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.
Review: I'm not charged by Ford's Focus Electric
I love the idea of electric cars. But I wasn't enamored with the Ford Focus Electric.
Developing next generation of batteries for improved mobile devices, electric cars
Sometimes even batteries can use a boost of energy, according to the focus of a Kansas State University graduate student's research.
Fisker looking to form alliances to share costs
(AP)—Electric car maker Fisker Automotive is talking with other car companies about sharing parts and technology.
Toyota's go-slow message on electric cars
No automaker looking at the electric car market right now is going to read "full speed ahead" from what's happened so far. The Chevy Volt is outselling half the car models on the market, but many others, ...
Thermogenerator from the printer
Wireless sensor networks monitor machinery and equipment in factories, cars and power stations. They increasingly "harvest" the energy they need to transmit measurement data from the environment, thus making ...
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 ...
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 ...
Tortuous paths hamper ion transport
(Phys.org) —ETH-Zurich researchers use x-ray tomography to screen lithium ion battery electrodes and can reconstruct the microstructure in high resolution. This helps to understand the discharging and charging ...
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 ...
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 ...
France's Renault teams up with electric car pioneer
French automaker Renault and the Bollore family group that runs a successful pay-as-you go electric car network in Paris, are teaming up to develop technology.
Ford, University of Michigan open new battery lab (Update)
Ford Motor Co. and the University of Michigan are opening a new battery research and manufacturing lab that they hope will speed the development of batteries for electric and hybrid cars.
Smart grid for electric vehicle fleet
Being able to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management. Researchers are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany's largest charging ...