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Paris 2008: Nissan Nuvu in the flesh

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Solar, Nissan, Paris Motor Show Click above for a high-res gallery of the Nissan Nuvu concept We’ve finally got pics of the Nissan Nuvu concept and its, um, interesting. Sporting a very bulbous shape with bug-eye head lights, the Nuvu couldn’t be anything buy a concept. As Nissan promised, there are leaf-shaped solar panels […] […]

Paris 2008: Renault Z.E. concept

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Renault, Paris Motor Show Renault Z.E. concept Renault has rolled out a new concept in Paris today that gives a preview of what we might expect when Project Better Place kicks off in a couple of years. The Z.E. Concept is based on the Kangoo Be Bop that is also debuting at the Paris […] […]

Go-Ped goes farther with lithium ion battery option

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, On Two Wheels, USA When you hear the brand “Go-Ped” mentioned it may bring to mind a cool stand-up scooter with a tiny buzzy two-stroke engine powering the rear wheel and that is indeed the type of vehicle that Patmont Motor Werx has been best known for these past 24 years. However, since […] […]

Toyota confirms Prius-based Lexus hybrid for Europe

Filed under: Detroit Auto Show, Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Lexus Toyota has finally confirmed what’s been rumored for months, that a new hybrid is coming for its upmarket Lexus brand based on the underpinnings of the Toyota Prius. The Prius itself is about to undergo a major reworking, as the third-generation of the iconic hybrid will debut in […] […]

Paris 2008: Audi unveils 59-mpg A4 TDI concept e

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Sedans/Saloons, Green, Paris Motor Show, Audi Click above for high-res gallery of the Audi A4 TDI Concept e Audi’s parent company Volkswagen already produces some of the cleanest-burning, most fuel-miserly diesel engines in the world. The Jetta TDI was recently released in the U.S. and has been making waves for its hybrid-like efficiency. So […] […]

Paris 2008: Nissan Nuvu EV

Filed under: Concept Cars, Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Paris Motor Show, Nissan Click above for a high-res gallery of the Nissan Nuvu concept Nissan wants to reshape the way we make our way around Gotham, and the Nuvu concept is a means to that greener end. Built atop a new platform measuring around three meters long and featuring an […] […]

Paris 2008: Honda Insight LIVE REVEAL

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Paris Motor Show, Hatchbacks, Honda Click above for a high-res gallery of the Honda Insight The Honda Insight concept took a hushed bow under the lights of Paris today. It’s Prius-esque, but in person the car is less evocative of its Toyota challenger. The Insight’s width and rather low height give it a […] […]

Paris 2008: Audi A1 Sportback

Filed under: Concept Cars, Hybrids/Alternative, Paris Motor Show, Hatchbacks, Audi Click above for a high-res gallery of the Audi A1 Sportback It’s hard to do battle with MINI in the premium compact segment. The Cooper and its derivatives bring style and nostalgia to the game, proving that consumers are okay with spending some hard-earned scratch on an […] […]