Nissan is looking to be dominant not only in the consumer electric vehicle space, but also on the race tracks. It is gunning to win at the Le Mans 24 Hours next year and beat the likes of Drayson Racing Technologies. To do this it will have to bring along a wicked fast electric car, and it may just have that in the newly unveiled ZEOD RC.
The University of Michigan is known for being among the best of the annual North American Solar Challenge, netting the top spot in the solar-powered electric car race seven times.
Where you live can have a big impact on your health. Bad air quality, a lack of green space, or too much soul-crushing traffic, and your physical and emotional health can take a nosedive. The terrible thing is, we’re so used to these problems, that we consider them normal, and completely ignore the way they make us feel.
Providing auxiliary hydrogen power to docked or anchored ships may soon be added to the list of ways in which hydrogen fuel cells can provide efficient, emissions-free energy.
Honda has unveiled some information about its forthcoming 2014 Accord Hybrid, set to go on-sale in the United States this coming October. Chief among the new details is word of an estimated, class-leading 49 MPG city fuel economy, though this is not yet officially confirmed by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Most efforts at improving solar cells have focused on increasing the efficiency of their energy conversion, or on lowering the cost of manufacturing. But now MIT researchers are opening another avenue for improvement, aiming to produce the thinnest and most lightweight solar panels possible.
Almost a year ago, EarthTechling reported on an amazing DIY project that had the potential to revolutionize the bicycle industry. Izhar Gafni, an Israeli inventor and bike enthusiast made headlines when he demonstrated a working bike he’d made himself out of nothing but recycled cardboard.
One solution often seen with electric buses, and sometimes with electric trucks, is to power them via attachment to overhead power lines. This is both unsightly and can cause delays in scheduling should the vehicle’s power connector fall off the line.
The takeaway from President Obama’s climate change plan [PDF] from a renewable energy perspective: He’ll push for more.
Theoretically, hydropower can step in when wind turbines go still, but barriers to this non-polluting resource serving as a backup are largely policy- and regulation-based.
New lines of engineered bacteria can tailor-make key precursors of high-octane biofuels that could one day replace gasoline.
Besides EADS, another company working in the development space for more sustainable aircraft is PC-Aero. Best known for the Elektra One all-electric aircraft, they have now set their sights on an even more ambitious undertaking: a two-engine, six seat all electric aircraft with solar panels called the Elektro E6.
The evolution of electric scooters as more environmentally friendly and economical for the masses is a worthy goal, but they also must be practical.
Would you be more inclined to buy a pricey Tesla Motors Model S if you could swap out the battery in 90 seconds, said by Tesla to be less than half the time it takes to refill a gas tank?
The U.S. Army had a power problem, and the consequence was no small matter: Troops were left more vulnerable to sniper attacks. But now, the Army says, the use of solar and wind systems is keeping the power flowing and, as a result, helping reduce casualties.
One of the aspects of U.S. Special Operations Forces which can make or break a mission is the ability to get in and out of a hot zone quietly.
There is nothing worse than reaching for an adult beverage at the end of a long day, only to find out that it’s warm.
A sliver of wood coated with tin could make a tiny, long-lasting, efficient and environmentally friendly battery.
I’ll admit it. I’m uncomfortable when traveling through internet dead zones. On one hand, I’m thankful they exist, because they force people like me to unplug. On the other, I realize that education and opportunity suffer in the two-thirds of the world that doesn’t have access to a reliable internet connection.
Vestas is fighting back against “myths” propagated by “professional anti-wind activists,” and it’s beginning its campaign in Australia, “a hot-bed of anti-wind activity” where “wild claims” run rampant.