Automobiles

Chevrolet Cruze Plug-In Hybrid in the Offing

November 25, 2011 / No Comments

Chevrolet is driving out a new hybrid after their Volt met with a stiff reception. This one is the cheaper and less complex Cruze. Unlike the Volt, which was a plug-in, the Cruze is a plug-in hybrid. That is, the Cruze will be using both petrol and electric power to drive its front wheels. Last year, General Motors had showcased a plug-in ...

How Hybrids Work: KERS Explained

November 24, 2011 / No Comments

Modern hybrid electric vehicles are about 20-35 percent more efficient than their gas-powered counterparts. But where does that efficiency come from? KERS, or kinetic energy recovery systems, play an important role in hybrid electric vehicles and how they reduce fuel consumption. What are KERS? Kinetic energy recovery systems are based on the law of physics that states that energy can be ...

Greenspeed Bio-fuel Powered Pick-Up Truck Breaks Speed Record

November 24, 2011 / No Comments

Boise University has now a green tag against their name to boast about. A team of brilliant students has designed a marvelous pick-up truck that has broken records in the green mobility sector.  The Greenspeed pick-up truck has become the fastest bio-fuel powered vehicle. This modified truck has attained a galloping 155 miles per hour at the El Mirage ...

BMW i3 REx Houses Range-Extending Engine

November 23, 2011 / 1 Comment

BMW i3 REx is warming up in the garage for hitting the roads in 2013. Earlier, when BMW revealed i3, there was news that they would be working on a new variant which should be featuring a 600cc, two-cylinder engine pulled from its motorcycle line. The Bavarian company would be launching two editions of i3. When the standard model comes with ...

Hybrid Car Lovers, You Are Now Safer From Injury in Crash

November 21, 2011 / No Comments

There is one more reason to love your hybrid cars. Besides providing fuel economy, these environment friendly models now offer you safety as well. A research by Highway Loss Data Institute, which studied 25 2003 to 2011 vehicles that featured both conventional and hybrid powertrains, concluded that the occupants in hybrid version are 27% less likely to be injured, in ...

Toyota Prius C Gears Up for Tokyo Show [Video]

November 16, 2011 / No Comments

It is a known fact that Toyota has a slew of new offerings in the green terrain. The Japanese auto giant is now planning a smaller hatchback version of the Prius. Referred to as Prius C, this smaller vehicle will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, which is round the corner. However, we hear the US will have to wait a ...

Ryno Electric Unicycle Set to Fill Sidewalks and Roads [Video]

November 11, 2011 / 2 Comments

The Segway was revolutionary. It ensured its world wide acceptance with the utility, compactness and the space it occupied, as we could see lots of people sliding on the Segway.  Here we got yet another vehicle that may get another popularity crown as it gears up to fill sidewalks and roads. It’s the Ryno electric unicycle. Well it is a unicycle, ...

Mitsubishi Gears Up for Tokyo Show with Green Wheels

November 11, 2011 / No Comments

Adding luscious flavors to this winter, the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011 is around the corner, starting this November 30th and set to run till December 11th. To be certainly be filled with models from Japanese automakers, the show looks set to bring in some green ones. With most of the manufacturers lining up models in the hybrid segment, we have our ...

Tokyo Motor Show to Steal Hearts with Suzuki Small Eco-friendly Vehicles

November 10, 2011 / No Comments

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association is gearing up for 42nd Tokyo Motor Show which will take place at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center from December 2 to 11.  Suzuki,, which focuses on meeting contemporary needs, offering new kinds of value, and delivering genuine pleasure to customers, will feature their new line up of automobiles and motorcycles at this ...

2011 Milan International Motorcycle Show Goes Electric

November 8, 2011 / No Comments

All-electric motorcycle models are growing significantly and it looks like we would be seeing quite a number of appealing models from the manufacturers in the years to come. May be, this is why 2011 Milan International Motorcycle Show decided to be electric! The Milan International Motorcycle Show (more properly known as the Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori, EICMA), which has ...