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 […]
At least four different groups including Sri Lanka's security forces and the LTTE were responsible for the disappearances of hundreds of persons during the country's deadly civil war, an enquiry commission has found. MORE...
A group of Parliamentarians attached to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Sunday (26) appealed the party leader to re-consider its decision to support the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. MORE...
The first segment of the emergency rescue and relief contingent of 44 Army personnel and 4 Civil Medical Consultants, aboard an SLAF flight, left the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport for the earthquake-struck Nepal on Sunday morning (26). MORE...
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has apparently decided to order early Parliamentary elections in the hope that it will yield a Legislature which will enable him to fulfill his poll promises, informed sources said. This is after he found the current Parliament to be a hard nut to crack. MORE...
At nightfall, Nepal's capital became a tent city, as thousands of residents displaced by Saturday's devastating earthquake stayed in their dark gardens and out on the cracked streets and lanes, afraid to go back inside because of waves of aftershocks. 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: Motorsports, HyundaiOne man reportedly remains in intensive care in Cordoba after a Hyundai i20 WRC driven by Hayden Paddon struck a group of spectators at the WRC Rally Argentina.Continue reading Rally Argentina crash hospitalizes six spectatorsRally Argentina crash hospitalizes six spectators originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 […]
Filed under: McLaren, Coupe, Hybrid, Luxury, Performance, SupercarsLanzante Motorsport, known for its work on the McLaren F1 and F1 GTR, will convert the track-only P1 GTR to road-legal status for certain customers.Continue reading Road-legal McLaren P1 GTR in the worksRoad-legal McLaren P1 GTR in the works originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 […]
Filed under: Videos, Cadillac, First Drives, Coupe, Luxury, PerformanceThe 2016 ATS-V is Cadillac's most compelling performance car to date. We put one through its paces on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX.Continue reading 2016 Cadillac ATS-V [w/video]2016 Cadillac ATS-V [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EST […]
Filed under: Videos, Volkswagen, United States, Convertible, ClassicsMotorWeek remembers a highlight of Volkswagen's recent past with its original review of the 1989 VW Cabriolet.Continue reading MotorWeek recalls the glory days of the VW CabrioletMotorWeek recalls the glory days of the VW Cabriolet originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19 […]
Filed under: TV/Movies, Videos, SpecialtyYouTube graces us with 32 seconds of B-roll footage of the new Batmobile from the Batman vs. Superman movie.Continue reading Thirty-two seconds of the new Batmobile. That is all.Thirty-two seconds of the new Batmobile. That is all. originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:04:00 EST. Please see our terms […]
Filed under: Green, Mazda, United States, Convertible, PerformanceThe 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata now has its fuel-economy ratings from the EPA, and the roadster sees a 25-percent improvement compared to the previous generation. Either transmission offers 30 mpg combined.Continue reading 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata gets 25 percent fuel economy boost2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata […]
Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Volkswagen, GermanyVolkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech quits VW after a brief power struggle over the fate of company chairman Martin Winterkorn.Continue reading Volkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech resignsVolkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech resigns originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14: […]
Filed under: VideosWe look back at the week that was in Autoblog Video. Highlights include an episode of Car Club USA, two Daily Drivers and a slew of Short Cuts.Continue reading Autoblog Video Brunch: Week of 4.20.15Autoblog Video Brunch: Week of 4.20.15 originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. […]
Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Plants/Manufacturing, Auto Shanghai 2015, Ford, GMWe recap the week's events with a focus on General Motors' plan to avoid entanglements and partners. Plus other news and notes from around the auto world.Continue reading Weekly Recap: GM posts solid profits, not looking for partnersWeekly Recap: G […]
Filed under: Auto Shanghai 2015, Misc. Automakers, China, SUVSouth East Motor (SEM) unveiled the DX7 sport-utility vehicle at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, featuring a handsome design penned by Pininfarina.Continue reading Pininfarina pens DX7 sport-ute for South East MotorPininfarina pens DX7 sport-ute for South East Motor originally appeared on Autoblog on […]
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- […]