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  • Japan To Standardize Electric Vehicle Chargers
    By on March 17, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    JoshuaInNippon writes “Four major Japanese car manufacturers and one power company (Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, and Tokyo Electric) have teamed up with over 150 business and government entities in Japan to form a group to promote standardization in electric vehicle chargers and charging stations. The group hopes to leverage current Japanese electric vehicle technology and spread standardization throughout the country, as well as aim towards (more…)

  • Ford Introduces Next-Gen Focus, Confirms Plans for Electric
    By on January 11, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Ford unveiled its next-generation Focus today at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, where the company showed off its best bet for making deeper inroads into the market for fuel-efficient — as well as efficiently made — compact cars.


  • Electric Car Nano-Batteries Aim For 500 Mile Range
    By on October 1, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Consortium members read like a Whose-Who in technology research for the Battery 500 Project which aims to use nanotechnology to extend the range of all-electric cars 200 miles beyond the 300-mile range of gasoline powered cars. IBM, the University of California at Berkeley and all five of our U.S. National Labs are collaborating to make the 500-mile electric car battery. Within two years, they promise to have a new kind (more…)

  • Electric Fish Turn Down Charge for Energy Efficiency
    By on September 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Fish that use electric fields to sense their environments dim their signals to save energy during the day when they are resting.


  • Yikebike: electric mini-bike
    By on September 4, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    “The ‘yikebike’ by inventor grant ryan and engineer peter higgins of new zealand, is a mini-farthing bike designed to battle the increasing urban congestion of today.”