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Edison2 Wins Progressive Auto X Prize for Fuel-efficient, Low-cost Car Design

September 17, 2010 / 1 Comment

Edison2, designed by Ron Mathis has won the Progressive Auto X Prize, for developing featherweight conventional car that runs on gasoline or ethanol. The Auto X Prize is a race to build the most fuel-efficient, low-cost, production-ready vehicle. The prize money goes into the design of the most efficient eco-vehicle in the contest.

Sanyo Unveils New Factory for Lithium-Ion Batteries for Eco-Friendly Vehicles

August 3, 2010 / No Comments

Sanyo Electric Co has announced the completion of its new factory for the lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries for eco-friendly vehicles in its Kasai Plant in Japan. The effort goes in line with the trend toward conservation of the environment. The Sanyo move is seen as boosting the development of rechargeable batteries for eco-friendly vehicles.

New Power Packed Lithium Battery, Charges Up in Seconds

March 13, 2009 / No Comments

Lithium ion batteries that are in the market today are already being hailed as major breakthroughs and are helping both the automobile industry as well as the electronic field in producing gadgets that are smaller, lighter and far more efficient than ever before. But how about turning that up a couple of notches by creating cell phones that are fully charged ...

Cadillac Converj: Luxurious Electric Concept

January 11, 2009 / 2 Comments

The 2009 Detroit Auto Show just opened gates to press and there's good stuff for eco-minded people. GM just officially unveiled their beautifully styled, sleek, and clearly aerodynamic Cadillac Converj. It's a two-door front-wheel-drive coupe extended range electric concept that uses E-Flex technology - now known as Voltec, that is expected to deliver a 40-mile range from a set of lithium ...

Toyota’s Next-Generation Battery Plans

June 15, 2008 / No Comments

Toyota Motor Corp is so far out in front of the pack when it comes to fuel-efficiency, that objects in the mirror really are smaller than they appear. The company has set the standard for hybrid cars and the use of lithium-ion batteries but it's not enough because they have a plan to launch a plug-in hybrid car with lithium-ion batteries ...