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How do Electric cars work

Posted on July 28, 2010 in Electric Vehicle | 1 Comment
How do Electric cars work The world of green cars have bought us several options, the most prominent of them all are the hybrid cars and the electric cars. Some may wonder as to what exactly goes on to run an electric car after all how and what is the functioning that is so different from the usual cars. In a common laymen terms, I have like to say that electric car is the one that works on electric motor and battery. An electric car does not use a gasoline or a diesel engine. The exteriors of an electric car are no different than the usual gasoline cars, it is only while it is running that you will know that its an electric car as there is no engine noise rattles like in the case of other usual cars. The powertrain in an electric car is made up of three different components: electric motor, controller and  [...]

Ford says the Lincoln MKZ hybrid will be inexpensive

Posted on July 23, 2010 in Ford | No Comments
Ford says the Lincoln MKZ hybrid will be inexpensive We initially thought that this was a luxury product and would carry an astronomical price tag. But Ford recently announced that they will not be slapping a big price tag on this vehicle. The price of this car will be the same as the gasoline sibling. Lincoln MKZ hybrid is coming to the market this fall and the prices start at $35,180 including the delivery charges. This is the same price as the Lincoln MKZ gasoline model of 2011. The price is also lesser than Lexus HS 250h 2010  [...]

The review for Audi A1 1.6 TDI SE

Posted on July 21, 2010 in Audi | No Comments
The review for Audi A1 1.6 TDI SE The new machine from Audi is available with three turbo engines that are 1.2 litre, 1.4 litre petrol and 1.6 litre engines. The latest Audi A1 SE offers firmer suspension and bigger wheels for better driving support and handling on the roads. The new Audi is available in three trim versions, it is a quiet car although you may hear rattling sound sometimes while driving at motorway speed. The new A1 supermini is expected to be on sale in November, it boosts of six speed gearboxes with five speeders. The new Audi is turbo diesel machine delivering 103 horsepower with a 1.6 litre engine. The body style of the new Audi are attractive  [...]

Fiat’s 100 MPG MultiAir Hybrid – A pot of just hot air

Posted on July 16, 2010 in Fiat, News | No Comments
Fiat’s 100 MPG MultiAir Hybrid – A pot of just hot air The automotive dealers of today have never been so aggressive as they are today, inventing and manufacturing new things and technological devices each day. Chrysler nearly made bigger announcements since last six years and finally has been able to deliver zero gas electric vehicles. The year 2004 saw Dodge promising to come out with Ram Hybrid pickup and it never came to materialize. Dodge came by hybrid versions of the Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen, these are full size SUVs but it never ran for more than just two months immediately after the production began. The electric vehicles by Chrysler never came in to being and were set amongst the category of “intended production” to be unveiled, these were cancelled within one month after the said production will continue on the  [...]

Cheap gas hampers the success of Electric Vehicles in the US

Posted on July 14, 2010 in Electric Vehicle, News | No Comments
Cheap gas hampers the success of Electric Vehicles in the US The greener technologies used in car today have lots of cheer about but not if the gas prices remain low for a longer period of time. The US citizens are insanely enjoying the fruits of low gasoline prices while the rest of the world is paying higher amount to enjoy the same fruits. Though, it may sound good to be at low prices in longer run, it will equally diminish the need for anyone to switch to electric vehicles. Americans are going to gain least out of the newly introduced electric vehicles if the gas prices continue to stay low. While the developing countries where the prices of gasoline are too high have a good reason to switch to electric vehicles, Americans would hardly want to switch to electric vehicles because the costing factor is almost the same. The European countries  [...]

The review for 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Posted on July 12, 2010 in Toyota | No Comments
The review for 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid The hybrids of today are driving the green technological world where everybody is talking of going just green. The new 2010 Highlander talks of just that with excellent fuel economy and ample of good driving capabilities and support. The new machine from Toyota is one of the best alternatives for conventional crossovers. The best features in the new Toyota Hybrid are its exceptional great performance and good driving dynamics with attractive cabin and flexibility in seating arrangements. The new machine from Toyota can comfortably seat up to seven passengers and is best viable options for bigger families and longer drivers. The new 2010 Toyota is highly unchanged compared to its earlier versions.   [...]

Smart goes crazy with colors

Posted on July 09, 2010 in News | No Comments
Smart goes crazy with colors Smart is playing with colors and they are doing it quite well too. The manufacturer recently announced a brand new customization program which allows the buyers to fiddle with any colors on the Fortwo. Customers can make their imagination go wild and color their vehicle in any shades of their choice. The manufacturer has signed up with PPG for this and now you can choose from 93 colors. Smart says they will match any color that you can think of. In case you are still not satisfied, Smart has now pulled has already come up with 35 vinyl wrap design. If this goes according to plans, Smart will be releasing another 100 looks that they have in the pipeline. They are just experimenting right now. This concept is definitely not new but it has been limited to higher end models like Rolls-Royce  [...]

The review for 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 750i

Posted on July 07, 2010 in BMW | No Comments
The review for 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 750i Well for the Hybrid enthusiasts, here the car comes with a bag of goodies, with the unveiling of the new 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 750i. Sometimes it nearly becomes shameful of using the term Hybrid for the cars where essentially it is not making any difference to the environment. The Hybrids just cost you more today so that in the longer run it shows you some benefits. Hybrids and the term luxury cars do not gel well but with new technological inventions it has surely come with numerous options and key elements to term it as a Hybrid luxury. The car is termed as Hybrid when it is equipped with an electric motor and the engine that runs on fossil fuels. The new 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 750i versions come equipped with 455 horsepower, it is one of the quickest hybrids in the world.  [...]

Things to know before buying a Hybrid

Posted on July 02, 2010 in Hybrid Vehicle, News | No Comments
Things to know before buying a Hybrid Hybrid cars are the latest technological developments happening in the automotive world, they may be costly but gives you greater benefits in the longer run if you are environment conscious. Hybrids run on gas or other alternative fuels that causes less pollution in the air. Here are some of the important things you need to know before buying a Hybrid car: The size of the Hybrid car – There are various types of Hybrid available today that range from compact sizes to a nine passenger SUVs. The maximum number of Hybrids stands in the midsize sedan segment.   [...]

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