Wireless power transfer technology for high capacity transit
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) have developed a wireless power transfer technology that can be applied to high capacity transportation ...
Cities can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent
Cities around the world can significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by implementing aggressive but practical policy changes, says a new study by University of Toronto Civil Engineering Professor Chris Kennedy ...
Panasonic develops 12V energy recovery system with Ni-MH battery for automobiles
Panasonic Corporation has developed a 12V Energy Recovery System for idle-stop vehicles that uses nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries for automobiles. This system allows the energy generated during braking ...
Predicting a low carbon future for Toronto
Cities are major players in the climate change game. More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas and over 70% of global GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions can be attributed to cities. A case study of Toronto ...
Mitsubishi recalls electric cars for brake problem
Mitsubishi is recalling 14,700 of its i-MiEV (EYE-meev) electric cars worldwide because a brake pump can fail.
Light yet safe contender for city streets: Carbon fiber lightweight design for electric car
Can an electric vehicle be extremely light and safe at the same time? Researchers working on the Visio.M project aim to show that the answer is yes. Scientists as well as engineers from Germany's leading ...
Mitsubishi recalls electric cars over brakes
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is recalling about 14,800 electric cars globally because of faulty brake parts that could cause weak braking.
Study paves way for larger, safer lithium ion batteries
(Phys.org)—Looking toward improved batteries for charging electric cars and storing energy from renewable but intermittent solar and wind, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed the ...
Motion control keeps electric car's four wheels—and four motors—on the road
It weighs half as much as a sports car, and turns on a dime—so its no surprise that the electric car being developed at Ohio State University needs an exceptional traction and motion control system to keep ...
What holds energy tech back? The infernal battery
As 21st century technology strains to become ever faster, cleaner and cheaper, an invention from more than 200 years ago keeps holding it back. It's why electric cars aren't clogging the roads and why Boeing's ...
Does everyone think someone else should drive a green car?
The green car market is only inching along in the United States, hampered by high comparative costs and limited ranges on pure electric vehicles, but automakers remain confident their time will come.
Japan to survey Pacific seabed for rare earths
Japan will launch a survey of its Pacific seabed, an official said, hoping to find rare earth deposits large enough to supply its high-tech industries and reduce its dependence on China.
Berlin commuters will use folding EV Hiriko
Ways to make driving easier, safer born at BMW idea factory
Those iPod and iPhone adapters that are now standard equipment in nearly every modern car were born out of a "what if" idea by BMW engineers in Silicon Valley in 2003.