Automobiles

Audi A3 TCNG to Run on E-gas; Production Starts in 2013

May 30, 2011 / No Comments

If everything goes right, year 2013 will mark Audi’s production of an eco-friendly vehicle christened A3 TCNG. The vehicle will be part of company’s recurring efforts to neutralize the CO2 balance across the entire mobility chain. Holding aloft the motto "Audi Balanced Mobility" Audi has begun a comprehensive initiative on sustainable and CO2-neutral power generation and mobility. A3 TCNG will be ...

Mazda RX-9 to Borrow Hybrid Tech from Toyota

May 25, 2011 / No Comments

Is the next rotary-powered RX from Mazda going to be a hybrid? It seems so. A report from Motor Trend indicates that the successor to the RX-8 will shun reverse-opening rear doors for a standard coupe format with an architecture based on the platform of the next-gen Mazda MX-5. It is nothing but the 2010 agreement signed between Mazda and ...

Ford Realizes Flower Power; Dandelion Turns Plastic Modifier

May 11, 2011 / No Comments

Possibly, you might be looking for some weed killers at the moment you see dandelions. However, Ford will be thinking of fertilizers. Wonder how? Ford has realized that the rubber like substance secreted by the plant could be used in the cars as a plastic modifier to improve the strength of plastic in the doors, cup holders, floor mats and ...

Ford Fusion & Escape Hybrid Models Top in Customer Payback Value

April 7, 2011 / 1 Comment

All hybrids are not equal – so thinks Ford. With the cost of ultra-fuel efficient Toyota Prius starting at $23,050 at one end and Porsche Cayenne Hybrid starting at $67,700 on the other, Ford has a point. The Cayenne Hybrid has an EPA rating of 21 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The ...

GM Buick Plug-In Hybrid in the Works?

April 1, 2011 / No Comments

General Motors is reportedly engaged in developing the Buick-badged version of its Opel Ampera plug-in hybrid using the Chevrolet Volt’s plug-in hybrid technology. Well, the company has not made any confirmation on the project as yet.

Chevrolet Cruze Ushers in RVC; Aims at Better Fuel Economy

March 29, 2011 / No Comments

Chevrolet has deployed a new technology in their Cruze, and is believed to be successfully saving fuel. The patented technology from General Motors, known as Regulated Voltage Control or RVC, is aimed at enhancing the fuel economy of the vehicle.

Kia EV to Come in 2013; Based on Venga Concept

March 28, 2011 / No Comments

Car maker Kia is expected to launch their first electric vehicle in 2013. Well, we have only scarce details about the vehicle as well as its launching timeline.  The production model is likely to be based on the Venga EV concept. This concept, hope you remember, was debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

BYD All-Electric Buses to Race Ahead of Cars on US Roads (Video)

March 25, 2011 / No Comments

BYD’s first automobile to hit the US roads could be an all electric bus. The US is set to be the company’s biggest and most important market of all. BYD, shared by Warren Buffet, world’s third richest person, is constructing its US base in Los Angeles. The US headquarters is expected to open by this year end or ...

Mercedes-Benz to Set Up Fuel Cell Plant in Canada

March 25, 2011 / No Comments

Mercedes-Benz has revealed plans for building their own fuel cell plant in Vancouver, Canada. The manufacturing plant will provide new age fuel cells for the Hydrogen powered hybrid cars from the Merc stables. Mercedes had collaborated, efforts with Accumotive GmbH in Germany in battery technology.

Fisker Karma Plug-In Hybrid Jumps into Production

March 23, 2011 / 1 Comment

It's been a long time since Fisker presented for the first time its Karma plug-in hybrid when its manufacturing partner, Valmet Automotive, kicked off the production of the model. Fisker has now announced that it has commenced production of the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid sports sedan in Finland.