Automobiles

BMW Cruise E-Bike Rolls Out

March 19, 2013 / No Comments

BMW has formally introduced its electric bike, named Cruise. The Cruise has a 250-watt electric motor which is capable of speeds up to 25 km/h with a range of 80km. The motor of the electric bike is used to assist the rider and not power the Cruise. The Cruise has four different modes, Eco Tour, Sport or Speed/Turbo. The rider can ...

Next Gen Mitsubishi Pajero May be a Hybrid

March 12, 2013 / No Comments

The new Mitsubishi Pajero could use hybrid technology, says new report published by Australia's Go Auto. The company officials have also admitted a new plug-in hybrid vehicle in the future. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation head of product and strategy development Ryugo Nakao  confirmed their plans to bring a successor to its current model at the Geneva Motor Show. The new model ...

Automated Trucks May Hit the Road by 2020

March 8, 2013 / No Comments

When will we be seeing flying cars like the ones depicted in sci-fi movies? The way technology is advancing it may not be far off. After some years our roads will see self-driving vehicles or at least that’s what the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), a semi-governmental organization in Japan, thinks. NEDO has been carrying out tests ...

Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron Hybrid Arrives

March 8, 2013 / No Comments

Audi launched its A3 Sportback E-Tron  at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The German automaker has come up with several stunning features in this plug-in hybrid. Not fully electric in nature, the plug–in hybrid offers a speed of 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds, with a top speed of 222 km/h. It is a five-door model with highly efficient ...

Volkswagen to Unveil Next Generation Transporter at Geneva

March 6, 2013 / No Comments

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will unveil their all-electric e-Co-Motion Concept at Geneva International Motor Show next week. Though compact, the transporter concept vehicle, the e-Co-Motion, has large cargo and payload capacity. It offers a maximum cargo capacity of 4.6 m3 and an impressive 800 kg of payloads. It has electric drive system. The e-Co-Motion concept was designed as a delivery van 179 ...

Updated 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Comes with Better Features and a Cheaper Price Tag

February 28, 2013 / No Comments

Hyundai has finally released the details of the gas-electric hybrid version of its much popular Sonata. The good news is that the vehicle is now more powerful than before and comes with a cheaper price tag. The revised hardware of the 2013 Sonata hybrid has an improved Hybrid Starter Generator (HSG), which is now 10.5kW (the 2012 version has a HSG ...

VW Up! Hybrid Model to Run XL1 Powertrain

February 27, 2013 / No Comments

Volkswagen is set to use the XL1's hybrid powertrain for the Up! Hybrid vehicle. The automaker has unveiled the production version of the XL1 which is intended for limited sales. Now this two-seater vehicle will serve as a foundation for Volkswagen’s upcoming hybrid vehicle Up! According to Volkswagen, the Up! will be in the market within two years and it will ...

EfficientDynamics: green driving from BMW

February 26, 2013 / No Comments

EfficientDynamics are a range of economy and economy-promoting technologies and visual aids from BMW, aimed directly at helping drivers reduce their monthly fuel bill. The EfficientDynamics BMW badge doesn’t come cheap, but for drivers doing thousands of miles a year – like company car drivers – the fuel efficiency figures can be very attractive. However, as much green technology as your car ...

Audi A3 E-tron Plug-in Hybrid Set for Geneva Show Unveiling

February 22, 2013 / No Comments

Audi is all set to unveil its A3 e-tron concept car, at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Unlike their last e-tron (electric model) the new model will be a plug-in hybrid. This plug-in hybrid will feature a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and 75-kilowatt electric motor. The motor is positioned between the internal combustion engine and the machine's six-speed dual-clutch transmission and ...

Hyundai 2013 Sonata Hybrid Comes Sporting Bigger Battery

February 22, 2013 / No Comments

Hyundai has officially announced its latest 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, in the form of a bigger vehicle than all the sixth-generation cars from its stables. The most attractive feature about the new hybrid is that it offers lifetime battery warranty. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a four-door, five-passenger sedan, specially meant for family drives. The 2013 Sonata Hybrid is well-built and efficient ...