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Saab to roll out electric cars


September 4th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) Bankrupt Swedish carmaker Saab plans to roll out new electric cars in 18 months, its buyer National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) said. NEVS, wholly owned by ... Read more...

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Shrimp’s fist-like club inspires new body armour


June 8th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) A unique structure of the club-like arm of a shrimp that looks like an armoured caterpillar, could help transform military body armour and vehicle and aircraft, ... Read more...

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‘Viability test of compressed air engine completed’


May 7th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors Monday said that it has completed the viability test of its compressed air engine vehicle and will now focus on industrialising the ... Read more...

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South Australian govt worried that electric cars would stress the power grid


March 15th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Adelaide, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) South Australian State Government is very worried that electric cars could stress the power grid in the region. Even though the government officials know very well that ... Read more...

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Moscow to have electric-car charging stations


February 29th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow could set up several hundreds of charging stations for electric cars within the next few years, an official said.Andrei Konovalov, general director of the ... Read more...

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Tweaking batteries for faster electric cars


February 27th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Faster and more powerful electric cars may now be possible by tweaking capacitors, a kind of energy storage device like a battery, suggests a study.Imagine an ... Read more...

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Mahindra Satyam to participate in World Economic Forum


January 17th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, will participate in the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, scheduled Jan 25-27.The Hyderabad-based firm ... Read more...

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Polaris plans to launch electric cars in India


December 24th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 23 (IANS) Polaris India, the multi-terrain vehicles major, plans to launch electric cars in the country after solving issues like infrastructure.The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries ... Read more...

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Fire in crash test of Chevy Volt launches investigation


November 28th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has commenced investigation into the potential of electric cars catching fire. The administration released a statement saying there are ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Cellphone batteries to recharge in 15 minutes


November 18th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Scientists are closer to developing a cellphone battery that will take just 15 minutes to recharge and last more than a week.A team of Northwestern University ... Read more...

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South Korea to offer tax incentives for electric cars


October 12th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Oct 12 (IANS) South Korea plans to offer tax incentives for electric car buyers from next year in a bid to help promote sales of energy-saving vehicles, a government ... Read more...

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Mahindra to launch Reva NXR in six months


October 7th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Electric automobile manufacturer Mahindra Reva will launch its new car NXR in the next six months, says a top company official."We are at the final ... Read more...

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New material alginate to boost battery life


September 11th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Scientists have extracted a promising new material, alginate, which can boost battery life.Researchers from the Clemson University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have extracted the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indians unwilling to pay premium for electric cars


August 18th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Indian car buyers are not willing to pay premium/higher price for a battery powered car than the conventional car unlike their counterparts in many other markets, ... Read more...

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China to welcome foreign investors in emerging industries


April 11th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 11 (ANI): China has said it will encourage foreign investment in the country's emerging industries.According to new guidelines issued by the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council, China will ... Read more...

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Battery research will give electric cars the same range as petrol ones


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Danish experts have suggested that more research into batteries was needed to give electric cars the same range as petrol cars.The Achilles' heel of the electric car remains ... Read more...

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New software makes future electric cars closer to reality


March 15th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Scientists are coming up with new software that would help speed up the process of development of future electric cars.Lack of charging stations and limited battery life have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Electric cars ‘are as dirty as diesel cars’


February 24th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): The amount of pollution generated by electric cars is similar to that of a frugal conventional diesel car, according to UK consumer watchdogs.Experts at Which? said electric cars ... Read more...

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A wind-powered car that covered 5,000 km in barely $16


February 14th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 14 (IANS) It's a car that travelled a distance of 5,000 km in Australia at a cost of just $16. Wondering how? Well, it was powered by the wind.The Wind ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Energy from car brakes could cut fuel consumption


February 8th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Every time the brake is applied in a car, energy is generated. Though the energy is not used, new research shows that it is perfectly possible to save ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Air hybrid vehicles could halve fuel consumption in future


February 8th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Researchers in Sweden are exploring air hybrid automobiles as possible alternatives to electric hybrid cars, claiming they could halve fuel consumption by using the energy generated from vehicle ... Read more...

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Nissan’s ‘too quiet’ electric cars fitted with speakers


February 6th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 06 (ANI): Multinational automaker, Nissan, have fitted 29,000-pound Nissan Leaf with a speaker so that it makes a noise as it approaches.Nissan are the makers of the first mass production ... Read more...

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Rich nations asked to transfer green techniques


February 5th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) "It is imperative that industrialised countries transfer clean technologies to developing countries at low cost or no cost," Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new method to create atom-thin ‘nanosheets’


February 4th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new simple, fast, and inexpensive method of splitting layered materials to produce atom thin 'nanosheets.'The find has led to a range of novel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chevy Volt: A Winner From GM’s Stable!


January 15th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Chevrolet Volt, the eco-friendly hybrid car from the stable of GM has played a major role in resurrecting the image of the company. Since its debut, ... Read more...

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GM’s Camaro outsells Ford’s Mustang


January 10th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first time in 24 years, General Motor’s Chevy Camaro managed to beat Ford’s Mustang in sales.The 2010 sales figures revealed that the Camaro sold ... Read more...

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Gadgets to watch out for at the CES 2011


January 5th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Las Vegas, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 2011 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show is being eagerly awaited.As with all the previous years, this year, there are several gadgets to look out ... Read more...

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Electric car REVAi to be marketed in Pune


December 11th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Shivaji SalunkePune, Dec.11 (ANI): Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Limited has announced that REVAi vehicle would be available at four Mahindra dealers in Pune.This is one of the major initiatives announced ... Read more...

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Stackable electric cars, telepresence screens ‘just a generation away’


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): According to a new vision of the future set out today, stackable electric cars and 'telepresence' screens are just one generation away.The study, Megacities on the Move, suggests ... Read more...

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26,000 km trip shows `green’ car’s efficiency


November 24th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) "Fun, fast, clean and efficient" is the slogan of the electric convertible that five students from a British university drove from Alaska to South America's Patagonia region ... Read more...

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China to unveil new auto plan, sell 1 mn electric cars


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 23 (IANS) China, the world's largest auto market, will unveil a new plan for its auto industry in December under which it plans to sell one million electric cars annually ... Read more...

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Soon: Electric cars that get charged without electricity!


November 11th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A Kiwi firm has developed a technology that can charge an electric car with the help of magnetic fields.Though it's not the first time someone has discovered wireless ... Read more...

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U.S. Spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV Has Been Unveiled


November 10th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is true that Nissan has outpaced other car manufacturers in the race for electric cars but Mitsubishi was among the first few companies to declare ... Read more...

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Electric Car Leaf From Nissan In Spotlight


November 6th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Japan based car maker Nissan is banking heavily on the much touted Leaf electric car to boost its image. The company is traditionally viewed at the ... Read more...

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Movie Director Ron Howard refuses to remove gay joke from ‘The Dilemma’


November 1st, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Movie director Ron Howard maintains that the gay joke in the upcoming movie “The Dilemma” will not be removed from the movie. The joke was removed ... Read more...

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