Debuting earlier this week at the Shanghai Auto Show was China’s first domestically designed and built electric supercar. Dubbed the Qiantu K50 Event! – yes, with an exclamation point! – and will be entering the Chinese market in 2016. The Event! will be priced approximately $113,000 (700,000 yuan), similar to what a Tesla Model S costs […] The post China Re […]
Volkswagen has said it could scale down its electric powertrain production costs by using a unified battery cell. According to VW board member in charge of development, Heinz-Jakob Neusser, the German automaker is targeting a 66-percent cost reduction with a new design that would rely on modules customized for each vehicle. It would allow the […] The post VW […]
A comprehensive study commissioned by Congress surveying adoption and growth of the plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) market recommends the federal tax credit become a point-of-sale rebate. This recommendation has been politically dead on arrival as endorsed by President Barack Obama for the past four years or more, but the 205-page exhaustive and throughly […]
Self-driving cars are at the center of attention at this year’s Society of Automotive Engineers conference in Detroit. Several SAE panels this year focused on the legal, technical and safety issues surrounding self-driving cars with Ray Kurzweil, inventor and director of engineering at Google, starting his keynote address by mentioning that vehicle crashes k […]
In an unexpected move, Toyota’s hydrogen-powered Mirai will pace a NASCAR race. Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle will pace the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway this coming Saturday night, April 25. The Mirai four-door, mid-size sedan will lead the Sprint Cup Series field to the green flag. […] The […]
Preface This article co-written by Jeff Nisewanger, Patrick Groeneveld and George Bower first appeared on GM-Volt.com. It’s more than a little bit technical, but for those who want more than a cursory explanation, it’s based on GM patent US 8,602,938, issued in December 2013, and presentations by GM at an SAE vehicle electrification conference on […] The pos […]
More has been revealed on the technology used in the 2016 Acura NSX. The Japanese brand is touting the car’s lightweight multi-material body and spaceframe as revolutionary and Acura claims that the car is “by far the most rigid in its competitive set.” The space frame is made primarily from aluminum and ultra-high-strength steel which […] The post More Tech […]
The Tesla Model X crossover has been postponed a few times already, but it seems to be on track for arrival later this year. Tesla revealed the status of its major projects in an SEC filing yesterday that outlines the necessary milestones for CEO Elon Musk to qualify for an equity grant with the company. […] The post Tesla Model X Should Start Deliveries Thi […]
A report says it looks like less than half hybrid car owners are trading-in towards another alternative fuel vehicle these days. Car buyers are trading in hybrid and electric cars for SUVs at a higher rate than ever before, according to a new analysis from Edmunds.com. The publication’s analysis offers a look at how today’s […] The post Are Hybrid Buyers Shi […]
Late last year, Audi announced it was partnering with the Dresden Energy Technology Corporation Sunfire to create synthetic diesel using CO2 and the company has now produced the first batch. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research Professor Dr. Johanna Wanka put the first five liters into her personal Audi A8 3.0 TDI clean diesel […] The post Audi Mak […]
Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran on Friday strongly defended his action of forwarding to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a representation, seeking the release of four convicts of a case of rape and murder, popularly called the Premananda case. MORE..
The import tax on potatoes has been increased from Rs 40 to Rs 55 per kilogram and big onions increased from Rs 10 to Rs 30 per kilogram with effect from today, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said.
The General Secretary of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, Udaya Gammanpila, today expressed regret over the presence of several distorted national flags during a protest staged yesterday opposite the Bribery Commission. MORE..
Sri Lanka has climbed 5 places in a global ranking of the happiest nations, coming in at the 132nd spot out of 158 countries on the index that took into account GDP per capita, life expectancy, social support and freedom to make life choices as indicators of happiness. MORE..
The Colombo Magistrate's Court today issued notice on 27 persons including 10 UPFA Parliamentarians to appear before the court on May 8 on contempt of court charges, after they violated a court order and staged a protest opposite the bribery commission. MORE..
Welcoming the new Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated that a positive environment has been created by the policies of the new government in Sri Lanka for a greater collaboration with the United Nations and the international community. MORE..
A woman has allegedly murdered her husband in the Kibissa area in Sigiriya this morning. Police said that the victim was asleep at home when his wife attacked him with a hexagonal crowbar (Alawanguwa). MORE...
The Indian government did not get any complaint against Sri Lankan navy allegedly hurling petrol bombs at Indian fishermen, the Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh informed the Rajya Sabha. 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: TV/Movies, Videos, Porsche, Coupe, Classics, PerformanceMotorWeek is dipping into its archive of classic reviews, taking a look at the 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo.Continue reading Porsche 944 Turbo jumps in the MotorWeek wayback machinePorsche 944 Turbo jumps in the MotorWeek wayback machine originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:59:0 […]
We review the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06, again. We take a daily drive in the 2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed. And we take a closer look at the Rolls-Royce Phantom Limelight Collection. Those are the big stories for Friday, April 24, 2015.Continue reading What you missed on 4.24.15What you missed on 4.24.15 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 […]
Filed under: Recalls, Safety, United States, MotorcycleHarley-Davidson is recalling over 54,000 motorcycles in two separate campaigns to repair faulty clutch master cylinders and missing rear reflectors.Continue reading Harley-Davidson recalling over 54,000 bikesHarley-Davidson recalling over 54,000 bikes originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 1 […]
Filed under: Design/Style, GM, United States, Technology, Hatchback, Concept CarsThe students at Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research have unveiled their latest concept car, called Deep Orange 5. This one has help from General Motors and imagines an egg-shaped, connected car for future cities.Continue reading Clemson student […]
Filed under: Earnings/Financials, MitsubishiIt may have only been $4.18 million in profits, but for a company that's struggled as long as Mitsubishi, every little bit helps.Continue reading Mitsubishi profits in North America for first time in seven yearsMitsubishi profits in North America for first time in seven years originally appeared on Autoblog on […]
Filed under: Celebrities, Videos, Bugatti, Coupe, Sedan, Luxury, Performance, SupercarsThe folks at Towbin Motorcars in Las Vegas explain what it's like to cater to boxer Floyd Mayweather, who's bought 100 cars from the dealership.Continue reading Floyd 'Money' Mayweather has purchased 100 cars from one dealerFloyd 'Money' Maywe […]
Filed under: Recalls, Ford, Lincoln, Sedan, Budget, LuxuryFord has issued yet another recall over faulty door latches, this time affecting the Fiesta, Fusion, and Lincoln MKZ from model years 2012 to 2014.Continue reading Ford recalling 390,000 cars over door latch woesFord recalling 390,000 cars over door latch woes originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 2 […]
Filed under: Green, Videos, Honda, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, Transportation AlternativesHonda showed off its UNI-CUB mobility seat and the Walking Assist Device at the 2015 SAE World Congress.Continue reading SAE World Congress: Testing out the Honda UNI-CUB, Walking Assist DeviceSAE World Congress: Testing out the Honda UNI-CUB, Walking Assist Device origina […]
Filed under: Toys/Games, Videos, Ford, United StatesTo celebrate Take Your Child to Work Day and teach children about engineering, workers at Ford built the world's largest Hot Wheels track loop at the company's Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn.Continue reading Ford sets world record for biggest Hot Wheels track loopFord sets world record […]
Filed under: Government/Legal, DrivingA bill in the Washington State Senate would fine left-lane hogs on a sliding scale based on how slow they are going below the speed limit. The penalties come on top of the state's current ban on clogging up the passing lane.Continue reading Washington State bill would fine left-lane hogs for going too slowWashington […]
Frankfort, Ky. (April 24, 2015) – Preparing parents helps prepare students…which leads to a prepared workforce. Today half of the children in Kentucky arrive at kindergarten unprepared. The United Way Born Learning Academies meet a critical need in Kentucky communities: helping parents turn everyday moments into learning opportunities to help prepare their […]
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 22, 2015) – Sometimes reality stinks. Toyota has tapped award-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock to show how calling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles “bullsh*t” isn’t far from the truth. “Fueled by Bullsh*t” is the first online video in a multi-part “Fueled by Everything” series aimed to educate a broad audience about the in […]
Tokyo, Japan (April 22, 2015) -- More people everywhere are about to get moving. Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) today announced that it is launching its first pilot program. The program, which will be in Bangkok, Thailand, reflects the Foundation's philosophy of combining Toyota's knowledge with the expertise of partners to enable more people aro […]
PLANO, Texas, April 15, 2015 – Toyota today announced a multi-year plan to realign its manufacturing operations in North America in support of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), a comprehensive approach to achieving sustainable growth by making ever-better vehicles more efficiently. As part of this strategy, Toyota will invest approximately US$1 […]
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 14, 2015) – Fifteen years ago, a little hybrid no one knew rolled onto the National Mall to celebrate Earth Day. That hybrid – the Toyota Prius. Tomorrow, nearing the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Toyota will return to Washington, D.C., to showcase yet another revolutionary technology, the hydrogen fuel cell electric Toyota Mirai. To […]
Plano, Texas, April 7, 2015 -- Toyota today hosted its first large-scale supplier diversity event in North Texas at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center. “Power of Exchange 2015” offered local Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) a valuable forum to network and connect with Toyota’s Tier I suppliers, and prov […]
Toyota City, Japan, April 6, 2015 -- Toyota is ready to debut its second turbocharged entry in a series of new engines with drastically improved thermal and fuel efficiency. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
New York, April 4, 2015 -- In addition to a wide range of celebrity appearances and musical performances, the New York International Auto Show’s Opening Day ceremony will include a brand new vehicle donation to an Afghanistan War hero who was injured in combat. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences. […]
Toyota Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay debuts the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Debut at the 2015 New York International Auto Show on April 2, 2015. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
NEW YORK, April 2, 2015 -- There’s a new hybrid in town, and it’s called RAV4. Toyota has been the overwhelming gas-electric hybrid sales leader in the U.S. since 2000. Now, 15 years after the first Prius was sold in the U.S., Toyota has unveiled its eighth hybrid offering as part of the refreshed 2016 RAV4. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e- […]