Volkswagen XL1 Production Version Spotted During Winter Testing

January 21, 2013 / No Comments

If you would remember, Volkswagen’s upcoming Volkswagen XL1 was last spotted in August. Now, spy photographers have caught the production version of the vehicle that was undergoing winter testing. This ultra efficient two door vehicle is capable of providing 235 miles per gallon. The production-version of XL1 combines two engines, a small two-cylinder Turbo Diesel Injection (TDI) engine, and a 30-horsepower ...

Google Denies Street View Car Involvement in Donkey Death Episode

January 21, 2013 / No Comments

Search giant Google has been forced to explain that it hasn’t killed donkeys with its Street View Cars. A couple of days ago, disturbing images of how a donkey died after being run over by a Google Street View Car were spotted on its mapping service. The pictures taken in Botswana provoked animal lovers. The images have triggered intense debates across ...

Hushamok Hammock Offers Womb-like Security for Newborn Babies

January 17, 2013 / No Comments

A peaceful sleep is the first wish of any mother of a newborn baby and the Hushamok baby hammocks offers the same for you and your baby. An alternative to the traditional baby bassinet, the new Hushamok organic baby hammocks offer womb-like security and feeling to the newborn. Its natural swinging and rocking motion induces sleep in babies and gives ...

1967 Toyota 2000GT Gets a Makeover; Now an SEV

January 17, 2013 / No Comments

When the Toyota 2000GT first launched in 1967, it was Japan’s first supercar, a masterpiece vehicle with elegance and power. Only 351 cars were originally built and it still has demand in the market. One of the original Toyota 2000GTs was sold for $647,000 last year. So, when Chiba Toyopet found an original ’67 model in a garage in Tokyo, he ...

VW CrossBlue Plug-in Diesel-Electric SUV Out

January 16, 2013 / No Comments

At the North American International Auto Show, Volkswagen has introduced their plug-in diesel-electric hybrid named the CrossBlue. The CrossBlue which is specially designed for the North American market is a mid-size SUV that has enough space for six. It comes between the entry-level Tiguan and the premium Touareg in VW’s utility stable. Though, it is a plug-in hybrid, the CrossBlure features a ...

Daimler Cityflame Smart Fortwo Edition Unveiled

January 16, 2013 / No Comments

Daimler, the German automaker, has introduced a newly designed Smart Fortwo at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The new smart package is named 'Cityflame' and features eye catchy yellow and black accents on the interior and exterior. The vehicle comes with pearlescent flame yellow body panels and black safety panels and roof. The wheels of the ‘Cityflame’ are black-painted and fitted ...

Coats Brings in World’s First Antimicrobial Sewing Thread

January 15, 2013 / No Comments

Industrial thread and textile crafts company Coats has launched the world’s first antimicrobial sewing process that can reduce the growth of microbes and bacteria around seams. Developed under the name Coats Protect, these threads have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. The innovative idea has been developed in the North American laboratories. These high quality threads will create a “zone of inhibition” that prevents ...

Volkswagen Aims to Be Leader in Electric Vehicle Market

January 15, 2013 / No Comments

Volkswagen has revealed its goal to become the leader in electric vehicle industry. Recently, at a meeting with a group of journalists, Volkswagen executives listed out the company’s road map for electric vehicles. Two years ago, the company set a target of making plug-in electric cars, a combination of pure battery electric cars and plug-in hybrids. And it was to represent ...

Goal Zero Introduces their Latest Solar Generator

January 11, 2013 / No Comments

Goal Zero has introduced yet another solar generator the Yeti 150 at Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas. While considering its earlier model of solar powered generator Yeti 1250, this one is more portable. The Yeti 150 weighs 12 pounds and uses a 15W Bolder 15 Solar Panel to charge the 150 watt-hour battery. According to Goal Zero, the unit can ...

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 ...