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Mercedes-Benz 2012MY SLS AMG Roadster (Photos)

Mercedes-Benz 2012MY SLS AMG Roadster (Photos)

Mercedes-Benz has officially released all the details and high-res photos of the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, which will go on sale in the United States in fall of 2011 and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster comes from the 6.3L V8 front-mid engine making 563-hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transaxle transmission and a sports suspension with aluminum double wishbones and there is some photos of Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster lacked………..

By On June 2, 2011 Respond
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Pioneers AppRadio Smartphone Connected Receiver

Pioneers AppRadio Smartphone Connected Receiver

Pioneer unveils its AppRadio, integrates iOS into your automobile and it features an 800 x 400 6.1-inch multitouch capacitive display, Bluetooth connectivity and it also teams up with your iPhone or iPod touch (running iOS 4.2) via a 30-pin connector and Pioneer’s AppRadio app………

By On May 26, 2011 Respond
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Volvo To Develop Wireless Charging For EVs

Volvo To Develop Wireless Charging For EVs

The Swedish manufacturer is working with Belgian technology firm Flanders’ Drive to develop technology that would allow electric vehicles to be charged without the need for cables or power sockets and the battery is refilled wirelessly via charging plate in the road surface. As soon as drivers pull into their garage or parking spot, a charging plate that’s embedded in the ground can start the process and the system is based on inductive charging, the same process that provides juice to your electric toothbrush, a magnetic field transfers power to the car…………

By On May 23, 2011 Respond
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Grace One E-Motorbike

Grace One E-Motorbike

Grace One electric bicycle is ready for purchase and bank accounts are still preparing, but still the stacked projector headlamps remain in their aluminum housing in front of the bars. They’re a hint at the high-tech nature of this bike, which features integrated Li-ion batteries that charge in about an hour and spin a hub-mounted motor in the rear wheel for giving you a top speed of 30MPH and a range of up to 31 miles……..

By On May 22, 2011 Respond
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Google And Ford Prediction API

Google And Ford Prediction API

Google’s Prediction API lets Fords learn all about you, tell you where to go and there aren’t many details available for now but Ford was quick to stress that the Google Prediction API will be an option in its cars, not a basic feature and also any information collected will be encrypted. Ford partnering with Google is a head-scratching presenter because it seemed as if the car and light truck giant had already hitched a ride with Microsoft as its tech partner and this new technology can determine whether a weekday morning start-up is going to be a long workday commute or if a Sunday afternoon run is just a few blocks to church…………

By On May 15, 2011 Respond
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Lexus Hybrid is Based On The Toyota Prius Hybrid

Lexus Hybrid is Based On The Toyota Prius Hybrid

After having only one model of the Toyota Prius since it was introduced as a 2001 model, the company is finally making use of the Prius hybrid platform for other models. At $45,700 with all-wheel drive, the Lexus RX 450h is an expensive way to save money. A CT 200h tuned up by Gazoo Racing will compete in the Adenauer ADAC Rundstrecken-Trophy, a six hour endurance race.

By On May 14, 2011 Respond
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Jaguar C-X75 Upcoming  Hybrid, Minus the turbines production in 2013

Jaguar C-X75 Upcoming Hybrid, Minus the turbines production in 2013

Jaguar’s C-X75 concept was the most stunning car unveiled at the 2010 Paris motor show. Jaguar has announced that they will be working with Williams F1 on the creation of the car, which is set to launch in 2013. In addition to making a fast car with sleek looks to match, Jaguar hasn’t turned a blind eye to the environment either stating that it will be an eco-friendly hybrid vehicle. It boasted a hybrid power train, mixing electric motors and microturbines that would make it go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. Now Jaguar says it will build a limited production run of 250 vehicles.

By On May 8, 2011 1 Response
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Nissan NV200 Van

Nissan NV200 Van

Nissan NV200 van named NYC’s Taxi of Tomorrow, Travis Bickle cringes and the four-passenger van is slated to hit New York’s streets in late 2013, after which it will be gradually phased in on a more widespread basis.With a manufacturer suggested retail price of around $29,000, the commodious NV200 boasts a 2.0L 4-cylinder powertrain, transparent roof panel, driver navigation system, overhead reading lights and a mobile charging unit and replete with a 12V outlet and two USB ports and also Nissan placed an emphasis on passenger and pedestrian safety with front and rear-seat curtain airbags, standard traction control and an external lighting system designed to alert others when the NV200′s doors are opening……….

By On May 6, 2011 Respond
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Brammo Engage And Encite Electric Motorcycles

Brammo Engage And Encite Electric Motorcycles

Brammo announces Engage and Encite electric motorcycles, taking it to the dirt with six speeds both specifically designed to handle questionable terrain.The Engage is a full-sized dirtbike, available in both motorcross and also supermoto and supermoto.It starts at $9,995 for the on or off road racing versions and then steps up to $11,995 for the street-legal SMS Super Moto………..

By On May 4, 2011 Respond
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Alpha Bike Concept

Alpha Bike Concept

A team of University of Pennsylvania mechanical engineering students have been working on a prototype bike that boasts a bunch of innovations, it’s called ALPHA, is completely enclosed inside the frame and the rear wheel hub contains a three-speed gearbox and also there’s an electronic clutch allowing you to switch between fixed-gear mode and freewheel mode.This bike has an LCD screen mounted on the handlebars to display stats that can be downloaded via a removable SD card………….

By On May 2, 2011 Respond
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Mini Cooper Connected App

Mini Cooper Connected App

Mini Cooper Connected app adjusts music based on driving style, stops when airbags deploy and opens the door to the next level of intelligent networking.Latest MINI Connected App with new entertainment features – Integration of the Apple iPhone enables use of innovative services using the on-board control system and a smartphone………….

By On April 30, 2011 3 Responses
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Toyota and WiTricity Joins For OTA Car Charging

Toyota and WiTricity Joins For OTA Car Charging

Toyota and WiTricity to develop new wireless charging tech that requires no contact and WiTricity’s current technology is comparable to standard Level 2 fast charge technology, providing up to 3.3 kilowatts of power.The young Massachusetts-based company is pushing resonance technology, which charges electronics without contact and is supposedly more efficient than induction-based charging and this new partnership ups the ante, adding electric vehicles to the list of chargeable devices, a vision of the future where Prius batteries can be filled wirelessly……….

By On April 29, 2011 Respond
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Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

Los Angeles pilot program offers up to $2,000 off EV charging stations and will apparently be expanded soon enough, however with the city promising to begin accepting additional applications on May 1st, and eventually cover up to 5,000 EV chargers.Those receiving the rebate will also be required to participate in the LADWP’s Residential Time-of-Use Rate that offers discounts for charging during off-peak hours and the city will monitoring charging patterns in an effort to determine how to best allocate resources…………..

By On April 27, 2011 Respond
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Coulomb Technologies On The ChargePoint Network

Coulomb Technologies On The ChargePoint Network

ChargePoint lets you reserve electric charging stations, cuts down on alternative fueling fistfights and the Coulomb Technologies-run site displays charging stations on a Google Map with a colored pin letting you know in real-time whether someone is currently topping off their Tesla.The cost of charging is determined by the station’s manager and appointments can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance, the site has some serious competition on the EV charging map, courtesy of the newly launched GeoEVSE, a collaboration between US Department of Energy, Google, and 80 other companies…….

By On April 26, 2011 Respond
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Buick IntelliLink Coming For Regal, LaCrosse And Verano

Buick IntelliLink Coming For Regal, LaCrosse And Verano

GM has expanded the connectivity system to include the 2012 Buick Verano, Regal and LaCrosse along with the 2012 GMC Terrain and has changed the branding of its SYNC competitor to IntelliLink for Buick and GMC models, although the features and functionality remain the same.It allow users to control phone functionality, radio stations and MP3 players through a natural language system, while Gracenote pulls in track listings and album art, Pandora, Stitcher and XM stream the tunes and a standard rear-vision camera, lets you keep tabs on what’s coming up from behind………..

By On April 23, 2011 1 Response
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