Posts Tagged ‘green’
All wheel drive, turbo’d, blow off valve, spool, pssssh, fast, furious and fun…these are words not normally attributed to electric vehicles, until now.
Mitsubishi has confirmed that 2014 Evolution XI models will be hybrids. No, that is not a typo, yes that says HYBRIDS, as in gas and electric.
According to Osamu Masuk, President of Mitsubishi Motors, “We will start work on the project next year, and it will be ready within three. I have set the goal of developing a sporting car featuring electric power.”
At the moment, this is the only information Masuko is offering. There have been rumblings that the new model could feature a diesel motor to help with emissions (U.S.), but it won’t be cheap. Some purist will be against the idea of a legendary car going green while others may embrace the idea of extended gas mileage with a little turbo and all wheel drive fun. The only thing we can say for certain at this time is that it will be a hybrid and it will probably be expensive.
The goal of these photos is pretty obvious, Fox wants to set the record straight and prove she does not have botox injections. Four photos were posted of Fox raising her eye brows and scrunching her forehead. A typical person with botox could not do such things as the botox would prevent the person from much, if any movement in the botox injected areas.
The timing of Fox’s botoxless photos coincides with her new Giorgio Armani Beauty campaign which started on Wednesday, July 6th. Fox will be featured in the Gloss d’Armani campaign as well as a 2011 limited summer edition which includes eye shadow, sheer bronzer, blush, mascara and sheer lipstick.
We have to admit, Megan Fox looks pretty damn good in these pictures. Click the photos to enlarge!
You live your life a quarter-mile at a time, but you still care about the environment. So, you’ve patiently awaited Audi’s hybrid Spyder. It’s latest tease is a far cry from the aforesaid ghost, but the A3 e-tron — an entry-level Sportback begging to be modified — is certainly sexy in its own right. The A3-Tron prototype, an electric car derived from the current A3 Sportback. The design is fully intact in the original model and the only difference is easily spotted on the different instruments.
Not exactly Fast and Furious material, the A3-Tron is a pure electric. It has a synchronous electric motor capable of peak power of 136 hp, 270 Nm of torque, a declared weight of 65 kg and is liquid-cooled. Front-wheel drive, with a top speed of 145 km / h it touches the 60 km / h acceleration in 5.3 seconds and 100 km / h in 11.2 seconds.
Lithium-ion batteries (30 modules equipped with liquid cooling) with 26.5 kWh total are positioned in the center tunnel in the back, where normally there is the fuel tank and below the rear seat. The range is 140 km, with 9 hours recharge time with 230V power and 4 hours in case of voltage of 400V. The recharge management, among other functions, may be controlled by a specific remote application for iPhone. You are given a choice of three driving modes: “dynamic” gets you maximum power from the engine and air conditioning, “automatic” optimizes the values for extended battery life, lastly “efficient” power is limited to 68 hp, maximum speed drops to 110 km / h and air-conditioning is kept to a minimum. Sinking the accelerator to kick-down mode you can switch immediately to full power for over taking.
While the weight of the battery pack is 300 kg, the total weight is 1592 kg, only slightly higher than a normal A3 TDI. No hard word on availability or pricing — the company likely wants it on the streets by 2013.
Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers for winning Super Bowl XLV by defeating the Pitsburgh Steelers in front of the second largest crowd to ever watch a Super Bowl ever. It was a close, down to the wire game but unfortunately it will probably be remembered more for the horrible Black Eyed Peas half time show, Christina Aguilera screwing up the National Anthem and the 400 fans that got screwed out of their seats due to poor the NFL not getting their seats set up in time for the event.