Word around the proverbial executive pow wow is that kids these days just aren’t interested in cars anymore. But Nissan thinks kids just don’t have the right car to be interested in, and so the Japanese automaker consulted over a hundred 14 and 15-year olds to help them design a new car. The result is […]
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Times are still tough for many people, and buying a new car is simply out of the picture. China, however, is seeing an almost meteoric rise in car sales year after year, and a new interest in low-cost auto manufacturing could send sales through the roof. Volkswagen has announced its intention to build a budget car for Chinese consumers with a starting price around $8,000.
The auto industry isn’t in an easy spot these days. First world nations are reaching a critical mass of automobiles, and stringent regulations add weight and cost to cars just as consumers are demanding cheap and fuel efficient vehicles.
But Nissan seems up to the challenge, as their next big move is building a car to sell in developing nations for between $3,000 and $5,000.
To make your Friday just a little sweeter, Gas2 brings you a sweet retro electric DIY conversion from overseas. The Japan EV Festival was in full swing over the weekend at Tsukuba Circuit. As Gas2 readers may remember, the Japan EV Festival is…
Drag racing is the most basic form of motorsports, as well as one of the most exciting. Two cars line up against each other, and the first car across the finish line wins. There are different forms of drag racing for different cars, but, as they say, them’s the basics. Most drag strips are 1/4 […]
[social_buttons] Out on the dragstrip, one hardly expects the car kicking ass and taking names to be an old ’72 Datsun 1200. Especially when the losers are driving BMWs, Corvettes and Ferraris. But those guys didn’t get pwned by any ol’ Datsun…this one’s electric! It seems a bit like a paradox. Drag racing is flame-dipped […]