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Taiwan aims to get 3% global electric car market

Taiwan aims to get 3% global electric car market

Taiwan yesterday announced its launch of an electric car industry research consortium to harness the island’s strengths in the IT industry to capture a 3% share of the global electric vehicle market, Taipei Times reported. Major auto markets in the world have been working to boost the development of electric […]

Made in China: VW’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

Made in China: VW’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

On the heels of the Obama administration’s announcement that it will move away from hydrogen fuel cell funding, Volkswagen confirmed that it remains committed to building fuel cells for hydrogen-powered vehicles. To stress the company’s point, we were invited to the California Fuel Cell Partnership in Sacramento to test-drive Volkswagen’s […]

Nasa’s Rover Vehicle equipped with Michelin tires

Nasa’s Rover Vehicle equipped with Michelin tires

Made of patented composite materials, the structurally supported tyre/wheel assembly was jointly developed by Michelin’s European and North American research centres. As a result of this exclusive development, Michelin will help meet NASA’s mobility needs for manned and unmanned missions to the moon over the next decade. Based on the […]

Vw and Toshiba together to build the smallest car

Vw and Toshiba together to build the smallest car

Volkswagen AG (Wolfsburg) and the Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo) have signed today a letter of intent in Wolfsburg. The objective is a cooperation for the development of electric drive units and the accompanying power electronics for Volkswagen’s planned New Small Family. Furthermore, Volkswagen and Toshiba are planning the development of battery […]

Ferrari installed a new photovoltaic system on the roof of Engine Mechanical Machining facility.

Ferrari installed a new photovoltaic system on the roof of Engine Mechanical Machining facility.

The new photovoltaic system, installed on the roof of Ferrari’s Engine Mechanical Machining facility, was officially unveiled to the world today. The installation comes as part of Ferrari’s ongoing environmental sustainability and renewable resources investment programme. The photovoltaic panels will reduce the amount of power Ferrari takes from the national […]

SEAT TWIN DRIVE LEON

SEAT TWIN DRIVE LEON

A radical new SEAT, conceived to run on electric power or a conventional petrol engine, has been unveiled in Spain. The green-minded Leon Twin Drive Ecomotive prototype made its debut at the SEAT Technical Centre in Martorell, near Barcelona. The ultra-low emissions concept was unveiled in front of Spanish Government […]

New Active Head Restraint System from TRW

New Active Head Restraint System from TRW

TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc., a subsidiary of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp, has introduced a new Active Head Restraint (AHR) system utilizing a mechanical concept that is lighter, less complicated, and uses fewer components than competing systems on the market. The TRW active head restraint offers a high degree of […]

Vw Passat Lingyu with Hydrogen Fuel-Cell

Vw Passat Lingyu with Hydrogen Fuel-Cell

According to Shanghai Securities News, VW China will introduce the hydrogen fuel-cell Volkswagen Passat Lingyu sedan at the upcoming 2008 Los Angeles auto show. Sam source said that this is the first China-made new-energy car from VW automaker to be displayed at an auto show. Based on the Vw’s latest […]

Audi models now network with other brands

Audi models now network with other brands

Audi has presented a milestone of the automotive future at a testing ground in Dudenhofen, Germany. Along with other European vehicle manufacturers at the second CAR2CAR Forum, Audi demonstrated how it will be possible in the future for data to be exchanged between vehicles of different brands. Communication between vehicles […]

Mercedes AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7 awarded

Mercedes AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7 awarded

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, used exclusively in the new Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG receive “Best of what’s new Awards” from the editors of Popular Science magazine. Equipped with seven gears, four driving modes, a double-declutch function and a RACE START function, the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports […]

Opel Zafira 1.6 CNG Turbo

Opel Zafira 1.6 CNG Turbo

The new Zafira 1.6 CNG Turbo has an output of 150 hp and a top speed of 200 km/h but consumes only 5.3 kg of natural gas per 100 km in the MVEG cycle, emitting just 144 g/km of CO2. That means 60 percent more horsepower for a difference of […]

BMW will continue to offer Sirius Satellite radio.

BMW will continue to offer Sirius Satellite radio.

BMW Ag and satellite radio provider Sirius XM Radio announced an agreement to extend SIRIUS XM Radio’s relationship with BMW through September of 2011. “Satellite radio’s exceptional content fits well with BMW, delivering a premium mobility experience to our owners. More and more BMW owners are choosing to equip their […]