By now, at least two or three electric vehicles have resurrected the electric vehicle dream, thanks largely to a couple of advancements in rechargeable battery technology. Lithium-ion battery technology is still nowhere close to fossil fuels in power-to-weight ratio. The lithium-ion battery found in the Tesla Motors, for example, uses the Panasonic 18650 lithium-ion cell, about 260 Wh/kg. About 7,000 of these give the Tesla Model S a range of up to 300 miles.
Eco-conscious drivers and scientists are looking for cleaner ways to power their cars. Here are some of the most promising alternative energy sources for the automotive industry
Volvo and ABB are set to introduce eco-friendly electric buses in the streets of Gothenburg, Partille, and Molndal in 2020.
Towards the end of last year, Faraday Future was said to have secured some fresh source of funding. The electric car start-up has now confirmed receipt of $2 billion to aid in the construction of its first EV by the end of the year.
Hyundai is partnering with Wärtsilä, a Finnish energy storage firm, to make use of the so-called second life electric car batteries for stationary energy storage.
Although never formally announced by Apple, rumours have been swirling for years that it would be developing its own car, presumably self-driving and electric....
Volvo is one of the global automakers determined to bring electric cars into the mainstream. Over the past few years, the Swedish automaker has...