Automobiles

A Mini Volt in the Offing?

March 18, 2011 / No Comments

Well, as far as reports and feedbacks go, the Chevrolet Volt isn’t a value-for-money car nor is it very green either! But the car seems to be a good idea for those who cares a bit about their surroundings and for those who don’t want to shell out half their salaries for fuel.

Pininfarina BlueCar Getting into Production

March 17, 2011 / No Comments

Pininfarina BlueCar, developed by the Pininfarina-Bollore joint venture and shown for the first time during October last at Paris, has stirred up great interest already for the fact that it is innovative and is moving in the right direction, well ahead of the times. Awareness on the need to act to protect the environment has been going global, and the EV ...

‘No Harmful Emissions’ C-ZEN: Designed by Courb, Powered by Valence

March 14, 2011 / No Comments

The 2011 Geneva Motor Show saw the unveiling of the Courb C-ZEN. The Courb C-ZEN electric concept car is a collaborative project between French designer Courb and Texas-based battery supplier Valence Technology.

Nissan Leaf Drives You to No-Gas-Land (Video)

March 11, 2011 / No Comments

Nissan Leaf, among the most fully developed pure electric vehicles, continues to receive good feedback. The EV could be charged using the 220-volt chargers, and the charging time of 7 to 9 hours would yield almost 22 kilowatts at one go. The car can also be charged on 110-volt current, but charging times takes almost 20 hours.

BYD Motors e6-Eco & S6DM to Launch in Europe by 2012

March 10, 2011 / No Comments

Chinese automaker BYD Motors is all set to launch its two plug-in models namely the e6-Eco and the S6DM in Europe. Both the models were displayed at the Geneva Motor show. We expect both the vehicles to hit the showrooms by the end of 2012. e6-Eco is an all-electric model and an updated version of the five-seat electric crossover BYD ...

Artega SE Electric Vehicle Concept Charms With its Design

March 7, 2011 / No Comments

Artega SE, the exceptional electric variant of the mid-engined GT model from Artega, debuted at the Geneva Motor Show. The manufacturer claims it as an unmistakable design by renowned designer Henrik Fisker, the same person behind the BMW Z8 and the Aston Martin Vantage.

NASCAR Racing Season Puts Ethanol in the Forefront

February 24, 2011 / No Comments

Over 12000 people who got together to watch the Daytona 500 were witness to the ethanol partnership between NASCAR and the National Corn Growers Association and Growth Energy. Though Clint Bowyer, American-Ethanol-sponsored driver failed to win the Daytona 500, ethanol was entitled with a victory as it was the first time all the cars raced used Sunoco Green E15.

Himiko, the Retro Style Electric Car, Arrives

February 4, 2011 / No Comments

It is quite rare to see electric cars take age-old car design, but the Japanese company Mitsuoka Motors have done it. EVs usually are compact, efficient designs but the Himiko -  developed by Mitsuoka - is derived from Mazda NC MX-5 sports car. The car’s design, dating back to older times, is simpler and stylish. The car is named after ...

Obama’s EV Dream May Remain Unfulfilled

February 4, 2011 / No Comments

In his State of the Union address last month, US president Obama said he is aiming to get 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. This goal may never be achieved because automakers are quite uncertain about consumer demand.

Think to up Delivery of City Electric Delivery Vans!

February 2, 2011 / No Comments

Think is increasing its lineup of City cars with two urban delivery vans. The two new models are specifically launched to meet the large demand for efficient, small electric powered delivery vehicles in congested and urban cities. The 2 models will be launched between now and end of the year.