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A Range Tracker for Electric Cars
A major shortcoming of electric cars is drivers’ uncertainty over how far the vehicle can be driven before the battery dies, a phenomenon known as “range anxiety.” But a new Web-based tool developed by KTH researchers promises to show just how far an electric car can go before the charge runs out.
Carbon fibre from wood is used to build car
Remember wood paneled station wagons? Well, wood is back, but this time it's not for aesthetics — it's for reducing vehicle weight with renewable materials. Swedish researchers have just produced the world's first model car with a roof and battery made from wood-based carbon fibre.