Monthly Archives: June 2015

Orange County International Auto Show

Orange County International Auto Show

Photo: Some rights reserved by Coffee on Sundays Beat the heat! Stay cool at the Auto Show. Over 500 of the newest cars, trucks, & SUVs all in one place Anaheim Convention Center, October 15-18, 2015 Ticket Pricing   Adults (13 & over) $12 Senior Citizens (62 & over) $10 Military (any DOD ID) $10 Register Family Days (Children 12 & under) FREE Show Hours   Thursday 4pm–10pm Friday 12noon–10pm Saturday 9am–10pm Sunday 9am–7pm FREE OFFSITE WEEKEND PARKING WITH SHUTTLE AT ANGEL STADIUM, Exit the 57 at Orangewood. From: autoshowoc.com

Oxford Photovoltaic’s Solar Glass Technology

Oxford Photovoltaic’s Solar Glass Technology

Photo: Some rights reserved by aotaro Many buildings today help meet their energy needs by using large banks of somewhat unsightly opaque solar panels. A new kind of solar cell that can be printed directly onto glass or glazing products, enabling them to generate electricity whilst also transmitting light, looks set to revolutionise the energy capabilities of new buildings whilst also offering much greater aesthetic appeal. The new technology uses low-cost and abundant organic compounds and metal oxides to produce coloured glass panels that generate electricity through a photovoltaic process similar to photosynthesis. The panels are available in a … Continue reading

How to Tint Car Windows

How to Tint Car Windows

Photo: Some rights reserved by Derek John Lee Usually, tinted car windows block the ultraviolet sunlight rays that can harm your skin. They also offer privacy from people looking into your car. While tinting is a long, time-consuming process, most people can do tint their own windows with only a few basic tools. Part 1 Preparing the Windows Find a clean, dry work space. You need a clean environment to prevent dust and dirt from mixing with the tinting. Doing everything indoor is not a bad idea. But if you want to work outside, you should choose a clean … Continue reading

Formula E’s Greenest Race At London

Formula E’s Greenest Race At London

Some rights reserved by steevithak Cars powered by solar energy will feature in the UK’s first ever 100% electric motor car race this weekend. Organisers predict that 60,000 people will watch the tenth and final race in the first Formula E championship in London’s Battersea Park. Alejandro Agag, FIA Formula E’s chief executive, believes the race will be the first in the world to use cars regularly charged on solar. Although in its first season, the series has already attracted investment from the likes of Renault, Audi and even Richard Branson’s Virgin, which all have teams in the championship. … Continue reading

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Photo: Some rights reserved by Rex Gray Once each year in August about 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto the fairway of what is often called the best finishing hole in golf — the famed eighteenth at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world. The occasion is the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Originally a small social event paired with a road race through the pine and cypress forests of Pebble Beach, the Pebble … Continue reading

Riversimple Producing Jobs By Developing Light-Weight Hydrogen Powered Car

Riversimple Producing Jobs By Developing Light-Weight Hydrogen Powered Car

Photo: Some rights reserved by Frank Wales Hundreds of jobs could be created in Wales if a project to develop a lightweight, hydrogen-fuelled car in Powys takes off. Riversimple Engineering has relocated to Llandrindod Wells from Ludlow with £3.5m Welsh government backing. A new design of carbon-fibre car doing the equivalent of 240 miles per gallon is due to take to the road this summer. The next goal would be to produce 20 cars for a 12-month public trial and then mass production. R&D is led out of Wales by an engineering team drawn from top automotive, aerospace and … Continue reading

Los Angeles Auto Show

Los Angeles Auto Show

Photo: Some rights reserved by richcz3 The Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show) is an annual auto show held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in mid-to-late November. The LA Auto Show is an OICA sanctioned international exhibition and also endorsed by the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association. It is open to the public for ten days each year, filling 760,000 square feet (71,000 m2) of exhibit space. Dates: Open to the public November 20-29, 2015 Press & Trade Days November 17-19 Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center From: en.wikipedia.org

Know What To Do When Your Car Breaks Down in the Desert

Know What To Do When Your Car Breaks Down in the Desert

Photo: Some rights reserved by landrovermena If you were driving down the highway in a desolate area, would you know how to survive when your car breaks down in the desert? There are a number of steps that you can take to protect yourself and your family if you are planning a trip that would require you to travel through remote areas such as the desert. Steps Prepare for your trip adequately by stocking your car with emergency items. Keep your cell phone fully charged. You may not have reception in the area where you break down, but if … Continue reading

Cool Eco-Car: Porsche 918 Spyder

Cool Eco-Car: Porsche 918 Spyder

Photo: Some rights reserved by Axion23 The Porsche 918 Spyder is a mid-engined plug-in hybrid sports car designed by Porsche. The Spyder is powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.6 litre V8 engine, developing 608 horsepower (453 kW), with two electric motors delivering an additional 279 horsepower (208 kW) for a combined output of 887 horsepower (661 kW). The 918 Spyder’s 6.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack delivers an all-electric range of 19 km (12 mi) under EPA’s five-cycle tests. The car has a top speed of around 340 km/h (210 mph). The 918 Spyder is a limited edition sports car, with 918 units manufactured and sold as a … Continue reading

Interested in Starting a Used Auto Parts Business?

Interested in Starting a Used Auto Parts Business?

Photo: Some rights reserved by inkknife_2000 (4 million views) Starting a used auto parts business can be an excellent way to make money and prevent older car parts ending up in landfills. In addition to helping the environment, you can assist people who cannot afford brand-new car parts to keep their cars in working condition. Part 1 Planning for Your Used Auto Parts Business Know your market. Used auto parts businesses usually operate on a local level, with a few companies providing this service in the form of a regional or national chain. As such, do some research on … Continue reading