Self-heating battery to beat winter woes for electric cars

Self-heating battery to beat winter woes for electric cars

Conventional batteries at below freezing temperatures suffer severe power loss, which leads to slow charging in cold weather.

Volvo to introduce an electric version of every model by 2019

Volvo to introduce an electric version of every model by 2019

Volvo, the Swedish car manufacturer has plans to launch electric version of its cars across all the models by 2019

China to build charging stations to power electric cars

China to build charging stations by 2020 to power electric cars.

BMW CEO hints there is space for more electric models

The chief executive of BMW hinted in a German paper that there was potential for another of its "i" electric car models.

Daimler and Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless charging

Carmaker Daimler on Saturday announced a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm Inc. to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging of electric cars without cables.

China to reduce taxes on green cars and ships

China will cut tax on environment-friendly cars and ships, as part of an initiative to save energy, reduce pollution and encourage sustainable transport, state-run newspaper China Daily reported on Tuesday.

High-voltage, high-energy batteries come closer

Researchers have taken a significant step towards the development of a new class of batteries that could outperform the lithium-ion technology used in electric cars.

Automakers race to double the driving range of affordable electric cars

At least four major automakers — General Motors Co , Ford Motor Co , Nissan Motor Co Ltd and Volkswagen AG — plan to race Tesla.

Uber now testing electric cars in Chicago

Uber is reportedly using a fleet of electric cars as part of a new test program in Chicago, a report said.

Uber in deal with China's BYD to test electric cars

Uber Inc said on Friday it struck a deal with Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd to test a fleet of electric cars for its drivers.

Goodyear unveils new concept tire that powers electric cars

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has unveiled a new concept tire that can change the heat that it mounts up into energy that can help power an electric car.

More electric car charging points in Japan than gas stations

The country`s number-two automaker Nissan says there are now 40,000 charging units -- including those inside private homes -- across the nation, compared with 34,000 petrol stations.

What cheap gas? Some automakers still push electrics

Cheap fuel prices are not deterring some automakers from building up their offerings of alternative fuel vehicles.

Coal-powered electric cars worse for public health than gasoline counterparts

Coal-powered electric cars worse for public health than gasoline counterparts

A new study has found that driving vehicles that use electricity made from clean, renewable energy instead of gasoline can actually push down death rates due to air pollution by as much as 70 percent.

New battery could be game-changer for electric cars

A new lithium battery that could triple the driving range of an electric vehicle and significantly lower its maintenance costs is all set for mass production within a year.

New battery could be game-changer for electric cars

New battery could be game-changer for electric cars

A new lithium battery that could triple the driving range of an electric vehicle and significantly lower its maintenance costs is all set for mass production within a year.

Switch out and recharge battery in electric cars!

Switch out and recharge battery in electric cars!

Imagine being able to switch out and recharge the batteries in electric cars just like you do in a flashlight?

China producing more electric cars

New energy vehicles include pure electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

World's top electric car makers talk collaboration: report

Electric car-makers Nissan and BMW are keen to collaborate with rival Tesla after the US company agreed to share its patents with competitors, the Financial Times reported today.

New battery design will one day help take electric cars on longer drives

Researchers have developed a new design for lithium-sulfur batteries that has been shown to significantly extend the technology`s lifespan, bringing it closer to commercial use.