Imagine being able to charge your electric car in minutes rather than hours, or your smartphone in seconds.That's the enticing prospect being touted by researchers who reckon they've discovered a new material that could boost the performance of a carbon-based supercapacitor - sometimes called an ultracapacitor - a type of energy storage device that can be charged very quickly and offload its power very quickly, too. Go to Story (offsite) ›
The Kona Electric will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland next week. It's based on Hyundai's small gasoline-powered Kona SUV.
With the standard battery, the Kona Electric will have a range of about 186 miles. With an optional high-capacity battery it could go as far as 292 miles. These figures are based on new European driving test designed to yield more realistic results than tests that have been used before.Go to Story (offsite) ›