Polluted Paris forces half cars off the road (Update)
Paris on Monday resorted to drastic measures to curb sky-high pollution by banning all cars with even number plates for the first time in nearly two decades.
Driving down fuel usage: MIT spinout fits gas-guzzlers with electric powertrains, cutting gas consumption
Despite their potential to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and fuel consumption, electric and hybrid cars and trucks struggled for years to find a solid customer base. Much of the reason came down to ...
Breakthrough in hybrid species science
(Phys.org) —Massey University scientists have discovered a universal law that explains how hybrid species survive and thrive.
Silver nanoparticles on graphene oxide support
Silver (Ag) has a high catalytic activity towards many organic and inorganic transformations such as NOx reduction and catalytic oxidation of CO to CO2. In practical applications, catalysts like Ag are affixed ...
Peugot to sell hybrid cars that run on gas and compressed air (w/ Video)
Wanxiang increases bid to win Fisker asset sale
Participants in a bankruptcy auction for failed electric-vehicle maker Fisker Automotive say Chinese auto-parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group has won with a bid of more than $149 million.
12V Ni-MH energy recovery systems in new idle-stop minicars
Panasonic Corporation today announced that its 12V Energy Recovery Systems that use nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries are installed in the new idle-stop vehicles just rolled out by Nissan Motor Co., ...
Formula 1 racing focus turns to energy management
Ford, researchers to work on autonomous cars
Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it was teaming up with researchers at two US universities to work on obstacles, technical and otherwise, to automated driving.
Hybrid offers $55M for bankrupt Fisker in bid war (Update)
Hybrid Technology, led by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li, has bid $55 million for Fisker Automotive's assets, just days after a bankruptcy judge in Delaware rejected Hybrid's plan to take over the failed electric-vehicle ...
Fisker bankruptcy bidding heats up quickly
A group led by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li is offering $55 million at auction for Fisker Automotive, just days after a judge rejected a private sale of the failed electric-vehicle manufacturer.
Researchers invent 'sideways' approach to 2-D hybrid
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville have pioneered a new technique for forming a two-dimensional, single-atom sheet ...
Study discovers natural hybridization produced dolphin species
A newly published study on the clymene dolphin, a small and sleek marine mammal living in the Atlantic Ocean, shows that this species arose through natural hybridization between two closely related dolphins ...
Ford to unveil solar hybrid concept car at CES
(AP)—Ford plans to unveil at this month's International CES gadget show a solar-powered concept car that offers the same performance as a plug-in hybrid but without the need for a plug.