Early manifestations of many ideas in the Vision Next 100 are already on the road in the BMW i3. Its electric drive gives acceptably lively performance for urban or motorway driving, and a range of about 100 miles (for the basic, pure-EV version rather than the version with a range-extender combustion engine, which is able … [Read more…]
The Lotus Exige Sport 350 is a concrete manifestation of a “diet” car. Peeps, from now on a diet programme needs to be applied not only to humans but also to a car. The Lotus Exige Sport 350 is a concrete manifestation of a “diet” car thanks to its special components, from the battery to … [Read more…]
When you close your eyes and envision the type of life you would like to lead, what immediately comes to mind? To be clear, we’re not referring to that cool 20 megapixel sharp shooter you’ve had your eye on, or that devilishly debonair designer tote bag that would be fun to jet set around with. … [Read more…]
With unprecedented speed and performance the hybrid electric Porsche 918 Spyder has forever changed the way the world views eco-friendly sports cars. A few years ago. Porsche embarked on a three-year development plan to create a hybrid-electric supercar truly deserving of the automakers iconic nameplate.
The mistake was to call it a car in the first place. The Sinclair C5 was a genuine attempt to create an environmentally-friendly, personal urban transport. It was a revolutionary idea, planned as the first in a series of experiments which would see an electrically-powered vehicle grow from a tiny three-wheeler for one, into a … [Read more…]
Advertised as being for ‘one adult and a shopping bag’, the Peel P50 was designed as a convenience microcar for nipping around town. When it was launched at the 1962 Earl’s Court Motor Show, it caused a stir on two counts: it was the only car ever to have emanated from the Isle of Man, … [Read more…]
Early ‘50s. Aftermath of the Second World War is felt in diametrically opposite ways. Time to rebuild, people was beginning to breathe the air of freedom and everyone was properly focused, but there was also those who still picked up the pieces and tried in every way to revive their business, their work, their lives.