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Fossilised algae may soon power electric vehicles

Fossilised algae may soon power electric vehicles

In the paper, published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers said unlike graphite, which is the material of choice for most anodes, silicon can store about 10 times more energy.

Electric Vehicle sales rise 37.5% to 22,000 units last fiscal

Electric Vehicle sales rise 37.5% to 22,000 units last fiscal

Electric vehicle sales rose 37.5 percent to 22,000 units last fiscal as against 16,000 units in the previous year

After odd/even, time to think of EVs

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The time for electric vehicles, or EVs, may not yet be ripe for India, but the idea of non-polluting passenger cars is surely and certainly maturing - and must be welcomed.

China to enhance support for electric vehicles

China is set to build more charging facilities for electric vehicles and unify standards so that all vehicles can use all charging stations.

Electric vehicles more useful: Indian American scientist

Putting speculation to rest, scientists at the Berkeley Lab led by an Indian American have quantitatively showed that electric vehicles (EVs) can meet the daily travel needs of drivers longer than commonly assumed.

Paris reins in car use to fight pollution

 Paris began to restrict car use on Monday as a measure to fight surging air pollution, with police checking car plate numbers on the streets.

China's BYD takes aim at Tesla in battery factory race

Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd , backed by Warren Buffett`s Berkshire Hathaway Inc , aims to triple its production of batteries as it takes on Tesla Motors in the race to supply electric vehicles and boost energy storage.

After Budget boost, EV makers want support from states

"Now that the Centre has cleared the roadmap for the growth of electric vehicles in India, SMEV expects states to join in to support this initiative," SMEV Director-Corporate Affairs Sohinder Gill said in a statement.

Budget 2015: Arun Jaitley wants development to be green

Budget 2015: Arun Jaitley wants development to be green

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley today has said that the Government is committed to make development process as green as possible. 

Dubai firm unveils electric car charging stations

Dubai public utility firm Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on Wednesday unveiled public charging stations for electric vehicles in Dubai.

New paper-like material can boost electric vehicle batteries

New paper-like material can boost electric vehicle batteries

Researchers have developed a paper-like material that can be used to boost capacity of batteries in electric vehicles and personal electronics.

Need more policy clarity on electric vehicles: Tata Motors

Tata Motors Tuesday said it is too early for it to firm up plans for commercial production of electric buses as more policy clarity on the segment is needed.

Mahindra eyes West European markets for electric vehicles

M&M, which had already launched the 'e2o' electric vehicles in the country, was not quite satisfied with the sales performance.

Japanese firm develops wireless charging system for electric vehicles

Japanese electronic components maker TDK has developed a wireless charging system for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which it hopes will be in use around 2018.

New ultra-fast batteries recharge in just two minutes

Scientists have developed next generation ultra-fast batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes and have a lifespan of over 20 years.

Mahindra to review Tesla patents for applicability to its EVs

Tesla Motors makes electric vehicles, including sports car Roadster, sedan Model S and SUV Model X.

New supercapacitor for faster electric vehicles

Scientists have designed a novel supercapacitor that provides two times more energy and power, paving the way for faster acceleration in electric vehicles and longer battery life in portable electronics.

Soon, batteries that `breathe`

Researchers have made new progress in developing a "breathing" battery that has the potential to replace the lithium-ion technology of today`s electric vehicles (EVs).

US predicts vast majority of cars to still use gasoline by 2040

Electric cars might be the next big thing on roads, but the US Department of Energy has predicted that vast majority of cars would continue to use gasoline by the year 2040.

Driverless cars to be launched on UK streets

In a first, Britain is set to introduce driverless cars on its streets - and the vehicles will share the pavement with pedestrians.