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Volvo plug-in hybrid uses standard wall socket!!!

A Volvo that can be fuelled with electricity from a standard wall socket will be a reality in 2012. Swedish energy company Vattenfall and the Volvo Car Corporation are launching an industrial joint venture partnership to introduce plug-in hybrids on the market. The ground-breaking technology will considerably lower the environmental impact from traffic. In addition, owning a plug-in hybrid vehicle will be convenient since you can fuel up at home and fuel costs are significantly lower. In January 2007, the Volvo

Ronn Motors Partners With Nelson Philippe and I Drive Green

Following the idea of promote and teach the art of Eco-Driving to minimize consumption and emissions, Ronn Motor Company joined forces with Nelson Philippe and I Drive Green. Details are being addressed to incorporate the I Drive Green concept as another of Ronn Motors eco-friendly product offerings. At the same tim

Driving efficiently: new technologies from Audi

Audi is consistently pressing forward to improve fuel economy and CO2 emissions. Starting in the second quarter of 2009, the modular efficiency platform will benefit from additional new technologies: The on-board computer with the efficiency program and the start-stop system will raise the efficiency and convenience of the Audi models to a new level. By 2012 the fuel consumption of the Audi model range should drop by 20 percent. Audi’s modular efficiency platform combines reduced consumption with great driveabil presents custom autogas systems for opel insignia Presents Custom Autogas Systems for Opel Insignia

Good news for all owners of gasoline-powered Opel Insignia sedans or sports tourers: The new autogas systems, developed in cooperation with Dutch world market leader Vialle, can cut fuel costs by half and simultaneously reduce CO2 emissions by some 12 percent.   In addition, also upgrades the Insignia visually, with a striking 3D film kit, 20-inch light-alloy wheels and corresponding sport springs. fahrmi

AC Schnitzer cover design for the BMW i-Drive system

Enter your destination while keeping the road in view or changing the vehicle configuration - it's all possible at any time with the BMW i-Drive system. Using the central controller, the driver can easily select i-Drive functions with one hand. And operation becomes even easier with the AC Schnitzer cover for the i-

AC Schnitzer High Performance Brake System for BMW M3

Enjoy unrestricted driving comfort and be prepared for every situation: you can achieve both with the AC Schnitzer high performance brake system for the BMW M3 (E90, E92, E93). The high quality brake system offers excellent performance and values which are usually only achieved by sports cars. In conjunction with the h

Project P.U.M.A.

General Motors Corp. and Segway today demonstrated a new type of vehicle that could change the way we move around in cities. Dubbed Project P.U.M.A. (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), GM and Segway are developing an electrically powered, two-seat prototype vehicle that has only two wheels. It could allow people to travel around cities more quickly, safely, quietly and cleanly - and at a lower total cost. The vehicle also enables design creativity, fashion, fun and social networking.

lightning hybrids prototype unveiled at denver auto show

Lightning Hybrids Prototype Unveiled at Denver Auto Show

Lightning Hybrids unveiled the prototype of its hybrid vehicle at the Denver Auto Show . In addition, the company's unique hydraulic-biodiesel hybrid drivetrain is on display. The staff at Lightning Hybrids worked around the clock to finish the concept car. “The spring snow storm last week left parts stranded and pu

MINI's "Perpetual Motion" Magnetic Propulsion System

MINI USA looks set to take a world lead in fuel efficiency with the announcement of a revolutionary magnetic propulsion system that will extend the range of its MINI E to several hundred, possibly even thousands of miles, on a single overnight charge of electricity. Drawing on the same Magnetic Tow Technology (MTT)

New engines for the E-Class Coupe

Captivating design, passion-fuelled driving enjoyment and outstandingly low CO2 emissions – these are the hallmarks of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé. Its sporty temperament is largely attributable to newly developed and modified engines, including a new four-cylinder powerplant with direct injection, which outperforms engines that boast a far higher displacement yet still succeeds in saving fuel. With a displacement of 2.2 litres, the engine in the Mercedes-Benz E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Co

Mazda Begins Commercial Leasing of World's First Hybrid Rotary Hydrogen Vehicle

Mazda Motor Corporation today commenced commercial leasing of the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid, a hydrogen hybrid vehicle that offers substantially improved performance thanks to the addition of a hybrid system. Mazda is the world’s first automobile manufacturer to begin commercial leasing of a hydrogen hybrid vehicle; the first units will be delivered to local government authorities and energy-related companies during 2009. The Premacy Hy

New Prius Turns Drivers Into "Bowser Wowsers"

Next-generation Prius will turn drivers into "bowser wowsers" with multiple driving modes and an energy monitor to help them achieve the best possible driving efficiency and fuel economy. Drivers can select three "on demand" drive modes - EV, ECO and POWER - that supplement normal driving with new Prius' 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, 60kW electric motor and seamless intelligent electronic transmission. From start-up and at speeds up to 50kmh, new Prius can operate in EV (electric vehicle) mode, driving unde