Audi Designing Power-Generating Suspension

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Audi Designing Power-Generating Suspension
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Harnessing electrical energy from brakes, known as regenerative braking, is already in use in many hybrid vehicles, and now Audi is looking to build on the idea by collecting energy from the suspension.  Continue Reading...

Mazda Takeri Concept Video – First Look: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

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Mazda Takeri Concept Video – First Look: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
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As Honda and Toyota soldier on with the same old designs, Mazda has taken heed of the attractively styled products coming out of Korea these days and decided to fire back. Using the brand’s new Kodo design language the Takeri Concept is a look at the next-generation Mazda6. Based on an all-new platform and powered… Continue Reading...

Mazda i-ELOOP Regenerative Braking System to Improve Fuel Economy by 10%

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Mazda i-ELOOP Regenerative Braking System to Improve Fuel Economy by 10%
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When Mazda unveils its new Takeri concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show next week, the company will be showing off more than just some shiny sheetmetal. Underneath that sleek new bodywork will be a new engineering solution in the war to conserve fuel and boost fuel economy. Called i-ELOOP, Mazda’s new regenerative braking system,… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2011: Ford Vertrek Previews New Escape, Kuga [Video]

Detroit 2011: Ford Vertrek Previews New Escape, Kuga [Video]
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As part of Ford‘s “One World” plan, a single platform will be used across all markets worldwide. While we reap the benefits with the all-new Focus and C-Max, there can be trade-offs when different markets require different attributes in a vehicle. With the Ford Vertrek Concept, unveiled today at the Detroit Auto Show, the Blue… Continue Reading...

41 MPG Ford Fusion Hybrid

41 MPG Ford Fusion Hybrid
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The EPA has just released its fuel mileage results after testing Ford’s new Fusion Hybrid and it’s official – the Fusion Hybrid is the most efficient mid-size car on the market. It beats the Toyota Camry by 2 mpg on the highway and an astounding 8 mpg in the city. According to Ford, this equates… Continue Reading...