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Renault reveals its hybrid car: ONDELIOS

Ondelios is powered by a hybrid powerplant which combines a more powerful 205hp (150kW) version of the 2.0 dCi engine, with two 20kW electric motors at the front and rear. They operate in mild hybrid mode, giving the engine extra boost as required. They use a brake and boost system, recovering energy during braking then delivering it to the engine to boost...

The LPG fuel is a new craze among motorists in 2008

Since early 2008, motorists have a renewed enthusiasm for LPG fuel. Indeed, on the first half of the year, the number of vehicles converted to run on LPG was up 25% (nearly 2 300 vehicles) compared to figures recorded by installers in 2007 over the same period in France. The LPG fuel remains the cheapest available in 2008: The soaring price of crude has resulted in a...

Renault Mégane III

Renault Mégane III The staff behind the Mégane II, with its round shapes and vertical rear window, raised at the time range of views, with positive feedback, to find a layout different from the others and criticism something less competition in the disputed segment of the compact The car liked or not liked, not average; now the third generation uses a more conservative line and grows...

Automobile traffic impact on children's health

Automobile traffic impact on children's health According to a U.S. study, children who live near a road traffic with heavy traffic have reduced lung development which may affect their health as an adult. It is the British medical journal The Lancet, which published the results of a U.S. study conducted in Southern California for eight years, over 3 600 children between 10 and 18 years. Unfortunately, the results...

Venturi presents electric vehicle with Michelin’s leading-edge technologies

Venturi Automobiles and Michelin today announced they were working together to produce a new-generation electric vehicle equipped with the most advanced technologies in the field. The vehicle will be unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, which opens on October 2. The partnership allows Michelin to demonstrate the capabilities of its latest innovations on a high-...

The supply of ethanol is expanding auto industry

The supply of ethanol is expanding auto industry but the current production of ethanol, called biofuels wrongly, is far from having a balance environmental and social needs. As can be seen from the motor show in Frankfurt, most manufacturers offer vehicles, they want us as an alternative sustainable energy, called FlexiFuel in one or Bioflex BioDiesel among others....

Zero emission electric driving from smart fortwo

The French factory Hambach celebrated the release of their one millionth smart fortwo, a micro hybrid drive (MHD) equipment line with passion. Daimler benefited from this event and the tenth anniversary of the smart brand to introduce the new smart electric drive. "With the smart fortwo electric drive, driving without emission becomes reality in the urban environment...

Saab 9-X BioPower Air and hybridization

Saab 9-X BioPower Air and hybridization The Saab 9-X Air has a very high engine performance combining rightsizing (optimization of the engine), overeating, use of bioethanol and hybridization. The set allows sports performance with low environmental impact. Optimized for E85 (85% bioethanol, 15% gasoline), the small turbo BioPower engine delivers the 1.4 liter power of 200 kW ch/147 with a couple even more...

Rechargeable batteries with solid oxide

Fuel cells solid oxide (SOFC) are among the most promising technologies for environmental protection (energy saving, reduction of carbon emissions, improved power efficiency, etc.).. In view of the trend of energy-saving, carbon-reduction and the soaring oil price, the demand of power supply has been focused on improving electricity efficiency to curb greenhouse gas...

Mazda Kiyora: a pure and clean concept car

The concept car Mazda Kiyora, urban future compact and lightweight, will be presented at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris in 2008, to be held Thursday, October 2 to Sunday 19 October 2008. The Mazda Kiyora (Kiyora means "pure and clean" in Japanese), expresses the harmony between driving pleasure and values relating to safety and the environment that guide the...

The HUMMER H2 opens the path to fleXPower E85 compatibility

The HUMMER H2 opens the path to fleXPower E85 compatibility The iconic HUMMER range of vehicles is promised a good year in 2009, through a series of new models and new transmissions, not to mention the many initiatives that will undoubtedly attract a new class of customer HUMMER. What did against not changed is the style exclusive to recognize immediately HUMMER, nor his legendary opportunities that make it an all-terrain...

How Parents Can Stop Their Teen Drivers From Speeding?

Large image of How Parents Can Stop Their Teen Drivers From Speeding? A teen driver drives an automobile swiftly pass you. You're surprised how fast, and recklessly the automobile was speeding. Though the automobile that just passed you wasn't going 100 miles per hour, its speed was definitely inappropriate. Worse, what happened didn't occur on a freeway, it took place on a city street. Like most adults in that situation, you shake...