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French consortium outs new mass-market electric charging stations


A group of French companies headed by construction concern Bouygues has announced it has developed a new charging system for electric cars that can level the power usage when numerous vehicles come in for a simultaneous recharge. The system developed by the consortium caters for a phenomenon that would occur in the following scenario: while a typical public charging station has ...
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Ford introduces system that improves hybrid usage
Currently in development stage, Ford’s Green Zone system could soon commandeer the task of choosing when to use electric gas or hybrid power on the US automaker's models. Let’s skip the ...
GM kicks off online shopping for cars across U.S. dealer network
After a trial period, the online shopping service for General Motors Co cars and trucks is now being expanded to GM dealers throughout the United States. The No. 1 U.S. automaker ...
Consumer Reports says new infotainment systems too complicated and unreliable
In the US, the known magazine reports that learning and satisfaction curves vary widely among Cadillac CUE, MyFord/MyLincoln Touch, and HondaLink owners. Although the modern infotainment systems now offer a wide ...
Google Glass integrated with Mercedes’s navigation system
Mercedes-Benz has a navigation system that can merge the experience of driving with "digital living." They are essentially using Google's Glass, a pair of glasses that have a voice-activated interface. Mercedes' ...
Next generation Hyundai Genesis to feature all wheel drive in the US
Thanks to the new "HTRAC" AWD system, which is premiering on the next-generation Genesis model, Hyundai is now among a growing list of carmakers that have all-wheel-drive options for its ...
Toyota to introduce system that uses radio to avoid collisions
The Japanese company, the world’s largest automaker, plans to unveil systems that in around two years would allow cars to communicate with each other, allowing them to avoid accidents. According to ...
Chevy Corvette Stingray might receive stop/start technology
The new generation of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is believed to gain the stop/start system over the following years, which will help its fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The North American ...
Porsche 918 Spyder to get HTML5-based infotainment system
The German based automaker Porsche is planning to introduce a brand new HTML5-based infotainment system for the upcoming Spyder “green” supercar. The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show is coming in pretty fast ...
Renault Zoe can’t be charged from a standard outlet
The Renault Zoe can’t be charged from a standard outlet and the model needs the Chameleon system which is priced at almost 1,000 euros. Bad news for those of you looking ...

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