Volkswagen announces Google quantum computer partnership

Google and VW will use quantum computers to develop battery, self-driving technology

Volkswagen will embark on a transformation of its business through electric cars and self-driving technology, and it is looking elsewhere to bolster its technological capabilities. On Monday, the German automaker announced a partnership with Google to work with quantum computers for future battery... read more

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2017 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3's battery-pack size revealed in EPA documents

The Tesla Model 3 has officially begun rolling off the assembly line, but the car will see a staggered launch. Specifically, the Model 3 in production today is what has been... read more August 11, 2017 by

Fisker EMotion

Graphene batteries not coming to Fisker Emotion after all

Remember Fisker's promise to introduce the industry's first automotive-grade graphene batteries? That's not happening. Now, Fisker's upcoming Emotion electric car will... read more July 26, 2017 by

A123 Systems Prismatic Cell

Battery Maker A123 Systems Announces New Li-Ion Battery Technology

When it comes to building battery packs for electric cars, temperature extremes are the enemy of battery range. To deliver optimum results, electric car batteries need to be... read more June 13, 2012 by

Lithium-ion battery from the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

BMW And Toyota Start Joint Development Of Next-Gen Batteries

Late last year BMW and Toyota signed a memorandum of understanding concerning a mid-to-long-term collaboration on next-generation environment-friendly technologies, which... read more March 27, 2012 by

2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

A123 Systems Recalls Battery Used In Fisker Karma And Other Plug-Ins

Following some recent failures of an automotive lithium-ion battery it produces, including some occurrences that made national headlines, American battery manufacturer A123... read more March 27, 2012 by

A sample of Cambridge crude liquid battery material

MIT Researchers Working On Liquid-State Batteries That Can Be ‘Refueled’

One of the biggest hurdles towards the mainstream acceptance of electric cars is the lengthy period of time, usually around six to eight hours, that it takes to top up their... read more June 7, 2011 by

"Powerdecal" illuminated sticker

Powerdecal: The Sticker That Turns On And Off With Your Car

Fed up with bumper stickers and window stickers that nobody else can see at night? Want to show off your allegiance to a particular sports team or college even in the darkest... read more April 21, 2011 by

Mercedes SLS AMG Carrera Panamericana drive

Automobile Looks In-Depth At The SLS AMG E-Cell Prototype

It seems that as soon as a supercar gets built today, the company will turn around and make a install a hybrid or electric drive train into the car, like Audi’s E-tron... read more June 21, 2010 by

2009 Toyota FT-86 Concept

Akio Toyoda Wants Affordable, Fun and Green Cars

It’s no surprise that there is a serious lack of affordable sporty cars in Toyota’s lineup. The Lexus LFA is sold out, the ISF is over $50,000 out of reach of many car... read more June 4, 2010 by

2009 Tesla Roadster, Skyline Boulevard, San Mateo, CA

Driven: 2009 Tesla Roadster Will Make You An Electric-Car Believer

We can't even count the number of performance-car owners and drivers who sneer at electric cars. Usually the phrase "golf carts" comes up. Well, we guarantee that if you put... read more October 26, 2009 by

Coda Automotive sedan

Coda Automotive launches in U.S. with new electric sedan

A brand new electric car company has been established and plans to start selling its cars in the U.S. by the second half of next year. The new company is Coda Automotive, the... read more June 3, 2009 by

Toshiba's SCiB battery

Toshiba's SCiB batteries leap forward to 90-sec recharge time

Solving the problem of storing enough energy in a dense enough package without undue cost, weight or danger is the primary hurdle facing hybrids and electric vehicles (EVs)... read more April 16, 2009 by

Nissan Denki cube concept car

U.S. consumers may be able to buy Nissan EVs by next year

It's not often that major automakers push production dates ahead in time rather than back, especially with the current economic conditions, but Nissan might be doing just... read more March 24, 2009 by

nissan zev prototype 003

Nissan to show off new-generation zero-emissions vehicle in San Diego

As the traditional car industry struggles against a lack of consumer credit, economic instability and its own growing pains, several of the major players are forging ahead... read more March 23, 2009 by

Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid test vehicle

Prius plug-in hybrid conversion kit promises 40mi range on electricity, 100mpg

With figures that equal the proposed Chevrolet Volt without the wait and with the familiarity of the highly successful Toyota Prius platform, California outfit Jungle Motors... read more December 8, 2008 by


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