Prototype 9 is a retro electric roadster with the Nissan Leaf’s heart

August 17, 2017 by  
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Infiniti is bringing us back to the 1940s with its Prototype 9 roadster, which is set to debut this month at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. On the outside the Prototype 9 is a sexy retro concept – but under the skin it’s all about the future, since it’s powered by the next-generation Nissan Leaf’s electric powertrain. “Prototype 9 celebrates the tradition of ingenuity, craftsmanship and passion of our forebears at Nissan Motor Corporation, on whose shoulders we stand today,” stated Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President, Global Design. “It started as a discussion: What if Infiniti had created a race car in the 1940s? If one were to imagine an open-wheeled Infiniti racer on the famous circuits of the era, such as Japan’s Tamagawa Speedway, what would that look like?” Related: Why the new Nissan Leaf won’t need a brake pedal The Prototype 9 is powered by Nissan’s new EV powertrain, which mates a 30 kWh battery with a prototype electric motor. The electric motor generates 148 hp and drives the rear wheels via a single-speed transmission. The Prototype 9 has a top speed of 105.6 mph, and reaches 62 mph in 5.5 seconds. It also has a maximum EV range of 20 minutes if you drive it really hard on a track. While the Prototype 9 is going to debut later this month, we won’t have to wait too long to see the next-generation Nissan Leaf. The 2018 Nissan Leaf is scheduled to debut on September 5. Images @Infiniti + Infiniti

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The devastating reason Mumbai dogs are turning blue

August 17, 2017 by  
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Lately, blue stray dogs have been spotted running around Navi Mumbai, India , and it’s no laughing matter. Inadequate waste treatment at a local river has allowed dye to leach into the water, turning dogs who wade in a bright blue color. To add to the concern, the pollution is likely harming fish and birds who rely on the water resource. Residents began noticing blue dogs roaming the streets and were prompted to bring a complaint to the local authorities, asking that the water pollution be controlled. “It was shocking to see how the dog’s white fur had turned completely blue,” said Arati Chauhan , who runs the Navi Mumbai Animal Protection Cell. Related: What’s the deal with this green cat? According to the Hindustan Times , “the levels of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) — the concentration of oxygen required to sustain aquatic life — was 80 milligram a litre (mg/L). Levels of chloride, which is toxic, harms vegetation, aquatic life and wildlife, were also high. “Allowing the discharge of dye into any water body is illegal. We will take action against the polluters as they are destroying the environment,” said Anil Mohekar of MPCB in Navi Mumbai. According to Arati Chauhan, she and others have been working with local authorities to assure that the problem is cleaned up and prevented in the future. Via the Hindustan Times and Boing Boing Images via Arati Chauhan/ Deepak Gharat

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NAIAS 2013: Seven Sizzling Hybrid and Electric Cars from the Detroit Auto Show

January 16, 2013 by  
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Acura NSX Concept Acura excited its fans last year with the debut of the Acura NSX concept , which previews the return of Acura’s supercar. Unlike the first model, which only used a V6 engine, the next NSX will be powered by a hybrid powertrain that combines a 3.5L V6 with three electric motors. One electric motor is integrated with the V-6 engine and two motors driving the front wheels.We’re still two years away from the debut of the NSX, but Acura continues to evolve the concept, which was shown at the show with updated styling and a possible design direction for the interior. . 2014 Cadillac ELR The 2014 Cadillac ELR was one of the biggest debuts at the Detroit Auto Show. The ELR borrows its electric powertrain from the Chevy Volt, but gets sexier coupe styling. The 2014 Cadillac ELR was also won the “Eyes On Design Best Production Vehicle Award” at the show. It arrives in early 2014 and will be able to travel up to 35 miles in full electric mode. A 1.4L range extender engine kicks in once the lithium-ion battery is depleted, giving the ELR a total driving range around 300 miles.

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NAIAS 2013: Seven Sizzling Hybrid and Electric Cars from the Detroit Auto Show

January 16, 2013 by  
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Acura NSX Concept Acura excited its fans last year with the debut of the Acura NSX concept , which previews the return of Acura’s supercar. Unlike the first model, which only used a V6 engine, the next NSX will be powered by a hybrid powertrain that combines a 3.5L V6 with three electric motors. One electric motor is integrated with the V-6 engine and two motors driving the front wheels.We’re still two years away from the debut of the NSX, but Acura continues to evolve the concept, which was shown at the show with updated styling and a possible design direction for the interior. . 2014 Cadillac ELR The 2014 Cadillac ELR was one of the biggest debuts at the Detroit Auto Show. The ELR borrows its electric powertrain from the Chevy Volt, but gets sexier coupe styling. The 2014 Cadillac ELR was also won the “Eyes On Design Best Production Vehicle Award” at the show. It arrives in early 2014 and will be able to travel up to 35 miles in full electric mode. A 1.4L range extender engine kicks in once the lithium-ion battery is depleted, giving the ELR a total driving range around 300 miles.

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The NanoLight Touts Itself as the World’s Most Efficient LED Light Bulb

January 16, 2013 by  
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When trying to squeeze every last penny out of your utilities, picking the right light bulb could go a long way towards reducing your bills. LED bulbs have exploded in popularity due to their efficiency and longevity – and the new NanoLight claims to be the world’s most energy-efficient light bulb, emitting over 1600 lumens while using only 12 watts of power. While there are many 20-60 watt LED equivalent bulbs on the market, the omnidirectional NanoLight is the first 100 watt comparable device. Completely eliminating the need for a heat sink, the NanoLight claims to be 87% more efficient than a standard incandescent and it uses 50% less energy than a compact fluorescent. Created by Gimmy Chu, Tom Rodinger, and Christian Yan from the University of Toronto, the NanoLight is currently being launched through a Kickstarter campaign. The NanoLight comes in three models, with its flagship 12 watt bulb equivalent to a traditional 100 watt light. The 12 watt model goes for a minimum pledge of $45, a cost that the team claims will pay for itself in energy savings over its 25-30 year lifespan. The LED electronic components are mounted on a printed circuit board folded to resemble the shape of a traditional bulb using surface mount technology. All three versions are available in 120V AC and 220-240V AC, so they’re compatible with different geographic regions. + NanoLight Via Gizmag

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US Set to Surpass Saudi Arabia as World’s Top Oil Producer by 2017

January 16, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Oil exploration , production and transportation in the United States may suffer from endemic failures in technology , regulation and common sense , but that doesn’t appear to be standing in the way of the nation’s path towards becoming the world’s top producer of the oozy stuff . According to an International Energy Agency report , the US is on track to topple production by the notoriously oil-rich Saudi Arabia within five years, and to become a net oil exporter by 2030. In an trend that bodes incredibly poorly for the nation’s environmental health, many are championing the move away from foreign oil dependence and towards energy self-sufficiency. Read the rest of US Set to Surpass Saudi Arabia as World’s Top Oil Producer by 2017 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon emissions , Climate Change , deepwater horizon , energy independence , energy self-sufficiency , fossil fuels , fracking , global warming , green economy , green jobs , IEA , International Energy Agency , natural disaster , natural resources , oil politics , oil production , saudi arabia , world’s largest oil producer

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Nissan Announces Plans to Introduce 15 Hybrid Models by 2016 and Move Battery Production to Tennessee

December 13, 2012 by  
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Nissan has announced plans to add 15 new hybrid models to its lineup by 2016 and to launch the United States’ largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. Although Nissan only currently has two hybrid/ electric cars in its Infiniti lineup, Nissan is preparing for an onslaught of new electrified models. The Nissan Leaf was released in 2010 and since then Nissan has sold more than 18,000 Leafs in the U.S. and more than 46,000 worldwide. “Opening this U.S. plant is an important milestone in Nissan’s overarching strategy to foster sustainable mobility around the world,” said Carlos Ghosn, president and chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co. “ Nissan is the zero-emissions vehicle leader, and we are making significant strides as one of the largest producers of electric vehicles and batteries in the United States. The opening of this facility in Tennessee supports our goal of making zero-emissions mobility a reality through American jobs and American manufacturing.” The new facility in Tennessee is capable of producing up to 200,000 batteries annually depending on market demand. The Nissan Leaf will also be produced at the Tennessee plant. The 2013 Nissan Leaf is set to receive a host of new technological advancements , but Nissan hasn’t unveiled the US-spec version. The 2013 Nissan Leaf will debut in early 2013. + Nissan

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Infiniti to Unveil New Nissan Leaf-Based EV at New York Auto Show

March 23, 2012 by  
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Nissan’s Infiniti luxury brand is about to get a new electric vehicle that will be based on the Nissan Leaf EV . Nissan is being quiet about the details of the upcoming Infiniti EV, but company officials have stated that it will share its powertrain with the Leaf , while placing more emphasis on performance. To give us a preview of what we can expect, Infiniti is going to unveil a concept version of the EV at the 2012 New York Auto Show next month. Read the rest of Infiniti to Unveil New Nissan Leaf-Based EV at New York Auto Show Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2012 New York Auto Show , electric car , electric vehicle , ev , green car , green transportation , Infiniti , Infiniti electric vehicle , leaf , new york auto show , NISSAN , Nissan Leaf

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Infiniti Emerg-E Electric Sports Car Concept Debuts in Geneva

March 6, 2012 by  
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Infiniti finally unveiled its highly anticipated  Emerg-E electric sports car at the 2012  Geneva Motor Show this week and the sexy coupe shows Infiniti’s intent to produce a new halo model for the brand. The Emerg-E was developed in Europe and is the first high performance, mid-ship sports car that features Infiniti’s current design language. Read the rest of Infiniti Emerg-E Electric Sports Car Concept Debuts in Geneva Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2012 Geneva Motor Show , automotive , electric cars , green car , green transportation , hybrid , hybrid car , Infiniti , infiniti emerg-e , Infiniti EV , lithium ion , NISSAN

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Leaked Pictures of Infiniti’s Sexy Emerg-E Plug-in Hybrid Revealed Before Geneva Motor Show

February 28, 2012 by  
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The first pictures of Infiniti’s racy new electric supercar were just leaked ahead of its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show , which takes place in a couple of weeks. Sexy, sophisticated, and effortlessly cool, the Emerg-E vehicle be a range-extended EV propelled by an electric motor and an internal combustion engine. Take a peek at the first full pics of the Emerg-E in our gallery below! Read the rest of Leaked Pictures of Infiniti’s Sexy Emerg-E Plug-in Hybrid Revealed Before Geneva Motor Show Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative transportation , chevrolet volt , electric car , electric vehicle , emerg e , ev , geneva auto show , Geneva Motor Show , green transportation , hybrid car , Infiniti , Nissan Leaf , plug-in hybrid

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