Land Rover Hybrid Range Rover to Debut this Year End

October 12, 2012 / No Comments

Jaguar Land Rover is all ready to take the plunge into the plug-in hybrid technology terrain, with their brand new hybrid Range Rover based on the updated 2013 model. With the guarantee of an emission free rating below 150g/km, this Range Rover model is expected to make an impact in the luxury car market. The details of the hybrid Range Rover ...

Bird Extinction Rate Rising Alarmingly

October 11, 2012 / No Comments

Human activities have made hundreds of bird species disappear from the face of the earth. Around 279 bird species and subspecies have already been wiped off the earth’s surface during the past 5000 years, a new study suggests. The extinction rate was on the rise in the early 1900s and slowly started to decline. But according to the new research, it ...

VW Touareg Special Edition X Unveiled for Mk1 10th Anniversary

October 11, 2012 / No Comments

In order to celebrate a decade of the first Touareg Mk1, Volkswagen has unveiled a Special Edition X at the Paris Motor Show. Volkswagen has named the model X, because X is the Roman symbol for “Ten” thus marking its ten years of existence. The car also will have a hybrid version. The special edition will carry many exciting features and ...

Wind Power Set to be the Energy of the Future

October 10, 2012 / No Comments

With the cost of electricity rising like never before, people are pushing for more avenues in the renewable energy space. The traditional forms of electricity have significant health and environmental effects, while renewable energy like wind and solar are widely accepted as an increasingly cost-effective energy solutions.  And, among them wind energy can be considered as the cheapest energy sources. Apart ...

Ferrari First Ever Hybrid Model Teased

October 10, 2012 / No Comments

Ferrari is joining the group of green car makers by introducing its first ever hybrid model. The new creation is now being teased in bits and pieces, and the vehicle is expected to be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show next January. Ferrari’s new model is expected to be Enzo’s successor and as we said, would pack hybrid power. Ferrari is ...

How water-savvy are you? Ways to help you reduce your bills and improve the climate we live in

October 9, 2012 / No Comments

Our climate is changing. In the past few months areas of the UK have been experiencing drought and yet we have seen so much rain that we wonder how we can still have areas of drought? What can we do? How should we be changing the ways we use water to protect our planet’s resources for future generations? Renewable resources include ...

Kia Soul EV to Hit US Streets in 2014

October 9, 2012 / No Comments

While the 2014 Soul is still in the testing phase, rumors say that Kia will wheel out an electric variant of the next generation subcompact hatchback. Though the electric variant of the Soul will be the first Kia EV in the US, it will not be the first EV of the company. They have introduced Kia Ray EV last year which has ...

Solar-Powered Lamp Can Also Charge Your Phone

October 9, 2012 / No Comments

We are familiar with solar-powered lamps that act as an after-dark illumination extracting solar energy. Bright Products is taking it a bit further. The new solar powered lamp not only illuminates but also charges your mobile phones through a tucked in microUSB cord.  Not just that, it can act as an electricity-free sound amplifier to your smartphone or MP3 player. The ...

Sugar-Fueled Battery Could Turn Real

October 8, 2012 / No Comments

When electric vehicles come of age, the demand for lithium is also expected to be high. But lithium is a very rare element as it is available only in limited places like China and Australia. Consequently, batteries will be expensive and meager in supply. Researchers at the Tokyo University of Science have come out with a unique idea to overcome these ...

Chevy Volt Owners’ Charge-up Costs Can Be Calculated by App

October 8, 2012 / No Comments

We all know that driving an electric vehicle is cheaper than driving on gasoline. But, it is difficult to calculate how much an electric drive actually costs on a monthly basis. Worry not. General Motors’ OnStar division is trying to develop an app for Chevrolet Volt owners to figure out the new cost per mile. The new EcoHub app reminds Volt ...