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.
Modified carbon nanotubes can store solar energy indefinitely, then be recharged by exposure to the sun. The potential for replacing chemical batteries as we know them just got possible.
A university study, which surveyed more than 3,000 people, showed what individuals would be willing to pay for various electric vehicle attributes.
Terrafugia’s car/plane vehicle called the Transition, has received approval from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) clearing the way for delivery to customers sometime next year.