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Top electric cars in 2021

    video - best electric cars in 2021 and most exciting cars announced Bestselling Electric Vehicles of 2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (1766 units sold) ... Tesla Model X (3000 units sold)* ... Hyundai Kona Electric (8936 units sold) ... Tesla Model S (9100 units sold)* ... Porsche Taycan (9419 units sold) ... Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback (10,921 units sold) ... Nissan Leaf (14,239 units sold) Note: the  most expensive EVs currently available, is the Turbo S version of Porsche's Taycan. Watch next The Possible $19,000 Tesla - Game over for gas
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UK has lowest road death toll

Car Enthusiast - A report by the International Transport Forum has found that the UK's roads are among the safest in the world. Via Yahoo! rss_cars : Car News | Motoring News - Yahoo! Cars UK video - Road safety explained

FRANCE: Renault coy on new GM CV JV details

Renault has said it would continue its light commercial vehicle partnership with General Motors' Europe's Opel/Vauxhall brands but will not at this point answer questions relating to assembly plants. Via Daily automotive news and comment - from

1,300 electric charging points for London

Car Enthusiast - Boris Johnson reveals plans to make London the electric car capital of Europe. Via Yahoo! rss_cars : Car News | Motoring News - Yahoo! Cars UK

BMW x6 - state of art

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Video: Mini E takes over the world, drives gasoline vehicles into extinction

Mini E Evolution - Click above to watch video after the jump The Mini E is truly a pioneer in the electric vehicle (EV) segment. Even though it's not a true production model, it has shown the world that electric is awesome. The test program has made the iconic, lovable Mini a the poster child for electric vehicles and a sign of what the future may hold. Aside from a few minor quibbles, Mini E lessees are overly joyed with their first EV experience and many don't want to give the vehicle back at the end of the lease. As the saying goes, once you go electric, there's no going back. But is the Mini E really a vehicle that will change our lives and choices of what we drive forever? The creator of the Mini E Evolution video certainly believes so. The video depicts the little electric vehicle as the only remaining car on the planet at a time gasoline-engined relics just sit piled high at the local junkyard. Now, we're not sure that the Mini E is headed towards world dominatio

Know what you want and need, or you may not get to buy a Nissan Leaf

Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Nissan Nissan Leaf - Click above for high-res image gallery Are you willing to argue with your friendly neighborhood Nissan dealer over the right to get yourself a Leaf? You might have to. Anyone who has gone through the Leaf reservation process this past week noticed a few screens that weren't exactly germane to determine which model - SL or SV trim - one was ordering. How far do you drive a day?, for example. Answers to these questions were not used to weed out potential buyers just yet, that might be a job for Nissan dealers. Carlos Tavares, Nissan's chairman of the Americas, told Automotive News : We may tell the customer, 'Look, you'd be better off buying an Altima or a Sentra because your driving patterns are not ideal for this car. ... We want to be transparent. It is fundamental for us to tell the customer what the car can deliver . That's a good strategy to take, given the fair bit of confusion that still - yes, still - exists ab

Electric cars can't stay silent forever, noise is coming soon

We can already picture all the NVH engineers huddled in some back corner crying together. After all, they just find out that the duties they held of eliminating noises from cars for decades are about to be crushed by a new safety guideline that will put noise back into electric and hybrid vehicles. Automakers, along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and advocates for the blind, have come to the conclusion that electric and hybrid cars need to make some noise as they motor whiz on down the road. Though an initial agreement has been reached, it could take up to three years to be finalized and become law, but that's politics for ya, eh? However, some of the proposed changes could wind up in the Motor Safety Act of 2010 if standards are agreed upon soon. Here's an overview of the suggestions in the proposal. The NHTSA would create a standard for minimum/maximum levels of sound when a vehicle is operating in low-speed situations. The sounds cannot be

Infiniti Hybrid models bet on electric powertrains

Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Infiniti , Green Daily Infiniti M35h - Click above for high-res We've already revealed Infiniti 's plans to offer the M35h hybrid early next year and a performance-oriented electric vehicle (EV) in 2013, but if a report from Autocar pans out to be true, then we'd expect to see the luxury automaker launch a slew of additional hybrids and battery-powered vehicles by the end of the decade. In fact, the report suggests that up to 90 percent of future Inifiniti models will feature either hybrid or pure electric powertrains. According to the report, the upcoming Infiniti EV is part of the company's far-reaching "CO2 strategy." The automaker apparently plans for hybrid and EVs to account for the vast majority of its sales within the next ten years. Though specific details weren't revealed, Autocar estimates that Infiniti's future lineup will be bolstered by hybrids, a powertrain that may reside in up to 70 percent of the

Sing it! VW details the all-electric Golf Blue-e-motion

Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion - Click above Have you heard? Volkswagen is working on an electric car. The company hasn't exactly been secretive about the plug-in work it is doing , especially with Tesla Motors co-founder Martin Eberhard on board . The German automaker is working on a few plug-in vehicles like the eGolf compact and the eUp! city car . Today, VW released another torrent of information about the eGolf - excuse us, the "Golf Blue-e-motion" (yes, a blue emotion does sound like something they'd sing about on Sesame Street) - in time for a media event in Germany. In May, VW gave its first big update on the e-Golf . VW plans to bring electric vehicles to market in 2013, squarely in the second-wave modern electric vehicle category, with the Golf Blue-e-motion now scheduled for 2014 (earlier, VW said the e Golf would come out in 2013 ). A 500-vehicle test fleet, though, will start running next year. The electric Golf is

Dacia Pitești, Romania vs Dacia Morocco

video - documentary Car production in Dacia Renault Morocco see the original Romanian blog post:  Dacia Renault Pitesti vs Renault Maroc Dacia is one of the most popular cars in low market in Europe and worldwide. The brand was developed in communist Romania, in the years 1960-1980, in a parteneriat with French producer Renault. In the 2000s, the plants in Romania were bought by the French manufacturer, including the Dacia brand. A subsequent company, Group Dacia Renault, was established, with production units in Romania - at Pitesti, Mioveni - the main plant, Titu, Oarja and Bucharest. Also, the Dacia brand, with new models designed by Renault for low market, has becoming an important global player. Relaunched in 2004 with the Logan model, Dacia has become a well-known player in the European car market. In addition to Mioveni, the Duster model is currently assembled in six other countries: Maroc, Brazil, Colombia, Russia, India and Indonesia.

Epic EV to supply Electric DeLorean with composite bodies

Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Lightweight , USA The arrangement that has Epic EV supplying the drivetrain for the DMC Electric DeLorean has apparently been working out so well that the two companies have decided to tap yet another of Epic's areas of expertise: composites. Weight management is an important aspect of electric vehicle design and it was realized that DMC could shave 200 pounds off their retro-futuristic product by replacing the old-school fiberglass material that makes up the main part of the chassis with a modern lightweight resin-infused composite. Not only that, but the new stuff is much stronger, which gives the Electric DeLorean better roof crush and side impact protection. Epic, of course, has been using composites in its boats for some time and CEO Chris Anthony learned much about using it in automotive applications while creating the now-dead Aptera (sniff) . While we look forward to seeing more of the modern Electric DeLorean in action, we also can't help w

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Improved cars - Mini Clubman Cooper S / video

  Test drive with Mini Clubman Cooper S - a modified car Key add-ons: Decat downpipe, Air Intake, ECU Remap, Intercooler Mini Clubman Cooper S in a stylish mini. The model production started in 2008. There are versions of motorization - diesel and benzen. It is still in production, with many variants. Price of a new car is 25.000 Euro, but all models can be customized, so the price may vary a lot. Mini Clubman is a brand for small compact / subcompact cars manufactured by BMW. Mini Clubman Cooper S has a displacement of 1988 cc, manual or auto 6-speed transmission, 192 PS, and a top speed of 235 km/h.

Lamborghini Embolado Concept

The Lamborghini Embolado Concept is the work of Luca Serafini, an Italian student in the final year of the Industrial Design Course at the University of Parma, Italy. The name of the concept derives from a Spanish festival called named “Embolado Bull” or “Torro Embolado”. The concept is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo and according to Luca’s declarations the car represents a tribute to the Superleggera : “ After the recent launch of the Gallardo Superleggera, in order to make a tribute to it, I have adapted the Embolado Concept basing on the aestethic modifications of the new model, with some post-process in Photoshop. ” [ source carbodydesign ]

Short history of Cadillac

Cadillac was born out of the closure of Henry Ford when Henry Ford left with some of his key partners and the company was dissolved.  With the intention of liquidating the company's assets, financiers left over from Ford's departure, William Murphy and Lemuel Bowen, called on engineer Henry M. Leland of the Leland & Faulconer Manufacturing Company to evaluate the plant and equipment before selling them. Instead, Leland convinced them to continue their car manufacturing business by equipping them with a single-cylinder engine designed by Leland.  The company needed a new name after Henry Ford left. On August 22, 1902, the company was renamed the Cadillac Automobile Company. Leland & Faulconer Production and the Cadillac Automobile Company merged in 1905. The Cadillac Automobile Company was named after seventeenth-century French explorer Antoine Laumet de la Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac, who founded Detroit in 1701.  The first Cadillac automobile, The "Cadillac Runabout

Audi A5 with FSI engine - video

The first four-cylinder engine to power the all-new Audi A5 coupé joins the UK range this week, and fittingly it too is also a completely new design. The advanced, directly injected successor to the familiar 1.8-litre Turbo petrol unit that has powered A3, A4, A6 and TT models in the past creates the A5 1.8 TFSI, which is available to order now for an OTR price of £26,190. First UK deliveries are expected in late November.

Nissan Skyline Coupe

OKYO (Oct. 2, 2007) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today introduced the all-new Skyline coupe in Japan, a grand touring coupe designed to set new benchmarks for dynamic styling and outstanding driving performance. It is available now at Nissan dealers nationwide. SHIFT_passion: A Skyline Coupe Created to Make the Heart Pound video - Nissan Skyline Coupe - buyer”s guide The new Skyline coupe builds on the strengths and attributes of the current Skyline sedan - attraction, sophistication and high-performance - and takes them to an even higher level. It combines dramatic styling and a refined, driver-oriented interior with the advanced performance made possible by a newly developed, innovative VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift) 3.7-liter V6 engine and a high-performance platform to create a vehicle that will appeal the discerning coupe buyer.

Nissan Rogue - video + presentation

Old model was released in 2008, the new one in 2020. Agency: TBWACHIATDAY Los Angeles Executive Creative Director: Curt Detweiler ACD: mike yagi Copywriter: Jason Rappaport Art Directos: Ken Lin, Curt Detweiler Head of Broadcase: Richard O’Neill Director(s): Thierry Poiraud Prod. Co.: Paranoid USA Other Credits: Worldwide Creative Director: Rob Schwartz 2008 Nissan Rogue Crossover SUV Offers Bold Styling, Engaging Performance and Ultra-Functionality The new 2008 Nissan Rogue, which makes its world debut at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, is designed to add a new dimension to the small crossover utility segment – satisfying both the functional needs of the buyer and their emotional needs. Rogue’s aggressive, performance-oriented styling, powerful engine, responsive handling and driver-focused cockpit combine with its thoughtful everyday utility to create a vehicle that shifts the way buyers, especially younger buyers, think about small crossovers. The 2008 N

Pixopictura by Nicu Ilie (extended version)


Model car produced between 1999 and 2003. The Z8 was the production variant of the 1997 Z07 concept car. The Z8 is a roadster for connoisseurs: its unitary aluminium spaceframe, high-performance V8 engine and brilliant design serve to make this homage to the BMW 507 a firm favourite without further ado. Capable of going from 0 to 100 km/h in less than just five seconds, the Z8 quickly assumes pole position in the top-of-the-range sports car market.   (after BMW official)  Initial price: $128,000 Technical details: wiki