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UK’s Loughborough University improving Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine

Filed under: Emerging Technologies, EV/Plug-in, Ford How much does it cost for college students to study zero emissions vehicles? At Loughborough University in the UK, a new Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is being built at a cost of a billion pounds ($1.7 billion US). The school has just announce that it will fund a number of […] […]

Why are all US-bound BMW i3 EVs with range extenders stuck at port?

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, BMW, Legislation and Policy, USA The first BMW i3 EVs have been delivered in the US, but in a quirk of the rules, none of them have been the range-extended versions. Long-time BMW electric vehicle driver Tom Moloughney discovered this fact the hard way. His i3 REx has been sitting at a […] […]

Toyota Develops ‘Diamond-like’ Semiconductor Wafer to Boost Hybrid Mileage

Toyota City, Japan — Toyota is using one of the hardest materials in nature after diamonds to develop a semiconductor chip it hopes will improve the fuel efficiency of its hybrids, such as the Prius, by as much at 10 percent. The company and its partners announced today that they have developed a […] […]

Toyota Develops ‘Diamond-like’ Computer Chips to Boost Hybrid Mileage

Toyota City, Japan — Toyota is using one of the hardest materials in nature after diamonds to develop a semiconductor chip it hopes will improve the fuel efficiency of its hybrids, such as the Prius, by as much at 10 percent. The company and its partners announced today that they have developed a […] […]