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Renault Closer Building High Performance Electric Hybrid Vehicle

May 14, 2013 / No Comments

Renault is reportedly considering the manufacture of a high-performance green vehicle. The Renault Group which develops, designs, manufactures and sells environment-friendly vehicles under three brands has been a die-hard supporter of electric vehicles. The new high performance green car is likely to take several years, though. As stated by Francis Champod, Renault Sport motorsport technical manager, the company will not be ...

Europe to See Lots of Hybrid Models Soon

March 5, 2010 / No Comments

While hybrids were growing in popularity in the US, there was little interest from Europe's side, where diesel engines remained popular for quite a while. However, looking at the 2010 Geneva auto show, this may very well change soon.

General Motors geared up to play a big role in meeting US goal of hybrid vehicles

June 24, 2009 / 1 Comment

General Motors Corporation says it will do the “heavy lifting” to help achieve the grand goal set by United States President Barack Obama of having 1 million plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles on the US roads by 2015.  Major US-based makers of automobiles, including General Motors, have been planning an array of electric-drive vehicles aimed at meeting higher fuel-economy standards ...

Hybrid Car Wars, The Consumer Wins

March 20, 2009 / 1 Comment

I remember the gas wars when I was a kid. I once filled up my '60 VW bug (I bought it used) for less than $2.00. Gas was 24.9¢. That's right, less than a quarter a gallon. Yeah, yeah. I'm old. The point is, when there are price wars, the consumer wins. Toyota and Honda are going to go at it with ...

Toyota Plans 10 New Hybrid-Gas Electric Models

January 13, 2009 / No Comments

Toyota says it will launch as many as 10 new hybrid gas-electric models within the next four years IF the economic downturn doesn't prevent them and IF there is renewed consumer demand. When gas was $4+ gallon (US) consumers didn't mind paying an extra $3-5,000. They seem to mind now that gas is half that price. Toyota has a fleet of 500 ...

The eBox – Hybrid Car Spotted in SF

November 28, 2008 / 1 Comment

I am a little slow sometimes. Okay, a lot slow. I spotted an eBox at the SF Auto Show. I thought to myself, "This car sure looks like something to me." Duh...it's a modified 5-speed Scion xB wagon. The way it works is after buying a Scion for $15K "engineers will remove the internal combustion engine and related components, and ...

High Gas Prices, Drive Development of Alternative Cars

June 18, 2008 / 1 Comment

There's got to be a better way. There's got to be a better way. Repeat after me. There's got to be a better way. At least two more 'better ways' have taken a step forward in the past couple of days. Germany's Robert Bosch GmbH has agreed to work with South Korea's Samsung SDI Co to develop the next-generation batteries ...

Recharge Vehicules Electriques: Self-Serve Electric Car Pools by Paris` Mayor

May 7, 2008 / No Comments

Bertrand Delanoe, the actual Paris mayor said that if re-elected he will build the "Autolib" which is a self-service electric and/or hybrid-electric car system, that will include 300 free re-charging stations in different parts of the city and 2,000 cars (electric and hybrid). This car-sharing system may be a solution that would reduce car congestion and may solve some of ...