Green News: BBC Electric Vehicle Testing Draws Flak

While the challenge was promoted by the BBC as aiming to put EV technology and infrastructure to a true test, the nature of the challenge has b...

15 Jan 2011
psyiche Hi, an exercise in futility!
For EVs to take off in S'pore - we need the power charging stations in strategic locations in place, and tax breaks, as well as COE concessions. The current levels of...
18 Jan 2011
Car of the Year 2010 - the special awards

This year, we've decided to include new accolades in our annual Car of the Year awards bash.

4 Jan 2011
psyiche For 1.6L cars - there are more modern and fluid designs, eg Peugeot RCZ with sleek feline profile and curves. Ford Fiesta also has a distinct and sleek face.
For small cars - the mito looks like l...
11 Jan 2011
edlaz @psyiche Ditto that beauty is subjective. Who hasn't heard of the Scirocco being compared to a squashed frog? I still like it and apparently many other people do to considering the number of rocs I...
12 Jan 2011
Green Focus: Green Cars in 2011

2011 promises to be an exciting one for green cars. Car buyers will have more choice than ever before as several major manufacturers launch high quality, fully el...

6 Jan 2011
WD45 So much talk about Green Cars overseas... what's done locally?
6 Jan 2011
iankan erm erm case in point, Singapore does not have the infrastructure yet for such cars.
6 Jan 2011
wilswong Ian/WD45...for now the EV won't be happening anytime soon. The fastest way would be the hybrids as shown by Kah's launch of the Insight.
6 Jan 2011
psyiche If we consider the manufacturing process, "green cars" are actually not that green - they consume more resources (fossil fuel, electricity), generate more toxic wastes (by products of cadmium and o...
9 Jan 2011
iankan Yea if you read "Freaknomics" the cost of making the world Carbon-Free/zero emissions, would be an insane amount of carbon debt, in which it would take another 50 years of carbon free, zero emissio...
10 Jan 2011
Hi all fellow car enthusiasts!
For those that attended: How did you find the event?

26 Apr 2010
WD45 Didn't go but saw some nice photos in clubsnap...
27 Apr 2010
First Look: Kia Ray Plug-in Hybrid

Kia Ray features aerodynamic design, innovative technology, plug-in hybrid capabilities and a roof top “cool-glazing” solar glass that allows travelling range o...

12 Feb 2010
wilswong Kia's design getting better and better. If concept = reality, this car is a sure winner.
11 Feb 2010
Evan Real solid design. From the looks of the production forte coupe, the final product isn't going to be far behind the concept.
12 Feb 2010
psyiche Its a looker alright! If they can bring it to production, can probably give the Prius a run for its money.
27 Feb 2010
neutral Great looking car! Hope they will make a MPV/SUV Hybrid soon.
1 Mar 2010
Peugeot SR1 Concept Car

In addition to the new badge, the company also unveils its SR1 Concept car using the latest HYbrid4 technology.

The SR1 concept car is to blend styles in terms of its tec...

11 Jan 2010
psyiche Lookslike Aston Martin from an angle...
7 Feb 2010
wilswong i know what you refering to the the big mouth look...the 107.

And that's exactly the reason why did not get the C1 and the 107..the mouth...big enough for floss for the car.
8 Feb 2010
Toyota's FT-86 concept

FT-86 Concept will debut at the Tokyo motor show later this month

Toyota and Subaru have been collaborating for some time on a jointly developed sport coupe model. Now, he...

7 Oct 2009
jasontang
Toyota reliability with subaru boxer engine..not a bad idea..AWD ? Looks fantastic , should put into production.
7 Oct 2009
azfar lets all pray for that to happen... and hopefully it won't be overpriced.
7 Oct 2009
jasontang Quote:
"Formerly posted by azfar:
lets all pray for that to happen... and hopefully it won't be overpriced."
In the region of 100k will be nice..looks more likey will be FWD
7 Oct 2009
edlaz This car has been in the works for a terribly long time. Hope Toyota will stick to their original plan of a simple and fun RWD just like the original AE86. The FT86 has big big shoes to fill.
Fin...
7 Oct 2009
Evan Something exciting from Toyota since the Supra...
16 Oct 2009
psyiche Great shape/design, only problem is a weak engine at only 150-160 bhp. Hopefully they can put it up to at least 180bhp, or more than 280bhp with turbo. STI is now 300 Bhp - so it should not be a pr...
7 Feb 2010
Peugeot 308 CC Gets Turbo & 6 Gears

The Peugeot 308 CC now has extra six appeal with the introduction of a new 1.6 litre 156 bhp Euro 5 THP turbo-charged petrol engine and a new 6-speed automatic...

28 Jan 2010
psyiche Peugeot has finally decided to get its act together to update its severely outdated transmission to 6 gears, hurrah!
7 Feb 2010
Peugeot 308CC 1.6 (A)

The successor to the Peugeot 307CC is yet another new coupe-cabriolet model out there.

23 Oct 2009
gabrielqchan How much is pricey? And the verdict looks incomplete?
27 Oct 2009
psyiche It looks more proportionate, having lost some weight, but would definitely benefit more if even more can be lost...
It will be a better ride if the drive train was not so dated (only 4 cogs).
Oth...
2 Nov 2009
Toyota Prius named Japan Car of the Year

The new Toyota Prius has clinched its first major award, voted Japan Car of the Year by a panel of distinguished motoring journalists and industry experts...

29 Oct 2009
psyiche Hi, while the product may seem like a wonder cure, we forget what components are used to create it, and how harmful are the extraction methods and waste products, and the negative effects on the en...
30 Oct 2009
Kia Forte Koup 1.6 (A)

For a long time now, the car market had been without an affordable coupe. Things are about to change though thanks to Kia’s new Forte Koup.

23 Oct 2009
mobileFX A beautiful car to behold!
25 Oct 2009
ifconfig next year we will see quite a number of new coupes from other manufacturers. so kia better make good within the 1st 6 months.
25 Oct 2009
Stefano My personal view looking at these pics: The rim looks outta place... absolutely hideous, the boot lid with the tail lamp design... they just somehow dun blend into the whole design.... side profile...
30 Oct 2009
jasontang


Quote:
"Formerly posted by Stefano: My personal view looking at these pics: The rim looks outta place... absolutely hideous, the boot lid with the tail lamp design... they just somehow dun ble...
30 Oct 2009
Stefano


Quote:
"Formerly posted by jasontang:
Stef , have u check out the Forza 3...good ?"




I've played it at XGS09 last week, it's good, just didn't really like the crash mechanics... somewhat...
30 Oct 2009
ifconfig anyone playing FMIII on xbox live? contact me
30 Oct 2009
psyiche Hi, if Kia is really keen to build a modern more environmentally friendlier sports car, they really need to relook the driving dynamics: more streamline shape (reduce drag - save energy), lighter W...
30 Oct 2009
pass09 tested it! the feeling is weird. Firstly, its really difficult to reach out for the safety belt;secondly, the damn stiff steering wheel was killing my arms; lastly, car began to float in the air at...
31 Oct 2009
TheWhiteCruizer pass09, at that kind of price, you can't expect it to be as good as your Benz C180BE.
8 Nov 2009
jasontang Quote:
"Formerly posted by pass09:
tested it! the feeling is weird. Firstly, its really difficult to reach out for the safety belt;secondly, the damn stiff steering wheel was killing my arms; lastl...
9 Nov 2009
JRC
This is an open discussion for the news Volkswagen reveals mid-engined roadster concept in Detroit

"Volkswagen is taking the North American International Auto Show in Detroit by storm this year w...

13 Jan 2009
psyiche Its a goodlooking car, like a Scirocco without a top.
If VW can make the car even lighter (say less than 890kg, it can even target the Lotus Elise) - ie go for carbon fibre shell or even aluminiu...
13 Sep 2009
JRC
UK: SEAT releases first details of new Leon Cupra and Ibiza FR

SEAT is releasing first details of the forthcoming new Leon Cupra and Ibiza FR, two hot hatches that further strengthen the ‘sporty'...

22 Apr 2009
psyiche Past articles gave very good mileage for the Leon Cupra. Is anyone bringing it in for the Singapore Market?
23 Apr 2009
JRC
US: Honda FCX Clarity named '2009 World Green Car'

At a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show and Mobil 1 at the Jacob Javits Center in, New York, the Honda FCX Clarity ...

14 Apr 2009
psyiche Any chance of Honda bringing it in to Singapore? Fuel cell runs on liquid hydrogen, so once again, local authorities need to work with industrial partners to provide the crucial re-fueling stations...
15 Apr 2009
Green cars - should you buy one?

"We give you an insight on what it entails to own a green car here in Singapore..."

6 Apr 2009
psyiche In these times, most Singaporeans will choose to follow their pockets rather than their heart. If the authorities are keen to promote alternative green technology, then they need to have a fairer a...
15 Apr 2009
yeewf I do agreed that with the economy going downhill, i dont think more people will part with the additional $$ that comes with green cars.
For me i will rather buy a smaller cc car than to spend it o...
16 Apr 2009
Manualonly There are multiple factors at work here about going green (aka reducing CO2 emission, which is what it should be about).

Problem is our government has an enormous vested interest in petroleum-ba...
17 Apr 2009
Manualonly Speaking of political-will in going green, China's BYD already selling the world's first mass-production PHEV.

Never under-estimate what technology is capable of nor its origin.
The issue is f...
17 Apr 2009
Manualonly And the political will in US of A.

This is what BBC correspondence found out when he interviewed ordinary Americans and GM. Remember, BYD already is selling their PHEV while Volt remains in the ...
17 Apr 2009
JRC
This is an open discussion for the news UK: Charge of the hybrids

"In 1999, Honda only sold 340 of the original Insight hybrids. Honda isn't giving up however. With the new Insight, Honda plans ...

7 Apr 2009
psyiche For Sunny Singapore, it will be great if any of the manufacturers can bring in an electric hybrid that is not only has convenient charging system (eg portable batteries), but also solar panels to t...
7 Apr 2009
torrid94 the new 2009 prius has solar panels...
12 Apr 2009
JRC
This is an open discussion for the news SEAT puts the wind up Ecomotive drivers

"Hot on the heels of its exciting new solar sunroof technology, the inventive Spanish brand is today unveiling anoth...

3 Apr 2009
psyiche Once again, something importerss should consider bringing in....
3 Apr 2009
draggo mazda2 sibling
4 Apr 2009
JRC
This is an open discussion for the news BLUE-WILL – Hyundai charges in with advanced hybrid concept

"Hyundai has revealed the first pictures of an innovative plug-in hybrid concept car.

Due to be...

26 Mar 2009
neutral Nice...looking forward to see on our road. Hope it is not too expensive.
26 Mar 2009
sumo Better make sure the battery packs don't get recalled....
27 Mar 2009
psyiche Yes, we need more electric vehicle options for Singapore! We need infrastructural support -ie charging stations network, we need more green subsidies so that the technology can become feasible in c...
1 Apr 2009
JRC
This is an open discussion for the news Peugeot's Blue Lion comprehensively leads green race

"Peugeot's long term commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its vehicles has paid huge divi...

28 Mar 2009
eugn86 Well done Peugeot! The European car makers are still the more environmentally conscious group.
28 Mar 2009
LMLP640 Great job for Peugeot,could keep Fiat at bay is a job well done
28 Mar 2009
psyiche If its a diesel engine then the local taxes may offset the appeal of the vehicle.
Also, Peugeot chassis seems heavy when compared to other vehicles in similar category - eg 308 is about 1300 plus ...
1 Apr 2009
JRC
This is an open discussion for the news Tesla Model S

"Model S Sedan has anticipated base price of US$49,900, up to 483 kilometer range and 45-Minute QuickCharge capability.

Tesla Motors is now t...

31 Mar 2009
WindTurbine Well Well,how come they did not mention how beautiful this car is? I think looks great. Although there are some proportions and detailings that looks derivitive, hey it works well... if its gonna l...
31 Mar 2009
WindTurbine Well Well,how come they did not mention how beautiful this car is? I think looks great. Although there are some proportions and detailings that looks derivitive, hey it works well... if its gonna l...
31 Mar 2009
zeenie Looks gorgeous. I'd buy it in an instant if it came here to Singapore.
31 Mar 2009
Quaigon Maserati, Mazda6, Lexus 350 rolled into one!
31 Mar 2009
LMLP640 Agree with Quaigon,but at first look to me it look more like a Jag instead
31 Mar 2009
draggo maserati and lotus wannabe..
31 Mar 2009
silvine Nice Drive. Performance and the pocket.
1 Apr 2009
psyiche If this makes it to our shore - definitely a better looker than the Prius and City hybrids.
Hope someone can convince the necessary people to do so...
1 Apr 2009
This is an open discussion for the news Chevrolet Volt Leads General Motors Into Its Second Century

"The Volt you have been waiting for.

General Motors launched its next 100 years today by unveil...

18 Sep 2008
LMLP640 GM should already start going green or else it will not survive sooner or later
18 Sep 2008
Stefano wah very transformer...
19 Sep 2008
psyiche hi!
IS this coming to SPORE?
1 Oct 2008
DriftKing Quote:
"Formerly posted by psyiche:
hi!
IS this coming to SPORE?"

OMG! Where can I get one now????
20 Nov 2008
Stefano Not out yet dey hehehe.... even if it's out... I'm not sure if we will c it here so soon or even at all, this model is apparently for Chevy's NA and EU market. Daewoo's replica of it may happen or ...
20 Nov 2008
This is an open discussion for the news Nissan previews new green vehicles

"All-electric and original hybrid electric prototypes unveiled

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled all-electric and or...

6 Aug 2008
LMLP640 They are really going green this time
6 Aug 2008
psyiche Kudos to Nissan for turning electric. Hopefully this comes to Singapore soon. We have been held ransom by petrol companies for far too long.
14 Sep 2008
fuel prices are increasing, and doesnt seem like it will drop at any point of time, due to global shortage .. CNG looks like a cheaper, efficient, and eco-friendly alternative. plus ! theres a reba...

24 May 2008
steven_VW I understand that there may be a 5% drop in power depending on car when using CNG, this is felt mostly during acceleration and probably up hill. Not sure about noise.

Technically speaking, all c...
24 May 2008
ztcc78 but there aint much places where u can pump CNG
if not wrong now only got 2.. both in west area
24 May 2008
steven_VW There are currently only 3 CNG refilling stations,

1. Jurong Island by Sembcorp (this one is restricted area, need to apply permit to enter).
2. Jln Buroh SPC station by Sembcorp/SPC.
3. Manda...
24 May 2008
psyiche Hi!
CNG is still a fossil fuel. When demand increases, the quantity decreases, then price will increase - same ol story repeats itself.
Better for the government to re-look and re-invest in green...
22 Jul 2008
seaa If you are thinking of installing the cng kit, it will cost around 4k. Compare price of cng and petrol and calculate approx by when can your 4k be worth while.

Besides, cng tank can hold only sm...
22 Jul 2008
joycelym CNG - Confirmed NO GOOD.
22 Jul 2008
psyiche Well, good or not, fossil fuels run out... just hope all the governments of the world can get their act together, else its back to the DARK ages for our future generations.
22 Jul 2008
valenwolf Fuel is limited resource. Unless we can find a suitable alternative, like what Ironman wears in his chest... its hard to even imagine how much a litre of petrol can cause you, and I strongly believ...
23 Jul 2008
MazdaBoy I was checking out several CNG cars online. Chevrolet has the Optra Magnum which is factory fitted. Think it's the only one in Singapore but not too sure.
If petrol prices sky rockets I may eve...
23 Jul 2008
Recently come across this topic, and this technology seems to be around for quite some time.

Not sure if I understand fully the concepy, but its to use electrolysis to break down the water, into...

3 Jul 2008
Stefano wow... i gotta say it's very impressive but i guess our gahmen won't allow this....imagine the kind of tax they will lose at the end of the day n furthermore they have spent quite an amount coming ...
4 Jul 2008
gohjlong I must say that I am impressed too.

But it seems to be around for quite some time, but no one noticed about it.

The only thing is the DIY installation which for most people is a big stumblin...
7 Jul 2008
lchuanglr hmm.. this is an urban legend. doesn't work by the laws of physics, as the energy you spend making hydrogen will be more than what you can get out of burning it. might as well use the battery to ru...
7 Jul 2008
psyiche hi!
Well, there are also many articles that state that this process of electrolysis need more energy to convert water into hydrogen, then burning the hydrogen. The principles of of heat engine - t...
21 Jul 2008
Dear drivers

We have been talking repeatedly on how and what are the best ways to save fuel consumption, since petrol prices has been going north-wards with no sign of sliding back....

"Cutt...

2 Jul 2008
ztcc78 buy the new car that top up water one lor..
sure will save a lot of $$
2 Jul 2008
Stefano Quote:
"Formerly posted by ztcc78:
buy the new car that top up water one lor..
sure will save a lot of $$ "

Sekali worldwide water shortage....price of water shoots up tremendously......LPPL h...
3 Jul 2008
psyiche Hi!
For Singapore there are many options... recently there's the 'craze' for CNG. In the long term it is better we re-look at the green technologies available.
Recent articles revive the possibi...
21 Jul 2008
Dear all,
The world has been so dependent of fossil fuel, that much of our environment was destroyed: from oil excavations to deforestation to production of green-house gases from the production o...

5 Jul 2008
This is an open discussion for the news Honda CR-Z

"The environmental friendly successor to the defunct CR-X.

The new Honda hybrid coupe, based on the Honda CR-Z concept, is expected to cost 25,0...

22 Feb 2008
mEimEi nice car..will singapore have it?=P
22 Feb 2008
Xenophobia07 That is hot!
22 Feb 2008
LMLP640 Another GREEN move by Honda. Its good to know that they had finally come out with some thing like this
22 Feb 2008
Evan I can go into wrap speed with that Star Trek like consoles!
27 Feb 2008
sumo I'll certainly go Green with this beauty!
27 Feb 2008
psyiche Neat design. However Green cars will really be greener if it is really Zero Emission, and the fuel used to power it did not destroy the environment or take land away from the planting of food crops...
5 Jul 2008
This is an open discussion for the news Honda announces hybrid models

"Reducing your carbon footprint is all the rage these days, and Honda will accommodate to a growing car segment with three new...

22 May 2008
LMLP640 I thought this is an old news already???
22 May 2008
GOMUS from this angle, i like the look...interesting to see how far it can be developed.
24 May 2008
dmateo the fuel cell model is already in production but due to the scarcity of the pump station, it's only sold in certain location in US.

Wonder when this will come to singapore.........
25 May 2008
dmateo btw : almost forgot, saw prices for civic make a free fall. Well generally everything in honda except for a couple brand (no, accord 2008 still priced as the same) are having a free fall...

Pe...
25 May 2008
psyiche Wonder when it'll ever reach our shores?
2 Jul 2008
Chery Lovers must love this Here's the link
click here

28 Mar 2007
domino88 Groovy cool and it look zippy on the road !
28 Mar 2007
psyiche hi all!
Yes its a svelte looking car!
emailed cherglobal, its not in production in china yet...don;t think its coming to Singapore anytime soon.
Well, hopefully some parallel importers can bring...
23 Mar 2008
This is an open discussion for the news A larger Suzuki coming your way...

"Suzuki will debut its sleek and athletic Concept Kizashi 3 at the New York International Auto Show.

The Concept Kizashi...

7 Mar 2008
psyiche looks like the cars you find in old batman comics.
23 Mar 2008

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