Mega Range On Offer In Tata’s REEV Concept ‘Megapixel’

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The Megapixel, an evolved version of the REEV concept ‘Pixel’ the company unveiled in Geneva last year, uses four 10 kilowatt motors attached to the wheels plus a single-cylinder 325cc range-extending engine that runs on petrol. The engine is capable of generating 22 kw of power while charging the lithium ion phosphate battery and add to that the rather light design of Megapixel means it has a net range of 900km and an electric-only range of 87 km.

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Ferrari Prez Vows there will never be an electric Ferrari

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Ferrari president Luca di Montezemelo has stated explicitly that there will never be an electric Ferrari. “You will never see a Ferrari electric because I don’t believe in electric cars, because I don’t think they represent an important step forward for pollution or CO2 or the environment. But, we are working very, very hard on the hybrid Ferrari. This should be the future, and I hope in a couple of years you can see it.”

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Three-Dimensional Film Batteries Charge 100 Times Faster

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Before electric cars can really become a completely viable alternative to the regular gas-powered vehicles on the road, they need to have a way to charge up more quickly. The new 3D film batteries being developed by University of Illinois could be the answer.

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Is that a giant iPod or a Blink EV gas pump?

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Frog Design and ECOtality reveal the Blink, an electric vehicle charger for residential and commercial use set to change the way we fuel automobiles of the future. With its sleek aesthetic and user friendly touch screen, it looks more like a giant iPod than a car charger. This touch screen however is more than just a pretty face; it communicates via smart phone and the Web about information regarding energy consumption and most inexpensive times to charge your EV.

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The truth about “zero emissions”

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First, we should examine where our electricity comes from. It is estimated that in the USA about 50% of electricity is derived from coal. After coal, the second most common energy source is natural gas, which produces about 20% of the USA’s electricity.

The final 30% of the USA’s electricity comes from non-combustible resources (gives off no CO2), what one could consider “green”; Nuclear, Hydro, and finally about 2% of electricity is derived from “renewable resources” Solar and / or wind.

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