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Renault Zoe EV sets world record, clocks over 1000 miles in 24 hours

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Article by Raza Ahmed
Incase you thought production EVs couldn’t push the extra mile, this news from Renault may have you wondering 24 hours. The French automaker has set a record for the longest distance traveled by a production EV in 24 hours. Two Renault Zoe’s, powered solely on battery have set a world record by traveling 1000 miles in a span of 24 hours. At this point, all the gasoline junkies would argue about the range of the Zoe. While traditional charger takes almost a day for charging and a Level 2 charger takes over 6 hours to charge, the Zoe on test featured a closed loop Level 3 charger, giving it an 80 percent charge in under 30 mins. Moreover, the patented Cameleon charger it compatible [...]

MINI releases ‘The Britalian Job’ for 2012 London Olympics

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A chase sequence is one of the most adrenaline-pumping scenes in any Hollywood flick. In the race to 2012 London Olympics, British automaker, MINI has endeavored to re-enact the chase sequence from the 1969 movie, The Italian Job. As a part of the promotion of the 2012 London Olympics, MINI has created a short film, featuring several athletes participating in the games. It’s called The Britalian Job. Directed by Top Gear lead director Phil Churchward, the video stars some of the most recognizable faces from the Olympic games, including Daley Thompson, James Cracknell, Jonathan Edwards and Matthew Pinsent. British supermodel Jodie Kidd boasts some dramatic stunts on a supermoto, while being [...]

Top Gear Live eyeing World Record with double loop the loop in South Africa

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Four wheels, two giant loops, 1.2 million fans and 720 degrees of madness – this is what the Top Gear Live Stunt Team has in store for its Top Gear Festival in Durban, South Africa. Dubbed the “Deadly 720″, the dramatic stunt is a world record attempt, where the Top Gear Live Team will loop the loop in front of 15,000 live audiences during 4 shows at the weekend’s Top Gear Festival in Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa on 16-17 June. In its previous attempt, the Top Gear Live Team attempted a single Loop the Loop, and nailed it the first time in a closed arena. For the new all-out insane attempt, the Top Gear Live Team developed a special buggy sporting hand controls [...]

Apple’s ‘Eyes Free’ technology redefines in-car hands-free

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Regulars here may remember about Apple patenting a new in-car remote control system that would link a steering mounted hardware to your iOS device. While we assumed that, the system was limited to media control alone, new reports suggest that it changes the meaning of hands-free. Apple has announced that the voice-command service called Siri will be integrated with a steering mounted hardware on some production vehicles. During the keynote at its Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) on Monday, Apple revealed the Eyes Free, which includes a chunky shortcut button on the steering wheel that will link to the iOS devices’ voice control feature, without the user having to shuffle with [...]

Lindsay Lohan crashes a rented Porsche 911

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Believe it or not, alcohol had nothing to do with it. According to TMZ, actress and socialite Lindsay Lohan crashed a brand new Porsche 911 into back of a truck. The 25-year-old totaled the car, hitting the back of an 18-wheeler on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, California. Pictures reveal the car’s front completely crumpled, and the witnesses suggest that it was Lohan who took the wheels, while her assistant was on the back seat. Both of them have been reported with bruises and bleeding. The incident took place on Friday afternoon and Lohan was chauffeured off in a Cadillac Escalade, while her assistant was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The actress claims that it was [...]
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