Remember the Priickup truck that motored its way out of North Carolina back in August? It belonged to Steve from Auto Be Yours, which has been specializing in rebuilding salvage title Prii in recent years. Steve, the mastermind behind the Prius-ine shown here, explains that his business model “is to do the same thing over […]
Auto Show Coverage
It’s not easy to make a 1973 Opel GT sexier than it already is – but ripping out the engine to install an electric motor is a pretty good start, and that’s exactly what Texans Charlie and Tamara did! The married couple bought the Opel three years ago, and have been working to make the 70’s coupe into a forward-looking EV ever since.
Gas 2 author Charis Michelsen drove out to Cape Girardeau, Missouri for the 2011 Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention (EVCCON), which runs through tomorrow at the Cape Girardeau regional airport. Over the next few days, Charis will be highlighting some of the extra-special EVs at EVCCON, which run the full gamut from cringe-worthy to lust-worthy, with […]
Electric cars: fast, far, cheap. Choose any two.
That was a common bromide among electric vehicle engineers for years. Granted, back in the EV1 days when we playing with electric Consuliers it seemed right … but was it necessarily right?
The VW Nils is one of the high points of the IAA 2011 – but there was one issue unaddressed by concept art and initial press releases. The first images didn’t really give an impression of internal comfort. Auto Motor Und Sport conducted a practical test to see whether it would be cozy or claustrophobic.
The press days at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show may be over, but there are still a few tidbits trickling in here and there. Take this Ford E-Bike concept, which has an electric-assist motor that provides up to 53 miles of power, and is loaded with all sorts of high-tech goodies.
This is Honda’s contribution to the electric car lineup at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the Honda Jazz (that’s “Honda Fit” to you and me) EV Concept first shown at the LA show several months ago. Don’t let the “concept” badge fool you: what you see here is a 99% accurate view of Honda’s plug-in Fit. […]
BMW wants you to know that on its way toward electric mobility, it has gone down the path of the single-track vehicle. To this end, the Concept e electric scooter – lacking, as it does, the platform footrest that makes the scooter so attractive – debuted at the IAA.
The Mercedes tagline “The Best or Nothing” certainly applies to the world’s foremost luxury automaker. Of course, there are ways to make “The Best” even better, as Brabus proves with its two high performance Mercedes concept cars, one a diesel hybrid, the other full-on electric.
Electric cars have quickly gone from sideshow attraction to main stage in the global auto industry, and the wealthy are especially interested in electric luxury cars from companies like Rimac Automobili, whose Concept_One EV supercar boasts nearly 1,000 horsepower.
Sales of the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid have only just begun, but already has released it’s next concept car, the Fisker “Surf” shooting brake coupe/wagon. And it is likely the next planned production Fisker.
At the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show Volkswagen (VW) will unveil their single seater fully electric concept car called the Nils.