A team of researchers at MIT set out to “reinvent the rechargeable battery” and succeeded by creating a liquid-flow battery, suitable for electric vehicles that can be recharged as quickly as
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The French are not only aiming to keep their streets clean, but green -- next week the country will unveil a next-generation fleet of super quiet, all-electric vehicles that will collect garbage from city
This three-wheeled beauty is the brainchild of Serbian industrial designer and professor Marko Lukovic, who was honored for his “Supersonic” concept car in the Michelin Challenge Design
The 2011 Coachella Music Festival featured a DJ booth powered by an energy generating playground. Festival goers could choose from a series of different electricity producing installations that fed into a
Researchers at the materials research division of Risø DTU in Denmark are developing a new lithium-air (Li-air) vehicle battery that is lightweight, holds a lot of energy, and could enable car-makers to
Kia unveiled their latest all-electric concept crossover vehicle, the Naimo — which literally means “square shape” in Korean — at the Seoul Motor Show this week. The sporty car,
A team of students from Georgia Tech recently rolled out a hyper-modified electric Audi TT that runs on electricity harvested from the sun. The solar-electric hybrid was designed to participate in the
We've seen a number of innovations focused on improving the efficiency of hybrid cars. But while most of these new ideas have focused on optimizing battery capacity, here is one new piece of technology
Photo © smemon87 Consumer electronics made in Japan are set to become very expensive or even entirely unavailable as manufacturers struggle to cope with the tsunami's aftermath. While most plants have
For all of you bikers out there, you can now ride a motorbike that not only lets you explore the outdoors, but protect it as well. The new Zero XU is set to be one of the most popular electric
Today Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce officially unveiled its first electric car -- the 102EX Phantom Experimental Vehicle -- at the Geneva Auto show. Although only a concept at this point, the car will be
For the past few years Honda have been besieged by complaints that the batteries in the Civic Hybrid die prematurely. Traditionally battery packs are meant to last for over 100,000 miles, with some even
Range anxiety is one of the biggest hurdles facing electric cars today. For electric vehicles to truly become mainstream, batteries will have to provide a longer range and become much cheaper.
Man has used wind power to travel for centuries, but it is traditionally used on the sea. However, two Germans have decided to harness this natural occurrence to complete an epic road-trip across
Electric cars usually take contemporary forms, but there is something to be said for classic auto design. With that in mind, Japanese company Mitsuoka Motors has developed a sleek-looking electric sports
Though no official announcement has been made, a source close to Toyota has stated that the company will manufacture a hybrid with a lithium-ion battery “in the very near future.” This will be
Mobile communications are a big business in India, but they traditionally tend to be powered by coal. However Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) is set to change all that -- they just announced plans to roll
Since its release last December the Chevy Volt has proven to be extremely popular -- it's been crowned the 2011 Green Car of the Year, the North American Car of the Year and its sales eclipsed those of
Range anxiety could be a problem of the past thanks to a new battery currently in development by Toyota. The magnesium-sulfur battery holds twice as much energy as lithium-ion cells, meaning that electric
New York based Ioxus have developed a lithium ion ultracapacitor that could charge items in mere seconds.
We've seen some really awesome sustainable sports cars unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this week, and yesterday, the French EV specialists, Venturi, added to the list with the introduction of the
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed a new type of material made from “nanoscoops”, which can increase the charging speed of small lithium-ion batteries by
French businessman and billionaire Vincent Bolloré just announced that he will invest $131 million in Autolib, the Parisian electric vehicle car share program that will be launched in the fall of 2011.
Street cleaning is a service we might take for granted, but it is hard to miss the irony of a street cleaning machine that spews diesel exhaust, dust, and makes a racket. The Allianz 4000 is the world's
The Honda X-Track concept is perfect for environmentally-conscious drivers who want a flashy sports car -- sometimes. Designed by Nikita Kalinin, the hybrid vehicle features a transforming body that can
A team led by Sandia National Laboratories' researcher Jianyu Huang has succeeded in creating the world's smallest battery at a research facility belonging to the Department of Energy. The battery is in
A team of scientists at the University of Maryland recently announced that a virulent disease that destroys tobacco could enhance the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries by ten times. The virus,
Pull out your prohibition apparel because Takayanagi is bringing back a cool new roadster you'll be dying to get behind the wheel of. The Japanese company recently unveiled their throwback to the 1920's
A British electric sports car' has just completed an epic journey, travelling from the outskirts of the Arctic Circle all the way to the bottom tip of South America. And if you're trying to calculate what
While An Inconvenient Truth may have opened our eyes to the perils of global warming, most of us still saw it in a cinema powered by large amounts of electricity. Fortunately, movie fans now have an
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