Automobiles

Mitsubishi Stops Production of Peugeot iOn & Citroen C-Zero

August 15, 2012 / No Comments

Lower-than expected sales have forced Mitsubishi Motors to terminate the production of Peugeot iOn and Citroen C-Zero. However, Mitsubishi and PSA Peugeot Citroen have said that this was just a temporary halt. Peugeot iOn and Citroen C-Zero are based on Mitsubishi's i-MiEV. Both were produced in Mizushima,Japan. According to the date released by market research firm JATO Dynamics, PSA managed to ...

Boston’s Swing Power Cells to Feature in BAIC Vehicles

August 13, 2012 / No Comments

Boston-Power has announced that the company has entered into a multi-year agreement with Beijing Electric Vehicle Company (BJEV), the electric vehicle delivery arm of Beijing Automotive Industry Company (BAIC). As per the deal, Boston will provide battery systems to the Chinese company. Boston-Power's battery systems will be used in the electric vehicles starting in 2012. Boston-Power's award-winning battery systems will support ...

Be an environmentally-friendly driver! How?

August 8, 2012 / No Comments

Although we'll always need cars to get from A to B, that isn't to say we shouldn't take the time to consider the effect that motoring has on the world around us. Driving has a substantial impact on the environment, but there are ways this can be countered. Read on to find out more about what steps you can take. One ...

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI is US’ Most Fuel-Efficient Convertible

August 8, 2012 / No Comments

If latest EPA ratings are anything to go by, 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI gives you the pleasure of riding a top-end convertible while saving a ton of money at the gas station. According to the ratings, 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is the most fuel-efficient one in the US. This Convertible features a diesel four-cylinder engine that produces 140 horsepower. It gives ...

Nissan Launches Serena S-Hybrid in Japan

August 6, 2012 / No Comments

Nissan has launched the hybrid variant of its minivan (vehicle with three rows of seats) Serena in Japan. Dubbed as the Serena S-Hybrid, it has started the sales this week. This green variant comes in two-wheel as well as four-wheel-drive versions. It gets 15.2 kilometers per liter in two-wheel-drive mode. This is almost equal to 36 miles per gallon as estimated ...

BMW Provides Remote-Controlled MINIs for the London Olympics

August 6, 2012 / No Comments

We already know that BMW has provided a fleet of hybrids and electric MINI Coopers for the ongoing 2012 London Olympic Games. Along with that the company has also supplied a fleet of small remote-controlled MINI Coopers. These small remote-controlled vehicles are deployed specifically to clear the field during Olympic events. These MINI Coopers are 1/4th the size of the original ...

BMW to Sell E-Vehicles Online

August 1, 2012 / No Comments

In an attempt to attract more buyers, BMW will sell its cars online for the first time. And the vehicles to be sold online are its electric autos. BMW's i brand vehicles, which include the i3, i8 and i8 Spyder concepts will be sold online. However, since the German car maker has not revealed any details regarding the online sales, we ...

2013 Lincoln MKZ Price Starts at $35,925

July 31, 2012 / No Comments

Lincoln knows that it will have to woo customers with new offerings if it wants to turn the corner. The company has just announced that the 2013 MKZ will be priced from $35,925 and that the car will go on sale in the US this fall. The vehicle has got interior nicely done. It features leather seats, wood trim, a digital ...

BMW Unveils Next-Gen E-Scoter ‘C evolution’

July 30, 2012 / No Comments

BWM has unveiled its future e-scooter. Called BMW C evolution, it's now a near production prototype, which the German automaker said would be released soon. From the looks of it, the e-scooter seems just perfect for the urban life. It features an 8 kWh battery. The top speed of the scooter is electronically limited to 75 mph. The electric motor gives ...

BMW ActiveHybrid 7 Price Starts at $84,895

July 30, 2012 / No Comments

BMW has announced the price list for the 2013 ActiveHybrid 7 model. For the US variant of this hybrid vehicle, the starting price is $84,895. The luxury model features 3.0-liter, six-cylinder, twin-scroll turbocharged engine. It has a 40-kW electric motor. It has the same drivetrain as the other models from the company's ActiveHybrid lineup. The German automaker claims that the hybrid power ...