Take that, everyone else who's tried to gather the most electric vehicles in one place at one time. The 2014 edition of the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) has set a new world record with 507 EVs in one parking lot in Stuttgart, Germany over the weekend. The tally has been certified by Guinness World Records, so Montreal will have to try harder.
Hey, we found somebody willing to drive a new Mitsubishi i-MiEV over 1,000 miles. The little-bitty four-seat electric vehicle will be used on the other side of the Pond as a support vehicle in the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) road rally through the Swiss Alps this spring.
Not like we would need an excuse to join a few hundred friends for a springtime plug-in vehicle drive through the Swiss Alps, but the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) is providing us with one. WAVE is putting on its annual shindig between May 31 and June 7, entrant Green Motorsport says, and the party's so big that WAVE's now giving out prizes for three categories: plug-in vehicles that are heavier than 900 kilograms (1,984 pounds), lighter than 900 kg and electric bikes.
Utah may be best known among motor enthusiasts for the high speed runs across the Bonneville Salt Flats, but there's another development within the state that's just as intriguing, albeit substantially slower. Utah State University, which last year unveiled an electric bus that could be recharged wirelessly, has hatched a company that's raised more than $9 million and is looking to commercialize the technology, Wired says.
A great deal of electricity is already provided by the movement of water in hydroelectric power plants. Usually, large turbines are placed just after dams or under waterfalls that spin as the water rushes past at high speed. There are other ways to generate power from the movement of water, though, and automotive supplier Continental is providing its expertise towards that goal. The supplier's ContiTech subsidiary is drawing on Continental's vast experience with rubber for the project, which pla
While we wait to finally have a range of electric, or at least plug-in, cars to buy, it's good to know that there are ever more sources of clean energy - i.e., wave power - to produce this electricity. As you might have noticed, the ocean is permanently moving, so it is a good idea to capture some of this kinetic energy. Back in the 1970s it building dams at seashores was considered, that strategy wasn't met with success. The idea has been reconsidered, and today energy is captured not from tide
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By now, most people are familiar with the concept of using wave power as an eco-friendly alternative to the burning of fossil fuels. What may be a new concept, though, is using the waves to power a boat. Billed as the most eco-friendly way to power a boat since the sail was invented, wave power is captured by flippers at the bow, and then serves to drive the vessel forward.
Finally, there's an explanation for those wasted hours we spent on the MassPike today asking no one in particular "what the (dirty word) is this (dirty word)?" A team of mathemeticians from the Universities of Exeter, Bristol and Budapest developed a mathematical model revealing that traffic jams are caused by idiots. Okay, not exactly. The real explanation is that unexpected events, such as being cut off, require slowing below a threshold speed for smooth traffic flow. As we've all observed, wh