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Photo: Future Mercs may sport Renault-built engines

Mercedes Benz BIOME concept car will be lab-grown from DNA

Sunday, December 5, 2010 16:27

The Mercedes-Benz BIOME concept car is an eco-friendly, biodegradable, ultra-light hybrid vehicle – which would be custom grown in a lab. Enjoy these photos!

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Photo: Volkswagen Scirocco now in UK

Volkswagen Scirocco and Passat with Bluemotion launched in UK

Friday, November 26, 2010 11:33

Volkswagen is extending its Bluemotion eco-technology to the Scirocco and Passat CC models. Both are now on sale in UK in variants promising fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions gains.

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Photo: Mercedes Benz GLK compact SUV

Mercedes GLK Bluetec diesel launch in 2012

Friday, November 19, 2010 20:12

Mercedes Benz will launch the diesel version of the GLK cross/utility vehicle in 2012.

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2012 Jeep Wrangler to get Pentastar 3.6-litre V6 engine

Thursday, November 11, 2010 20:35

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited will get a new 3.6-litre V6 powertrain. This was confirmed by Chrysler Group’s chief executive officer Sergio Marchionne when announcing the third quarter sales figures.

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Pic: MotoCzysz D1G1TAL DR1VE d1 off-the-shelf electric motor for EVs

MotoCzysz D1g1tal Dr1ve? D1 integrated electric drive for those who need an off-the-shelf electric motor!

Thursday, November 11, 2010 15:29

MotoCzysz has debuted the world’s first fully integrated electric drive system known as  D1g1tal Dr1ve? D1 at the EVS25 show in Shenzhen, China. This “suitcase-shaped” electric motor package contains a motor, inverter, gear reduction, oil pump, differential housed in an aluminum chassis.

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Photo: The self-driving Toyota Prius Google car

Google self-driving car in the works

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 12:41

Google is at it again. In a show of its willingness to experiment with technologies that won’t pay off for years to come, the search giant is now taking a stab at cars that can drive itself in highway or city traffic.

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Exagon Motors to take wraps off Furtive-eGT electric sports car at Paris Auto Show 2010

Exagon Motors to take wraps off Furtive-eGT electric sports car at Paris Auto Show 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 19:11

French carmaker Exagon Motors is set to showcase its electric sports car named Furtive-eGT at the Paris Auto Show 2010. The Furtive-eGT is a 2+2 seater, powered by a pair of Siemens-developed electric motors that can produce a massive 340 hp of peak power.

MINI reveals electric scooter concepts for Paris Auto Show 2010

MINI reveals electric scooter concepts for Paris Auto Show 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010 14:28

MINI, owned by the BMW group, is gearing up to unveil its “E Scooter Concept” at the Paris Auto Show 2010 next month.

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BMW 5-series is the safest car acc to Euro NCAP tests

Saturday, June 5, 2010 21:42

The latest Euro NCAP safety test confirm that the BMW 5 series is one of the safest cars to be in during a crash.

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Progressive Automotive X-Prize shakedown stage at Michigan International Speedway

Thursday, April 8, 2010 19:32

Automotive X-PRIZE partners Michigan Economic Development Corp; 51 vehicles to vie for $10-mn prize at Michigan International Speedway

Renault R30 2010 F1 car photo gallery

Renault R30 2010 F1 car photo gallery

Monday, February 1, 2010 19:34

Photos of the just-launched Renault R30 F1 car

Studio photo of the 2010 Renault R30 f1 car; click image for wallpaper

Renault R30 2010 F1 car unveiled

Monday, February 1, 2010 8:01

Yesterday, the Renault F1 team showed off its 2010 F1 car which they would be racing. The car's decals incidentally resembles the look of the team's debut car in the late 1970s. The yellow-and-black paint scheme was the traditional pattern used by Renault on its Formula One and Le Mans sports cars before the company began taking on title sponsors.

Photo: Acura ZDX teaser image. The ZDX wil be unveiled at 2009 New York Auto Show

2010 Acura ZDX to debut at New York Auto Show: teaser photo released

Thursday, April 2, 2009 19:56

Acura, a division of Honda Motor Corporation, is all set to unveil a luxury four-door sport coupe vehicle,  the Acura ZDX. The prototype of the Acura ZDX sport coupe crossover will be unveiled at the 2009 New York Auto Show next week.

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2009 Koenigsegg NLV Quant photo

2009 Koenigsegg NLV Quant concept at Geneva Motor Show

Monday, March 9, 2009 12:49

Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg, in collaboration with NLV Solar, AG, a pioneer in photovoltaics and accumulator technology, unveiled its four-seater, solar-powered, NLV Quant at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

Volvo XC60 is What Car? SUV of the Year 2008

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 16:51

Endorsing Volvo's commitment toward making the world's safest cars, automotive magazine What Car? has picked the Volvo XC60 crossover for the What Car? SUV of the Year.

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Ferrari’s 2009 F1 car F60 illegal, say team chiefs

Friday, January 23, 2009 19:31

Toyota's technical directors have questioned the legality of Ferrari F1 car for the 2009 F1 World Championships, the F60.

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Peugeot 3008 diesel-electric hybrid

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 18:25

Initial details of the first in-house-developed crossover diesel-electric hybrid christened the 3008 from Peugeot are leaking out.

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Sync helps Ford boost numbers

Monday, January 12, 2009 19:43

The Sync platform from Ford Motor is being introduced by the automotive giant by year 2010. The technology which helps connect mobile phones and digital music players using voice commands, has brought laurels for Ford in such a way that sales rose.

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Mitsubishi Electric car i-MiEV nominated for Green Car Vision award

Saturday, January 3, 2009 6:46

MiEV, the electric car from the Mitsubishi Motors stables, has been picked by the Green Car Journal as one of five nominees for its 2009 Green Car Vision award.

PSA-Bosch deal for diesel hybrid tech

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 16:33

In its bid to make a positive impact on the area of diesel hybrid technology, PSA Peugeot Citroen and Robert Bosch have come to an agreement to kick start a strategic partnership.

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Fuel-saving stop-start tech created at Land Rover

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 19:43

Land Rover will soon be hogging headlines for its new fuel-saving stop-start technology. The technology has been created jointly by an in-house engineering team and two major component suppliers.

Volvo Ocean Race 2008 fever gets started in Kochi

Sunday, November 30, 2008 16:35

Kochi, which is all decked up for the prestigious India stopover of the acclaimed Volvo Ocean Race 2008,  saw the first arrival in the form of Ericsson 4 on Sunday.

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BMW MINI E: BMWs pure electric car

Monday, November 24, 2008 10:50

The Los Angeles Auto Show was witness to the arrival of BMW’s new MINI E. The new electric vehicle from the famed auto maker is a pure electric car, not a hybrid, and runs on lithium-ion batteries.

Nissan to test Intelligent Transport System (ITS) for safer driving

Sunday, October 26, 2008 12:42

Integrating cellular communications with vehicle telematics to help prevent pedestrian-related accidents, Nissan Motor will soon begin a large-scale community-based test of its Intelligent Transport System. Starting November 1, the automotive giant is expected to continue testing of the Intelligent Transport System up to December 27.

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InnoTrans 2008: Bombardier TALENT2 train and ECO4 tech

Thursday, September 25, 2008 8:58

InnoTrans 2008, which got underway on September 23 in Berlin, has showcased many an innovative rail product. Making its presence felt is Bombardier Transportation with as many as seven vehicles on display.

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Suzuki Flexible Fuel Vehicles to debut in US, Brazil

Friday, August 22, 2008 14:26

Ethanol is the buzzword at Suzuki these days. Japanese auto giant Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) is expected to start hitting the dealerships with its new flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) that run on 100 percent ethanol by 2010.

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