Audi debuts Q8 plug-in hybrid SUV concept

January 16, 2017 by  
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Audi has ambitious plans to expand its electric car lineup beyond today’s A3 e-tron hatchback. While Audi has announced plans to release a fully electric SUV that will rival the Tesla Model X , Audi is also giving the world a preview of a new hybrid flagship SUV with the debut of the Q8 concept. The Audi Q8 concept made its debut last week at the Detroit Auto Show and is a preview of the production version that is expected to debut sometime within the next year. While the Q7 is designed to seat up to seven passengers and their cargo, the flagship Q8 is a different take with its more coupe-like roofline. At 16.5 feet long, the Q8 concept is about the same length as the Q7, but since it only has four seats, the amount of space for the four passengers is ample. Related: Audi’s all-electric e-tron quattro SUV takes on Tesla’s Model X The Q8 concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid system that combines a 3.0L V6 engine with an electric motor that generate a combined 442 horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of torque. The system also uses an eight-speed tiptronic transmission to send the power to the ground. The Audi Q8 concept accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 5.4 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. It can also travel up to 37 miles in electric mode. Audi hasn’t announced if the production version of the Q8 will be offered with the plug-in hybrid powertrain from the concept, but lets hope so. + Audi All images @Audi

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Nissan seeks zero emissions and zero fatalities with snazzy new Vmotion 2.0

January 11, 2017 by  
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The automotive industry is on fire with several new concepts unveiled this week at the Detroit Auto Show . Joining Chevy, Volkswagen, and others with progressive new designs, Nissan unveiled the new Vmotion 2.0 concept, which is not only a preview of Nissan’s future design language, but also a look at the autonomous Intelligent Mobility technology the company is pioneering. The Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept features Nissan Intelligent Driving, one of three core elements of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – Nissan’s roadmap to achieve zero emissions and zero fatalities. Nissan Intelligent Driving helps provide a safer driving experience through technology such as ProPILOT, which is envisioned to ultimately allow the vehicle to drive in autonomous mode – not just on the highway and in heavy traffic conditions, but also on urban roads with intersections. Related: The new Nissan Leaf will be able to drive autonomously on the highway The overall design of the Vmotion 2.0 concept is an evolution of the design that is currently used on many of Nissan’s models, like the Maxima. While it has been reworked with crisper lines, what we’re more interested in is how the design incorporates unique details that are connected to the autonomous self driving technology . For example, the lighting around the front Nissan emblem and rear diffuser glow to indicate when the vehicle is in the autonomous ProPILOT mode. We won’t have to wait too long for the ProPILOT system to be offered in a production vehicle, since an early form of the technology has already been confirmed for the next-generation Nissan Leaf . + Nissan All images @ Nissan

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7 hot new green cars just unveiled at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show

January 12, 2016 by  
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2016 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid can travel up to 22 miles in EV mode

January 11, 2016 by  
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Just like Audi and Volvo, BMW intends to electrify most of its mainstream models. Buyers can already purchase the X5 plug-in hybrid, and starting this spring, BMW plans to introduce a 3-Series plug-in hybrid called the 330e. The 330e will ease buyers into the electric lifestyle with a 22-mile electric-only driving range, while an efficient four-cylinder will keep them going for a total driving range of 373 miles. Read the rest of 2016 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid can travel up to 22 miles in EV mode

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2017 Volvo S90 gets us one step closer to fully autonomous cars

December 21, 2015 by  
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Over the past few years, Volvo has continued to test its autonomous driving technology as part of its goal to prevent anyone from being killed or injured in a Volvo by the year 2020. Volvo is now one step closer to that reality with the introduction of the all-new 2017 S90 sedan, which is Volvo’s first production model to offer semi-autonomous technology. Read the rest of 2017 Volvo S90 gets us one step closer to fully autonomous cars

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Volkswagen previews Cross Coupe GTE hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show

January 12, 2015 by  
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Volkswagen has introduced their long-awaited new plug-in hybrid , the Cross Coupe GTE Concept. Unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show , the new two-row crossover can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in six seconds. Unlike other midsize SUVs on the market, the Cross Coupe GTE has two electric motors and snazzy features like interactive gesture control and settings for zero tailpipe emissions. Read the rest of Volkswagen previews Cross Coupe GTE hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2015 Detroit Auto Show , Cross Coupe GTE , detroit auto show , green automotive , green design , green transportation , hybrid , hybrid car , hybrid electric car , hybrid SUV , NAIAS , naias 2015 , plug-in hybrid , sustainable design , volkswagen , volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE , Volkswagen hybrid , vw , VW hybrid

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Voxel8 unveils world’s first 3D electronics printer

January 12, 2015 by  
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The Harvard-based Voxel8 team has created a 3D printer that makes fully functioning electromechnical assemblies. The printer uses special software that allows users to design objects with working circuitry and space for electronic components. Voxel8’s printer is the first of its kind, and marks a substantial advancement in functional 3D printing . Read the rest of Voxel8 unveils world’s first 3D electronics printer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D , 3D printed machines , 3d printer , 3D printing , ces , CES2015 , circuit board , circuitry , Components , electromechnical , electronics , functional 3D printing , machine , Technology , Voxel8 , working 3D printed objects

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Chevrolet unveils $30k Bolt electric car with a 200-mile range! PHOTOS

January 12, 2015 by  
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Tesla , take cover – General Motors is taking aim at the affordable electric vehicle market with the brand new Chevy Bolt, which was just unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show . The all-electric vehicle is able to travel 200 miles on a single charge, and it will cost about $30,000 – which puts it squarely in the ring with the Tesla Model 3 . Read the rest of Chevrolet unveils $30k Bolt electric car with a 200-mile range! PHOTOS Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2015 Detroit Auto Show , bolt , Bolt electric vehicle , chevrolet , chevrolet bolt , chevrolet ev , chevy bolt , detroit auto show , electric car , electric vehicle , ev , general motors , green automotive , green design , green transportation , NAIAS , naias 2015 , sustainable design

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Audi Unveils Allroad Shooting Brake Hybrid at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

January 13, 2014 by  
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Uber Car Service to Buy 2,500 Driverless Cars from Google

August 27, 2013 by  
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International transportation and delivery service Uber announced that the company will be purchasing 2,500 driverless vehicles from Google. The companies agreed to share Uber’s local transportation data which will help widen and improve the efficiency of car-routing algorithms used by Google’s GX3200 self-driving cars . The $375 million purchase will mark Uber’s largest investment to date and also the first deal Google has made involving its new driverless vehicles. Read the rest of Uber Car Service to Buy 2,500 Driverless Cars from Google Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: automobile industry , automotive , detroit auto show , driverless cars , driverless vehicles , Google company , Google driverless car , Google driverless cars , Google self-driving cars , Googles GX3200 , green technology , green transportation , self driving cars , Sustainable automotive , Uber , Uber car service        

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