Electric

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 …
ElectricChrysler LLC Surges Forward with Production-intent Electric Vehicles
Actions speak louder than words.Chrysler LLC announced today that the Company and its ENVI organization have new production-intent, advanced electric-drive technology packaged in three different vehicles - one for each of its brands, Chrysler, Jeep(R) and Dodge. Chrysler will select one electric-drive model to be produced in 2010 for consumers …
ElectricGM Canada, Ontario and OPG Charging Forward with Electric Cars
GM Canada was joined in Toronto today by Ontario Transportation Minister Jim Bradley and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Chief Nuclear Officer Tom Mitchell to unveil the new production version of the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric car slated to start production by General Motors in 2010. The three partners announced …
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