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Need green to go green in India

You don’t use Chevy and Car of the Year in the same sentence. But the Motor Trend 2011 Car of the Year is the Chevy Volt. Unlike the Toyota Prius, the Volt can be used like a plugin-hybrid if you charge the batteries overnight and drive no more than 40 miles (64 km) per day. ... read more

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Racing on city roads: Disaster waiting to happen

Yesterday (at around 10 pm) we were at a bookshop in Bangalore (Indiranagar, 12th main) when we heard the roar of a sports car (porsche?) and then saw it go past us at a very high speed. A rich guy — no doubt a guy — was getting his thrills and putting pedestrians and vehicular ... read more

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Laws of physics vs Laws of man: speed breakers

The laws of physics are more powerful than the laws of man — and more painful too. You won’t find many speed limit signs on the Indian roads, and even if you do, drivers just ignore them. So, what is the solution? Speed breakers: big ones and if you drive fast over them, they can ... read more

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