Toyota Rumored to be Readying a Hybrid Sports Car 1-2 Punch

As a result of the surprising success of the Honda CR-Z in Japan (and, let’s be honest, it is surprising) two long-since-thought-dead Toyota sport hybrid projects — the FT-HS concept and a revamped MR2 successor — are apparently back on the table

Amyris Enters Into Multi-Products Collaboration and Off-Take Agreements With P First Amyris Product to Head to Commercial Scale Production

Synthetic biology company Amyris, Inc. has entered into a series of agreements with The Procter & Gamble Company. These agreements include collaboration terms focused on the use of Amyris’s renewable product farnesene (Biofene) in certain specialty c…

Microcab to Source 10 High-Temperature PEM Fuel Cells from Serenergy for Vehicle Demonstrators

A Microcab urban car. Click to enlarge.UK-based Microcab Industries Ltd. has ordered 10 Serenus high-temperature (HT) 3kW PEM fuel cell systems from Denmark-based Serenergy A/S for use in Microcab’s next generation of demonstration fuel cell h…

Sony Develops 1.2 kWh Li-ion Module for Stationary Applications; Olivine-type Lithium Iron Phosphate

Sony has developed an energy storage module using lithium-ion rechargeable batteries made with olivine-type lithium iron phosphate as the cathode material. Key features of olivine-type lithium iron phosphate cell include high power output, long-life pe…

Mustang V-6 Averages 48.5 mpg in Lap Challenge at Bristol

A 2011 V-6 Ford Mustang turned in average fuel economy of 48.5 mpg during the Mustang 1,000 Lap Challenge at Bristol Motor Speedway; the average speed was 43.9 mph.

The Mustang 1,000 Lap Challenge was designed to demonstrate that a stock produc…