Nissan IDS Concept: Autonomous Electric Car At Tokyo Motor Show

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At the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan has revealed a concept car that gives a glimpse of what electric-car ownership could be like many years into the future—and, perhaps, provides a few more hints of what’s in store for the second-generation Nissan Leaf. Called the Nissan IDS Concept, it includes wireless inductive charging, a suite of. Tokyo Motor Show plug-in cars concepts Nissan IDS Concept

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Long-Range Electric VW Microbus Concept To Debut At CES

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The rumor of an electric Volkswagen Bus concept to be shown at next month's Consumer Electronics Show first appeared in September, just before the VW diesel emission scandal erupted. In the wake of a pledge to boost its vehicle electrification efforts, Volkswagen has now confirmed that it will show a concept for an electric Microbus at CES. CES plug-in cars Consumer Electronics Show Volkswagen Bulli Concept Microbus

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Autonomous Electric Hearse: Designer's Concept For The Last Mile

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hearse plug-in cars concepts fleetElectric powertrains have been applied to a wide variety of road vehicles to reduce emissions, from small city cars, to fairly large delivery trucks. But there's one category of vehicle where electrification hasn't really been considered. It's customarily the last vehicle most people will ever ride in. DON'T MISS: Plug-in Hearse Offers To Whisk.

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Next Generation Concept SUV

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Concept vehicles highlight features and designs that drivers will see in the models they buy in a year or two. Introduced as part of the recent Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge to design a police car for the year 2025, the Ener-G-Force is the civilian version concept of that entry.

Concepts Preview Shared Platform For Porsche, Audi Premium EVs?

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And there are some strong hints in the Porsche Mission E concept car from the Frankfurt. Plug-In Hybrids EVs concepts Porsche EVTo those who want a luxury vehicle with an all-electric powertrain, California’s Tesla Motors has had the market under wraps for many years. But that’s slated to change quite soon, as each of the German automakers prepare all-electric vehicles.

Fuel-cell concepts from 50 years ago: famed designer Brooks Stevens

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A half-century-old concept from designer Brooks Stevens underscores the futuristic nature of hydrogen. future hydrogen History concept hydrogen fuel cellMost car buyers would be hard-pressed to name a single automobile designer working today. But it wasn't always that way: names like Raymond Loewy and Harley Earl were known well outside the design studios where they created the "cars of tomorrow."

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Porsche Mission E electric car concept design video

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The Porsche Mission E that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show isn't just another concept car. It previews a production electric car Porsche plans to launch before the end of the decade.

BMW i Future Interaction Concept At CES Hints At i8 Spyder (Again)

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Way back in 2012, BMW unveiled a convertible i8 Spyder as a followup to the original i8 plug-in hybrid coupe concept. But while the coupe went into production as a 2014 model, the i8 Spyder never went beyond the concept stage. CES plug-in cars Consumer Electronics Show BMW i8 Concept SpyderBut BMW isn't quite done with the idea of a convertible i8, apparently. DON'T MISS: BMW's Electric Range Grows With 2015.

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Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA Changes Shape For Better Efficiency

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But this new plug-in hybrid concept car takes things to a new extreme. When it comes to improving fuel efficiency, aerodynamic aids can be an important tool for automotive engineers.

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Nissan emergency truck concept: electric-car battery for rescue power

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The Nissan Navara EnGuard concept does not have an electric powertrain, but it does have two onboard battery packs. At the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany, Nissan demonstrated an alternative use for the lithium-ion battery cells that comprise electric-car battery packs. These packs are charged by the mid-size pickup truck's

Continental introduces novel aluminum wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles

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Continental has developed a new wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles. The “New Wheel Concept” wheel rim consists of two aluminum (Al) parts: an inner Al carrier star with an Al brake disk and an outer Al rim well with the tire.

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2016 Hyundai Tucson Shows Two Different Hybrid Concepts In Geneva

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Green Auto Show Diesel hybrid Kia Trail''ster Concept Plug-In Hybrids Through-the-road hybrids mild hybrid The new 2016 Hyundai Tucson will arrive later this year, but not all of its variants will be offered in the U.S. At the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, Hyundai showed off two hybrid models we likely won''t see: a 48-volt mild hybrid and a plug-in hybrid, both of them fitted with diesel engines. DON''T MISS: 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid And.

Volvo CE unveils the next generation of its autonomous electric load carrier concept

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The second-generation concept machine is part of an electric site research project that aims to transform the quarry and aggregates industry, reducing carbon emissions by up to 95% and total cost of ownership by up to 25%. The HX1 was proof of concept.

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Chevrolet Bolt Concept: 200-Mile, $30,000 Electric Car Concept (Live Video & Photos)

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra had hoped to have a Steve Jobs moment this morning, but news about the Chevrolet Bolt Concept for a 200-mile electric car leaked late Friday night. Still, with no advance information, the Bolt Concept was both a surprise to open the Detroit Auto Show and a bold statement by GM about its future of plug-in electric

Jaguar Land Rover's Future Electric-Car, Efficiency Concepts Previewed

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With European prestige-car makers scrambling to respond to the unexpected and disruptive arrival of electric-car company Tesla Motors, a host of luxury car brands have been showing off their electric concepts. The coming Frankfurt Motor Show will see design studies by Audi and Porsche, possibly others, that point toward future all-electric. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars

Wind-powered offshore enhanced oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation

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The first phase of the project determined the concept is technically feasible, is capable of meeting performance targets, and is cost-competitive with conventional water-injection solutions. The concept showcases alternative sources of energy and its reliability for off-grid situations.

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VW ID Buzz concept: all-electric Microbus could arrive in 2022

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If you pronounce the word "buzz" with a German accent, it sounds like "bus"—which is almost surely why VW's second all-electric concept vehicle is called the Volkswagen ID Buzz. It's the latest in a series of concept studies for a modern-day Microbus, with stylistic nods to the classic Type 2 bus launched 65 years ago.

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Volvo concept truck uses hybrid power to cut fuel use, emissions

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Last year, Volvo Trucks aimed to address this issue with a concept truck that demonstrated ways to improve fuel efficiency through aerodynamics and weight reduction. Because they cover significantly more mileage than the average passenger car, with much worse fuel economy, large commercial trucks are a major source of emissions.

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Faraday Future Electric Car Concept Coming To 2016 CES

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Mysterious electric-car startup Faraday Future will unveil a concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this January. This will be the first substantial clue as to what the electric car Faraday Future plans to launch in 2017 will be like. Earlier this month Faraday (which prefers you call it "FF") issued a press release saying it would. CES plug-in cars Faraday Future

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MAHLE to present highly efficient 48V electric vehicle concept at IAA: MEET

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MAHLE has developed a highly efficient 48-volt electric vehicle concept for urban mobility. MEET” (MAHLE Efficient Electric Transport) will make its world debut at IAA Cars 2017 in Frankfurt/Germany in September. The modular design could be transferred to a wide range of platforms, MAHLE said.

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British magazine gets ride in all-electric Mercedes EQ Concept

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Mercedes-Benz has big plans for electric vehicles in the future, but its main nod to what those plans will bring thus far is the EQ Concept. Shown at the Paris Motor Show last year, the vehicle represents a conceptual version of the first of many electric vehicles to come from the Germany luxury marque. In fact, parent company Daimler has already. Future Cars Daimler plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Rimac ups power, cuts weight with Concept S electric supercar in Geneva

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Croatian firm Rimac Automobili has steadily developed its Concept One electric supercar over the past few years. And just as it prepared to unveil the Concept One in production trim, Rimac decided to get even more radical. At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, it unveiled a new variant of the Concept One called the Concept S. DON'T MISS: What Does A. Geneva Motor Show Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars Rimac

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Green Cars At Frankfurt Auto Show: Production, Concept Cars Previewed

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The annual parade of new concept and production models begins next week at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and there are a few green models that will be worth a look. It's September, which means a new auto-show season is getting underway once again. Frankfurt is the home event for the German manufacturers, and they're expected to be out in force. Green Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids

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Volkswagen Budd-e Concept: 373-Mile, All-Electric Van Signals The Future

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On the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Volkswagen has revealed the Budd-e concept, a vehicle that follows up on some of the purpose and utility of the Microbus, yet looks to the next decade, as a compelling template for an all-electric family vehicle. The Budd-e Concept, in many ways, is the first of a new generation of plug-in.

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Goodyear Shows Concept Tire That Generates Electricity From Motion

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It''s common for automakers to preview new styling or technology elements with concept cars, but now tire companies are doing the same with their wares. Concept tires may not have the stage presence of concept cars, but they can show ways in which tires could potentially evolve into more than just hunks of rubber. CHECK OUT: Green Tech: Tires Made. Auto Show Green Fuel Economy Tires

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Jaguar i-Pace electric SUV concept breaks cover at LA Auto Show

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The latest to join the growing pool of pricey battery-electric sedans and crossover utilities is the Jaguar i-Pace, revealed tonight as a concept at a splashy event before the Los Angeles Auto Show. Luxury electric cars: seems like everyone's doing them, doesn't it? A quick look at the specs reveals 220 miles of electric range courtesy of a a. Los Angeles Auto Show Future Cars plug-in cars

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Volkswagen Group brings new Audi and Porsche EV concepts, Volkswagen PHEV concept to Frankfurt; 20 more plug-ins by 2020

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Dr. Martin Winterkorn said that “ The Porsche Mission E and the Audi e-tron quattro concept are nothing less than a quantum leap for our industry ”—both vehicles have an all-electric range of 500 kilometers (311 miles).

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BMW marks 100th birthday with autonomous, zero-emission concept

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To celebrate, the brand has unveiled a concept car that emits nothing from its tailpipe and can drive itself. The automaker hasn't said just how the Vision Next 100 concept manages to go emission-free, but it did talk a lot about the car's exotic materials and construction. BMW is now a century old. DON'T MISS: BMW's first electric car (video) For. Green Autonomous cars Future Cars zero emissions

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Ricardo’s low-cost, fuel-efficient automatic transmission concept for motorcycles

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Ricardo has developed and demonstrated an advanced and cost-effective motorcycle Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) concept that offers the comfort and convenience of automatic and semi-automatic operation with better-than-manual fuel efficiency.

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Motiv Engines introduces 2nd-generation split-cycle concept; MkII Clarke-Brayton heavy-duty engine being designed for LNG

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Motiv Engines, LLC introduced the second-generation of its engine concept dubbed the MkII Clarke-Brayton Engine, which it intends to develop into a heavy-duty on-highway engine fueled by liquid natural gas (LNG). Concept Engines Engines Natural Gas

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Hyundai showcasing new Tucson 48V Hybrid Concept and diesel Plug-in-Hybrid Concept at Geneva

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Hyundai Motor is showcasing a range of innovative fuel efficiency and connectivity technologies at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, among them a 48V Hybrid concept and a plug-in hybrid vehicle concept, both based on the all new Tucson platform.

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Future VW electric-car concepts revealed in patent drawings

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compact electric-car concept, and promised a future production model based on it. Now, it appears the ID could be the first of several electric-car concepts from VW. As it tries to recover from the "Dieselgate" scandal, Volkswagen has gotten more serious about electric cars. At the recent 2016 Paris Motor Show, it unveiled the I.D. DON'T MISS: VW. VW Patent plug-in cars

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Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car Concept Video

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ALSO SEE: Chevrolet Bolt Concept: 200-Mile, $37,500 Electric Car Concept (Live Video Chevrolet went out on a limb back in 2010 when it introduced the 2011 Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle. Now it’s taking a much riskier step by showing off the upcoming battery-powered Bolt—a pure electric car with a promised 200-mile range.

Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept: 2018 Q6 Electric Car Previewed At Frankfurt Motor Show

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It's been teased and previewed and discussed and debated, and now the concept is real: The Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept debuted at today's Frankfurt Motor Show. A styling concept that is likely to reach production as the Audi Q6, a more coupe-like crossover utility vehicle similar to the BMW X6, the key feature of the concept car is its.

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Faraday Future Shows FFZero1 Concept, But What Did We Learn?

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Mysterious startup carmaker Faraday Future has now revealed the FFZERO1 concept, a supercar built to demonstrate the flexibility of its modular electric-car architecture. The Variable Platform Architecture, or VPA, is essentially a skateboard design with a flat battery pack, a motor on one or both axles, and crash structures front and rear. CES plug-in cars Consumer Electronics Show Startups Faraday Future

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Volvo Concept Coupe Plug-In Hybrid: Classic P1800 Reimagined

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"The new Volvo Concept Coupé reveals how we could shape our cars from now on. Free from the superficial surface excitement of other car brands, we add emotional value to the Volvo brand with the calm, confident beauty that is the hallmark of Scandinavian design."

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Volkswagen electric-car concept teased before Paris Motor Show

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Today, Volkswagen sells one all-electric car under its own brand in multiple markets—the e-Golf electric variant of its well-known five-door compact hatchback—and another in Europe only, the e-UP, a battery-electric minicar. But in the wake of continuing fallout from the Volkswagen diesel scandal, the company is wrenching itself toward. Paris Auto Show Future Cars VW plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Paris Motor Show

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2016 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Green Car Concepts, Production Cars

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Thus far, we know of just a handful of concept cars and new production models that could be described as green to be revealed or displayed at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. The Northeastern U.S. isn't going to see a shred of snow over the Christmas holidays, and Detroit in early January isn't looking too green either. And it seems likely that two of. Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Hybrid Concept: Quick Drive

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New York City passers-by who looked approvingly at our shiny bronze Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept car didn't know it, but the butcher-looking Beetle was running on a hybrid system not currently offered in the Beetle. A large red electrical shutdown switch inside a car says it all: You're driving a prototype.

Chrysler Portal concept: all-electric minivan for CES offers some self-driving

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But the Chrysler Portal concept that will debut at CES won't be showing up at your local dealer any time soon. concept Autonomous cars CES Consumer Electronics Show self-driving cars Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA It was widely rumored that Chrysler would reveal an all-electric minivan at this week's Consumer Electronics Show—and now we have the details. Far from it, in fact: the Portal is Fiat Chrysler's idea of a future in which we'll.