Toyota drops price on slow-selling plug-in Prius
Toyota is lowering the price of the Prius plug-in hybrid.
Diesel or electric? Study offers advice for owners of urban delivery truck fleets
(Phys.org) —For owners of delivery truck fleets who may be trying to decide between electric or diesel vehicles, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are offering some advice: comparisons ...
Ecotality says it filed for bankruptcy protection
Ecotality, which makes charging systems for electric vehicles, says it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Electric transport with wind in its sails
Researchers are aiming to remove the electric car market's biggest problem – the fear of not reaching the next charging station.
Mercedes offers luxury S-Class hybrid
Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz is offering a hybrid version of its flagship S-Class luxury sedan that can drive emissions-free—and still provide the kind of pampering and power the pricey brand's wealthy customers ...
Theoretical device could bring practical spintronics closer to reality
One of the major hurdles in the development of faster electronic devices is the amount of heat produced by silicon microchips. This heat is created by the transport of electrical charges through transistors. ...
Program introduces electric rental cars in Orlando (Update)
Visitors to Orlando often try new things while on vacation: thrilling roller coasters, luxury hotels, different cuisines.
New evidence to aid search for charge 'stripes' in superconductors
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified a series of clues that particular arrangements of electrical charges known as "stripes" may play a role in superconductivity-the ...
Gel-based audio speaker demonstrates capabilities of ionic conductors, long thought limited in application (w/ Video)
In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University, a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music—it's the "Morning" prelude from Peer Gynt, played on an ionic speaker.
Magnetic charge crystals imaged in artificial spin ice
A team of scientists has reported direct visualization of magnetic charge crystallization in an artificial spin ice material, a first in the study of a relatively new class of frustrated artificial magnetic ...
Biocompatible complexes for drug delivery applications get a structural boost from nanoscale silicon cages
Protein-based drugs show promising activity against many hard-to-treat targets. Getting these biomolecules past the body's numerous defenses, however, requires innovative technology such as drug-delivering ...
New insights into the polymer mystique for conducting charges
For most of us, a modern lifestyle without polymers is unthinkable… if only we knew what they were. The ordinary hardware-store terms we use for them include "plastics, polyethylene, epoxy resins, paints, adhesives, rubber"—without ...
Regulating electron 'spin' may be key to making organic solar cells competitive
Organic solar cells that convert light to electricity using carbon-based molecules have shown promise as a versatile energy source but have not been able to match the efficiency of their silicon-based counterparts.
Wireless Online Electric Vehicle, OLEV, runs inner city roads
The Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV), developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), is an electric vehicle that can be charged while stationary or driving, thus removing the ...