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  Aston Martin has secured its place in the history books with a world first hydrogen-fuelled zero CO2 emission lap of the 24 km Nordschleife circuit in Germany. The lap was completed on Saturday (27 April) with Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer Dr Ulrich Bez at the wheel of the prototype Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide […]

By Jon LeSageRSS feed Protean Electric has received noteworthy praise for its unique in-wheel electric drive propulsion system. Car and Driver named it one of the 10 Most Promising Technologies for 2013. This ranking accompanies the publication’s 10 Best Cars Celebration, which has existed for more than three decades in the world’s largest auto enthusiast magazine. Car and […]

By Danny KingRSS feed Oh, Canada. Our neighbors to the north say they’ve come up with a cheaper, more efficient wireless charging system for electric vehicles. Specifically, engineers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a way to wirelessly charge a vehicle that cuts frequency by 99 percent, an advancement said to have health […]

Why This Little Car Previews Big Things For GM By Sebastian BlancoRSS feed Posted Nov 16th 2012 6:05PM 00 Comments23 General Motors representatives handed out a lot of press releases in Sausalito, CA this week as part of GM’s Electrification Experience. There was one about the company’s plans to sell 500,000 vehicles with “electrification” by 2017. There was […]

The $2.4 billion program designed to jump-start the battery industry has met with horrible market conditions. KEVIN BULLIS Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Too little: Dow Kokam will supply batteries for this electric vehicle from French automaker Lumeneo. AP Photo | Frank Austein In August 2009, President Obama announced a $2.4 billion grant program designed to create […]

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by BRIAN X. CHEN SAN FRANCISCO — Zipping around on a motorcycle can be fun, but being in a downpour or an accident on one is not. Driving a car is safer and more comfortable, but traffic and parking can be annoying. What if you got rid of the bad parts of both? You might end […]

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  New Sophisticated Control Algorithms Poised to Revolutionize Electric Battery Technology San Diego, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 — Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed sophisticated estimation algorithms that allow lithium-ion batteries to run more efficiently, potentially reducing their cost by 25 percent and potentially allowing the batteries to charge twice as […]

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