Tag: concept vehicles

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Chevrolet Bolt concept car
Jan 13, 2015

The Chevy Bolt

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

One of the unexpected stars of Detroit's show is the Chevy Bolt concept. More about this car, from Jamie Lincoln Kitman, right here.

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Jun 20, 2014

Chevy and Google: Two Votes for Self-Driving City Cars

Jim Motavalli

The companies couldn't be more different, but both are working on tiny urban cars that could be completely autonomous. And the technology is here today.

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May 28, 2014

Crowd Pleaser: The $6,800, 84-mpg Elio is Getting Closer

Jim Motavalli

I test drove the latest version of the three-wheeled, two-seat Elio in Manhattan, and was mobbed by people who wanted to know what it was and when they could get one. Late next year, they're saying, if all goes well.

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Mar 19, 2014

What's Next After the Car?

Jim Motavalli

We're still working on those crazy Popular Science ideas from the 1950s--flying cars, anti-gravity belts, jet packs, but at least the Hyperloop is new. We may be stuck with automobiles for a while.

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Jan 16, 2014

Detroit Auto Show 2014: The View From the Floor

Jim Motavalli

With input from Car Talk listeners, here are some of the highlights of the North American International Auto Show in the Motor City.

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Jan 16, 2014

2014 Detroit Auto Show: The Kitman Files

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Jamie Kitman looks past the glare of overwaxed surfaces at every turn, and gives us his take.

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Jan 08, 2014

Elio's $6,800 Car Edges Closer to Production

Jim Motavalli

Would you drive a three-wheeled car? You're about to get the chance. The Elio is coming to a dealer near you -- and for only $6,800, to boot. Here's the low down.

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Dec 19, 2012

The Open-Source Car: An Audacious Bid to Transform the Auto Industry

Jim Motavalli

Jay Rogers' Local Motors has produced 60 off-road rally cars. The really interesting part is how they were built--with a crowdsourced design and many suggestions from the Internet, which changed everything from the engine (goodbye BMW, hello Corvette) to the door fit.

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Aug 09, 2012

Will the VW Microbus Keep on Truckin'?

Jim Motavalli

Believe it or not, they still make these quintessential hippie vans in South America, though they've been off the North American market for decades. Now VW is talking about building an updated and retro version as part of its "heritage series" (alongside the new Beetle).

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Jun 13, 2012

Driving Audi's Electrifying E-Tron

Jim Motavalli

Audi's electric e-tron division has unveiled battery-powered city cars and the high-performance R8, the first that will actually be produced. I finally got behind the wheel of an e-tron on a rainy Manhattan afternoon. This A3 won't be produced, but a plug-in hybrid version will be out in 2014.

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