Helping accelerate the development of electric drive vehicles.


Toyota Prius Escapes Niche to Surge Into Global Top Three

Toyota Motor Corp. (7203)’s Prius, a niche oddity when it went on sale 15 years ago, jumped to the world’s third best-selling car line in the first quarter as U.S. demand and incentives in Japan turned the hybrid into a mainstream hit. Prius sales more than doubled as Toyota extended
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New Hybrid Electric Sports Car Turning Heads

With solar panels on the roof and an electronic hum as the flashy car accelerates, the Fisker Karma is the newest electric vehicle turning heads on metro Tulsa streets and highways. Already, Don Thornton Cadillac has sold nine of the high-end, electric and gasoline generator vehicles
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Five Electric Cars that will Stretch Your Mileage

Cars With Superior Gas Mileage Car technology has come a long way. In the fight to decrease dependency on oil and avoid high gas prices, more electric-powered cars are starting to make their way onto the scene. It’s now possible to get what’s referred to as an mpg equivale
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VW and BASF Offer $63,750 Prize For Energy Storage and Related Innovation

Today Volkswagen AG announced it and BASF SE will be jointly sponsoring what essentially amounts to a world-wide brain trust in the form of an annual contest intended to prompt new ides for electric energy storage. The “Science Award for Electrochemistry” offers a 50,000 prize (about
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Development of The Porsche Super Sports Car Enters Next Phase

918 Spyder prototypes begin testing Atlanta. The Porsche 918 Spyder is on the road: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has taken the driving trials of the super sports car of the future a step further with completion of the initial prototypes. The 918 Spyder is planned for produc
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