Better batteries from waste sulfur
A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars, reports a University of Arizona-led team. The new plastic has other potential uses, ...
China to scrap purchase tax on electric vehicles
China will exempt electric cars and other types of "new energy" vehicles from purchase tax, the government said, as it seeks to reduce pollution and conserve resources.
Honda will recycle rare-earth metals from batteries
Society of Automotive Engineers adopts J1772 combo plug as standard for electric vehicles
Chinese officials will buy more electric cars
At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of "new energy vehicles," China's official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage ...
Study reveals new factor that could limit the life of hybrid and electric car batteries
(Phys.org)—A new study of the batteries commonly used in hybrid and electric-only cars has revealed an unexpected factor that could limit the performance of batteries currently on the road.
Volkswagen's XL1 said to be world's most economical car
Tesla patent describes hybrid battery pack system for EVs
GreenDataNet looking to use retired car batteries to power data centers
Researchers developed cheap, strong lithium-ion battery
Researchers at USC have developed a new lithium-ion battery design that uses porous silicon nanoparticles in place of the traditional graphite anodes to provide superior performance.
Increasing Electric Car Battery Performance
Logged driving route can reduce energy consumption by 10 percent
(Phys.org) —For long distance driving, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles use the internal combustion engine more than necessary. At Chalmers University of Technology, a method has been developed to make ...
Japanese car makers out to electrify Tokyo show
Move over hybrids -- the biggest buzz at this year's Tokyo Motor Show looks set to come from electric cars as the dream of affordable zero-emission vehicles moves closer to reality.