Cadillac ELR Image Released Before Detroit Auto Show

January 10, 2013 / No Comments

The Detroit Auto Show will begin soon but before the event, we got our eyes on a teaser image of the 2014 Cadillac ELR, the next generation electric vehicle from General Motors. The photo was released by the automaker and shows the vehicle on the road in Southern California. This is the second teaser shot for this vehicle The specification details ...

Permission Sought for Massive 1.2GW Wind Farm Project in UK

January 10, 2013 / No Comments

London Array, a massive offshore wind farm in the Thames, will be the world’s largest once it its completed.  But now the project has got some competition from within the UK. Another offshore wind farm project in UK has moved a step forward with the submission of a planning application for a gigantic 1.2GW development off the coast of Anglia. According to ...

More layoffs at Coda Automotive

January 7, 2013 / 1 Comment

We have been hearing some bad news from Coda Automotive lately, as there have been “massive layoffs” at the California electric vehicle start-up. Coda Automotive laid off more than 50 employees including a substantial part of its sales and marketing staff. Though we are not sure about all the details, sources have been heard  saying  that the company has sold fewer ...

Tricycle House is a Home and Garden for the Landless

January 7, 2013 / No Comments

Owning a land is not always possible for everyone, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t possess a house. In  China, where it is very difficult to own land, the Tricycle House is a unique solution. This single affordable family home was designed in order to address the 2012 Get It Louder Exhibition. The Tricycle House is an experiment, which has ...

First Ever Wireless Fast Charging Technology Unveiled

January 4, 2013 / No Comments

Endesa, a utility giant in Spain, has unveiled the first wireless fast charging technology for electric vehicles. Working together with research centre Fundación CIRCE, Endesa has developed this fast charging system that can recharge batteries in around 15 minutes. This wireless charging system is based on inductive technology, where energy is transferred between a charging pole and an on-board receiver ...

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 ...

Apple Developing Wind Tech to Generate and Store Heat

January 3, 2013 / No Comments

If you have been thinking that Apple’s area of activities center’s around the computer and mobile technologies, think again! The Cupertino company is working on bringing to the fore about innovations in other fields too. Apple has turned towards renewable energy and it claims they can be the best at activities like storing wind power as heat, and then releasing it ...

First Ever Hybrid Train to be a Reality

January 2, 2013 / No Comments

Terms like hybrid cars and hybrid buses are not new to us. They have become normal day to day usages these days. And every automobile manufacturer is trying to bring their hybrid vehicles to the market. But what about hybrid powered trains? Since most trains work on both diesel and electric motors depending on the nature of the tracks, it ...

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 ...

Asian Tiger Population on the Uptrend

January 1, 2013 / No Comments

Of course, our wildlife is fighting for its existence, but it seems there is hope. We have begun hearing good news from the Wildlife Conservation Society on the Asian tiger of late. The WCS reports that Asian tiger numbers are increasing across Asia, particularly in southwestern India. The report adds that the animals have been leaving their protected habitat due ...