Zipcar is a company that operates a car-sharing network around the country. The company also operates car sharing networks outside the US with operations in Canada, the UK, Spain, and Austria. Users can rent over 30 different vehicle makes and models by the hour or by the day to take care of whatever it is they need a car for.
Happy Monday, everyone. Hopefully you all had a great weekend, and are ready to immerse yourselves with the top tech stories of the day. We'll soon have an analysis of Microsoft's big event today, but here's other stuff - Samsung Galaxy S III USA carrier prices and dates collected. Moving along, Apple's future trillion-dollar value touted by analyst. And...Facebook's 100m Face.com deal official.
Honda is just tickled pink right now and has laid claim to the highest ever MPGe fuel efficiency rating for an electric vehicle. The EPA has granted the Honda Fit EV an equivalency rating of 118 MPGe making it the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the US. The Fit EV is a small four-door hatchback and promises more efficiency than other EVs on the market such as the Ford Focus Electric, Nissan Leaf, and other offerings.
Ford and Microsoft are teaming up to brag on the technologies inside the Focus Electric EV at the Future in Review Conference. The car will be hitting dealer showrooms soon. The Focus Electric is an electric car from Ford Motor Company and packed inside the vehicle is a lot of Microsoft technology, including Ford's Sync technology. There's more tech packed inside the vehicle then voice-activated Bluetooth alone.
Remember the Brammo Empulse R electric bike that we peeked a few weeks ago? The regular version that drops the R has officially been debuted in Hollywood today, with all the nitty gritty details being laid out as well as the price. Brammo say that the bike is capable of reaching speeds up to 100mph, and can travel up to 121 miles on a single charge. it features a 9.3kWh lithium ion battery, and a liquid cooled motor.
If you're a fan of green vehicles and have been looking forward to the new Focus Electric from Ford, the automaker has now certified the first dealers to sell the vehicle. The first batch of 67 dealers are now certified to sell the Focus Electric, and the car will arrive this spring. The car will be available nationwide by the end of 2012.
I've wondered for a long time why it is manufacturers tend to make electric vehicles and hybrids so unattractive. Cars like the Nissan Leaf the Toyota Prius are boring and boxy looking. Thankfully, some companies are starting to come out with hybrids and EVs that are green and good-looking. One of the latest vehicles that falls into the green and attractive range is the Infiniti LE concept that surfaced this week at the New York Auto Show.
The 2012 Ford Focus Electric has been crowned the most efficient five-passenger car in America, receiving its official EPA ratings of 105MPGe, the electric equivalent to miles per gallon, with 110MPGe in the city and 99MPGe on the highway. The vehicle has also been rated with a 76-mile range on a single charge.
Images of Infiniti's new electric supercar called the Emerg-E have surfaced ahead of the official debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The images appear to be the official renderings for the Emerg-E and the vehicle certainly looks sleek, sporty, and stunning---a look that will hopefully help ween consumers off of its gas-guzzler counterparts.