Plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) need product diversity and broad distribution to dealer lots to see sales gains outside of California, according to a new study. While diversity in PEVs offered by automakers has improved, their low volumes at dealerships outside of California is hurting sales growth, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). I […]
With a wave of used lithium-ion batteries coming to market, UL is preparing to issue second-life standards for safety, performance, and durability. Plug-in electrified vehicle batteries are being used for emergency back-up power and as the foundation for startups of new subsidiaries like Tesla Energy. A Forbes writer spoke with Ken Boyce, UL’s principal engi […]
Researchers may have figured out a way to keep batteries from draining when not in use, while also setting them for faster recharge times. The patent-pending tech uses a thin plastic membrane to prevent battery discharge by controlling how charge flows within a battery. Developed by Ohio State engineers, the so-called “smart” membrane was inspired […] The po […]
While a few automotive executives would like to see octane boosted in gasoline, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) likely won’t be looking at it for years. Dan Nicholson, General Motors’ vice president of global propulsion systems, said that GM could boost fuel economy in most engines by about 5 percent if U.S. fuel had […] The post Boosting Octa […]
Ford Motor Co. could be plotting to remove the driver from delivery trucks, part of its push to leverage the company’s autonomous vehicle research. This plays into a plan announced last week to produce a fully self-driving car — no steering wheel or gas and brake pedals — for ride-hailing companies by 2021. In a […] The post Ford Considering Development of S […]
A 60 kilowatt-hour battery is expected when a new Nissan Leaf electric car arrives next year, and now a hint has been dropped that a performance version could also be coming. While speaking with Britain’s Car Magazine about an upcoming performance electric vehicle, Gareth Dunsmore, director of EV Nissan Europe hinted at more performance by saying, […] The po […]
Auto supplier Bosch has rejected lawsuit allegations that it participated in Volkswagen’s decades-long fraud to cover up diesel-engine emissions, calling the claims “wild and unfounded.” Robert Bosch GmbH responded to lawsuits against Volkswagen AG on behalf of U.S. owners of VW diesel cars Monday in a U.S. District Court filing in San Francisco. Attorneys i […]
Today Tesla announced the Model S with Ludicrous mode and new 100-kWh battery can provide either 315 miles EV range, or 0-60 times to rival 1000cc superbikes. “The Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode is the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced,” said the company in its blog post of an upgrade also available […] The post Tesla Ups The Ante wi […]
Low gasoline prices and improved fuel efficiency in gas-engine cars tightened the lead hybrids have over comparable non-hybrid cars, according to Vincentric’s ratings. Seven out of 29 hybrids evaluated had lower total cost of ownership in Vincentric’s U.S. Hybrid Ownership compared to their closest all-gasoline counterparts, with five of them classified as l […]
China-backed Faraday Future has revealed few details about its future battery-electric cars, but a photo posted on Twitter may give a glimpse. The vehicle was spotted in Los Angeles by Everette Taylor, and according to Electrek, “We checked through our channels and we can confirm it’s a vehicle operated by FF,” though the site did […] The post Faraday Future […]
One of Scotland's most senior judges has said Theresa May acted unreasonably when she dismissed a former Sri Lankan militant's asylum bid after he claimed his life would be at risk if he returned home. MORE...
Chief Minister of Northern Province, C.V. Vigneswaran, has outlined the economic goals of his largely rural province and set the parameters within which economic development projects should be conceived. MORE...
The body believed to be of the businessman from Bambalapitiya who went missing discovered from Mawanella, Police said today. Police added that DNA tests would be conducted to confirm the identity. MORE...
The Government of Sri Lanka today denied as misleading news reports alleging that it will obtain the services of a leading global law firm to prepare new laws and that professionals walked out from discussions on the proposed trade agreement with India. MORE..
Deputy Minister Arundika Fernando says that no one can accuse President Maithripala Sirisena of taking sudden decisions with regard to removing several SLFP stalwarts from organiser posts as those members were given plenty of opportunities to resolve issues through discussion. MORE..
Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to establish a National Information Centre, which will coordinate official information and act as the government's official media spokesperson. MORE..
Angelia Ong, the winner of the Miss Earth 2015 pageant, will arrive in Sri Lanka on Friday (26). She will be here on a special invitation by TV Derana and she is expected to crown the winner of Derana Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Earth 2016. MORE..
Gossip9.lk News : A video shared on social media shows several security officers at the Independence Square in Colombo arguing with a couple in an attempt to evict them from its premises. "Me and my girlfriend were just sitting and chilling at Independence square and these idiots came and said that it was culturally wrong for a male and female to sit to […]
Gossip9.lk News : A monster blossom, said to be one of the world's most seasoned and biggest species, has sprouted at a Tokyo park without precedent for a long time, it's accounted for. The 2-meter-high (6.5 feet) Titan arum seldom blossoms and is famously hard to proliferate. The Jindai plant gardens in the city of Chofu have extended their openin […]
Gossip9.lk News : According to the media reports, a karate master from Galewela, known in the Islamic State as Abu Shuraih Sailani (not the real name) who has been reportedly killed in Syria in an air strike last week is said to be the first Sri Lankan member of the ISIS. Abhu Shuraih Sailani, 37, after completing his GCE O/L, has pursued Islamic studies wit […]
Gossip9.lk News : President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime pastor Ranil Wickremesinghe have entered a mystery settlement to remove the professional Mahinda Rajapaksa bunch from governmental issues, "Sathhanda" daily paper reports refering to dependable sources. The mystery agreement has occurred on the intercession of the Indian government and the […]
Gossip9.lk News : Thalangama police captured her, delivered her before courts and was remanded until July 28.The spouse touched base at Thalangama police bringing inside of him the records and the protective cap seized by the lady from the policemen. Police captured him as well, on the charge of permitting her to drive an auto in such a mental condition, cr […]
Gossip9.lk News : President Maithripala Sirisena has come to a firm position that his forerunner Mahinda Rajapaksa would not be given the prime ecclesiastical candidature or designations from the SLFP at the forthcoming general decision, reports say. Pioneers of Tamil, Muslim and radical gatherings met the president (29) yesterday for a dialog, where the pre […]
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 […]
Filed under: Green,Chevrolet,GM,South Korea,Electric And you thought hearing the difference between Bolt and Volt was confusing in the States.Continue reading Chevy Bolt and Volt names look and sound the same in Korean Chevy Bolt and Volt names look and sound the same in Korean originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:44:00 EDT. Please see our […]
Filed under: Green,Motorsports,Tesla,Green Automakers,Concept Cars,Electric Techeetah driver Jean Eric Vergne beats di Grassi's record. Romeo Power has an impressive roster for batteries. Should Tesla make this minivan?Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Vergne sets new FE record, Romeo Power's better batteries Recharge Wrap-up: Vergne sets new FE r […]
Filed under: Chevrolet,United States,Convertible,Performance,VR We took a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary edition on a cruise up Woodward with a bunch of other Camaros.Continue reading Come virtually cruise with us in a Camaro on Woodward Come virtually cruise with us in a Camaro on Woodward originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:01:00 […]
Filed under: Open Road Is this the best Mustang ever?Continue reading Review: 2016 Ford Mustang GT Premium Performance Package Review: 2016 Ford Mustang GT Premium Performance Package originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments […]
Filed under: Driving,Emerging Technologies,Smartphone,Technology,Upshift Autoblog's UPSHIFT 2016 conference happens on October 6th in Detroit.Continue reading nuTonomy CEO Dr. Karl Iagnemma to speak at UPSHIFT 2016 nuTonomy CEO Dr. Karl Iagnemma to speak at UPSHIFT 2016 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:30:00 EDT. Please see our ter […]
Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,United States,Electric,Hybrid,Hydrogen Automakers, the oil industry, and unions took issue with California's proposed increase in electric vehicles.Continue reading California pulls plug on bill for more zero-emission cars by 2025 California pulls plug on bill for more zero-emission cars by 2025 originally appeared on […]
Filed under: Safety,Sedan,SUV Some will try to stop you altogether, some will just try to make the best of a bad situation.Continue reading AAA shows that not all auto-braking systems are created equal AAA shows that not all auto-braking systems are created equal originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use o […]
Filed under: Celebrities,TV/Movies Johnson versus Diesel is a wrestling match we'd like to see.Continue reading The feud between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel may be a WWE stunt The feud between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel may be a WWE stunt originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permal […]
Filed under: Rumormill,Mazda,Coupe,Performance Would you pay $79,000 for a Mazda? What if it could dance like Michael Jackson and sprint like Usain Bolt? Yes, the answer is definitely yes.Continue reading Mazda RX-9 could be a 400-hp, 2,900-pound coupe due in 2019 Mazda RX-9 could be a 400-hp, 2,900-pound coupe due in 2019 originally appeared on Autoblog on […]
Filed under: Toys/Games Playground Games, the developer of Forza Horizon 3, reveals the final 65 cars in the games car list.Continue reading You can race a three-wheeled Reliant in Forza Horizon 3 You can race a three-wheeled Reliant in Forza Horizon 3 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Pe […]
For Corolla buyers looking to hatch up some great adventures, the iM is the perfect addition to the line-up. With its versatile hatchback, the new 2017 Corolla iM has plenty of room to handle gear for new excursions. Add in the iM’s fun-to-drive, high-style, high-content and high-MPG features, plus an outstanding price, and this new model is ready to roll ou […]
The newest member of the Yaris team, the iA sports sedan, has been hailed for its sleek styling, sporty driving dynamics and standard safety systems. It’s a subcompact sedan loaded with premium features, but offered at an affordable price. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
ANN ARBOR (August 10, 2016) – Research focused on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous driving at the University of Michigan (U-M) will get a major boost thanks to an initial $22 million commitment from the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), announced today by TRI-CEO Gill Pratt in an address to the U-M faculty. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your […]
Torrance, Calif., Aug. 5, 2016 – Toyota continues to celebrate the Corolla’s 50th anniversary across the U.S., and is making a stop at the 2016 “Celebrando Latinas” conference taking place August 6, 2016, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences. […]
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 5, 2016) – What do skydivers, Toyota team members and world-class athletes Summer Sanders and Amy Purdy have in common? Teamwork. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
Toyota City, Japan, Aug. 4, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announces its financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2016. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
NEW YORK CITY, August 2, 2016 – All roads will lead to Baltimore tomorrow for the 2016 National Urban League’s Annual Conference featuring numerous business and community empowerment workshops led by prominent business and civil rights leaders during the four-day event at the Baltimore Convention Center. Toyota, a major sponsor, celebrates its 25th anniversa […]