Showing posts from September, 2015

Delhi's car-free day campaign every Tuesday

Starting 22 September, in Gurgaon it will be car-free day every Tuesday from 7 am to 7 pm. Collaborating in this initiative are Gurgaon Administration, Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), Gurgaon Traffic Police and Gurgaon Municipal Corporation, with support from NASSCOM, Embarq India, Raahgiri Foundation and Rapid Metro. September 22 is observed as World Car-Free Day. The initiative is expected to encourage people to use alternative modes of transport and in the process also free the city roads from congestion. Joint Commissioner of Police Bharti Arora said that with one lakh new cars being registered every year in Gurgaon, this was the best time for the city to take up the ‘car free’ challenge.
Four major IT corridors have been identified to make the campaign more concentrated – namely DLF Cyber City, Cyber Park area, Golf Course Road and Electronic City. These have the heaviest traffic flow in the city. The move will be enforced by the Gurgaon Police, who have sourced 20 cran…

PM Modi's tech drive at Tesla Motors

With renewable and alternative sources of energy high on his priority list, Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Saturday paid a visit to the headquarters of Tesla Motors at Pao Alto to get a feel on what could drive the automobiles in the future.

Soon after his arrival here and an interaction with the Indian-American community, the Prime Minister left for the facility of Tesla that was was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers who wanted to prove that electric cars can be better than gasoline-powered cars.

Prime Minister Modi and I talked about electricity generation and how there are ways to skip ahead with it as with cellphones," Musk, the company's principal engineer, inventor and investor, said later. "Engines of the future. PM @narendramodi takes a tour of @TeslaMotors, leading builder of electric cars," tweeted External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

PM Modi, who had landed at the Norman Y. Minte San Jose International Airport, was driven around the fa…

CRDI (Common Rail Direct Injection)

CRDi stands for Common Rail Direct Injection meaning, direct injection of the fuel into the cylinders of a diesel engine via a single, common line, called the common rail which is connected to all the fuel injectors.

     Whereas ordinary diesel direct fuel-injection systems have to build up pressure anew for each and every injection cycle, the new common rail (line) engines maintain constant pressure regardless of the injection sequence. This pressure then remains permanently available throughout the fuel line. The engine's electronic timing regulates injection pressure according to engine speed and load. The electronic control unit (ECU) modifies injection pressure precisely and as needed, based on data obtained from sensors on the cam and crankshafts. In other words, compression and injection occur independently of each other. This technique allows fuel to be injected as needed, saving fuel and lowering emissions.

     More accurately measured and timed mixture spray in the combu…

Bentley Bentayga - World’s Most Powerful, Most Luxurious SUV

Bentley describes the Bentayga as “the most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world.” Those are certainly bold claims, considering current class leaders include the rapid Porsche Cayenne and luxurious Range Rover, but the early signs point towards plenty of truth in that statement  First in a wave of ‘ultra SUVs’ Bentley is the first to get to market with their ultra SUV, with several other car makers – such as Rolls-Royce and Lamborghini – looking to fill a very pricey gap in the market above the Range Rover. The Bentayga will be assembled at the company’s factory in Crewe. The Bentayga’s headline figures are a 0-60mph time of just 4.0 seconds and a 187mph top speed. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S – previously the fastest mainstream SUV on sale – offers up stats of 4.1 seconds and 176mph. This remarkable turn of speed comes courtesy of a twin-turbocharged W12 engine. Producing 600hp and 664lb ft of torque, it is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, making perform…

Future Phoenix Electric Car

The brainchild of auto designer Huynh Ngoc Lan, the Phoenix is a car for the future that caters to the taste of the driver without polluting the environment with toxic emissions. The Phoenix – Concept features a glass cabin that provides panoramic views of the landscape to the two occupants.

The vehicle is designed to run clean on electric batteries that provide energy to four electric motors mounted inside each wheel. The door system is to be covered with an automatic LED light system that can change its color according to the taste of the driver.

Renault small car kwid launching shortly

Renault Kwid is the French automaker's first product based on the all new CMF-A platform, developed jointly by Nissan and Renault. The same platform will also underpin one of Datsun's upcoming small cars. The Kwid derives its power from a newly developed 800cc petrol unit, which too has developed by Nissan and Renault together. Upon its launch, the Kwid will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Hyundai Eon, etc. The upcoming small car will come at a starting price of Rs. 3 lakh.

for specifications about engine refer to our previous  article

The Renault Kwid India price could fall in the range of INR 3-4 lakhs (ex-showroom). Base variant is likely to be priced at INR 3.2 lakhs (ex-showroom)The Renault Kwid India launch will take place by the end of September or early October 2015. Renault will commence virtual test drives for the Kwid next week.



2016 Cadillac ELR

The demand for fuel-efficient cars is growing, and that means more and more automakers are adding plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles to their lineups. The 2016 Cadillac ELR is one example, as the edgy-looking coupe is Cadillac's first-ever plug-in hybrid vehicle.
On the outside, the ELR offers many of the touches we've come to expect from Cadillac, ranging from a dramatic shape to angular lines, sharp-edged headlights and taillights and a bold grille. It's the same story on the inside, where the ELR includes the modern, high-end look we've come to associate with Cadillac. But under the hood, the ELR is a whole different animal. That's because it uses a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that's mated to an electric motor, which offers the ability to drive 37 miles on electric power alone -- the same powerplant you'll find in the popular Chevy Volt. While the ELR might sound good on paper, it comes with a few drawbacks. Most notably, its price, which was so stee…