HYBRID VEHICLES

  • Hybrid vehicles more fuel-efficient in India than US April 1, 2014

    Washington: Heavy traffic, few freeways and aggressive driving style - these road conditions in India are ideal for saving fuel with hybrid vehicles, a promising research led by a team of Indian-American scientists has shown. In two studies using real-world driving conditions, they found that hybrid cars are significantly more fuel-efficient...
  • Copenhagen Wheel: A new device that transforms a bicycle into an electrichybrid vehicle December 19, 2013

    Cambridge: A US startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electrichybrid vehicle using an app on a smartphone. The device, called the Copenhagen Wheel, is installed as part of a rear hub of a bike wheel and is packed with a proprietary computer, batteries and...
  • 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...
  • Toyota goes hybrid, 'plugin' car unveiled July 25, 2007

    Tokyo: Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday that it has developed a plugin hybrid vehicle for public road tests in Japan and plans the tests for the US and Europe. Other major automakers, including General Motors Corp and Ford Motor Co of the US, are developing plugin hybrids, a key technology...