Automobiles

Official Debut: Volvo Concept Coupe, Stunning Two-Seater Plugin-Hybrid With 400hp

August 28, 2013 / No Comments

The Volvo Headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden just saw the unveiling of the dashing Volvo Concept Coupe. A car that is touted to showcase the blueprint for Volvo’s future vehicles, the Concept Coupe is an absolute delight both in terms of styling and green credentials. And when covers were coming off of something this important, Greenpacks had to be there! The ...

Google Looking to Build Self-Driving Car All by Itself

August 27, 2013 / No Comments

Looks like Google is moving on with its self-driving automobile concept. A recent report has suggested that the Mountain View company has finally decided to make its self-driving cars by itself. You might remember recent rumors that suggested that the tech giant was in talks with many major automakers regarding the possibilities of self-driving cars. But Google failed in this attempt, ...

FIAT Partners AeroVironment to Provide Home Charging Stations

August 26, 2013 / No Comments

FIAT has partnered AeroVironment to provide home charging stations and installations for its all-new, all-electric Fiat 500e vehicles. Thus FIAT has become the fifth major car manufacturer to join hands with AeroVironment. The 2013 Fiat 500e vehicles come with a 24-kWh Lithium-ion battery and use an industry standard SAE J1772 recharge connector. This partnership between Fiat and AeroVironment will allow Fiat owners ...

Mercedes-Benz 2014 S500 Plug-in Hybrid Shown Ahead of Frankfurt Show

August 24, 2013 / No Comments

German automaker Mercedes-Benz has revealed its 2014 S500 Plug-In Hybrid, ahead of the vehicle’s public debut at Frankfurt Motor Show in September. This new Plug-in vehicle from Mercedes-Benz comes with a new turbocharged V6 3.0-liter gasoline engine that delivers 328 bhp (245 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque. The vehicle offers a fuel consumption of 3 liters/100 km and ...

Toyota 400 HP Hybrid-R Concept Ready for Frankfurt Show

August 16, 2013 / No Comments

Toyota’s new hybrid –R concept is ready to be unveiled at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The company, which already tried the hybrid concept in its earlier model Prius, is still working to develop new hybrid prototypes. The earlier attempt may not be a super hit, but it is going ahead with another try. The company expects the new model ...

Brazil to Introduce Biofuel Buses for World Cup 2014

August 15, 2013 / No Comments

Brazil, the world’s largest biofuel producer is getting a real chance to promote its efforts in bio-fuel industry, as the country is hosting the next World Cup Football in 2014. Reportedly, Brazil is introducing bio-diesel buses for transport during the World Cup season. A Brazilian company named the Biotechnos Projetos Autossustentaveis is currently working on the biofuel project. According to Marcia ...

Brake Trouble Forces Zero to Recall 268 Motor Cycles

August 12, 2013 / No Comments

Zero motorcycles, the American electric motor bike manufacturer, is recalling 268 motorcycles after a brake problem was reported. The company, formerly called Electricross, has been in operations since 2006, and was in the news headlines earlier too for recalls. The reason behind the present recall is a faulty mounting bolt on the front brake caliper, which is likely to corrode. If corrosion ...

65-Year-Old Attempts 1,200 Miles in Solar-Powered ELF Vehicle

August 2, 2013 / No Comments

Organic Transit’s ELF, considered a futuristic bike/car hybrid, has now been developed into an amazing personal transit vehicle. Seizing the opportunity, Mike Stewart, a veteran of 65-years old from Cambridge, is attempting to ride 1,200 miles from Durham, North Carolina to his home in Massachusetts in this vehicle. Stewart is a family therapist and school psychologist. North Carolina is the place ...

Mission R and RS All-Electric Super Bikes Set for Roll Out

July 26, 2013 / No Comments

Mission Motorcycles has announced that it will be rolling out its new all-electric superbikes, named Mission R and Mission RS, soon. Though the EV superbikes are reserve available at select dealerships at the moment, the mega release hasn’t happened as yet. Each bike can generate quick speeds from zero to sixty in just 3 seconds with zero emissions. The EVs aim ...

Honda Next-gen Fit Hybrid Images Officially Out

July 22, 2013 / No Comments

Honda has just officially unveiled a handful of images of its new Fit Hybrid vehicle along with some information of this forthcoming gas-electric vehicle. According to the car maker, this third-generation Fit Hybrid has achieved fuel economy ratings of 36.4 kilometers per liter, which is equal to 86 miles per gallon. This marks a 30 percent improvement over the current hybrid ...