GM may have electric car breakthrough (Update)
A small battery company backed by General Motors is working on breakthrough technology that could power an electric car 100 (160 kilometers) or even 200 miles (320 kilometers) on a single charge in the next two-to-four years, ...
Renault joins London wireless EV charging trial
Experts warn Germany will miss electric car target
Germany looks set to fail in its ambitious plan to put a million electric cars on the road by 2020.
Electric cars without drivers
E-Mobile will park independently in the future and will also be able to find the next charging station without a driver. Researchers are working on electric cars that can travel short distances autonomously. ...
Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power (Update)
Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.
Electromobility, efficient and safe: Visio.M consortium presents new electric car
An attractive electric vehicle at an affordable price that provides safety and comfort combined with a reasonable driving range: that was the goal of the Visio.M project. The participating researchers at ...
Increased interest in hybrids among non-hybrid owners
Current owners of hybrid vehicles are very satisfied with them and most will buy a hybrid again, say University of Michigan researchers.
Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations
Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.
My car drives, parks and charges itself for me
Imagine you are rushing to catch a train but must first park your electric car inside the station garage. You lose precious time searching for a space, ideally one where you can charge your vehicle, which ...
Scarcity of elements in products like smartphones needs addressing, say scientists
Many of today's technological innovations from the iPhone to electric motors for hybrid cars require the use of materials—elements—that are scarce or difficult to obtain. As demand for these devices grows, the problem ...
Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant
(AP)—American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.
China to scrap purchase tax on electric vehicles
China will exempt electric cars and other types of "new energy" vehicles from purchase tax, the government said, as it seeks to reduce pollution and conserve resources.
Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars
Innovative nano-material based supercapacitors are set to bring mass market appeal a good step closer to the lukewarm public interest in Germany. This movement is currently being motivated by the advancements ...
Beware the green car 'big switch'
Charging up an electric car can put as much strain on the energy grid as a small family home. So how can we embrace this new technology while keeping an eye on sustainability?