Tata Hybrid Buses to Get A123 Battery Packs

March 2, 2012 / No Comments

A123 had been in the news some time back due to their deal with Fisker, and it looks like they are tying up with more automotive giants now. A123 systems have agreed to supply battery packs for Tata which they will be using for their Hybrid buses. The company develops and manufactures advanced lithium-ion (lithium iron phosphate) batteries and battery ...

Audi A4 and Q7 to Sport e-Tron Option

March 2, 2012 / No Comments

Audi is planning to implement the eTron option in its upcoming A4 and Q7 models. Company chairman Rubert Stadler has been heard saying that Audi has plans to bring in the eTron technology in other models from next year onwards. First unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show the ‘e-tron’ name has been applied to a number of cutting-edge concept ...

Audi Ropes in WiTricity to Take Wireless Charging to the Forefront

March 1, 2012 / No Comments

Driving an Audi is not a big event, but going large distances without a single drop of gasoline inside its belly sounds amazing. Audi EVs are the stars of today and the only thing that keeps people away from Audi EVs is the charging dilemma. To mitigate that problem, Audi is tying up with WiTricity in bringing wireless charging into ...

Be the Change by Supporting the Antarctic Ocean Alliance

March 1, 2012 / No Comments

The Antarctic Ocean Alliance, which includes 16 environmental and conservation organizations like Greenpeace, WWF, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the American oceanographer Sylvia Earle, is proposing that 19 areas be set aside as marine protected areas or no-take zones where fishing and mineral exploration are prohibited. Many fisheries scientists argue that such reserves offer the best hope for ...

Wind Harvester Horizontal Wind Turbine to Generate Power from Low Speed Winds Too

February 29, 2012 / No Comments

Remember Don Quixote and how he fought a windmill? Windmills were giant structures, since they needed lot of wind energy to function, so do the current wind turbines, which make them gigantic figures. Though wind energy is one of the best sustainable energy sources, the juggernaut attire of the turbines makes it difficult to tap it in certain situations. However, a ...

BMW i3 and i8 Promotional Video Out

February 29, 2012 / No Comments

BMW has released a mind-blowing routine video of its ‘yet to come’ i3 and i8 lacing through the streets of Chicago. The title words such as Innovative, Aerodynamic and of course Efficient are all in BMW’s crown and it looks like it will be there for years to come as well. The i3’s story begins with its LifeDrive architecture. The i3 ...

Audi e-Tron Pilot Program Officially Debuts [Video]

February 28, 2012 / No Comments

Audi has announced their battery-electric Audi A3 e-tron pilot program in the US in a bid to define a progressive e-mobility driver experience for premium car buyers. Audi made the announcement of the engineering-based pilot program for the A3 e-tron at TED2012 in Long Beach, California, where it is presenting a vision for the role transportation will play in the ...

Emerg-E Offers First Glimpse Ahead of Geneva Show [Images]

February 28, 2012 / No Comments

Infiniti’s new electric supercar, Emerg-E, has surfaced in pictures ahead of the official debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The images appear to be the official renderings of the Emerg-E and the vehicle certainly looks sleek, sporty, and stunning. The car offers a look that will hopefully help ween consumers off of its gas-guzzler counterparts. [gallery] The technical specifications of the Emerg-E ...

GM and US Army Launch Military Fleet of Fuel Cell Vehicles

February 27, 2012 / No Comments

The US Army has officially released a fleet of 16 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that the military services in Hawaii are testing in an effort to research efficient, clean and renewable energy sources, and reduce the US military’s dependence on petroleum. During a February 22nd ceremony at the historic Palm Circle at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, officials from the services including the ...

Body Heat Your Phone Up to Talk More

February 27, 2012 / No Comments

Utilizing the versatility of thermoelectric components, the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Material at Wake Forest University has developed a ‘power felt’ that can harness energy from body heat to charge phones. This product is absolutely a breakthrough in the gadget charging arena and can amass world wide sales in days after official launch. This new material works by making use ...