Electric Cars

  • BMW, Nissan keen to collaborate with Tesla: Report June 17, 2014

    Paris: Electric car-makers Nissan and BMW are keen to collaborate with rival Tesla after the US company agreed to share its patents with competitors, the Financial Times reported on Monday. "It is obviously clear that everyone would benefit if there was a far more simple way for everyone to charge their...
  • Tesla opening access to its patents to accelerate electric car development June 14, 2014

    San Francisco: Electric car maker Tesla Motors is handing over the keys to its technology in an unusual effort to encourage other automakers to expand beyond gasoline-burning vehicles. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised Thursday to give away the company's entire patent portfolio to all comers, as long as they promised not...
  • Mahindra Reva slashes e2o price by up to Rs 1.7 lakh February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, a part of the Mahindra Group, slashed the price of its electric car e2o by up to Rs 1.7 lakh by introducing a scheme under which a consumer pays a rental fee for the battery. "What we are doing with the scheme is bringing...
  • Mahindra unveils Halo electric sports concept car February 6, 2014

    Greater Noida: Auto major Mahindra unveiled an electric sports concept car, named Halo, alongwith the much awaited Mojo motorcycle at the 12th Auto Expo here, a few hours before the fair was officially inaugurated. The two-door, two-seater was unveiled by Mahindra REVA - the electric mobility division of the company and...
  • New battery may extend range of electric cars January 10, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have developed a new battery component that can allow electric vehicles to travel longer distances before needing to charge. The novel design for a critical part of the battery has been shown to significantly extend the technology's lifespan, bringing it closer to commercial use. A "hybrid" anode developed at the...
  • BMW to launch i3 electric car in India in 2014 October 31, 2013

    BMW will launch the electric i3 in India next year. The car which is powered by a 125kw motor run by lithium-ion batteries has a range of about 150km on a single charge. The i3 is also the first car to roll out under BMW's new sub-brand BMW i. BMW...
  • Andretti Autosport become first American Formula E team July 17, 2013

    Indianapolis: Renowned IndyCar team Andretti Autosport, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, on Wednesday became the third of 10 teams to sign up for the FIA Formula E Championship - the world's first fully electric-racing series, beginning in September 2014. The launch, held at the team's headquarters in Indianapolis, was attended...
  • ZEOD RC: Nissan unveils world's fastest electric car June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Nissan unveiled the ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car), the world's fastest electric racing car, which is claimed to reach speeds of more than 300km/h with electric technology at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Nissan ZEOD RC will utilise the same lithium battery technology as used...
  • Electric car maker Tesla unveils 90-second battery pack swap June 22, 2013

    Los Angeles: Tesla Motors Inc unveiled a system to swap battery packs in its electric cars in about 90 seconds, a service Chief Executive Elon Musk said will help overcome fears about their driving range. The automaker will roll out the battery-swapping stations later this year, beginning along the heavily-travelled route...
  • Electric car maker Tesla unveils 90-second battery pack swap June 21, 2013

    Los Angeles: Tesla Motors on Thursday unveiled a system to swap battery packs in its electric cars in about 90 seconds, a service Chief Executive Elon Musk said will help overcome fears about their driving range. The automaker will roll out the battery-swapping stations later this year, beginning along the heavily-traveled...
  • Watch: A car that runs on your tweets and Facebook likes May 27, 2013

    In the US, a group of students have created a car that runs on your tweets and Facebook likes. Take a look. ...
  • Mahindra e2o review: A very strong case as a second or third car April 20, 2013

    The e2o is an electric car developed by the Mahindra Reva Electric Car Company. It's the successor to the Reva India's first electric car. The big question is if India is prepared for a car of its kind. Nearly a decade ago it wasn't but how far have things...
  • Obama says US must shift cars, trucks off oil March 16, 2013

    Lemont: Envisioning cars that can go "coast to coast without using a drop of oil," President Barack Obama on Friday urged Congress to authorize spending $2 billion over the next decade to expand research into electric cars and biofuels to wean automobiles off gasoline. Obama, expanding on an initiative he addressed...
  • Nissan upgrades Leaf electric car, lowers price November 21, 2012

    Tokyo: The upgraded Nissan Motor Co. Leaf electric car can travel further without recharging, comes in a cheaper model and tells drivers how much battery life is left. The changes in the revamped model, shown Tuesday at a Tokyo hotel, were based on feedback from owners whose chief worry was running...
  • An electric car with a built-in film projector September 30, 2012

    London: Car firm Smart has unveiled a concept electric car with a built-in film projector that allows any wall to be turned instantly into a cinema screen, a media report said. The "smart forstars" was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, the Daily Mail reported. The projector integrated in the front bonnet...
  • Tata to display concept electric car at Detroit January 7, 2012

    New York: Tata Technologies, the research and engineering arm of the Tata Group, will showcase an electric concept car at the much-watched Detroit Auto Show next week. The company said it has no plans yet to commercially produce the electric mobility concept vehicle 'Emo', which was...
  • Will the electric car be closer to mass market? January 4, 2012

    Think about it this way: India currently has about 15 cars per 1,000 residents. The UK has 560. Do you think Indian consumers will gladly accept a much lower standard of "motorisation" than the West already enjoys? One of the first big-ticket purchases of new members of the middle class...
  • Recharge your mobile phone in seconds March 22, 2011

    Washington: An amazing 3D nanostructure designed and developed by scientists may make it possible to recharge mobile phones in seconds or a laptop within minutes. The 3D nanostructure has been designed by scientists at the University of Illinois. The nanostructure would also charge high power lasers and defibrillators, required in surgeries, without...
  • Nissan launches electric car Leaf in Japan December 3, 2010

    Yokohama: Japan's Nissan Motor Co marked a major milestone in automotive history on Friday with the launch of the zero-emission Leaf, the world's first electric car to be mass-marketed. Nissan said the five-seater hatchback was rated with a driving range of 200 km (124 miles) on a full charge under Japanese...
  • M&M acquires electric car maker REVA May 26, 2010

    Bangalore/Mumbai: Automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) on Wednesday announced it has taken 55.2 per cent stake in electric car-maker REVA through a combination of equity purchase and fresh capital infusion of Rs 45 crore ($ 10 million). Post acquisition, the Bangalore-based REVA will be renamed Mahindra REVA, spokespersons of both...
  • Now world's cheapest car Tata Nano to go electric March 2, 2010

    Geneva: Tata Motors said on Tuesday it would bring an electric version of the Nano, the world's cheapest car, to Europe within three years, starting with Britain and Scandinavia. Tata has said it would begin selling the gasoline-engine Nano in Europe by next year, as it aims to expand its...
  • GM, Reva to jointly make electric vehicles in India September 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The Indian arm of General Motors (GM) on Thursday said it is partnering Bangalore-based electric car maker Reva to develop and produce electric vehicles for the Indian market. According to General Motors India Managing Director Karl Slym, the initiative was "in line with Government objectives to reduce fossil fuel...
  • Pics: Cars, concepts and more at Frankfurt Motor Show September 18, 2009

    Environment-friendly cars and the fuel-savers stole the show at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2009, but despite the recession-ridden world economy, concept cars and sportscars were still presented in large numbers. Take a look at some of the show stealers at the biggest car show in the world. ...
  • Honda to unveil electric car in US by 2015 August 22, 2009

    Tokyo: Honda Motor Co Ltd plans to develop an electric car to debut in the US market by around 2015 as tighter environmental regulations push demand for zero-emission vehicles, the Nikkei newspaper said on Saturday. Honda, Japan's No. 2 automaker, has started developing a prototype of the car to be...
  • Introducing Chevy Volt: The new electric car August 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Hing lage na phitkari, rang bhi chokho aaye – this Hindi adage, which roughly translated means getting one’s wishes without expending much effort or money, could very well come true soon for people like me who, for long, have nursed a dream of being able to drive around...
  • Nissan's zero-emission car has speed, and it's green August 2, 2009

    Yokohama: Nissan Motor Co took the wraps off its much-awaited electric car on Sunday, naming the hatchback "Leaf" and taking a step towards its goal of leading the industry in the zero-emissions field. Japan's No. 3 automaker and its French partner, Renault SA, have been the most aggressive proponents of pure...
  • Here's an eco-nomically charged option to drive in July 1, 2008

    Don't have money to tank-up that gas guzzling Sedan – may be it’s time to switch to something smaller, something that dosen't run on fuel. ...