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.
Toyota shows off all solid state lithium superionic conductor based prototype battery
Tesla taps sun for free electric car fuel (Update)
Tesla on Tuesday opened the first part of what it said would be a large network of stations that will provide free charges to its electric cars courtesy of the sun.
Curtiss-Wright buying Spirent unit for $64 million
(AP)—Aerospace and defense supplier Curtiss-Wright is buying a division of Britain's Spirent Communications PLC that makes controllers and drives for electric-powered vehicles for $64 million in cash.
Study outlines supply chain challenges for lithium future
(Phys.org)—As demand increases for lithium, the essential element in batteries for everything from cameras to automobiles, a researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology is studying potential disruptions ...