electric cars

The German government plans to put one million electric vehicles on the market by 2020. With less than 4,600 registered, is there any chance they'll reach their goal?
Range anxiety is the fear that an Electric Vehicle has insufficient range to reach its destination and would thus strand the vehicle's occupants. This is the main reason why many car buyers say electric cars need to travel further per charge before... Read More
Currently, electric vehicles are still failing to catch on. However, I think I might have an idea that would bring public interest back to the electric vehicle. My definition of any EV is the ability to be "self-charged" by sunlight. I never believe... Read More
As electric vehicles take to the streets and devices become more advanced, the importance of batteries will only continue to rise. As a result, there's a need for innovation within batteries to increase efficiency, safety, and sustainability. This... Read More
Planet Forward
For the EPA's P3 research design competition these students from the University of Tennessee worked on an electric vehicle project. Their electric vehicle can go 30 miles on a single charge for the cost of 25 cents.
Magnetic bars across roadways and pick-up coils in bottoms of cars. Coils of wire cutting magnetic lines of force generates electricity to recharge battery packs. No need to stop at recharging stations. Charge while you drive. Magnets can be... Read More
Facing some of the most intractable foreign policy situations of his term, President Barack Obama is looking inward. In a major speech on March 30th, Obama outlined his plan to reduce oil imports by a third over the next decade and a half while... Read More
Ford Motor Company
Sue Cishchke, Group Vice President of Sustainability, Environment, and Safety Engineering with Ford Motor Company, talked to Planet Forward at the Washington Auto Show Policy Day on Capitol Hill about its all new plug-in hybrid and new line of... Read More
Create a new car classification similar to current classifications for mopeds that are designed around limited engine size and for use only on surface streets (not allowed on interstates), and with fewer government regulations. This new car... Read More

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