Automobiles

The Electric Car Debate

September 29, 2011 / 2 Comments

Everybody wants to do their bit for the environment. Switching from a conventional to an electric car is one way to make a difference. But is it a viable option right now? Here are some pros and cons of electric cars that can help you make an informed decision. The Pros of Electric Cars (1) Efficiency of Energy: Electric cars only lose ...

2012 Fisker Karma Hybrid Debuts on CBS Sitcom Two and a Half Men

September 28, 2011 / No Comments

Fisker's $95,900-plus hybrid sedan, the Fisker Karma, has debuted on the hit CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. The Karma will have a reoccurring role being driven by Walden Schmidt, the internet mogul played by Ashton Kutcher. We hear no financial deal has been made  between Fisker and CBS for the appearance of the car in the show. Fisker claims that ...

Mercedes-Benz Concept B-Class E-Cell Plus Charms Frankfurt

September 15, 2011 / No Comments

The Frankfurt Motor Show has been well attended and the electric concepts at the venue have been charming motoring enthusiasts like never before. Merc’s new revelation seems to be attracting fans by the thousands ever since the concept was unwrapped at the podium. Mercedes-Benz brought to the show their Concept B-Class E-Cell Plus hybrid boasting a range of up to 600 ...

Yo-Auto Hybrid Concept Sports Curved Sliding Doors [Video]

September 14, 2011 / No Comments

Yo-Auto will unveil its new hybrid car Yo-Concept at the 2011 Motor Show now on in Frankfurt. The Russian car maker is a lesser known company, but this concept could give them good headlines.  Along with this car, you will also get to see the other hybrid vehicles -Yo-Crossover and Yo-Van in the show. The quirky sedan will be the future ...

2012 Volkswagen Up! Set for Roll Out

September 14, 2011 / 1 Comment

Volkswagen is all geared to release their new compact car - Up!. The 2012 Volkswagen Up will have the world premier appearance in the IAA Frankfurt am Main starting on September15. The entirely new Up! will be the world’s first car in its category to provide the optional automatic city emergency braking feature. The four-seated car is designed purposefully for the ...

Jaguar C-X16 Hybrid Concept Shown [Video]

September 8, 2011 / No Comments

The Frankfurt Auto Show is just round the corner and the Jaguar C-X16 hybrid concept is all set for a complete unveiling. But it seems the concept car cannot wait to show off, at least in a video, ahead of the event. The two-seater C-X16 is fitted with a 3.0 liter V6 engine of 375 horsepower and an electric motor of ...

Cars Fueled by Nuclear Power May Not Remain a Dream

September 5, 2011 / 3 Comments

Cars may run fueled by nuclear power, if research on than terrain goes as per plans. Charles Stevens of Laser Power Systems (LPS) is working on creating an emissions-free turbine/electric generator powered by thorium lasers. During World War II, thorium was used as a backup power source to uranium and plutonium and, though it is lighter and safer than those other ...

Propane Buses Bring in More Green to HISD

August 31, 2011 / No Comments

The Texas Railroad Commission, under the Clean Fleet program, has awarded Houston Independent School District (HISD) grants for 25 propane buses. The district got a mammoth $2 million grant for its journey towards a cleaner and eco-friendly environment, which, in the fitness of things, starts from the students’ level. Texas has nearly 1800 school buses running on propane in 60 school ...

2012 Camry Hybrid Part of Toyota’s Seventh-Generation Camry Line Up

August 26, 2011 / No Comments

A smart sophisticated design, improved driving dynamics, fuel efficiency, good safety and security and new Entune Multimedia System. What’s more, the line up of cars that would boast these qualities includes hybrid variants too. We are talking of the new seventh-generation Camry line up the Japanese automaker unveiled a while ago. One of the best technological cars that has come out ...

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid US Debut This November

August 24, 2011 / No Comments

The reinvented 2012 Camry Hybrid is all set to drive in. The car comes in a bold, sophisticated new design with more interior space, class-leading safety features, improved driving dynamics and a quieter ride. The car utilizes the altered version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive and a 2.5 liter gasoline-fed four-cylinder engine claiming a best-in-class fuel economy rating from the 2011 ...