Alternative-fuel cars are no carbon cure-all
(Phys.org) —Making cars more fuel-efficient is great for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but rather than promoting sales of electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles, policymakers should turn their ...
New York auto showcase is venue for Mercedes-Benz EV
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.
iPhone maker Foxconn invests $40 million in US
Taiwan's Foxconn, the maker of iPhones, iPads and other electronics in China, said Thursday it would invest $40 million in the United States to ramp up manufacturing of high-end products.
Tesla station to bring electric cars to Wyoming
In the least populated county in the least populated state, old Ford and Chevy pickup trucks roam—and rule—the roads.
Smog-choked Paris forces half of cars off roads
French authorities will on Monday put in place emergency traffic-limiting measures in Paris, as the City of Light and much of northern France suffers from a choking smog.
Three injured at Tesla factory in California
Tesla Motors says three employees have been injured after an aluminum casting press failed at its factory in the San Francisco Bay Area.
World's first demonstration of power transfer from wheels to power an electric car
Electric vehicles (EV) have ten times higher energy performance than automobiles powered by gasoline-based engines. However, they are not yet popular with drivers due to the need to store large batteries onboard. Now, Takashi ...
Croatian aims for high-end niche with electric city car
A Croatian car buff has briefly set aside his day job of building demining and firefighting robots to satisfy his childhood dream of making a high-end electric auto he hopes will be a global hit with eco-conscious ...
Kick-starting Europe's electric vehicle industry
Electric vehicles (e-vehicles, or EVs) are set to play a key role in the future of urban mobility, reducing pollution, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels and saving drivers money. Although e-vehicles make up only a tiny ...
Electric-car driving range and emissions depend on where you live
Many car buyers weighing whether they should go all electric to help the planet have at least one new factor to consider before making the switch: geography. Based on a study of a commercially available electric ...
World's top electric car makers 'talk collaboration'
Electric car-makers Nissan and BMW are keen to collaborate with rival Tesla after the US company agreed to share its patents with competitors, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
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 ...
Two takes on lithium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries have transformed our lives. Without them, we wouldn't have laptop computers or cell phones—at least, not the long-lived, lightweight kindwe're used to—and in the near future they ...