Audi drives towards solar car roofs

  Audi has teamed up with Chinese company Hanergy to develop solar roofs for cars. Alta Devices, a subsidiary of the Chinese firm, will design the glass sunroof with integrated solar cells, with the aim of boosting the range of Audi’s electric vehicles. Eventually, the firms hope to cover almost the entire roof surface with […]

$36m for US research to ease ‘range anxiety’ for EVs

A US research agency is allocating $36 million (£23.1 million) of funding to 22 projects around the country to ease “range anxiety” for drivers considering electric vehicles (EVs). The grants are awarded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) as part of the Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage Systems (RANGE) programme. Its […]