electric vehicles

NHTSA Proposes Minimum Sound Standards for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

January 11, 2013 / No Comments

The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed that hybrid and electric vehicles should meet a minimum amount of sound to ensure that they can be heard by all pedestrians. According to Ray LaHood, the US Transportation Secretary, safety is their first concern and they think that this proposal will help to keep the nation's streets ...

Kansas City All for Electric Vehicles

December 19, 2012 / No Comments

After people started to prefer electric vehicles due to concerns on greenhouse gas emissions and petroleum supplies, electric vehicles have increasingly started flowing out into American highways and driveways.   Realizing the importance the new move, Kansas City is all set to be the most electric-vehicle ready in terms of charging infrastructure. The Kansas City region is well equipped with   sufficient public ...

Algenol Algae-to-Ethanol Study Proves Significant Cut in Carbon Footprint

October 26, 2010 / No Comments

A team from Algenol and Georgia tech has calculated the life cycle energy and green house gas emission with regard to ethanol production from algae. Algenol, which has been working on the direct to ethanol technology, performed a life cycle analysis (LCA) on the whole process of making Algenol's ethanol. The results were published as an open access paper in the ...

Electric Vehicle Sale Drops to 55 Units in 2009, in the United Kingdom

October 22, 2010 / No Comments

In 2007, as much as 397 electric vehicles were registered in the United Kingdom, which was considered as the best- selling year. But in 2009 the figure came down to just 55 units which accounts for a 90 percent drop. The reasons behind the setback is not clear, says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

General Motors Opening an Electric Vehicle Battery Plant in Michigan

January 7, 2010 / No Comments

General Motors are ready to offer a great helping hand to the American electric vehicle industry by opening a new battery pack plant in Michigan - the nation's first such plant operated by an American automobile company. The plant is located in Brownstown Township, and will assemble batteries for the Chevrolet Volt.

New York City Introduces Electric Buses

December 7, 2009 / No Comments

London recently brought electric buses into their public transport system, and NY seems to be following close behind. The new buses use a turbine engine recharging a lithium-ion battery. Inside, there are 37 seated spots and at least twice as much standing ones. There are already three buses roaming Manhattan and Brooklyn, and more are expected to be in circulation ...

Abu Dhabi may have electricity-powered cars on its streets soon

July 16, 2009 / No Comments

Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is expected to have electricity-powered cars on its streets soon. Abu Dhabi, the emirate that exports oil, is now busy buying stakes in alternative energy. This includes a stake in Tesla Motors, the automobile start-up firm, based in California, the United States, which makes high-performance battery-electric vehicles.