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Green Vehicle Technology, Where Are We At?

11/15/2011, Photo: Eco Car via Shutterstock Electric Vehicle, a very old technology Electric cars have been around for a very long time, the first EV was invented in the first part of the 19th century, but it wasn’t until the beginning of the 19th century that...

Toyota to launch H2V Manager home car charging tool next year

11/15/2011, If you ever saw the need to monitor the charging of your EV remotely, Toyota has announced the H2V Manager that will allow you to monitor the charging of your Toyota Prius via the television, PC or smartphone. This is one of the features that Toyota is...

TomTom in-dash navigation system for Mazda debuts at LA Auto Show

11/15/2011, Who uses a dedicated GPS navigation these days, with the proliferation of smartphones and powerful navigation software which are able to do the job equally well, if not better? I guess having a built-in GPS system in your vehicle is good in one way as it...

Tesla’s flat pack battery in Model S

11/14/2011, IKEA isn’t the only one to come up with the idea of flat packs – Tesla, the manufacturer of electric cars extraordinary, has just introduced the flat-pack battery. Yes sir, this particular battery will lie at the bottom of the car –...

Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior ship is greener than ever before

11/14/2011, Well, this makes sense – it has to, otherwise Greenpeace would lose all credibility in their fight for being eco-friendly. Their third Rainbow Warrior ship is greener than its predecessors, even with a helicopter pad and all. It is not really ready...

Prius X Parlee bicycle concept does a Professor X

11/14/2011, Don’t you think it is a coincidence that the Prius X bicycle does something which Professor X is able to do – that is, read minds? Basically, whenever you ride the Prius X Parlee (PXP) while wearing a special helmet, it will be able to shift...

Suzuki Q-Concept microcar should be dead easy to park

11/14/2011, While some of us might find something like parking our vehicles a simple thing to do, others do struggle with it – I suppose it is an inborn thing, whether we “have it” or not. Well, for those who have difficulty edging in our four...

Evolve Motorcycles takes on the Tron Lightcycle

11/14/2011, I guess ever since the remake of Tron came out last year, we have certainly seen our fair share of Lightcycles from different manufacturers, and here we are with Evolve Motorcycles announcing a couple of plug-in models for the masses, which we will...

Tesla offers futuristic car dashboard

11/11/2011, We have seen the vehicle’s dashboard make the jump from analog dials to digital numbers, and even more recently, we have LCD or LED displays to take over the entire dashboard, while other vehicles also enlist the help of a Heads Up Display to...

New Rover to attack Mars this November

11/11/2011, NASA is currently going through the final paces of introducing their most advanced rover yet, where it is set to launch in the direction of Mars this coming November 25th. The rover is aptly named Curiosity, where it will make its way to the Red Planet by...

Energica electric motorcycle looks really mean

11/10/2011, Electric vehicles are starting to gain a whole lot of traction, since they do their bit in helping reduce the amount of greenhouse emissions, not to mention being far easier on your wallet at the end of the day simply because you need not fork out an arm...

Honda AC-X uses joysticks to steer

11/10/2011, I guess I am happy to hear that Honda’s future cars might use joysticks to steer them around instead of a D-pad – you know how disastrous your outings behind the wheel tend to be each time you play Gran Turismo with a controller, although it...

Honda small sport EV concept has great design cues

11/10/2011, You know how strange it is for electric cars to be sold at the very beginning, only to have gas-powered ones overwhelm them, and the rest, as they say, is history. Well, the future has come one full circle this time around, and electric vehicles are...

Nissan Pivo 3 electric vehicle parks itself

11/10/2011, You know that we are all created differently, and for some, doing something might be considered as child’s play, while others will struggle with it. Take parking your car into a tight spot for example – some relish the challenge and pull it...