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Volkswagen XL1 Concept Car Stretches Milage To 262 MPG

Volkswagen XL1 Concept Car Stretches Milage To 262 MPG

Volkswagen XL1, which was first unveiled at the Qatar Motor Show in 2011, is being said to be the world’s most fuel-efficient car. However, after enormous tests lately it’s been confirmed that the Volkswagen XL1 can go 262MPG (miles per gallon) average which is enough to drive from L.A. to San Francisco.

By On July 10, 2013 1 Response
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BMW i3 May Reach The US In January 2014, Costs Around $34500

BMW i3 May Reach The US In January 2014, Costs Around $34500

Car maker BMW unveiled the concept of i3, the most advanced and futuristic electric car, in 2011. The good news is BMW i3 may reach the US in January next year.

By On July 9, 2013 Respond
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Are Electric Cars Environmentally Green Enough?

Are Electric Cars Environmentally Green Enough?

Instead of making cars that run on gasoline or petrol, now a days, car makers have inclined to make electric vehicles (EVs). There is no doubt that electric cars are more beneficial to people from different points of view, but the bitter truth is electric cars don’t solve the automobile’s environmental problems.

By On July 2, 2013 Respond
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Auto Dealers Back Bills To Try And Shut Down Tesla Sales In NYC

Auto Dealers Back Bills To Try And Shut Down Tesla Sales In NYC

When it comes to marketing and selling its automobiles, Tesla is quite unique. The company does not rely on any third-party car dealerships and sells its cars directly through its own showrooms. Since that hurt automobile dealers, the lobby is backing bills which would ban such sales in New York.

By On June 24, 2013 Respond
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White House Petition Launched To Ban Straight Men From Driving

White House Petition Launched To Ban Straight Men From Driving

Women have taken their stand against people vouching for more restrictive clothing for women to prevent potential distractions for men. A petition has been filed on the WhiteHouse.gov “We The People” site asking straight men to banned from driving.

By On June 13, 2013 Respond
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Nearly 40 Percent Of Designated Drivers Drink Before Driving, Study Finds

Nearly 40 Percent Of Designated Drivers Drink Before Driving, Study Finds

The concept of a designated driver is a very, very simple one; that is, the person who is designated to not drink and to drive his/her companions home at the end of the night. Interestingly, a new study conducted in a Florida college town has found that nearly 40 percent of designated drivers drink before driving.

By On June 13, 2013 Respond
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Students Made A Car That Runs On Tweets, Likes And Shares

Students Made A Car That Runs On Tweets, Likes And Shares

Imagine a car that is run by Twitter updates, Facebook likes and Instagram shares. As fantastical as this may appear, such a car has become a reality, thanks to a group of students at Kansas City. These students tweaked a Volkswagen so that it runs only when it has enough ‘social media’ fuel.

By On May 28, 2013 Respond
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Bicyclist Sets A World Speed Record Of 163 MPH!

Bicyclist Sets A World Speed Record Of 163 MPH!

How fast do you think a bicyclist can go while riding a bicycle? 50 mph …? 93 mph …? 127 mph …? Nothing is impossible. But French cyclist François Gissy has broken the land speed record on a bicycle by attaching a hydrogen-peroxide rocket to the frame and reached to a top speed of 163 mph (263 kmph)!

By On May 25, 2013 Respond
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11 Out Of 13 Small SUVs Perform Bad In Front-End Crash Tests

11 Out Of 13 Small SUVs Perform Bad In Front-End Crash Tests

During the design phase, car makers perform many types of crash tests to measure their endurance. These crash tests help make safer cars. Recently in a test, it has been found that only 2 out of 13 small SUVs do well in front-end crashes!

By On May 19, 2013 Respond
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Bosch Unveils Power Max Electric Vehicle Charger For $450

Bosch Unveils Power Max Electric Vehicle Charger For $450

Although the electric vehicle prices are coming down, but the cost of chargers has always belonged in the $1,000-$2,000 range. Bosch is offering a level 2 industry breakthrough Power Max that combines fast 240V charging with increased affordability at a price of $450 only. The package includes 16 amp charging and a 12 foot cord.

By On May 12, 2013 Respond
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General Motors To Start Selling Internet Connected Cars In 2014

General Motors To Start Selling Internet Connected Cars In 2014

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said on a conference call on Thursday that the car-maker will start selling internet capable cars from 2014. Akerson hopes to increase its target demographics with the new internet capable cars.

By On May 6, 2013 Respond
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Study: Voice Apps Don’t Make Texting While Driving Any Safer

Study: Voice Apps Don’t Make Texting While Driving Any Safer

In order to avoid road accidents, for long time drivers have been advised not to text anyone while driving. But almost no one seemed to follow that advice. As people were not able or not interested to restrain themselves from texting while driving, so to keep their eyes focused on road, hands-free texting using voice-operated technology was legalized. Recently a study has found that drivers who use a voice recognition application to compose their text messages are just as distracted as drivers who choose to manually text while driving.

By On April 28, 2013 Respond
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Hyundai Demos Manned Flying Car At IDEA Festival

Hyundai Demos Manned Flying Car At IDEA Festival

You might have seen the world’s first high-speed amphibious vehicle, named Quadski, that can run on land as well as on water. This time, South Korean car maker Hyundai has showcased a futuristic concept car that can hover above old-fashioned cars and this concept may encourage car makers to build flying cars for future.

By On April 21, 2013 Respond
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Hitachi’s ROPITS – A Small Self-Driving Car

Hitachi’s ROPITS – A Small Self-Driving Car

At present, almost every automobile makers are busy in developing electric vehicles. The automobile makers’ goal is to attract people through their phenomenal work. However, Japanese multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate company Hitachi has unveiled a tiny electric car called ROPITS which has been specially designed for the old citizens & physically disabled citizens.

By On March 24, 2013 Respond
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GM Recalling 33,700 Cars Because Of Software Glitch

GM Recalling 33,700 Cars Because Of Software Glitch

Today’s vehicles have more electronics in them than ever, from cabin tech to powertrain controls. While these advances have made cars safer, more convenient and reliable for the most part, there can sometimes be unintended consequences when these sub-systems don’t function as intended. Something like that has happened with General Motors’ 2013 Buick LaCrosse sedans and Cadillac SRX crossover. The U.S. automaker has recalled around 34,000 cars due to faulty software.

By On March 22, 2013 Respond
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