The U.K. is adding £200 million to its EV rebate program, which will extend the £5,000 new vehicle credit for an three additional months to February 2016. Previously set to run out this fall, U.K. government officials said they are expanding the rebates to spur more sales of low emission vehicles. “The U.K. is now […] The post UK Extends £5,000 EV Rebate to […]
Although aspiring carmaker Faraday Future prefers to keep most of its plans a secret, it has revealed locations currently under consideration for a new EV factory. “We’re still actively talking to four states,” said company spokesman Marcus Nelson. “We have talked to California, Nevada, Georgia and Louisiana.” Nevada, which successfully snagged a deal with T […]
A video of Toyota’s Mirai fuel cell vehicle being hand-built is dramatic without a word being spoken. Consisting of 19 minutes of video at the Motomachi Plant in Toyota City, Japan, workers put together with fastidious care a Mirai from bare body shell to finished car. Notably absent are robots, and this hands-on process is […] The post Video Highlights Hand […]
The Tesla Model S P85D can add another item to its long list of bragging rights. The regular Model S version of this all-electric luxury sedan was already the best car Consumer Reports had ever tested, earning an almost unheard of near-perfect score of 99 points. But the higher-performance P85D variant topped that, driving away […] The post Consumer Reports […]
After numerous teaser photos of the upcoming 2017 Hyundai Elantra, here is the first look at the new model’s interior. Last week, the Korean automaker released a teaser sketch of the all-new Elantra’s styling, revealing a model that appears to be heavily inspired by the new Genesis sedan. It appears that the upscale treatment will […] The post Hyundai Teases […]
Vehicles that offer automatic braking are on the rise and the systems are better than ever according to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS put 19 different new vehicles (photo from previous testing) with front-crash avoidance systems to the test and fourteen of the models were given a […] The post IIHS: Front Crash Pre […]
China has been aggressively adding new initiatives to spur adoption of electrified vehicles, and its efforts are paying off. Looking only at passenger vehicles, if sales continue at the current rate, about 121,000 EVs will be sold in China by the end of the year. The U.S., in comparison, will reach 112,000 sales if it […] The post China Set To Overtake US In […]
A Tesla Model S P85D has gone 452.8 miles on a single charge. Two drivers claim to have set a new world record for the longest distance traveled on a single charge with the Tesla Model S, which has an EPA-certified 253 miles per charge. But by averaging a speed of 24.2 mph, the two […] The post Tesla Model S Sets 452.8-mile Distance Record appeared first on […]
Google has patented a new pothole detection system in hopes of keeping drivers away from pothole-ridden streets. According to the patent filing, Google has designed vehicles with pothole detectors that use a combination of GPS and motion sensors to determine when the vehicle drives over a pothole. If the motion sensor is triggered as a […] The post Pothole D […]
A new J.D. Power Study has found that many of the latest automotive technologies go unused by drivers. The results are from the first 2015 Driver Interactive Vehicle Experience Report, which found that 20 percent of new vehicle owners have never used 16 out of the 33 technology features they were questioned about. Systems like […] The post Study Shows Driver […]
Approval has been granted for the detention and questioning of the four army personnel, arrested in connection with the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, under detention orders, military spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said. MORE..
President Maithripala Sirisena took the initiative to revive Sri Lanka's connections with countries that had distanced itself from the island nation and he managed to win the trust of the world's most powerful countries within a short span, says Mahinda Samarasinghe. MORE..
Since we have a faith that the National Government would address the issues faced by the Tamil community, the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) will back the coalition government, former Minister Douglas Devananda said. MORE... (Audio)
The petitions filed with the Colombo Magistrate's Court against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Governor of the Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran and former CB Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal have been withdrawn.
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Filed under: Etc., Humor, TV/Movies, VideosAccording to YouTuber russellmunro, his son asked for a Transformers cake for his sixth birthday. "I decided to up the ante," says dad. Success.Continue reading Optimus Prime Transformer cake equals best birthday everOptimus Prime Transformer cake equals best birthday ever originally appeared on Autoblog o […]
Filed under: Subaru, Coupe, Budget, PerformanceSubaru has tweaked its BRZ for 2016, adding a new 6.2-inch touchscreen display and slashing $300 off the entire range.Continue reading 2016 Subaru BRZ gets new touchscreen, lower price2016 Subaru BRZ gets new touchscreen, lower price originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:02:00 EST. Please see ou […]
Filed under: BMW, First Drives, Sedan, LuxuryThe BMW 7 Series is improved with more technology, added luxury, and features a carbon-fiber structure for 2016. We head to Monticello, NY to test it out.Continue reading 2016 BMW 7 Series First Drive [w/video]2016 BMW 7 Series First Drive [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:01:00 EST. […]
Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Ferrari, PerformanceSergio Marchionne may be appointed in the other top spot at Ferrari to become the sports car brand's CEO soon. He's already the Italian company's chairman.Continue reading Marchionne could become Ferrari CEOMarchionne could become Ferrari CEO originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 27 A […]
Filed under: Toys/GamesThe official demo for Forza Motorsport 6 will hit Xbox One consoles on September 1 and include both night racing and wet-weather competition.Continue reading Forza Motorsport 6 demo to drop on September 1Forza Motorsport 6 demo to drop on September 1 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:01:00 EST. Please see our terms […]
Filed under: Frankfurt Motor Show, Infiniti, UK, Hatchback, LuxuryWe've gotten our second look at the Infiniti Q30 ahead of its Frankfurt debut, thanks to an image from the luxury brand's British Twitter account.Continue reading Another Infiniti Q30 image found ahead of Frankfurt debutAnother Infiniti Q30 image found ahead of Frankfurt debut origin […]
Filed under: Design/Style, LA Auto Show, Hyundai, SedanHyundai is now showing off the minimalist interior of the next-gen Elantra in a new rendering, ahead of the sedan's debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.Continue reading Hyundai Elantra interior teasedHyundai Elantra interior teased originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:29:00 EST […]
Filed under: Government/Legal, United States, TechnologyVirginia police tracked down the disgruntled gunman responsible for shooting two television news station employees live on-air Wednesday using a controversial piece of technology known as a license plate reader.Continue reading License plate readers helped Virginia police catch the WDBJ shooterLicense p […]
Filed under: Design/Style, Green, Honda, Hatchback, Hybrid, PerformanceHonda is trying to keep the CR-Z vibrant in Japan with updated styling and improved technology for the interior. The tweaks hit the US version later this year.Continue reading Honda CR-Z refresh coming this fallHonda CR-Z refresh coming this fall originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 27 […]
Filed under: Frankfurt Motor Show, Kia, Crossover, BudgetKia shows the very first images of its new Sportage CUV ahead of its official debut at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.Continue reading Kia releases first photos of new SportageKia releases first photos of new Sportage originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:59:00 EST. Please see […]
Toyota City, Japan (August 21, 2015) — Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada likes to tell the story of how his team couldn’t get the first Prius prototype to move for 49 days. According to him, “We had no idea what was wrong, so we worked late every night trying to figure it out. We finally got it to move around Christmas time, but it only went 500 meters!” Vi […]
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 20, 2015) – Don’t pour out that lemonade. Toyota and comedian Nikki Glaser have taken a humorous look at a potential fuel source – discarded lemonade from kids' lemonade stands. And the lemonade stand business is tough out there. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences. […]
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (August 18, 2015) – Sometimes a shovel just doesn’t cut it. To break ground on its new production engineering campus in Georgetown today, Toyota called in a pro. A 2015 TRD Pro Series Tundra, that is. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2015 –Students with a passion for science, technology, engineering and math are a breath of fresh air! And the Lexus Eco Challenge is an excellent opportunity for middle and high school students across the U.S. to help clean the air, water, and land in their neighborhoods and beyond. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via […]
The Tacoma Dynasty rolls on! Rebuilt inside and out with an all-new powertrain and enhanced suspension tuning, America’s best-selling mid-size pickup for ten years running retains its throne on the mountaintop for dirt stomping adventurers. For decades, Toyota truck owners have come to expect the toughest, most durable pickup in the segment. The all-new Taco […]
Torrance, Calif. (July 20, 2015) – Three, two, one…..liftoff! The Toyota Mirai customer order request portal is live and California customers should beam themselves to www.toyota.com/mirai to seek to claim their place in automotive history. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
TORRANCE, Calif., July 17, 2015 - - Special Editions for special vehicles. Toyota’s Camry mid-size sedan, the best-selling car in America for the past 13 years, and Corolla compact sedan, the world’s best-selling car of all-time, will be adding some extra summer sizzle with Special Editions for the 2016 model year. Both models will begin arriving at Toyo […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 16, 2015) – Ruby Azurdia-Lee was already making a difference in her community, working with Latino families and connecting them to the resources they need, including health, employment and education services. Now, with the help of Toyota, she is taking it one step further. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update yo […]
Toyota City, Japan, July 16, 2015 -- The World Health Organization predicts that by 2050, 22% of the world's population will be over 60 years old1. The Japanese government estimates that by 2060, nearly 40% of Japan's population will be aged 65 or over2, requiring an ever-increasing number of long-term-care workers. This "graying" of soci […]
Pennington, N.J. (July 15, 2015) -- The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has selected three recipients who will receive $50,000 each for the inaugural fellowships for projects in green energy technology. The winners are Professor Patrick Cappillino, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Professor Yogesh (Yogi) Surendranath, Massa […]