Schaeffler BioHybrid Prototype Pedal Car Gets Real, as this fully functional prototype of the CES concept gets driven on public roads.
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The Uniti concept car is designed by a team of people at Lund University in Sweden who are rethinking what kinds of cars society will need in the future.
I’m not saying the 2016 Chevy Trax is the worst car I’ve ever tested, but I can’t imagine anyone, anywhere paying the nearly $30,000 asking price for it.
Driving the 2014 Chevy Spark gave me the giggle fits, and all the crazy stuff the willing chassis urged me to do was covered by its IIHS Top Safety rating!
Remember the Gordon Murray-designed T.27 and T.27 electric city vehicles? Well those vehicles were built to demonstrate Murray’s new iStream design and assembly system, designed to streamline production. Yamaha announced that it would be the first automaker to embrace Murray’s system, producing a line of gas and electric-powered city cars aimed at Europe. The Yamaha […]
Range-anxiety. It’s the kind of thing that you either “have” or “don’t have”. If you have it, but you still want to cut back on emissions and live the electric life, you can buy a plug-in hybrid like the Chevy Volt or Ford Fusion Energi. If you don’t have it, you already have your Leaf […]
Gordon Murray is a big name in the automotive world, having been responsible for McLaren’s most famous road and racecars, as well as the lesser-known Teewave AR1 EV. Murray is also the genius behind the T27 city car shown here, which is – finally! – headed to production.
This is Rinspeed’s latest concept car – a small, stand-up cube with plenty of room to move around, carry your things, and (let’s face it) have dirrty sex in. Rinspeed CEO, Frank M. Rinderknecht, believes it’s the future of cars. Is Frank right? Ignore the car, for a moment (Chris did a solid review of […]
Whether we’re talking about the latest Smart, Gordon Murray’s F1-inspired supermini, or the super-awesome Peel 50, one question about these high-MPG micro cars always comes up: How safe is it? Inspired, perhaps, by the internet’s broad reserve of random Chuck Norris “facts“, one European engineering student set out to design a car that, despite its […]
Daihatsu may not be well-remembered here in the ‘States, but the brand is Japan’s oldest carmaker – as well as one of Asia’s top sellers, specializing in small-displacement city cars and inner-urban delivery vehicles. Despite an early withdrawal from the US in the 1990s and a more recent withdrawal from Australia, the brand continues to […]
With the recently introduced Countryman SUV and headlines like “The New Mini WRC is a Giant Monster” highlighting the massive growth spurts Mini’s cars have experienced since the brand’s inception, perhaps the time was right for Mini to show something – you know – mini. Jalopnik recently published photos of Mini’s new “Rocketman” concept car, […]
[social_buttons] Take a look at the future of urban motoring. At least, that’s what UK car manufacturer Lotus would have us believe after revealing an exciting new all-electric car concept that it says most city cars might look like five years from now . After a challenge by car magazine Automotive Engineer, the British design […]
Just yesterday I wrote about what I dubbed as “perhaps the ultimate city car,” the 59 MPG Toyota iQ 4-seater. I also bemoaned Toyota for releasing it in Europe but not in the US. >>> more on the Toyota/Scion iQ Well, turns out Toyota is bringing the iQ to the US under the Scion badge. […]
Perhaps the ultimate city car for the childless, the Toyota iQ includes all of the safety, comfort, and convenience you’d expect from a larger car, but packaged in the world’s smallest 59 mpg 4-seater. [social_buttons] Before the details fanatics among us get all hot and bothered, the 59 mpg (4.0 liters/100 km) rating refers to […]