Author Archives: PeterLyon
Nissan Leaf captures World Car Award At a press conference today hosted by Bridgestone Corporation and the New York International Auto Show, the Nissan Leaf was declared the 2011 World Car of the Year. As co-chair of the World Car … Continue reading
Parts shortages wreaking havoc globally With Japanese carmakers closing their factories following the earthquake and tsunami, investors instantly wanted out. So on Monday the value of shares in Japanese automotive companies tumbled as investors started selling up. Initially, many of them … Continue reading
Nissan Leaf vies for two trophies World Green Car award sponsored by Bridgestone Corporation The top three finalists in each World Car Awards category (World Car of the Year, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of … Continue reading
Downtuned, maybe, but still damn quick The car we drove was a detuned version of the LFA race car which won its class in the 2010 Nurburgring 24-hour race. One engineer estimated power at around 480hp, down from the race-spec … Continue reading
FISKER KARMA Could this luxury EV be a game-changer? First Drive – at LA Speedway Photos: Courtesy Fisker Automotive Faster than a Quattroporte, leaner than a Prius! LEONARDO DICAPRIO, LISTEN UP. Cameron Diaz, pay attention. It’s time for you guys … Continue reading
Quake decision On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. This is what the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant looked like….before.