Friday, October 17

2010 Prius - Photos leaked and released

PriusChat has some pictures of the 2010 Prius which someone posted onto their forums.

It looks like the centre console has had a major revamp, with the gear selector moved to a more conventional location and the speedo/instrument screen looks like it has been revamped.
The front grill has also changed, with it looking sleeker than the existing model.

The "Prius Team" has also posted a teaser picture to the forums, which shows a logo saying "Welcome to Prius" - it looks like this may be the new startup screen for the display.

The 2010 Prius is slated to be launched in January 2009 at the Detroit Motor Show.

Friday, September 5

Honda Reintroduces the Insight Hybrid ahead of new model Prius

CNN Reports:

Honda Motor Co. unveiled a pure-hybrid concept car Thursday that hopes to go head to head with Toyota's wildly popular Prius.

The carmaker showed images of the Insight that will go on sale in the United States in the spring, it said. The car, which will be sold only as a hybrid, will be a five-seat hatchback and will be priced "significantly below hybrids available today," Honda said in an announcement.


The picture on the CNN website looks almost exactly like the current model Prius. It will be very interesting to see what price range they can make this car, what mileage is can get, as well as what features it comes with.

Toyota is also expected to announce new hybrid models, including a new Prius in January at the Detroit motor show. Detroit News reports that there will be a Lexus hybrid with a completely different design to the Prius, as well as the next generation prius.

Wednesday, June 18

Baby proofing the house

I think we missed a spot.
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Saturday, April 26

Blakes 7 Set for Comeback?

BBC News is reporting that Sky One has commishoned 2 x 60minute scripts for a possible remake of Blakes 7.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7364663.stm

A consortium which includes Paul Darrow, actor of Avon from the original series, acquired the rights to Blakes 7 in 2003 and is working alongside Sky One in this production.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3102295.stm

Thursday, April 24

Evil Monkey’s Guide to Kosher Imaginary Animals

The title says it all! A list of imaginary animals and comments on if they are Kosher.
http://www.jeffvandermeer.com/2008/04/17/evil-monkey%e2%80%99s-guide-to-kosher-imaginary-animals/

With lots of further comments on the article on Boing Boing:
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/04/20/which-imaginary-anim.html

Wednesday, February 27

Wednesday, January 16

Hybrid Car News

According to the New York Times:

The chief executive of the Toyota Motor Corporation said Monday that he is pushing his company’s engineers to develop a plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle with a lithium-ion battery before 2010, raising the stakes in a race with General Motors.


They also said that it would release 2 new Hybrid cars at next years Detroit Motor show, including a larger Hybrid Toyota car and a new Lexus Hybrid.

This was also reported by HybridCars.com .