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Showing posts from August, 2008

Chevrolet Volt - an Electric Car

GM (General Motors) is coming with a rechargeable car or better known as an electric car in 2010 called Chevrolet Volt. This electric car can run for 40 miles on a lithium-ion battery pack that can be recharged at a standard outlet. It can capture energy from braking and has an onboard engine that will be used to send power to battery for longer trips.

Did I mention the word GAS here? NO!!!!

That is the reason why, a website by a New York neurologist who is an enthusiast of this battery powered car, has around 33,000 prospective buyers on the waiting list. I am sure there will be more added as 2010 gets closer. The consumers are really finding ways to save gas since it has doubled its prices for the last 6 months. Me, I am not on the list but I sure do want to drive an electric car.

credit: yahoo news

BicyTaxi NYC

This is the way to go in New York City. It is called bicytaxi NYC. You will see a lot of this around new York. Aren’t they cute? It is an eco-friendly means of transportation and a good advertising medium. They already have big corporations as advertising clients. This is one solution new York is taking to maintain and improve the quality of lives of its residents. It reduces emissions from cars with lesser pollution. They are not only used as taxis but also as shuttle service . I have seen a lot of this at the U.S. Open last year. You can even ask their friendly drivers if you want a tour of New York City. And if you love the outdoors, they always need drivers.

The Games has begun

8/8/8 at 8:08 p.m. - It was the most breathtaking, fabulous and high tech opening ceremonies I have ever watched. China has just shown what they have and what they are capable of. It was a great show. So, the 2008 Beijing Olympics is officially open. Let's all enjoy the games, triumphs and and the chance of every country to shine at the olympics. I grab this picture from yahoo. So fitting for my blog.

Toyota Prius up by $500

Toyota has announced that it will increase the U.S. price of its Prius Hybrid by $500 for their new 2009 models, a 2.2% increase from the old price. This increase is due to the high cost of commodities. Toyota has already sold almost 92,000 Priuses in the first half of 2008 but still a decline from the year before because they can not keep up with the demand of this gas-electric hybrid car which can get up to 46 miles per gallon. People want this efficient car since gas prices soar up to almoat $5 per gallon. A standard 2009 Prius will now range from $22,000 and $24,270 for the touring model. I hope there will be more Prius coming since Toyota will start building Prius in the U.S. in 2010.