A Danish bicycle and e-bike company, Biomega, has shown an open-wheel concept car that takes the sculpted, less-is-more ideas of Scandinavian design to new extremes—to what may be a regulatory impossibility in the U.S. The four-seat four-wheeler, called SIN, for Singapore, appears to be aimed at some of the most congested cities in Asia. It’s a futuristic, bare-bones urban warrior, with a flat floor, seating for four, and a windshield that wraps up and over the occupants—with an additional windshield (which the company calls a “fascia window” at the footwell...
South Korea to extend electric-car subsidy to long-range vehicles too
South Korea may scrap a rule that limits electric-car subsidies based on charging times.Stephen Edelstein
Honda BR-V: Smallest SUV Yet, But Not For North America: Forbidden Fruit
The Honda BR-V small crossover will go on sale in Indonesia next year.Stephen Edelstein
Nissan To Work With Bhutan Toward 'Electric-Car Nation' Goal
The small Asian nation of Bhutan has a very big goal: It hopes to convert the country's vehicles to almost all electric power. Today, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced an agreement between the nation and the carmaker to work together toward that goal. Nissan Leaf...John Voelcker
Toyota Decides Europeans Design Better Small Cars Than Asians
For decades, Asian small cars have been considered the best of the bunch in the U.S. market. Toyota Corollas, Honda Civics, and various models from Nissan--and more recently, Hyundai--sell hundreds of thousands each year against what was until quite recently anemic competition from U.S. makers...John Voelcker
Small, Fun, High-MPG Minicars, Never Coming To The U.S.
Life is so unfair sometimes. Car companies have been dangling the carrot of smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles in front of us for a few years now and though we've managed to grab vehicles like the MINI, Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta (and the Chevrolet Spark is on the way), we're still denied many...Antony Ingram