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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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.

BMW X5 eDrive Concept SUV

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While Munich’s efforts in the EV genre are becoming well known through their range of ‘I’ cars, the BMW X5 eDrive Concept is their first endeavor in the Plug-in Hybrid field. Learn more about this plug-in hybrid SUV concept vehicle at BMW.com. ''BMW Concept Vehicles

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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Dethleffs solar-assisted electric motorhome concept unveiled

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It's called the Dethleffs e.home concept and it envisions a. The notion electric cars will become a standard transportation option is slowly being accepted across multiple industries. It hasn't penetrated quite as much in the motorhome world, but now a German company has shown its interpretation of what the future of plug-in motor homes could be. Recreation plug-in cars solar recreational vehicle (RV) motorhome

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."

BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept previews all-electric four-door sedan

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If concept cars are meant to grab attention, then the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept—an all-electric sedan that debuted Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show—may have fulfilled its mission.

Mercedes-Benz teases EQ A compact electric concept before Frankfurt show

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As German luxury maker Mercedes-Benz intensifies its efforts to launch more electric cars faster than first planned, another concept will break cover this month. The Mercedes EQ A Concept, a compact electric hatchback, will be revealed at the Frankfurt auto show next week.

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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Audi’s Aicon autonomous concept: Level 5 with 700-800 km electric range

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Audi is showcasing its autonomous driving strategy at the IAA 2017 with the production Audi A8 (conditional automated driving at level 3 as standard) and two concept cars will also be demonstrating the Audi vision for level 4 and level 5.

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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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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.

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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World's sexiest car, Jaguar E-Type, reappears as all-electric concept

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In fact, it's not a concept for a car of the future at all, but a half-century-old Jaguar E-Type fitted with the most modern of electric running gear.

Mini Electric Concept revealed before Frankfurt auto show debut

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The Mini Electric Concept is recognizable as the three-door hardtop version of the famous British small car, but numerous design. We've known since last July that an all-electric Mini Cooper will go into production in 2019. Now, we can see the first renderings of the car that will make its official debut at the Frankfurt auto show in two weeks. Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW Mini E

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Volkswagen ID Buzz drive: electric VW bus offers unique EV concept

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When you see a concept car drive onto the stage at an auto show, don't be fooled into thinking it's what you'll drive out of the dealer a couple of years later. We got to drive the Volkswagen ID Buzz all-electric Microbus concept car Saturday for a couple of miles along the oceanside road outside Monterey, California. Our drive in the ID Buzz. Future Cars VW MPV plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Microbus Volkswagen ID Buzz

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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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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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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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.

Hyundai Fuel Cell SUV concept: hydrogen crossover coming next year

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The Korean brand unveiled a lightly-disguised concept this week that previews its next fuel-cell SUV to come in 2018, which remains. Hyundai arrived first to market with the world's first production hydrogen fuel-cell crossover utility in 2013 with the Tucson Fuel Cell, and we have a good idea of what to expect from the brand's follow-up act. hydrogen Future Cars hydrogen fuel cell

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

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.

Schaeffler shows micro-mobility bio-hybrid concept; 4-wheel pedelec with roof

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Automotive supplier Schaeffler introduced a new micro-mobility concept during the “auto motor und sport” conference. The Schaeffler concept combines the advantages of stability and weather protection with the energy consumption and space utilization of a pedelec.

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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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Audi unveils Q8 sport concept with 48V mild hybrid system (mHEV); drive system coming to “many” Audi models

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Audi is presenting the Audi Q8 sport concept, a new performance-oriented take on the Q8 concept study introduced at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show. All other screens in the Audi Q8 sport concept are touch displays.

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Schaeffler presents high-performance 48V concept mild hybrid vehicle at Aachen

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As part of the 25 th Aachen Colloquium this week in Germany, Schaeffler is unveiling the “Schaeffler High Performance 48 Volt” concept vehicle.

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Toyota reveals Me.We electric car concept made with bamboo

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Revealing what it dubs an ‘anti-crisis’ car, Toyota’s new battery-powered concept is nothing if not visionary. Essentially that makes this supermini concept a ‘anti-excess’ vehicle, focused on paring down [.]. Toyota concept electric car

Audi unveils h-tron quattro fuel cell SUV concept at Detroit; MLB evo platform

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In a demonstration of its ongoing development of advanced alternative powertrains, Audi unveiled the new h-tron quattro fuel cell concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). One of the key features of the h-tron quattro concept is the 3-way power DC/DC converter.

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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

Audi reveals shocking, new EV city car concept

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Audi has released the details of a bizarre new electric vehicle concept to rival the Renault Twizy Z.E. In what seems an odd design for the premium car brand, the new Audi urban concept is a two seat vehicle, where the passenger sits behind the driver. Audi says its new urban concept is designed to [.]. Audi Electric cars concept E-Tron electric car Frankfurt urban concept

Audi A7 piloted driving concept “Jack” now driving more naturally

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Audi’s latest version of its piloted driving research car, the Audi A7 concept “Jack,” has not only learned how to autonomously perform all of its driving maneuvers on the expressway, it has also learned how to show consideration for other road users.

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Ford reveals Ka Concept

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It won''t reach European showrooms for a couple of years, but Ford is already teasing us with its forthcoming Ka Concept (pictured).

Jaguar releases details of hybrid C-X16 concept

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With less than a week to go until it makes its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Jaguar has released more details about its C-X16 Concept. Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show C-X16 Concept hybrid car Jaguar Jaguar C-X16 Concept Jaguar hybrid carThe two-seat hybrid car comes with a next-generation supercharged 3.0litre V6 petrol engine that can produce 380PS and 332lb-ft of torque with a Formula 1 styled hybrid boost [.].

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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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.