What’s energy-efficient, good-looking and sports a 3-pointed star? The brand new Mercedes Benz B-Class Electric Drive of course! The German automobile bigwig recently showed off its latest bundle of joy on four wheels, complete with a Tesla-developed electric motor and a 28-kWH lithium-ion battery! The new Benz produces 177 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque and is capable of crossing the 60mph mark in a pleasing 7.9 seconds. Sporting a range of 85 miles on a full and satisfied belly, the B-Class Electric Drive seems to have checked all the requirements of a nifty contemporary ride.Continue reading
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When BMW first unveiled its electric city car, the i3, the automotive world pretty much stopped in its tracks to have a long look at what this German manufacturer has brought to the table. The well-deserving car has now bagged prestigious titles, including the Green Car of the Year and the Car Design of the Year at the World Car of the Year Awards at the 2014 New York Auto Show.Continue reading
Have you ever come across a motorcycle that looks nothing less than a ferocious bug before? No? Neither have we! This is just one of the reasons why the swanky new Johammer J1 is so eye-catching. The electric motorcycle is the first of its breed to reach the promised 200 kilometer range and owes it all to Johammer Motorcycles’ innovative and power-efficient energy supply system. The motorcycle sports a newly developed battery system, an aluminum middle frame, a high power battery pack and lots more!Continue reading
Aah, Tesla. That cheerful automaker that has managed to silence most of its peers with its revolutionary electric cars has done it again. The company’s Model S has won favor globally from car aficionados, who’ve crowned it to be one of greenest ways to ride. The car has been extremely well received in Norway and nearly 1493 Model Ss were sold in the country just last month alone! That’s twice as much as the number of VW Golfs sold last month!Continue reading
One of the many reasons petrol-heads despise electric cars, despite the fact that they perform equally well as their gas-guzzling counterparts, is the fact that most EVs are as silent as mice and when it comes to the supercar domain, the more the noise, the bigger the head turner! To put an extremely long sentence into perspective, German automaker BMW understands how important it is for a supercar to roar and has given its brainchild, the BMW i8, a distinct growl. When switched into Sport Mode, the car begins to produce quite an ear-pleasing sound, despite the fact that it possesses a smaller gas-powered engine.Continue reading
As an accompaniment to the market launch of the A3 e tron, Audi is offering customers in Germany green electricity – Audi energy. With Audi energy, the A3 e tron is totally emission-free when operated electrically. The power all comes from renewable energy sources and is generated exclusively at hydro-electric power stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Audi A3 e‑tron can be recharged when parked at your home with Audi energy. At the same time, the entire household is supplied with eco-friendly electric power.
Seems like Bhutan isn’t the only nation in the world with ambitious plans of turning its transport system greener in the near future. Far north, the Scandinavian nation of Norway will become the first country in the world with one electric vehicle on the road for every 100 cars! The Tesla Model S showed up in Norway some time ago and impressed Norwegians so much, that the electric vehicle topped monthly sales charts! Shortly after, the Nissan LEAF also turned hugely popular and was crowned a bestseller in October 2013.
Driving and electric car isn’t something to suit everyone’s taste buds, until we finally run out of fossil fuels and human kind has no other alternative means to get around that is. So, to keep the gas-guzzling folk happy, Audi has come up with a smart way to keep fuel consumption and carbon emissions low. The system, installed in a test Audi A6, literally hooks up with traffic lights in the vicinity and can help predict when a light is expected to turn green, keeping idling time to a minimum.
A while ago, we came across news of Bhutan’s plans to go green. The beautiful Himalayan country seems to have kept up with its plans to give nature a hug and has recently teamed up with Nissan to achieve its ambitious goal. Nissan will help Bhutan build an electric-vehicle fleet and put its expertise in building green cars to the best use! “There is a lot of courage, a lot of will, a lot of vision behind the Prime Minister of Bhutan’s positioning on the electric car and I feel good about supporting this,” said Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn.
One of the world’s biggest automobile manufacturers, the Volkswagen Group, doesn’t mind spending a few bucks occasionally in going green. And by a few bucks, we mean roughly about €10.2 billion! The company is investing more in energy-efficient and eco-friendly vehicles, to help lighten its own carbon footprint and give mankind cleaner ways to travel. Currently, the Volkswagen Group has 54 model variants to offer, each of which emit less than 100 grams CO2/km!