Scientists use X-ray imaging to observe running batteries in action
Most electric cars, from the Tesla Model S to the Nissan Leaf, run on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries a pricey technology that accounts for more than half of the vehicle's total cost. One promising ...
Japan finds major rare earth deposits: researcher
Japan has found a large deposit of rare earth minerals in its Pacific seabed, enough to supply its hi-tech industries for more than 200 years, a scientist said Friday.
New lithium ion battery strategy offers more energy, longer life cycle
(Phys.org) -- Lithium ion batteries drive devices from electric cars to smartphones. And society is demanding more batteries with more capacity from each battery.
Scientists spark new interest in the century-old Edison battery
Stanford University scientists have breathed new life into the nickel-iron battery, a rechargeable technology developed by Thomas Edison more than a century ago.
Toyota to expand eco-friendly tie-up with BMW
Toyota Motor is expanding a tie-up with Germany's BMW on hybrid and fuel-cell vehicle technology as the global automakers push further into the "green" market, a report said on Monday.
Three to a space: the folding car
If you're of a certain age - or just watch a lot of Hulu or Nick at Nite - you probably remember the folding (and flying) car from "The Jetsons."
First Tesla electric sedans hit the road
(AP) Electric car maker Tesla's first mass-market sedans took to the road Friday, but it's not certain whether their debut will make or break the fledgling company.
Tesla's new sedan will make or break the company (Update)
It's a make or break moment for electric car maker Tesla Motors.
Germany might miss electric car target, official says
Germany will miss its target of one million electric cars on its roads by 2020 without more incentives, the country's coordinator on electric transport policy warned on Wednesday.
US battery maker claims electric car breakthrough
A US manufacturer said Tuesday it had developed a new automotive battery which can perform in extreme temperatures, offering the potential to cut the cost of making electric cars.
Honda Fit electric car gets 118 mpg, but costs add up
At 118 miles per gallon (50 kilometers per liter), the Honda Fit electric vehicle is the most fuel-efficient in the United States. But getting that mileage isn't cheap and it isn't always good for the ...
Tesla to launch electric sedan in US on June 22
Tesla Motors said Tuesday it would begin deliveries of "the world's first premium electric sedan" on June 22, slightly ahead of schedule.
EV battery swaps intended for long hauls
Ever driven through a car wash? Going through a Better Place battery-switching station is like that - minus the soap suds, of course.
Electric-powered van to make trans-Africa trip
An electric-powered van launched a trip Thursday to cross eastern and southern Africa, in an expedition designed to showcase the endurance of the vehicles and promote green energy use.