The European Commission announced it’s funding a new solar fuels research project, which will be spearheaded by Volkswagen AG. Just under 6 million euros ($6.6 million) has been allocated for the study under Europe’s research and innovation program Horizon 2020. Volkswagen AG has been named as the lead coordinator and will be joined by 11 […] The post Volksw […]
According to the U.S. EPA, a plug-in hybrid like a Ford Fusion Energi can save 7,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) tailpipe emissions per year compared to a 26-mpg non-hybrid Fusion, or enough to plant 79 trees. This is based on 15,000 annual miles, the trees are just a theoretical way to offset the greenhouse […] The post America’s Lowest Carbon Footprint […]
The HybridCars.com monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall U.S. passenger vehicle sales for June were strong albeit less than May which was the best seasonally adjusted rate since July 2 […]
Despite being a luxury product by a startup priced 2-4 times more the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt, the Tesla Model S has outsold the two other plug-in electrified vehicles this year and is thus far 2015’s top selling PEV in America. Its estimated 11,900 U.S. sales – even with room for error – clearly […] The post Tesla Model S Is Top-Selling Plug-in Car For F […]
Nissan has axed two of its hybrid SUV models. The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 models won’t have hybrid variants, disappearing after just one year on the market. Nissan confirmed the news on its website with a splash image saying that the “Pathfinder Hybrid is no longer available” pointing customers to the regular gasoline […] The post Nissan Can […]
Today from Japan, Toyota, Honda and Nissan overcame previous lack of unanimity on the subject of fuel cell vehicles and agreed to morally support one another and financially support the country’s fledgling hydrogen industry. The occasion was a rare joint press conference held by JAMA, the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association. With each expressing va […]
Nissan’s 2,074 Leaf sales in June were nearly flat next to May’s 2,104 as the carmaker continues to keep the car relevant in the eyes of buyers. Despite the 2016 Chevy Volt’s presence on the horizon cannibalizing 2015 Volt sales down more that 35 percent this year, and implicitly threatening the Leaf, so far Nissan […] The post Nissan Leaf June Sales Hold Ag […]
The big news from General Motors today is sales are up, trucks and SUVs are leading the way – and the Volt is hanging on until the 2016 replacement begins deliveries in a couple months from now. Specifically, 2015 Volt sales were 1,225 units, down 31.1 percent from 1,777 sold in June 2014, and below […] The post 2015 Chevy Volt Sales Dwindle in June As 2016 […]
The 2016 Honda Fit is getting a small price increase. Entering the second year of its third generation, the 2016 Honda Fit will start from $16,610 including destination, $140 more than the 2015 model. That price will get you the standard Honda Fit LX with a six-speed manual transmission and standard features including roofline spoiler, LED tail […] The post […]
Range Rover has announced pricing for its new diesel-powered engines. Land Rover revealed that the 2016 Range Rover Sport Td6, featuring a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 engine will start from $67,445 including destination. Compared to the standard Range Rover Sport, the diesel model will demand a $2,500 premium while returning 22 mpg in the city […] The p […]
About 30 to 40 fishermen claim they were attacked allegedly by their Sri Lankan counterparts off Kodiakarai coast, who damaged their nets worth millions of rupees and threw the catch into the sea, an Indian fisheries department official said. MORE..
The former LTTE operative who was involved in an assassination attempt on President Maithripala Sirisena, when he was the Minister of Mahaweli Development in 2006, has been sentenced to 10 years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI). MORE..
Police have launched an investigations after an object believed to be part of a light aircraft has fallen into the sports ground of the M.D.H. Jayawardena Junior School in Thalangama this morning. MORE..
Countries making their presence in the Indian Ocean should respect the geographical reality, individuality, and security of the nations in the region, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Sudharshan Seneviratne has said. MORE..
President Maithripala Sirisena has refused to give nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the upcoming General Election under the UPFA ticket, political sources told Ada Derana. MORE..
A request has been made to nominate former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa as the Prime Ministerial candidate of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Higher Education and Research Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama said. MORE...
Representatives from Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Mauritius are in Australia working with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority to strengthen search and rescue capabilities in the Indian Ocean region. MORE...
Sri Lanka's state-owned Ceylon Petroleum Corp (Ceypetco) has suspended oil contracts worth millions of dollars that were signed last year for fuel deliveries, the company chairman has told on Thursday. MORE...
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 […]
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 […]
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Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Ford, Technology, Coupe, Performance, RacingFord is still fairly tight-lipped about the forthcoming GT, but the company lets out a few details to Xcar about the goals of taking the supercar racing at Le Mans next year.Continue reading Xcar gets the scoop on Ford's strategy for the GT at Le Mans in 2016Xcar gets the scoo […]
Filed under: Green, BMW, Alternative Fuels, Hatchback, Electric, LuxuryBMW is using the 5 Series as a test bed for its hydrogen fuel cell systems, which deliver up to 245 all-electric horsepower and can travel 300 miles per tank.Continue reading BMW shows off 245-hp, hydrogen-powered 5 Series GTBMW shows off 245-hp, hydrogen-powered 5 Series GT originally ap […]
Filed under: Green, Motorsports, Videos, Electric, RacingWe catch up with the men behind the two fastest car at Pikes Peak 2015, both of which happen to be electric, and get some engineering insight.Continue reading Meet the two fastest cars at Pikes Peak 2015Meet the two fastest cars at Pikes Peak 2015 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18: […]
Filed under: Jeep, CanadaFCA puts the 'can' in Canada Day by Canstructing a Jeep Wrangler out of food cans, displaying the model in Vancouver before donating the cans to feed the hungry.Continue reading Canadians build Jeep Wrangler out of cans for charityCanadians build Jeep Wrangler out of cans for charity originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, […]
Filed under: Green, Ownership, MaintenanceIn an annual survey of car owners, significant numbers reported what Consumer Reports considered to be excessive oil consumption.Continue reading Consumer Reports finds some new cars burn too much oilConsumer Reports finds some new cars burn too much oil originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:28:00 ES […]
Filed under: Green, BMW, Technology, Hatchback, Concept CarsBMW furthers development of its direct water injection system by fitting it to a three-cylinder 1 Series hatchback, complete with an on-board water recuperation system.Continue reading BMW 1 Series prototype packs direct water injectionBMW 1 Series prototype packs direct water injection originally a […]
Filed under: Spy Photos, BMW, Sedan, PerformanceBMW has been spotted testing the next-gen M5 in Germany. The super sedan reportedly gains an all-wheel-drive option in its next generation.Continue reading Next-gen BMW M5 spied on Munich roadsNext-gen BMW M5 spied on Munich roads originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:59:00 EST. Please see our […]
Filed under: Plants/ManufacturingJaguar Land Rover has announced a new contract manufacturing deal with Magna Steyr that will see a future product assembled in Austria in about two years from now.Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover signs manufacturing contract with Magna SteyrJaguar Land Rover signs manufacturing contract with Magna Steyr originally appeared […]
Filed under: Green, BMW, Europe, Technology, Hatchback, Concept Cars, HybridBMW shows a 2 Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid prototype at its Innovation Days. The model combines an three-cylinder engine and electrically assisted axle up front, and a battery and electric motor at the rear. Continue reading BMW electrifies the 2 Series Active Tourer with a pl […]
Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Videos, Honda, United States, PerformanceThe 2.0-liter, turbocharged heart of every Honda Civic Type R in Europe comes from Ohio. In a new video, the company is offering a glimpse of the mill's production line.Continue reading Euro Honda Civic Type R engines are American-madeEuro Honda Civic Type R engines are American […]
TAMPA, Fla. (July 2, 2015) – During his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, Romy Camargo’s patrol was ambushed. A sniper’s bullet changed the life of this decorated war veteran and his family. Now, with help from Toyota, Camargo, his family and a strong team of supporters are forever changing the lives of paraplegics and quadriplegics across the country. Visi […]
Tokyo, July 1, 2015 -- Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have agreed on key details regarding a new joint support project for the development of hydrogen station infrastructure in Japan. In addition to partially covering the operating costs of hydrogen stations, the three automakers have also agreed to help infrastru […]
ASPEN, Colo. (June 30, 2015) – The future of mobility is ready to hit the road – and keep going…and going…and going. The new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle will offer an EPA-estimated 67 miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) city/highway/combined when it hits dealerships in California this fall, and an EPA-estimated driving range rating of 31 […]
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 29, 2015) – If you are in the right frame of mind, and open yourself up to all of the possibilities that exist in the world around you, you can set yourself free. Fueled by this premise, Toyota and its advertising agencies (representing the total market and led by Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles) embark on the newest campaign for T […]
As the weather warms and summer travel starts, more roadway users emerge, including motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. The best way to get road ready? Try to expect the unexpected and pay particular attention at intersections. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
SAN ANTONIO (June 22, 2015) – Morgan’s Wonderland and Toyota celebrated Special Olympics athletes at the San Antonio-based family theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
TORRANCE, Calif., June 18, 2015 – Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to supporting the sale of green vehicles, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued the auto industry’s second-ever Asset-Backed Green Bond in the amount of $1.25 billion. TFS revolutionized the Green Bond market by introducing the auto industry’s first-ever Asset-Backed Green Bond in 2014. […]
Tokyo, Japan, June 17, 2015 -- Ever wonder how you would look racing to rescue a cat from a tree in a purple fire truck? Or cruising around town in a hot pink hot-dog truck? Now you can see for yourself through Camatte Vision, an all-new interactive experience from Toyota for families, debuting at this year's International Tokyo Toy Show. Visit @Toyot […]
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 12, 2015) – The day to celebrate dads is almost here, and Toyota Camry is driving them into the limelight. The Father’s Day campaign, like the “One Bold Choice Leads to Another” marketing campaign for Super Bowl XLIX, uses targeted social media content to share a single, meaningful message. The new effort also features an experientia […]
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (June 11, 2015) – With the push of a plow by a 2015 Tundra TRD Pro, Toyota officially broke ground today on the expansion of the Toyota Technical Center (TTC) in Michigan. The ceremony at Toyota’s campus in York Township marks the first visible step toward its growing investment and employment in the state while strengthening its North Ameri […]