Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick recently said that when Tesla Motors’ vehicles become fully autonomous, he is interested in buying every one of them. The comments were relayed by venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson during last month’s Top 10 Tech Trends dinner, as reported by Charged EVs. Uber is a ride service that swaps fleet-owned taxis and […] The post Uber Wa […]
A report of what is presented as a sneak peek of a 2016 Prius Liftback (pictured top) and double-electric-range Prius Plug-in Hybrid are shown on a Taiwanese website. If the images are real, they may be the only ones known of the much-anticipated next-generation hybrid cars. The drawings look fairly convincing, having resemblance to the […] The post Is This […]
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 construction work on the extension of the Southern Expressway from Matara to Hambantota, which is funded by China, was inaugurated by President Maithripala Sirisena and the Chinese Ambassador this morning. MORE..
Several international human rights groups have urged the international community and the UN Human Rights Council to maintain the fullest scrutiny of Sri Lanka on questions of justice and accountability. MORE..
Former militants of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and their supporters have decided to form a political party named Crusaders for Democracy and seek tickets from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to contest the August 17 Sri Lankan parliamentary elections. 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: Government/Legal, Recalls, Chrysler, FiatNHTSA could hand out significant fines or even make Fiat Chrysler buy back unrepaired vehicles as part of company's mishandling of recall proceedings.Continue reading NHTSA preparing to wallop FCA, automaker 'failed to do its job'NHTSA preparing to wallop FCA, automaker 'failed to do i […]
Filed under: Videos, Chevrolet, Coupe, Car Club USAIt's Independence Day, you've got some time to kill, and we've got an entire series about the passionate car crazies across this land of ours. Scroll through and catch up on Car Club USA.Continue reading Celebrate the 4th of July with Autoblog's Car Club USA video seriesCelebrate the 4th […]
Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Marketing/Advertising, GM, GMC, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Toyota, Hydrogen, LuxuryWe curate the week's events with a focus on Hyundai scoring the NFL's automotive sponsorship. Plus, other news and notes from the industry.Continue reading Weekly Recap: Hyundai scores NFL sponsorship after GM exitsWeekly Recap […]
Filed under: Acura, Sedan, LuxuryAcura's TLX may not be as sporting as models past, but it's more refined than ever. We drive it for a bit, to find out if that's enough to stave off boredom.Continue reading Daily Driver: 2015 Acura TLXDaily Driver: 2015 Acura TLX originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:28:00 EST. Please see our […]
Filed under: Design/Style, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Audi, VolkswagenGiorgetto Giugiaro and his son have sold their remaining 9.9 percent stake in Italdesign Giugiaro to Audi, and the two of them have resigned from the company that bears their name. Continue reading Giorgetto Giugiaro sells shares in legendary styling house to AudiGiorgetto Giugiaro sells sha […]
Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Emissions, EuropeEuropean automakers want proposed CO2 emissions regulations for 2025 to be pushed back a further five years. Continue reading European automakers ask for more time to make better, cleaner carsEuropean automakers ask for more time to make better, cleaner cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 03 Jul […]
Filed under: Chevrolet, Dodge, FordThe Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, and Dodge Challenger continue their ancient battle for the hearts of enthusiasts. In June, the Mustang won handily.Continue reading Pony-car sales war: Mustang vs. Camaro vs. ChallengerPony-car sales war: Mustang vs. Camaro vs. Challenger originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15 […]
Filed under: Read This, Hatchback, Budget, ClassicsThe latest member of the Edmunds long-term test fleet is a 1989 Yugo GVL, purchased in Boise, ID, for $950. No, seriously.Continue reading Edmunds totally bought a long-term Yugo [w/video]Edmunds totally bought a long-term Yugo [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:30:00 EST. Pleas […]
Filed under: Volvo, Crossover, Concept Cars, LuxuryVolvo imagines what it would be like if were to gear its XC90 luxury crossover specifically toward babies with the XC90 Excellence Child Seat Concept.Continue reading Volvo spoils your kid with XC90 Child Seat Concept [w/video]Volvo spoils your kid with XC90 Child Seat Concept [w/video] originally appeared o […]
Filed under: Humor, Videos, Chevrolet, United States, Autoblog Black, PerformanceWe take a Corvette out to a secret location with some fireworks, a camera, and the love of country in our hearts. USA!Continue reading Corvette + fireworks = so much gloryCorvette + fireworks = so much glory originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:00:00 EST. Pleas […]
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 […]