Category Archives: Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Why Tesla’s Powerwall is a gamechanger for India

(The Tesla Powerwall is a…) Last week’s announcement by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk‘s car company Tesla to launch a home battery that charges on solar power, is in many ways a step that could result in a large scale uptake … Continue reading

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Electric Car Batteries Just Hit A Key Price Point

U.S. plug-in electric vehicle cumulative sales have soared in the past few years, thanks in part to rapidly falling battery prices. Via Wikipedia. Electric vehicle demand in the past five years has soared in this country. The same is true … Continue reading

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Lithium Ion Batteries Get Big Performance Boost From Wonder Material Known As… Sand

A new lithium ion battery that notably outperforms the industry standard across a wide variety of different parameters was recently created by researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, through the use of a new “wonder … Continue reading

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Toyota is creating a combustion engine that directly generates electricity

Electric vehicles have come a long way in recent years, but even the premium-priced Tesla cars are short on range compared to good old internal combustion. Gasoline is probably going to remain part of our transportation makeup into the foreseeable … Continue reading

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The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever Driven more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel – That’s around 100 kmpl

Volkswagen XL1 Courtesy Volkswagen For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close with … Continue reading

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Hybrid Cars Significantly More Fuel-Efficient In India & China Than US

Hybrid vehicles are significantly more fuel-efficient in India and China than they are in the US, according to new research from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This disparity in efficiency between the different markets is down … Continue reading

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Ford will debut a solar-powered electric car at the Consumer Electronics Show next week

The solar cells in the new Ford C-Max Solar Energi, to be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show. The car, a concept vehicle not ready for dealer showrooms, is a version of the C-Max Energi plug-in car already sold by … Continue reading

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