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Nichio Maru car carrier goes green

01/30/2012, Cars have gone green with the recent introduction of hybrids and fully electric models over the past decade, but what about ships that sail the seven seas? Large cargo freighters are, after all, one of the major sources of CO2 emissions around the globe,...

Boxx electric bicycle sets futuristic precedent

01/30/2012, When you first set your eyes on the Boxx electric bicycle, surely you must be wondering what kind of strange suitcase this is, and who the heck would want to use something like this to carry their luggage around in? Well, first of all, the Boxx is an...

BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupé sees a refresh

01/27/2012, If you’re in the market for a new car and you’ve got the cash to spare, you might want to take a look at BMW’s X6 “Sports Activity Coupé”. The company originally launched the vehicle back in 2008 and this would be the vehicle’s first refresh...


Mayumi Special Nissan Infiniti Q45 at Tokyo Auto Salon 2012

01/27/2012, Now here is a car that you would definitely pause for a moment just to get a closer look – the ‘Mayumi Special’ Nissan Infiniti Q45 that is currently paraded at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2012. This is one car which is guaranteed to have...

Hiriko self-folding electric car rolls out in Spain

01/25/2012, Here is a prelude to what could very well be a future that sees Transformers-like vehicles roam our roads, although we will not be having robots rampaging through our streets anytime soon. Spain intends to produce an electric car known as the Hiriko...

BMW looks at touch sensitive smart fabrics

01/25/2012, BMW is one of the German automakers that have stirred the hearts while keeping pulses racing with their range of vehicles. Of course, they have had their fair share of misses, but those are rare and few in between amidst all the hits. It is still the...

Government: Chevrolet Volt is not a fire hazard

01/24/2012, According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the all-electric Chevrolet Volt is not a fire hazard, despite coming under scrutiny in 2011 after a model caught fire after a side-impact crash test. General Motors did respond to...

Toyota Sports Hybrid Concept II

01/20/2012, Toyota recently paraded their Sports Hybrid Concept II that showcases a 4WD sports hybrid system alongside a totally new suspension system that delivers greater handling and performance. Toyota has high hopes for the Sports Hybrid Concept II, where they...

BASF and Philips develop solar OLED sunroof prototype

01/20/2012, It’s been awhile since anything innovative has been done with a car sunroof, but it looks like Philips and BASF want to change that. The two companies have developed a prototype sunroof that uses solar-powered OLED panels. During the day, the panels...

Toyota shows off TES-ERA sports EV concept

01/19/2012, Concept cars are cool since they’re usually designed in such a way that makes us wish they would actually be put into production (which rarely is the case). For fans of concept cars, you might want to take a look at what Toyota’s Engineering Society...

China’s Youngman JNP6250G is one huge bus

01/18/2012, How big does a bus need to be? Well, it needs to be pretty big if its aim is to help cut down traffic congestion in the world’s most populated country, China. That’s where the Youngman JNP6520G busses come in. Touted as the world’s...

GHOST stealth watercraft

01/17/2012, I mentioned earlier that those who sign up with Uncle Sam might eventually have the opportunity play with some really cool toys (if you happen to be in the right department and rank, that is), and here we are with the GHOST stealth watercraft –...