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Volkswagen diesel emissions saga: Company claims its culture has changed, as EV focus intensifies

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Volkswagen says the diesel emissions scandal that has savaged the company over the past year has been a catalyst for greatly-needed internal change, and fast-tracked its drive to be the undisputed world leader in electric cars. In a situation akin to burning away the dead wood, Europe’s biggest auto brand has spent the past year accelerating its […]

No Surprises Here, New Ford Focus Electric To Have 100 Mile Range

GM’s decision to boost the Chevy Bolt’s range enough to get a 238-mile EPA rating may have come as quite a surprise to some of us, but we shouldn’t be holding our breath waiting for other manufacturers to do the same from the looks of it. Show More Summary

Creating antimatter via lasers?

Dramatic advances in laser technologies are enabling novel studies to explore laser-matter interactions at ultrahigh intensity. By focusing high-power laser pulses, electric fields (of orders of magnitude greater than found within atoms) are routinely produced and soon may be sufficiently intense to create matter from light.

Nissan mulls electric crossover, small car to slot below Leaf

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The company has narrowed its focus on practical EVs, with no immediate plans to build an electric sports car.

The Machine at the Center of the Clean Power Plan

As attention shifts from last night’s debate to today’s oral argument on the Clean Power Plan, we thought it worth focusing on the machine at the heart of the President’s plan to cut greenhouse gases from the electric power sector: the electricity grid.  You might think that the largest machine in the United States is one […]

Ford sticks with mediocre 100-mile Focus Electric range

But will give the car quicker charging times. Continue reading Ford sticks with mediocre 100-mile Focus Electric range Ford sticks with mediocre 100-mile Focus Electric range originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Energica Motor Company Working On Fast-Charging Network For Routes That Motorcyclists Love

Energica Motor Company, an electric motorcycle firm, is now working on the creation of a fast-charging network focused around routes in Europe and the US that “motorcyclists love to ride through,” according to an email sent to CleanTechnica and EV Obsession. Show More Summary

Mercedes Brings Responsible Power: Paris Motor Show

last weekLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuo

Mercedes is sharpening its focus on electric mobility at this year's Paris Motor Show, including EV versions of its entire Smart car lineup.

VW pulls Lamborghini and Bentley from the Paris Motor Show

The VW Group will be focusing on electric vehicles and electromobility. Continue reading VW pulls Lamborghini and Bentley from the Paris Motor Show VW pulls Lamborghini and Bentley from the Paris Motor Show originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

BMW to Strengthen its Electrification Portfolio

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Earlier this year, BMW announced that it was more interested in developing autonomous technology and would essentially shift its focus away from developing electric cars like the BMW i3 and i8. With the “i” division slated to get less...Show More Summary

2017 Chevy Bolt EV Extends Range, Offers New Drive Modes

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Originally appeared on Automoblog.net With demand for electric vehicles growing and global automakers announcing more electric platforms, Chevrolet is focused on the forthcoming 2017 Bolt EV. Recently, the EPA estimated range of 238 miles was announced, the distance owners can expect to travel with regular charges. Show More Summary

Focus: Detecting Photons With a Thermometer

Author(s): Michael Schirber A new technique detects as few as 200 microwave photons at a time by the heat they supply to an electrical circuit. [Physics 9, 81] Published Fri Jul 15, 2016

Focus: Biological Cells Form Electric Circuits

Author(s): Philip Ball Cells that are electrically active and that also produce light for easy voltage monitoring could lead to new studies of heart arrhythmias and possibly bio-computing. [Physics 9, 75] Published Fri Jul 01, 2016

RHUDE’s Latest Collection Draws Inspiration From Texas Thunderstorms

Inspired by Texas thunderstorms, RHUDE designer Rhuigi Villasanor has unveiled his new SS17 collection, titled “Electric Earth.” Focusing on the rugged biker silhouette and interesting takes on textures and finishes, the collection utilizes high-quality fabrics for a feel unique to the brand. The range also makes use of a grunge style motif with a color palette […]

Test Drive: Electric Focus EV is appealing, but practical?

Focus EV is a lively ride because Ford does a dandy job on the powertrain. Plenty of scoot from a dead stop, but that 76-mile range?        ...

2017 Ford Focus Electric Getting 33.5 kWh Battery Pack, ~100 Mile Range

The 2017 Ford Focus Electric is in store for a battery pack upgrade, one that will see the model outfitted with a 33.5 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack, thus likely allowing for an EPA-rated single-charge range of around ~100 miles, according to recent reports. Show More Summary

Ford to release much-improved Focus Electric later this year: Report - Roadshow

It appears that Ford's first electric car will remain off-limits for most states, though.

Cheaper hybrid concentrated solar power plant design put to the test

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Concentrating solar power (CSP) plants focus the sun's thermal energy to produce steam that drives a turbine to generate electricity. Now, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) is testing the performance of a new hybrid system that...Show More Summary

New form of light promises boost for photonic computing

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The fascinating properties of light and its electromagnetic partner electricity have been the focus for a great deal of physics research over the centuries. So, with all these years of study, it could be expected that there may not be much left to learn about these two phenomena. Show More Summary

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