Automobiles

Verdier’s Incredible Solar-Powered Eco-RV

November 20, 2008 / No Comments

Most of the RVs out there are arguably the worst things to happen to the planet in terms of both efficiency and carbon emissions. But unlike those, the Verdier Solar-Powered Eco-RV is quite a simple and stunning green carrier as it mixes design, solar energy and some sort of lavish luxury. Five models dubbed Woody, Geeky, Ebony, Blueberry, and Purity, are ...

What’s the Zap Electric Car?

November 10, 2008 / 6 Comments

A redesigned 2009 Zap Electric Car with a hatchback will make its debut in Sacramento. Performance • 0 – 60 mph : 7.7 seconds • Vmax: 100 mph • EV range: 100+ miles (160.9 kilometer) • Vehicle curb mass: 1612.6 lbs (733 kg) MSRP - $32,500 ZAP is a leader in electric transportation and has been since 1994. They have delivered over 100,000 ...

Tesla Model S, the all-electric 4-door sedan

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

Things are improving when it comes to electric cars, and the new Tesla Model S, the all-electric 4-door sedan is here to confirm. [caption id="attachment_2235" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Tesla Model S, the all-electric 4-door sedan"][/caption] With similar specs to Tesla Roadster, the new Model S is a 5 passenger car that gets a 240 miles range with a full charge and goes from ...

Fuel-saving Cars – Key to Competitiveness, says Honda

October 28, 2008 / 1 Comment

Honda knows that fuel-saving cars and low inventory are the keys to staying competitive. The company also knows that saving fuel is saving our environment and producing cars on demand doesn't tax other global resources as well. Honda's President was interviewed - excerpts: "Compact cars like the Jazz (known as the Fit in Japan) remain stable in the region, but we are having ...

Electric Mini Cooper – Plug-in is Ready

October 21, 2008 / No Comments

Starting next year, Los Angeles and New York City and surrounding areas will be able to lease from a fleet of 500 all-electric Mini-Coopers says BMW. The car is called the Mini E, rhymes with Mini Me. [caption id="attachment_2000" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Mini E - Electric Mini Cooper"][/caption] The car will be able to travel 150 miles on a single charge and has ...

Pollution Kills More than AIDS

October 17, 2008 / No Comments

Pollution is killing more than AIDS in Sao Paulo, says a Sao Paulo University report Air Pollution Lab. According to the study, some nine people die each day because of pollution - which makes it some 3,500 a year. Less than half of that number of people, 1,624, die each year as a result of AIDS and traffic combined. Sao Paulo will ...

Mitsubishi Motors Plans Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle

October 8, 2008 / No Comments

The president of Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Osamu Masuko, said Monday that that Mitsubishi is currently developing a plug-in hybrid car. The automaker has plans to develop a plug-in hybrid and launch a mass-produced electric vehicle next year in Japan. Speaking at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, Masuko opined that the plug-in hybrid will be a better suit for ...

Honda’s Fit Best Seller in Japan

October 7, 2008 / No Comments

Honda Motor Co's subcompact Fit is the best seller in Japan for the April-September period. Next in line were Toyota Motor Corp's Corolla and Vitz models. With Japan paying well over $6/gallon for gas and the mini-cars being the best sellers in the land, it stands to reason that two of Japan's big three would have the best selling mini-cars ...

Car-Free Day in Madrid

October 7, 2008 / No Comments

Good for you, Madrid. Everyone in the city was required to park their cars for the day and get to work, school, shopping or otherwise by some other means. In Central Madrid the idea was to promote a green lifestyle. Dads with babies, dads pulling babies, dads pulling babies while doing business or checking in with mom on their cell phones, ...

Nissan Nuvu – The Electric Car of 2015

October 2, 2008 / 3 Comments

The Paris Motor Show is ongoing as I write in Europe's love capital and we have some juicy news from Nissan who decided to surprise us all today. Nissan Nuvu is the latest concept car announced by the Japanese carmaker, an electric car that will revolutionize urban transportation in ... 2015. [singlepic=7,,,,] Why can't we get our hands on this tiny car ...