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2D materials could power electric vehicles to get 500 miles on a single charge

Lithium-air batteries are poised to become the next revolutionary replacement for currently used lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles, cell phones and computers. Lithium-air batteries,...
How to fund roads and make sure electric vehicles pay their share

How to fund roads and make sure electric vehicles pay their share

Since electric vehicles use no gasoline, their drivers pay no gasoline tax. And as more people drive EVs, gas-tax revenue for road repairs is...

Why autonomous vehicles won’t reduce our dependence on cars in cities

The technology of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is progressing rapidly, but have we really thought through how they’ll work in reality? In its report on AVs...

Gatwick drone drama shows how even unarmed UAVs can cause economic chaos and risk...

One of the amazing things about the recent drone incident at London Gatwick is that the appearance of two unmanned aerial vehicles flying into...
Why autonomous vehicles won't reduce our dependence on cars in cities

Why autonomous vehicles won’t reduce our dependence on cars in cities

The technology of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is progressing rapidly, but have we really thought through how they'll work in reality? In its report on AVs...

Switching to electric vehicles could save the US billions, but timing is everything

Today, less than 2 percent of the vehicles Americans buy are electric. But within the next three decades, some automotive industry experts expect electric vehicles...

Rules to boost fuel economy for passenger vehicles will do more good than harm

Scholars from USC and other leading universities conclude that rules on the books to increase fuel economy for passenger vehicles will do more good...

One step closer to more efficient hydrogen cars

Hydrogen-powered vehicles emit only water vapor from their tailpipes, offering a cleaner alternative to fossil-fuel-based transportation. But for hydrogen cars to become mainstream, scientists need...

Why battery-powered vehicles stack up better than hydrogen

Low energy efficiency is already a major problem for petrol and diesel vehicles. Typically, only 20% of the overall well-to-wheel energy is actually used to...

Scientists may soon test hybrid-electric aircraft performance

Although hybrid-electric cars are becoming commonplace, similar technology applied to airplanes comes with significantly different challenges. University of Illinois aerospace engineers are addressing some of...