Automobiles

PETA to Use EV Charging Stations For Displaying Vegan Ads

October 26, 2010 / No Comments

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has confirmed its plan to use the first public charging stations to be set up in the city of Boston to install the organization’s advertisements promoting meat-free vegan lifestyle.

Nissan Leaf Outlets in UK by End of November

October 19, 2010 / No Comments

Nissan Motors’s UK based outlets will become operational by the end of November for their new hybrid vehicle Leaf. The automaker company has earmarked 2,000 Leafs for the United Kingdom in 2011, and the vehicle hits the country dealers in March. Half of the orders received by the company are meant for fleets and only the other half is for ...

Siemens to Launch EV Test Fleet for Developing EV Components

October 18, 2010 / No Comments

Siemens has planned to launch a fleet of electric cars in November as part of a pilot project aiming at developing new Siemens automotive components, specifically meant for battery-powered vehicles.

Ecotality-BestBuy Deal for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

October 12, 2010 / No Comments

Ecotality will be installing electric vehicle charging stations by 2011. The company has announced a deal with electronics retailer Best Buy. As per the agreement, Blink EV charging stations will be installed at twelve of the Best Buy locations in Arizona, California, and Washington by March of 2011.

Google Self-Driving Robot Car is an Innovation to Note

October 11, 2010 / 1 Comment

Google has secretly been developing an autonomous, self-driving robot car. The company has driven their fleet of intelligent robot vehicles over 140,000 miles around California for test drive. These vehicles use artificial-intelligence software which helps it in sensing nearby objects and make decisions like that of a human driver. The innovative idea, which is still in its earlier stages, is ...

Back to the Future car, Converted to Electric

October 7, 2010 / No Comments

In time for the 25th anniversary of the popular sci-fi movie ‘Back to the Future’, an all-electric DeLorean DMC-12 will going around the roads of Italy. Wired Italy, who are big fans of the movie collaborated with open source car conversion experts from eCars Now!Italy to create the vehicle. Technically speaking, the electric car is not ready yet – what the ...

Lotus City Car Hybrid Concept Makes Paris Debut

October 4, 2010 / No Comments

Automaker Lotus has introduced its new City Car concept. As the name suggests, it is an economic urban runabout and employs dazzling looks. The car features an advanced series of hybrid technology with range extender engine and single-speed transmission.

Porsche 911 GT3R Hybrid Gears Up For North American Racing Debut

September 30, 2010 / No Comments

Porsche's 480-horsepower 911 GT3R hybrid vehicle will make its North American racing debut at the competition of the Petit Le Mans (PLM) in the unclassified category. The race will test the GT3R's on-track abilities and its unique hybrid propulsion system.

Nissan LEAF Owners Offered Roadside Assistance

September 29, 2010 / No Comments

Nissan, the Japanese automobile manufacturer, has introduced a new roadside assistance service for LEAF owners. The new system has been designed specifically for the company’s vehicle, the electric LEAF (leading environmentally friendly and affordable family car) owners. With this, the company hopes to reduce the 'range anxiety' which refers to the problem of drivers who accidentally run out of juice ...

Daimler & Toyota Negotiating New Deal on Hybrid Tech

September 23, 2010 / No Comments

Daimler and Toyota are engaged in negotiating a new deal, so that Daimler may earn the license of Toyota’s Hybrid technology. So far, Daimler has been developing its own hybrid drivetrain technology. Mercedes S400 Hybrid is one such vehicle developed by Daimler. It was the first mass produced hybrid vehicle which possessed a lithium ion battery pack.