Every year, winners from various motorsport disciplines gather for the Race of Champions. It's a time-honored tradition that anchors the end of the racing calendar, and has been held every year without fail since 1988. But it won't be happening this year as organizers have announced its cancellation.
Nissan figures there's a market for the Nissan Leaf in Thailand. Or, at the very least, a chance to test the world's most popular passenger electric car in Bangkok. The global automaker has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Metropolitan Electricity Authority in Bangkok to start the test. Step one? Infrastructure. That's got to be a relief to the few people who have purchased a Leaf in Thailand.
The Formulec EF01 is a pretty sweet all-electric race car, but it's really been just a place holder for the vehicles that will eventually form the FIA Formula E Championship grid. Along with an announcement that Renault will be a technical partner, the budding series has just released images of what we can expect the actual cars to look like when they take to the starting line. Think less Formula 3, and more Formula 1.
The grandson of the co-creator of Red Bull has been arrested in Bangkok, Thailand and is accused of killing a policeman with his Ferrari. Vorajuth Yoovidhaya is the 27-year-old grandson of the late Chaleo Yoovidhaya, who created Red Bull. According to the BBC, Vorayuth has been accused of running over a 47-year-old policeman with a new Ferrari FF and dragging him down the road before the officer succumbed to a broken neck and multiple broken bones.
In a case of turning the mundane into modern art, Crystal Lounge in Bangkok has bathed a tuk-tuk in Swarovski crystals. For those of you who don't know, a tuk-tuk is a kind of motorized, covered pedicab. There's an entire tuk-tuk customizing culture in Bangkok, and if the look of a tuk-tuk isn't crazy enough, you can be sure the driver and the ride will be. The sample you see here is just for display at Crystal Lounge -- actually, the Crystal Lounge Cafe/Restaurant/Jewelry Boutique/Cocktail Loun
One of the joys of writing for AutoblogGreen is learning about the ways biofuels and other alternative energy sources are being used and promoted around the world. We've mentioned Thailand on the site before (and I want to give a plug again to yesterday's post about Australia's Green Vehicle Guide), and it's time to see what else is new in Bangkok. The Khao Sod newspaper comes out in favor of the Thai government's continued involvement in subsidizing the price of diesel fuel and, more importantl