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Categories: Hybrid / Green

Toyota's Prius Prime will not offer solar panel roof In U.S.

On: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 3:05PM | By: Carl Malek


Toyota's Prius Prime will not offer solar panel roof In U.S. test 1-1

When Toyota first unveiled the Prius Prime, it touted innovative fuel-saving features that would make the Prime stand out from the rest of its green competitors. One of these features is its roof, which incorporates solar panel technology to help recharge the battery and increase fuel economy. This will help to extend the Prime's driving range; but Toyota's plan to brighten the lives of Prime buyers in the U.S. has hit a snag due to safety regulations.


Marchionne changes tune on electric vehicles, says first electric Maserati model would debut in 2019

On: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 3:04PM | By: Carl Malek


Marchionne changes tune on electric vehicles, says first electric Maserati model would debut in 2019 test 1-1

It is no secret that when it comes to EV vehicles and their profitability, Sergio Marchionne has a well-defined stance against them. He says that their profitability is non-existent, that that the Fiat 500e EV costs $10,000 for every one that is sold. However, when it comes to whether he is open to adding one in a higher price bracket, Marchionne has swerved from that position.


NHTSA closes investigation into Tesla suspension failures,

On: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 4:33PM | By: Carl Malek


NHTSA closes investigation into Tesla suspension failures, test 1-1

Following several recent reports of suspension failure in Tesla's Model S, the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) has closed its investigation into the matter, stating that the majority of the complaints were false; it also clarified Tesla's position regarding its scrutinized Goodwill agreements.


FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne sticks to his guns, still claims EVs can't make money

On: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:42PM | By: Carl Malek


FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne sticks to his guns, still claims EVs can't make money test 1-1

It is no secret that FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne and EV vehicles are like oil and water. The outspoken CEO has been adamant on his opinion that EV vehicles will not be profitable, and he reaffirmed this commitment in a recent interview with Britain's Car Magazine.


 

Looking for all the minimalist excitement of an Ariel Atom at a discount AND don't fear death? Then have I got the vehicle for you!

On: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 1:01PM | By: Andrew W Davis


1966 Velorex 16/350 test 2

People in my profession—and outside it, too, I suppose—have always railed against government “interference” in the production of vehicles. Sure, the seat belt was a good idea, but airbags, “safety” bumpers, and—more recently—the laundry list of electronic nannies like automatic braking and stability control?


BMW changes focus of i sub-brand; will target self-driving vehicle segment

On: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 at 9:10AM | By: Carl Malek


BMW changes focus of i sub-brand; will target self-driving vehicle segment test 1-1

BMW's green-focused i sub-brand is still relatively new, but for the first time in its short life, the brand is changing its core mission and is shifting its attention from electric vehicles to creating the ultimate self-driving machine. This could be a sign of BMW's bold ambitions for this relatively new segment. It also points towards a new future where i could become a rolling showcase of the company's driverless vehicle technologies.


Mazda Remains Committed To Offering Diesel Models In U.S. Market

On: Tue, May 31, 2016 at 11:34AM | By: Carl Malek


Mazda Remains Committed To Offering Diesel Models In U.S. Market test 1-1

Despite several years of empty promises, as well as several missed deadlines, Mazda has stated that it is still firmly committed to offering U.S. buyers a diesel-powered Mazda variant in the near future in what could be the first tangible evidence of the technology finally making the jump to production models.


Tesla sales foil predictions of German automotive critics

On: Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:57PM | By: Bill Wilson


Tesla sales foil predictions of German automotive critics test 1-1

There is a strange, persistent irony that flows throughout history. A small group of visionaries comes up with an idea that challenges conventional wisdom. The concept is so radical that those in power either ignore the newcomers or revile them. Over time, however, the outsiders begin to transform the world.


Who or what sets the price of gas? Some insight into this timeless question

On: Sat, May 7, 2016 at 8:26AM | By: Bill Wilson


Gas prices graphic test 2

Anyone who thinks our economic system is sane hasn’t bought a gallon of gas lately. Whether the cost is up or down, it almost never stays the same for long. The price at the pumps gyrates up and down with the maddening frequency of a hyperactive hummingbird. Even more discomforting is the apparent lack of reasons for the constant shift. It’s as if a cabal of fickle service station owners is basing the cost on whatever direction the wind is blowing at any given moment.


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.