Fisker Launching Crossover, Convertible, and Miniature Versions of Its Karma Sedan

August 8, 2011 by  
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You have to hand it to start-up car makers like Fisker . In order to compete with established automakers, they have to crank out whole product lines in just a few years, and building even one hybrid or electric vehicle from the ground up in just two or three years is a challenge even for the biggest players in the game. So imagine the midnight oil being burned over at Fisker to bring not just the Karma to market, but an entire new vehicle lineup, including a crossover, a convertible based on the 2009 Sunset concept, and a miniature tribute to the original Karma sedan–which itself is still awaiting EPA certification. Read the rest of Fisker Launching Crossover, Convertible, and Miniature Versions of Its Karma Sedan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show , alternative transportation , eco-friendly concept car , electric car , electric vehicle , Fisker crossover , Fisker Karma Sunset convertible , Fisker lineup , Fisker Project Nina sedan , green automotive design , green transportation , hybrid , hybrid convertible , new Fisker vehicles

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China’s Hongqi HQ3 Takes on Google’s Driverless Cars with 177-Mile Road Trip

August 8, 2011 by  
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You may have thought we were years away from people accepting electric cars , much less driverless ones like the Prius fleet Google has been testing on Nevada’s roads. But China has now stepped into the driverless car race with its Hongqi HQ3 driverless car from the National University of Defense Technology , indicating that the global automotive industry may move more quickly than anyone anticipated toward self-driving cars. The Hongqi HQ3 demonstrated last month that not only could it stay on the road (at least during the day and in fair weather), but it could also easily navigate highway traffic at an average speed of 54 miles per hour, passing other cars on the road from Changsha to Wuhan cities, about a three-and-a-half-hour drive. Read the rest of China’s Hongqi HQ3 Takes on Google’s Driverless Cars with 177-Mile Road Trip Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative transportation , automatic cars , China’s National University of Defense Technology , driverless car , Google driverless cars , green automotive design , green transportation , Hongqi HQ3 , self driving prius , self-driving car

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