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 ...
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.
Earthquake researchers get online primer for simulation method
Researchers from around the world now have access to expert instruction for an emerging simulation method to study seismic effects on structures and to design buildings that better withstand strong earthquakes.
First automated vehicle test facility to open this fall at UM
No university in the world has an automated vehicle test facility like the one that will open this fall on North Campus, University of Michigan officials say.
Researchers map the epic evolution of a 'ring species'
The Greenish Warbler, long considered an idealized example of a single species that diverged into two as it expanded its range, has a much more checkered family history than biologists previously realized.
Beware the green car 'big switch'
Charging up an electric car can put as much strain on the energy grid as a small family home. So how can we embrace this new technology while keeping an eye on sustainability?
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 ...
BMW unveils eco-friendly iSolar carport that supplies power to its car
Chrysler to drop Dodge minivan in wider revamp
Chrysler Group wants to expand its sales with new vehicles—including a plug-in hybrid minivan and a new small Jeep SUV—and a more aggressive effort to differentiate its brands.
Design of a new fluorescent hybrid material that changes colour according to the direction of the light
The UPV/EHUs Molecular Spectroscopy Group, in collaboration with the Institute of Catalysis and Petroleum Chemistry of the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council), has developed a highly fluorescent hybrid ...
Microstructures embedded in materials using combined laser and plasma beams
Miniscule microstructures can be embedded in materials with laser beams. But a lot of energy is needed for this when it comes to transparent materials like glass. So, researchers sought out a more efficient ...
Adequate design of electric vehicles
Which electric motor fits to which driving situation? This was the subject of the master's thesis written by Lisa Braun at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Her studies might con-tribute to optimizing ...
Electric pilot boat is environmentally friendly and safe
One of the world's most advanced pilot boats contains a hybrid drive from Siemens. Called the Explorer, the vessel is a SWASH (Small Waterplane Area Single Hull) vessel with a torpedo-shaped float located ...
Wolves at the door: Study finds recent wolf-dog hybridization in Caucasus region
Dog owners in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia might want to consider penning up their dogs more often: hybridization of wolves with shepherd dogs might be more common, and more recent, than previously thought, ...