• 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

    Authorities in Switzerland halted registrations of some new Mercedes-Benz and Porsche vehicles because their diesel engines skirted emissions regulations, Reuters reported Thursday. Registrations of the small Mercedes-Benz Vito vans equipped with 1.6-liter diesel engines, and Porsche Macan and Cayenne SUVs equipped with 3.0- and 4.2-liter diesel engines, were halted because those engines reportedly flouted emissions rules. In a statement to Reuters, Mercedes-Benz said the automaker halted exporting the vans in May after it ordered a recall for those vehicles. Vans and SUVs already on Swiss...

  • WAVE Rally start, Winterthur, Switzerland, June 2018 [WORLDREACH PHOTO]
    World's largest electric-car rally kicks off in Switzerland

    Undeterred by major automakers that build electric cars by the millions, tinkerers and apostles aren't finished coming up with new ideas on their own. Whether sharing their knowledge with community, or just a sense of unflagging camaraderie, 160 such teams ranging from solo shade-tree mechanics to...

  • Electric bus in Zermatt, Switzerland
    Imagine A World Without Gasoline Cars, Then Fly There To See It

    Gasoline and diesel fuel today power almost every one of the 1 billion vehicles on the planet. But what would it be like to live in a town with no gas-powered cars at all? The little Swiss skiing village of Zermatt may be one of the few places in the world where it's possible to experience such a...

  • Zero Race logo
    Around The World In 80 Days... On Renewable Electricity

    Electric vehicles might not be the first mode of transport you'd think of to drive around the world, but that's what the five teams taking part in the Zero Race have just set off to achieve. Starting from the Swiss capital city Geneva, the teams will cover 30,000 kilometers (18,650 miles) on their...

  • THINK City on hire in the Alps
    2012 Think City EVs In Rental Trial At Alpine Holiday Resorts

    If you're lucky enough to be traveling to the Swiss Alps this Summer for a bit of skiing and sightseeing, you might consider hiring a car to enjoy the picturesque villages and winding mountain roads at your own pace. Swiss eco-tourism specialist Alpmobil now has the perfect option for the EV lover...

  • Protoscar Lampo and Founder Piffaretti
    Protoscar Lampo Details Unveiled

    The official unveiling of the Protoscar Lampo electric sports car takes place on March 2 at the Geneva Motor Show. The unofficial unveiling has already occurred on Protoscar's website where numerous teasers of the sexy convertible have surfaced. The all wheel drive Lampo has two electric motors...

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