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…

Take a hyper-ride with the Valkyries

Naming stretches back seven decades Another member of Aston Martin ‘V’ family Valkyrie name from ancient Norse mythology GENEVA, Switzerland – This space-comic hypercar being co-developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies has now officially named the Aston Martin Valkyrie. It’s on the Aston Martin stand at the just-opened 2017 Geneva auto show…

Peugeot Instinct: High-tech beauty and brains

⦁ Peugeot unveils autonomous Instinct concept ⦁ ‘Autonomous’ or ‘Drive’ with 263kW PHEV powertrain ⦁ Intelligent technology ‘learns’ driver’s lifestyle PEUGEOT has revealed a glimpse of mobility’s future with its Instinct station wagon concept that’s capable of being driven normally or left to full autonomous control. It was unveiled in Spain with a 263kW petrol/hybrid electric drive.      …

GM, Honda plug in for new fuel-cell tech

Honda / GM stretch out vehicle collaboration Development will go ahead at Detroit plant Advanced fuel-cell tech to share in future products DETROIT, Michigan – General Motors and Honda are to establish the auto industry’s first joint venture for mass production of an advanced hydrogen fuel-cell system for each brands future products. Each two will…

Hypercar from Singapore: What’s a Dendrobium?

Global debut at March 2017 Geneva auto show High-performance, zero-emissions, two-seater Vanda partner is Williams Advanced Engineering SINGAPORE, Asia – A “pure-electric revolution” will be a stand at the 2017 Geneva auto show in March but one unlike any shown before. It’s the Dendrobium, Singapore’s first hypercar. The high-performance two-seater concept was created by Singapore…

Honda reveals mobility marvels at Las Vegas CES

Collaborative display offers fun mobility for the future Self-balancing bike, supersmart concept car A minicar you’ll have a helluva time trying to crash LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Honda has unveiled a ‘Co-operative Mobility Ecosystem’ concept at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – something said to connect the power of artificial intelligence, robotics and ‘big…