Fisker Karma Production Hits Speedbreaker as Battery Supplies Dry Up

December 4, 2012 / No Comments

Looks like bad times have dawned on Fisker, and it has been forced to temporarily halt production of its Karma plug-in hybrid. The decision comes after its lithium-ion battery supplier A123 Systems reduced output. A123 Batteries, is the main supplier of batteries for Fisker Karma, had filed for bankruptcy last week.  Fisker has enough lithium-ion batteries with it if any owner ...

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 ...

Future of Rhinos at Stake in South Africa

December 3, 2012 / No Comments

Many measures have been taken to protect Africa's rhinos from extinction. But despite the global push, Africa has lost around 588 rhinos to poaching since the first week of 2012. The killings are feared to touch 600 by the year-end. The insatiable demand for horns in Asia has resulted in rhino poaching in larger numbers. The poachers grab $100 thousand per ...

iLumi Intelligent LED Light Bulbs Run for 20 Years

November 30, 2012 / No Comments

You will find many intelligent light bulbs available in the market, but before you go for one just give iLumi a look. The new iLumi, displayed this week on Indiegogo, is an energy-efficient LED bulb that lasts for 20 years and can be controlled by any smartphone. iLumi’s HyperLux technology allows the bulb to be programmed through Android and iOS operating ...

Ford Fusion Wins Green Car of Year 2013 Award

November 30, 2012 / No Comments

Ford Motor Co, which has always expressed their interest in boosting the fuel economy of its lineup to attract car buyers, has won the "Green Car of the Year" title for its Fusion at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2013 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan is the least expensive car to earn the title. The Fusion offers in a wide range ...

GM Sail Springo EV Comes to China

November 29, 2012 / No Comments

At the Auto Guangzhou 2012, Shanghai General Motors launched its first localized new energy vehicle christened Sail SPRINGO EV. Shanghai General Motors is a joint venture of US carmaker General Motors and Shanghai Automotive Industry Motor. The vehicle was developed by Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) under the ‘Green to Drive’ product strategy to produce ...

Qatar Gets First Hybrid Electric Car

November 29, 2012 / No Comments

The electric car revolution has kicked off in Qatar with a research center named Gulf Organization for Research and Development launching a low-emission and low-fuel-consumption hybrid car. The engine utilizes thermal waste energy to produce electric energy to run hydrogen fuel cells using the potable water as a source for the gas. The fuel cell is powered by a thermoelectric generator that uses a ...

Ford 2013 Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid Unveiled

November 27, 2012 / No Comments

Ford has pulled the cover off its new plug-in hybrid 2013 Fusion, also known as Fusion Energi. The vehicle is said to be the most fuel efficient midsize car in the world. Though much details are not available, it is expected to deliver more than 100 MPGe, a mile per gallon equivalency metric for electrified vehicles. As per Ford, this is ...

Ocean Acidification Impacting Sea Snails

November 27, 2012 / 1 Comment

Believe it or not, snail-like sea creatures are vanishing in a part of the Southern Ocean due to the human-caused carbon dioxide emissions. Scientists have already predicted that a group of tiny snail-like sea creatures crucial to the marine food web may one day disappear due to the changing ocean chemistry. Now a new survey conducted by Geraint Tarling and his ...

Audi R10 Diesel Hybrid Supercar in the Works

November 26, 2012 / No Comments

German carmaker Audi is considering a diesel hybrid supercar that would be slotted above the R8 in the line-up. The company believes there is definitely room for a super sports car, and if it could be a diesel hybrid, it will be a hot-seller. The new diesel car will try to grab a place among giants such as Porsche 918 Spyder, ...