Posts Tagged ‘Electric Vehicles’

Google’s New Wireless EV Charging System Has Been Unveiled

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 11:38 No Comments

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.

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Quick Battery Charger Needs Just Three Minutes for a 50% Charge

Saturday, July 10, 2010 2:31 No Comments

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 [...]

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Nemesis: First All-Electric Vehicle to Break the Land Speed Record

Thursday, December 31, 2009 2:49 No Comments

Dale Vince is one of the Britain’s richest green founder and entrepreneur of green energy supplier Ecotricity (an energy provider which invests profits into wind turbines). He aims to break the land speed record in an all-electric car called the Nemesis.

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Improved Redox Flow Batteries Can be Recharged in Few Minutes

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11:16 No Comments

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.

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New Nickel-Hydrogen Battery Could Recharge in 10 Seconds

Friday, June 12, 2009 0:24 No Comments

A Japanese research team at Nippon’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in association with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, have developed new nickel-hydrogen battery that that recharges in less than 10 seconds.

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A New Prius will be Tested in Europe

Saturday, May 16, 2009 5:14 No Comments

About 150 Prius vehicles belonging to a new generation will be tested in Europe by the Japanese producer  to see how these cars behave in real life. The models can be loaded from any outlet and are equipped with a new lithium-ion battery.

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Citroen C1 Ev’ie, the first 100% electric car hit London streets

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 12:15 No Comments

Citroen has launched the first 100 electric car, that will hit the London streets. It’s name is C1 Ev’ie, based on the Citroen C1 version. Even if it is not a family car, C1 Ev’ie has a lot of advantages: no road tax, no C02 emission – be kind to the planet,  free parking in [...]

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Two-wheeled urban vehicle runs on electric engine

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 0:07 1 Comment

Segway and General Motors are working together to develop a two-wheeled electric car with two seats to be a quick, cheap and “eco” alternative at the traditional cars from the entire world. The vehicle’s project called PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), would involve also a vast communications network that would allow vehicles to to [...]

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MINI E Electric Car Is Trendy in New York

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 13:32 No Comments

The applicants list who want to drive the Mini E electric car is increasing, the number of those interested of this model is four times bigger than the cars number. At the Mini E model presentation, BMW announced that only 450 of these units will run on the New York streets.

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Opel HydroGen4 Make Its First Appearance in Europe

Monday, December 1, 2008 13:51 No Comments

General Motors will begin a series of tests in Europe with the new Opel HydroGen4, a vehicle which is powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The environmentally friendly model will be tested in the first stage at Berlin, and then the new companies to use HydroGen4 services. Important names such ADAC, Allianz, Coca Cola, Hilton, Linde, [...]

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