The Lexus LF-SA Concept that made a first appearance this past month at the Geneva Motor Show definitely pushes the brand into unexpected design territory—and down to an unexpectedly small size. At just 136 inches long, 67 inches wide, and 56 inches high, the concept that Lexus described as “an ultra-compact, sub-B-segment, urban 2+2” is nearly a foot shorter in overall length than the base 2015 MINI Cooper, yet it’s a full 20 inches longer than the 2016 Smart Fortwo. Exterior styling is about as bold as bold can be, while the interior brings a fresh take at...
Toyota i-Road Electric City Car Undergoes French Car-Share Trials
Toyota might not be convinced by battery electric vehicles but that hasn't stopped the company testing its i-Road urban electric vehicle. Its latest round of testing takes place in Europe, where a fleet of 70 i-Road and Coms personal mobility vehicles are being deployed throughout the French city...Antony Ingram
GM To Start Work on Next-Gen EN-V Electric Pod Car Program
It's been a big morning for General Motors, with news coming left and right from its big media event in Detroit to celebrate Chevrolet's 100th birthday. In addition to confirming the 2013 Chevy Spark minicar and its all-electric Spark EV model, GM has announced a new Trailblazer sport-utility...John Voelcker
2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Live Photos: Frankfurt Auto Show
The BMW i3's bigger brother the i8 may get all the attention from sports car fans, but as the smaller and more practical of the "i" range the i3 could be considered the more relevant of the two. We were at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show ready to capture both i-cars in all their glory. You can find...Antony Ingram
GM's European Arm, Opel, Shows Two-Seat Electric Urban Concept
With the Frankfurt Motor Show launching in less than a week, the concept cars are starting to come thick and fast. The latest is a small two-seat electric urban car from Opel, the premiere European brand operated by General Motors. It's one of several tiny urban electric concepts, joining the Audi...John Voelcker
2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Full Electric Car Preview
We thought the 2011 Geneva Motor Show was one of the best ever for electric cars and green vehicles, but the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, starting in less than a week, is shaping up to be even better. We'll be covering the show in-depth next week, but in the meantime we've rounded up all the electric...Antony Ingram
We've always been intrigued by the EN-V autonomous pod cars proposed by General Motors. Maybe they harken back to the happy futurism of the Fifties, or maybe it's just that they're the first total reinvention of wheeled personal transit in quite a while that makes inherent sense. Prototyped more than two years ago under the name Project PUMA (for Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), the EN-V was officially launched in Shanghai early last year. Urban, electric, autonomous The little pods use a lithium-ion battery pack powering one or more electric motors to carry one or two people up to...