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    Today in Broadford, Victoria, Toyota held a National Media Launch for their 2012 Camry Hybrid. Presented by television personality and motorsports legend, Neil Crompton Toyota kicked off the event with a presentation of the changes coming the 2012 version of the Camry Hybrid. While we continue to wait for...
  • Electric Go Kart accelerates into the record books

    Germany, the place that brought you the Nürburgring have now built the worlds fastest accelerating electric Go Kart. While we are more commonly aware of electric engines powering cars, it seems they make a pretty great power source for a Go Kart too. The Linde E1 electric kart reached...
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