Archive for January, 2011

First Pictures Of The New Hybrid Ferrari F150

Ferrari unveiled their 2011 Formula 1 challenger yesterday, called the Ferrari F150 the F1 car features the much touted KERS hybrid system. The F150 was named to mark the 150th anniversary of Italian unification, a fitting tribute from the car company that unites all of Italy in both its wins and its losses. Lanjut →

GM To Increase Chevy Volt Production By 1100%

The CEO of GM, Daniel F. Akerson, announced Tuesday that he is aiming to produce 120,000 Chevy Volts in 2012, a 1100% expansion over the 10,000 Volts planned for 2011. GM had initially hoped to produce 45,000 Volts in 2012 but due to runaway demand has increased the production quota as well as going on the record to say that the Volt will be available in all 50 US states by the Autumn of this year. Lanjut →

Obama Wants 1 Million Electric Cars On The Road By 2015 – Can It Be Done?

Obama came out strongly in favour of electric cars during his State of the Union yesterday, going so far as to say he wants to see 1 million EVs of the road by 2015, just 4 years from now. The US currently offers a federal tax incentive of $7,500 USD for each electric car purchase, similar offers are in place in most European countries and in both China and Japan. Lanjut →

Tesla Model X SUV Coming This Year

Elon Musk has gone on the record saying that the forthcoming Tesla Model X SUV will be publicly shown this year, possibly in Q3, indicating that Tesla is further along in the electric SUV’s development than many had predicted. Lanjut →

The 261 MPG VW Formula XL1 Production Prototype

The engineers at Volkswagen are claiming that the above Formula XL1 Prototype has a mpg rating of 261, a staggeringly high rating if it turns out to be true. The hybrid car is set to be unveiled at the Qatar Motor Show this week, an interesting choice of show for a car designed to drastically cut oil consumption and the resulting demand for oil from the Middle East. Lanjut →

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