Nissan has put a lot of time, money, and effort into electric cars, and they aren’t looking back. This week the Nissan Evalia electric van made its Paris Auto Show debut. With seating for seven and a target market that includes soccer moms and small-business owners, this electric van could be a hit in urbanized Europe.Read more
When I first laid eyes on the Mazda6 wagon diesel, me (and most of the auto blogging world) were smitten with the looks, the options, and the infinite possibilities. Now that the Mazda6 diesel has made its official Paris Auto Show debut, we are getting some new details, including fuel economy figures that could be as high as 60 mpg on the U.S. standard.Read more
One of the most exciting cars in the electric vehicle world has been the Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell concept. Well the official version will be called the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive, and it retains the crazy horsepower, pure-electric power, and insane speeds of the concept.
And you can only buy it if you live in Europe and can afford to shell out $434,000. That ain’t cheap!Read more
Once boring and easy to passover, hybrid concept cars now represent some of the most interesting machines on the show floor. The 2012 Paris Auto Show has its fair share of hybrids, though on of the most interesting is the Audi Crosslane Concept. Part coupe, part crossover, and part convertible, this stylish hybrid wants to be everything to everyone.Read more
The rise of South Korea as an economic powerhouse has led to the growth of its domestic auto industry. While most of us are familiar with Hyundai and Kia, there are other innovative automakers on the Korean peninsula.. Korean automaker SsangYong, which means “double dragons,” is bringing a new plug-in hybrid concept called the e-XIV to the Paris Auto Show.
Details are scant, but I like what I see. Do you?Read more