Chrysler announced it will produce three different electric-drive vehicles as part of its 2010 line of cars. The automaker has developed an electric-drive version for each of its brands Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge. Chrysler will begin to introduce its electric vehicles next year for government, business and utilities. The cars were developed by Chrysler's ENVI organization, which is dedicated to developing electric-drive vehicles. The electric-drive technology is applied to the front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and body-on-frame four-wheel drive platforms.
With the electric-drive vehicles, or EVs, Chrysler aims to meet consumer demand for alternative-energy cars, as well as improve its corporate image. We have a social responsibility to our consumers to deliver environmentally friendly, fuel-efficient, advanced electric vehicles, and our intention is to meet that responsibility quickly and more broadly than any other automobile manufacturer, says Bob Nardelli, chairman and CEO of Chrysler. The introduction of the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge electric vehicles provides a glimpse of the very near future and demonstrates that we are serious and well along in bringing electric vehicles to market.
Advertised as the "Most Powerful Tablet Under $100," the Kindle Fire HD 6 was too tempting for the team at iFixit to pass up. Join us to find out if inexpensive means cheap, irreparable, or just down right economical. It's teardown time!
The first photos made with a 3D-printed telescope are here and they're not as fuzzy as you might expect. A team from the University of Sheffield beat NASA to the goal. The photos of the Moon were made with a reflecting telescope that cost the research team £100 to make (about $161 US).
The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
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