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The costs of purchasing and running an electric vehicle may shrink to become even with the cost of running a standard internal combustion vehicle by as early as next year. According to research conducted by Swiss investment bank UBS, an increase in consumer demand for electric vehicles could have a significant effect on the costs […]

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Qualcomm has debuted an evolutionary version of its “Halo” wireless charging system capable of providing charge to an electric vehicle while it’s travelling at highway speeds. The new dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC) system is currently being tested using a Renault Kangoo on a 100-meter test track at the Vedecom Institute in Satory just outside of […]

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It’s a weekly cacophony of sounds that many are familiar with — the loud hiss of air brakes followed by a mechanical mayhem, and then the roar of a big, thirsty diesel engine. Beginning in the early morning hours across America, five days a week, an army of big-dog refuse trucks set out to pick […]

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San Diego-based Achates Power has introduced a 2.7-liter opposed-piston engine that will be able to deliver 37 miles per gallon in a full-sized pickup truck. Revealed during industry days at this week’s Detroit auto show, the OP-3 turbocharged, two-stroke diesel engine kicks out 270 horsepower and 479 pounds-feet of torque. At the same time, it […]

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Yesterday Lucid Motors revealed its anticipated electric car with over 400 projected miles of range, blistering acceleration, and intentions to exceed anything Tesla has to offer. The nearly decade-old Silicon Valley startup, formerly known as Atieva, said the Lucid Air “executive class” sedan will create a personal luxury jet “experience.” Mixed in are elegant and […]

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Just when automakers are hunkering down to mass produce electric cars with good-enough lithium-ion batteries, a federally funded “dream team” of researchers says in one year its lithium-sulfur prototype may have triple the energy density of the best available today. Their U.S. Department of Energy sponsored hope is that what they are onto may usher […]

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A Stanford study implies Tesla, with its battery electric vehicles and solar company, will be better positioned than companies like Toyota who think hydrogen beats electric. Stanford University’s Global Climate and Energy Project has found that all-electric vehicles make for a more economical choice for reducing carbon dioxide emissions due to their lower cost and […]

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Secretive electric car startup Faraday Future yesterday announced that it had partnered with LG Chem to supply lithium-ion cells for its future battery electric cars. The Chinese-owned California-based electric car company made a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show in January by showing its FFZero1, a 1,000 horsepower concept that can jet from 0 to […]

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Researchers may have figured out a way to keep batteries from draining when not in use, while also setting them for faster recharge times. The patent-pending tech uses a thin plastic membrane to prevent battery discharge by controlling how charge flows within a battery. Developed by Ohio State engineers, the so-called “smart” membrane was inspired […]

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There is little to know about Apple’s secretive Project Titan, the company’s alleged electric car project, but a report by South Korean technology news source ETNews may give a peek inside. According to the report, Apple may be working with an as yet unidentified Korean battery company to develop a new hollow core lithium-ion battery for […]

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