Monthly Archives: January 2014

Hydrogen fuel cars in showrooms starting 2014

Hydrogen fuel cars in showrooms starting 2014

Photo: Some rights reserved by Revolve Eco-Rally Hydrogen fuel cars will be offered by Hyundai, Honda, and Toyota, starting as early as next spring. Hydrogen fuel cars cause no air pollution and can be refueled like gasoline-powered cars, but fueling stations are scarce. By Tom Krisher and Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writers / November 20, 2013 DETROIT Cars that run on hydrogen and exhaust only water vapor are emerging to challenge electric vehicles as the world’s transportation of the future. At auto shows on two continents Wednesday, three automakers unveiled hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to be delivered to the general public as early as … Continue reading

Cadillac ELR regen on demand brakes win 2014 Green Car Technology award

Cadillac ELR regen on demand brakes win 2014 Green Car Technology award

Photo: Some rights reserved by Joseph Brent By  Sebastian Blanco Just like the Oscars, Green Car Journal decided a few years ago to up the number of nominees for its annual award. For the annual “Green Car of the Year” award, given out at the Los Angeles Auto Show each year, there are five finalists. For the “Green Car Technology” award, there are a fantastic ten. At the 2014 Washington Auto Show today, the Cadillac ELR and its regen on demand brakes managed to beat out the nine other finalists to claim the second annual “Green Car Technology” award. … Continue reading

Rahal keeps eye on the clock; all 24 hours of it

Rahal keeps eye on the clock; all 24 hours of it

Photo: Some rights reserved by taka_suzuki By Dave Lewandowski Published: Jan 22, 2014 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A second victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona this weekend would give Graham Rahal, among other things, permission to wear the timepiece presented to the winning co-drivers in each category.   His signature steel watch, secured in 2011 for winning the overall title, has been undisturbed in its presentation case – “perfect the way it sits,” Rahal said. “It’s signed by my team owners and co-drivers,” he said. “That will never leave its box, but maybe if I get a second … Continue reading

DFW Auto Show

DFW Auto Show

Photo: Some rights reserved by originalgoast Show Information Place Dallas Convention Center Dates Feb. 19-23, 2014 Times Wednesday: 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday: 4 to 10 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ticket Prices $12 for adults $5 for senior citizens 65 and older $5 for children 6 to 12 years old; children 5 and under admitted free From: dfwautoshow.com

Ford Showcases Sun-Powered C-Max Solar Energi Car at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Showcases Sun-Powered C-Max Solar Energi Car at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Photo: Some rights reserved by Ryan Finnie by Mike Chino We fell hard for Ford’s C-MAX Solar Energi sun-powered car from the moment we laid eyes on it earlier this month – so we were thrilled to see Ford showcase it in all its photovoltaic glory today at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show! The hybrid electric car uses a Fresnel lens to magnify the power of the sun 8 times, enabling it to generate enough energy to operate completely free of the grid. Check out all of our photos of this first-of-its-kind vehicle in the gallery below! Ford’s C-MAX … Continue reading

The 2014 Detroit Auto Show’s top tech cars

The 2014 Detroit Auto Show’s top tech cars

Photo: Some rights reserved by lotprocars By Bill Howard Great new cars and concepts are announced every January even if it’s the coldest month and the one least suited for keeping new cars shiny. Detroit’s century-old North American International Auto Show now has to share the spotlight with car introductions at CES, a show that five years ago didn’t think of cars except that’s where you installed replacement audio subwoofers. CES may be tech-focused but the best new rollouts in Detroit had a heavy dose of technology, too, ranging from the extensive use of aluminum in the industry’s best-selling … Continue reading

VR-12′s debut on the IFLEX – AOCA

VR-12′s debut on the IFLEX – AOCA

Photo: Some rights reserved by mikebaird VR-12 will be making its debut on the IFLEX – AOCA Show in New Orleans. This is very exciting for us since it will give us a chance to present our product to new people. We would like to invite all of you VR-12 enthusiasts, come if you’re interested or invite friends of yours from New Orleans, because we want to meet them and show them what this innovative product can do. IFLEX – AOCA Schedule Sunday, March 9 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Registration Open 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Managing Your … Continue reading

On Board Diagnostics FAQ

On Board Diagnostics FAQ

Photo: Some rights reserved by Brett Levin Photography What is OBD, and what are its benefits? OBD stands for “on-board diagnostics,” a computer-based system built into all model year (MY) 1996 and newer light-duty cars and trucks. OBD monitors the performance of some of the engines’ major components, including individual emission controls. The system provides owners with an early warning of malfunctions by way of a dashboard “Check Engine” light (also known as a Malfunction Indicator Light or MIL, for short). By giving vehicle owners this early warning, OBD protects not only the environment but also consumers, identifying minor … Continue reading

USCC: Entry list for 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona

USCC: Entry list for 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona

Photo: Some rights reserved by RoundKid Photography By Auto123.com IMSA officials have release the entry list for the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona, held January 22-26 on Daytona International Speedway’s road course. This year’s 24 Hours of Daytona will mark the launch of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. ENTRY LIST Prototype (P) 0 Andy Meyrick / Cheshire, UK Katherine Legge / Guildford, UK Alexander Rossi / Nevada City, CA Gabby Chaves / Bogota, Colombia DeltaWing Racing Cars DeltaWing DWC13 Elan 1 Scott Sharp / West Palm Beach, FL Ryan Dalziel / Orlando, FL David Brabham / Maidenhead, UK … Continue reading

VR-12 to make first appearance on IFLEX – AOCA

VR-12 to make first appearance on IFLEX – AOCA

Photo: Some rights reserved by mikebaird At VR-12 we’ve been keeping busy and it’s already beginning to pay off! VR-12 will be appearing on the IFLEX – AOCA Show in New Orleans. It will be the first time for us on this show, so we’re very excited to expose our product and meet new people. One of our goals is that we can raise awareness about the contaminating consequences of cooling system maintenance practices across the whole country and we’re getting there. Below you can find some info on the show and stay tuned because we will keep posting … Continue reading