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Peraves Monotracer, the Fuel Efficient Variant of the Monotracer E (Video)

April 15, 2011 / 1 Comment

The Peraves Monotracer is nothing but a gasoline-fueled version of the battery-powered E-Tracer - popularly known as Monotracer E. Earlier, Monotracer E had won the prestigious Progressive Automotive X-Prize in the Alternative Class-Tandem. The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE was a set of competitions, programs and events, from the X Prize Foundation to inspire a new generation of super-efficient vehicles that ...

Mitsubishi to Introduce 8 New EVs/Plug-In Hybrids by 2015

January 24, 2011 / No Comments

Mitsubishi has plans to launch eight new electric / plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2015. The new plan of the Japanese giant is based on the growing markets of fuel-efficient products worldwide.

Edison2 Wins Progressive Auto X Prize for Fuel-efficient, Low-cost Car Design

September 17, 2010 / 1 Comment

Edison2, designed by Ron Mathis has won the Progressive Auto X Prize, for developing featherweight conventional car that runs on gasoline or ethanol. The Auto X Prize is a race to build the most fuel-efficient, low-cost, production-ready vehicle. The prize money goes into the design of the most efficient eco-vehicle in the contest.

Built from recycled plastic bottles “T25 Supermini Car” turns your head around

June 1, 2010 / No Comments

Designer Gordon Murray’s micro car instantly reminds one of Mr. Beans’ car of choice, a British Leyland Mini 1000 which was also became a character of sorts for the British television comedy series. All the recollection and resemblance apart, Murray’s lively little car “T25 Supermini Car,” is ready to really turn the heads around by its super cute mini look ...

The Five Most Fuel-Efficient and Affordable Cars of 2010

December 8, 2009 / No Comments

2010 is sure shaping up to be a good year for the smart car shopper, more than the previous ones. There are going to be 20 cars, SUVs and hatchbacks which are better than 30 mpg. However, as efficient as those cars may be, the cost for them isn't very attractive, especially if you're counting your money carefully. In fact, ...

Honda Insight Hybrid Doubles Sales Goal in 10 Days

February 17, 2009 / No Comments

Orders for Honda Motor Co.'s environmentally friendly ultra fuel-efficient hybrid Insight hatchback have topped 10,000 units in just 10 days. The figure is double and then some the monthly sales goal set for the five-door vehicle. [caption id="attachment_3980" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Honda Insight Hybrid"][/caption] The Insight base model of the Insight goes for $21,000 compared with $26,000 for the base model of Toyota ...

China’s Carmakers Challenged to “Think Small” Learn from Mistakes of America’s Big Three

January 5, 2009 / No Comments

China wants its car makers to develop smaller, fuel-efficient models NOT the gas guzzlers that the US Big Three produced despite all the warnings to the contrary. "We used to believe medium-sized cars would have the biggest market in China, but actually small cars have the greatest potential in terms of energy efficiency and price," said a senior engineer  of the ...