Daimler & Toyota Negotiating New Deal on Hybrid Tech

September 23, 2010 / No Comments

Daimler and Toyota are engaged in negotiating a new deal, so that Daimler may earn the license of Toyota’s Hybrid technology. So far, Daimler has been developing its own hybrid drivetrain technology. Mercedes S400 Hybrid is one such vehicle developed by Daimler. It was the first mass produced hybrid vehicle which possessed a lithium ion battery pack.

Northern California Artists Mark Grieve & Ilana Spector Erect a Monumental Cyclisk

September 9, 2010 / 1 Comment

An obelisk, titled ‘cyclisk’ has been built by Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector, artists hailing from Northern California. The monumental sculpture, which is made out of recycled bicycles, stands 65 feet tall and weighs around 10,000 pounds. It is one of three other bicycle structures built by Grieve.

Nissan to Double Their Battery Capacity by 2015

December 2, 2009 / No Comments

Nissan have made a recent announcement, stating that their electric cars, as well as Renault's, will see a doubled battery capacity by 2015. This probably means that the Leaf range will also get this upgrade, which is a great thing.

The NYPD Boys in Blue, um, Green

May 7, 2009 / No Comments

NYPD boys in blue will be driving green. The Big Apple has bought 40 Nissan Altima hybrid cars to be used as patrol cars for the city's finest. Instead of patrolling the streets at 16mpg in Impalas (hey GM! Are you still wondering why you are having financial problems?) the boys and girls will be getting 35mpg in their hybrids. Of course, ...

Nissan Taps Portugal to Produce Lithium Ion Cells

March 2, 2009 / No Comments

Nissan Motor Co. announced on Monday that it is planning to mass-produce automotive lithium ion batteries in Portugal come 2012. About the same time, Nissan intends to manufacture electric vehicles globally at full clip. Nissan has signed an agreement with the Portuguese government to construct a plant. Nissan will be the first Japanese automotive firm to produce next-generation batteries overseas. They will ...

Nissan’s FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle)

December 3, 2008 / No Comments

Last week in San Francisco I got to see another car of the future, always in the future that is. Part of Nissan's Green Program the FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) is not only eco-friendly, but also looks pretty good. Right? Meanwhile you can read more about Nissan's Green Program 2010 and some of their Environmental Activities. [gallery]

Japan’s Honda, Nissan Still Going Green, Um, Strong

November 23, 2008 / No Comments

Japanese carmakers, Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. are still going green. All the while, GM and America's car makers have their hands out. In separate events - Nissan announced it was redesigning its Cube subcompact in hopes of moving in on the Japanese fetish for small cars that save on the miles. Nissan will sell the car around the world, ...

Nissan Nuvu – The Electric Car of 2015

October 2, 2008 / 3 Comments

The Paris Motor Show is ongoing as I write in Europe's love capital and we have some juicy news from Nissan who decided to surprise us all today. Nissan Nuvu is the latest concept car announced by the Japanese carmaker, an electric car that will revolutionize urban transportation in ... 2015. [singlepic=7,,,,] Why can't we get our hands on this tiny car ...