Category Archives: CARS

All things that rolls on four wheels (sometimes three), gas or electric powered.

contact-less charging would be perfect for world of EV

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our recent post on Blink Network of EV charging stations prompted us to wish for a wireless or contact-less charging alternative in the market. not that we own any of those EVs at this moment but the prospect of handling high current electricity scares us off (we are simply afraid of electricity except for those we use in the house). contact-less charging for small gadgets is already a reality, so why shouldn’t it be adapted for EV? our wish has been answered in the form of HaloIPT‘s Inductive Power Transfer or IPT. Continue reading contact-less charging would be perfect for world of EV

autonomous robot car available for purchase in Japan

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(image credit: ZMP RoboCar MEV) ZMP Electric Robot Car | from ¥2.8 million

this is amazing. a real working autonomous robot car that money can buy. announced recently by ZMP – who are not new to electric robot car – this new generation single-seater robot car has a newly developed autonomous system. the ZMP Robot Electric car is capable of driving itself with the help from stereo camera, inertial measurement unit or IMU, speed sensor and of course, laser range finders. Continue reading autonomous robot car available for purchase in Japan

Blink proves that electric car charger units can be beautiful

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despite the emergence of electrical vehicle, there’s little focus on it’s associated accessories such as the electrical vehicle charger. here, in this post, are products that address the charging outlet aspect of the growing electrical vehicle trend. Blink, a brand name under the NASDAQ-listed ECOtality, has a series of charger for both residential and commercial applications. currently, Blink has two types of level 2 charger and one type of level 3 charger. so what does the level means? basically, level 2 is the standard charging method (240 volt AC input), while level 3 is the fast charging (480 volt 3-phase AC input) method which is capable of providing a full charge in under 30 minutes*. however, the DC fast charging is only for EV that has fast-charge connector built-in. Continue reading Blink proves that electric car charger units can be beautiful

supplier of auto industry unveiled its very own concept car

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(image credit: Johnson Controls) Johnson Controls ie:3 Concept Car | US$tbc (concept) | www.johnsoncontrols.com

this will be the first. Johnson Controls, a former supplier to the auto industry, has moved forward in the supply chain by unveiling its ie:3 concept car at the North American International Auto Show. not surprisingly, it is an electric vehicle and is slated to see production by 2015. though not any time sooner, at least it is not just another concept that wows but slowly fades off into the obscurity. Continue reading supplier of auto industry unveiled its very own concept car

the world’s first luxury amphibious motor coach/boat

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(image credit: Terra Wind) Terra Wind Luxury Amphibious Motor Coach | from US$850,000 | www.terrawind.com

i never thought an amphibious motor coach is possible due to its sheer size but that’s exactly what Terra Wind has done. presenting the world’s first luxury amphibious motor coach or was it a boat house? perfect choice for those flicker-minded who can’t decide to get a motor coach or a yacht. well, in this case, you get both! best part is, when you get ashore, you can drive yourself direct home without the need to fiddle with the tow hook and all that jazz. perfect. perfect. perfect. Continue reading the world’s first luxury amphibious motor coach/boat

pristine 1964 Dodge HEMI Charger to go under hammer (update)

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those who live in the North America would fondly remember the days of muscle cars. for those who wish to relive those muscle car days, don’t just settle for any other muscle car. you will have your chance to lay your hands on the first Dodge to use the Charger nameplate. it is the 1964 Dodge HEMI Charger concept car, faithfully restored by multi-award winner Fran Rozas, complete with the ‘426’ badges to signify what lies beneath the hood. Continue reading pristine 1964 Dodge HEMI Charger to go under hammer (update)

a Russian futuristic-looking sports car that’s not a concept

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(image credit: MaRussia) MaRussia B2 | US$tbc | www.marussiamotors.ru

a supercar from Russia is something we never thought of but here it is from Russia with love, is the MaRussia B2. in a time where sports car are going electric, MaRussia chose to to go ‘old school’ with the good old petrol engine. the edgy front end and bulging sides gives the car a menacing look and might not appeal to everyone. it kind of looks like a supercar made for Darth Vader, isn’t it? Continue reading a Russian futuristic-looking sports car that’s not a concept

carriage of the future looks a little too TRON-ish

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concept vehicles are not new but the XSCAPE, designed by Shengjie Wang, looks like an early century horse carriage instead of some flashy, sports car. designed with flexibility in mind, this narrow vehicle is prep for the dense concrete jungle of the future. when exactly? we are not quite sure. the generous use of blue lights in and around the vehicle plus the hub-less, skinny wheels (with lights, of course), tells us that the XSCAPE is TRON-inspired. Continue reading carriage of the future looks a little too TRON-ish

real life james bond car that turns into a hydroboat at the flip of a switch

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(image credit: Rick Dobbertin) Dobbertin HydroCar | US$777,000.00 | www.dobbertinhydrocar.com

this isn’t exactly a new news but the highlight is, this unique vehicle is up for grab on eBay. this amphibious vehicle, dubbed the HydroCar, is designed and built by Rick Dobbertin and is capable of transforming from a road-going vehicle (though it still looks like a boat) to a tunnel-hulled watercraft within a few minutes. Continue reading real life james bond car that turns into a hydroboat at the flip of a switch

HAMANN makes the desirable Lamborghini even more desirable

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if you belong to the super rich, then a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 is probably not enough. straight out of the German tuner, Hamann’s garage is the Hamann Victory II Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, which should be enough to let you stand out from the rest of the super rich boys. Continue reading HAMANN makes the desirable Lamborghini even more desirable