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Phinergy partners with Alcoa to commercialize its aluminum-air batteries

The potential of aluminum as an energy storage medium is no secret – you may have seen the internet videos showing how to make a crude battery from aluminum foil, charcoal and salt. However, a company called Phinergy has a much grander (and hopefully more practical) vision. The Israeli startup has signed a joint development… Read more »

In-wheel house: Protean Electric’s in-wheel drive system nears production

When Protean Electric begins production of its Protean Drive in-wheel electric drive system later this year, it could mark the stirring comeback of the wheel hub motor, a concept that’s been more than a century in the making.  Electric wheel-hub motors date all the way back to 1884, and none other than Ferdinand Porsche used… Read more »

VIDEO: Drayson Racing claims new FIA World Land Speed record

Drayson Racing has announced that it has set a new World Electric Land Speed Record. With former UK Science Minister Lord Drayson behind the wheel, the Drayson B12 69/EV electric Le Mans Prototype made two blistering runs on a runway at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, England, reaching an average top speed of 204.185 mph.  … Read more »

VIDEO: Audi announces its A3 e-tron pilot program

On Monday, the opening day of TED2012, Audi presented the battery-electric Audi A3 e-tron pilot program, which will be implemented in select cities of the U.S. as a part of the company’s e-mobility driver experience for premium car buyers. Why the slow roll out? We asked Brad Stertz, Audi’s corporate communications manager. “Our program is… Read more »

VIDEO: Italian designer brings trophy-winning electric motorcycle to your street

CRP Racing may not be as well known as some of their nearby neighbors in Italy’s fertile automotive region — Ferrari, Maserati and Ducati, to name a few — but for 40 years they’ve been building both two and four-wheeled machines for Formula One and other glamorous circuits. In January, 2010, the company introduced the eCRP electric… Read more »