Lexus Invites Consumers to Co-star in New 'Dark Ride' Interactive Film to Launch New CT 200h Hybrid

“Get in, buckle up and start talking.” Lexus customers will be calling the shots in a high-definition interactive film entitled “Dark Ride.” The film features Lexus’ newest hybrid, the CT 200h premium compact car, piloted by actor Norman .. more

China's BYD Takes Aim at US Market with Electric Car

China's Build Your Dreams Auto took aim at the US market Today with the unveiling of a four-door electric car at the Detroit auto show. BYD aims to have the e6 ready for sale in North America by the end of 2010, which would make it the first Chinese aut.. more

BYD Hopes to Spark Sales of Electric Car

Chinese carmaker BYD Co kicked off retail sales of its electric-hybrid vehicle, but is banking on the possibility a proposed government subsidy will spark sales of the vehicle in China. The Warren Buffett-backed company launched the new model, the F3DM, at its.. more

MHI to Market "GEA1200", First Model in New "GEA Series"

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has developed a new "GEA Series"of gear hobbing machines capable of processing large-size workpieces that exceed 1 meter in diameter. Marketing of the GEA1200, the first model in the series, will commence on May.. more

Ford is Making Greener Vehicles Through Increased Use of Renewable and Recyclable Materials

Ford is making its vehicles more eco-friendly through increased use of renewable and recyclable materials such as the soy and bio-based seat cushions and seatbacks on the 2010 Ford Taurus.  Ford vehicles are now 85 percent recyclable by weight. In 2009, Ford sav.. more

Battery Electric Volvo C30 - Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Following the recent announcement of the 99g/km Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe and the plans to introduce a plug-in hybrid in 2012, Volvo is also evaluating the viability of an entirely electric-powered C30 known as a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle).   And unlik.. more

MHI to Build Wind Turbine Manufacturing Plant in Arkansas, USA

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has decided to build a wind turbine manufacturing plant in the US state of Arkansas. The new plant, which will fabricate nacelles, a core component of wind turbines, is slated to begin operation in the second half of 2011 with.. more