Jury sends BMW i8 powertrain to head of class in engine awards
Tesla Motors co-founder wants to electrify commercial trucks
Twelve years ago, Ian Wright and some fellow engineers launched Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley company that has helped jumpstart the market for electric cars.
World-record electric motor for aircraft
Siemens researchers have developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50 kilograms, delivers a continuous output of about 260 kilowatts – five times more than comparable drive systems. ...
Space open for business, says Electron launch system CEO
Mapless walkers use electrical muscle stimulation (w/ video)
GM to suspend Volt production for four weeks this summer
General Motors will stop making the Chevrolet Volt for four weeks in June and July due to slow sales and to deal with the change to an all-new version of the gas-electric hybrid car.
Image: Experimental wing tests electric propulsion technologies
Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology (LEAPTech) project researchers at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center are performing ground testing of a 31-foot-span, carbon composite wing section with ...
Tesla updating Model S to ease range anxiety, improve safety
Tesla Motors is updating its Model S electric car to help ease drivers' worries about running out of battery charge—and is hinting that in the future drivers can take their hands off the wheel altogether.
Take the pilots out and solar-powered aircraft get really exciting
An aircraft with a 72-metre wing-span – larger than a Boeing 747 – yet weighing only 2.3 tonnes, the Solar Impulse 2 has set off from Abu Dhabi on an attempt to circumnavigate the globe powered only by ...
Clever application of magnetic force enhances laparoscopic surgery
Pietro Valdastri is convinced that the clever application of magnetic force can make minimally invasive surgery easier and more effective.
Report: Apple has hundreds working on electric car project (Update)
You've heard of the iPhone and iPad. How about the iCar?
QUANT F car will be shown next month in Geneva
GM to build 200-mile electric car at Michigan plant
An electric car with a 200-mile range and a price tag of $37,500 will be built at a General Motors factory north of Detroit, the company announced Thursday.
Scalable electric drive for heavy vehicles
Although electric cars meet current trends, driving axles are still too heavy, too expensive and too large for them. To address this situation, Fraunhofer researchers joined forces with partners to design ...