Hybrid

Britain to Subsidize Low-Carbon Car Purchase

July 29, 2010 / 1 Comment

Britain has announced that it will pay up to 5,000 pounds ($7,800, 6,000 euros) towards the cost of buying a new low-carbon car. The news came after the program for funding low-carbon cars was facing dark times due to an austerity drive. The subsidy means that up-front costs of vehicles that comply with tough emission standards will go down by ...

The Mercury To Offer Ultra-Efficient Clean Travel Soon

July 16, 2010 / 1 Comment

London design firm Priestmangoode recently displayed the Mercury,  the concept of a high speed train specifically designed for low-carbon ultra-efficient travel. The double-decker train has a sleek body and unique interior design, which is anticipated to revolutionize rail travel.

Red hybrid double-decker bus symbolizes 21st century London

May 18, 2010 / No Comments

London’s distinctive taxis and double-decker buses are iconic symbols of city’s transportation system. The famous metropolis is all ready to shift to a cleaner, greener model of double-decker buses which was introduced recently as the red emblem of 21st century London.

Bio-diesel hybrid Beetle rolls down the street using solar energy

May 13, 2010 / No Comments

Beetle is a wonderful small car that is etched in the memories of the people for the manner in which it outshone other cars in the days gone by. Beetle has evolved gradually and though nothing much has changed in it other than a few nips and tucks, a group of six engineers who call themselves EcoHawks have envisioned a ...

Thrive Concept Motorbike Adds Green to Good Looks

April 8, 2010 / No Comments

The Thrive Motorbike concept from designer Michael Luzar adds a touch of green to performance motorcycles. There was once a time when clean, green motorcycles were impractical and ugly. Thankfully, the notion has long been sent to the gallows by the likes of Zero and Mission Motorcycles, and the Thrive Concept delves into the same idea of making green look ...

Valentin Technologies Claim 170mpg for the IngoCar

March 16, 2010 / No Comments

Generally, claims of fuel efficiency to the tune of 170mpg are unbelievable, and more so if the said car comes in a decent-looking form that could actually be a "real" vehicle. While the high efficiency claims do make us a bit skeptical, Valentin Technologies says that the IngoCar will not only deliver the said efficiency, but it will do so ...

Europe to See Lots of Hybrid Models Soon

March 5, 2010 / No Comments

While hybrids were growing in popularity in the US, there was little interest from Europe's side, where diesel engines remained popular for quite a while. However, looking at the 2010 Geneva auto show, this may very well change soon.

Ferrari Shows the 599 HY-KERS Hybrid

March 3, 2010 / 1 Comment

Finally, Ferrari has decided to show its green side. The automaker unveiled its first hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show, the 599 HY-KERS. It's taken Ferrari long enough to make its way to the green car arena, but with the likes of Porsche, Lotus and Audi going the green way, it was only a matter of time before the prancing ...

Audi Shows the A1 e-tron Concept at Geneva

March 3, 2010 / No Comments

Now that the Geneva Motor Show is in full swing, a number of interesting cars have made their debut. Amongst these is the Audi A1 e-tron concept. The e-tron functions somewhat like the Chevrolet Volt, that is, the concept makes use of a range extender engine to power the batteries. A1 e-tron uses the power dense Wankel rotary engine/generator for ...

Porsche 918 Spyder Gets Supercar Performance, 78mpg

March 2, 2010 / No Comments

Ready for a debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the Porsche 918 plug-in hybrid vehicle claims supercar performance, with a clean conscience. The concept car aims to put together fuel efficiency and performance in a single package. It has two electric motors, one for each axle, and with a total output of 218hp. A V8 engine with 500 hp is ...