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Electric-Car Concept From Japan Floats Like A Boat In Emergencies

Electric-Car Concept From Japan Floats Like A Boat In Emergencies

There are electric cars and (a few) amphibious cars, but what about electric amphibious cars? In the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, there have been a few attempts to use electric cars for emergency power--but now this newest concept takes things a step further. The... read more

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2014 Volkswagen Golf (European spec)

New York Auto Show Preview: Green Production Cars & Concepts

Media days at the New York International Auto Show start a week from today, and there's a big slate of green cars coming this year. This year's show will offer everything... read more March 20, 2013 by  2


 
Toyota i-Road concept car

Toyota i-Road Electric Urban Minicar Swarms The Roads (Video)

There's a lot to like about auto shows. Seeing new production models can be truly exciting, and chatting with industry insiders offers new perspectives on the automotive... read more March 11, 2013 by  1


 
Active wheel shutters  -  Ford Atlas Concept  -  2013 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Atlas Truck Concept Demos Fuel-Saving Active Wheel Shutters

In order to improve the aerodynamics of new vehicles—and boost their highway gas mileage—automotive engineers have looked to a new series of seemingly minor... read more January 16, 2013 by  5


 
Tesla Model ST wagon render by Theophilus Chin

The Tesla Model S Electric Wagon We Wish They'd Build

High-performance wagons are easy to appreciate. Plenty of utility, but none of the sacrifices that practicality usually implies. If they look great and run on electricity... read more January 9, 2013 by  29


 
Lexus LF-CC coupe concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show

Lexus LF-CC Hybrid Coupe Confirmed For Production: Report

Lexus is set to start development on a production version of the LF-CC hybrid coupe concept, according to reports. Autocar has revealed that Lexus has assigned a senior... read more November 30, 2012 by 


 
Smart 'Forjeremy' Electric Drive art car

Smart 'ForJeremy' Electric Drive Looks Ready To Fly

It isn't unknown for Smart to unveil an unusual concept car every now and then--the For-US pickup would be a good example. But thanks to fashion designer Jeremy Scott, Smart... read more November 30, 2012 by  2


 
Audi A2 Concept, Frankfurt Motor Show, September 2011

Audi Plans 200 MPG-Plus High-Tech Small Car

In mainland Europe, where gas mileage is measured in liters used per 100 kilometers (l/100km), a 'three liter car' doesn't usually refer to engine capacity. Instead, it means... read more November 26, 2012 by  2


 
Car2Go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive in San Diego

Car Sharing: The Job For Which Electric Cars Are Already Perfect

What would make electric cars perfect for you? Maybe it'd take a 300-mile range, or a sub-$15,000 price tag, or the ability to charge from empty in five minutes. But you... read more November 12, 2012 by  2


 
BMW i3 Concept MkII

BMW i4 Concept Electric Coupe To Appear At LA Show: Report

BMW could be set to unveil a new, sporty electric car at the upcoming 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Likely to be based on the BMW i3 electric city car, the new BMW 'i4' would... read more October 26, 2012 by  3


 
Lexus LF-CC Concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show

Lexus LF-CC Concept: Paris Auto Show Live Photos

Lexus revealed its LF-CC hybrid coupe concept shortly before the 2012 Paris Auto Show, and now we can bring you a live image gallery from the show itself. The... read more October 1, 2012 by 


 
Smart ForStars concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show

Smart Forstars Concept: Paris Auto Show Live Photos

Smart might be struggling to sell its ageing ForTwo at the moment but its design department is certainly keeping busy. The 2012 Paris Auto Show, which got underway last... read more October 1, 2012 by  1


 
Hiriko folding electric city car

Folding Hiriko Electric Car: The Future Of Car Sharing?

Electric city cars are not a new concept, but in aiming vehicles at a city environment it can side-step many of the issues normally associated with EVs, such as short range... read more August 9, 2012 by  7


 
U.S. Army Fuel Efficient Demonstrator (FED) Bravo concept diesel hybrid-electric vehicle, April 2012

Army Diesel-Hybrid Concept: Twice The MPG, Just As Fierce As Humvee

For U.S. armed forces, green is mostly seen these days as accents in beige battlefield camo. But reducing the cost and risk of delivering very expensive diesel fuel in... read more May 4, 2012 by  1


 
Honda Hatchback Concept teased ahead of 2012 Beijing Auto Show

Honda Hybrid Concept S: Global People Mover At Beijing Auto Show?

China's auto shows, which alternate between Beijing and Shanghai--just as Frankfurt and Paris alternate in Europe--are already significant global events with dozens of world... read more April 23, 2012 by  1


 
Hiriko folding electric minicar

Hiriko Electric Car: Clean, Green, Out-Parks Smarts

When Smart launched its ForTwo over a decade ago in Europe, the company heavily played the car's ability to park nose-on to a curb, thanks to its short length. Parking a... read more January 26, 2012 by  4


 
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