Ford F-150 to Offer Ability to Run on Compressed Natural Gas; Sales of Ford CNG-Prepped Vehicles Continue Growth

Ford will offer the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas, making Ford the only manufacturer with an available CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup in the U.S.

The 2014 Ford F-150 with 3.7-liter V6 engine will be available this fall with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes hardened valves, valve seats, pistons and rings so it can operate on either natural gas or gasoline through separate fuel systems. Read more

MyFord Mobile App Hint on Ford Hybrid's Efficiency, 60% Drive Time in Electric-Only Mode

With the help of its MyFord Mobile app, Ford is able to gather data on its plug-in vehicles and one of these findings is that these cars (Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi) have driven 60% of their miles in electric-only mode. Read more

BMW i3 launch campaign

The international premiere of the BMW i3 was held simultaneously in the cities of London, New York and Beijing today. The revolutionary concept behind the new BMW i3 was presented to the global public in a live broadcast from the three locations. Launch communications for the new electric BMW i3 also got underway at the same time. The campaign for the new BMW i3 started worldwide with a standard international online presence focused on the launch film, a redesigned website with configurator and the first print ads. Social network communications round out the campaign.

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Green Motor | Rapide S Hydroracer

July 27, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | cb

Filed Under: Featured, Green, MotorNews

Rapide S Hydroracer

Austin Martin is no stranger to the race track. But it’s new vehicle will be the first of ti’s kind to race in an international event.  The vehicle is based on the company’s 4-door sports car and is called the Rapide S. What makes this vehicle so unusual is that it is powered by hydrogen.

The Rapide S will be competing next month in the 41st ADAC Zurich 24 hours of Nerburgring. The heart of the vehicle will be a 6.0 liter twin turbo charged V12, having the capability to run on wither pure gaseous hydrogen, straight gas or a combo of the two. Read more

Volkswagen confirms Green Light for Bentley SUV

July 27, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | st

Filed Under: Green, MotorNews

Green Light for Bentley SUV

Bentley Motors today confirms that it will proceed with the development of the Bentley SUV, the company’s fourth model line. The SUV will be made in Crewe and will go on sale in 2016. It will create over 1000 jobs in the UK. Over the next three years Bentley will invest more than £800 million in its headquarters at Crewe and the development of new models. Read more

Tesla SuperCharging stations

We already know that Tesla will be adding more Supercharger stations across the US. That’s one exciting news but what we don’t know is that Tesla is also speeding up charging time. Read more

Green Motor | BMW releases first teaser for new BMW i3 electric car #Video

July 26, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | am

Filed Under: Green, MotorNews, VIDEO

Green Motor | BMW releases first teaser for new BMW i3 electric car #Video

The new BMW i3 World Premiere to be staged simultaneously in three continents: Good morning New York, hello London, wanshang hao Beijing – at 14.30 Central European Time on Monday, 29 July 2013, these greetings will ring out from megacities in the USA, Europe and Asia to mark the unveiling of the BMW i3 to a global audience.

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Green Motor | Mercedes Showcases Solar-Powered Golf Cart Concept 'Vision'

In the near future, moving around the country club is going to be more stylish and greener with Mercedes-Benz’ Vision.

With the sleek design cues taken off their luxurious fleet of vehicles, like the diamond grille used on their cars, the Vision golf cart design is crowdsourced from automobile and gold fans from around the world who submitted ideas for an MB golf cart of the future. Read more

Green Motor | Electrolyte E-Bike Keeps Motor Hidden, Starts at $5000

July 25, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | am

Filed Under: Green, MotorNews

Green Motor | Electrolyte E-Bike Keeps Motor Hidden, Starts at $5000
In case you wanted an electric bike but not really want the extra weight and bulk of electronic motor housings and batteries, Electrolytes’s e-bikes are for you.

For the unsuspecting eye it looks like any other ordinary pedal-bike, but hidden away inside in what looks like the shock absorber is a 250-watt electric motor and battery. The Electrolyte e-bike can run up to 62 miles under ideal conditions with a top speed of 15 mph. Read more

AeroVelo Human-powered Helicopter

I’m pretty sure this was the Gamera Helicopter that we featured on our sister site TechFever.net in 2011. It was created to win the Sikorsky Prize and after almost two years, it did. Now known as the “Atlas”, this human-powered helicopter created by a Canadian startup Aero Velo just won the $250,000 Sikorsky Prize. Read more