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GENEVA 2015 - nanoFLOWCELL announces ‎QUANTiNO‬ [UPDATED]
Author: Arunas R
nanoFLOWCELL has issued the following press release:Highlight at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show: The new QUANTiNOLow-voltage vehicle with rated voltage of 48 V and range of over 1,000 km-          First QUANT low-voltage vehicle-          Electric vehicle with 4x25 kW/136 hp-          Top speed of 200 km/h-          22-inch wheels for 2+2-seaterVaduz, 17 February 2015 – "This car is a sensation and will be one of the absolute highlights at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show," proclaims Prof. Jens Ellermann, President of the Board of Directors of nanoFlowcell AG. nanoFlowcell AG will be presenting the first QUANT low-voltage vehicle as a concept vehicle at the Swiss car show from 3 March 2015."With the QUANTiNO we present the smaller brother of the QUANT E and the QUANT F in Geneva.An innovative electric vehicle with mass appeal.  Read more »
CHICAGO 2015 - Kia Trail'ster Concept
Author: Arunas R
Kia has issued the following press release:KIA MOTORS AMERICA STORMS INTO CHICAGO WITH ELECTRIC ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE TRAIL'STER CONCEPT- Advanced Soul-based off-roader captures the essence of the ‘Go Anywhere' compact CUV intended for urban escape and mountain adventures- With its bold design, fully retractable canvas roof and smartly integrated electric all-wheel drive system, the turbocharged Trail'ster takes Kia's iconic Soul to a new level of expression, efficiency and capability- Trail'ster was conceived in Kia's Irvine, California design studio, birthplace of remarkable concept vehicles such as the Track'ster and GT4 StingerAligning form and function to conceive a uniquely compelling vehicle for the city-dweller-turned-outdoor-adventurer, Kia Motors America (KMA) today took the wraps off the boldly designed Trail'ster e-AWD concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Based on the brand's iconic Soul urban passenger vehicle, the turbocharged Trail'ster - with its Polar Pearl Snowdrift/Terra Bronze Metallic paint scheme, roll-top canvas roof and armoured aluminium skid plates - captures the essence of an advanced and capable CUV (crossover utility vehicle) intended for those looking to escape their urban environs in search of higher-elevation playgrounds where snow, mud, streams and trails abound. Efficient and lightweight, the Trail'ster is ideal for transporting adventurers and their gear. With its rugged, functional and upscale approach to an active mountain-focused lifestyle, Trail'ster was dreamt up at Kia's California design studio, birthplace of the unforgettable Track'ster and GT4 Stinger."The Trail'ster concept is a near-future look at how the production Kia Soul would logically evolve into an AWD-capable version that's built to escape the city streets and roam into the mountain wilderness," said Tom Kearns, chief designer, Kia Design Centre of America (KDCA).  Read more »
GENEVA 2015 - nanoFLOWCELL announced new QUANT F
Author: Arunas R
Liechtenstein company nanoFLOWCELL has issued the following press release:NANOFLOWCELL AG PRESENTS NEW QUANT F IN GENEVAZurich, 10 February 2015 - "This car is enormously powerful, environment-friendly and unique in one," says Nunzio La Vecchia, Chief Technical Officer at nanoFlowcell AG, of the new QUANT F, which will have its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show on 3 March 2015. Electric automobile with range of 800 km and exceptional performance  The four-seater e-sports sedan with nanoFlowcell® drive technology is a further development of the QUANT E from 2014, the first automobile with flow cell drive to be approved by the German TÜV technical inspection authority. The new QUANT F has been completely re-engineered and re-designed. With its new 2-speed automatic transmission nanoFlowcell AG has developed a new drive system, the likes of which has not existed to date. This 2-speed transmission was developed in-house specifically for impressive QUANT performance with nanoFlowcell®.  Read more »
Supercar premieres will be unveiled at Top Marques Monaco! What are they?
Author: Arunas R
Each year the European capital of luxury and wealth – Monaco – hosts an exclusive event called Top Marques. It is indeed a top class world class event where the world’s most exclusive, rarest and most expensive state-of-the-art supercars are presented for public, media, spectators and, surely, customers! Unlike any other show in the world, Top Marques gives an opportunity not only to see amazing automotive sculptures in person, but even to take them for a test ride on the legendary Monaco Grand Prix race track!Moreover, each year this venue is the place where exclusive manufacturers unveil their latest models as world premieres! Not an exception is the forthcoming Top Marques 2015 where historical moments will happen for at least three manufacturers of super sophisticated machines! Let’s take a quick look, what’s set for a debut in Monaco.The first world premiere is an eagerly awaited revived Italian brand’s ATS global premiere of the Coupe GT 2500! While their models Sport and Leggera are already available the latest model will be a flagship in the lineup paying tribute to the legendary ATS 2500 GT of the 60s.Another premiere is the new model of the still running boutique low-volume manufacturer Montecarlo Automobile. This company established in 1983 by Mr.  Read more »
World premiere of E-Car 333 at Brussels Motor Show
Author: Arunas R
A new zero-emission vehicle concept has just been introduced at the Brussels Motor Show. Named E-Car 333, it is a pre-production three-wheeled electric car designed and built in Belgium.This small vehicle is the initiative of Mr. Xavier Van der Stappen who has developed it with his partners. The car will be powered by a 15 or 25 kW engine with regenerative braking allowing a driving distance from 150 to 300 km.  Read more »
DETROIT 2015 - Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept [w/VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Chevrolet has issued the following press release:Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept Signals Brand’s EV StrategyAffordable, long-range concept builds on brand’s electrification leadershipDETROIT – Chevrolet today made a significant statement on its commitment to electrification with the introduction of the Bolt EV concept – a vision for an affordable, long-range all-electric vehicle designed to offer more than 200 miles of range starting around $30,000.“The Bolt EV concept is a game-changing electric vehicle designed for attainability, not exclusivity,” said General Motors CEO Mary Barra. “Chevrolet believes electrification is a pillar of future transportation and needs to be affordable for a wider segment of customers.”Leveraging the electrification prowess established by Volt and Spark EV, the Bolt EV concept is designed to offer long-range performance in all 50 states and many global markets.Drivers will be able to select operating modes designed around preferred driving styles such as daily commuting and spirited weekend cruising, for uncompromising electric driving.  Read more »
GENEVA 2015 - Rinspeed announces the Budii Concept
Author: Arunas R
Anyone but Mr. Frank Rinderknecht lacks innovative ideas. This Swiss innovator keeps bringing the most state-of-the-art ideas into automotive sector showing exciting and highly advanced prototype vehicles at Geneva Motor Show each year. Not an exception will be the forthcoming show. Mr. Rinderknecht’s company Rinspeed is preparing already the 21st concept vehicle for the show – the Budii.  Read more »
Detroit Electric reveals final design of the SP:01
Author: Arunas R
Detroit Electric has issued the following press release:DETROIT ELECTRIC REVEALS STRIKING FASTBACK DESIGN FOR ITS SP:01 PRODUCTION MODELDETROIT, USA – 27 October 2014:  The final exterior design of Detroit Electric’s all-new, pure electric two-seater sports car, the SP:01, is revealed today as the company gears up for production.The lightweight, limited-edition SP:01 will be the world’s fastest production electric sports car when it goes on sale in Asia, Europe and North America, starting in 2015. Revealed as a prototype at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the design of SP:01 has been subtly updated to further improve the vehicle’s aerodynamic performance, ahead of the start of production at a new facility in the UK later this year.The most striking element of the design is the bold new fastback configuration, which replaces the prototype’s flying buttresses on either side of the rear window. The exterior design has been optimised using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to provide enhanced airflow and reduce turbulence, for maximum performance and stability.  Read more »
Detroit Electric SP:01 - teaser video
Author: Arunas R
Detroit Electric has issued the following press release:NEW DETROIT ELECTRIC BRAND IDENTITY SPARKS INTO LIFE- Detroit Electric announces refreshed corporate identity, including modernised company logo and new brand colours- Energetic re-brand represents evolution of original Detroit Electric logo and branding- Teaser video released hinting at forthcoming SP:01 EV sports car and supports ‘Pure Electric Performance' brand positioning- New-look website set to launch by end of this monthSupporting the launch of its new brand identity, which includes a recharged corporate logo and colour palette, Detroit Electric has also released an innovative ‘teaser' brand film and is finalising a new-look website that will support the introduction of the new corporate identity. The re-brand is the latest initiative in the company's marketing strategy as Detroit Electric gears up for the start of sales of the SP:01, and follows the announcement of successful prototype testing in June this year.The company's logo has been modernised to reflect Detroit Electric's pioneering and energetic values. A sympathetic restoration of the original round Detroit Electric badge, the new logo has been carefully evolved to reflect the brand's new colours of blue and white, while maintaining the art deco character and integrity of the original styling. The new logo will be displayed as a badge on the company's pure electric vehicles, as well as on future products, and for corporate communications applications.  Read more »
Renovo Coupe is unveiled at Pebble Beach [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
A Shelby Dayton Coupe is no doubt one of the most sculpturesque automobiles ever created. Its dramatic appearance and performance has been heating blood for last decades. While some companies in the USA and Europe took a challenge to replicate this automobile in sublime or tragic quality, a new Californian company took one step back and two steps forward!Renovo Motors introduces their reinterpretation of the classic style and power icon at Pebble Beach this weekend. Established in 2010, this young company took four years of research & development to put all striking ideas into one place, to embody futurism into the classic shape of the reworked Shelby.Renovo Coupe is based on Shelby American CSX9000 rolling chassis and under the hood it hides twin sequential axial flux motors capable of producing 500 hp at full throttle.  Read more »
2014 MG Concept EV
16/04/2014 2014 MG Concept EV (0) 
Author: Arunas R
MG has issued the following press release:MG CELEBRATES 90TH ANNIVERSARY WITH GLOBAL CONCEPT EV DEBUT- MG displays current and future technology at SMMT London headquarters 16-28 April- Global debut of the Dynamo concept electric vehicle- Display co-insides with Beijing Motorshow where MG will be celebrating the marque’s 90th year- SMMT recently announced MG as the fastest growing automotive brand in the UK for 2014- MG90 celebration event at Silverstone on the 21- 22 June 2014Longbridge, UK, 16 April 2014 – MG celebrates the marque’s 90th anniversary year and looks forward to the next 90 years, with a display of current and future technology in central London today, including the global debut of MG’s concept electric vehicle.The display, to be shown at SMMT headquarters in Westminster, London, features current UK production models; MG6 and MG3, and the world’s first static preview of the small and fully electric MG. The Dynamo concept electric vehicle encompasses the latest in design and engineering technology from the iconic Longbridge based manufacturer.The Dynamo concept EV has been developed in order to fully understand European market demand for a small, electric MG. The concept vehicle is the latest MG to be created at SAIC Motor’s state of the art European Design and Technical Centre (SMTC), located with MG Motor UK, at the Longbridge site in Birmingham.  Read more »
GENEVA 2014 - QUANT e-Sportlimousine spread wings [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
nanoFLOWCELL has issued thw following press release:A VISION BECOMES REALITY: THE NEW QUANT E-SPORTLIMOUSINE The new QUANT e-Sportlimousine - with its new powertrain and energy storage concept ­- is a quantum leap in the development of electric mobility. The state-of-the-art design of its carbon monocoque body gives the car a hot-blooded elegance. The first prototype built by nanoFLOWCELL AG is a breath of fresh air, and not just for those in the alternate drive-train scene.Built around an extremely stable monocoque composed of carbon-fibre structures, the four-seater with gull-wing doors is an innovative and intelligent vehicle concept for electrical mobility. The two-metre long gull-wing doors give access to both front and back seats.  Read more »
GENEVA 2014 - Rinspeed XchangE Concept revealed! [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Rinspeed has issued the following press release:2014 Geneva Motor Show: Rinspeed presents the future of autonomous driving. What will move us tomorrow: the office and living room on wheels.Traveling in business-class style redefined with innovative Harman infotainment concept.Autonomous driving is set to become reality in the near future. While the major automakers are putting the finishing touches on the technology, the Swiss idea factory Rinspeed puts man at the center of the autonomous car.  Read more »
NEW DELHI 2014 - Tata ConnectNext Concept & Design Concept NEXON
Author: Arunas R
Tata has issued the following press release:ConnectNext Concept- Electric car with advanced interior features- Rethinking the driving experience- Cloud Connectivity to facilitate seamless home-to-car and car-to-home connectivity, for rear passengersTata Motors latest concept car, ‘ConnectNext’ aims to offer an incredibly new experience with great connectivity, simple, yet high-tech functionality and great electronics. As a reiteration of its commitment to offer best-in-class services to its customers the ConnectNext distils the fine points of auto design with cuts and lines to accentuate the modern India and its global citizens. Consumers expect their in-vehicle experience to be an integrated part of their digitally connected lifestyle and hence, require enhanced levels of connectivity and intelligence in their car.ConnectNext car is a concept with advanced interiors. It is a spacious 5-seater electric vehicle which is four metres in length and boasts of a flexible layout.  Read more »
GENEVA 2014 - nanoFLOWCELL Quant e-Sportlimousine announced
Author: Arunas R
A concept car known as Koenigsegg NLV Quant was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2009. The main idea behind it was to create a luxury high performance solar-electric super sedan.  It was just a 1:1 scale model presented on the stand, however a year later a partnering Swiss company NLV Solar AG returned to the show and presented a fully-equipped futuristic Quant under their own name. The car featured huge gull-wing doors, carbonfiber bodywork with thin-film photovoltaic solar coating. It was to be driven by a 800hp, 1500 Nm power aggregate.  Read more »
GENEVA 2014 - Rinspeed teases XchangE Concept
Author: Arunas R
Rinspeed has issued the following press release:Geneva Motor Show 2014: Rinspeed thinks ahead on “autonomous driving”: Not even flying is better!Redefined traveling in the comfort of business class with new infotainment conceptAutonomous driving is destined to become reality in the not-too-distant future. While the major automakers are putting the finishing touches on the vehicle technology, the Swiss idea factory Rinspeed puts the occupants at the center of the driverless car. Rinspeed boss Frank M. Rinderknecht: “So far hardly anyone has taken this to its logical conclusion from the perspective of the driver. After all, traveling in a driverless car will no longer require me to stare at the road, but will let me spend my time in a more meaningful way”.  Read more »
TOKYO 2013 - Honda FCEV Concept [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Honda has issued the following press release:Honda FCEV Concept Makes World Debut at Los Angeles International Auto Show- Sleek and aerodynamic, 5-passenger Honda FCEV Concept expresses potential styling direction for next-generation Honda fuel cell-electric vehicle launching in 2015- Next generation Honda FCEV promises significant gains in real-world performance, cost reduction, efficiency, packaging and appeal, including more than 300-mile driving rangeLOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 20, 2013 - The sleekly styled Honda FCEV Concept, made its world debut today at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The concept expresses a potential styling direction for Honda's next-generation fuel-cell vehicle anticipated to launch in the U.S. and Japan in 2015, followed by Europe.  Read more »
TOKYO 2013 - Yamaha MOTIV.e Concept
Author: Arunas R
Gordon Murray Design has issued the following press release:YAMAHA MOTOR COMPANY UNVEILS MOTIV.e CITY CAR AT THE 43RD TOKYO MOTOR SHOW 2013In the current era of urban traffic and environmental problems there is increasing demand for downsizing and fuel efficient cars.  MOTIV.e satisfies these demands by utilising ground breaking manufacturing and materials technology while delivering a new level of driver experience which emanates from the Yamaha Motor Company DNA.The MOTIV.  Read more »
TOKYO 2013 - Nissan BladeGlider Concept [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Nissan has issued the following press release:NISSAN BLADEGLIDER CONCEPT: LEADING EDGE EV TECHNOLOGY DRIVES THE FUTUREFrom “driving” to “gliding” in a hyper-agile and ultimately efficient EV that shifts the engineering paradigm to reveal a new dimension of driving fun and excitementYOKOHAMA, Japan (Nov. 8, 2013) - More than a concept, Nissan BladeGlider is both a proposal for the future direction of Nissan electric vehicle (EV) development and an exploratory prototype of an upcoming production vehicle from the world’s leading EV manufacturer. BladeGlider was developed with form following function. Nissan crafted the vehicle’s unique architecture to give the driver and passengers “sustainable exhilaration” - a fresh electric vehicle driving experience based on peerless technology and exotic styling.Targeting the visionary individual seeking visceral driving and sustainability, BladeGlider goes beyond sheer power and acceleration to send the heart soaring into new realms of smooth “gliding” pleasure.  Read more »
TOKYO 2013 - Mitsubishi will present three new concept cars
Author: Arunas R
Mitsubishi has issued the following press release:MITSUBISHI MOTORS UNVEILS THREE WORLD PREMIERES AT THE 43RD TOKYO MOTOR SHOW 2013TOKYO, October 8, 2013 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil three world premiere concept vehicles at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013. Incorporating a new design identity that symbolises the sense of security and functionality of an SUV, the three models highlight Mitsubishi Motors innovative engineering, MMC's next-generation advanced technologies that embody the concepts of environmental responsibility, driving pleasure, toughness and safety.The first of the three concepts, the MITSUBISHI Concept GC-PHEV[2] is a next-generation full-size SUV that uses a high out-put PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) system. The MITSUBISHI Concept GC-PHEV offers both the dynamic drivability of an SUV and class-leading environmental performance. MMC’s S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) integrated vehicle dynamic control system delivers superior handling, stability as well as the all-terrain capability an SUV offers.  Read more »