Automobiles

NHTSA Proposes Minimum Sound Standards for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

January 11, 2013 / No Comments

The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed that hybrid and electric vehicles should meet a minimum amount of sound to ensure that they can be heard by all pedestrians. According to Ray LaHood, the US Transportation Secretary, safety is their first concern and they think that this proposal will help to keep the nation's streets ...

Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid Takes Ford Back to the Top

January 3, 2013 / No Comments

Ford has recently introduced the all new Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid. Considered the most fuel efficient car, the hybrid vehicle was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show earlier on. The Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid surpassed expectations as it was only expected to get up to 100 mpg. But Ford has announced the official EPA rating of the car ...

Honda Mugen CR-Z for Tokyo Auto Salon

January 1, 2013 / No Comments

As you all know, Honda Motor  had recently announced it would participate in the Tokyo Auto Salon in January 2013. And, the vehicle that would steal the show would be the CR-Z Mugen RZ, a new version of the hybrid vehicle announced last year. The Mugen would include a supercharger in order to increase its output up to 153 hp. This ...

Nissan GT-R Likely to be a Hybrid Model; Might be Delayed till 2018

December 31, 2012 / No Comments

The Nissan GT-R, the next generation super car, is once again in the news. New details and rumors are spreading regarding this next generation super car form Japanese brand Nissan. The GT-R was actually expected to debut in the year 2015, but the latest reports say that the launch could be delayed until 2017 or even 2018. That means Nissan is getting ...

Jaguar Pulls the Plug of Plug-In Hybrid C-X75 Supercar

December 18, 2012 / No Comments

British luxury brand Jaguar will cancel production plans of the Jaguar C-X75 hybrid supercar. In the context of the global economic landscape, the company thinks this is not the right time to produce a vehicle that could push upwards of $1.5 million. The concept received much applause for its design and technology, when it debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. ...

2014 Lexus IS Sedan heading for Detroit Auto Show

December 12, 2012 / No Comments

Prior to its launch at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, 2014 Lexus IS was exhibited before a few high-profile media. Designed as a mid-size coupe, the car borrows a lot of features from the LF-LC concept that debuted at the North American International Auto Show in January. We already know that its exterior and interior lines resemble a ...

Smith Electric Manufacturing Facility in Chicago

December 7, 2012 / No Comments

As the demand for electric vehicles has increased, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Smith Electric Vehicles together have come up with a smart plan to open an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in the city. Smith’s plan to open a facility in the city was inspired by the mayor's voucher system designed to convert diesel vehicles to zero-emission electric ones. With this ...

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Tops in Fuel Economy

December 6, 2012 / No Comments

Volkswagen’s Jetta Hybrid fulfills your needs, desires and resources. We cannot call it a luxury car, but it will meet your daily needs like work, the gym, the grocery store or if you are out on a date. The electrified drivetrain makes the Jetta Hybrid the most fuel efficient car in line. One of the most stunning qualities that make Jetta ...

Hopper Electric-Scooter Taxi Service Launches in Amsterdam

December 6, 2012 / No Comments

Amsterdam, one of the most carefree cities, has now begun to think more seriously about going green. The city is now hatching stern plans for better transportation with a commitment to environment by launching an electric-scooter taxi service called Hopper. Amsterdam now hugs the eco-friendly taxi service with the aim of giving people a cheaper and emission-free form of transportation. Hopper scooters ...

Lexus LF-CC Gets to Get into Production

December 3, 2012 / No Comments

The Lexus LF-CC coupe, which made its appearance at the LA show, is receiving the green light for production. First seen at the Paris show in September this year, the LF-CC is expected to arrive in the showrooms by 2015. A senior Lexus engineer has been entrusted with the project and serious work will begin on the production engineering at the ...