Posts Tagged ‘Electric Vehicles’
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 [...]
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.
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 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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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, [...]