Tag: concept vehicles

28 Posts

The Harri, a concept car from German autonomy company Bertrand
Jan 10, 2020

CES 2020: Touring the Autonomous, Electric, Connected Cars

Jim Motavalli

The big Consumer Electronics Show is looking forward to self driving in infotainment-enriched pods. When will it happen? Well, that's still the big question.

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Concept car from Chinese maker Hongqi at the Guangzhou auto show
Nov 27, 2018

The Chinese Love Cars--and Celebrate Them at Big Car Shows

Jim Motavalli

I took my camera to the giant Guangzhou show--one of more than 20 such extravaganzas around the country.

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The Toytoa FCR Concept Minivan
Jan 25, 2018

The Washington Auto Show: DC is All-In on Autonomous Cars

Jim Motavalli

Electric and autonomous cars get a thumbs-up from the Trump administration, and from the DC policy wonks.

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Trumpchi I-Space concept at the Quangzhou show
Nov 18, 2017

Are You Ready to Buy Chinese Cars?

Jim Motavalli

After a visit to the Guangzhou International Auto Show and a test-track drive of popular models, I'm convinced that China is getting serious about becoming a global player. A passion for SUVs combines with an equal determination to plug them in. 

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VW ID Buzz Concept Van
Jun 22, 2017

The VW Microbus is Happening (Maybe) --and it's Electric

Jim Motavalli

VW isn't confirming it, but there's growing evidence that a battery Microbus along the lines of the ID Buzz shown in Detroit in January is headed for production.

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Jun 20, 2016

Back to the Future: The Cars of Tomorrow, Today

Jim Motavalli

The futurists from BMW are at it again, imagining what cars we're going to drive in 2030 and beyond. Science-fiction cars also had a field day in the 50s, but most of the visions turned out to be spectacularly wrong.

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Jun 06, 2016

Inside Nissan's Hidden, Wacky Heritage Collection

Jim Motavalli

Where do old concept cars go when they retire? In Nissan's case, to the basement of a Nashville car museum. It's very special buried treasure.

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May 27, 2016

The Lane Motor Museum: Weird, Wonderful

Jim Motavalli

Instead of the usual Chevys and Mustangs, the Lane specializes in unusual cars with stories to tell--like the McQuay-Norris Streamliner, the Peel Trident, the VW Rocket Car and the Hoffman, an off-center car from Bizarro World.

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Mar 14, 2016

Dreams Die Hard: Crazy Concept Cars at Amelia Island

Jim Motavalli

Remember the Fascination, the Exemplar I, the Mohs SafariKar? No? That's because these mad-genius ventures flopped. But the stories are fascinating. 

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VW Microbus
Jan 18, 2016

Five Things We Wish VW Got Right with the BUDD-e "Microbus" Concept

Craig Fitzgerald

Volkswagen announced the BUDD-e concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It's supposed to be the modern Microbus, but that's really not what it is.

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