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21 min ago | The Record-Courier
A front view of Bob and Leann Marsh' Tesla sports car at the GE/Bently Car Show on Sept. 6 in Heritage Park.
4 hrs ago | HipHopDx
Krayzie Bone has mentioned the name of several brands in his raps as a solo artist and as a member of Bone thugs-n-harmony . The Cleveland rapper-producer says he prefers a particular line of vehicles.
8 hrs ago | AutoSpies
Cars can now drive, park and save themselves from danger, all while using less fuel than ever. Toyota is just about to play a major role in this sci-fi movie with the FCV, the first-ever fuel cell vehicle designed for the mass market.
8 hrs ago | The Georgia Straight
The all-electric Tesla, for example, has sold more than 40,000 units since its introduction in 2012, and Nissan's Leaf is the best-selling all-electric car in the world, with some 50,000 going out showroom doors in North America since 2010. But the problem of operating range lingers.
9 hrs ago | Motor Trend
The Honda Civic experienced a considerable overhaul for the 2014 model year, and this year it will welcome another model into its lineup. The 2015 Honda Civic SE will hit showrooms this fall with a handful of technology, convenience, and style upgrades that position it between the base Civic LX and the mid-range Civic EX.
11 hrs ago | KickingTires
Competes with: Audi A8 TDI, BMW 7 Series ActiveHybrid, Lexus LS 600h Looks like: An S-Class with enough rear signage for Mercedes' lettering supplier to hire an extra shift Drivetrain: 436-hp , turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 and electric motor with seven-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Spring 2015, California only Witness the reprisal of Mercedes-Benz's S-Class hybrid, this time in the form of a plug-in S550. The S550 Plug-in Hybrid teams a turbocharged V-6 with an electric motor that runs off a battery you can plug in to recharge.
16 hrs ago | INAUTONEWS
Volkswagen has introduced a new engine for the facelifted version of the Touareg, which will become available for order starting next month. The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg lineup has just received a new brother, powered by a 3.0 liter TDI V6.
20 hrs ago | LongIsland.com
September 15, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Toyota has donated four plug-in hybrid electric sedans to New York State to add to its fleet of agency vehicles. The refurbished Toyota Priuses will be used by State agencies involved in advancing storm recovery and resiliency projects in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and to replace one vehicle that was destroyed in the storm.
Tesla Motors is coming to northern Nevada, building a huge "gigafactory" east of Reno to build lithium ion batteries for its electric cars. The factory is expected to employ as many as 6,500 and the promise is that many of them will be Nevadans.
The system is more efficient than fans and liquid-filled pipes, Gentherm says. "We have a nice relationship with electric-car makers," CEO Daniel Coker told IBD, noting that the company's thermal management system is in the late stages of design.
General Motors recently announced that the redesigned 2015 Tahoe , which was introduced earlier this year, would receive a couple of significant running changes, such as OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, a hands-free liftgate and wireless charging. At that same announcement they hinted that a Z71 trim package could also be doable for the full-size SUV duo.
The Mercedes S550 Plug-In Hybrid is a second act to the mildly successful S400 Hybrid . A 329-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 gets an additional boost from an 8.7-kWh lithium-ion battery and an 85-kW electric motor.
Commodities related to lithium-ion batteries will no doubt see an increase in demand in the near future, and Tesla Motors' decision to locate its gigafactory in Nevada brought that into the spotlight again this month. One company that could benefit from an expected rise in demand is Nemaska Lithium , which is taking a vertically integrated approach by simultaneously developing its processing technologies, Hydromet processing plant and 100-percent-owned Whabouchi hard-rock spodumene deposit, all located in Quebec.
The all-electric version of Kia's urban compact box arrives in October, and promises 160 kilometres of range, and only slightly less in winter - and this may be a conservative figure, as a brief test drive last March in temperatures just above freezing determined that it was capable of an estimated 193 km. It loses little cargo space to the gas Soul, but will be priced about $8,000 more.
Luxury brands are not always in comfortable positions even though they can get away by pricing their cars higher than those offered by mass-market nameplates. Take Lexus as an example.
SUVs are always confined of gas-guzzling attitude when mated to automatic transmission and loads of features. Here, in the haystack, there are some who are outstandingly efficient.
Particles range from fully charged to intermediate charge to drained of charge The scalebar equals 500 nm. New research by a California-based team could change the way lithium-ion batteries are charged in consumer electronics products and electric cars, leading to longer lifetimes and more useful batteries.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:56 pm
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