Automobiles

Peugeot Onyx Supercar Concept Shown Ahead of Paris Motor Show

September 13, 2012 / No Comments

All automotive enthusiasts are anxiously waiting for the Paris Motor Show, which is scheduled to take place later this month. In that tight period of anticipation, French automaker Peugeot has unveiled the concept ahead of its premiere. Since its video has been revealed, everyone expects the machine to be a wild one. Though much information has not been provided, it is ...

Mitsubishi Plug-In Hybrid SUV is World’s First

September 10, 2012 / No Comments

Mitsubishi Motors has announced it will launch the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV by the beginning of the next year. Compared to the other variants like gasoline or diesel SUVs, this hybrid SUV, which can now be charged from a domestic outlet, will be greener. The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that is connected to ...

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Range Rover to hit Street in 2013

September 7, 2012 / No Comments

Land Rover has announced that it will present its diesel-electric hybrid Range Rover in 2013. Land Rover’s mission to build fuel efficient hybrids will reach another milestone with this launch. Land Rover will make it available in 2012 and on the road in 2013.  The new Range Rover will be equipped with a 5-liter V-8, making 375 horsepower, and a ...

Yo Mobile Launch Pushed to 2015

September 6, 2012 / No Comments

Hybrid vehicle giant Yo Auto will push back the launch of its Yo Mobile model to early 2015. Yo Auto is the auto division of former Russian presidential hopeful Mikhail Prokhorov. The delay has come about due to some supply issues from a US-based parts maker, whose identity wasn't disclosed. In late 2010, Prokhorov said that Yo Mobile will be launched ...

GM to Cancel Hybrid Truck Program

September 4, 2012 / No Comments

General Motors plans to discontinue its hybrid program for its next generation full-size pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles. At present, vehicles like the Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, GMC Sierra, Yukon and Cadillac Escalade use the company’s effective but expensive two-mode hybrid technology. However, when contacted, a GM official said that the company could not comment on future products or related technologies.Historically, the ...

Renault’s Twizy EV dons new colors

September 3, 2012 / No Comments

Twizy may be French by birth. But the two-seater cutie from Renault has just donned new colors to make it more appealing to the British roads. In an effort to focus on the customization possibilities of the car, Renault has made the car available in different colors, including the Union Jack. Renault had launched the Twizy in France in March and ...

Nissan Donates Leaf Vehicles, Charging Stations to Tennessee University

August 31, 2012 / No Comments

In an effort to promote the use of electric vehicles, Nissan has decided to provide two Leafs vehicles and electrical vehicles charging stations to MiddleTennesseeState University. According to the University, the vehicles will be used as part of school’s vehicle fleet, while the charging stations can be used by students, faculty and visitors. The university is situated southeast near the Nissan factory ...

Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid Price Starts at $55800

August 21, 2012 / No Comments

The 2013 E400 Hybrid Mercedes–Benz is driving into showrooms sporting a price tag starting from $55800. The car that was shown during the start of the current year, comes incorporated with a V6 gasoline engine that returns 302 hp (225 kW / 306 PS) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. The 20 kW electric motor chips in with an extra ...

ELR Production Version Coming Out Next Year

August 20, 2012 / No Comments

We already knew that the production model of the Cadillac ELR extended-range plug-in hybrid coupe will come out any day as it was confirmed sometime back. Now the news is that Cadillac will debut production version of the ELR at next year's Pebble Beach Concours. So we are likely to see the 2014 year model a year earlier. ELR features the ...

Ford C-Max Hybrid Gets 47 MPG EPA Rating

August 16, 2012 / No Comments

Ford C-Max Hybrid has been awarded with an even 47 MPG in both city and highway driving in the EPA rating. Thus C-Max has become the first hybrid to be considered as a provident auto in city as well as on highways. Thus Ford has also beaten its direct competitor the Toyota Prius V. Prius V was awarded an EPA rating ...