16 March 2009
A revolution in the way we think about technology is about to happen as engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have invented a battery that can charge in only seconds. The new smaller and lighter lit...
12 March 2009
This second article explores all-electric vehicles on display at the Geneva auto show. Until 15 March, several world premieres and innovative concepts will draw the visitors’ attention to the fact that 100% fun ...
11 March 2009
The FIA Foundation, International Energy Agency, International Transport Forum and the United Nations Environment Programme have launched the first global automotive efficiency initiative to cut fuel consumption from ...
10 March 2009
The first online business-to-business exchange and information hub for full electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles is live. Starting with daily news, a dedicated products and services section, and an extensive papers co...
10 March 2009 | Spiegel Online
The ailing car industry is presenting the electric-powered vehicle as its great white hope at this year's Geneva Auto Show. But the electric cars are still a long way from solving the auto giants' economic problems. T...
10 March 2009
Despite the current crisis in the automotive sector, the Geneva auto show offered only a glimpse into a zero-emissions future, with less than 20 models of full-electric and plug-in hybrids showcased. In this first par...
4 March 2009
The European Commission (EC) has unveiled its response to the automotive industry crisis. The Commission has called on EU Member States to provide support to greener R&D and increase investments in transport relat...
27 February 2009 | AllCarsElectric
There has been debate as to what is the next best propulsion technology for mass adoption. For years the hydrogen economy was touted and most automakers have been developing hydrogen fuel cell programs. Recently, GM a...
27 February 2009
Inspiring himself from the planned French Autolib scheme, the Mayor of London has announced he was considering a similar hire scheme, but with an electric fleet, within the UK congested capital.
26 February 2009 | Xinhua
HONG KONG, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong has become the first place in Asia, except Japan, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to test a new type of electric car, according to government website on Thursday.
25 February 2009
The Californian start up is set to start cooperation with 19 Israeli companies to test the suitability of Better Place electric cars and facilities for their fleet. The first companies signing up to the project range ...
19 February 2009 | Valeo
Valeo and Michelin announced today the signature of a letter of intent to coordinate the development of electric and rechargeable hybrid vehicle systems such as the drive train, engine and battery cooling management, ...
18 February 2009
Chinese authorities have announced a plan to green city traffic by offering cash rebates ranging from 50,000 yuan (€5,800) to 600,000 yuan (€70,000), for alternative fuel passenger cars and buses.
13 February 2009 | Reuters
Volkswagen AG will team up with Toshiba Corp to develop an electric-powered version of its subcompact Up! concept car after signing a letter of intent on Thursday, Europe's largest carmaker said.
12 February 2009
As the Washington auto show closed its doors on 8 February, policy makers were left to think about how the US could provide the appropriate infrastructure for the increasing demand in plug-in electric vehicles.
6 February 2009 | European Parliament
MEPs debated the effects of the financial crisis on the automobile industry after hearing statements from the Council and Commission. Many MEPs called for support to the industry and on manufacturers to concentrate on...
6 February 2009 | CNNMoney.com
The Maltese National Electricity and Water Utilities -- Enemalta Corporation (EMC) and Water Services Corporation (WSC) -- have selected IBM (NYSE: IBM) for a 70 million euro, five-year agreement to design and deliver...
5 February 2009
As part of an economic recovery plan, the US Senate has approved a $31 billion tax break to boost alternative energy supplies and energy efficiency. Tax credits for most car owners will range from $2,500 to $7,500.
2 February 2009 | Automotive News
DETROIT -- Smart’s electric-powered ForTwo will be limited to several hundred vehicles for its US launch in 2010. The car will be available in just a few US cities, said Anders-Sundt Jensen, vice president fo...
2 February 2009 | Automotive News
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has postponed product development spending, with the exception of a push into small cars and electric vehicles, its top executive said. “We have stopped all product investments except ...