Faradair team determined to make hybrid BEHA fly
An electric drive system for the world's largest truck
The world's biggest truck is powered by an electric drive system consisting of four electric motors from Siemens, each with an output of 1,200 kilowatts (approximately 1,800 hp), that keep the more than 800-ton ...
Drive system saves space and weight in electric cars
Siemens has developed a solution for integrating an electric car's motor and inverter in a single housing. Until now, the motor and the inverter, which converts the battery's direct current into alternating ...
Tesla shares rev up after mystery tweet
Tesla Motors shares raced higher Thursday after founder Elon Musk tantalized fans via Twitter with a hint the electric carmaker will unveil a new model next week.
Scientists invent award winning 2-in-1 motor for electric cars
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have invented a 2-in-1 electric motor which increases the range of electric vehicles.
Even without Tesla, electric car batteries can help California
California leaders are wringing their hands now that Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site for its planned $5 billion "gigafactory." Lost to California is a battery superfactory with 6,500 on-site jobs, ...
Court: Tesla Motors can sell directly to buyers
The highest court in Massachusetts has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at blocking Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to consumers.
New algorithm enables MIT cheetah robot to run and jump, untethered, across grass
Speed and agility are hallmarks of the cheetah: The big predator is the fastest land animal on Earth, able to accelerate to 60 mph in just a few seconds. As it ramps up to top speed, a cheetah pumps its legs ...
Tesla selects Nevada for battery plant (Update)
Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site for a massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out batteries for a new generation of less expensive electric cars, a person familiar with the company's plans said ...
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.
Image: Testing electric propulsion
On Aug. 19, National Aviation Day, a lot of people are reflecting on how far aviation has come in the last century. Could this be the future – a plane with many electric motors that can hover like a helicopter ...
Where's the real value in Tesla's patent pledge?
With the much-anticipated arrival next month of electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla's Model S to Australian shores, it's a good time to revisit Tesla's pledge to freely share patents. ...
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 ...
Tesla loss widens as it ramps up expansion plan
US electric automaker Tesla Motors reported Thursday a widening loss in the past quarter amid record revenues as it ramped up plans for a giant battery plant for future vehicles.