Portable chargers, boosters to ease green car woes
Chevrolet Europe's president Susan Doherty drives to work every day in an electric car, and thanks to a recharging station at work, she never worries about running out of power.
Hybrid technology moves from road to water
Hybrid engines aren't just for cars anymore. Hybrid engine systems are slowly catching on with environmentally conscious sailors, replacing less-fuel efficient diesel motors on sailboats.
Iowa State engineer wants to 'sculpt' more powerful electric motors and generators
Dionysios Aliprantis took up an imaginary hammer and chisel and pounded away at the air.
Nissan Leaf electric wins Japan car of the year
Japanese motor giant Nissan won Car of the Year Japan at the Tokyo Motor Show on Saturday for its Leaf electric model, its makers said, the first time an electric vehicle has picked up the award.
Toyota, BMW strike green-car technology pact
Automakers Toyota and BMW on Thursday struck a partnership to share eco-friendly technologies, including in the joint development of lithium-ion batteries for next-generation electric cars, the companies said.
Foldable robot scooter wows at Tokyo Motor Show
A foldable robot scooter controlled by a smart phone wowed visitors to the Tokyo Motor Show on Thursday as its makers unveiled what they hope will be the future of urban driving.
Toyota taking orders in Japan for Prius plug-in
Toyota will begin taking orders Tuesday for the plug-in version of its hit Prius hybrid, announcing efficient mileage and a relatively affordable starting price of 3.2 million yen ($41,000), which comes down with green vehicle ...
Toyota unveils high-tech concept car ahead of show
Toyota's president unveiled a futuristic concept car resembling a giant smartphone to demonstrate how Japan's top automaker is trying to take the lead in technology at the upcoming Tokyo auto show.
Honda shows smarter robot, helps in nuclear crisis (Update, w/ video)
Honda's human-shaped robot can now run faster, balance itself on uneven surfaces, hop on one foot and pour a drink. Some of its technology may even be used to help out with clean-up operations at the stricken ...
Smithsonian shows 100 years of electric car's past
(AP) -- The history of electric cars is going on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History with two "electrifying cars" from the early 20th century.
Eurocopter demonstrates new emergency backup electric motor for helicopters
Seven auto manufacturers collaborate on harmonized electric vehicle fast charging solution
Recognizing the importance of a single international approach for DC fast charging, Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen have agreed on the combined charging system as an international standardized ...
World's smallest electric motor made from a single molecule
Chemists at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences have developed the world's first single molecule electric motor, a development that may potentially create a new class of devices that could be used ...
GM, LG partner on electric vehicles
General Motors and LG Group will jointly design and engineer electric vehicles, the companies said Thursday.