Volkswagen’s first dedicated battery electric car will be revealed at next month’s Paris auto show. Speaking to German magazine WirtschaftWoche (Industry and Economy Week), Chairman, Herbert Diess said the car would have the outside dimensions of the Golf, pictured above, but offer the larger Passat’s interior space. The size means it will take on the Hyunda […]
Honda’s NSX hybrid “supercar” will be returning the Japanese market 11 years later, and will now be imported from America. Originally engineered and manufactured in Japan from 1990 to 2005, the second generation NSX will return after being redesigned and built in the U.S. The NSX went on sale in the U.S. an Acura model […] The post Honda’s NSX Hybrid ‘Superc […]
Chevrolet’s forthcoming Bolt EV will electrify more than just North American consumers, and as expected, it’s changing its name to the Opel Ampera-e and will be unveiled at September’s Paris auto show. As you can see in the photos, the only exterior difference is the European edition gets Opel’s lightning flash insignia on the grille. […] The post 200-Mile R […]
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 […]
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 […]
Responding to media reports regarding an alleged bribe scandal involving two Australian companies, President Maithripala Sirisena today said that he has no connection whatsoever to such an incident and that he instructed the Attorney-General to investigate into the matter. MORE..
The disciplinary inquiries against the Joint Opposition members would be halted, if they attend party's convention in Kurunegala on September 04, Western Province Chief Minister Isuru Devapriya says. MORE...
Sri Lanka's foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera today said that the government is determined to reinforce stringent domestic measures in order to curb the considerable number citizens falling prey to human trafficking or human smuggling. MORE..
The leader of Sri Lanka's main opposition, also the country's main Tamil party, has asked the government to immediately release all Tamil political prisoners besides repealing an obnoxious anti-terrorism law. MORE...
Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan says that he will retire from international cricket following the 3rd one-day international in Dambulla and the two Twenty20 matches against Australia. MORE..
Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris today issued an order preventing overseas travel of 5 businessmen in connection with the murder of Bambalapitiya-based businessman Mohamed Shakeeb Sulaiman, who was found dead in Mawanella after allegedly being abducted. 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,United States Naturally, more miles driven also means more roadwork is needed.Continue reading Americans drove 1.58 trillion miles through June, or 250 roundtrips from Earth to Pluto Americans drove 1.58 trillion miles through June, or 250 roundtrips from Earth to Pluto originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:55:00 EDT. Plea […]
Filed under: Etc.,Ford,Driving,Infotainment,Smartphone You don't even have to have a Ford to use it.Continue reading FordPass app lets you find, reserve, and pay for parking spots FordPass app lets you find, reserve, and pay for parking spots originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permali […]
Filed under: Podcasts We recap Monterey Car Week and discuss what's been making news in the automotive world.Continue reading Everything we drove and saw at Pebble Beach | Autoblog Podcast #485 Everything we drove and saw at Pebble Beach | Autoblog Podcast #485 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for us […]
Filed under: Green,Fuel Efficiency,United States,Electric,Hybrid Lower fuel costs and higher gas-powered fuel economy narrows the gap in vehicle-operating costs.Continue reading Most hybrid vehicles don't make financial sense for buyers Most hybrid vehicles don't make financial sense for buyers originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16 […]
Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Tesla Governmental approval of the deal moves Tesla one step closer to buying – or perhaps more appropriately bailing out – Solar City.Continue reading Tesla gets FTC approval to acquire Solar City in $2.6 billion deal Tesla gets FTC approval to acquire Solar City in $2.6 billion deal originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu […]
Filed under: Government/Legal,Weird Car News,Driving,Safety The mother thinks her son was perfectly safe.Continue reading Woman caught pushing baby stroller while driving her car Woman caught pushing baby stroller while driving her car originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email […]
Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Alternative Fuels,Biodiesel,Emissions,Ethanol,Green Driving,Driving,United States Know what happens when you assume? You make an ass out of you, me, and the federal government.Continue reading Biofuels like ethanol could be worse than gasoline for the environment Biofuels like ethanol could be worse than gasoline for the e […]
Filed under: Celebrities,TV/Movies,UK The Grand Tour's Executive Producer Andy Wilman took part in an entertaining and enlightening chat at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, and now you can watch the entire 34-minute conversation.Continue reading The Grand Tour's legal pandering to the BBC sounds hilarious and childish The Grand Tour […]
Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Volkswagen,Emissions,United States,Diesel Dealers will finally get compensated for the cars they weren't allowed to sell.Continue reading VW agrees to settle with dealers over diesel scandal VW agrees to settle with dealers over diesel scandal originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:40:00 EDT. Please se […]
Filed under: Misc. Automakers,UK,United States,Crossover,SUV,Diesel Could Ssangyong succeed in the US? While its lineup has just the sort of vehicles Americans crave, they're almost all diesel-powered with standard manual transmissions – at least the journalists will be happy.Continue reading Why this weird Korean crossover brand could succeed in the US […]
Torrance, Calif., August 24, 2016— With just two races left in the national championship, the pressure is on for Ryan Millen, Christina Fate, and their Rally RAV4 team as they head into the next round this weekend at the Ojibwe Forests Rally in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The team is pushing mentally, physically, and mechanically to regain the coveted first place p […]
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (Aug. 25, 2016) – Online gaming or using social media apps - kids often live in virtual environments. But kids in Yellowstone National Park will soon have a new living environment to explore, with help from Toyota. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
TORRANCE, Calif., August 22, 2016 - - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2017 Corolla, 86 sports car, and Corolla iM hatchback. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
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. […]