German carmaker Volkswagen and Japan's Sanyo Electric Co will jointly develop a lithium-ion bat tery to be used in hybrid and electric cars, the Nikkei Financial Daily reported on Sunday. Volkswagen will aim to start importing and using the battery in its hybrid and electric cars by 2012, the Nikkei said. Sanyo makes nickel-hydrogen batteries that can be recharged repeatedly and Volkswagen and subsidiary Audi AG in the Volkswagen Group's first hybrid model to be rolled out as early as next year will use the batteries.

A s part of its environment policy and in a bid to reduce carbon footprint, the Force India Formula One team on Friday announced its part nership with Vectrix UK Ltd, producers of the world's first high-performance, zero emission, electric motorcycle. Vectrix will supply the team two Force India-branded electric maxiscooters to use at races, tests and at its Silverstone factory. The pioneering bikes run exclusively on battery power, which is recharged by plugging the onboard charger into any standard electrical outlet.

Waste Management Inc said on Monday it would open the largest-ever facility to turn landfill gas into vehicle fuel, which will then be used in its own California collection trucks. The project will help the largest US trash hauler develop a source of low-carbon fuel, which is expected to be in wide demand when states such as California begin requiring drivers to cut their carbon dioxide emissions. "We think there's going to be a very significant demand for the fuel," said Waste Management spokesman Kent Stoddard.

Is my sustainability work consonant with the gravity of the climate crisis and the urgency of the ecological challenges we face? At Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), as a complement to our work on renewable energy hedges, we are working to transform energy use on campus. One project underway is a system of grid-tied electric vehicles (Vehicle to Grid or V2G) combined with a solar photovoltaic charging system and smart computer control.

Kleiner Perkins is joining hands with another clean technology-focused venture capital firm and a Norwegian company to bring electric cars to the United States, signalling a Silicon Valley push to make American driving greener. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Boston-based RockPort Capital Partners and electric car maker Think Global will create a new Menlo Park, California-based company called Think North America. The deal was announced on Monday at the Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference in Pasadena, California.

The General Motors Corp will need to offer small vehicles at very low prices to reach first-time car buyers in China and hit the fastest-growing segment of the industry's biggest boom market, a senior executive said on Friday.

India's largest vehicle maker Tata Motors has received the Thailand government's approval for setting up a greenfield facility to manufacture eco-cars at an estimated investment of Rs 760-1,015 cr

The UK-based Ultra Motor Company has pulled out of a technical collaboration with the Munjals of the Hero group for the electric two-wheeler company, Hero Ultra Pvt Ltd.

The Nano, the Rs 1 lakh vehicle from the Tata Motors stable, has found an unexpected champion - the environmental group, Worldwatch.

A student of CT Institute of Engineering, Management and Technology, Jalandhar, (CTIEMT) demonstrated a car designed by him made from recycled waste parts collected from a junkyard.