Tag: concept vehicles

27 Posts

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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May 11, 2012

Vulgarians at the Gate: The Revenge of the Super Utes

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Luxury SUVs: They're vulgar, they're pricey and they're selling like hotcakes.

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Apr 04, 2012

Back to the Future…Again

Jim Motavalli

A Texas-based company plugs in the DeLorean, with Flux batteries instead of flux capacitors. Look for this 100-mile-range, $90,000 sizzler at the New York International Auto Show this week.

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Feb 29, 2012

Audi’s Audacious Electrics

Jim Motavalli

Audi isn’t just putting an electric car on the road, it’s launching an Urban Future Initiative. Here comes the flood of electrification from an automaker best known for performance cars.

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Aug 04, 2011

Four Cars They Should Build (for People Like Me)

Jim Motavalli

Am I nuts (it's debatable) or are there a number of important auto niches that nobody's exploring? Here are some concept cars I'd really like to see, some of which would actually sell if given half a chance.

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