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Ford’s New Concept Another Step Towards Self-Driving Cars

September 9th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

This week sees the opening of the Frankfurt Auto Show, but Ford Motor Company got a jump start on news week with the unveiling of a new concept car at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany this week. While the car itself is not new, the technology on board is a big step towards cars that eventually drive themselves


Electric InEco Concept Weighs Less Than A Ton

September 6th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The Frankfurt Motor Show is here, and major automakers are duking it out for a lion’s share of the attention with their latest concept cars. But there are smaller outfits there too, including a German university that rolled out the InEco Concept. It’s a small, all-electric car with the same driving range as many mass market EVs, but manages to weigh less than 2,000 pounds


German Company Puts In $25 Million Bid For Fisker

August 23rd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Once valued at around $1.4 billion, Fisker Automotive is a husk of its former self, worth just a small fraction of its peak value. With no money left to build cars, Fisker is trying to sell itself to the highest bidder, and so far only Bob Lutz and the Chinese have shown any interest. But the latest suitor comes from Germany, and may be Fisker’s best hope


Yaris Hybrid-R Breaks Cover With New Details

August 19th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

While the Toyota Yaris is about as far from a sports car as you can get these days, it is the model Toyota choose to debut a new performance-hybrid drivetrain. The Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R uses a 1.6 liter four-cylinder GRE (Global Racing Engine) mated to a pair of electric motors to deliver an all-wheel drive sports car in an econobox platform. It’s a bit baffling if you ask me


Ford2go Car Sharing Service To Open In Germany

March 8th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Once upon a time, owning a car was a middle-class dream for people all over the world. Yet as car ownership gets more and more expensive, consumers are looking to alternatives, such as car sharing, to offset the cost. Ford’s European division is launching its own car sharing service, called Ford2go, starting in Germany


Folding Electric Trike Capable Of 28 MPH

October 18th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

I don’t really get the trike phenomenon, but there is definitely a movement out there that prefers three wheels to either four or two. The HP Velotechnik Scorpion fs 26-Pedelec (phew!) is a folding electric tricycle with pedals and a motor that allow for speeds up to 28 mph. Also, it costs $7,500.



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