When will more Americans buy electric cars?

Up to forty percent of American households could use an electric vehicle with little impact to their daily needs, according basic criteria set forth in a recent survey. The results, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Consumers Union, give notion to the idea this type of personal transportation has strong potential to take root in the United States.

New electric taxi ready for London streets

London in the United Kingdom, for being as large and old of a city as it is, looks to be very cutting edge when it comes to sustainability.

These fuel cells help deliver mail

One reason range extended electric vehicles such as the Chevy Volt are relatively popular is they make use of an internal generator to help let you drive further. The challenge is these extenders are usually gasoline powered, using fossil fuels for their energy source. What if they could be hydrogen fuel cell extenders instead though?

Even or odd: No easy feat for the mind

Even scientists are fond of thinking of the human brain as a computer, following sets of rules to communicate, make decisions and find a meal. But if the brain is like a computer, why do brains make mistakes that computers don't?

Ford transforms Fusion Hybrid into a robot

The world of autonomous driving vehicles, which of late has mostly been dominated by news of self-driving Google Prius hybrids and a robotic Nissan Leaf on Japanese roads, grew a little more recently via American automaker Ford. The company recently unveiled it has converted one of its Fusion Hybrids into a research project for this developing technology.

Audi revs R18 e-tron quattro for 2014 racing season

With the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours events coming up again next year, Audi is looking to repeat past successes with its e-tron platform in the form of the R18 e-tron quattro.

Nissan Leaf as a building power source?

Nissan is looking to showcase exactly how it is possible to power environments with the energy coming off of one of its all-electric Leaf cars.

Hyundai teases new fuel cell vehicle

Hyundai, fresh off the buzz that it will be doing a limited American release of its fuel cell vehicle next year, is advancing further into this niche auto market segment with word of a hydrogen powered concept.

Is this the world's most powerful motorcycle?

Every once in awhile an electric vehicle comes along which just wows my socks off. Usually they are also the ones I’ll never be able to pay for on a writer’s salary. The latest of these is the recently unveiled Wattman super electric motorcycle from Franch brand Voxan.

Audi teases e-tron crossover

Audi has released images and some information about a new electric vehicle concept that looks based upon its e-tron platform and which will debut publicly for the first time at next year’s Detroit Auto Show. The unnamed offering will be of a crossover style design.

Major US offshore wind farm built off Mass. Coast

Spurred by the impending expiration of a federal tax credit that could be worth $780 million,Cape Wind, the long-sought giant wind farm off the Massachusetts coast, is apparently now under construction. It’s the first major offshore wind farm to begin construction in the United States, but its long-term fate hardly seems a done deal.

Scientists eye geothermal-C02 hookup

Carbon capture, the technology widely deemed vital to saving the planet from a climate disaster – but frustratingly slow to gain traction – could have a friend in geothermal power.

US government gets serious about wave energy

Could this be what wave energy needs? The U.S. Department of Energy is planning to hold a competition for a “National Wave Energy Converter Prize.” What shape the contest will take remains undecided, and it’s even possible the idea could be abandoned.

Report: 2014 Prius V is the family hybrid of choice

Among the popular line of Toyota Prius models, the v offering is considered the station wagon of the bunch as it provides enough room for small families with active lifestyles. For the 2014 version of the hybrid, Toyota has made a few tweaks but left most functions the same for a car with an impressive 42 miles per gallon combined fuel economy.

New material for solar panels could make them cheaper, more efficient

A unique solar panel design made with a new ceramic material points the way to potentially providing sustainable power cheaper, more efficiently, and requiring less manufacturing time. It also reaches a four-decade-old goal of discovering a bulk photovoltaic material that can harness energy from visible and infrared light, not just ultraviolet light.

Autonomous Nissan Leaf navigates Japanese highway

Nissan, in a bid to move forward the cause of autonomous driving vehicles, recently completed its first public road test on a Japanese highway of a robotic Leaf electric car. The automaker wasted little time in completing this test, as it was only in late September that it was licensed by governmental officials to let one of its driverless cars on the road.

Pentagon eyes farm to fleet biofuel

The U.S. Navy has faced resistance from many conservatives in its quest to use advanced biofuels to power its ships and planes, but maybe putting a “homegrown” spin on the move – with a program called “Farm to Fleet” – will help quiet the critics.

Wave power via oil rigs?!

Talk about your energy jujitsu: An Australian wave power wannabe thinks that attaching its technology to oil rigs might be the best path to deployment.

Research team finds way to make solar cells thin, efficient and flexible

Converting sunshine into electricity is not difficult, but doing so efficiently and on a large scale is one of the reasons why people still rely on the electric grid and not a national solar cell network.

Hitachi touts renewable friendly battery

Who knows how economical it might be, but the Japanese electronics and industrial giant Hitachi is moving toward marketing an energy storage system that could be a companion piece to renewable power generation – another sign of the growing interest in such products.