By 2025, Bosch says electrified powertrains will be in 15-percent of all new cars and eventually become stock equipment for SUVs. That prediction comes from Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. Denner spoke at the Car Symposium in Bochum, Germany earlier this month. “Electrification will take combustion engines […] Th […]
As Volkswagen moves forward with boldly stated plans to become the global electrified vehicle market leader, it’s off to a slowish start with another plug-in hybrid concept to add to a stable of a slow-selling EV, and slow-selling hybrid – but it says more is coming. In September 2013, Volkswagen announced that its goal was […] The post Are PHEV Concepts Lea […]
Some people said Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Hyperloop dream a couple years ago was just to drum up publicity but now a first stage in its becoming a reality is underway. Plans by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies are for a 5-mile test track near the central California town of Quay Valley to begin construction by 2016 […] The post Step One Toward Musk’s Hyperl […]
So what do you think? When the autonomous all-electric 2021 Apple car is launched at Tesla-style Apple boutique stores, will it come in silver, gold, and space gray? Will 400 miles range be enough for you? Or are your eyes already starting to roll because you’re one of those who are coming to doubt the […] The post Should We Expect An Apple Car or Not? appea […]
Magna is set to unveil a plug-in hybrid sports car concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. To be called MILA Plus, the sporty concept is said to have an all-electric range of 47 miles (75 km) and a vehicle weight of 3,351 pounds (1,520 kg), achieving CO2 emissions of 32 grams per kilometer. Motivation-wise, […] The post Magna Steyr Shows Off Plug-In Hybrid Sp […]
The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car picked up another award: 2015 UK Car of the Year. BMW’s plug-in hybrid also won the title of Performance Car of the Year. The jury of these UK Car of the Year Awards explained vehicles are judged by 27 of Britain’s automotive journalists. Each judge uses their expertise […] The post BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Is 2015 UK Car Of […]
President Barack Obama vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline earlier this week, but that doesn’t mean the debate over the 1,179-mile oil pipeline has ended. The next move for the president is to finally decide whether or not KXL is in the country’s national interest, and then make his final decision. His veto, he explained, stalls […] The post Will President Obama […]
As part of the second-generation family lineup to debut early March in Geneva, Audi’s R8 e-tron boasts nearly 280 miles range in Europe, 678 pounds-feet of torque, and 0-62 in 3.9 seconds. A Tesla Model P85D by contrast promises an EPA-rated 253 miles range, 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in 3.4 seconds, and 864 pounds-feet torque, […] The post Second-Gen Audi R8 e-tr […]
To stimulate the electrified vehicle market, the White House has developed a mixture of rebates and subsidies. But this may not be the most effective tactic, according to a pair of business management professors. Anton Ovchinnikov, associate professor at the Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and Gal Raz, associate professor at the […] […]
A week ahead of its public debut, Audi has released photos and details on its new hybrid wagon. Audi’s prologue Avant concept is a station wagon that doesn’t appear very wagon-like, with a design far removed from the original 1977 Avant wagon. It’s part of Audi’s new prologue series. The prologue coupe, which is very […] The post Audi Concept Wagon Is A Dies […]
Inter-provincial private buses operating on the Kandy-Colombo route have resorted to a strike action, since this morning, President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association Gemunu Wijerathne said. MORE...
It is 8am on Saturday and I am outside Carlton House, the forest-green-coloured residence of Mahinda Rajapaksa, former president of Sri Lanka. It is a modest structure and on a low roof perches a medium-sized board carrying a picture of him beaming. MORE...
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will arrive in Sri Lanka on a two-day official visit on March 6 to pave way for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the island nation in mid March, the foreign ministry officials said Sunday. MORE...
The presidential commission investigating cases of missing persons has continued hearing on missing persons cases amid protests by Tamil groups who are demanding a credible investigation into such issues. MORE...
The Government has launched a special survey to find out the opinion of the general public and to analyze the progress of the 100 days programme, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe said in a statement today (1). MORE...
Gossip9.lk News : Bigwigs of security forces have urged the newly sworn in government not to appoint Sarath Fonseka to any high end portfolios related to security, reports say.They have made the request on qualms that Fonseka could seek revenge from many bigwigs of security forces while extending special courtesy to his affiliates, after receiving such a pos […]
Gossip9.lk News : A boy from Coventry has become the youngest computer specialist in the world. Ayan Qureshi is now a Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the tech giant's exam when he was just five years old.Ayan, now six, whose father is an IT consultant, has set up his own computer network at home.He told the BBC he found the exam difficult […]
Gossip9 News : Sri Mangalarama Rajamaha Viharaya is the only Buddhist Temple in Batticaloa district. Heavily damaged by a bombing during the ethnic conflict, it has been rebuilt later on. It includes several buildings and a stupa. Due to some reasons power line in this temple was disconnected by CEB. The Person in charge of the temple Rev. Ampitiye Sumanara […]
Gossip9.com news received visuals of a tragic incident which occurred in the Eheliyagoda area on Thursday. According to the police one individual died while another suffered injuries in this accident which occurred when a three-wheeler plying towards Ratnapura ran over 2 individuals.Another three-wheeler was also damaged in the accident. The woman seen in th […]
Gossip9.lk News : If you're the son of a billionaire banker, dropping £50,000 on a passionate kiss with Elizabeth Hurley is no problem. Explaining it away to your wife, however, may prove a little more challenging. Julian Bharti, 27, showed no sign of worrying about that, though, when he successfully bid for a kiss with the 49-year-old British actress a […]
Gossip9.lk News : Apple on Tuesday announced two new versions of the iPhone, the 6 and the 6 Plus, both with bigger screens than their predecessors. It also introduced a payments system that integrates with its smartphones. With a nod to the late Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief, Timothy D. Cook, also teased the crowd that one more thing would be coming. Compan […]
Gossip9.lk News : The Western Provincial Education Department has initiated an investigation regarding the incident where a female student named Sevmini Ayesha committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train at Batuwatta Ragama. She was studying at grade 10 of St. Maria College at Hapugoda Ragama. Her uncle Gamini Alwis said, that a female teacher of […]
Gossip9.lk News : Former Pakistan fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar has said that the players in the present national team need to show more heart and courage if they are to bounce back against Sri Lanka in the ongoing series. Akhtar was critical of the team's performance in the first Test which Pakistan lost on Sunday after being bowled out cheaply within a d […]
While shooting for forthcoming movie `Ek tha Villain’, Aashiqui-2 movie fame Shraddha Kapoor has created sensation by stabbing a stuntman. According to the sources, during the shooting for one of the scene the actress should stab the villain but unfortunately some one has put a real knife instead of dummy. By which the stuntman got injured but unfortunately […]
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Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, TV/Movies, Videos, Audi, Auto RepairAudi depicts non-authorized mechanics as zombies out to get your car in this latest television commercial. And not just any zombies... we sense more than a little World War Z influence here.Continue reading Audi imagines a world where mechanics are zombiesAudi imagines a world where mech […]
Filed under: Aftermarket, 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Land Rover, UK, SUV, Truck, Off-Road, SpecialtyKahn Design shows off its Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6x6 Concept, a three-axle Land Rover Defender with a 430-horsepower LS3 V8 underhood that it will bring to the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.Continue reading Kahn Design bringing outrageous Flying Huntsman 6x6 to GenevaKa […]
Filed under: Aston Martin, Europe, Sedan, Luxury, PerformanceDue to popular demand, Aston Martin has confirmed it will now offer the Lagonda Taraf sedan in additional markets outside the Middle East. Unfortunately, North America does not appear to be one of them.Continue reading Aston Martin expanding Lagonda Taraf availability outside of Middle EastAston Ma […]
Filed under: 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Misc. AutomakersMorgan looks set to present its new Aero 8 at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, according to what we hope will be the last teaser ahead of its reveal.Continue reading Morgan announces new Aero 8 in final teaserMorgan announces new Aero 8 in final teaser originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:00:0 […]
Filed under: 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Jeep, SUV, Concept CarsThis specially outfitted Jeep Renegade has been decked out in a special metallic paint finish and all manner of accessories, but the part we love the most is the matching trailer, set up to display the cute-ute's new infotainment system.Continue reading Jeep bringing Renegade Hard Steel with ad […]
Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, AfricaGoodyear is paying a fine of over $16 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission without admitting or denying wrongdoing for bribery in Kenya and Angola. Subsidiaries there allegedly paid for tire business and hid the money as legitimate expenses.Continue reading Goodyear to pay antibribery fin […]
Filed under: Green, Videos, Weird Car News, Tesla, Technology, Sedan, ElectricElon Musk is sharing his ownership of the Lotus Esprit submarine from the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me with every Tesla Model S owner thanks to a nifty Easter egg in the car's software. He also pays homage to a classic piece of sci-fi literature.Continue reading Tesla […]
Filed under: Aftermarket, Weird Car News, Driving, United StatesJC Whitney is celebrating 100 years in business in 2015. To look back on that long history, the company has picked 10 of the oddest products that it has ever offered in its catalogs.Continue reading JC Whitney picks the 10 oddest auto accessories everJC Whitney picks the 10 oddest auto accessori […]
Filed under: Recalls, Safety, MotorcycleBombardier Recreational Products is recalling 5,165 examples of the 2013 Can-Am Spyder RT. It's possible that if the trikes idle for low periods or there is prolonged low-speed riding, excessive heat can build up. This can cause to burns to riders or fires.Continue reading BRP recalling 5,200 Can-Am Spyders for e […]
Filed under: Government/Legal, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Audi, Cadillac, Honda, LuxuryWe curate the week's events with a focus on car crashes involving pedestrians. Plus other news and notes from the automotive world.Continue reading Weekly Recap: Car-pedestrian crashes remained elevated in 2014Weekly Recap: Car-pedestrian crashes […]
Tokyo, Feb. 25, 2015 -- Starting in April, Park24 Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation will trial a car sharing service in central Tokyo using the Toyota i-ROAD, an ultra-compact three-wheeled electric vehicle. The i-ROAD, designed for flexibility and ease of use, will be paired with Park24's "Times Car Plus" service, which allows members to […]
TORRANCE, Calif. (February 24, 2015) – Toyota announces the 2015 U.S. Winners of the annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest presented globally. The nine U.S. Winners will receive an iPad Mini and an award certificate. Their artwork now advances to represent the U.S. as the nation’s World Contest Semi-Finalists to compete among entrants from over 80 countries. I […]
In November 2014, Toyota Motor Corporation ushered in the future with the launch of the Toyota “Mirai” fuel cell sedan, followed by the Japan start of sales one month later. Today, Toyota held a production ceremony to mark the milestone of a new age of vehicles at its Motomachi Plant in Toyota City, Japan. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-ma […]
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2015 - - The votes are in and the people have spoken! Three popular Toyota models, Camry mid-size sedan, Highlander mid-size crossover and Sienna van, have made the list of “15 Best Family Cars” by KBB.com. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
Plano, Texas (Feb. 19, 2015) – Toyota went to the head of the class today, taking the top spot in the motor vehicles sector of Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. The automaker also scored well in a larger pool of peers, No. 24 overall. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences. […]
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2015) -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc. and Daytona International Speedway today announced that ‘Dancing With the Stars’ finalist and Paralympics bronze medalist Amy Purdy will serve as the official pace car driver for the 2015 Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 22. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update yo […]
YORK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (Feb. 17, 2015) – Hot on the heels of President Akio Toyoda’s announcement that the automaker will be returning to the World Rally Championship (WRC), the Toyota Technical Center Rally Team (TTCRT) is racing headlong into the 2015 season, doubling their Rally-America appearances and adding depth to their stable of drivers, crew and suppo […]
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced it will conduct a safety recall of approximately 230 Model Year 2015 Yaris hatchbacks and approximately 20 Model Year 2015 Tacoma TRD Pro model pickup trucks. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
Bill Fay, Group Vice President, Toyota Motor Sales and General Manager, Toyota Division reveals the 2016 Toyota Avalon and Special Edition Camry and Corolla at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2015 – Call it a trio of firsts in the Second City as the refreshed Toyota Avalon and sporty Camry and Corolla Special Editions made their world debuts at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The three models rode into Chicago with a head of steam as the Avalon, Camry and Corolla are each the sales leaders in their respective segments, a first for T […]