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GM EUROPE And IBERDROLA Sign Agreement To Analyse The Recharging Infrastructure For Plug-In Electric Vehicles

General Motors Europe and Iberdrola have signed an agreement to jointly perform a feasibility study which, ultimately, will analyze the technical requirements of a recharging infrastructure for the integrated marketing and viability of plug-in electric cars. The agreement has been signed by Javier Villalba, Director of Spain Network Business, and Jamal El-Hout, Vice President, Product Planning from General Motors Europe. This cooperation refle

Hyundai’s New Tau V8 Engine Named To Ward’s “10 Best Engines” List

Hyundai’s all-new 4.6-liter Tau V8 engine, which debuted in the premium Genesis sedan this year, has been named one of the “Ward’s 10 Best Engines” for 2009 by Ward’s Auto World. This marks the first time a Hyundai engine has appeared on the prestigious “Ward’s 10 Best Engines” list. Ward's Auto World editors tested the Tau V8 engine in Hyundai’s all-new Genesis sedan this fall and concluded, “The engine’s velvety power delivery, competitive p

Mazda to Showcase Eco-Tech at 'Eco-Products 2008' Exhibition in Japan

Mazda Motor Corporation will exhibit its latest eco-friendly technologies aimed to reduce CO2 emissions even further at the Eco-Products 2008 exhibition over the period December 11 -13, 2008. Taking place at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, the exhibition is one of the largest environmental events in Japan. It is organized by the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI) and the Nikkei newspaper group. Mazda wil

The new MINI Convertible

The driving pleasure and individual style that are MINI’s signatures have been tapped to create the next-generation MINI Convertible. With its evolutionary design and increased functionality, specially tuned suspension, powerful, efficient engines and enhanced safety technology, the latest version of the four-seat convertible raises the bar. New color choices and equipment features add up to endless options for personalization. The premium materials and finishes enhance the MINI Convertible –

The new radio navigation system RNS 310 is available to order immediately for the new Golf

Volkswagen sets on innovative technology and features in the new Golf by integrating the radio navigation system RNS 310, which is one of a kind in the entry-level segment. The RNS 310 is the perfect combination of a highly modern car radio and precise navigation housing an easily comprehensible map display. The RNS 310 is available to order immediately for the new Golf. The RNS 310 is distributed with an up-to-date digital map on CD. The digi

All textiles in all Volvo models Oeko-Tex certified to be allergy-friendly

Volvo Cars is the only manufacturer in the car industry with a complete model range featuring textiles that are so clean that they are certified according to the Oeko-Tex standard. The textile standard was introduced at the beginning of the 1990s by textile research institutes as a response to the needs of consumers and the general public for textiles which posed no risk to health. The mid-nineties. A long day's test-drive of the Volvo S40 and

KIA Motors Unveils Next Generation Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

Kia Motors Corporation’s (KMC) Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) program takes a major technological step forward today with the global unveiling of the all-new Kia Borrego FCEV at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. Numerous innovations including a higher output 154 horsepower fuel cell and a new 450-volts Supercapacitor give the Borrego FCEV higher performance, a greatly extended driving range and cold-weather starting capability to ope

Car Key Of The Future With Integrated Credit Card

BMW Group Research and Technology has developed a prototype for a multifunctional car key which enables cashless payment and personalised vehicle access. “As part of our research project we first integrated a security chip into the key casing, which communicates across short distances by radio with a card reader,” says Hans-Jörg Vögel, project manager at BMW Group Forschung und Technik. In future the key could also be used for other transport systems. Indeed, electronic tickets for bus, train and air travel could a

CNG-Powered Camry Hybrid Concept At 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today highlighted the versatility of its Hybrid Synergy Drive® system by showing a compressed natural gas (CNG) Camry Hybrid concept vehicle at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. "In the near future, growing demand for liquid petroleum simply and effectively will exceed supply," said Chris Hostetter, group vice president, TMS Advanced Product Strategy. "Before that occurs, automakers must look to vehicles p

Volkswagen At The Los Angeles Auto Show 2008

Volkswagen is presenting an innovative lineup of extremely economical and low-emissions drive technologies at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It extends from the most advanced internal combustion engines of the present to the fuel cells of the future. Take the Clean Diesels, for example: the TDI engines from Volkswagen. Many experts consider these diesel engines to be the most advanced of our times. The reasons could not be clearer: high fuel efficiency and extremely low emissions combined with maximum performance. It i

honda fc sport design study suggests hydrogen sports car future

Honda FC Sport Design Study Suggests Hydrogen Sports Car Future

The FC Sport emphasizes the design flexibility and potential of Honda's V Flow fuel cell technology - already deployed in the Honda FCX Clarity sedan - and reconfigures it into a lightweight sports car design with an ultra-low center of gravity, powerful electric motor performance and zero-emissions. The design study concept is inspired by supercar levels of performance through low weight and a high-performance, electrically driven fuel cell powe

Mercedes-Benz shows research project myCOMAND - Revolution on the dashboard

Mercedes-Benz is offering a glimpse into the future with myCOMAND, an internet-based infotainment system as part of a special preview during the Los Angeles Auto Show. myCOMAND is especially efficient and user-friendly and offers a range of functions unrivalled for variety. Using internet connectivity, all data and information is kept fresh and current at all times without the need for software or hardware updates. All functions are concentra