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Alfa Romeo MiTo with MultiAir revolutionary technology

Just a year after the celebrations for the Centenary and as ever a synonym of refined technologies and high performance engines, Alfa Romeo announces the marketing from September of the Alfa Romeo MiTo with 1.4 Turbo petrol MultiAir engines, the revolutionary technology developed and patented by FPT – Fiat Powertrain T

Revolve Technologies announces new technical collaboration plans for future engine technologies

Revolve Technologies, formerly Roush Technologies, will use its debut appearance at Engine Expo in Stuttgart next week as the launch platform for its new formal collaborative technical partnership with Ford Component Sales and Swedish engine management systems specialist, Nira Control AB. The partnership between the three organisations has been established to bring to market a range of fully certified Ford diesel and gasoline engines, being devel

The ESF 2009 Experimental Safety Vehicle

The ESF 2009 is the first Experimental Safety Vehicle Mercedes-Benz has built since 1974. Like its historic predecessors, it attractively combines trailblazing innovations in the field of safety and makes the progress achieved visible. Integrating all the ideas and implementing them for a clear appreciation was an extraordinary challenge for the team in the test vehicle workshops. The go-ahead for the ESF was given in October 2008, and the decision was received with great enthusiasm in the test workshop: "Making

Ford and Hydro-Quebec Work Together to Develop Electric Vehicles

Ford Motor Company and Hydro-Québec announced today that Hydro-Québec has joined a North America wide demonstration and research program on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Ford, in collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), is undertaking a three-year test program on the Ford Escape PHEV designed to develop and evaluate technical approaches for integrating PHEVs into the electric grid. EPRI has identified nine u

GM Opens Most Technologically Advanced Automotive Battery Lab in The U.S.

General Motors expanded its significant battery research and development capabilities today by opening the largest and most technologically advanced battery lab in the United States on its Technical Center campus here. The new Global Battery Systems Lab will lead GM's global advanced battery engineering resources and expedite the introduction of electrically driven vehicles, including the Chevrolet Volt, as well as plug-in hybrid and hybrid-el

Lamborghini got GREEN Ambitions

Automobili Lamborghini announces its intention to complete its program of environmental sustainability in record time by presenting new plans which will enable the company: • to achieve a 30% reduction, by the year 2010, in the CO2 emissions produced by its factory • to achieve a 35% reduction, by the year 2015, in the CO2 emissions produced by its vehicles The plans for reducing emissions will thus involve two areas: modifications to the Lamborghini factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, and d

Mitsubishi to bring new-generation i-MiEV to market

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today, on World Environment Day, unveiled the production version of the i-MiEV new-generation electric vehicle (EV), describing it as "the pioneer that will open the door to the next 100 years of our automobile society." The i-MiEV will go on sale on the Japanese market in late July of thi

Three newly developed efficient recruitments in the C-Class engine range

Three newly developed engines with direct injection will make the Mercedes-Benz C-Class even more efficient. They raise performance and driving enjoyment to a new level, while demonstrating exemplary economy and environmental compatibility. The new engines impress with a low fuel consumption, and therefore exemplary environmental compatibility, while delivering a high output and therefore outstanding driving pleasure. The new C 220 CDI BlueEFF

Mitsubishi Wraps Up special ClearTec Colt

Mitsubishi has released the first images of its Colt ClearTec, which has been specially wrapped for its forthcoming outing at this year’s Revolve Eco-Rally on Monday 8th June. The full-vehicle wrap has been specially designed to highlight the funky design of the car, along with the key message that Mitsubishi’s ClearTec environmental technologies make a huge difference to CO2 emissions and increased MPG without having to compromise on performance at high costs. The Colt CZ2 ClearTec reduces CO2 emissions by 2

Subaru Plug-in STELLA EV in Japan from the late July

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced the launch of its Subaru Plug-in STELLA electric vehicle (EV), which is equipped with a high-performance lithium-ion battery. The model will be sold in Japan directly through FHI. Delivery will start from late July and around 170 units o

BMW Emergency Stop Assistant

BMW Group Research and Technology are developing an Emergency Stop Assistant, which enhances road safety in the event of a medical emergency. The Emergency Stop Assistant is part from research project titled "SmartSenior - intelligent services for senior citizens" launched from The Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany. Safety in an emergency Older people with intermittent cardiovascular problems frequently no longer trust their abilities at the wheel. This doubt stems from

Audi A3 range expanded with the new 1.6 TDI engine

With its new 1.6 TDI engines, Audi demonstrates once again that driving pleasure and efficiency are not mutually exclusive. With consumption of just 4.1 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (57.37 US mpg), the A3 1.6 TDI with an output of 77 kW (105 hp) emits a mere 109 grams of CO2 per kilometer (175 g/mile). These exc