09/21/2011, It is rather interesting to note that sometimes, a particular device or in this case, mode of transportation comes in an unorthodox form factor that you might actually be confused to know which is its primary function and what is the secondary one. The AutoTram for example, is it a bus, tram or train, or all three rolled in one to create a new class of public transport? In such […]
09/13/2011, Toyota by far and large is the most successful manufacturer of hybrid vehicles in the world, and their latest target for the Prius plug-in hybrids? 50,000 units worldwide each year. Other competitors such as Honda did try in the past to combat the Prius with three generations of Civic hybrids, not to mention another two generations of Insight hybrids, but all those efforts have failed miserably to date in terms […]
09/07/2011, It is more or less a given that many guys won’t mind having enough money to throw around in purchasing a sports car or exotic supercar sometime during their lifetime, and such companies want to do their level best to grab your attention (and subsequently, money). The Porsche 911 has long catered to many generations of discerning drivers, but Jaguar might just have something to challenge that legend with the […]
08/30/2011, Ford has announced the Ford Evos, a Hybrid sedan concept car that is constantly connected to the cloud. While it is only a concept at the moment, it is -mostly- based on ideas and technologies that can be achievable in the near-future. For instance, having a constant connection between the car and the Internet is merely a cost issue, not a technological one. In Ford’s vision, the Evos knows everything […]
08/30/2011, MPVs generally aren’t associated with being “cool”, and many seem to associate it with soccer moms fetching kids to and fro soccer games, however we think you may change your mind about MPVs when you see Peugeot’s HX1 concept car (pictured above) which seems to be reminiscent of the Honda Odyssey, albeit a lot cooler.
08/22/2011, When it comes to our electric vehicles and hybrids, they seem largely limited to cars, while more fuel-hungry vehicles such as lorries, trucks, SUVs, trailers, etc have been left out of the fuel-saving loop. Not anymore apparently, as Ford and Toyota have teamed up and will jointly develop a hybrid powertrain (a combination of an electric motor and gas engine) for light trucks and SUVs.
08/19/2011, If you ask me, the innovation in automotive technology should have stopped at hybrids – after all, electric cars might have zero emissions, but do you know how inconvenient it is to juice up your vehicle? Woe to you if you have this million dollar deal the next morning that requires you to be at the office during rush hour, only for you to wake up and realize that your […]
08/12/2011, Remember the ASUS Padfone that was officially announced in May? Since then, there hasn’t been any sign or news of the device – until now. Alex Sun, head of ASUS’ Personal Mobile Device department, has stated that the hybrid ASUS Padfone will be arriving with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich hence the delay of the phone/tablet. Ice Cream Sandwich is said the version of Android that is said to solve […]
08/09/2011, Can’t make up your mind about whether you want to purchase a laptop or a tablet for your next portable computer? Dell is here to simplify the choice for you. While other companies have been creating tablets that combine with a dock to turn into a laptop, carrying an extra dock around can be a pretty cumbersome affair. Dell’s Latitude XT3 convertible tablet eschews the dock concept and attaches the […]
07/29/2011, BMW has just announced its entry in the electric car market with two impressive looking models – the i3 and the i8. Even though the cars are spec’d differently for different markets, one thing the cars have in common is that they’re both great for the environment. The i3 will be an all-electric small city car, while the i8 will be a powerful hybrid sports car featuring an electric motor […]
06/30/2011, What’s better than a flying car? A flying car that’s great for the environment of course! It has been reported that aircraft designer Michael Moshier and test-pilot Robert Bulaga have begun development on the world’s first fuel-electric hybrid air car. Drawing inspiration from Trek Aerospace’s shrouded propeller (“ducted fan”) technology used in the SoloTrek XFV, a single person VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft, they came up with the idea […]
05/24/2011, When it comes to the world of hybrid vehicles, we can safely assume that Toyota is clearly the market leader with their Prius. The Prius does seem to be the perfect choice for a family car that also helps you save in the long run (not only for your kids’ college fund, but the environment as well) since it boasts of a hybrid engine. Of course, if you were to […]
05/06/2011, The Jaguar C-X75 that was shown off as a concept car at the Paris Motor Show last year has been given the green light to enter production. Jaguar has announced that they will be working with Williams F1 on the creation of the car, which is set to launch in 2013. In addition to making a fast car with sleek looks to match, Jaguar hasn’t turned a blind eye to the […]
04/05/2011, Hyundai Motor is currently developing their very own plug-in hybrid vehicle with a 2013 launch date being targeted, intending to bring this eco-friendly four-wheeler to both folks at home as well as others living abroad. So far, Hyundai has paraded a prototype Sonata plug-in hybrid from its plant, where said prototype took a good three years and more to build, only to be ready to face some real life world […]