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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”

DMC EV

“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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All I Want For Xmas: Nissan's JUKE-R

Posted: October 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Auto News, Concept Car, Grilled, Nissan | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on All I Want For Xmas: Nissan's JUKE-R

The marriage of Nissan and Renault has seen the pair produce some pretty nifty crossover designs, this however has to take the cake. This combination, hybridization of two diametrically opposed design houses has worked out rather nicely, thank you very much. Nissan in it’s effort to stay ahead of the current dullness out there in the motoring world is building two Juke-R concept cars. The tiny pocket rockets will be kitted with an all-wheel-drive drive-train and a heart stopping 480 bhp 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, the same motor hiding inside the Nissan GT-R supercar, ouch. The cars are being built by RML for Nissan Technical Centre for Europe (NTC-E) with a view to testing the public’s reaction to a seriously sporty Juke. CONSIDER IT TESTED! Juke-R is all I want for Christmas thanks!

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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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LANDROVER DC100

Posted: September 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Buster Cookson, Concept Car, Concept Vehicle, Favorite New Thought, Frankfurt Motor Show, Grilled, Land Rover | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on LANDROVER DC100

Land Rover DC100

Land Rover owners are an odd breed – I know this because I too suffer this disease – they tend to NOT embrace change, until of course it’s here, then they spout the wonders of good British design. Model changes are a rare thing for the ubercool off-roader. When they do happen, purests around the globe tend to get all vocal over how the brand is being watered down and spout 1000 non-nonsensical reasons why Land Rover should hold on to her old values. Of course the newer models are the best though, built tonka truck tough, with a brilliant eye for aesthetics, blah blah blah.

As an avid admirer and indeed driver of Land Rover, I’m excited at the idea of an evolved new version, and evolution is precisely what Land Rover has just unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show – Die Hards Turn Away Now! – Land Rover has just taken the wraps off its already controversial DC100 Concept in Frankfurt :: Read the full article »»»»


Mercedes-Benz's Easy E-Cell

Posted: September 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Eco Driver, electric car, Green Motoring, Grilled, hybrid, mercedes benz, Motoring News, plugin | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Mercedes-Benz's Easy E-Cell

This electric vehicle’s design is based on the automaker’s A-Class lineup.


Europe will be getting yet another new electric vehicle courtesy of Mercedes-Benz. Daimler announced that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell electric passenger car is under production at the company’s Rastatt plant in Germany. The new vehicle will be Daimler’s third electric vehicle following in the footsteps of the smart electric drive and the A-Class E-Cell. Read the full article »»»»

GM Australia Good Shape

Posted: June 1st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Auto News, gm, Grilled | Tags: , , | Comments Off on GM Australia Good Shape

It seems the Australian subsidiary of GM (Holden) has managed to hitch a ride with New GM and is not being left behind like SAAB and Hummer, or sold like Opel in Germany and Vauxhall in the UK.

Whether this is good or bad remains to be seen. The Opel example is not great – the plan for it to be taken over by Canadian parts maker, Magna, with government support, is already turning messy and may yet fall apart in the German parliament.
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