In the field of electric cars, Volkswagen has lagged behind the competition. Its Audi sub-brand made some headway with the e-tron family of vehicles, but the ride has been bumpy. Generally speaking, when VW has dreamed of higher fuel economy, it has envisioned a future full of diesels.
Infiniti has some grand plans. It’s taking the brand global, and to do that it’s completely redoing its product line, with a total of nine models expected in the next couple of years.
Yesterday morning, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk sent out this tantalizing tweet. What could it possibly mean?
Delphi’s self-driving Audi Q5 prototype
Audi recently demonstrated the capability of its autonomous car technology by letting one of its self-driving A7 prototypes steer itself from San Francisco To Las Vegas, albeit with a driver behind the wheel to takeover when approaching complex city environments. Now, automotive supplier Delphi is taking on a more ambitious challenge: the first coast-to-coast autonomous road trip.
General Motors’ European subsidiary Opel is developing a new type of headlight that actually tracks the movement of your eyes and then shines in the direction you are looking at, within a set range. The new feature will form part of Opel’s adaptive headlights in the near future and will likely filter across to other brands within the GM fold at some point.
There are a number of firms offering replica versions of some classic and much sought-after muscle cars, with one of the most popular candidates for recreation being the original Ford Mustang. One of the finer examples of these replicas is this 1966 Ford Mustang from Revology Cars, based in Winter Park, Florida.
2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e
We now have details on the production version of the X5 plug-in hybrid SUV that BMW has shown numerous times in prototype form. The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e will debut at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show next month, and is expected to go on sale in the U.S. before the end of the year.
If there were ever a brand-reset button in the automotive business, the BMW i3 electric car is it. It's both a compact hatchback and an all-electric car, from the brand that claims to build ultimate driving machines.
Hybrid powertrains used to always tag vehicles as optimized for fuel efficiency. But that’s changed in very pronounced ways the past several years, as the fastest supercars in the world--from McLaren, Ferrari, and Porsche--have all adopted some form of hybrid technology that helps with acceleration and performance.