The Detroit Auto Show never ceases to amaze me, but this year, what was probably the most impressive car at the Paris Auto show 2010 fail to make an appearance. French auto maker Peugeot’s 100 percent electric vehicle EX1 has gone on to become a record-setting battery-powered automobile, with its impressive amount of thrust –
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It’s been more than 100 years since Nikola Tesla first began playing around with wireless power, and today at CES, Tesla would be proud, as Fulton Innovation unveiled the world’s first wirelessly powered Tesla car. Fulton is using an electric vehicle to showcase eCoupled’s advanced wireless charging capabilities for large and high-powered devices. As you
From the mind of Shengjie Wang, comes a TRON-like concept car, he envisions humans or aliens driving in the year 2030. The XSCAPE is designed for every day commuting, flexible and narrow for those condensed and difficult to find parking spots of the future. If you don’t plan on driving solo, the XSCAPE has a
I wish I had one of these when I was a kid. The Ferrari Big Quad runs off a motor which is juiced by a 6V battery, and features a foot accelerator and brake. It only weights 41 pounds and has a max speed of 3.2 mph… That’s it? I thought this was a Ferrari?
The Astrum Meera is a proposed concept car, by John Baltazar which possesses several distinctive features that play a unique role in safety, sustainability, and practical design. The four-seater Meera uses magnetic levitation rather than bearings to improve smoothness of the ride and fuel efficiency. The exhaust of the car has built-in sensors that track
A 68-year old pensioner, who wants to remain anonymous, kept his entire life savings $126,000 (£80,000) in his car (yes car), because he didn’t trust the banks. His distrust for banks has unfortunately left him with broken dreams and in financially ruins. The man from Southend, Essex, was in tears as he told how he’d
The Nissan Leaf, which came out in 2010, was the first mass-marketed electric vehicle (EV) that put Nissan’s vision of zero-emissions on the map. Enter Nissan iV a high-performance super light that boasts a revolutionary manufacturing technique in which automotive parts are propagated like agriculture in a 100 percent sustainable, carbon-neutral process called ‘organic synthetics’.
The Volvo Air Motion is lighter than a Formula 1 racing car, weighing less than 1,000 lbs. The concept car designed like a clam shell and sculptured from ultra light carbon fiber. The almost feather weight is due to the elimination of literally thousands of components which is thanks to the compressed air motors (yes
From the minds of General Motors, comes this Superhero-esc 1000 pound Cadillac Aera concept car. With obvious blood ties to Batman, the designers have created a four person vehicle that uses a body structure composed of a mono formed 3D lattice which gives it strength without the extra weight. All major body parts, including interior
Say hello to the Goldplus Nano, the first pure gold jewellery car. To celebrate 5, 000 years of Indian jewellery Goldplus, the jewellery division of Titan Industries, is planning on embellishing the Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car, with gold and jewels. A design competition was organized and finally, three designs for the Goldplus Nano