ELECTRIC CARS

  • Mahindra e2O electric car prices reduced by up to Rs 1.7 lakh; now start at Rs 4.99 lakh 6 days ago

    The FAME-India initiative which was announced a few weeks back has already started generating positive responses. Mahindra is the first of many manufacturers who have announced a drop in the prices of their electric offering in the market. The Mahindra e2O range now starts at Rs 4.99 lakh for the...
  • NASA's new robot car can drive sideways April 16, 2015

    Washington: NASA has developed a new robotic electric car that can drive sideways, park itself and even spin on the spot. The remote-driven Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) can gain speeds of up to 64 kph and weighs 990 kilogrammes. The car has four liquid-cooled wheel motors that can run independently, which...
  • Google working on improving battery technology April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Google is trying its hands at developing better battery technologies that could help power the Web mogul's next set of consumer electronics and other hardware. A team, led by former Apple battery expert Dr Ramesh Bhardwaj, began testing batteries developed by others for use in Google devices. In 2013,...
  • Toyota's new iRoad is a two-seater electric car March 23, 2015

    Vancouver: Steve Gundrum was grinning when he climbed out of a Toyota some might call a cross between a zippy scooter and an eco-friendly electric car. Gundrum was among the TED Conference attendees who test drove one of the company's i-ROAD prototype "personal mobility vehicles" on a course set up in...
  • A concept tyre that could generate electricity to power cars March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: A concept tyre introduced at the recently concluded Geneva Auto Show is capable of generating electricity that could power the very electric car it is fitted into. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. introduced the concept tire, BHO3, which offers the possibility to help recharge the batteries of electric cars...
  • Facebook unlikely to get into car-making, solar power; CEO Zuckerberg focuses on providing Internet connectivity around the world March 5, 2015

    New York: No cars and solar power for Facebook, it seems. Asked at a town hall event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, if the world's biggest social network had ambitions outside of social media and the Internet, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is "pretty focused." Apple has created phones,...
  • Here's how you can reduce electric car 'range anxiety' March 4, 2015

    London: The one thing that is always on the mind of drivers while buying a battery electric vehicle (BEV) is the range of the vehicle. Researchers call it "range anxiety" - the fear of becoming stranded with an empty battery. However, hands-on BEV experience can reduce drivers' stress, a new study...
  • Apple considering settlement with electric car battery maker over talent poaching dispute March 4, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple is discussing a settlement in a lawsuit brought by electric car battery maker A123 Systems, which accused the iPhone maker of poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division. Apple is exploring how to make an electric car and has been hiring engineers with deep expertise in...
  • Mitsubishi's 2016 iMiev will remain cheapest electric car, starting at $22,995 February 25, 2015

    Detroit: Mitsubishi's 2016 iMiev will remain the cheapest electric car on the market when it goes on sale in the U.S. next month. The tiny four-seater starts at $22,995, the same as the previous model year. With a $7,500 federal tax credit, the price drops to $15,495. Standard features include heated front...
  • Apple aims to start making an electric vehicle as early as 2020: Report February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple aims to begin producing an electric vehicle as early as 2020, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as saying, a seemingly aggressive target for a mobile devices maker with little experience in car manufacture. The iPhone maker is pushing its "car team" of about 200 people...
  • Apple sued by A123 Systems for poaching auto engineers to build a large-scale battery division February 19, 2015

    San Francisco: Electric-car battery maker A123 Systems has sued Apple for poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division, according to a court filing that offered further evidence that the iPhone maker may be developing a car. Apple has been poaching engineers with deep expertise in car systems, including from...
  • BMW i8 hybrid electric supercar launched at Rs 2.29 crore in India February 18, 2015

    BMW India has launched the i8 hybrid electric supercar at a cool Rs 2.29 crore ex-showroom, pan-India. The car is built on an eco-friendly platform and has organic fibres and leather dyes. There is also lots of carbon fibre including the chassis. A twin-scroll turbo 231PS 3-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol motor powers...
  • Japan now has more electric car charging points than petrol pumps February 18, 2015

    Tokyo: Green-car sceptics take note: Japan now has more electric vehicle charging spots than gas stations. The country's number-two automaker Nissan says there are now 40,000 charging units - including those inside private homes - across the nation, compared with 34,000 petrol stations. While gas stations have multiple pumps and can service...
  • Nissan's all-electric vehicle, the Leaf, glows in the dark February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Japanese manufacturer Nissan is perhaps the first carmaker to have come up with the idea - painting its all-electric Leaf in a coat of bright, luminescent paint. Developed in conjunction with Hamish Scott, the creator of Starpath (that luminescent spray-on coating used to light up paths in the dark),...
  • Broon F8: An Android-powered electric 'supercar' for kids under five January 4, 2015

    London: A South Korean company has designed an Android-equipped 'supercar' which can compete with Ferraris and Lamborghinis! The special car can be an ultimate toy for kids aged under five as it can reach a top speed of 14 km per hour! Broon F8, developed by a South Korean company, is an...
  • Tesla unveils new Model S electric sedan variant with 'autopilot' features October 10, 2014

    Hawthorne: Tesla Motors on Thursday took its first step toward automated driving, unveiling features that will allow its electric sedan to park itself and sense dangerous situations. The company also said it will roll out an all-wheel drive option of the Model S sedan that can go from zero to 60...
  • BMW, Nissan keen to collaborate with Tesla: Report June 17, 2014

    Paris: Electric carmakers 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 gasolineburning 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 twodoor, twoseater 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 lithiumion 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 subbrand 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 electricracing 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 90second 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 batteryswapping stations later this year, beginning along the heavilytravelled route...
  • Electric car maker Tesla unveils 90second 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 batteryswapping stations later this year, beginning along the heavilytraveled...