|The Audi tron family: New technologies for the mobility of the future|
|• Audi A3 Sportback e-tron: sporty plug-in hybrid |
• Audi A3 Sportback g-tron: optimum carbon footprint
• Audi tron models combine driving pleasure with sustainability
One of the strategic corporate objectives of Audi is to develop technologies that combine driving fun with sustainability. It seeks solutions that strike a balance between individual mobility on the one hand and economy, ecology and the requirements of Audi customers on the other. The models of the Audi ...[Read more...]
|HEY, DOC! SEWAGE, BEER AND FOOD SCRAPS CAN POWER CHEVROLET'S BI-FUEL IMPALA|
|DETROIT – Trash to fuel, the stuff of the 1980s sci-fi comedy movie trilogy 'Back to the Future,' is now a reality. The 2015 Bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala – not a tricked-out DeLorean – really can run on leftovers, table scraps and, oh, yeah, grains from brewing beer.
Cleveland-based quasar energy group uses organic waste to produce a renewable energy source known as biogas, which is then converted into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) – one of two fuels that can power the 2015 Chevrolet Bi-fue...[Read more...]|
|FORD AND SAMSUNG RESEARCH NEXT-GENERATION BATTERY TECHNOLOGY|
|◾Dual-battery system research combines lithium-ion with lead-acid batteries enabling regenerative braking and greater fuel savings
◾Ford and Samsung SDI research new ultra-lightweight lithium-ion battery concept that could one day render traditional lead-acid batteries obsolete
◾Leveraging innovation in consumer electronics batteries may lead to reductions in size and weight of automotive batteries, as well as increased efficiencies and capability
Ford Motor Company and Samsung SDI, an affi...[Read more...]|
|VOLVO TRUCKS TO SHOWCASE NATURAL GAS AND DME-POWERED TRUCKS AT ACT EXPO 2014|
| ||Volvo Trucks will showcase a compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNL daycab and a prototype dimethyl ether (DME)-powered VNL daycab in booth No. 1633 at next week's Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America's largest alternative fuel and clean vehicle technology conference.
The CNG and DME-powered vehicles are a sampling of Volvo Trucks' 'Blue Power' natural gas strategy for North America.
Volvo currently offers CNG and liquefied natural gas (LNG) -powered versio...[Read more...]|
|Grand finale for Audi: WEC season's last round in the desert|
|• Audi travels to Bahrain as early Endurance Champions |
• Parting with the current Audi R18 e-tron quattro
• Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich: 'Achieved everything there was to be achieved'
Audi's endurance race team led by Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich and Chris Reinke, Head of LMP, has achieved all sporting aims in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) early this season. Therefore, the finale on November 30 will be the icing on the cake for Audi Sport Team Jo...[Read more...]
|Chevrolet, GMC Announce Bi-Fuel Pickup Pricing|
|Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra bi-fuel pickups available for order April 19
Chevrolet and GMC extended cab heavy-duty pickup trucks with a bi-fuel option will sell for $11,000 above the suggested base-vehicle price. Fleet and retail customers can place orders for the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD beginning Thursday (April 19).
The pickups, which run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and gasoline, have a Vortec 6.0L V8 engine that seamlessly transitions betwe...[Read more...]|