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Plug in Electric Vehicle (PEVs) in their first 2½ years on the market have seen about double the sales of hybrid electric vehicles 2½ years after they made their debut in 2000, according to a new report. An Electrification Coalition and Price Waterhouse Coopers study, “State of the Plug-in Electric Vehicle,” finds that PEVs — including Tesla’s […]
I might have to buy a new car in a few years. So in preparation for that inevitable event, I am always interested in new automobile technology and what innovative designs have been incorporated into the shiny new cars coming off the assembly line. And more than any fancy bells and whistles, I am most […]
Amsterdam, the Netherlands is one of my favorite cities in Europe. The city is known for its predominance of bicycles. In fact, there are approximately 600,000 bicycles for the 750,000 residents. There are even bike shops specializing in recycled bikes. In this city built of narrow streets and canals, cars are definitely a hindrance, but smaller […]
A new research project, ChargeCar, is developing a knowledge base for conversion of gas powered cars to electric vehicles, and the test bed is being prepared by a robotics program. A 2001 Scion xB has been converted to an electric commuter vehicle by Carnegie Mellon‘s Robotics Institute to serve as a test vehicle in the […]
If you live in just about anywhere in Europe or Asia, it’s unlikely that you’d need to be sold on the merits of motor scooters (also known by the eponym Vespas)—those fun, economical, and stylish two-wheel vehicles that are simply perfect for driving—and parking—in crowded cities. But keep reading—you just might be surprised by some […]