Solar charging stations can act as infrastructural billboards; market signals to the consumer that public charging is simple and readily available. And we’re going to start seeing lots of them!
Nissan’s Leaf electric car can feed power from its battery back into a family home and run appliances for up to two days under a new project the Japanese car-maker unveiled
Scientists at Rice University have developed nanowire batteries, that can be encased in Plexiglass, and that can contain an entire lithium-ion storage device.
BMW has rolled out its new electric models. The all-electric i3 is aimed at the urban car market and should hit dealerships in 2012. The hybrid i8 is due for delivery in 2014.
Berkeley Lab researchers assembled alternating layers of graphene and tin to create a nanoscale composite which improves the electrode’s performance and allows the battery to be charged quickly and repeatedly without degrading.
Halo IPT is a New Zealand company that has developed an inductive charging technology with numerous applications. Drayson Racing sees an opportunity to recharge electric racers actively during a race, and the two companies have signed a partnership to install this technology.
Ford’s 2012 Focus Electric appears poised to offer some serious competition to the field this fall.
Under beautiful blue skies at the 89th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb yesterday, veteran Nissan off-road truck racing champion Chad Hord and the 100 percent electric Nissan LEAF™ made history as the first winners of the Electric Production Class.
The expected growth in vehicle electrification poses a challenge: What will happen to the battery systems after they reach the end of their useful life in the vehicle?
Now that electric cars are becoming a significant presence on America’s highways, AAA is preparing to help drivers stranded when their cars run out of juice.