With experts in both the automotive and the technology industries debating whether Apple is building a production-level vehicle or just creating a mock-up for research, new information suggests that the company is indeed creating a car-sized battery. A portion of this evidence emerged following a recently settled lawsuit between Apple and A123 Systems, a lit […]
A twin set of bills that would have allowed Tesla Motors to sell vehicles in Texas have expired. Two years ago, a pro-Tesla bill was sent to Texas legislators that would permit the electric carmaker to sell directly to consumers. But the bill never received committee approval and expired at the end of the legislative […] The post Tesla Loses A Second Time In […]
Tennessee plug-in car buyers can get them while they are hot as the state has set up a $0.7 million fund to subsidize plug-in car purchases or leases with $1,500-$2,500 each on a first-come, first-served basis. This news came this last week on the two-tiered rebate program offered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and […] The post Tennessee Announce […]
Chevrolet is gearing up to begin an ordering process for the second-generation 2016 Volt beginning first in states compliant with California Air Resources Board rules this month and the rest of the nation in October. Orders for California and states that follow its zero-emission vehicle regulations can be placed May 28 and production at the […] The post 2016 […]
Oregon is aiming to become the first state in the nation with a per-mile usage tax. The state is currently preparing a program designed to help raise more revenue to support road and bridge projects. Across the country, gasoline taxes are declining as more vehicle owners turn to fuel efficient hybrids and electric vehicles, which […] The post Oregon Set To I […]
As part of a countrywide initiative to promote more fuel-efficient transportation, China announced that it will stop charging annual taxes for some low- and zero-emission vehicles. The fee is part of China’s 2012 Vehicle and Vessel Tax (VVT). In addition to taxes for motorcycles, ships and commercial vehicles, the measure set an annual charge for […] The pos […]
Authorities are reporting a sharp increase in Toyota Prius break-ins as a wave of battery thefts hits California. Many of these thefts are centered around San Francisco and Sacramento, and so far the Prius has been listed as the hybrid targeted most often. Used Prius batteries, some possibly obtained illegally, have been listed on sites […] The post Thieves […]
When released this fall, Hyundai’s 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid will raise the bar where it counts the most among in-class competitors with 25-percent more all-electric range. The PHEV will also uniquely come with what is tantamount to having its own built-in quick charger – a function enabling the gas engine to replenish the battery on […] The post 2016 Hyund […]
Tesla has released a response to Consumer Reports’ statement that its Model S P85D is “undriveable.” The publication ran into issues with the Model S P85D’s door handles not automatically extending like they are supposed to, a problem that has been reported among numerous Tesla Model S owners. Consumer Reports said because the car sensed […] The post Tesla R […]
Hybrid and electric vehicle sales are feeling the impact of cheap gas. According to a recent report by Edmunds.com, 55 percent of hybrid and electric vehicle owners are switching back to standard gasoline vehicles at trade-in time, marking the lowest level of hybrid loyalty since the company began tracking transactions in 2011. Over 20 percent […] The post H […]
The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will form a coalition government after the forthcoming election, thus several political parties are expected to join hands with the party in near future, North Western Province Chief Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said. MORE...
An Indian national, who had allegedly attempted to smuggle out a stock of gems worth Rs. 9.7 million, has been arrested by the Sri Lanka Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), this morning (24). MORE...
The Cabinet of Ministers have approved a proposal made by the Ministry of Home Affairs to appoint a committee to prepare an officially accepted decoration flag that can be used at festivals by the government as well as the general public, the government's official news portal said in a statement. MORE...
Sri Lankan authorities on Saturday said they would initiate criminal action against two men managing the women's cricket team following allegations they demanded sexual favours from team members to guarantee their positions. 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: Spy Photos, Videos, Bentley, SUV, Luxury, PerformanceThe Bentley Bentayga is caught on video lapping the 'Ring, and looks set up for more straight-line luxury motoring than performance cornering.Continue reading Bentley Bentayga flops around on the 'RingBentley Bentayga flops around on the 'Ring originally appeared on Autoblog on […]
Filed under: MotorsportsIndyCar Boston announced the Verizon IndyCar Series will host a race there over the Labor Day holiday in 2016, the first year of a four-year agreement.Continue reading IndyCar adds Boston race in 2016IndyCar adds Boston race in 2016 originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 23 May 2015 17:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds […]
Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Chevrolet, Coupe, Performance, RacingIndyCar driver Tony Kanaan takes us for a hot lap around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pace car. The 99th running of the Indy 500 takes place this weekend.Continue reading We get a hot lap in the official Indy 500 pace carWe get a hot lap in the official I […]
Filed under: VideosWe look back at the week in Autoblog video, including drives of the 2016 Chevy Camaro, 2016 Ford Explorer, and 2015 BMW M4 convertible.Continue reading Autoblog Video Brunch: Week of 5.18.15Autoblog Video Brunch: Week of 5.18.15 originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 23 May 2015 13:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalin […]
Filed under: Government/Legal, Marketing/Advertising, Plants/Manufacturing, Chevrolet, GM, MazdaWe recap the week's event's with a focus on the Chevy Corvette factory expansion. Plus, other news and notes from the industry.Continue reading Weekly Recap: GM plans massive new paint shop at Chevy Corvette factoryWeekly Recap: GM plans massive new pain […]
Filed under: Green, Audi, Technology, Crossover, SUV, Electric, LuxuryAudi's Rupert Stadler talked about the company's future products in a recent speech, including the Q8, Q1, and a new electric model.Continue reading Audi confirms Q8, electric CUV in the worksAudi confirms Q8, electric CUV in the works originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 23 M […]
Filed under: Videos, Porsche, Coupe, PerformanceChris Harris gets giddy behind the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. He tests one of them out on some perfect, German backroads, and then hops into another for a blast around the Weissach test track.Continue reading Chris Harris hits the track in the Porsche 911 GT3 RSChris Harris hits the track in the Porsche 9 […]
Filed under: Design/Style, Rolls-Royce, Auctions, UK, LuxuryA dozen artists were asked to create their own pieces based on 1:18 scale models of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, each of which will be auctioned off to raise funds for breast cancer.Continue reading Artists reinterpret Rolls-Royce scale models for charityArtists reinterpret Rolls-Royce scale models for ch […]
Filed under: Tokyo Motor Show, Fiat, JeepJeep will be the first US brand to return to the Tokyo Motor Show after an eight-year absence, part of an eight-car showcase by Fiat Chrysler Japan. Ford and General Motors have opted not to attend.Continue reading Jeep first American carmaker to return to Tokyo showJeep first American carmaker to return to Tokyo show […]
Filed under: Green, Hyundai, Crossover, HydrogenHyundai leased around 70 hydrogen-powered Tucson fuel-cell CUVs in the US in the first year. The reason for the limited number is a lack of H2 stations.Continue reading Hyundai leased 70 Tucson fuel-cell vehicles in first yearHyundai leased 70 Tucson fuel-cell vehicles in first year originally appeared on Autob […]
SAN ANTONIO (May 19, 2015) – Two years ago Toyota Texas and Alamo Colleges invested in Bexar County’s future workforce. Today that collaboration started to pay big dividends. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 18, 2015) – Recognizing the many challenges college-bound students face, Toyota awarded tuition support to 22 Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students from the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to help with their cost of higher education. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Upd […]
Toyota City, Japan, May 18, 2015 -- A breakthrough in the real-time observation of fuel cell catalyst degradation could lead to a new generation of more efficient and durable fuel cell stacks. Toyota Motor Corporation and Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC) have developed a new observation technique that allows researchers to monitor the behavior of nanometer- […]
Toyota City, Japan, May 14, 2015 -- For those with mobility issues or other special needs, certain aspects of traveling by car can be problematic and uncomfortable. Finding the nearest restroom that meets their needs, for example, can present a challenge when planning a road trip. To help address this, Toyota is launching its newly-developed Restroom Finder […]
BROOKLYN, Mich. (May 14, 2015) – You can’t build great cars without great engineers, so Toyota is always on the hunt. One of the best opportunities to do that? The Formula SAE competition held each spring at Michigan International Speedway. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
Tokyo, Japan, May 13, 2015?Toyota Motor Corporation and Mazda Motor Corporation today entered an agreement to build a mutually beneficial long term partnership. By leveraging the resources of both companies to complement and enhance each other's products and technologies, the partnership will result in more appealing cars that meet the diverse needs and […]
Torrance, Calif. (May 12, 2015) – The lights are on where the buffalo roam. At the Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus in Yellowstone National Park, an innovative distributed energy system that combines solar power generation with re-used Camry Hybrid battery packs is now online. The result: reliable, sustainable, zero emission power to the ranger station and e […]
Silver Spring, Md. May 11, 2015 – When Chicago high school student Elijah Wilborn created his safe driving PSA, he left his phone, music and other distractions curbside – and picked up the grand prize in the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge from Toyota and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classroo […]