Tag: electric vehicles

Power Up: Electric Audi R8 revealed as E-Tron concept

Audi has taken the wraps off its highly anticipated electric R8 concept, now known as E-Tron. The stunning electric vehicle concept is expected to compete head to head with the green luxury sports car offerings from the likes of Mercedes, Tesla, and Fisker.

Scion to sell Smart-killer Toyota iQ

MotorTrend is reporting that Toyota’s ‘mini’ car – iQ – will come to the US under its Scion brand.
As previously noted, the iQ is gunning directly for Smart’s ForTwo, and is expected to better its competition in both MPG and passenger capacity.  The iQ’s unique 3+1 configuration accommodates 3 adults and one small child while …

Future cars: the MiniUV

Just in time for the upcoming Paris Motor Show, BMW’s Mini brand has released images of the MiniUV – officially referred to (for the time being) as the “Crossover Concept.”
Looks good so far…lets hope an all-electric version of this city-sized utility vehicle is in the pipelines.
(via Motor Authority)

Another reason to hate speed bumps!

A recent study by the UK’s AA motoring group has documented proof that speed bumps (aka speed humps in the UK) directly effect a car’s MPG.
Researchers found that a car capable of achieving 58mpg fuel economy when cruising at an uninterrupted 30mph speed would only deliver 31mpg when it’s forced to slow down for a …

Ready, Set, Tesla Roadster

Tesla Motors is set to begin production on its long-awaited Roadster on March 17, 2008. The initial batch of Roadsters will be slightly less than perfect, sporting a work-around transmission, increasing the all-electric sports car’s 0-60 time from 4 seconds to 5.7 seconds.
Tesla is promising to retrofit earlier cars at no cost once it’s …