Archive for the ‘Transportation News’ Category
No mention of carpooling (shame), but take a look at this fun article from The Good Oil in the NZ Herald - http://tinyurl.com/r86f53
Another fantastic step forward may soon be pushed into law in the US.
The ”cash-for-guzzlers” bill proposed by lawmakers would see vouchers of up to US$4500 ($7600) offered to people who trade in their old SUV guzzlers for new, more fuel-efficient vehicles… We love it.
For more, jump through to The NZ Herald.
Jayride’s the perfect place to help you save money on gas this Easter holiday. Sharing seats on your trip lets you share the cost of your travel and get everyone where they’re going cheaper. Jayride costs nothing to use and is specially designed to match your travel with others’ for one-off trips.
If you haven’t tried it yet, come online and share your ride (there and back), meet people and save money… it’s easy and fun!
One month after their Bush administration bailout, US carmakers unveiled their new product lines yesterday. The focus: fuel efficiency.
Ford Motors official line: “We’re employing a comprehensive approach to electrification that will tackle commercial issues such as batteries, standards and infrastructure.”
GM’s stable of 17 new or upcoming models also had a focus on fuel efficiency.
Read more at the NZ Herald
Have you ever wondered if you may be a hypermiler?
Hypermiling is the attempt to eke the last possible mile per gallon out of every tank of gas. A cool term for a strange phenomenon. Has it reached New Zealand yet? Keep your eyes open; if you see a compact with bizarre elongated body panels tail-gating a truck along SH1 let us know.
It’s a shame, but hyperkilometring is nowhere near as catchy.
US auto executives cost themselves $46.6 billion dollars yesterday by failing to rideshare.
The last minute plan to inject US$25 billion ($46.6billion) into failing US auto giants stalled due to consternation over the executive’s extremely excessive expenses. Chief executives from General Motors, Ford and Chrysler flew to their congressional hearing in private jets, where they had their hands slapped for failure to make cost-cutting measures.
“It’s almost like seeing a guy show up at the soup kitchen in a high hat and tuxedo, says Gary Ackerman, a Democrat from New York, ”Couldn’t you have downgraded to first class or something, or jet-pooled or something to get here?”
Very well said Gary. Although Jayride doesn’t yet offer jet-pooling to US execs; you can be sure that if we did, we’d be sending them an email offering our services.
New releases have been unveiled in the green car category, BMW and Toyota again set to leave petrol companies wondering what hit them.
Toyota. Photos of the 2010 release of the Prius hybrid have been leaked by company insiders. The design of the new Prius appears to be an evolution of the current model. Toyota says the new car will be roomier and even better gas mileage than the one it replaces, but is keeping the exact specifications to itself until the official debut.
BMW. Details on the Mini E have been just been released. The new battery-powered two-seater, with Mini Cooper good-looks will reach 100km/h in 8.5 seconds. A Mini-supplied charging station allows owners to fully charge the 48-module lithium-ion battery pack in under 2.5 hours, with the charge powering the Mini E for 240kms. The official unveiling will be next month at the LA Auto Show.