The Mission E concept car, designed to rival Tesla's popular Model S, was unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show - the vehicle's battery can be 80% charged in around 15 minutes
John Krafcik has been named as the first chief executive of Google's self driving car project - Mr. Krafcik is a former CEO of Hyundai USA.
The UK's Oil and Gas Authority announced on Monday that it had given the go ahead to the development of the Culzean gas field, which is said to be the biggest gas field discovered in the North Sea in a decade.
Documents obtained by The Guardian show that Apple is building a self driving car and looking for locations in the San Francisco Bay Area to test the vehicle, according to a report published by the news provider on Friday.
A nuclear reactor in Kagoshima prefecture went back online on Tuesday despite public opposition - it is the first nuclear plant to be restarted since the Fukushima disaster in March 2011.