Hong Kong Kickstarts Zero Emission Initiative with EV Taxis

May 23, 2013 / No Comments

The need for eco-friendly vehicles is a talking point across the globe. Hong Kong is now all set to be a model for other countries by laying a strong foundation for an emission-free city. The nation will kick start the effort with a brand new fleet of 45 bright red electric taxis. These Chinese manufactured BYD e6 crossover sedan cars, partially ...

Kia’s Soul EV to Cost $35,000; to Arrive by Early 2014

May 23, 2013 / 1 Comment

Kia has officially announced that it will launch a battery-powered EV that will hit the market sometime in 2014. Meanwhile, we also hear that its companion-cum-rival Hyundai is busy working on a hydrogen fuel cell car. Kia’s previous model called Ray EV was a limited production vehicle that targeted fleet buyers in Korea. The follow-up is the electrified Soul. In a scenario ...

Dolphin Shows Coming to an End in India

May 22, 2013 / No Comments

We agree it is worth enjoying dolphin performances in the pool. But using dolphins as entertainers will come to a skidding end in India. The India government has decided to ban dolphin shows, a noble move intended to protect the smart creature. Late last week, the Ministry of the Environment and Forests in India issued a statement banning “any person/persons, organizations, government ...

GM Chevrolet Impala to Come Powered by CNG

May 22, 2013 / No Comments

How about a CNG-powered Impala from now on? Our best guess is that it could debut for the 2015 model year. Chevrolet Impala is the trump card for General Motors when it comes to fleet vehicles. It seems that GM is increasingly into developing the next-generation Impala for bulk-buying businesses. A fleet of Impalas were recently spotted in Colorado with minor ...

Old Bikes Recycled to Make Innovative Furniture Designs

May 21, 2013 / No Comments

The world has understood the importance of recycling to a large extent. Gilbert Vanden Heuvel, a designer magician from Canada, with his skills is now going a step further by converting old bike parts to eye-catching, environmentally-friendly interior furnishings. At the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York last weekend, he showed off an exclusive range of furniture designs and ...

Aston Martin Rapide S Hydrogen Hybrid Completes First Zero-Emissions Lap

May 21, 2013 / No Comments

A new era has been ushered in with Aston Martin Rapide S Hydrogen Hybrid completing its first zero-emission lap in an international motor race at the Nurburgring. At the 41st ADAC Zurich Nurburgring 24 Hours race in Germany the Rapide S has achieved this success. The Aston Martin Rapide S is a large four-door saloon car powered by a twin turbocharged ...

Nissan Leaf Sales Touch 25,000 in the US

May 20, 2013 / No Comments

Nissan can be excused for sitting on the glory of their name and relaxing a bit. The Leaf needs to be thanked for that. The automaker has sold 25,000 units of its electric vehicle Nissan Leaf in the US already. An increase in demand in markets like Atlanta, Dallas and Chicago on the West Coast helped to cross 25,000 number in ...

Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept Revealed in Spain

May 20, 2013 / No Comments

Valladolid in Spain witnessed something special, of late. The event was the unveiling of Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept. The concept utilizes a KERS system, installed in a space where the rear seat would normally be in the regular model. The KERS system works together with the 12.6 kW (17 bhp) electric motor and stores energy lost due to braking ...

Toyota Auris Hybrid New Variant Boasts Less CO2 Emissions

May 17, 2013 / No Comments

It has been only a few months since the Toyota Auris Hybrid hit the European roads. But the car maker is showing off some enthusiastic figures on its first quarter sales board for 2013. Sales were 27 percent up in the Americas and 31 percent in the UK region. In a short span of time, Toyota has done some face-lift on ...

Zeal Develops No-Petroleum Sunglasses from Castor Bean Oil

May 17, 2013 / No Comments

Sunglass lovers can now wear no-petroleum glasses designed from castor bean oil. Now that brings to the accessories arena a major shift from those plastic, metal or glass-made goggles. In case you didn’t now, the earliest forms of eyewear were made of wood, and the first hit pairs were those that had pieces of glass to peep through. Colorado-based Zeal has ...