The 2015 Detroit Auto Show appears to be leaving electric-enthusiasts in the dust, as a slew of high-power, gas-guzzling trucks have dominated the show’s first few days. As fuel prices drop precipitiously, manufacturers seem to be putting little emphasis on overall fuel efficiency. Thankfully though, Callum Newcombe at the Auto [...]
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The historic Detroit Electric has released final specs for its new SP:01 electric sports car last week. Based off the Lotus Elise, the SP:01 will be capable of reaching 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds (0 to 100 kmh in 3.9 seconds) and will hit a top speed of155 mph (249 kmh). While 30 miles faster than the comparable Tesla Roadster, the SP:01 [...]
With the North American Motor Show in Detroit less than a month away, now is primetime for those looking to show off their newest design’s teasers and stir the pot of interest to lure the still undecided audiences towards their respected stalls. Chevrolet has done just that.
Boille, the company behind the Autolib electric car sharing service, which is being supported by the government, now have plans for a four-year program running across France. The investment is estimated at 150 million euros ($185 million USD).
With the addition of a new smart watch app, BMW i3 drivers can summon their parked vehicles through voice command, and the electric car will navigate its way past pedestrians, obstructions and other vehicles before arriving at the location of the owner.
For years we’ve known that human waste can be made into fuel, but it’s not until more recently that the practical applications have started to pop up. Specifically, in Britain they have introduced the first of its kind bio-bus that’s fuelled by – yes, you guessed it – human waste. The bus service will run between Bristol airport and [...]
Back in early 2013, BMW announced the i Flexible Mobility program which would coincide with the all-electric i3. The program would allow those who owned the i3 to rent gas cars from local dealerships when customers were driving long distance, something that the 81 mile electric range just can’t cater for.
Based on what looks like the BMW i3, the Rinspeed Budii is an attempt to “redefine the relationship between man and machine.”, which ultimately translates to further blueprints for autonomous driving.
BMW has staked its claim on the future hybrid plug-in market and announced that it will be creating hybrids of every core model that is still in production.
Along with Honda, Toyota has exhibited their own hydrogen fuel-cell sedan called the Mirai, which translates from Japanese as ‘future’. Due for release in Fall 2015, the zero emission vehicle will run straight up against the Honda FCX Clarity fuel-cell in a market that is starting to find itself.