The US general aviation aircraft industry is likely to see a major change in the near future as diesel engines are more than likely to replace traditional kerosene engines used today. In fact major makers of aircraft and aviation engines have already announced development of diesel engines that will be used in aircraft in the near future so the first diesel-powered airplanes are just around the corner.
The reason for the change is quite si
Toyota is researching ways to keep the driver focused on the road without sacrificing any of the benefits offered by sophisticated on-board information systems. The Japan manufacturer is working with Microsoft and Infosys in a co-project named DARV 1.5, the latest generation of Toyota’s Driver Awareness Research Vehicle.
DARV 1.5 is a fully functioning car that provides a working platform for studying the dynamics of driver distraction. A development of the original MPV-based DAR-V, it is equipped with Micro
Volkswagen has finally delivered the first XL1 to a German customer. The remarkable engineering achievement (XL1) took years of development. Still, it has been whipped by a lot of eco-friendly vehicles, which cost significantly less than €110,000.
The manufacturer didn’t comment anything interesting about the significant event. The car boasts an onyx white exterior and a titan black and pearl gray interior.
Volkswagen XL1 is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain including a 0.8 liter two-cylinder TDI en
Toyota is undertaking significant developments in the laboratory and on the race track. The aim – to make next steps in the evolution of hybrid power, which will be utilized in hybrid vehicles such as Prius and Camry. The company is targeting improvements in performance and fuel efficiency. The first step has been already made with the announcement of new generation of computer chips that have the potential to boost the fuel efficiency by 10 per cent. At the same time they also significantly red
BMW has published a nice promotional video of the incredible i8 hybrid sports car. It features a lot of Efficient Dynamics technologies, which aim to make the vehicle faster and more economical. Weight saving is one of the key characteristics, so the BMW i8 is able to combine dynamics and efficiency.
2014 BMW i8 is powered by a 1.5 liter three-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine – 231HP (170 kW) and 320Nm (236 lb-ft) powering the rear wheels and an electric motor – 131HP (96 kW) and 25
Nissan has announced the pricing of the revolutionary e-NV200 - the 100% electric van that will change the LCV market forever. The model combines the exceptional all-round capability and versatility.
It will hit the market in July in both panel van and five-seat combi form, and in two distinct trim levels, the groundbreaking newcomer offers exceptional running cost savings over a conventional diesel van, making it an unbeatable proposition for businesses large and small.
Volkswagen US has presented 2015 e-Golf, which the first fully electric vehicle for the country. It is stated to go on sale in the fourth quarter of this year. The all-new model is a part of a structured powertrain strategy that will lead to the introduction of new and highly efficient drive systems, and is part of Volkswagen’s holistic approach to sustainability called Think Blue.
2015 e-Golf is available in four-door form only and is immediately recognizable by its unique aluminum-alloy
MG is going to celebrate their 90th anniversary with an all-new model called Dynamo Concept. The electric vehicle is developed by SAIC's European Design and Technical Center and "encompasses the latest in design and engineering technology."
The manufacturer didn’t release any further specifications, but said that the concept was created to "fully understand European market demand for a small, electric MG". Still, the Dynamo Concept EV will feature LED fog lights, a sloping roofline and fi
Porsche 919 is officially unveiled in Geneva, which means that the manufacturer is actually returning in Le Mans competition. The LMP1 car packs all latest technologies as well as extremely powerful and economical drivetrain and super lightweight chassis.
The drivetrain consists of a newly developed single-turbo V4 2.0-liter direct-injection gasoline engine working with a front axle-mounted electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. The V4 engine revs up to 9,000RPM and sends the power to the rear wheels
Audi Sport has developed a fundamentally new Le Mans prototype that corresponds to the Technical Regulations for 2014 and is designed for maximum efficiency. The new Audi R18 e-Tron Quattro is being tested on the race track where all new Le Mans prototypes of the manufacturer have had to prove their worth - at Sebring racetrack.
“We’ve reached a crucial stage in this project,” commented Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich.
“After building the first prototype, testing on variou
Honda has announced that the 2014 Fit/Jazz Hybrid is going to achieve a fuel economy of 2.7 liters / 100 km (102.8 mpg UK or 85.6 mpg US). The all-new Fit Hybrid is scheduled to be introduced and go on sale in Japan this September.
The all-new Fit Hybrid will be the first model to be equipped with the SPORT HYBRID*3 Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive (i-DCD), Honda's lightweight and compact one-motor hybrid system suited for small-sized vehicles. Although this is a one motor hybrid system, this system realized th
Volkswagen has published a nice video showing the futuristic XL1 cruising across London. The manufacturers says that the XL1 is world’s most fuel-efficient production hybrid car capable of doing 313 mpg UK – 0.9 liters / 100 km.
While one XL1 made its way to the Goodwood Festival of Speed to take pride of place on the Volkswagen stand and make its way up the famous hill climb, another crossed the capital, heading to Buckingham Palace where it will be displayed as part of the Coronation Festival this weekend