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Super batteries charge in two minutes and last 20 years

Nanyang - A group of technologists have created a remarkable new battery: the battery can be charged up within two minutes and, once fully charged, power on for up to 20 years.

Electric turbo vehicles could solve speed problems

New technology may see electric vehicles gaining a similar boost of speed to their older counterparts. By using an "electric turbo" system drivers allegedly can get both the speed they want and still be environmentally conscious.

Billionaire capitalist gives away patents to save environment

Palo Alto - Entrepreneur Elon Musk, developer of the state-of-the-art electric car, PayPal and his own rocket company, is granting other companies access to all the patents his corporation has developed. At no cost.

Op-Ed: The battle for the electric car — Nissan Leaf vs. Tesla Motors

The electric car could be considered to be the next great frontier in the evolution of the automobile, and there are several different contenders for this title.

The buzz around new electric car racing series

London - Anybody who’s heard a Nissan Leaf whizzing by knows the excitement that would be created in a dedicated electric car racing series — the smell of the electric charges; the whirr of the motors; the crowds golf-clapping …

Op-Ed: Special interests and the Tesla ban in U.S. states

Trenton - Tesla Motors, maker of popular electric automobiles, has been banned or severely limited from selling its cars in several states already.

Tesla explains cause of Model S fire, share prices fall

On Tuesday, a Tesla Model S sedan caught fire, the first recorded instance of it happening to the new electric cars. Tesla explained recently that the fire started when a piece of debris struck the hood and ignited a battery pack.

Are electric cars on the horizon? Charging stations crop up in US Special

Centreville - Electric and hybrid cars have been explored as an alternative to gas-fueled cars, but they haven't really become a viable option to date. However, is this going to change? eVgo stands, which are electrical charging stations, are cropping up in the U.S.

Tesla Model S the best car ever tested: Consumer Reports

Yonkers - Influential nonprofit Consumer Reports magazine on Thursday said the Tesla Model S electric sedan has earned the highest rating score in Consumer Reports recent history.

Le Mans 24 Hours entries 2013 — An austerity-free zone

Le Mans - Europe may be in the grip of austerity, but not, it seems, in the arena of endurance racing. Yesterday the organisers announced that entries for the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours were up on the previous year.

Ford and Whirlpool aim for energy efficient domestic micro-grids

Automaker Ford announces it will join forces with domestic appliance manufacturer Whirlpool to design a low energy consumption home of the future featuring a domestic micro-grid where the family car, domestic appliances and solar panels work in tandem.

1st Car of the Year with no internal combustion engine (video)

Meet the Tesla Model S - an electric car with a difference. Forget the idea of a little golf cart that you plug in each night. This Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year is the real deal.

Future of auto racing is about to go electric

Rio De Janeiro - A new global racing series for all-electric cars will debut in 2014, according to an announcement made by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

Electric driving: Getting price down and increasing range Special

This article reports on automakers that are working to reduce the costs and increase the driving range of electric vehicles. Additionally, it focuses on four exciting future electric vehicles.

EcoRun shines the spotlight on fuel-efficient technologies

Brighton - The latest in fuel-efficient automobiles are parading through various communities in southern Ontario, as part of the EcoRun Fuel Efficiency Demonstration, to show car buyers there is something they can do about the ever-rising gas prices.

Op-Ed: Electric cars — The next generation

Sales of the new electric cars have been disappointing, but all that could change with the next generation, and a bit more enthusiasm from the government.

Charging stations increase in U.S. as electric car sales struggle

More companies are increasingly investing in charging stations for pure-electric and hybrid vehicles across the country getting in on the ground floor and scooping up the best sites.

The survey says: Slow decade ahead for electric vehicles

Toronto - Conventional gasoline engines will continue to be the primary way to power vehicles for the near future, says a recent survey.

Op-Ed: A first for electric cars

With dwindling oil reserves, the world faces disaster in the next few decades, but a glimmer of hope could soon become an inferno if only companies and governments worldwide follow Britain’s lead.

Op-Ed: China’s Alpha Lujo electric car — $18,000 and $3 a day to run

In what could be a pilot program for major capital value exports, China’s Alpha Lujo, a cheap electric car with standard performance specs, is gearing up for international release. Alpha Lujo is set to go on every continent.

Op-Ed: Whole Foods offers free power to electric cars, for now

Austin - Austin-based Whole Foods has entered into the energy distribution business with an ingenious plan: targeting the central Texas electric car market.

Battery to Keep Electric Cars Running 190 Miles on Single Charge

Japan's Nissan Motors has announced it is working on a new lithium-ion battery that can keep a car running up to 190 miles on a single battery charge. The battery will power the Leaf, a new electric car that will hit the road in 2010.

Ontario offers $10,000 rebate for those who buy electric cars

Premier McGuinty announced today that the Ontario government would offer a $10,000 rebate to consumers who decide to invest in electric cars or plug-in hybrids.

Daimler buys 10 percent stake in Tesla

The German carmaker Daimler AG has purchased a 10 percent stake in the electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. The deal expands Daimler's access to Tesla lithium-ion battery technology.

Toronto Wants To Be North American Leader In Electric Cars

Electric plug-in cars makes sense for North Americans. The vehicles are better for the environment than conventional cars. That's one of the reasons that Toronto is hoping to be a leader in North America in the plug-in movement.

China is looking to plug in as world leader in electric cars

China is looking to cash in on the American Automobile Industry misfortune as it sets a goal to become the world leader in electric auto production.

San Francisco Bay Area Plans For Electric Car Market

A sweeping plan to reinvigorate California's and The Bay area's competitive advantage in innovative technology through public-private investments in electric vehicles and other elements of “green” infrastructure has been announced.

Digital Journal TV: The Rise of the Electric Car (Again)

In a move bound to shake up the auto industry (if it's a success), GM is partnering with the top electric utilities in North America to usher in a new age of electric cars. Digital Journal TV finds out how the classic gas pump could be nudged aside soon.

Is This The City Of The Future?

If this is the city of the future, it sounds good to me. Too bad I won't live long enough to move there ...

Ready for a Volt of savings?

Fed up with driving a gas-guzzler? Many people are especially with the cost of gasoline rising steadily.
 

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Tesla is readying an assault on Europe  taking advantage of that continent s aggressively expanding ...
Tesla is readying an assault on Europe, taking advantage of that continent's aggressively expanding electric charging infrastucture, with its new Model X crossover utility vehicle and a right-hand drive version of its Model S sedan (pictured).
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Directions are posted for consumers on how to use the charging station.
Directions are posted for consumers on how to use the charging station.
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The Formula E racing series for electric cars is one step closer to the green flag with the latest s...
The Formula E racing series for electric cars is one step closer to the green flag with the latest shakedown of the Spark Renault SRT_01E by former Formula 1 racer Jarno Trulli.
Formula E Holdings
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The Formula E racing series for electric cars is one step closer to the green flag with the latest s...
The Formula E racing series for electric cars is one step closer to the green flag with the latest shakedown of the Spark Renault SRT_01E by former Formula 1 racer Jarno Trulli.
Formula E Holdings
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Three converted Prius Plug-In Hybrids Charging at San Francisco City Hall public recharging station
Three converted Prius Plug-In Hybrids Charging at San Francisco City Hall public recharging station
Felix Kramer (CalCars).
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A sign posted in April 2013 in Centreville  Virginia  off Route 29.
A sign posted in April 2013 in Centreville, Virginia, off Route 29.
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The Formula E racing series for electric cars is one step closer to the green flag with the latest s...
The Formula E racing series for electric cars is one step closer to the green flag with the latest shakedown of the Spark Renault SRT_01E by former Formula 1 racer Jarno Trulli.
Formula E Holdings
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An eVgo charging station for electric cars  located in Centreville  Virginia
An eVgo charging station for electric cars, located in Centreville, Virginia
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A Ford electric car  filling up  with an electrical re-charge.
A Ford electric car 'filling up' with an electrical re-charge.
Ford Motor Company Electric Vehicles Facebook Pages
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The Formula E racing series for electric cars is one step closer to the green flag with the latest s...
The Formula E racing series for electric cars is one step closer to the green flag with the latest shakedown of the Spark Renault SRT_01E by former Formula 1 racer Jarno Trulli.
Formula E Holdings
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