German Chancellor Angela Merkel Talks Tough on Diesel, ICE Phase-out just days after “diesel summit” to save diesel engined cars.
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Germany is going to be getting more EV changing stations as the government looks to grow paltry plug-in car sales.
While the conventional auto industry rushes to build a competitor to the Tesla Model X SUV, a Latvian/German startup is taking a different approach.
In the battle of two German BMW i8 tuners, which one came up with the better look for this $136,000 hybrid supercar?
Volkswagen has revealed its police-spec e-Golf, which may not be pursuit-rated, but for urban patrolling it’s the perfect vehicle.
The lightweight KULAN electric tractor was created to green farming, and despite weighing just 660 pounds, the plastic tractor can haul over 2,200 pounds.
This 38 hp smallframe Vespa restomod from Germany makes more power than the new Harley-Davidson Street 500, weighs less than yo mama, gets 90 MPG, and goes like stink. It’s perfect.
When Bosch announced that it would be bringing its eBike drive system to the US in 2014, the buzz was palpable. After all, the mighty German brand tows around an honorable reputation that’s been building for more than 125 years. So, when it established its eBike Systems Product Division in 2009, success seemed guaranteed. Fast […]
When I finally get around to backpacking trip across Europe, I will indulge in a little indoor tiny trailer camping at this funky hostel located in Bonn Germany, where the rooms are restored classic trailers.
As the global economy struggles and more electronic devices are finding their way into modern homes, Europe’s ties to wind and solar generated energy are beginning to fray.
While Ford hasn’t invested as much money or effort into pure electric cars as some other automakers, its latest project could shape up to be its most promising. We already told you about the hub-in-wheel rear-wheel drive Ford Fiesta eWheelDrive, and now we have video of it in action, as well as talk about what the future of this new electric drive system may hold.
Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of yet another voluntary safety recall for 6,872 of its darling BlueTec diesel models due to potential fire hazards. Leaky Diesel Luxury Car No Bueno The automaker already recalled 2,297 2011 diesel models in November 2010 thanks to improperly lubricated O-rings leading potentially […]
The heavy-duty distribution trucking industry in any nation ships tons and tons of goods all over the country, and uses quite a bit of fuel to do it. The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) is setting its sights on these commercial trucks, promising hybrid-electric power trains and increased aerodynamic efficiency in the near future.
Make no mistake, electric scooters are coming. It may not be this year or the next, but the combination of gas-free living, urban agility, and the instant-on acceleration that is unique to EVs will continue to win over young urbanites … if only someone would come out with an electric scooter that was, you know, […]
Big, comfortable buses are typical scenery throughout German cities like Hamburg – and, since 2003, many of those buses have been running on hydrogen fuel cells. In the years since, the number of fuel-cell buses in Hamburg has grown from a single prototype to 36 (with plans to add at least 3 more to the […]
Electric vehicles records are dropping like flies these days, as more and more vehicles push the boundaries of what’s possible for electric cars, boats, and planes. The latest to fall: the record for longest drive ever in a battery-powered vehicle (no recharge) was broken last weekend by a new, experimental electric vehicle called “Schluckspecht” (“heavy […]
According to Opel’s deputy chairman, the GM-owned German carmaker has plans to bring a TOL (Top-Of the Line) sedan to market by 2016, which would be, in his words, a “technological spearhead” for the brand, bringing together fuel-cells, electric batteries, and other state-of-the-art technologies into a package that he believes the German brand could sell in […]
CNG, or compressed natural gas, is gaining traction as an alternative fuel in America, and in Germany as well, where regular people are increasingly purchasing cars powered by CNG.
Is there a Junior in your future? If reports coming out of Germany are to be believed, then GM is getting ready to announce Opel’s return to the US – spearheaded by a premium subcompact that will compete with BMW’s Mini and all-electric “i” brands, as well as the Fiat 500C currently padding the wallets […]
German car manufacture Mercedes has concluded the18, 640 mile test journey of three B-Klasse F-Cell models, nicknamed the F-Cell Tour. The conclusion: the cars work great but the infrastructure changes needed to maintain the car are going to be a pain. The main problem is the need for hydrogen stations. Hydrogen stations require investment, […]