Mitsubishi Ships First Fleet Evs To Google And Igo Car-sharing Service

Mitsubishi ships first fleet EVs to Google and IGO car-sharing serviceMitsubishi has delivered the first fleet vehicle orders of the environmentally-friendly and affordably-priced 100% electric-powered 2012 Mitsubishi i to search engine giant Google and car sharing service IGO CarSharing.

 MMNA and Capitol Mitsubishi of San Jose, California, delivered the high-tech yet fun-to-drive 2012 Mitsubishi i electric vehicles to Google's corporate headquarters on Wednesday, February 29, at the Google Solar Carport. The Mitsubishi i EVs add to GFleet, the company's employee car-sharing fleet that consists entirely of plug-in vehicles.

Nissan Martin Brundle Back Behind The Wheel Of A Racing Car

Martin Brundle Back Behind The Wheel Of A Racing CarMartin Brundle made his return to sportscar racing at Paul Ricard on Saturday when he got behind the wheel of the Greaves Motorsport Zytek-Nissan at the official pre-season test for the European Le Mans Series.

The test began on Friday with Greaves' ELMS squad of Nissan's GT Academy graduate, Lucas Ordonez, Alex Brundle and Tom Kimber-Smith on driving duty. Martin joined the test on Saturday after a late night in London launching Sky's new F1 channel.

Toyota Prius, Honda Fit Top Japan's Best Selling Car List

Toyota Prius, Honda Fit Top Japan's Best Selling Car ListFor the ninth month in a row, the top-selling car in Japan is the Toyota Prius, helping hybrids make up more than 20-percent of all auto sales in Japan.

In February, Toyota sold 35,875 Prius hybrids, while the Honda Fit came in second place with 24,973 units sold.

Restored 1980 Toyota Celica Rally Car Video

Bates Returns To Rallying With Restored Toyota Celica RA40As previously reported , four-time Australian rally champion Neal Bates returned to competition last week driving a fully-restored 1980 Toyota Celica RA40 at the opening round of the Australian Rally Championship in Melbourne.

Bates has spent the past 18 months building the iconic Celica from a bare shell and debuted it at Rally Calder, which was held Thursday March 1.

Nissan Leaf Becomes First Electric Car Available For Order In All Us Markets

Nissan Leaf Becomes First Electric Car Available For Order in All US MarketsBeginning tomorrow, drivers across the country will have their first opportunity to order their Nissan LEAF, as Nissan North America Inc. (NNA) expands availability for all U.S. markets, nationwide.   This new launch phase means residents of 21 new states will be able to select and order a 2012 Nissan LEAF. The LEAF, the world’s first and only electric car, now also is the only electric car ever to be available nationwide.

6th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest: Uk Winners Announced

6th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest: UK winners announcedIt's time to buckle your seat belts! The cars of tomorrow will be made of bananas and run on water. And if this winning group of future automotive designers and engineers get their way, some of them might even fly...

The bold vision comes courtesy of all who entered Toyota's unique Dream Car Art Contest - the results of which were announced today at a special ceremony at Toyota's GB HQ.

Toyota Camry Pace Car For Daytona

Toyota Camry Pace Car For DaytonaThe new Toyota Camry will lead the field as the official pace car for the 54th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday week (February 26).

It will be the first time a Toyota has led the field to the green flag for the "Great American Race".

Details Emerge On Infiniti's Advanced Sports Car Concept

Details Emerge On Infiniti's Advanced Sports Car ConceptInfiniti has announced its advanced sports car concept is to be called the INFINITI EMERG-E.

The electric car will be seen publicly for the first time at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show. The reveal will take place on March 6 at the Infiniti stand, number 1030 in Hall 1, at 10:15 Central European Time (CET).

Toyota Tops Car Sales For January

Toyota Tops Car Sales For JanuaryToyota Australia has kicked-off 2012 with a strong market-leading sales performance despite a severe shortage of its top-selling HiLux.

The company was number one in sales of passenger cars, SUVs and light-commercial vehicles for January.

Nissan Introduces Energy Efficient Car Carrier To Japan Shipping Route

Nissan Introduces Energy Efficient Car Carrier to Japan Shipping RouteNissan Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled the Nichioh Maru, an energy efficient coastal car carrier which will transport completed vehicles and parts on one of Japan's main maritime shipping routes.   The Nichioh Maru, newly built by Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co., Ltd., has installed solar power panels for the first time on a coastal ship in Japan and is propelled by an electronically controlled diesel engine.

Subaru Prepares For Grand-am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge

Subaru Prepares for GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car ChallengeSubaru announced that drivers Andrew Aquilante and Bret Spaude return as factory team drivers for Subaru's entry in the Grand Sport (GS) class of the 2012 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.  The first round of the series is at the historic Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL, on January 27, 2012.