New battery design could give electric vehicles a jolt
A radically new approach to the design of batteries, developed by researchers at MIT, could provide a lightweight and inexpensive alternative to existing batteries for electric vehicles and the power grid. ...
Progressive Automotive X-Prize runner-up car gets 207.5 MPGe
'Smart' power grid needed for electric vehicles
(PhysOrg.com) -- While an upcoming Electric Vehicle Grand Prix may reflect a growing popularity of electric vehicles, their widespread adoption will require innovations to the power grid, say researchers at Purdue University.
More evidence suggests electric cars need night time charging
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in America have shown that ozone -- a known pollutant at low levels in the earth's atmosphere, causing harmful effects on the respiratory system and sensitive plants -- can be ...
Mobile with electricity
Electric cars are cleaner, quieter and more efficient than gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicles. Even so, they have not yet caught on. Now, however, a new era is beginning: the era of electric mobility. Experts from Fraunhofer ...
Sharp develops intelligent power conditioner
Sharp Corporation has developed the Intelligent Power Conditioner that enables batteries in electric vehicles to be used as storage batteries for the home. Sharp will be conducting exhaustive tests to confirm ...
Aluminum to replace copper as a conductor in on-board power systems
Electric power and electronics are playing an ever-increasing role in all kinds of vehicles. Currently copper is the conductive material of choice. But in comparison to aluminum copper is heavy and expensive. ...
Light-up cereal boxes powered by shelves on display at CES
Different energy mixes will fuel plug-in hybrid cars
Few drivers know exactly which well in which country their gasoline comes from, and from an environmental standpoint, it may not matter. Burning petroleum from the United States, Canada, Russia or Iran would ...
Human-electric hybrid car expected next year (w/ Video)
Electric vehicles aim for 'longest and greenest' world tour
Electric vehicles from Australia, Germany and Switzerland set off Monday on the "longest and greenest" round-the-world drive to promote emissions free transport and November's world climate conference.
Europe wants unified system for recharging electric cars in 2011
EU nations agreed Tuesday on the need to develop a standardised system for recharging electric cars throughout Europe by next year as part of efforts to convince sceptical consumers.
More myths busted about electric cars
I recently went to Finland to drive the all-electric Think City plug-in car (thinkev.com), which is already on European roads and coming to the U.S. later this year. To help it have a soft landing, Think CEO ...
Toshiba's SCiB rechargeable battery selected for Ev-neo, Honda's new electric motorcycle
Toshiba Corporation today announced that its SCiB battery has been selected by Honda Motor as the power battery module for Honda's new commercial-use electric motorcycle, the "EV-neo."