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Nation-E Launches Mobile Charging Station for Electric Cars
09/13/2010 – 3:25 am PDT | No Comment

Nation-E AG, a Swiss company for energy storage, smart metering and load levelling solutions, has introduced a mobile charging station for EVs: NationMobile Angel Car. The system can charge batteries of stranded electric vehicles while …

2010 Paris Preview: The New Chevrolet Captiva SUV
09/13/2010 – 2:10 am PDT | No Comment

The new Chevrolet Captiva SUV will be seen for the first time at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, sporting a new front end design, a range of enhancements to the interior and new engines and …

More Details on the Lexus CT 200h Hybrid Powertrain; 42 mpg US Combined
09/13/2010 – 2:05 am PDT | No Comment

2011 Lexus CT 200h. Click to enlarge.

Toyota has released more detail on the powertrain of the new Lexus CT 200h premium compact dedicated hybrid (earlier post); Toyota plans to introduce it to the US …

BorgWarner BERU Systems Equips 2010 smart fortwo With New High-Temperature Sensors
09/11/2010 – 5:05 am PDT | No Comment

BorgWarner BERU Systems will supply two new high-temperature sensors for the 2010 0.8-liter diesel-powered smart fortwo coupe, launching later this year in 45 countries.
BorgWarner’s high-temperature sensors constantly provide actual exhaust temperatures to the engine control …

US DOE Awards $37 Million for Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Technology Development
09/10/2010 – 1:25 am PDT | No Comment

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 27 projects for more than $37 million in funding to accelerate the technological and commercial readiness of emerging marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies, which seek to generate …

ECTunes pioneers pedestrian-safety sounds for electric cars
09/09/2010 – 11:00 am PDT | 2 Comments

ECTunes founders Jesper Rasmussen and Thomas Gadegaard (in car): a business opportunity. (Credit: ECTunes)

Isn’t it great that electric cars are virtually silent? You won’t even hear them coming! Isn’t it terrible that electric cars are …

How to Pick a Great Mutual Fund
09/09/2010 – 7:49 am PDT | One Comment

Here’s an interesting piece on how to pick a top-performing mutual fund. The summary:

A new study reinforces time-tested advice for investors shopping for mutual funds: Look first for funds with low fees, then go from …

What Is Life Insurance, Where Did It Come From, and Why Should I Care?
09/09/2010 – 1:40 am PDT | No Comment

The following is an excerpt from Questions and Answers on Life Insurance: The Life Insurance Toolbook.
Life insurance is a type of insurance that pays money when someone passes away. That’s simple. However, to …

2011 Bentley Continental Unveiled
09/09/2010 – 12:35 am PDT | No Comment

Bentley unveiled on Tuesday an updated version of its Continental GT four-seat coupe.
The 2011 Bentley Continental GT still comes with the same twin-turbocharged W12-cylinder engine as the previous generation introduced in 2003, which puts out …

The PAYE tax system is now working as it should…
09/07/2010 – 3:25 am PDT | No Comment

I was invited to appear on BBC 3 Counties radio twice yesterday to explain some of the facts behind the big PAYE tax news story. Sadly I could not phone reception at either of the …