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Electric Cars

News and Information about Electric Car and Electric Vehicle Technologies.

May 27, 2015

Electric Cars

Electric Cars use the energy stored in a battery (or series of batteries) for vehicle propulsion. Electric motors provide a clean and safe alternative to the internal combustion engine. There are many pros and cons about electric cars. The electric vehicle is known to have faster acceleration but shorter distance range than conventional engines. They produce no exhaust but require long charging times. This page provides articles about electric car technologies.

Apple Electric Car: Concept Photos

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Recent rumours that suggest Apple may be working on an electric car have inspired the website carwow to produce some concept images of what the vehicle may look like. Speculation

The Bigfoot Electric Monster Truck

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Some Friday fun… we discovered this intriguing electric beast while covering this week’s Vancouver Auto Show. It’s not really going to do much to help the environment, but we think

Top 10 Green Cars – 2015 Vancouver Auto Show

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This Tuesday we had a unique opportunity to preview the Vancouver International Auto Show. This year’s show features a wide variety of electric, hydrogen and hybrid-electric vehicles. We took full

Goodyear Releases Electricity-Generating Tire Concept

Goodyear Concept Tire

We’ve been getting a lot of positive news about electric cars recently. This week at the Geneva International Auto Show, Goodyear unveiled a new concept tire called the BH03. While

Nissan Launches 7-seater Electric Minivan

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Ever wanted to own an electric car, but didn’t think any of the current options were practical? Think again! Nissan is turning over a new leaf with it’s new 100%

Meet the Strati: A 3D Printed Electric Car

3D Printed Car

3D Printing is all the rage these days, so it’s no surprise someone has printed a complete and functional electric automobile, appropriately named the Strati (Italian for “layers”). 18 months

Green Cars in 2015 (Infographic)

Green Cars

Considering a green car? These days it makes a lot of sense but there are so many options; electric, hybrid, hydrogen and even solar. One day soon we’ll all be

Infinyte I4: A Purely Electric Catamaran Cruiser

Infinyte I4: A Purely Electric Catamaran Cruiser

While solar-power electric hybrid vehicles are a proven success story on the roads, the time is ripe for the appearance of solar-electric watercraft. Already a pontoon boat – Loon

MiraQua: A Tiny Miracle

MiraQua: A Tiny Miracle

Today there seems to be more and more and yet more vehicles on the road than ever. Everybody wants to have their own transport and a smaller car with

Best Green Car of 2011: Chevrolet Volt

Best Green Car of 2011: Chevrolet Volt

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt became the first electric car to be chosen as the Green Car of the Year 2011. Chevrolet Volt received this honor at the Los Angeles

Audi Testing Water in Electric Car Production

Audi Testing Water in Electric Car Production

The entrepreneurial Audi is planning to take advantage of changes portended in the automobile market with an eye towards emission-free vehicles. Until now Audi has not shown any

New Battery Warranty for Chevy Volt Owners

New Battery Warranty for Chevy Volt Owners

The Chevrolet Volt is giving its extended range electric vehicle customers a great deal with an eight year/100,000 mile (whichever comes first) warranty for its lithium-ion battery. The battery

eCRP Electric Motorcycle Launches for TTXGP

eCRP Electric Motorcycle Launches for TTXGP

A trip around the eCRP plant headquarters at Modena: The eCRP is the first of its kind of purpose-built electric superbikes, and today it is pitting against the legendary

Dock Here for Clean Renewable Solar Energy!

Dock Here for Clean Renewable Solar Energy!

This can very well happen in the near future with billboards advertising – bold and strong, beckoning electric vehicles for recharging. Already in Berlin-Adlershof, this is happening. The largest

Mira EV Travels 1000km on Single Charge

Mira EV Travels 1000km on Single Charge

Mira EV has created a world record with completing 1000 km run on a single battery charge non-stop, powered by Sanyo’s lithium-ion battery systems. This experiment took place

NASA’s Puffin: The Personal Electric Air Vehicle

NASA’s Puffin: The Personal Electric Air Vehicle

Mark Moore, an aerospace engineer, is the person who dreamed about the Puffin. Puffin is a single seated electric powered airplane. Moore conceptualized the idea of electric aircraft for

Is the Volkswagen E-Up the Future of Electric Cars?

Is the Volkswagen E-Up the Future of Electric Cars?

Consumers surely remember the days of seeing pictures off all the funny looking electric cars. They looked like something out of the Jetson’s and were hardly something any of us

The Micron May Change the Way We Travel

The Micron May Change the Way We Travel

The carbon footprint that automobiles leave is about to change, and that change is going to happen much sooner than we think. While it is unlikely that the Micron

Nano-Material May Revolutionize Solar Panels and Batteries

Nano-Material May Revolutionize Solar Panels and Batteries

We are registering good progress in the field of alternative energy. Scientists and researchers are working tirelessly to come up with newer and better alternatives to fossil fuels. Scientists

Solar Charging Stations by Toyota

Solar Charging Stations by Toyota

It seemed like it would only be a matter of time before Toyota would jump into the market of using renewable energy to charge a car and they have

Recharged By Renewables

Recharged By Renewables

FPL Group and Duke Energy are the renowned companies known for their commitment to clean and green energy. It is often said, charity begins at home. They are trying

Keeping Hybrid & Electric Cars Cool

Keeping Hybrid & Electric Cars Cool

When scientists unveiled the mystery of boiling of fluids in the form of tiny “microchannels” they cracked various formulas and models to keep the high-power electronic gadgets cool. These

Solar Forest Cools and Charges Electric Cars

Solar Forest Cools and Charges Electric Cars

Imagine a parking lot that keeps your car cool and charges it while you do whatever you need to do after parking your car. That’s what the new solar

10 Minute Charge for Student-Built Electric Car

10 Minute Charge for Student-Built Electric Car

We are familiar with the better qualities of electric vehicles. They use alternative energy and leave less carbon footprints on the climate. But they are still not mass produced.

World Speed Record Set by 100% Electric Airplane

World Speed Record Set by 100% Electric Airplane

Aircrafts are notorious for adding carbon content into the atmosphere because more and more people are choosing this mode of travel. We are trying to reduce carbon emissions on

Walnut Creek Installs 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Walnut Creek Installs 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Coulomb Technologies has taken the initiative to install their ChargePoint™ Networked Charging Stations for electric vehicles in Walnut Creek, CA. Walnut Creek has got the distinction of becoming the

Air-fueled Battery for Electric Cars

Air-fueled Battery for Electric Cars

A normal fossil fuel car (using an internal combustion engine) only needs the battery to start the engine as well as run the air conditioning system and the car

Zero Emissions Motorcycle

Zero Emissions Motorcycle

When we think about green energy vehicles we often think about modest designs and low speeds. But 6 final-year engineering students of Kingston University have designed a bike that

First Public Charging Station for Electric Cars

First Public Charging Station for Electric Cars

During a low-key ceremony just over a week ago, the first public high-voltage charging station for electric vehicles was inaugurated at the Gateway Center in East Woodland California. Representatives

More Grid-Friendly Vehicles

More Grid-Friendly Vehicles

How about a vehicle that not only draws energy from an electric grid but also gives it back when there is surplus or unused energy in the vehicle? This