Skip the trolley – just go to the mall for luxury DS E-Tense(V)

Formula E ace plays midnight mall cowboy Super-luxury DS launched with night drive Closed mall becomes test track for superlimo LONDON, England – DS? It’s a French brand born in Paris in June 2014 to revive a tradition of assembling premium vehicles in the French automotive industry and inspired by the innovation and distinction inherited…

Toyota plans high-performance advanced hybrids

New units head expansion hybrid program expansion Emphasises on ‘a fun-to-drive character’ New ideas in colour, texture and trim – orange! FRANKFURT, Germany – Toyota Motor Corporation has announced plans here for higher-performance versions of its hybrid tech for insertion into its core models and showed-off the concept at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show with…

Audi Aicon – no pedals, no instruments, no steering-wheel

Audi’s vision of fully autonomous four-door 2+2 Space liberated by no steering wheel or pedals Four electric motors create e-quattro and 700km range FRANKFURT, Germany – Design study, technology demonstrator, mobility concept – this, Audi says, is the Aicon which aims to exploit every current possibility for an autonomous luxury car of the future. As…

Minis’ hot grandson to bring track pits to Frankfurt

Cooper Works GT to bring pits to auto show All-battery Mini to reach showrooms in 2019 Almost 60 years since first Morris/Austin Minis born MUNICH, Germany – Mini says it is shaping the future of urban mobility by providing driving fun but with greater diversity so, at the September 2017 Frankfurt auto show, will give…

Park your future Jaguar on the coffee table

Jaguar planning to sell only steering-wheels Autonomy from 2040 for London tech show Vision of mobility involves not owning a car LONDON, England – Jaguar Land Rover will reveal an “intelligent and connected” steering-wheel of the future at an inaugural Tech Fest at the Central St Martins art, design and technology college in London. “The…

Nissan Bladeglider celebrates SEVENTY years of electric cars

2017 sees Nissan celebrate 70 years since its first EV Brand’s latest model on Hillclimb at Goodwod Festival Track sessions show potential of sexy three-seater PARIS, France / GOODWOOD, England – Exactly 70 years after the debut of its first electric vehicle on July 3 1947 (yes, that’s it above) Nissan’s most advanced EV yet took…

GM boss Barra wheels out more self-driving Chev Bolts

First company to use mass-produced autonomous cars Test Bolt EV’s have latest self-driving technology GM’s autonomous test fleet has now reached 180 DETROIT, Michigan – General Motors has announced the completion of 130 Chevrolet Bolt EV test vehicles equipped with its “next generation” of self-driving technology at its Orion Assembly Plant in Michigan. The car will join more…

Renault TreZor ‘most beautiful’ at Villa d’Este concourse

All-electric concept special ‘hints at future models” Another jewel in the Renault corporate crown Villa d’Este – queen of world’s elegant auto events LAKE COMO, Italy – Renault’s TreZor has been named as Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year at Italy’s prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este It’s an all-electric concept car which’, its maker, says “embodies…

VW taking ‘alternative energy’ driving to new levels

Turning to coasting, natural gas and battery Electric drive ‘key pillar of new drive strategy’ Middle of range is a plug-in hybrid concept WOLFSBURG, Germany / VIENNA, Austria – Electric power, natural gas and a new coasting function are being shown by Volkswagen at the 38th Vienna Motor Symposium which opened on April 27 2017….

Special Roller for paediatric patients to cut hospital stress

Kiddie supercar present from Rolls-Royce Real badge on real car for young patients Idea is to let kiddy patients drive to their operation LONDON, England – Rolls-Royce cars has unveiled a new and extremely compact concept of luxury, just one, and created for one very special customer. That’s the  St Richard’s Hospital Paediatric Day Surgery…

Butterfly-wing Toyota all set for city-flitting

Three-wheeler for city folk Full autonomy for socialising Butterfly doors from windscreen GENEVA, Switzerland – Toyota has unveiled what it calls “a daring concept” (The Corner thinks it’s kinda cute and would love one!) intended to show how electric vehicles can be not only environment-friendly but also fun to drive. It’s the i-TRIL concept here…

Flower power: 320km/h battery supercar buds at Geneva

Geneva debut for Singapore’s first supercar Striking design, auto roof and doors Performance targets 320km/h+, 0-100 in 2.7sec GENEVA, Switzerland – Unveiled today (March 7) at the 2017 Geneva auto show is Singapore’s first hypercar, the Dendrobium, from Vanda Electrics in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering. Dendrobium? Yep, it’s a genus of orchids native to…