• 2010 Panamera is the new addition to the Porsche family tree

    Updated: 2009-10-19 19:29:00
    The Panamera featured in this promo video rolled into dealerships this weekend. The four-passenger sports car is available with two engine options, a 400-horsepower, 4.8-liter V-8 and a 500-horsepower, twin-turbocharged version of the same block, that goes from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds flat. The Panamera is positioned ...

  • M-B's iPhone app: So fun to be dunned

    Updated: 2009-10-19 17:48:00
    (Credit: Automotive News) Japanese consumers can pay for vending-machine Cokes with their cell phones. Now Americans can make slightly larger payments with their Apple iPhones. Mercedes-Benz Financial has introduced a software application that lets vehicle owners make their payments, check how much of their loan has been paid, and shop ...

  • Ten super cars caught on tape in London

    Updated: 2009-10-17 01:12:00
    A London-based super car fan site shot footage of 10 vehicles over the last two years. The rare finds include the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Ferrari Enzo, and the Ferrari Scuderia.

  • Police Caprice

    Updated: 2009-10-16 13:00:00
    Chevrolet Caprice police car returns in 2011. (Credit: Automotive News) (Credit: Automotive News) The Caprice name will return to Chevrolet in 2011 on a rear-drive police car, shown as a concept. It will be manufactured in Australia and is based on the platform used on the Pontiac G8 and Chevrolet ...

  • The Stig flies a couple of hybrids

    Updated: 2009-10-16 01:23:00
    The Toyota Prius isn't the kind of car you'd expect Top Gear's Stig to drive. (Credit: Josh Miller/CNET) The Prius takes to the air. (Credit: Top Gear) In an amusing little photo gallery over at the Top Gear site, the Stig, the famed tame ...

  • Consumer Reports tests stuck throttles

    Updated: 2009-10-16 01:03:00
    Consumer Reports tested the Toyota Venza's brakes with a wide-open throttle. (Credit: James Martin/CNET) After the Toyota recall over loose floor mats interfering with gas pedals, Consumer Reports tested stuck throttle scenarios with a Toyota Venza, Chevrolet HHR, Volkswagen Jetta Wagon, and Mercedes-Benz E350. The nature of ...

  • How about a card in the spokes?

    Updated: 2009-10-15 22:13:00
    MAIN CONTACT EDITOR SUBSCRIBE RSS Today is Monday October 19, 2009 How about a card in the spokes By CraigMcInnes 15 Oct 2009 COMMENTS(0 Feeling the Heat Filed under : environment electric cars bicycle safety Car manufacturers are looking at adding noise to the electric cars they have in development , the New York Times reports It's an idea that has surfaced many times before in response to the odd complaint that electric cars won't be as safe as the gas guzzlers they replace because you won't be able to hear them . coming That is , incidentally , the same argument some bikers use for defending the earsplitting noise that comes out of the minimalist mufflers some . prefer I don't buy either one . We shouldn't be counting on noise to alert us to the presence of other vehicles . For one thing , such a reliance , or expectation of noise , puts bicyclists at risk . Drivers should be checking their mirrors before turning and looking around to ensure that they don't have any blind . spots Similarly , pedestrians who step onto the road without looking just because they don't hear anything are a danger to themselves and . bicyclists Finally , most cars are so quiet now , all you really

  • 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster reviewed

    Updated: 2009-10-15 08:20:31
    (Credit: Josh Miller/CNET) Purposeful is the best word we can think of to describe the 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster. The shifter is designed for the single purpose of letting you put it in the right gear. With a minimum of fuss, the handling lets you push the car through ...

  • GuateVerde 2009: Training Sessions with Semifinalists

    Updated: 2009-10-09 21:00:02
    GuateVerde 09 Semifinalist Teams with Carol Chan and Waleska Aguilar On September 19th, 2009 the six semi-finalists teams from AIDG’s business plan competition, GuateVerde, began the first of five workshops. These 6-hour sessions are designed to give the teams more insight into the business planning process and help them improve the hard skills needed in running [...]

  • KillaCycle World Record video!

    Updated: 2009-10-01 20:12:05
    Watch the new KillaCycle world record of 7.86 s @ 169 mph! Thanks to...

  • YOU can make the KillaCycle FASTER!

    Updated: 2009-10-01 20:10:51
    As all racers know - Speed costs! Or to put it another way – the...

  • Zenn unplugs electric car

    Updated: 2009-09-28 20:39:00
     Ontario based Zenn motors, which assembled a low-speed electric vehicle, is getting out of the car business. According to a story in the Globe, has decided not to compete with the big players now entering the field and will instead concentrate on selling what it promises will be a world-beating battery system.   Story in The Globe and Mail

  • Twin new world records, KillaCycle and ElectroCat

    Updated: 2009-09-28 04:58:52
    Both the KillaCycle and the ElectroCat managed to set new NEDRA records...

  • With police escort through Denver

    Updated: 2009-09-28 04:53:33
    A small, but very enthusiastic, EV parade drove through Denver on Saturday....

  • It is so easy being green

    Updated: 2009-09-25 22:49:00
    MAIN CONTACT EDITOR SUBSCRIBE RSS Today is Monday October 19, 2009 It is so easy being green By CraigMcInnes 25 Sep 2009 COMMENTS(1 Feeling the Heat Filed under : Climate change Waxman-Markey Act Economist Paul Krugman writing in the New York Times , says opponents to the fight against climate change are simply lying when they are claim Americans will be forced to pay a high price to meet carbon reduction . targets He cites an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office released earlier this month that suggest that even deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions would impose only modest costs on the average family . The report concludes that by 2020 the bill would cost the average family only 160 a year , or 0.2 percent of income . By 2050, that would rise to 1.2 per cent of income , but the report suggests growth in the economy would more than make up for those setbacks . Hardly the ruination that critics who think climate change is a hoax predict we will bring on ourselves if try to reduce our carbon . output Krugman column Report by Congressional Budget Office Link to this blog E-mail Print Share Your Comments Solar Why reduce carbon output when CO2 is not causing climate change It's

  • See KillaCycle and ElectroCat this Weekend (Sep 26-27th)!

    Updated: 2009-09-25 17:07:59
    Want to see ElectroCat and KillaCycle live? Welcome to the EV Parade in...

  • GuateVerde ‘09 Semi-Finalists

    Updated: 2009-09-23 05:22:51
    Six entrepreneurs with ideas on how to promote renewable energy and sanitation in Guatemala have proceeded to the semi-finals of GuateVerde, AIDG's 2nd business plan competition in Latin America and the Caribbean. These semi-finalists will compete for up to $50,000 in grants and small-business financing. The winners will be announced November 24, 2009. Flowercin   FLOWERCIN (FLOWER, CREATIVITY & INNOVATION) [...]

  • The Rabbit is running!

    Updated: 2009-09-22 19:35:26
    Finally! Bill's Rabbit - also known as the Electwik Wabbit - is running...

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