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Lotus Track Tests Evora 414E

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Concept Car, Concept Vehicle, Green Motoring, Grilled, hybrid, Lotus | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Lotus Track Tests Evora 414E

GRILLED Lotus Track Tests Evora 414ELotus Cars – that other Brit sports car maker – has announced the commencement of track testing on it’s Evora 414E Range Extended Hybrid Electric Concept. Testing is taking place at the company’s RAF Hethel track in Norfolk.

Lotus says it’s devoloping the 414E Hybrid to showcase the company’s new developments in plug-in, range-extended electric propulsion, new electronic technologies to enhance driver involvement. We reckon just wow would have been a sufficient reason. Anyone who’s driven the Karts that Lotus turns out will recognise the potential for superfast, extra-sporty electric hybrid racing.

From the outside it looks like Lotus has been evolving, lightening and tightening vehicles since the Elise specifically for this latest batch of low to the ground, corner loving karts. In 414E, Lotus Engineering has developed a highly efficient, high performance drivetrain system consisting of twin motors each limited providing 155 kW of power and 500 Nm of torque to each wheel :: Read the full article »»»»


US Navy Plans Green Feet

Posted: January 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Alternative Energy, Favorite New Thought, Float Your Boat | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on US Navy Plans Green Feet

US Navy Green FeetThe behemoth that is the US Navy, plans to have half its fleet running on alternative fuels by the end of the decade. US Navy officials are expected to outline the plans – which include sourcing fuel from Australian producers – at an international conference on biofuels and shipping in Sydney today.

Part of the plan includes having an entire fleet of warships – dubbed the “Great Green Fleet” – running on biofuels by 2016.

The deputy assistant secretary of energy for the US Navy, Tom Hicks, says alternative fuels have already powered some of the world’s most advanced engines in some of the most challenging situations. Read the full article »»»»


Honda RC-E First Electric Sportsbike

Posted: November 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Green Motoring, Grilled, Motoring News, On Your Bike | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Honda RC-E First Electric Sportsbike

At long last, the world’s largest and arguably most influential motorcycle manufacturer is getting in on the electric motorcycles show. Honda has announced it will be showing an electric supersports motobike concept at the Tokyo Motor Show next month. Fresh on the heels of the , Honda has an electric concept of its own: the Honda RC-E.

Styling draws heavily on the best period of the firm’s hallowed racing past, its lines uninterrupted by the LED projector headlight mounted in the nose intake. If this is a test of public interest in an electric Honda sportsbike, they’re pushing ALL the right buttons. Read the full article »»»»


DMC EV: DeLorean is back and it's electric

Posted: October 22nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Auto News, Green Motoring, Grilled | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on DMC EV: DeLorean is back and it's electric

Goes around, comes around, what’s old is new again and LiLo! 3 common epigrams that seem to dictate the future, as the television man says “but wait there’s more”

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“The car of the future has really become the car of the future,” joked James Espey, a vice president at DeLorean Motor Company of Humble, Texas.

In 1975 GM auto Exec J.Z. Delorean – most noted for the Pontiac GTO – started a small auto company with a huge name, DeLorean, and though his ill fated venture would last only 7 years, thanks to some spectacular publicity – Back to the Future – the thought has stuck. J.Z.DeLorean died in 2005, his legacy lives on . . .

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PSA Peugeot-Citreon VeLV

Posted: October 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Blip, Citreon, concept, Concept Car, Concept Vehicle, design, ecodriver, electric, electric car, Frankfurt Motor Show, Green Motoring, Grilled, M.Aaron Silverman, Peugeot, PSA | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on PSA Peugeot-Citreon VeLV

Peugeot, hmmm, they’ve always made a decent enough Looking automobile, a little lacking perhaps on the reliability front – Peugeot Drivers Be Quiet, servicing your car EVERY month isn’t normal – aside from that little nugget, if don’t fit into a slimline blue pencil skirt or loafers and cardigans, they’ve never really been inspiring. Adding to that image, Peugeot has released pix of it’s latest concept, the VeLV.

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Jaguar’s About to Put the Ü Back Into Über, Meet C-X16!

Posted: September 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Concept Car, Concept Vehicle, Favorite New Thought, Frankfurt Motor Show, Green Motoring, Jaguar, Motoring News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Jaguar’s About to Put the Ü Back Into Über, Meet C-X16!

Droolability, a word not often enough used. Perhaps we’re jaded, perhaps we’ve just been supercarred to death.  perhaps the ü has gone out of über? That is about to change.  Say hello to the most droolworthy car of the year, Jaguars stunning C-X16 compact coupe hybrid concept. According to the British auto maker C-X16 “marks a new chapter for Jaguar”, featuring a new design language, a technologically advanced drive-train as well as  highlighting a new way of thinking without losing any heritage. Whats most amusing about Jaguar is it seems every couple of years they shock us with just how well they can design an automobile, as if it takes us about that length of time to forget how much we love them? :: Read the full article »»»»


Marko Lukovic Wins Michelin Design Challenge

Posted: April 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Green Motoring | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Marko Lukovic Wins Michelin Design Challenge

Serbian designer Marko Lukovic and his team have won the annual Michelin Challenge Design™ with a vehicle named Supersonic. Lukovic describes the vehicle as “SUPERSONIC is the car that satisfies all needs of the vehicle of the tomorrow which will be driven through and beyond huge urban towns of 21st century all over The WorldRead the full article »»»»