric car sales (Update)
Auto companies are hoping lower lease prices can put a charge into sluggish electric car sales.
Tesla promises to add charging stations
Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. promises to boost the number of fast-charging stations in the U.S. and Canada to make cross-country travel by electric car possible in the next year.
Lab startup brings fuel cells to the developing world
(Phys.org) —In some parts of the developing world, people may live in homes without electricity or toilets or running water but yet they own cell phones. To charge those phones, they may have to walk for ...
A longer life for lithium-sulfur batteries
Electric cars have still got it tough in the German marketplace. They are too expensive and their range is too short. This is an opportune time for a breakthrough in efficient and low-cost lithium-sulfur ...
'Snow White' coating protects SpaceX Dragon's trunk against rigors of space
(Phys.org) —He described it as "snow white." But NASA astronaut Don Pettit was not referring to the popular children's fairy tale.