General Motors Co. and South Korea's LG Corp.

Students in some rural areas of Karnataka used to literally burn oil, with no electricity at home. No longer. They can carry a few watts from school.

President Obama announced new automobile fuel-efficiency standards on Friday that require an average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

Believe it or not, scientists in Japan claim to have developed a jacket which has an inbuilt air-conditioning system.

Nissan Motor said Tuesday that it was raising the price of the Leaf electric car by several thousand dollars as it prepared to offer the vehicle with additional features in 21 new states by the end of the year.

In the first half of the year, Nissan sold 3,875 of the Leaf electric car in the United States.

Nissan said the 2012 Leaf, which goes on sale in the fall, will cost at least $2,450 mo

KOCHI: Following the footsteps of major cities in the country, Kochi too is marching ahead in its quest to curb the e-waste menace. The Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India (CREDAI), the participating agency for the integrated environment awareness programme organised by the Kochi Corporation, has come up with an e-waste management project.

Johnson Controls expects the number of vehicles built to allow "start-stop" technology will more than triple in five years as automakers worldwide seek better fuel efficiency.

Already included in some vehicles, start-stop allows a car's engine to shut off when the vehicle is at rest, for instance, at a stop light.

MHS Energy, a Chennai-based infrastructure company that offers technology for low maintenance outdoor power solution mainly for the telecom tower infrastructure, has entered into a joint venture with the German-based b+w Electronics Systems to provide technology and R&D support to manufacture solar power solutions for telecom tower infrastructure.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday,

Importers of battery-run electric rickshaws now mull a legal battle challenging a government ban recently slapped on these vehicles across the country.

The government in an inter-ministerial meeting on May 5 banned import and assembly of the vehicles and decided to send off-road those already plying, primarily on the ground that it consumes electricity mostly through illegal connections.

Batteries & meters dictate how we commute, communicate, adopt green technologies and measure. This report in DTE charts evolution of these two technologies and analyses what future holds for them.