Scientists invent award winning 2-in-1 motor for electric cars
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have invented a 2-in-1 electric motor which increases the range of electric vehicles.
ZSW engineers build lithium-ion battery able to last for 27 years
Drive system saves space and weight in electric cars
Siemens has developed a solution for integrating an electric car's motor and inverter in a single housing. Until now, the motor and the inverter, which converts the battery's direct current into alternating ...
New material holds big energy hope
(Phys.org) —A new material that can store large amounts of energy with very little energy loss has been developed by researchers at the Australian National University.
Alcoa and Phinergy show electric car with aluminum-air battery
The nuclear reactor in your basement
How would you like to replace your water heater with a nuclear reactor? That's what Joseph Zawodny, a senior scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center, hopes to help bring about. It would tap the enormous ...
Tesla to demo quick-swap electric car batteries
Tesla Motors said Thursday it would demonstrate a way to quickly recharge electric cars by swapping drained batteries for fresh power cells.
Tesla S electric car tops registrations in Norway
An electric car model has topped the list of new car registrations in Norway for the first time, a car industry group said Thursday.
Battery design gets boost from aligned carbon nanotubes
Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a new flexible nano-scaffold for rechargeable lithium ion batteries that could help make cell phone and electric car batteries last longer.
Tesla handing over the keys to its technology (Update)
Electric car maker Tesla Motors is handing over the keys to it technology in an unusual effort to encourage other automakers to expand beyond gasoline-burning vehicles.
Tesla patent describes hybrid battery pack system for EVs
Graphene-boron mix shows promise for lithium-ion batteries
Frustration led to revelation when Rice University scientists determined how graphene might be made useful for high-capacity batteries.
Student team unveils world's first solar-powered family car
The Solar Team Eindhoven (STE) of TU/e in the Netherlands presented the world's first solar-powered family car today. 'Stella' is the first 'energy-positive car' with room for four people, a trunk, intuitive ...
First electric car race to zoom off on Saturday
Formula E will be a laboratory for new technology, according to motor sport great Alain Prost, while Bruno Senna said drivers will face a "lottery" when electric car racing kicks off in Beijing Saturday.