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Top Consumer-Rated Hybrids for 2018

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Hybrid cars are quickly gaining popularity and are well on their way to becoming as popular as gasoline-powered vehicles. These vehicles are not only more eco-friendly than their non-Hybrid counterparts, but also have an excellent price-to-performance ratio that makes them a favorite among eco-conscious drivers. Looking at buying a Hybrid but not sure which to test drive first? Our Berkeley auto body shop has rounded up some of the top consumer rated Hybrid cars of 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Mercedes Commits to Hydrogen Fuel with GLC F-Cell Hybrid Vehicle

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Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to introduce a hydrogen-powered SUV in North America by late 2019. The German automaker made the announcement at the recently convened Frankfurt International Motor Show and described the soon-to-be SUV hybrid as the first electric vehicle powered by fuel-cell + battery powertrain or “F-Cell”. Read the rest of this entry »

Simple Summer Car Care Tips

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Summer is a time for vacations, road trips and more time with the kids home on summer break. With the increase in daily activities, car maintenance is usually the last thing to come to mind, even though it’s likely being used more. Read the rest of this entry »

BMW Deploys Over 500 Electric Cars For Ride-Sharing Program

BMW is progressing in leaps and bounds with their electric vehicle offerings in not only the United States but also worldwide. The company has made it clear that electric vehicles are one of its main focuses and plan to invest heavily in its development in the coming future. The German automaker recently announced that its joint ride sharing platform would get an overhaul as they plan to bring many more electric vehicles onto the streets. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota is Making Investments for Inexpensive Advanced Electric Vehicles

Toyota Invests in AI for Cheaper Batteries, Electric Cars and Fuel Cells

Like few other car manufacturing companies, Toyota is in relentless and constant pursuit of technology advancements serving to make rides safer and cheaper. The Japanese manufacturer has always been a step ahead of the competition, but now they’ve decided to accelerate even further by investing in artificial intelligence (AI) for cheaper batteries, electric vehicles and fuel cells. Read the rest of this entry »

Car Technologies That Will Drive the Future

 

self-driving-car-technologyAuto technology is advancing at a rapid pace and so far, has been one of the world’s most innovative industries. As manufacturers continually push the boundaries of technological advancements, we are left in awe of all the new possibilities getting ready to welcome us. From the introduction of self-driving cars, to research on new energy sources, the future certainly looks bright for auto enthusiasts. What are the features that we are most interested in? Keep on reading to uncover the most awaited car technologies of the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 New Clean Cars for 2017

Top 5 New Hybrid & Electric Vehicles for 2017

The world of automobile technology is constantly evolving and has now reached a point where self-driving cars are about to become a reality. But before we start discussing autonomous vehicles, let’s take a look at top five hybrid and electric cars that are hitting the showrooms this year. These vehicles will not only help save fuel but also contribute towards environmental protection by drastically cutting down emissions. Read the rest of this entry »

What to Do After a Car Accident

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Car accidents are a scary reality for drivers everywhere. As careful as we may be, there’s always a possibility that the unthinkable will happen. Knowing what the steps are ahead of time, will help you protect yourself during a time when you will most likely be clouded over with emotions following the car accident. You should also be prepared to contact an auto accident attorney if damages or injuries occur. Read the rest of this entry »

What Google Learned from 2 Million Miles of Autonomous Driving

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Google has proudly announced that their self-driving cars have now driven over 2 million miles and are a lot closer to achieving complete vehicle automation. These cars have been mastering the art of managing complex situations on public roads that may range from avoiding cars going the wrong way, to being aware of a bicycle darting in front of traffic. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet SION, Sono Motors’ Groundbreaking Solar Powered Car

This New German Car Charges Itself on the Street

Sono Motors, a German startup, has managed to raise more than $200,000 towards the production of a solar-charged electric vehicle called SION. Once built, the electric car will use solar panels as its main power source. Since the EV will generate its power using the solar panels integrated on the sides, roof and rear, the vehicle will have a rather unusual look. The German automakers intend to sell two versions of the electric vehicle–a $13,000 ‘Urban’ version concocted with a single charge range of 75 miles, and an $18,000 ‘Extender’ version designed with a single charge range of 155 miles. Read the rest of this entry »