ELECTRIC VEHICLE

  • A wireless charging system for electric vehicles developed October 26, 2014

    Tokyo: Japanese electronic components maker TDK has developed a wireless charging system for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which it hopes will be in use around 2018. The system allows for charging a parked car without using a cable or plug. TDK also says the system can even be placed on...
  • Indian engineer prepares a solarelectric autorickshaw; plans to drive it all the way to London July 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Naveen Rabelli's tuktuk broke down the first time he rolled it out of his garage. The electrical engineer didn't lose heart: now, he plans to drive his customised threewheeler all the way to London. Rabelli will leave India next year on a 9,600km odyssey through 10 countries to promote the...
  • eNV200: Nissan unveils its new electric vehicle June 9, 2014

    Yokohama: Nissan on Monday unveiled its second allelectric vehicle, the Japanese automaker's latest push into the ecofriendly car sector despite disappointing sales. The company said its eNV200, a zeroemission commercial van, can drive 190 kilometres (120 miles) on a full charge, and doubles as an onboard power source to supply emergency...
  • 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...
  • ZBee electric rickshaw, a threat to Bajaj's auto rickshaw June 7, 2013

    Mumbai: The most common sight on the streets of Indonesia is the auto rickshaw. Bajaj Auto has been selling these three wheelers there for many years now. After years of dominance in the 3wheeler market, Bajaj may finally have a competitor on the horizon Zbee. The Zbee is an electric...
  • Mahindra plans to launch bigger electric vehicle April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: After successfully launching its first electric car e2o, auto major Mahindra & Mahindra is working on a new platform for a bigger vehicle that could even be used by its Korean subsidiary SsangYong Motor. "After we launched the e2o in March, now we have...
  • Will electric vehicles finally take off in India? March 18, 2013

    Over the past five years, the clamour about electric vehicles (EVs) becoming a feasible transport option has become loud. "It has all come together", is the refrain. "It" means four things: The battery has evolved to a point where it is cheap and reliable; governments recognise the need to move...
  • General Motors to make 5,00,000 electric vehicles by 2017 November 15, 2012

    Chicago: General Motors Co. plans to build 500,000 electric vehicles a year by 2017, a company official said. GM plans to meet that goal through a variety of technology including plugin electrics, pure electrics and hybrids that use the company's eAssist technology, said Mary Barra, GM's senior vice president of...
  • Suzuki may launch electric vehicles in India November 30, 2011

    Tokyo: Japanese small car major Suzuki Motor Corporation is considering to launch electric vehicles in India, although it sees infrastructure as a big challenge. With the demand of diesel cars very high in India, the company said it is also lining up more diesel engine cars for the country. ...
  • Nepal literally cleans the air with green vehicles May 27, 2008

    Kathmandu: Amid all the tradition and history of Kathmandu, a profound change is in the air. In fact it might literally clear the air, reducing the choking pollution, which has blighted this congested valley. The streets of the capital are gradually being taken over by new electric vehicles (EVS). Known locally...
  • Drive home a fuel saving ebike September 15, 2006

    New Delhi: With fuel prices racing ahead, the Government and consumers are looking at switching over to alternative fuels. In fact, the Government is planning to cut the excise duty to 8 per cent for small cars running on fuels like CNG and LPG. Companies like Maruti, Hyundai, General Motors...