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Volvo Cars showed the “Pure Tension Pavilion” for the first time in the U.S. at Modernism Week in Palm Springs on Sunday, Feb. 16. The pavilion is a rapidly deployable portable free-standing tensioned membrane structure covered with small solar panels, making it a mobile charging station. The structure is designed to power up the Volvo […]

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A new sedan powered by a form of electric drive will be shown in Geneva. The first public presentation of the new QUANT e-Sportlimousine equipped with nanoFLOWCELL drive will shortly celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show March 4, 2014. Robert Bosch GmbH and nanoFLOWCELL AG entered in a partnership in which Bosch […]

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The A3 Sportback g-tron, Audi’s first production Audi A3 model capable of running on compressed natural gas is now ready, but will be available only for Germany for now. Audi’s new car can be powered by Audi’s e-gas produced using green electricity, or by compressed natural gas, both of which are available to drivers in […]

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Toyota is working on its own wireless charging system for the plug-in version of the Prius. The company has announced verification testing is to begin later this month. Toyota explained the new technology allows a vehicle to be charged simply by parking it in alignment with a coil set into the surface of the ground. […]

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Sales of the Yaris and Yaris Hybrid are on a roll and to keep up with demand, Toyota announced it will start operating a third production shift at its European Yaris factory starting June 2014. This will allow Toyota to boost production of both the Toyota Yaris and the Toyota Yaris Hybrid. Toyota added this […]

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Question: What happens when a Tesla Model S gets rear ended? Answer: It might do more damage to the car that hits it than it receives. This Q&A is not ours, but rather these are suggested by the re-tweets of Tesla CEO Elon Musk of a fender bender last night that did not result in […]

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The Kia Provo hybrid concept car is shown for the first time in North America at the Canadian International Auto show (CIAS) opening today. Kia’s Provo concept, debuted at the 83rd Salon International De l’Auto in Geneva. Kia said it mixes ultra-modern technology with a self-confident and agile look to deliver an exciting new B-segment […]

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How about controlling a vehicle instinctively with the movements of your body? This is the direction Toyota is taking with its FV2 concept shown at the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) held in Toronto. Toyota stated this far reaching concept is a car that adopts a human-like interface – connecting both physically and emotionally with […]

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Chevrolet has a new 30-second spot for the Volt as the brand continues against resistance to get the message out about what the car can do. This is not to say anyone needs to understand the mechanics of it, but even understanding that this is a car that, 1) runs for 38 miles more or […]

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Fisker’s ex-VP of global design, Alexander Klatt, has joined the College for Creative Studies as MFA Chair of Transportation Design. The College for Creative Studies (CCS) announced the appointment earlier this week. As Vice President of Global Design at Fisker Automotive, Klatt led the development team for the Karma platform, among the world’s first luxury […]

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