Electric

ElectricHydrogen part of Mazda’s future
Mazda’s got a plan for reducing its fleet’s overall consumption by 30% by 2016. The plan includes making several improvements to their conventional models equipped with internal combustion engines that run on gas. But in addition to that, the Hiroshima-based company is looking to include hydrogen as a simple, cheap …
ElectricKia Motors enters the market for eco-friendly cars with new Forte LPI Hybrid
- Kia Motors introduces Liquid Petroleum Injection (LPI) hybrid electric vehicle - Acclaimed Idle Stop and Go (ISG) technology enhances environmental efficiency Kia Motors unveiled its first commercialized hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), the Forte Liquid Petroleum Injection (LPI) Hybrid in Seoul today. The Forte LPI Hybrid is the newest addition …
ElectricVolvo Cars aims to be market leader in plug-in hybrid technology
Volvo Cars continues to focus heavily on advanced green technology and is now taking yet another major step forward in keeping with the company's over-riding vision - DRIVe Towards Zero. A unique joint project together with Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall is prompting the production of battery-powered Volvos featuring plug-in hybrid …
Electric'Insight Into Canada' Tour Shifts Into High Gear In Canadian Tour
Auto Journalist Achieves 3.8 L/100km (74 mpg) on 218-Kilometre Drive Between Parliament Hill and Montreal's Biosphere In its last third of a cross-country tour, the "Insight Into Canada" tour left Parliament Hill Monday morning, May 11, en route to Montreal's biosphere. On April 21, during Earth Week, a 2010 Honda …
ElectricFreightliner Explores Semi-Truck Efficiency
While the millions of brand new passenger cars zipping around typically employ a smorgasbord of modern technologies aimed at reducing fuel consumption and emissions, the millions of heavy trucks hauling things (like brand new cars) from the continents railway depots and ports to our local shops are hardly what one …
ElectricMazda Denounces Hybrids, Prefers Lightweight Diesels
When the fuel crisis first began, it wasn’t uncommon for automakers to announce master plans for how they planned to cope. Some opted to jump on the hydrogen bandwagon, while others preferred to band together to produce more advanced hybrids. Not surprisingly , many of the European marques opted to …
ElectricJeep to Undertake Trans-Canada Expedition
We’ve all grown to know and love the Jeep Gran Cherokee, especially with its updated interior and relatively new diesel drivetrain. Providing the same towing capacity as the impressive 5.7L Hemi with fuel mileage you’d expect from a four cylinder sedan, the robust and hearty little powerplant complements the Grand …
ElectricGM 2-Mode Hybrid Powertrain Wins 2009 Best New Green Technology Award
General Motors 2-mode Hybrid Powertrain was declared the inaugural winner of the 2009 Best New Green Technology award the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). The award was announced today during a press conference at the Montreal International Auto Show. "AJAC's Best New Green Technology award, presented by Shell Canada, …
ElectricThe Mini E: A new experience...driving pleasure without emissions
The BMW Group will be the world’s first manufacturer of premium automobiles to deploy a fleet of some 500 all-electric vehicles for private use in daily traffic. The MINI E will be powered by a 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor fed by a high-performance rechargeable lithium-ion battery, transferring its …
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