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A Real-Time Visualization Of Electrical Activity In The Brain Is Here And It's Beautiful

Is the electrical activity in your brain different when you watch an episode of Game of Thrones on HBO and when you read the same scene in one of the books? A visualization built by the Neuroscape Lab at the University of California, San Francisco could show you the answer. The visualization is …

Electric Cars Will Be Cheaper Than Conventional Cars Soon

Regular readers of Gas2 already know the electric car revolution we crave will not happen until a few critical factors take place. First, a …

Georgia passes $200 electric car fee: Why are states punishing people for buying efficient vehicles?

Super-fuel-efficient cars have become political footballs. Supporters argue that investing in battery technology and the development of hybrid and …

Against All Grain

• <b>Author:</b> Danielle Walker<p>Having battled an autoimmune disease the modern-medicine way for many years, Danielle Walker took matters into her own hands and set out to regain her health through the medicine of food. After four years of turning her kitchen into a laboratory for revamping her culinary …

Designing Sound Effects To Gently Warn Pedestrians Of Silent Vehicles

Sound stylings for electric cars<p><i>Above: Acoustic engineers tested alert sounds for EVs against more common street sounds like a “big truck” or a common automobile (“Mitsu 1156 rpm”), to learn which were most effective and audible without being irritating. Credit: Quartz/Delta</i><p>We rely heavily upon our …

Rimac's 1088 Horsepower Concept_One is the Electric Hyper Car of the Future

If you think EVs are stuck in the slow lane, forget about it - Croatia-based electric carmaker Rimac has created an all-electric supercar with 1,088 …

Supercars

Waves by Abel Korzeniowski

Electric cars could produce efficiencies for national electric grid

A team based at the University of Delaware has developed a way to use electric car batteries to make the power grid more stable and resilient.<p>One of the project’s leaders, Professor Willett Kempton, says the system could earn real cash for electric car owners. The idea is to allow electric car …

2013 Honda Fit EV

More efficient, not as carefree.<p>TESTED<p>We’re quite the fanboys of Honda’s Fit. It’s won comparo after comparo, and it’s been named to our 10Best list every year since 2007. Why? It rations fossil fuel with some of the best in the subcompact class while displaying the ability to swallow people and …

Nissan Leaf leads growth in April electric car sales

The numbers are tiny, and it remains very much a niche market, but April’s sales figures suggest electric cars are beginning to catch on.<p>Electric …

Do electric cars save money?

Buying an all-electric car is likely to get less expensive. For 2013, Nissan has cut the price of its pure-electric Leaf by several thousand dollars, from $35,200 for the 2012 model to $28,800 for the 2013 Leaf.<p>After the initial cash outlay for an EV purchase, driving an electric car is certainly …

Electric Test Update!

Our Honda Fit EV survives the winter, charges into spring<p>We’ve been driving the Honda Fit EV long-term-test car since October. It has now escorted us through a titanic bitch-slap of a hurricane, an onslaught of sleety wickedness, multiple periods of erratic warming, and a freak-show winter finale …

Electric Vehicles

Face It: Automakers Relegating EVs To Perpetual Niche Status

Despite continued protestations that truly mainstream electric vehicles are on their way — really, just wait a <i>little</i> bit longer! — it’s pretty obvious at this point that automakers are relegating EVs to niche status for now, and likely for a long time to come.<p>BMW is just the latest brand to make …

Swerving Around Barriers and Moving Electric Cars

The electric car needs a jumpstart. It’s not unexpected and it should not be a deterrent to moving forward with production. After all, emerging technologies are more expensive than the prevailing alternatives and each has its own idiosyncrasies that must be overcome.<p>In the case of all-electric …

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV EPA Range, MPGe Announced

General Motors will launch its first all-electric car in 14 years this summer. The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV, an electrified version of the company’s subcompact Spark hatchback, is a welcome sequel to the two-door GM EV1 that retired in 1999–and by the numbers, its overall performance isn’t far off …

Are Electric Vehicles Really Zero-Emission?

As the owner of the first Nissan Leaf electric car sold in Maine, it is my pleasure to give slide presentations to various groups about the history, benefits, and personal experiences of driving an electric vehicle.<p>After a showing of the movie <i>Revenge of the Electric Car</i>, I was participating in a …