After a number of races against supercars on public roads and on drag strips, the Tesla Model S was put to a new quickness test. Or, actually, a “test subject” – the son of Drag Times’ Brooks Weisblat – was offered by his dad a $100 bill if only he could grab it from its taped […] The post Tesla Model S P90D Does $100 ‘Ludicrous Challenge’ appeared first on […]
The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid’s efficiency is incrementally improved over the 2016 model. With release today on the U.S. EPA’s website of the car’s numbers, the 2017 model get 42 mpg over 38 last year, and 97 MPGe over 88 last year, as well as 22 miles “Elec+Gas” range, over 20 miles for […] The post 2017 Ford Fusion Energi Gets Improved EPA Sco […]
Two surveys are showing automakers have real challenges ahead in getting consumers to see the benefits of purchasing plug-in electric and self-driving vehicles. Harris has surveyed 1,052 U.S. residents to find that 67 percent of them didn’t know anyone who owned an all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or hybrid-electric vehicle. Lack of knowledge over how the techn […]
Navigant Research predicts global carsharing revenue will grow six-fold by 2024 as one-way and plug-in carsharing take off. While carsharing services have been in place over the past 15 years, a new Navigant Research report analyzes significant market innovations that will likely drive market growth. As of 2014, carshare programs had reached five continents, […]
Tesla is making good on its promise to host a special event to mark the opening of its gigafactory production facility in Nevada. The company even offered attendance at the battery-factory’s opening as one of the prizes given out during the second round of a referral program that aimed to get Model S owners to […] The post Tesla to Host Gigafactory Grand Ope […]
In an effort to make amends for its diesel emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen wants to make plug-in electrified vehicles in a big way, and for that, it needs batteries. According to the German publication Handelsblatt, the company is working toward a multi-billion euro plant enabling it to take control of its electrified car destiny, and […] The post Vol […]
A Tesla fan has taken the electric carmaker to court in California due to allegedly malfunctioning Model X features and finishes that haven’t been repairable by the company. Plaintiff Barrett Lyons has been happy with his Roadster and Model S, but has found problems with his $162,000 Tesla Model X to be unacceptable. The wing […] The post Tesla Owner Sues Ov […]
Google is setting up shop in Michigan, near the Detroit Big Three. The tech giant has been working on self-driving cars and will open a self-driving technology department in Novi, Michigan. Google said that it has spent the past few years working from the Greater Detroit area and many of its current partners are based […] The post Google is Opening a Self-Dr […]
PSA Peugeot Citroen will be rolling out two platforms with vehicles in 2019 powered by gasoline, diesel, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric powertrains. Both of the two new global platforms will first appear in DS luxury models. PSA Group will at first be rolling out an all-electric luxury model that can drive 279 miles per charge […] The post PSA Peugeot […]
Data mined from a consumer survey yielded several take-away points regarding the upside potential of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs). The survey, conducted from April 1 to April 8 by Consumers Union and the Union of Concerned Scientists, was directed at 1,213 licensed and active drivers in nine states in the Northeast, deemed under-served with PEVs, […] […]
If the Colombo South Harbor Terminal did not exist, I would probably still be seeking employment overseas to earn money to support my 5-member family, said Yuri S. Kannangara, the assistant general manager of the operations department of the Colombo South Harbor Terminal located in Sri Lanka's capital, Xinhua reports. MORE...
Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne insisted that the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) as a union has no rightful authority to interfere into the appointments made to the Ministry. MORE...
The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) today announced, with the prevailing weather condition is expected to continue, some 24 families have been evacuated from a landslide prone area in Aramba Kanda area in Pelmadulla. MORE...
Thanking CV Vigneswaran, Chief Minister of Northern Province in Sri Lanka, for his greetings on her assuming the office of Chief Minister for a successive term, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has assured that both could meet on a date convenient for both. 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 : An Indian businessman K.V. Gopiraj has lodged the complaint against Aksha, who has documented expectant safeguard. In her application, she says she has had an adoration illicit relationship with Gopiraj, a wedded man, who had guaranteed to wed her, on which guarantee she has had a sexual relationship as well. At his welcome, she has spent a […]
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 […]
Yes, replacements for the venerable HMMWV are rolling into the armed forces, but the Humvee is still one of America's primary military vehicles.Continue reading This is what it's like to drive a Humvee in the Army This is what it's like to drive a Humvee in the Army originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 May 2016 19:00:00 EDT. Please see o […]
Filed under: Motorsports Alexander Rossi was clutch in the final laps to capture his first Indy 500 victoryContinue reading Rookie Alexander Rossi wins 100th running of Indy 500 Rookie Alexander Rossi wins 100th running of Indy 500 originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 May 2016 17:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this […]
Filed under: Motorsports This episode of Car Club USA focuses on the Corvette with a trip to its birthplace in Bowling Green, Kentucky.Continue reading Celebrate America at the Corvette Homecoming Celebrate America at the Corvette Homecoming originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 May 2016 17:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | […]
Filed under: Green,Mercedes-Benz,Tesla,Green Automakers,Green Culture,Diesel,Electric Spain wants a Tesla factory, badly. Daimler is investing $3.35 billion in clean diesel. AT&T California is hosting EV test drives. OSU wins the second round of EcoCar 3.Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Spain wants Tesla, OSU wins EcoCar 3 round Recharge Wrap-up: Spain […]
Filed under: Green,Mercedes-Benz,Tesla,Green Automakers,Green Culture,Diesel,Electric There's not a better feeling in the world than a topless ride in a great car on a perfectly sunny summer day. Here are some great convertible buys for 2016.Continue reading Five new convertibles perfect for the summer Five new convertibles perfect for the summer origin […]
Filed under: Videos,Military The US and British militaries helped turn a small funeral service for an American B-17 radio operator who died while visiting the UK into a big deal.Continue reading US, British forces turn out for funeral of WWII B-17 crewman US, British forces turn out for funeral of WWII B-17 crewman originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 […]
Filed under: Videos,Military Road trip games, those boredom-battling tests of concentration and quick vision meant to speed the hours, are some of the closest things we have to auto mythology.Continue reading Our Top 5 Favorite Road Trip Games Of All Time Our Top 5 Favorite Road Trip Games Of All Time originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 May 2016 11:00 […]
Filed under: Videos,Military Plus some simple advice to help keep you and your car safe this weekend.Continue reading Why Memorial Day is a holiday for car thieves, too Why Memorial Day is a holiday for car thieves, too originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 May 2016 09:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments […]
Filed under: Videos,Military What's your favorite road-trip song? Here's the caveat: It needs to be an obscure cut, like Bo Diddley's Aztec.Continue reading Question of the Day: Best obscure road-trip song? Question of the Day: Best obscure road-trip song? originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 28 May 2016 19:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms f […]
Filed under: Videos,Military Wayne Gerdes explains why 9/11 made him want to drive from Los Angeles, CA, to Bend, OR, on one tank of fuel.Continue reading These hypermilers think saving gas is a patriotic move These hypermilers think saving gas is a patriotic move originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 28 May 2016 17:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use […]
New York, N.Y., (May 26, 2016) – Barbecues, fireworks, s’mores and swimming – they’re summer classics. They rarely change because when you know something works, you stick with it. You know what else stands the test of time? Car seat safety tips. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences. […]
Over the past 20 years, Toyota Indiana has built 4.45 million vehicles. But it isn’t the planning, engineering, problem solving or high-pace of the assembly line that stands out to Norm Bafunno, the plant’s president. It’s the people. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
TORRANCE, Calif., May 25, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is recalling approximately 3,100 Model Year 2015 Yaris Hatch Back vehicles. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
Plano, Texas (May 25, 2016) -- Imagine an average commute. Perhaps you wait for a bus, walk through crowded streets and ride an elevator up to your office. Now, imagine doing it without being able to see clearly or even at all. A team of students did just that and came up with an idea for a solution that won first prize in the Next Generation Mobility Chal […]
PORTLAND, ORE. (May 24, 2016) - Through the passenger-side window, 83-year-old Ferne Fabis points with excitement at the new bakery set to open soon near her home in Rockville, Maryland. New people and places have always been Ferne’s passion – even after a leg injury forced her to give up her driver’s license. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e- […]
Toyota City, Japan, May 24, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation, an automotive company aiming for safer, more efficient and convenient mobility, and Uber, a technology platform that is evolving the way the world moves, are announcing a partnership. The companies have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore collaboration, starting with trials […]
PLANO, TEXAS (May 24, 2016) - On a rainy day in Rockville, Md., Larry Korb parks his Toyota Camry and hurries to open the passenger door and hold an umbrella over 77-year-old Sondra Wasserman. As a driver at the Senior Connection in nearby Silver Spring, this is the sort of trip Korb made more than 200 times the last year - volunteering his time and vehicl […]
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 21, 2016) – Toyota Motor North America is joining forces with DEKA Research and Development, the company founded by legendary inventor Dean Kamen, to support mobility solutions for the disabled community. This agreement will help DEKA to proceed with plans to complete the development and launch the next generation iBOT motorized wheel […]
Toyota City, Japan, May 20, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation is proud to announce that the cumulative figures for global sales of its hybrid vehicles reached 9.014 million units as of April 30, surpassing the 9 million unit mark1. This latest million-unit milestone was achieved in just nine months. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update […]
This past weekend at the Olympus Rally in the deep forest of Shelton,Wash., Ryan Millen and the Toyota RAV4 SE put another exclamation point on their season, winning the 2WD Class with ease, and finishing ahead of all but four 4WD competitors. The class win was punctuated by a gap of over five minutes ahead of their nearest in-class competitor. Visit @Toyot […]