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Articles tagged with: vehicle

Suzuki Soon Releasing Electric Every Van (EV)

Suzuki has decided to launch its battery powered electric van known as “Every Van” (not pictured) after Mitsubishi launched its electric MiniCab i-MiEV.

The Every Van is powered by a Lithium-Ion battery while the Toshiba MiniCab is powered by Toshiba SCiB battery.

Ford Sued Over SYNC Technology

A Washington state technology company filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Ford in federal court.

Eagle Harbor Holdings, and its subsidiary MediusTech, claim Ford used several automotive technologies in Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles without authorization.

Carpool Stickers Expire, Still Want A Hybrid?

California had an awesome incentive to purchase a hybrid (beyond doing good for the planet and the gas tank), and that was that hybrid drivers could freely use the carpool lane at any time, even if there was only one person in the vehicle.

Since hybrids are typically not the cheapest model for any car manufacturer, this extra incentive meant a lot when it came to deciding whether or not to purchase a ‘green machine’.

Learn How A Hybrid Engine Works!

By now, you’ve definitely heard about hybrid vehicles, but do you know how they work? Well, a hybrid vehicle uses a mixture of gasoline and electricity. The electric part of the engine gets the vehicle started and the gas kicks in once the vehicle reaches a certain speed.

The concept is fairly easy to understand, but a graphic posted by AutoMD explains the procedure in depth. If you’re not in the mood for reading a colorful chart, I’ll summarize it for you.

Toyota Working On ‘Toyota Friend’ Social Network

Toyota is creating a social networking service with the help of an American ISP and Microsoft in an initiative aimed to get drivers to interact with their cars, much like they do with Facebook and Twitter. Japanese auto-maker Toyota is teaming up with Salesforce.com to launch a new social network called “Toyota Friend”, the network is aimed to work similar to Twitter.

In a Tokyo demo-room, an owner of a plug-in Prius discovered from his Prius that he should remember to recharge the car overnight.

Introducing The Aston Martin Zagato V12

Aston Martin has just revealed the Zagato V12 and will be showing it off at this weekend’s Villa D’Este Concours. The supercar has a 6.0 liter fuel tank and is purported to be the descendant of the DB4GT Zagato, V8 Vantage Zagato, and DB7 Zagato. The supercar claims 510 horsepower and reaches 60mph within 4.1 seconds. The car will essentially come in two flavors; the road version and a racing version that is expected to launch May 28th of this year.

Best Buy Will Begin To Sell Electric Cars

Best Buy is considering to offer electric vehicles in the future for customers. The popular electronics store has already started talks with smaller automakers about the idea, mainly startups. Best Buy has claimed that the “conversations are going well” and that they are excited about several partnerships, although they are unable to disclose specifics at this point in time.

Best Buy notes that it is a reasonable progression for the company since they started selling charging stations for electric cars as well as electric motorcycles of the past few years. Not only does it seem logical from this point of view, but given the fact that Best Buy receives so much traffic on a weekly basis…

Finally, A Hybrid Car That Goes 200MPH

Jaguar is planning to launch its C-X75 concept vehicle as a hybrid supercar. The C-X75 takes the cake for speed, known to achieve speeds greater than 200MPH and is expected to deliver ultra-low CO2 emissions of less than 99g/km. Finally a concept vehicle with plans through production, something that rarely happens with anything in concept form. I’ve always considered concept technology and vehicles (which I also consider tech) to be creative designs meant to innovate and inspire future creators.