Tesla Motors Official Discloses Interesting Information About Their EV Battery

In an interview given to TechOn!, Kurt Kelty, Director of battery technologies at Tesla Motors, explained a few historic facts which led to the Roadster's success. One of them was the adoption of laptop lithium ion batteries, and building a safe and robust energy storage out of them.
Volkswagen XL1's fuel economy prowess has as much to do with its lightweight construction as with it's powertrain and aerodynamics.

Lightweight Cars Will Drive Fuel Economy Future, say Carmakers

Fuel economy in the automotive industry has been largely dependent on aerodynamics and powertrain enhancements, but lightweight cars are going to take us into...

4 Battery Chemistries that Could Change Electric Vehicles

Right now, lithium-ion technology is king when it comes to electric vehicle batteries, but scientists are hard at work to find something even better. In...
Tesla Motors Originally Displayed the Tesla Model X WithOUT Side-View Mirrors

Tesla Motors Pushing for Side-View Mirror Elimination

Aerodynamics play a big role in fuel economy and, in electric vehicles like those built by Tesla Motors, range, which is why side-view mirrors...

Opel Ampera E Unveiled in Paris, Brags Record Range Per Charge

Time has come for electric cars to hit Europe streets in a more serious manner than ever. General Motors, aka Opel in Europe has...
2015 VOlkswagen e-Golf, 83 miles range and 126 MPGe hwy - Just the first step toward long-range affordable electric vehicles, says Volkswagen.

Long-Range Affordable Electric Vehicles Coming Soon

Electric vehicles, if you ask the layperson (• - see note), suffer from a couple of major faults, most outstandingly affordability and range. If we...
Chevrolet Orlando, if Modified Heavily, Could Compete with Toyota Prius v and Ford C-Max

Toyota Prius v Competition – General Motors Working on Small Hybrid MPV

Hybrid MPVs are a particularly rare breed and, at least in the US, but you may be familiar with the two most well-known models,...
Tula Technology says Dynamic Skip Fire could improve fuel economy by 15%

New Software Could Improve Conventional Vehicle Fuel Economy by 15%

Mechanically-speaking, the internal combustion has changed little in the last century, refinements enabling more power and better fuel economy, but there are limits. The first...
Wind power will help General Motors meets its renewable energy goal, 125 MW by 2020, four years early! (click for larger view)

General Motors to Use Wind Power for Reaching Renewable Energy Goals

We’ve been following General Motors’ renewable energy plans for a long time, and this is the first time that we’ve heard of the global...
VIA X-Truck - A Heavily-Modified Chevy Silverado-Turned-eREV

VIA Motors’ Big Hybrid Truck Lineup Revealed at 2013 NAIAS

Bob Lutz, General Motors ex-vice chairman, is now heading up efforts to produce a series of extended-range electric vehicles that are nothing...