cars
Qualcomm Tests a Wireless Charging Road

Mobile tech giant Qualcomm has pulled off an interesting stunt in the world of electric cars, claiming to have created the first wireless-charging bit of road. Read More >>

science
New Research Shows Electric Brain Stimulation Can Help Memory

Zapping the brain with small bursts of electricity in hopes of improving memory isn’t a brand new concept, but a new study shows that the experimental therapy could be more effective than previous studies indicated. A team of neuroscientist from the University of Pennsylvania are the first to successfully demonstrate that electrical stimulation to the brain can have restorative effects. Read More >>

cars
Startup Tests Car-Charging Lamp Posts in London

A new business in London has the dream of adding electric car chargers to many of the city's lamp posts, meaning that even the people who live in the converted loft up on the fourth floor that doesn't even have any windows (£1,450pm, shared bathroom) can manage to charge their contract hire BMW i3s while they sleep. Read More >>

cars
Should Electric Cars Go Whoosh or Vroom?

Electric car makers have until 2019 to decide what kinds of sounds their vehicles should project to warn pedestrians of their approach, when it becomes compulsory for EVs sold inside the EU to make some sort of vrooming sound. And some developers are already on the case. Read More >>

transport
Easyjet Collaborates on Electric Passenger Jet

A company promising the eco dream of electric flight says it might have a model ready, oh, within about ten years or so, with budget flier Easyjet helping steer the development on the commercial side of things. Read More >>

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cars
Energy Companies Are Already Planning to Limit Electric Car Charging

The futuristic electric car utopia is under threat before it's even arrived, as one UK electricity supplier warns that charging points may have to be time-delayed to avoid the commuters of the country smashing the grid to pieces when they all plug their e-cars in to charge at 6:25pm every evening. Read More >>

bikes
Electric MotoGP Races are Coming by 2019

The organiser of the MotoGP bike racing series is about to embrace the electric movement, revealing a plan to introduce a standalone electric bike event to run alongside the petrol MotoGP tournaments from the 2019 season. Read More >>

cars
Bentley’s EXP12 Speed 6e Has Two Chairs and an Electric Motor

Bentley has a new car to show us, if concepts count as cars -- the EXP12 Speed 6e. The 'e' meaning electric, the '6' meaning it has six... wheels. Read More >>

cars
Shell is Bringing Electric Chargers to UK Garages This Year

Petrol enthusiast Shell will soon start letting electric vehicle owners recharge at some of their UK service stations and forecourts, as it foresees a future in which more money is made from selling coffees to stressed dads while they endure a 30-minute charging break than from flogging boring old refined oil. Read More >>

cars
EU Carmakers Team up to Triple Tesla’s Charging Power

BMW, Volkswagen, Ford and Daimler are planning their own European supercharger network to help refill the electric cars of the future, with the current plan, the invention of technology permitting, being to create a grid of 350 kilowatt chargers -- that's nearly three times the charging capacity of the Tesla cars' supercharger. Read More >>

cars
Honda’s NeuV Electric Concept Has Feelings and Can Drive Itself

Honda's decided that the Consumer Electronic Show is where electric self-driving cars belong, so that's where we'll see the NeuV for the first time in January. It's described as being an "EV commuter vehicle equipped with artificial intelligence" so even when travelling alone there will be someone to argue with about what sort of music to listen to. Read More >>

transport
The Classic Vespa Scooter Is Finally Going Electric

There’s not much info aside from “we promise it’s coming,” but Vespa has finally revealed it’s making an electric version of its iconic scooter. Read More >>

bikes
All-Electric Bike Hire Scheme Launches in Exeter

The city of Exeter has launched the first city-wide electric bike hire scheme in the UK, with the five hire sites of today -- including one at Exeter Central train station -- hopefully increasing to eight by early next year. Read More >>

cars
This 1970s ‘Flux Capacitor’ is the World’s Fastest Road-Legal Electric Car

A modified version of an electric car originally built in the UK back in the 1970s now claims to be the fastest EV in the world, thanks to a racing enthusiast who replaced the car's original 8hp power unit with a more modern version capable of outputting some 800bhp. Read More >>

cars
Black Cab Clones Expected After Judge’s ‘Not Distinctive Enough’ Ruling

A court struggle over the launch of unofficial variants of London's black cabs has been decided in favour of those that want to create their own versions of the jellymould taxis, with a judge finding that the shape of the car's shell isn't distinctive enough to be trademarked. Read More >>