Not long from now, motorists in Johannesburg – and eventually the rest of the country – will be introduced to a system that will allow them to switch between a hybrid and a petroleum system. [Read more…]
Pretoria – As the world battles to find ways to avoid the threat of climate change, South Africa says it will also show how vehicles powered by renewable energy could contribute to cutting carbon emissions. [Read more…]
Global Sales Of Lexus Hybrids Pass Half-Million Milestone
– Lexus has sold more than 506.000 hybrid vehicles since 2005
– RX 400h/450h rank as best sellers (259,000) followed by CT 200h (122,000)
– European sales already at 126,000, (32,700 in the UK) representing about 25 per cent of global hybrid total
Since the first RX 400h took to the road in 2005, through to the end of November this year, Lexus has sold more than 506,000 vehicles equipped with its Lexus Hybrid Drive system. There has been a steady increase in sales, with expansion of the hybrid range taking the technology into new parts of the market, reaching new customers. [Read more…]
Zenith, a leading UK independent leasing and fleet management company, has reported very positive feedback from a trial of electric vehicles. The trial does indicate that electric vehicles have a future in business transport. [Read more…]
Eco driving = Fun? The two are not normally put together but that could all change with the launch of the AA’s new Eco Driving App. This fun, challenge based, app could help to improve your driving techniques and see you save an average of between 10 and 20 percent on fuel bills. [Read more…]
Battery electric commuter vehicle launching summer 2012 in the U.S. Honda unveiled the all-new 2013 Fit EV at the Los Angeles Auto Show and announced plans to begin leasing the 123 city-mile per charge (76 mile range combined adjusted city/highway)1 battery electric commuter vehicle in the U.S in summer 2012.
As a man who has held the electric land speed record for more than 10 years, Don Walesis arguably the ideal competitor to take part in theRAC Future Car Challenge.
Wales, who is the nephew of Donald Campbell CBE and grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell, has been maintaining the Campbell record-breaking tradition since establishing the UK Land Speed Record for an electric car in 2000 in his vehicle Bluebird, at a speed of 137mph. His record remains unbroken. [Read more…]
Governments’ hugely expensive plans to induce motorists to convert from vehicles driven by fossil fuels to those powered by electricity have become a farce.
In the US only about 3 per cent of people planning to buy a new car would even consider General Motors’ highly-publicized Volt, only a few thousand of which have been sold since it was launched last December. Not surprising, really, considering that even after a federal subsidy of $7,500, the Volt has a sticker price of $41,000 and gets only 56 kms on a single battery charge. [Read more…]