RobotsLAB offers tiny BMW Z4 for NAO robot to drive around (w/ Video)
Alcoa and Phinergy show electric car with aluminum-air battery
Cleaner than electric? Mazda talks up gasoline engine fuel economy ambitions for SkyActiv 2
Eavesdropping on lithium ions
(Phys.org) —Lithium ion batteries are at the energetic heart of almost all things tech, from cell phones to tablets to electric vehicles. That's because they are a proven technology, light, long-lasting ...
Unzipped nanotubes unlock potential for batteries
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Rice University have come up with a new way to boost the efficiency of the ubiquitous lithium ion (LI) battery by employing ribbons of graphene that start as carbon nanotubes.
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.
Better batteries from waste sulfur
A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars, reports a University of Arizona-led team. The new plastic has other potential uses, ...
Hybrid ribbons a gift for powerful batteries: Vanadium oxide - graphene material works well for lithium-ion storage
Hybrid ribbons of vanadium oxide (VO2) and graphene may accelerate the development of high-power lithium-ion batteries suitable for electric cars and other demanding applications.
UK's RobotCar demonstrated (w/ Video)
Study reveals new factor that could limit the life of hybrid and electric car batteries
(Phys.org)—A new study of the batteries commonly used in hybrid and electric-only cars has revealed an unexpected factor that could limit the performance of batteries currently on the road.
Toyota rolls into TED with zippy new way to get around
Steve Gundrum was grinning on Thursday when he climbed out of a Toyota some might call a cross between a zippy scooter and an eco-friendly electric car.
Goodyear introduces tire concepts at Geneva motor show
Silk could be new 'green' material for next-generation batteries
Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. But much to the frustration of consumers, none of these batteries last long without a recharge. Now ...
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 ...