Volkswagen has unveiled the prototype of a 1Litre/100km car that’s been in progress for the past decade. With a dolphin-inspired streamlined body, dual electric/petrol engines and none of the unnecessary, the XL1 is set to steal the show at Qatar’s auto show.more →
Electric vehicles are well and good if you have the time and infrastructure to charge them. In the meantime, plug-in hybrids could serve as a clever middle ground and that’s precisely what we’re finding with a new Volvo V60 set to be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show.more →
Another day at CES, another tablet PC notebook hybrid, this time from Samsung. But seriously, it brings me comfort to see the number of major PC manufacturers revealing some very innovative features around tablets.more →
Hybrid cars have a certain reputation around them. When some see a Toyota Prius, there is a preconceived notion of who the driver is. A general assumption follows for what’s under the hood; hybrids are largely gutless and not at all appropriate for the performance enthusiasts in the audience (ok, we’re not talking Tesla-class obviously). Honda wants to change that perception, at least for the “average consumer” model.more →
Land Rover has geared up to release their new LRX compact crossover, but doing more than taking the standard four-wheel-drive route; by giving their best effort at being a little more environmentally-friendly. The Land Rover LRX will launch in hybrid and front-wheel drive variants too for better fuel efficiency in urban scenarios.
Unlike most other vehicles in the Land Rover lineup, the LRX is not meant to boast off-road superiority. You could almost say that it’s more of an urban crossover, so to speak, with fuel savings to match.more →
Having grown up in Vancouver, I’ve already been accustomed to the majority of the city buses running on electricity. They tether themselves to the overhead lines and move the commuters around town. Over in Victoria, they’re testing something so much better. They’ve got the “most technologically advanced bus on the planet.”
Instead of relying on those overhead lines, the new hybrid-powered bus gets its juice from a fuel cell.more →
There was an era when muscle cars and other high performance vehicles ruled the road. If you had one, you were appreciated for your good taste. If you drive one today, you may be frowned upon for being a green hater, but there usually is a bit of envy under those patchouli smelling dreadlocks.
The hybrid cars on the market today are oh so cute and economical, but they sure take all the fun out of owning an automobile. A savior has been born and it’s name is Transonic Combustion.more →
General Motors (GM) today revealed a plan to become the first major US automobile manufacturer to design and make electric motors, paving the way for a revolutionary future of electrified vehicles.more →
Some of you may remember the old Honda Civic CRX. It may not have been the most powerful of vehicles at the track, but that was one nimble little hatchback. While you could try to achieve the same with the Honda Fit, you may be much more interested in the upcoming Honda CR-Z. We’ve already […]more →