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Electric Cars


An electric car is an alternative fuel automobile that is propeled by electric motors and motor controllers, in place of more common propulsion methods such as the internal combustion engine (ICE). Electric cars are specifically a variety of electric vehicle created or adapted for use on the road. They are commonly powered by on-board battery packs, and as such are battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Other on-board energy storage methods that are expected to come into use in the future include ultracapacitors, fuel cells, and a spinning flywheel which stores kinetic energy. Read More

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Apple iPhone 5S at Apple Inc's Media Event in Cupertino, 2013
iPhone 6 Will Not Ditch Wireless Charging? Patent Report Says Wireless Charging Feature is Revolutionary, June Release

By IBTimes AU

Apple’s upcoming flagship phone, iPhone 6, may feature wireless charging contrary to earlier reports. A new patent sighting reveals that Apple is interested in manufacturing wireless charging docks. The patent reported focuses on wireless charging docks for mobile devices. (Feb 11)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, MANUFACTURING, THE NEW YORK TIMES, IPOD, NEW YORK

Rare earths
Rare Earths in Canada: Quebec Flourishes with Untapped Heavy Rare Earths

By IBTimes AU

Canada's Quebec have enough heavy rare earths minerals to spur the demand for electric cars in the future, a study made by the KPMG-SECOR commissioned by Matamec Explorations Inc. and Toyotsu Rare Earth Canada (TRECan) had revealed recently. (Feb 04)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, RARE EARTH

Top Five Technology Innovations of 2013

By IBTimes UK

2013 was the year science fiction was brought to our everyday lives, thanks to Google, Tesla and others. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, GOLD, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL

Tesla Model S Cars Could Put You On Fire, Literally

By Industry Leaders Magazine

Latest news could lead you to one conclusion: Seems like Elon Musk is having fire trouble in last six weeks. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: MEXICO

Top 10 Most Cost-Effective Hybrid Cars: Lexus CT 200h, Lincoln MKZ, Audi Q5 and More [PHOTOS]

By IBTimes IN

The demand for hybrid cars has increased drastically worldwide over the last few years, as these cars help check petroleum costs and help save environment by minimizing carbon footprints. Here are top 10 most cost-effective hybrid cars in the world. (Nov 09)

MORE TOPICS: TOYOTA, VOLKSWAGEN

The Right Time for Buying an Electric Car

By Industry Leaders Magazine

Eight States pledge for Zero-Emission Vehicles. Governors of eight states announced a groundbreaking initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) on the roads by 2025. (Nov 07)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK

China Opposes Release of WTO's Rare Earths Report Favouring US, Japan and EU

By IBTimes UK

Beijing asserts right to curb export of essential minerals indispensable for hi-tech industries. (Nov 01)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, WTO, EUROPEAN UNION, JAPAN, RARE EARTH

Tesla Expands US Supercharger Network to Create 1,700 Miles of Free Driving

By IBTimes UK

Tesla opens West Coast Supercharger network, letting Model S owners drive 1,700 mile route with free, rapid recharging. (Oct 31)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL, LOS ANGELES, LONDON

At Least 21,000 Canadians Die Each Year Due to Air Pollution

By IBTimes AU

A study by researchers from the University of British Columbia's School of Population and Public Health has found that at least 21,000 Canadians die each year due to air pollution. (Oct 23)

MORE TOPICS: ASTHMA, CANCER

Elon Musk as James Bond, Musk Plans to Install Tesla Engine in 007 Lotus Esprit Submarine

By Industry Leaders Magazine

Billionaire investor and one of the Industry Leaders, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, a man capable of building electric cars and space launch vehicles has a new wish. Now he wants to create a car that can convert into a submarine. (Oct 22)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH AFRICA