Sir Alec Issigonis designed classic MINI introduced 60 years ago remain one of the most endearing classic cars today. It should rightly continue to live on today and beyond. It has earned it, but not without first getting the eco conscious treatment. And eco conscious is this Swind E Classic Mini. The idea of electrifying classic MINI is not new. Even MINI has pitched the idea not too long ago, but unfortunately, MINI has no intention of producing it even in limited numbers. Continue reading Yes, Sir! Classic MINI With Electric Drivetrain Is The Right Thing To Do!
Razer‘s ingenious RGB lighting solution, Chroma, was originally conceived as a means of immersive gaming experience. But we heard that Chroma is stepping out to beyond gaming. No. It is not a Razer Chroma Toaster, or any appliance for that matter. It is much bigger than a toaster. Razer Chroma is getting inside cars in China too, as announced by electric car startup Leapmotor in an unveiling event (and reported by Windows Central earlier this month). Continue reading Razer Chroma Is Coming To Electric Cars And Electric Skateboards
Nissan has unveiled a somewhat Volvo-ish-looking electric concept at the on-going North America International Auto Show in Detroit. Called Nissan IMs EV Sports Sedan, it is an all-electric, all-wheel drive electric car that boasts a unique “premier seat” 2+1+2 seat arrangement and full autonomous drive capability. The Nissan IMs EV Sports Sedan is driven by dual electric motors that yield 483 horses and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque, and this electric drivetrain is paired to a 115-kWh battery that affords 380 miles (612 km) range on a single charge. Continue reading Nissan IMs Concept EV Gets A Unique 2+1+2 Seat Arrangement
At the CES auto salon… no wait, I mean to say CES 2019, Nissan has announced the new addition to its LEAF electric vehicle family, the 2019 Nissan LEAF e+. Why e+, you ask? Well, because, the new LEAF now packs a lot more power and range. The 2019 Nissan LEAF e+ should excite EV lovers with its new found energy density in the model’s 62 kWh battery pack which results in a significant boosts in range with an EPA-estimated 226 miles (364 kilometers), compared to the current LEAF’s 150 miles (241 kilometers) EPA estimates. Continue reading New 2019 Nissan LEAF e+ Gets Some Serious Bump In Power And Range
On last year’s Boxing Day, China automaker Great Wall Motors’ electric vehicle subsidiary, Ora, revealed a new electric car that could plunge China’s EV market into a price war. The said car, called 2019 Ora R1, is very competitively priced at 59,800-77,800 yuan (which works out to be around US$8,705-11,326), making it the world’s cheapest electric car. From the product website, it is clear as day that Ora has its sight set on the urban youth with the R1. Continue reading This Is China’s 2019 Ora R1, The World’s Most Affordable Electric Car
Audi has taken the wrap off its latest all-electric vehicle, the superlative Audi e-tron GT Concept at the recent LA Auto Show. For some e-tron is closely associated to two-door sports car (or SUV) from the German marque, but the Audi e-tron GT Concept is in fact an electric sports sedan. It sports an aggressive, I-mean-business front end that tails off a coupe-ish rear end (AKA sportback fastback). I know, it is odd to say this, but it was actually quite a sight to behold. Continue reading This Is The Audi e-tron Concept That Will Go Into Production In 2020
Finally, Mazda is getting into the electric vehicle bandwagon… in 2020. The Hiroshima headquartered automaker will launch its first EVs in 2020 as part of the company’s ’Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’ long-term technology development program. Well, I guess it’s better late than never, right? Anyways, this is not an automobile blog and usually, this kind of ‘news’ is not exactly our forfeit and it will be here taking up precious post space, but this one is different because, it involves my all-time personal favorite engine invention: the rotary engine, AKA Wankel engine. Continue reading Mazda Rotary Engine Will Live On… As An EV Range-Extender
This is Peugeot e-LEGEND CONCEPT, the French automaker’s vision of the future of driving that’s boring. Peugeot said it has a “realistic and radically modern template.” In other words, it is car with a form that may materialize, eventually, unlike many such “vision” concepts. I am talking about you BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Anyways, regarding the look… while I agree it looks absolutely “realistic,” but I can’t help but to see Ford Mustang in it. Come on. Don’t tell me you did not see the same. That is not say that it isn’t gorgeous. It certainly is. Continue reading Is It Just Me Or The Peugeot e-Legend Concept Does Look Like A Mustang?
The dreamy, sci-fi-ish Vision URBANETIC may not materialize soon enough for most of us to enjoy, but there’s a more down-to-earth ride which today’s mortals may get to savor. We are talking about the recently unveiled Mercedes-Benz EQC, the pointed star marque’s first electric SUV. Sporting a suitable-for-today’s beings look, the EQC is powered by two electric motors, one front and one rear, to offer a combined output of 300 kW (402 HP) and it has a projected 22.2 kWh/100 km consumption that will yield a range of over 450 km (280 miles). Continue reading Mercedes-Benz’s First Electric SUV Has 300 kW, Makes 0-62 In 5.1s
At a glance, the Mikro MM1 looks like a Choro-Q version of a Lamborghini supercar, but this thing here is no kawaii toy; it is a full-fledged electric car, or an electric supercar, to be precise. It is goofy. It is weirdly adorable, and more importantly, it is a real car. Perhaps, that’s how (the cute look) consummates the company’s slogan of “changing the world one smile at a time” because, it does put a smile on my face. I am sure it will for you too. Lets face it. How can the Mikro MMI not put a smile on anyone’s face? This thing here is impossibly cute. Continue reading Mikro MM1 Is A Tiny Electric “Supercar” That Is Super Adorable