Solar Plane: Making clean tech sexy, adventurous
In noisy, energetic New York City, the pilots of a spindly plane that looks more toy than jet hope to grab attention in a surprising way: By being silent and consuming little energy.
Sparks fly as Di Grassi wins first electric race
A spectacular crash at the last corner that ended leader Nicolas Prost's race and sent ex-F1 driver Nick Heidfeld flying into the fencing gave Brazil's Lucas di Grassi victory in the first ever Formula E ...
Electric cars slow to gain traction in Germany
Germany plans to have one million electric vehicles on its roads by 2020, but so far that goal seems remote as the nation's motorists have shown little love for the quietly humming vehicles.
Monitoring your vitals with a webcam
You may have used a webcam on your computer to make a video call. Someday that same camera - or one like it - might help doctors monitor your health.
Chemists seek state-of-the-art lithium-sulfur batteries
When can we expect to drive the length of Germany in an electric car without having to top up the battery? Chemists at the NIM Cluster at LMU and at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have now ...
Nissan-Renault boss upbeat about green car future
Nissan-Renault chief executive Carlos Ghosn insists the future is still bright for electric cars despite pushing a global sales target back by four years, he told AFP in an interview on Friday.
8 states vow 3.3M zero-emission vehicles by 2025 (Update)
The governors of eight states including California and New York pledged Thursday to work together to create charging stations and other fueling infrastructure needed to get 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles ...
GM cuts price of Volt electric car by 13 percent (Update)
General Motors is knocking 13 percent off the sticker price of the Chevrolet Volt electric car as it tries to keep pace with rivals in the U.S. market for plug-in vehicles.
Filmmaking magic with polymers: Researchers make breakthroughs in manufacturing copolymer block thin film
(Phys.org) —Think about windows coated with transparent film that absorbs harmful ultraviolet sunrays and uses them to generate electricity. Consider a water filtration membrane that blocks viruses and ...
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 ...
Visio.M e-mobility project unveils remote control driving technology
Fully autonomous cars may still be the stuff of science fiction. Remote driving technology, however, may be much closer than we think. Scientists at the Technische Universität München believe that full-size ...
Electric cars back into the shadows at Geneva car show
After being the starring act for several years, the electric car backed into the shadows at this year's International Geneva Motor Show as carmakers grow weary of waiting for sales to take off.
Detroit Electric pegs SP:01 production output at 999
Israeli startup buys up bankrupt electric car firm
An Israeli energy startup has taken over the remains of Israel's trailblazing—and now bankrupt—electric car venture, the new owner said Thursday.