More than 13,000 Austin city employees have the opportunity to use the car2go smart vehicles not only for business but also for private use. Billing is handled with the same degree of simplicity and flexibility as every aspect of car2go – the rates are all-inclusive: fuel, maintenance, insurance, miles and parking. A car2go service team on the ground will handle daily maintenance of the vehicles. Read more about this great car2go car-sharing program.
Archives for the ‘Clean Car Talk Posts’ Category
Ashok Leyland is one of India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturing companies and is a part of the Hinduja Group. Ashok Leyland is based in Chennai, India and focuses mostly on the medium and heavy commercial vehicle segment of the market. Enjoying healthy market share and a full range of offers from 18 to 52 seater passenger transport buses, Ashok Leyland is on a steady run towards being a market leader, and is aiming for expansion into foreign markets.
Nissan North America announced that the Nissan LEAF zero-emission, all-electric car will make its North American debut in Los Angeles on Nov. 13. The Los Angeles showing will be the first time people in the United States will be able to see the five-passenger, five-door, gasoline-free car, which is embarking on a nationwide tour. Other Nissan LEAF appearance dates and city locations are included.
The REVA NXR, a new lithium-ion powered electric car from REVA Electric Car Company (REVA), is scheduled to go into production early 2010. Also unveiled at the Frankfurt International Motor Show was REVA’s showcar, the REVA NXG (NeXt Generation), the company’s 2011 model. Customers can register their interest in either vehicle on the online priority list by paying a refundable 500 euro (US$ 727) fee today.
Hindustan Motors Limited or HML is one of the pioneers of India’s automobile industry. While there are no plans yet for hybrids or electric cars in the near future, HML’s new CNG cars and trucks are becoming available among its wide range of passenger cars, trucks, SUVs.
Let’s forget clean driving and the environment for a moment. There’s a more pressing issue. Ford Motor Company recently commissioned an online survey on texting while driving. There are so-called hands-free driving laws or cell phone driving laws are already in effect in many states, but maybe the problem needs to be solved in a different way.
Leading vehicle manufacturers in fuel cell technology – Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation/Opel, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, the alliance Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation – signed a joint statement to the development and market introduction of electric vehicles with fuel cells with a Letter of Understanding (LoU.)
Second generation electric smart fortwo aims for November 2009 rollout to leasing customers in major cities for a four-year 60,000 km (37,300 miles) test runs, and a 2012 availability at dealers. Specs include efficient lithium-ion battery, 30 kW electric motor, 120 Nm (88.5 ft-lbs) of torque, and a range of 84 miles per charge.
China FAW Group Corporation is currently billed as the number one automobile maker in China, and is also one of the oldest in the industry. With several hybrid projects in the work, FAW is aggressively pushing electric and hybrid vehicles to China’s market.
Mercedes-Benz is expected to bring out the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid for 2010 with anticipated 46 mpg performance and a respectable low emission of 134 grams per km of carbon dioxide CO2.