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BYU electric car breaks another land speed record

BYU electric car breaks another land speed record

PROVO, Utah, Sept. 19 (UPI) --An ultralight electric car, an E1 streamliner called Electric Blue, just set a new land speed record for vehicles in its class, averaging 204.9 mph.
Brooks Hays
All Tesla's patents are belong to you

All Tesla's patents are belong to you

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 12 (UPI) --Tesla CEO Elon Musk has surprised everyone by making patents held by the car manufacturer public in support of the advancement of electric vehicle technology.
Ananth Baliga

Trade deficit drags on growth, jobs creation

Tuesday, the Commerce Department reported the March deficit on international trade in goods and services was $40.4 billion.
Peter Morici
Mark Zuckerberg: "Creative Labs is basically unbundling the big blue app"

Mark Zuckerberg: "Creative Labs is basically unbundling the big blue app"

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 16 (UPI) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees new initiative Creative Labs as a way to create new apps, detaching existing functionalities than can become stand-alone apps.
Ananth Baliga
GM ignition recall prompts investigations, Tesla sales

GM ignition recall prompts investigations, Tesla sales

Recalls are a fact of life in the automobile business.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
New York car dealers press for ban on Tesla's direct sales

New York car dealers press for ban on Tesla's direct sales

ALBANY, N.Y., March 14 (UPI) -- New York auto dealers want the state to ban the direct sale of Tesla all-electric cars to shoppers.

Ariz., Nev., N.M., Texas finalists for Tesla battery-making plant

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. said Wednesday the four finalists for its new battery pack manufacturing plant are Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.

Charge 'sharing' by electric cars could ease strain on power grid

BURLINGTON, Vt., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- While electric vehicles are good in terms of reduced oil consumption and air pollution they may strain an aging U.S. electrical infrastructure, researchers say.
Chicago Auto Show, Tesla's cross country trek

Chicago Auto Show, Tesla's cross country trek

The Chicago Auto Show is known as a "consumers" show, and this year it's good to be in the market for a new vehicle.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Britain announces plan to become world leader in electric cars

LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Britain announced a program, backed by major vehicle manufacturers, with a goal of making the country a world leader in electric cars.
Increased electric car usage will not reduce greenhouse emissions

Increased electric car usage will not reduce greenhouse emissions

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Despite attempts to increase the use of electric cars, new research suggests that even if there was a sharp increase in such vehicles by 2050, these efforts would not significantly bring down emissions.
Ananth Baliga
Corvette Stingray, Silverado pickup earn top honors

Corvette Stingray, Silverado pickup earn top honors

Trucks made as much news as cars at the Detroit auto show -- but no automaker made more news than General Motors.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Tesla breaking into Chinese market

BEIJING, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Rising demand for luxury cars in China could provide a profitable environment for electric car maker Tesla, the head of a Chinese trade group said.
Fast-chargers may boost plug-in electrics, LA Auto Show

Fast-chargers may boost plug-in electrics, LA Auto Show

Range anxiety and the extra cost of battery technology remain among the biggest obstacles to wider adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Tesla Fires spark U.S. investigation; shares extinguish slightly

Tesla Fires spark U.S. investigation; shares extinguish slightly

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Tesla is under investigation after three electric Model S fires in a five-week span, bringing the new-age automaker into increased skepticism from the government, and from investors.
Sonali Basak
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Members of the media photograph the Dodge EV, Chrysler's first prototype electric roadster, during a media preview to showcase advance electric vehicles currently in production by General Motors, Ford and Chrysler on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 4, 2008. The CEO's of the three automakers testified on the state of the American car industry on Capitol Hill today. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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An electric car is an alternative fuel car that uses electric motors and motor controllers instead of an internal combustion engine (ICE). Currently, in most cases, electrical power is derived from battery packs carried on board the vehicle. Other energy storage methods that may come into use in the future include the use of ultracapacitors, or storage of energy in a spinning flywheel.

The term electric vehicle is often used, implying, in context, an electric road vehicle, though in its broader sense it covers all vehicles with electrical propulsion including trains and trams.

Vehicles that make use of both electric motors and other types of engine are known as hybrid electric vehicles and are not considered pure electric vehicles (EVs) because they operate in a charge-sustaining mode. Hybrid vehicles with batteries that can be charged externally from an external source are called plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and become pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs) during their charge-depleting mode. Other types of electric vehicles besides cars include light trucks and neighborhood electric vehicles.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "electric cars."
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