Used EV batteries put to work

As older hybrids and electric cars start to reach the end of the life cycle for the high density batteries installed in them, research has been going on to what exactly can be done with the energy storage devices to keep them out of landfill.

Battery development may extend range of electric cars

It's known that electric vehicles could travel longer distances before needing to charge and more renewable energy could be saved for a rainy day if lithium-sulfur batteries can just overcome a few technical hurdles.

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.

Future electric cars could store energy in panels

Volvo seems to want to be on the cutting edge of electric vehicle research, despite the fact it doesn’t have that much in the way of actual green car offerings as of yet. It’s already been involved in a project that puts power lines in roads to consistently charge EVs passing overhead, and now it is tinkering with energy storage built directly into car panels.

Electric car batteries suffer unexpected problem

The lithium-ion batteries commonly used in hybrid and electric-only cars could fail earlier than expected because of a newly-discovered problem with the current collector.

Electric cars: How much does size matter?

With rave reviews for its new sedan and visitors to its small collection of flagship stores numbering in the millions, Tesla Motors is riding high.

Electric cars slow you say? Not so, says new Audi record

Racing track records are made to be broken, right? Is it even better if it is a high-performance, all electric sports car that does it?

Electric cars get an add on option

Swiss automaker Rinspeed has, in the past, offered some concept cars that could only be described as "interesting."

Evidence suggests electric cars need night time charging

Researchers have found that ozone can be reduced when electric vehicle charging is done at night.

'Nanoscoops' could lead to new battery technology

New batteries based on an entirely new type of nanomaterial are claimed to charge more than 40 times faster than today’s lithium-ion batteries.