Electric Vehicles

Green Tires Will Get You Farther This Fourth of July Weekend

As Americans across the country hit the road for the Fourth of July weekend, many families are struggling to deal with the burden of high fuel prices. One key tip is often left off fuel-saving checklists: buying the right tires can significantly improve a car's fuel efficiency.

Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition With an ExtendedRange Electric Vehicle

Students from Virginia Tech University learned last night that their teamwork, perseverance and hard work have led to top honors when they were named the overall winners of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge after designing and building an exceptional extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) using E85 (ethanol).

Paved Surfaces Can Foster Build-up of Polluted Air

New research focusing on the Houston area suggests that widespread urban development alters wind patterns in a way that can make it easier for pollutants to build up during warm summer weather instead of being blown out to sea.

Eco-Trek: A Green Journey Around the World Completed (With Video)

For the last four months Eco-Trek had the opportunity to drive around the world with the Mercedes-Benz F-CELL World Drive, an emission-free in a hydrogen-powered full electric vehicle.

Army Showcases Quantum Hybrid at Indy 500

The U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) demonstrated the Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV) as part of special events ramping up to the Indianapolis 500. The U.S. Army labeled the CERV as one of the "greenest technologies" and demonstrated how its advanced hybrid electric powertrain developed by Quantum Fuel Systems Worldwide Inc. and TARDEC saves taxpayer dollars and soldiers' lives.

GE to Unveil One of the Largest Solar-powered Electric Vehicle Carport Projects in North America

The GE EV Solar Carport Project, one of the most expansive undertakings of its type in North America, uses GE’s new smart EV Charging Stations to charge the electric vehicles hitting the streets of America.

EPA, DOT Unveil Revamped Fuel-Efficiency Labels for New Cars

Spurred by a desire to increase sales of fuel-efficient cars, The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation announced an overhaul of the fuel-efficiency labels affixed to windows of new cars starting in 2013.

Autocar Debuts Hybrid Waste Disposal Truck

Autocar announced the launch of its E3 advanced series hybrid cab/chassis, the culmination of a rigorous testing and validation program that follows the successful implementation of a pre-production E3 fleet in service in the greater Miami area.

New Online Mechanism for Electric Vehicle Charging

Researchers at the University of Southampton have designed a new pricing mechanism that could change the way in which electric vehicles are charged.

Chevrolet Begins Selling Volt in Canada

Dealers in selected Canadian markets began taking orders for the Volt May 2.

Electric Vehicles for Military, Security, Police

The latest IDTechEx report concerns electric vehicles for military, security and police duty.

Basic Consumer Guide about Electric Vehicles

The Electric Power Research Institute has published a basic consumer guide that addresses questions about electric vehicle technology and performance.

Fuel-Efficient Car Sales Growing Nearly Three Times as Fast as Auto Market

High gas prices and a recovering economy led to a 46 percent increase in hybrid and clean diesel sales in March 2011 compared with March 2010, a jump that was about three times higher than the increase in the overall car market last month, according to auto analyst firm Baum and Associates.

Most U.S. Consumers Want to Buy an Electric Vehicle

Plug-in electric vehicles may just be entering the market, but most U.S. consumers are ready to buy them.


Texas Energy Co. Launches Emissions-Free Wind Power Product for EV Chargers

Green Mountain Energy Co. has launched a widely available, emissions-free Texas wind-powered product designed for drivers of plug-in electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

More Evidence Suggests Electric Cars Need Nighttime Charging

Researchers in America have shown that ozone can be reduced, on average, when electric vehicle charging is done at night time.

Philippines Rolls Out Electric Tricycles (With Video)

Philippines mark an important first step towards a sustainable, energy-efficient transport model with electric tricycles.

Future Promises Cordless Charging of Electric Vehicles

Developed in cooperation with BMW, this non-contact technology also works if drivers only make a short stop to recharge.

Siemens Launches Fast-charging Station for Electric Vehicles

Siemens has launched a new electric-vehicle charging station on the market that can fully recharge a battery within one hour. By doubling the output to 22 kilowatts, the charging station cuts charging times in half.

U.S. Automakers to Win Profits under Higher Mileage Standards

Two reports from Citi and Ceres predict U.S. car manufacturers will see greater sales than their global competitors.

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