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Suspects in catastrophic Oakland fire: Refrigerators, old wiring, overtaxed electrical system

With the recovery of bodies from the Oakland warehouse fire now complete, officials are now focusing their attention on determining the cause of the blaze that killed 36 people during a concert. Authorities on Wednesday said they are examining all potential causes, including whether some sort of...

2016 Ford Focus Electric Review (In Extreme Depth!)

Don’t be shocked if you didn’t know about it, Ford does not advertise or push that it has an amazing product on its hands. Not all dealers want them, not all dealers can sell them, and they’re made in very limited quantities. For the...Show More Summary

Ford Focus Electric boosts range by 51%, albeit quietly

Ford sold just 44 Focus EVs last month. Continue reading Ford Focus Electric boosts range by 51%, albeit quietly Ford Focus Electric boosts range by 51%, albeit quietly originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Why VW pulled the plug on diesels in the US: It’s time to focus on EVs

$2 billion of VWs $15 billion settlement must be spend on ZEV R&D. VW plans to put that toward building better electric vehicles - and then selling them. The post Why VW pulled the plug on diesels in the US: It’s time to focus on EVs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

VW bets on new tech to bounce back

Wolfsburg - Volkswagen aims to be the world leader in electric cars by 2025, brand chief Herbert Diess said on Tuesday, as the German car giant shifts its focus to clean-energy vehicles after the dieselgate emissions cheating scandal. “By...Show More Summary

Volkswagen: We will be global electric car leader by 2025

Volkswagen aims to be the world leader in electric cars by 2025, brand chief Herbert Diess said Tuesday, as the German car giant shifts its focus to clean-energy vehicles after the dieselgate emissions cheating scandal.

Toyota Finally Gets Serious About Electric Cars After Investing Heavily in Fuel Cells

Reuters: Toyota Sharpens Focus on Electric Cars Through New In-House Unit Toyota Motor Corp is setting up a new in-house unit to develop electric cars, offering its strongest endorsement yet of a technology it has not embraced wholly,...Show More Summary

Mazda says conventional engines still the way forward, electrification not yet viable

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Mazda says that it is still focused on improving the internal combustion engine as part of its SkyActiv technologies, without the need to rush into hybrid or electric vehicles on mass. Speaking to CarAdvice at the premiere of the new CX-5, the boss of Mazda Australia, Martin Benders, said that the Japanese brand still sees […]

Faraday Future just shared a glimpse of its first real electric car

Faraday Future released another video Wednesday of the electric car it will show at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. The most recent video focuses on the car's wheels and includes a tagline that reads "who said don't reinvent...Show More Summary

Salty batteries

(Wiley) Smartphones, laptops, electric cars -- whatever the device, an efficient battery is high on any user's wish list. The search for the next-generation battery has recently focused on sodium-oxygen batteries. Theoretically, these...Show More Summary

Sodium-oxygen batteries have improved cycle life due to highly concentrated electrolytes

Smartphones, laptops, electric cars—whatever the device, an efficient battery is high on any user's wish list. The search for the next-generation battery has recently focused on sodium– oxygen batteries. Theoretically, these should provide previously unattainable efficiency but their practical implementation has proven to be a stumbling block. Show More Summary

Electric cars: coming soon to a country near you?

In thinking about how the global economy can be decarbonized, I’ve focused on the electricity sector, and particularly the elimination of coal-fired electricity generation. In the transport sector, I’ve pushed for fuel efficiency standards, but have generally assumed that internal combustion cars are going to be around for a long time to come. That’s consistent […]

SolarCity Has a Plan to Unlock Tomorrow’s Electric Grid

Tesla’s solar roof and Powerwall 2.0 announcements show that new products are critical to raising the profile of clean energy. But recently, there’s been a shift in focus away from individual technologies and toward a broader range of products and services that can serve many functions on the electric grid. Show More Summary

Uber is working on flying electric cars to disrupt transportation again

Self-driving cars just became so passé. Uber is now working on flying cars, according to a 98-page white paper on their futuristic project Uber Elevate. They describe the service as "on-demand aviation" and it focus on Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. Uber believes that Uber Elevate will free up traffic and shorten commutes. Show More Summary

Audi drops World Endurance Championship racing in favor of Formula E

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Audi has decided to pull the plug on its World Endurance Championship commitment after 18 years, choosing instead to focus on Formula E from 2017 onwards. The change reflects a renewed focus on electric power - both in production and...Show More Summary

UPDATE 2-Audi quits Le Mans to focus on electric car racing

Porsche says has no plans to quit WEC (Adds CEO comment, detail and background)

Audi Dumps Le Mans For Electric Upstart Formula E

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Audi announced this morning that they will end their participation in the series it spent a decade dominating, the World Endurance Championship—including the 24 Hours of Le Mans—to shift their focus to the all-electric Formula E championship instead at the end of 2016. It’s one of the biggest shifts the racing world has seen in some time. Read more...

EV tech supplier Atieva becomes Lucid Motors, shifts focus with a car of its own

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

California-based electric vehicle technology supplier Atieva has changed its name to Lucid Motors, at the same time previewing an upcoming all-electric sedan that will take on the Tesla Model S. The company first started in 2007, aiming to contribute to the growth of electric vehicles by developing a modular battery system that could be used in numerous vehicle types. […]

Why are the tech giants struggling to build their own driverless cars?

  We may have just seen a major player in the drive towards autonomous cars apply screeching brakes. Apple has reportedly abandoned its plans to build its own self-driving electric vehicle and is instead going to focus on the underlying autonomous software. Show More Summary

Interview Jean-Bernard Lévy, CEO EDF: “Our Future Lies in Combination Nuclear and Renewables”

EDF, one of the largest electricity producers in the world, has embarked on a “2030” strategy focused on renewable energy and customer solutions in addition to its large nuclear business. According to CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy, “EDF’s future lies in a generation mix that combines nuclear and renewable energies.”

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