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Categories: Hybrid / Green

Italian designer launches EV-focused EV carmaker; expected to cater to boutique customers

On: Thu, May 5, 2016 at 5:10PM | By: Carl Malek


Italian designer launches EV-focused EV carmaker; expected to cater to boutique customers test 1-1

The electric vehicle market is about to receive a high dose of fashion and boutique cues thanks to the launch of an all-new EV car maker by Italian designer Umberto Palermo that will make its inaugural debut at the Turin Auto Show in June.


Revised BMW i8 to receive new styling and power updates?

On: Thu, May 5, 2016 at 4:18PM | By: Carl Malek


Revised BMW i8 test 2

The i8 was a very compelling showcase for BMW when its made its debut back in 2014. Boasting futuristic styling cues and fuel-friendly power, the i8 proved to be a perfect showcase for the company's i brand, and it appears that it's about to receive its first major suite of updates, according to reports from several British media outlets.


Will animal waste soon power your car? Here's the straight poop

On: Tue, May 3, 2016 at 7:30AM | By: Bill Wilson


Will animal waste soon power your car? Here's the straight poop test 1-1

To some environmental skeptics, the idea of cars running on alternative fuels is a lot of BS. Well, it turns out they’re not far from the truth. A group of researchers at the University of California has developed a way to convert animal waste products (the aforementioned “BS”) into fuel that can power motor vehicles. The technology is currently in its infant stages. But, should it prove practical, the results could revolutionize the way the world gets from point A to point B. And that’s not just a load of cow dung.


Volkswagen engineers used code words when referring to emissions cheating

On: Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 10:28AM | By: Carl Malek


Volkswagen engineers used code words when referring to emissions cheating test 1-1

Volkswagen's ongoing emission scandal has revealed many troubling factors that were rampant in the company during the period that emissions control-cheating software was installed in diesel-powered Volkswagen models. Now, new evidence appears to suggest that VW workers actually had a list of code words designed to cover up the cheating in oral and document exchanges.


 

FCA Willing To Build Model 3 Fighter If Business Case Makes Sense

On: Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 10:27AM | By: Carl Malek


FCA Willing To Build Model 3 Fighter If Business Case Makes Sense test 1-1

Tesla just recently unveiled its long awaited Model 3 sedan and, with the car expected to take on rivals such as the Bolt EV, it is only a matter of time before other automakers put the futuristic four door in their cross hairs. Case in point is FCA; the has company stated that it is willing to build a Model 3 fighter of its own, but only if it makes sense on a business level, according to recent statements by FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne.


Ford's Prius-busting Model E slowly taking shape according to new report

On: Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 1:13PM | By: Carl Malek


Ford's Prius-busting Model E slowly taking shape according to new report test 1-1

With Chevrolet putting the final touches on its Bolt EV, a new report from  Automotive News  says that Ford has not missed a beat and is preparing a new eco-friendly hatchback to target rivals such as the Bolt, Toyota Prius, and the Hyundai Ioniq and firmly establishing its position as a leader in creating innovative technology for the growth of EV and alternative fuel vehicles.


The future of 3-D printed cars is looking rosy

On: Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 3:34PM | By: Bill Wilson


3-D Pruinter test 2

Imagine a world where buying a car is a simple as going online, placing an order, and picking out your favorite options. Two days later a delivery truck brings your shiny new vehicle to your front door. That’s it; no car lots, no haggling, and no aggravation. Sound too good to be true? Actually, it’s an accurate picture of how 3-D printing is bringing seismic changes to the automotive world.


Forget Ford GTs and Ferraris; the ultimate everyday speed machine is the Geo Metro

On: Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 9:45AM | By: Andrew W Davis


Forget Ford GTs and Ferraris; the ultimate everyday speed machine is the Geo Metro test 1-1

Among the longest-standing debates between car nuts is whether it's better to drive a slow car fast or a fast car slow. My patented response is “Which costs more?”


Tesla Is Using Augmented Reality Technology To Improve EV Production

On: Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 9:05AM | By: Carl Malek


Tesla Is Using Augmented Reality Technology To Improve EV Production test 1-1

Tesla has always been a company known for being a leading figure in innovation, thanks in part to its Model S sedan, as well as its novel direct sales approach. However, according to a new report, Tesla has managed to become a triple threat of innovations when it comes to vehicle production, which could have implications for its upcoming volume entry, the Model 3 sedan.


Jaguar To Build Hybrid Replacement For Flagship XJ?

On: Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 12:20PM | By: Carl Malek


Jaguar To Build Hybrid Replacement For Flagship XJ? test 1-1

Jaguar's XJ flagship sedan has always been one of the most stylish offerings in the ultra-luxury sedan segment.However, its aging platform and engine lineup have helped put the big cat behind recently updated offerings from Germany and Japan. The folks at Jaguar aim to correct these flaws, and appear to have commited to building a replacement that could be powered exclusively by a hybrid powertrain.


Nevada Demands Collateral Before Approving Faraday Future Plant Incentives

On: Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 2:37PM | By: Carl Malek


Nevada Demands Collateral Before Approving Faraday Future Plant Incentives test 1-1

Nevada's state government wants to strike a deal with Faraday Future regarding plant incentives, but the state has demanded collateral from the upstart firm before it moves forward with approving anymore infrastructure improvement bonds. The new demand comes after comments by the state treasurer, Dan Schwartz, who fears that Leshi, a key backer for Faraday Future, may not have the money to actually fund the plant, according to a report by Automotive News.