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.
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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.
The IAA 2011 is fast approaching – it starts Thursday, Sept. 15th in Frankfurt and will go on until the 25th. This year, electric cars get their own display – all of Hall 4. The usual suspects – Opel Ampera, Citroen C-ZERO, Renault Twizy, Peugeot iOn and the BMW prototype i3 and i8 – will all be there. Visitors can not only get information, but sign up to test drive a variety of electric cars.
As much as we like to talk about a future without oil, the fact of the matter is that one gallon of oil-derived gasoline holds a tremendous amount of energy. Just how much energy does a gallon of gas go? That’s what drivers of the annual One Gallon Challenge, a part of the Boston Greenfest, set off to find out yesterday as they attempted the 111 mile drive from Plymouth, MA to Boston on just a single gallon of gas.
Hyundai has been on a roll lately, going from win to win on the strength of its current product, positive “buzz” over its recent “Blue” hydrogen concept cars, and the genius of its industry-leading “Hyundai Assurance” program. Hyundai’s marketers deserve an inch of freedom, I suppose – and they are taking a mile of it, […]
Right off the bat, let me say that I am not…thrilled with my New York Auto Show coverage. That said, automakers ended the auto show season on a high note, and I’m happy I went. I am not happy, however, with my Droid 2 going dead before I’d even finished my fourth press conference. Nor […]