Motor

For Sale: Hong Kong's Biggest Yacht

Jason Chow The Wall Street Journal 07.04.2011
For Sale: Hong Kong's Biggest Yacht

Last week, one of Hong Kong’s richest businessmen put his 65-meter yacht, Ambrosia III, up for sale. The sale of the yacht, the city’s biggest, is being handled by Monaco-based brokerage firm Yachting Partners International. (The asking price was ...

Mission impossible: Sir Richard Branson and American sailor Chris Welsh plan to take this eight-foot mini-submarine to explore the deepest points in the world's oceans

Sir Richard Branson plans to pilot a mini-submarine to the bottom of one of the planet's deepest oceans in his latest record-breaking adventure.


EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

Bruno Waterfield Telegraph 29.03.2011
EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

Cars will be banned from London and all other cities across Europe under a draconian EU masterplan to cut CO2 emissions by 60 per cent over the next 40 years.

South Carolina Considers Alternate Penalties for Drivers Caught Going Slightly Above Speed Limit

South Carolina is considering a bill that would allow police to slap $150 tickets on motorists caught driving less than 10 mph over the limit --10 times the current minimum -- but let them skip reporting the tickets to shield low-speed offenders f...


Spider infestation leads to recall of 65,000 Mazdas

Chris Woodyard USA Today 03.03.2011
Spider infestation leads to recall of 65,000 Mazdas

Under the heading of strangest recalls ever, Mazda today is weaving the most bizarre of all: 52,000 Mazda6 in the U.S. are being recalled because of possible spider webs. The fear is that they can lead to blockages that will eventually cause fuel ...

Consumer Reports: GM's Volt 'doesn't really make a lot of sense'

Consumer Reports offered a harsh initial review of the Chevrolet Volt, questioning whether General Motors Co.'s flagship vehicle makes economic "sense."The extended-range plug-in electric vehicle is on the cover of the April issue — the influentia...


Hong Kong's Waning Influence on the Luxury Car Market

A crowd of shoppers gathered, eagerly snapping photos with their cell phones and cameras at the Hong Kong Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui. But it wasn’t a celebrity they were trying capture.

Maryland bill would ban stoplight texting

Hayley Peterson Washington Examiner 14.02.2011
Maryland bill would ban stoplight texting

Texting while stopped at a traffic light soon could be illegal in Maryland, if lawmakers approve legislation that would expand the state's texting-while-driving ban.


Nissan LEAF to Arrive in Hong Kong by April

Nissan LEAF deliveries are off to a slow crawl in both the US and Japan. Despite this, an advanced supply of electric vehicles are reportedly going to ship to Hong Kong soon. According to a recent Detroit Free Press article, Nissan has agreed to f...

$1bn Streets of Monaco yacht a floating city

Kate Schneider NEWS.com.au 18.01.2011
$1bn Streets of Monaco yacht a floating city

A LAVISH new yacht recreating the billionaire's playground of Monaco is set to become the world's most expensive. The staggering 155m Streets of Monaco yacht is expected to cost over $1.1 billion to build and is modelled on a section of Monte Carlo.


A yacht to smile about: Billionaire Google founder buys 193-foot boat for $45million ... but he bought it second-hand

Google mogul Larry Page has joined the billionaire boat owner club by splashing out $45m on his own super yacht - but unlike many moguls, he bought his yacht used.

Car tech dazzles at Consumer Electronics Show

Automakers are taking a drive into the future at the Consumer Electronics Show. The annual event is traditionally a showplace for mobile phones, computers and television sets but car makers are grabbing a lot of attention this year with the latest...


599 GTO

China’s car market is growing at a fast pace, as an expanding middle class and booming economy make it possible for more and more people to buy cars. The country is also showing increased appetite for exotic sports cars, as Ferrari announced it so...

Hemp drives green vehicle prototype; Calgary firm’s material will make lighter electric car

Nathan Armstrong envisions a day when drivers will be rolling up to the curb in a car powered by an electric motor and covered with a body made from hemp.


'Straddling Bus' Offered as a Traffic Fix in China

BETTINA WASSENER and ANDREA DENG The New York Times 18.08.2010
'Straddling Bus' Offered as a Traffic Fix in China

What do you do if your roads are congested and polluted? Try designing a vehicle that takes up no road space. And make it partly solar powered. A company in the southern Chinese town of Shenzhen has done just that.

Swede faces world-record $1m speeding penalty

A Swedish motorist caught driving at 290km/h (180mph) in Switzerland could be given a world-record speeding fine of SFr1.08m ($1m; £656,000), prosecutors say.


Bio-Bug: Car run on human waste is launched

Laura Roberts Telegraph 07.08.2010
Bio-Bug: Car run on human waste is launched

A car that runs on methane gas produced by human waste has been launched and its makers claim drivers cannot tell the difference.

Motoring enthusiast builds 367mph bus

A motoring enthusiast has built a bus capable of hitting more than 350mph.


Tesla gets first customers in Japan, Hong Kong

Tesla Motors says it has delivered its Roadster electric car to the first customers in Japan, Hong Kong, Poland, Turkey and Canada.

BMW unveils new concept car in Hong Kong

BMW new Vision Efficient Dynamics concept car is unveiled for the first time at the Atrium of International Finance Center in Hong Kong, south China, July 9, 2010. The company also announced its commitment to build a greener earth through the late...



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