BATTERY FIRES & FUEL CELL FUTURES
07 Dec 2013 - Two part EV World Dialogue interview with Cornell University's Dr.Paul Mutolo about the recent spate of Tesla Model S battery fires, as well as the state-of-the-art of hydrogen fuel cells.
Future Electric, a Danish team are seeking funding to build and enter their electric motorcycle into the FIM eRoad Racing World Cup in 2014.
This commentary discusses the various ways that use of Magnetic-Levitation (MagLev) in standard-speed rails could have avoided the the recent derailment of a commuter train in the Bronx, New York City. It also discusses the technical aspects of adding Danby-Powell MagLev equipment to existing rails.
Portland State University's John McArthur reveals the result of a recently conducted study in the adoption of electric bicycles.
18 Total Articles for Week of 08-Dec-13 to 14-Dec-13
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48V Mild Hybrids May Be Best Path Forward to Meet Emissions Goals
Offering 48V hybrid systems across a manufacturer's entire product line may be the most practical and affordable way to meet gov't emission standards.
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Audi Rolls Out Next Gen. R18 Hybrid Racer
New Le Mans Prototype racing rules for 2014 mean Audi will be fielding the next generation e-tron quattro LMP-1 race car.
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Can Fuel Cell Cars Be Competitive with Battery Models?
Travis Hoium sides with Telsa's Elon Musk that battery technology is going to evolve faster than the introduction of a hydrogen refueling infrastructure.
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Pure Speculations: Death of the Honda Insight?
The rumor is Honda could be preparing to 'kill' its second generation Insight hybrid, to be replaced by either a new model or the Fit Hybrid sedan.
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Lawsuits Mount Against Tesla Over Battery Fires
Multiple law firms have filed class action lawsuits against the electric car maker stemming from the fires that destroyed a trio of Model S electric cars.
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New 12V Battery Slays One Tesla Owner's Energy 'Vampire'
When Model S owner David Noland reported large energy drains from his electric car, Tesla responded.
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Test Drive: Ford's Fusion Energi Electric Hybrid
Reviewer Dan Wiese reports on his test drive of Ford's plug-in hybrid and concludes that its economic value depends on how short your work commute is.
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Cadillac ELR: It Isn't Chevy's Volt
Consumer Reports by be shocked by the ELR's sticker price, but KBB finds it 'delivers a driving experience that's on par with other high-end luxury coupes.'
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Will Mitsubishi's 20% Price Cut Help Sell More i-MiEVs?
Just over 1,000 i-MiEV electric cars were sold in the USA so far in 2013, many as a result of steep dealer discounts.
Total Page Views: 415
India Becoming Hub for Motorcycle Manufacture for China
While the bikes being built in India for export to China are all gas-powered, the trend toward electric models is growing.
Total Page Views: 689
Once-Promising Battery Technology Falls Short
Envia once claimed their battery chemistry could double the energy density of current lithium technology and do it at half the cost. It proved to be an illusion.
Total Page Views: 734
Anxiety-Free Electric Car: The Answer Is In the Air
Israel company may have solved the driving range problem for electric cars with a working aluminum air battery, but there is a major caveat.
Total Page Views: 464
What You Need to Know About Car Fires, Electric or Otherwise
National Geographic presents a balanced perspective on the trio of fires that engulfed three Tesla Model S electric luxury cars.
Total Page Views: 533
Forget Electric Cars, Electric Bicycles Are the Reigning Kings of EVs
Anthony Ingram discovers the rapidly emerging world of electric-assist bicycles from smart to the Copenhagen wheel.
Total Page Views: 487
Think Electric Cars Are Expensive? Think Again, Bucko!
It is commonly assumed that electric cars are more expensive than conventional gasoline automobiles, but that assumption is wrong.
Total Page Views: 629
Oil Companies, Others Already Include Carbon Tax Into Their Operations
You'd be surprised which Fortune 100 companies include carbon taxes as a line item in their operating budgets.
Total Page Views: 544
Bitcoins Now Can Buy You A Tesla Model S
Lambourghini dealership claims to have sold Tesla Model S, accepting Bitcoins in the exchange
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Cadillac's ELR Gives Consumer Reports 'Sticker Shock'
While the ELR is a nicer car than the Volt, Consumer Reports test drivers concluded that for the money, they'd prefer driving the Tesla Model S
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