Automobiles

Audi A4 plug-in hybrid in the Works; May Arrive by 2014

August 23, 2011 / No Comments

More information has started popping up regarding the Audi A4 slated for 2014 release. We hear the next generation Audi A4 is likely to be built on the carmaker’s lightweight MLB Evo platform. This will considerably reduce the cars weight, notably around 300 pounds less than the weight of the present Audi A4. But then, slashing down the weight wouldn’t affect ...

Lightning Motorcycles EV Sets Speed Record

August 17, 2011 / No Comments

Green transportation is in. That’s true with the two-wheeler terrain too. With innovations like Lightning Motorcycles too doing their bit in an awesome manner, the scene is getting even more alluring. Lightning’s latest APS electric mobike has set a new benchmark for the electric motorcycles by pushing up the Land Speed Record (LSR) limits. The bike blazed lightning fast speeds to ...

Nissan Leaf Can Run on Whisky; See How [Video]

August 12, 2011 / No Comments

It is a win –win situation for both automobile manufacturer Nissan and Bruichladdich distillery, the only producer of whisky on Islay. Bruichladdich owner Mark Reynier was able to successfully complete his quest for self-sufficiency while Nissan’s 100% electric Leaf has proudly provided the crucial last element in that attempt. Bruichladdich is well known in the Scottish isle of Islay, and it ...

Opel Fuel Cell Vehicle Gears Up for Post-2015 Debut

July 27, 2011 / No Comments

Opel is certainly not having the best of times, these days. However, it appears like the carmaker is thinking on a long term and has devised plans to seize back its market. Fresh talk flying around signal a release of a new model from the Opel stables by late 2016 or early 2017. The company has said that the upcoming model could ...

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Plug-in Hybrid by 2013

July 11, 2011 / No Comments

Plug in hybrids are a rage these days. Don’t you also think so? Adding to the many models that are coming to our terrain, here’s yet another vehicle you would love to drive. Mitsubishi is planning to lift the wraps off its new plug in version of the Outlander Sport. Expected to come in 2013, the new Outlander Sport plug in ...

Subaru Hybrid Car in 2013

July 8, 2011 / No Comments

This would sound exciting to all you hybrid car lovers out there. As you all know, carmaker Subaru had been working on a hybrid, and now confirmation comes on a sure arrival of the vehicle. The company has confirmed that it is all geared up to hit the hybrid automotive segment and the first vehicle of that nature will roll out ...

Japan’s WJR Hybrid Train to Get on Track by 2015

July 4, 2011 / No Comments

Japan is set to provide an awesome boost to the country’s green programs with its new diesel-electric hybrid prototype trains. West Japan Railway (WJR) has announced that they are all set to unveil the diesel-electric hybrid prototype trains. WJR says that its development work is nearly complete and says that a practical version of its hybrid train will be ready ...

Honda’s EV-Neo Electric Scooter Gears UP for its European Debut in July

June 27, 2011 / No Comments

Honda will be unveiling the little electric in Barcelona next month. Given the fact that 30 percent of all vehicles there are motorcycles, the decision seems to be apt. There will be a demonstration program in conjunction with the Barcelona City Council in which Honda will provide 18 EV-neos for a year. The EV-neo comes equipped with a Toshiba SCiB lithium-ion ...

Alfa Romeo’s 4C Comes Up with a Tinge of Green

June 16, 2011 / No Comments

Alfa Romeo has come up with a new concept sports car called the 4C! Of course, it wouldn’t have bothered us if there wasn’t an element of green in it, right? Check out. The company has long been famous for making the gorgeous 8C Competizione counterpart. However, not even a single time did it focus on anything other than improving the ...

Maxximus LNG 2000 is World’s First Natural Gas-Powered Supercar

June 8, 2011 / No Comments

Not many of us might have dared to think of a green supercar. Given the fact that the green cars cannot always afford to be that expensive, it seems quite natural. However, designer Marlon Kirby and car builder David B McMahan have broken all those traditional dogmas associated with green automotive. They have come up with an all new street-legal ...