Toyota Introduces Mutual System for Power Supply between Vehicle and Home

June 8, 2012 / No Comments

Toyota has made a big move in the hybrid-electric drive world with its new vehicle to home (V2H) mutual power supply system. The home power system has been developed as an equally beneficial power supply unit for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. The power supply system developed by the company has an AC100 V inverter. This converts power stored in the ...

2013 Tesla Model S Signature Edition Sold Out

June 8, 2012 / No Comments

Remember the 2013 Tesla Model S Signature vehicles that the company had rolled out some time ago? Tesla motors claims that all units of this Signature edition have been sold out and the most expensive version among these was sold for a whopping $105,400. In case you would still want a Model S Signature version, you can place your order and ...

FIAT’s New Innings with Natural Gas

June 7, 2012 / No Comments

FIAT is all set to pave its future ways by roping in alternative fuels. The automaker’s research team is working on the same at the Centro Ricerche FIAT, outside of Turin, Italy, their high-security research facility. Unlike Toyota and others, who went behind gas-electric hybrids and pure batteries, FIAT is interested in compressed natural gas (CNG).  According to its General Manager, ...

Audi Cancels All-Electric A2, A1 E-Tron Projects

June 7, 2012 / No Comments

We know that Audi did not promise us the production version of its all-electric A2 project. Still, the auto world expected to see the vehicle hitting the market soon. Well folks, the latest news is that the project will be shelved by the manufacturer.  As per the reports from Car Magazine, Audi is cancelling all-electric A2 project, and the reason behind ...

Nissan Leaf Holds 95 Percent of its Value Even After a Year

June 5, 2012 / No Comments

Want to give away your Nissan Leaf? Well, this seems to be the best time. A recent report in this regard says that the vehicle at present holds more value, that too more than Chevrolet Volt or Toyota Prius. The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)’s recent guide has made this conclusion and further adds that Nissan Leaf holds 95 percent of ...

Audi A3 E-Tron Pilot Project Test Drive on Video

June 5, 2012 / No Comments

Audi has recently uploaded a video that showcases the details of its e-tron pilot project. This project is the battery-electric version of the A3 hatchback. If you watch the video posted below, you will get to see many drivers who get to test drive the new edition. The video runs for a total two minutes. It has the test-drivers, based in Golden, ...

Technology Developed to Record Multiple Bird Songs

June 4, 2012 / No Comments

A new technology to record multiple bird songs at once has been developed by researchers at Oregon State University. The tool also allows getting the recordings in better accuracy than ever before. By recording bird sounds and songs, the researchers believe that they it would reveal further details on climate impact. Also, it might provide in-depth details of the habitat and ...

New Porsche Coupe Variant Spied [Images]

June 4, 2012 / No Comments

Porsche is working on a new variant, and the model was snapped during a test drive in Germany. We know that the automaker is all set to release the Porsche 918 Spyder in the coming year. We will call this model, which got caught while testing, the 2014 Porsche 918 Coupe. However, this could be a tentative moniker. This 2014 Porsche Coupe ...

Parasol Solar Array Set Up by Rutgers School of Engineering

June 1, 2012 / No Comments

Researchers at Rutgers School of Engineering have made a new solar powered array, called Parasol. The Parasol has been installed on the roof of the computing center of the school. Comprising 16 polycrystalline solar panels clubbed together and holding up to 160 servers housed inside a stainless-steel-framed metal chassis to protect the batteries, transformers and other electrical equipment, the device ...

Prius Drives Into Popularity Terrain Across the Globe

June 1, 2012 / No Comments

Toyota sold 247,230 units of the Prius around the world, that too in the first quarter of this year. Doesn’t this look like a record? Yes it indeed is one. That makes the automobile the world's third-best-selling car model for the first three months of 2012. The sales were considerably higher in the US and Japan. So, Prius is now one ...