Naval Research Laboratory shatters endurance record for small electric UAV
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory flew their fuel cell powered Ion Tiger UAV for 48 hours and 1 minute on April 16-18 by using liquid hydrogen fuel in a new, NRL-developed, cryogenic fuel ...
Charging electric vehicles cheaper and faster
Researchers at Chalmers have developed a unique integrated motor drive and battery charger for electric vehicles. Compared to today's electric vehicle chargers, they have managed to shorten the charging time ...
Spanish city opens electric car research centre
The southern Spanish city of Malaga on Thursday opened a centre to develop electric cars in a project backed by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi and Spanish utility Endesa.
GM says Chevy Spark EV can go 82 miles per charge
General Motors said Wednesday that the battery-powered version of its Chevrolet Spark mini-car can travel up to 82 miles (132 kilometers) on a single charge, putting it among the leaders in mass-market electric ...
Designing the clean-tech cars of the future
Ditching petrol for a clean-tech electric car sounds like an earth-saving move in theory. But if your charge is going to run out half way through your journey, it's not very practical to make the switch.
Compact multipurpose scooter for crowded megacities
TUM CREATE has unveiled an all-new multipurpose scooter prototype, codenamed VOI, at the 3rd Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show. VOI gets its name from the Vietnamese word for elephant—a symbol ...
Startup touts ultrafast charging: What if a smartphone could charge in 12 minutes instead of two hours?
The virtual power plant: Stable supply of electricity from renewable energies
A conglomerate of many smaller power plants can replace traditional power plants. The research project Combined Power Plant 2 (Kombikraftwerk2) shows how it is possible to provide power using renewable energies both today ...
Phinergy demonstrates aluminum-air battery capable of fueling an electric vehicle for 1000 miles
Marriage of technologies makes drivers greener
(Phys.org) —Following a slight modification of the old adage "If you can't beat them join them," a Simon Fraser University researcher says that if you marry plug-in electric vehicles with green technology, you have a winner.
Volkswagen shows all-electric four-seater at Wolfsburg meet
Electric cars back into the shadows at Geneva car show
After being the starring act for several years, the electric car backed into the shadows at this year's International Geneva Motor Show as carmakers grow weary of waiting for sales to take off.
Agreement will lead to grid-friendly electric vehicle charging
A technology that will allow widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles without negatively impacting the electrical grid is the subject of a commercial license agreement between Battelle and AeroVironment, ...