Posts Tagged ‘electric cars’
Here is some good news for the environment: Google tries out an alternative fueling system based on wireless recharging for electric cars, suggestively named PluglessPower. The tests are being conducted by Evatran in Mountain View, Virginia.
Companies around the world are trying to find solutions to make electric vehicles attractive but so far there hasn’t been a charging speed war among those. It seems that the competition already starts because one of the biggest companies in Japan called JFE Engineering now claims it has developed a quick charger that apparently needs [...]
An engineering team from Winnipeg is claiming to have invented the world’s most energy-efficient car of the future. Their vehicle design, dubbed Ubree, short for Urban Electric Car with Ethanol backup, is for the moment just a wooden model.
Driving a 2008 Tesla Roadster, the owner Simon Hackett and co-driver Emilis Prelgauskas has set a new world record for a production electric vehicle by driving 313 miles (501 km) on a single charge.
Scientists from Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology have improved the performance of redox flow batteries, presenting a huge advantage for electric vehicles. What is amazing at the redox batteries is that these can be recharged in minutes.
A team of students at the University of Hertfordshire has raced the world’s first completely electric Formula Student racing car and won this month’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers Formula Student competition.
Hitachi has made an important step in the development of “green” cars. The company claims it has developed a new lithium-ion battery for hybrid and electric cars that tops its previous versions by 70% in output density.
Frankfurt will have the Germany’s first electric car charging station situated in a high-traffic area. The solar-powered electric car charging station provides free recharge for small-scale electric vehicles including electric bikes, scooters, Velotaxis and Segways.
The Tesla Motors producer plans to launch a series production of 20,000 units / year in 2012 for the most recent version, Model S, the first 100% electric car. Tesla officials said that the company wants to find resources to build a factory where to be produce the vehicle, capable to reach 100 km / [...]
A team of scientists from Korea and US have developed a new ultra-efficient capacitor that can be used to the electric cars of the future, laptops and mobile phones. The prototype capacitor, is capable of storing power at the same massive density as a supercapacitor but releases it quickly similar to an electrostatic capacitor, being [...]