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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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Volkswagen electric-car concept teased before Paris Motor Show

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Paris Auto Show Future Cars VW plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Paris Motor ShowToday, 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.

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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. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars

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Tokyo Motor Show Green Cars: Concepts & Production Models

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Auto-show season continues with the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, which featured a number of notable green-car debuts. Tokyo Motor ShowTokyo usually boasts a few significant world launches from the local carmakers, mixed with more esoteric models designed primarily with Japan in mind. Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles seemed to be prominent this year, with the introduction of.

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BASF and Hyundai Motor showcase RN30 concept at K Fair; new lightweight and performance materials

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Hyundai Motor unveiled the RN30 high-perfromance concept at the Paris Motor Show in September. The New Generation Hyundai i30—available in early 2017—reveals how BASF’s solutions convert concepts into reality.

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Concepts Preview Shared Platform For Porsche, Audi Premium EVs?

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

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Hybrid Concept Unveiled At Paris Motor Show

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Today, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, we now have our first solid look at the automaker’s progress--in the form of the stunning Q80 Inspiration concept. Infiniti has made little secret of its desire to launch a new flagship that would finally fill the void left by the departure of its largest sedan, the Q45. Not that long ago, it appeared

Mitsubishi eX All-Electric SUV Concept To Debut At Tokyo Motor Show

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Mitsubishi will unveil a new concept car at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show that may preview a future all-electric production crossover. The Mitsubishi eX concept is a small crossover utility vehicle that's similar in size to the current Outlander Sport--which is due for replacement soon. Tokyo Motor Show plug-in carsIts styling follows the same themes seen in numerous recent.

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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. Frankfurt Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids aerodynamics Mercedes-Benz Frankfurt Motor Show youtubeWhen it comes to improving fuel efficiency, aerodynamic aids can be an important tool for automotive engineers.

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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.

New Hyundai Intrado Fuel-Cell Concept For 2014 Geneva Motor Show

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Hyundai announced this morning that it will unveil a new hydrogen fuel-cell concept vehicle, to be known as the Intrado, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March. The Hyundai Intrado Concept will be constructed around a "super-lightweight structure" that employs a "mixture of advanced materials" that are joined together using a "revolutionary

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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

Volvo Trucks testing long-haul hybrid powertrain in Concept Truck

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With the Volvo Concept Truck, Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid vehicle designed for long-haul applications. Volvo Trucks first unveiled the Volvo Concept Truck in May 2016, and has now developed and enhanced the vehicle even further.

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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. Drivers who travel within the 19-mile EV range won’t even run the gas motor.

Green cars at the Paris Motor Show: preview

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Press days for the 2016 Paris Motor Show begin at the end of this month, and we already know several notable green production and concept cars will make their debuts in the French capital. Paris Auto Show plug-in cars Paris Motor ShowFall is approaching, which means it's time for the auto-show season to get underway once again.

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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. Geneva Motor Show Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars Rimac

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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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Toyota Prius C Concepts: Tokyo Motor Show Photo Gallery

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And the Aqua has been a roaring sales success in Japan, which led Toyota to produce no fewer than four Aqua concept cars showing additional models and trim levels that could be spun out of the basic The car we know as the Toyota Prius C, the smallest and least expensive member of the Prius hybrid family, has a different name in Japan: Aqua.

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Another Lexus LF-NX Crossover Concept: Tokyo Motor Show Photos

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The startling Lexus LF-NX Concept, launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, appeared with a new powertrain at the Tokyo Motor Show. And this one''s not the hybrid system it was shown with previously The LF-NX Concept that Lexus has been showing this year previews a production model that will debut next year, perhaps as early as January''s

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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.

Citroen Compressed-Air Hybrid For Paris Motor Show: Cactus Airflow 2L Concept

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While most are hybrid-electric--a combustion engine plus one or two electric motors powered by a battery pack--other types exist as well. A hybrid system, broadly defined, is any two power sources that combine to provide torque to drive a car''s wheels. France''s PSA Peugeot Citroën is experimenting with compressed-air hybrids, and at the

Volkswagen ID: more details of all-electric concept car at Paris Motor Show

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This morning, Volkswagen held one of the first press conferences at the Paris Motor Show, unveiling the first of several electric cars from different makers. Concept is a preview of a high-volume battery-electric hatchback that will hit the market in 2020, priced "par with comparably powerful and well-equipped Golf models," the. Paris Auto Show Future Cars VW plug-in cars Paris Motor Show

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New TM4 SUMO medium-duty electric motors boost torque and speed 45% with SMCs in place of permanent magnets

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Until now, the main rotor technology found in TM4’s electric motors was based on surface-mounted permanent magnets. This partnership has made possible the conception and production of an innovative motor design combining new materials, a new forming process and an optimized fabrication method.

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2018 Porsche Mission E: 600-HP Electric Sport Sedan Concept Targets Tesla

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Perhaps no German prestige carmaker was more rattled than Porsche by the sudden appearance of electric-car startup Tesla Motors. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars youtube Porsche Mission E

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Mercedes previews new electric car lineup with Generation EQ concept

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Mercedes-Benz took to the stage at the 2016 Paris auto show with a quirky new concept car that the German automaker says serves as a forerunner to its upcoming lineup of electric cars. Paris Auto Show Future Cars plug-in cars Paris Motor ShowMercedes chief Dr. Dieter Zetsche said that one of the biggest hurdles automakers will face in the future is e-mobility. Although it looks rather like the company's.

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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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Honda FCV Sedan Teased Ahead Of 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

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After showing two concept vehicles over the course of two years, Honda will unveil its hydrogen fuel-cell production car at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show a month from now. The first teaser image of the Honda FCV shows a car somewhat influenced by the 2013 FCEV concept, and the FCV concept followup that debuted in Tokyo last year. Tokyo Motor Show hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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Tesla-Targeting Audi e-tron quattro Electric SUV Concept Teased Ahead Of Frankfurt

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Audi will build an all-electric version of its upcoming Q6 SUV "coupe," which will be previewed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show next month. We now know the concept will be called the Audi e-tron quattro, and--thanks to teaser images released by the carmaker--we have a rough idea of what it will look like. Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Audi Q6

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Nissan's Tokyo Autonomous Concept: Next Leaf Electric Car--Or Not?

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As we head out to the Tokyo Motor Show, the teaser photos and previews are starting to come in thick and fast. One from late last week was a shadowy image issued by Nissan of an autonomous electric concept car, which is scheduled to debut Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern (or 9 am the next day in Tokyo). At least one report suggests the concept will. Tokyo Motor Show Future Cars Autonomous cars plug-in cars 2017 Nissan Leaf

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Renault Trezor concept in Paris; electric drive, new design language

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Automakers often use concept cars to preview future styling for much more restrained production models. Even when a concept car doesn't make it into production, elements of its styling can. Providing a styling template for future models is the main mission of the Renault Trezor electric sports car concept, which debuts this week at the 2016 Paris. Paris Auto Show Renault plug-in cars Paris Motor Show Formula E Championship

2016 Hyundai Tucson Shows Two Different Hybrid Concepts In Geneva

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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. 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.

2015 Tokyo Motor Show Concepts, LG Chem Adds Tesla, Toyota Prius Longevity: Today's Car News

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Today, we have coverage of the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, including numerous fuel-cell, battery-electric, and hybrid concept and production cars. We also have news that LG Chem will supply batteries to Tesla for the carmaker's planned upgrade of its Roadster sports car, and a study that says Toyota Prius owners keep their cars longer than almost any. Today in Car News

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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

Subaru Viziv Future Concept Previews Next-Generation Hybrid System

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At this week's Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru displayed two separate concepts. One was a thinly disguised version of the upcoming 2017 Subaru Impreza hatchback, labeled a concept, but the other was a genuine concept car displaying innovations that may (or may not) make it into future production vehicles. The Subaru Viziv Future Concept, to give it its. Tokyo Motor Show all-wheel drive Through-the-road hybrids

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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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Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept previews hydrogen-powered SUV coming in 2018

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Geneva Motor Show hydrogen Future Cars Geneva Auto Show hydrogen fuel cellThe Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was actually the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle offered to U.S. drivers in recent years. The 2016 Toyota Mirai that followed it has now outsold Hyundai's hydrogen-powered SUV, but it's been known for a couple of years that the Korean maker will replace that model. At this week's Geneva auto show, the company unveiled.

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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Future VW electric-car concepts revealed in patent drawings

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At the recent 2016 Paris Motor Show, it unveiled the I.D. 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. DON'T MISS: VW. VW Patent plug-in cars

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Nissan Gripz Concept Previews 'Pure Drive' Hybrid System

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Nissan offered a hint at a new hybrid powertrain as part of a concept car it unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. Frankfurt Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids Frankfurt Motor ShowThe Nissan Gripz is a heavily-stylized crossover that the carmaker claims takes inspiration from the classic Datsun 240Z sports car. As such, it previews a possible new sporty crossover from the Japanese carmaker--but also a.

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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.

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