Video games

  • Driving hybrids and electrics in Gran Turismo 5

    While we can all appreciate the low running costs and environmental credentials of hybrids and electric cars, they also have plenty of other benefits. Strong torque, for example, and good balance from the low-mounted batteries. It can make some hybrids and electric cars quite good fun to drive. That's where games like Gran Turismo 5, for the PlayStation 3, come in. You can't always appreciate those characteristics on the road, but not many will take their hybrid or electric vehicle to the track. The realism of modern games means you really do get a good sense of driving actual cars from the...

  • Nissan website 'The Planet Zero'
    Nissan Envisions A Green Utopia In 'Planet Zero' Game: Video

    Have a few minutes to kill this Friday? Enjoy online games? Then you might like a walkthrough of Nissan's newest project, a "game-style promotion website" called "The Planet Zero". Nissan's website envisions a planet where everything runs on electricity generated by the sun and wind, and thus...

  • Tesla Roadster - Gran Turismo 5
    Gran Turismo Game Goes Green: Virtual Electric Cars

    Depending on your demographic, the new PlayStation 3 Gran Turismo 5 (GT5) video game is either your single most essential purchase this year, or a completely baffling piece of technology that you'll probably never buy. Ironically, the same could be said for the current wave of electric cars we've...

  • Prius Online fantasy game, screenshot by CNN.com.
    Baby Dies While Parents Play Obsessively With Prius Online

    We know that Prius owners love their cars. Sometimes they talk endlessly about them, their great fuel efficiency, how cool the all-electric mode is, and so forth. But could you get so enthusiastic about Prius that you'd let your own child starve to death? Good. We didn't think so. And, no, it's not...

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