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Nissan Electric Cars Invade Bhutan

February 23rd, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

Photo of a Leaf negotiating Thimphu, capital city of Bhutan, released by Nissan 2/21/14. A new agreement between leading EV manufacturer Renault-Nissan and the Asian mountain nation of Bhutan looks like a win for both parties, and a great development&hellip

Nissan's NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow Hits London

January 9th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

Nissan has created an NV200 taxi to blend right in with London’s iconic black taxis. It has the circular headlamps, black paint, and grille to match the rest of the London cabs. It is also equipped with LED lighting to improve the visibility of the&hellip

Video: Introducing Psycho Racers Custom Motorcycles from Costa Rica

July 18th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

The “Psycho Racers” line of chopped bikes described by its creator as a “development of a custom motorcycle family for the Central America market using the base of the Suzuki GN”, which was inspired by early dirt-trackers and choppers that its makers claim were “beautiful machines with character, style and soul.”

Astrada is a Fast, Fuel-efficient Yacht That's Also Dead F@#$ing Sexy

July 6th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

We’ve covered a number of “green” yachts here on Gas 2 over the years. While their various claims towards carbon-neutrality and general “green-ness” is often suspect, there is something to be said for this beauty here. She’s called the Astrada, and she’s an aerodynamic, high-riding, high-mpg yacht that positively screams “luxe”!

Whodunnit: Did Tata's Nano Kill Jag's Hybrid Supercar?

July 2nd, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Could the tiny, $2500 Tata Nano be behind the death of a future classic Jaguar? Will the new-for-2014 Nano’s sales numbers decide whether we get a future of awesome, kicass Jaguars and go-anywhere electric Range Rovers? Why am I asking so many questions!

Video: Electric Mercedes SLS Sets New Nürburgring Record

June 10th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

7 minutes, 56 seconds. That’s how long it takes Mercedes-Benz’ electric SLS to lap Germany’s legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. For a little context, that 7:56 time means the electric SLS quicker around the ‘Ring than the Dodge Viper SRT/10, Cadillac’s CTS-V, and the C6 Corvette!

Suck and Fail: Project Better Place to be Liquidated

June 1st, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Project Better Place partnered with Nissan and Renault to create a battery-swap system that would be very familiar to anyone who buys a lot of cordless power tools, but the once-promising company looks like it's headed the way of the Dodo, if reports are to be believed

TommyKaira Reborn as Electric Sex Machine (w/ video)

May 25th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

You know TommyKaira from your Playstation - but it's real, and their new electric sportscar with a former Sony President at the helm. The car, itself, promises stunning performance from its 305 hp, 300 lb-ft electric motor, which pushes it to a quick 0-60 time in just over 3.9 seconds

Porsche Panamera Hybrid Tests Confirm: 416 HP, 53 MPG!

May 24th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Porsche's initial claims for the 400+ hp 2014 Panamera S E Hybrid were hard to believe. Here we are, though – a little more than a month later and Porsche’s tests have confirmed it: the 2014 Panamera hybrid burns just 4.4L of fuel per 100 km of road traveled. That’s 53 mpg, kids!

Volvo VEA Engines Enter Production

May 14th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Volvo's innovative new VEA 4-cylinder engine is officially in production, according to reports out of Sweden, with the first production examples expected to power 2014 models arriving in European Volvo showrooms later this summer

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