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Pininfarina Battista Electric Hypercar Is Faster Than A Fighter Jet

We may refer to the first Pininfarina-branded car, Battista, as an electric ’supercar’, but in actual fact, it transcends the supercar realm into a domain touched by only a handful of cars – the hypercar space. Yes. It is indeed a hypercar and it has a hyper price to boot. But more on that later. So, just how ‘hypercar’ is this hypercar? Well, how does 1,900 horsepower and 2,300 Nm (1,696 lb-ft!) of torque sounds? Absolute mind-bending, I would say. Continue reading Pininfarina Battista Electric Hypercar Is Faster Than A Fighter Jet

Genesis Reveals Eclectic 2-seater EV Concept Called Mint Concept

Hyundai-owned electric car marque, Genesis, has revealed a new all-electric concept called Mint Concept at this year’s New York International Auto Show. The cutesy Mint Concept is primarily a city car and a premium one at that, according to Genesis. It is a two-seater EV with extremely short front and rear overhangs, Quad Lamps front and back, a Crest Grille on its very Tesla-ish front, “signature Parabolic Line” that wraps around the entire body, a concave rear, and G-Matrix pattern for efficient cooling and airflow circulation around the battery floor. Continue reading Genesis Reveals Eclectic 2-seater EV Concept Called Mint Concept

Sony And Docomo To Test Sony’s Driverless Concept Vehicle via 5G Trial Network in Guam

Sony Corporation and NTT Docomo has announced that they will join hands to test Sony driverless vehicle, the New Concept Cart SC-1, with 5G mobile technologies for various remotely controlled functions. The test will be carried using the trial network in Docomo 5G Open Lab GUAM – NTT Docomo’s oversea 5G testing and verification facility in Guam. Continue reading Sony And Docomo To Test Sony’s Driverless Concept Vehicle via 5G Trial Network in Guam

Malaysia’s “Flying Car” Concept Looks Like It Had Cheap Fans Stuck On It

Malaysia is not particularly a pro when it comes to making cars. To put it bluntly, their National car isn’t the sharpest tools in the tool shed. But how bad it is? Well, lets just say that former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson had no good words for them and even caused a furore by smashing one up with a sledgehammer. In all seriousness though, it is not beyond redemption. At least the Wira was kind of OK, but still, I won’t trust them to come with a “flying car.” Just saying… Continue reading Malaysia’s “Flying Car” Concept Looks Like It Had Cheap Fans Stuck On It

Tokyo Trials High-tech Scooters For Tourists In Marunouchi District

Forget about leg-breaking historic trail walk. Tokyo has embarked on a one-week trial (5 days) for a “history experience tour” using high-tech 4-wheel electric scooters called Rodem. The service is available for free to tourists visiting Marunouchi district in Tokyo’s business district. But don’t expect to be roaming freely on these tiny electric vehicle; they are destined for use with prepared tours offered by companies like NTT Docomo and Mitsubishi Estate Co. Continue reading Tokyo Trials High-tech Scooters For Tourists In Marunouchi District

Fisker Announced “Under $40K” “Mass Market” Electric SUV

Did anyone noticed Fisker did not make news at this year’s CES like it did last year? But a couple of months later, it suddenly dished out news that it is making “a practical, desirable and attainable” electric SUV. So how attainable are we talking about? Well, that would be a base price of below $40,000. At this point, there is nothing to show, save for a front-view render of the electric SUV that looks suspiciously like a Range Rover. As expect of such press release, it is laden with marketing talks that attempt to drive consumers’ emotion. It is not doing it for me, btw. Continue reading Fisker Announced “Under $40K” “Mass Market” Electric SUV

RoboSense LiDAR Allows GACHA Self-driving Bus To Work Even In Snow

We just reported on the world’s first full-size self-driving electric bus in Singapore and now, we hear that there’s a new LiDAR technology, one of the key components in self-driving technology, that could function in extreme cold. A tropical country like Singapore, most electronics shouldn’t have any issue, but in a country like Finland with insane freezing temperature? Probably not. This is where Chinese company RoboSense’s cold-resistant, all-weather LiDAR comes in. Continue reading RoboSense LiDAR Allows GACHA Self-driving Bus To Work Even In Snow

World’s First Full-size Self-driving Electric Bus Goes On Trial In Singapore

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and Volvo Buses, in collaboration with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has launched the world’s full-size autonomous electric bus on March 5, 2019. The 12-meter (40-foot) long, single-deck electric bus is a Volvo 7900 electric bus is outfitted with LiDAR sensors, stereo-vision cameras and navigation controls managed by a comprehensive artificial intelligence (AI) system to create a digital map around it, thus allowing it to navigate autonomously while adhering to traffic rules and avoiding obstacles. Continue reading World’s First Full-size Self-driving Electric Bus Goes On Trial In Singapore

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The New Tesla Model Y

Elon Musk has unveiled yet another Tesla electric car. This time it is a mid-size SUV called Model Y. Like other Tesla models, Model Y will be offered in several versions, namely, Standard Range, Long Range, and Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive which itself has two variants: Long Range and Performance. Model Y is design to ferry 7 grown person, along with their gear, but here’s the thing: 7-seater IS NOT A STANDARD. Now, that’s not very nice, Tesla, is it? Continue reading Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The New Tesla Model Y

Meet Nathalie, An Electric Supercar That Has Range Extended By Methanol

This is Nathalie, a pretty bold and ambitious electric vehicle from German automaker Gumpert that we are obliged to call it a supercar because, 800+ HP. Both the brand and the car are somewhat complicated. Roland Gumpert was a familiar name in Audi Sports and he is also the man behind small German supercar maker, Apollo Automobile. This startup in his name is not quite an independent company; it is linked to Chinese electric mobility company, AIWAYS. Continue reading Meet Nathalie, An Electric Supercar That Has Range Extended By Methanol