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General Motors reinforces hybrid car battery

01/06/2012, There is one thing about traveling in a hybrid car – just how stable is the battery in the event of an accident, and will it actually go “Ka-Boom!” just like in the movies whenever Murphy decides to strike? General Motors wants to quell...

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept

01/04/2012, Gone are the days when SUVs are considered as gas guzzlers – not with the introduction of hybrid technology, that is. The Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid concept is the latest idea from the Swedish motoring company. While most of the world will remain...

AquaVenture SeaBird: the world’s fastest personal submarine?

12/30/2011, Looking for the next cool underwater ride to spend your money on? AquaVenture’s SeaBird might be what you need. The company recently announced a new version of its SeaBird submarine – a unique submarine that doesn’t rely on an engine in...

Fisker Karma’s interior relies on low-carbon leather

12/30/2011, Talk about taking great lengths to go green – Fisker Karma’s interior wants to wrap you in luxury, and yet it intends to maintain a balanced outlook by using low-carbon leather. Bridge of Weir leather was their main pick, where it is known for...

Chevrolet Sonic recalled due to missing brake pads

12/30/2011, I am not quite sure how you would be able to drive without your vehicle having any brake pads, but somehow, over 4,000 units of 2012 Chevrolet Sonic subcompact cars have already been sold, where they all do miss out on their brake pads – be it inner...

US military developing hybrid Humvees

12/29/2011, With so many car manufacturers starting to turn towards hybrid vehicles or full electric vehicles, it seems that the US military has decided to go green as well in an effort to reduce their dependence on traditional fuel sources. This has resulted in a...

China tests train that hit 500km/h

12/28/2011, Imagine getting across the country on a train that is capable of hitting speeds of up to 500km/h – don’t you think that this is going to be a treat? It would eliminate the hassle of checking in an hour earlier for domestic flights, as well as...

UAV launched from a submarine?

12/28/2011, The military certainly does have their fair share of “big boys toys” to play around with, and the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is one of them – so here is one interesting idea that is worth looking into. While we know that most...

Bullet: a self-balancing electric unicycle

12/28/2011, If walking isn’t efficient enough for you to make your way around campus, you could always invest in something like a bicycle or a Segway. And then you could always come up with a vehicle on your own as well – which is what an MIT student named...

Toyota debuts their new Aqua compact hybrid

12/27/2011, Toyota’s hybrid has pretty much been the Prius all this while, at least until Honda, one of the company’s main competitors, came along with the more affordable and newer Honda Insight hybrid vehicle. In order to combat the competition, Toyota has...

Powermat hacked to offer vehicular iPhone charging

12/26/2011, The iPhone might be one of the more popular devices around right now, and for good reason, too – great design, a mammoth number of apps, and ease-of-use amongst others. Well, having said that, a smartphone like the iPhone certainly does not have...

London takes the wraps off new hybrid double-decker buses

12/23/2011, When you think of iconic aspects of London, you probably think of the black cabs, the London underground, telephone booths and their double-decker buses. Well as it turns out, the double-decker bus will be getting a makeover come 2012 and will become a...

Kia Ray EV announced

12/22/2011, Kia Motors, one of Korea’s popular car manufacturers, has announced the launch of Korea’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) – the Kia Ray EV. If the first thing that popped into your mind was the sleek curves of a manta ray’s body when you...

OnStar offers in-car video chat and 4G streaming

12/21/2011, Traveling on wheels is certainly different today compared to even 30 years ago – the comfort level in a car has increased dramatically, with seats that have memory functions, rear view mirrors that double up as a parking display, or even LCD...