EU cuts use of food-based biofuels
The European Commission said Wednesday that it was cutting targets for the use of biofuels so as to reduce the negative impact on food production and prices.
Two-year study finds households manage plug-in hybrids without help from online tools
(Phys.org)—Households with plug-in hybrid vehicles, or PHVs, and smart meters actively managed how, when and where they charged their cars based on electricity rates but rarely took advantage of online ...
Sponge-like graphene makes promising supercapacitor electrodes
New software to provide greater accuracy in measuring battery life
(Phys.org)—Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that allows users to better determine the amount of charge remaining in a battery in real time. That's good news for electric vehicle ...
Carbon fiber technology that could deliver more fuel-efficient vehicles
Ford Motor Company today demonstrated a prototype carbon fiber bonnet that could help lower fuel consumption for Ford customers.
Salt power: Watt's next in rechargeable batteries?
Reza Shahbazian-Yassar thinks sodium might be the next big thing in rechargeable batteries.
Toyota's go-slow message on electric cars
No automaker looking at the electric car market right now is going to read "full speed ahead" from what's happened so far. The Chevy Volt is outselling half the car models on the market, but many others, ...
When green turns toxic: Norwegians study Electric Vehicle life cycle
GM to move fuel cell research from NY to Michigan
(AP)—General Motors says it will close its hydrogen fuel-cell research operation near Rochester, N.Y., and move it to Michigan.
Israeli electric car company CEO steps down
(AP)—He has been the poster boy for Israel's powerhouse technology industry and a leading proponent of a great dream—to end the world's addiction to oil.
Smartphones control smart homes at Asia tech fair
Homes where every device is linked up and can be controlled by smartphone were touted in Japan on Tuesday when Asia's biggest tech fair threw open its doors.
During major interstate road closures, area air quality improves dramatically
(Phys.org)—Take the time to enjoy a deep breath next weekend when the 405 freeway closes for Carmageddon II. If it's anything like last year, the air quality is about to get amazing.
Developing next generation of batteries for improved mobile devices, electric cars
Sometimes even batteries can use a boost of energy, according to the focus of a Kansas State University graduate student's research.