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    Volkswagen uses a Ducati motorcycle engine inside the ‘most fuel-efficient production car’

    vw-xl-sport-ducati-supperleggera-1Volkswagen hasn’t stopped dreaming about unleashing the most fuel-efficient production car known to mankind. To fuel its dreams, the automaker recently revisited the XL1 by popping inside a two-cylinder engine, basically a Ducati Superleggera V-Twin unit! Sporting a new chassis based on motorsports, titanium and magnesium-alloy components and lots of futuristic upgrades, the car produces 197 hp to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and touching an ultimate top speed of 270 km/h. The new car is called the XL Sport!

    Posted in Transport on October 6, 2014
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    France to play home to rent-worthy electric three-wheelers with Toyota’s upcoming project

    toyota-i-roadThe French like doing things differently. Which is why, soon this nation full of love and champagne will begin playing home to extremely bizarre but seemingly cool three-wheeled buggies. From next month onwards, Toyota and Grenoble will give folks in France an opportunity to ride on these electric vehicles. 70 EVs like these will be up for rent for short periods of time, allowing citizens to enjoy a quick joy ride.

    Posted in Transport on September 19, 2014
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    Quant begins testing salt-water-powered electric supercar in Germany

    quant-1Salt has always been an essential to the food industry, but little did we know that the automobile world would soon begin leaning on it too. A recent news report made us drop our recycled cups of coffee on our hipster chinos and we’re quite sure it’ll have the same effect on you! From what we’ve read, a company called Nanoflowcell has received official approval to test its e-Sportlimousine on the roads from German. So what’s special about this? The Quant e-Sportlimousine electric car is powered by salt water!

    Posted in Transport on September 19, 2014
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    Electric bus charges at bus-stops with a rapid charger

    electric-bus-1Electric buses have always been considered as one of the cleanest ways to get people around town. However, with technology being extremely limited these days, most electric buses have been confined to fixed routes with overhead cables juicing them up. Instead, we’ve come across a concept electric bus that sports a rapid-charger, enabling the vehicle to juice up in less than a minute. This will enable the bus to charge at bus-stops while passengers board and alight!

    Posted in Transport on September 9, 2014
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    World’s fastest sidecar, the Killajoule, breaks records at 389.219 km/h!

    killajoule-1Just when we’d begun to imagine that electric vehicles have finally reached their speed thresholds, the Killajoule has managed to leave us astounded again. Built by Eva Håkansson, the Killajoule has been crowned as the ‘World’s Fastest Electric Sidecar’, touching a top speed of 389.219 km/h at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. The side-car managed to achieve a two-way average of 387.328 km/h, leading to Håkansson bagging the crown for the ‘World’s Quickest Female on a Motorbike’.

    Posted in Transport on September 5, 2014
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    Michigan-based startup develops a revolutionary range-extended battery for EVs

    chevrolet-voltOne of the biggest challenges of turning over the automobile industry to motors powered by electricity is the limitations of battery packs available today. Researchers and car manufacturers together have been working on range-extended batteries that will require EV users to visit charging stations less often than they do today. A Michigan-based startup called Sakti3 has recently stumbled across a battery chemistry that is said to increase the energy density of regular lithium-ion batteries by two times!

    Posted in Transport on August 30, 2014
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    Tesla hopes to deliver 100,000 new electric cars to the world in 2015

    Tesla-Model-S-RedTesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, has the knack of shaking up the automobile world with nearly everything he says. Most recently, this eccentric individual announced that the car company he heads will deliver 100,000 electric vehicles in 2015! This simple and very practical and attainable announcement sent up Tesla’s stock five percent. In 2013 and 2014, Tesla delivered 22,000 vehicles and 35,000 vehicles respectively and this jump to 100,000 is a big leap for the electric car manufacturer.

    Posted in Transport on August 6, 2014
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    Team Sunswift sets the world record for the world’s fastest long-range electric vehicle!

    sunswift-1Long-range electric cars aren’t particularly known for higher speeds. However, the Australian team Sunswift has managed to beat the world record for the world’s fastest long-range electric vehicle with its solar-powered contraption, travelling at speeds of up to 62 mph for a distance of 310 miles! To do so, the Sunswift team used its Sunswift eVe vehicle.

    Posted in Transport on July 29, 2014
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    Nanoflowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine electric car uses electrolyte tanks instead of batteries!

    nanoflowcell-quant-e-1Tesla Motors managed to leave the world jaw-dropped when it first showed off the Model S. What surprised us more however, was the fact that the company managed to keep up with its promise of delivering a world-class car that’s environment friendly, and continuous to do so, even today. Following in the Tesla Model S’s footsteps is the Nanoflowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine, a car that grabbed second looks at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

    Posted in Transport on July 25, 2014
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    Mercedes Benz unleashes the electric B-Class ED in the United States

    2014-b-class-electric-drive-3Mercedes Benz has finally brought its first electric contraption to the U.S. shores! Christened the Mercedes Benz B-Class ED, this mean machine promises to keep the air clean while enabling owners to ride in luxury and comfort. The car has been brought to the country by the Daimler division which also sells battery-electric Smart ForTwo vehicles. The car will be made available first in 10 coastal states, including California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Maine.

    Posted in Transport on July 25, 2014
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