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    The Most Beautiful Electric Cars Ever Made

    Let’s face it: electric cars are not famous for their design. The looks of the 2018 Nissan Leaf hardly exceed an “average” rating, Volkswagen’s e-Up! looks almost exactly like its fossil fuel burning counterpart, Renault’s Zoe doesn’t stand out with anything but the lack of an exhaust, and its Twizy is cool, cute, and innovative – but hardly something you would call “beautiful”. It seems that the majority of car manufacturers today think of EVs as small urban cars that will be used to drive to work and do some shopping at most, economic models where money-saving and ecology counts more than the looks. Soon, the same cars will likely become autonomous, too, allowing the user (we can’t say “driver” in their case) to read the news, download All Slots online casino games, and snap selfies while being driven to work.

    But not these cars. The models below look like cars designed with not only their looks but the experience of driving is an important aspect.

    Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e concept

    Photo: bentleymotors.com

    Until now, Tesla was the only major car maker that created electric cars that were both stylish and practical. But Bentley, one of the most iconic luxury car makers, has decided it was time Tesla’s supremacy was challenged by something even more stylish and beautiful. Thus, the EXP 12 Speed 6e was born – a true contender to the title of the most beautiful electric car ever built (so far, of course).

    The car bears all the signature Bentley elements, both inside and out. Once on the road, it will be able to drive from London to Paris (around 295 miles) or from Milano to Monaco on one charge.

    Renault Trezor concept

    Photo: renault.co.uk

    Renault Trezor was described as the “retro-futuristic dream car from your childhood”. Presented at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, it represents a brand new approach to electric luxury vehicles – a combination of luxurious interiors, dynamic exteriors, and a high-performance engine to take you to the future at superior speeds.

    The Trezor is fitted with a 350 hp engine that takes the driver from 0 to 60 in less than 4 seconds. Its interior combines traditional finishes with modern technology. And it doesn’t skimp on the driving experience either – it can be driven in Neutral, Self-driving, and Sports mode.

    Jaguar E-Type Zero

    Photo: media.jaguar.com

    The late Enzo Ferrari considered the Jaguar E-Type “the most beautiful car in the world”. Now, thanks to Jaguar Land Rover Classic, this beauty has reborn with a brand new heart to power it.

    The car, presented on September 8 at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in London, is a fully restored 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type Roadster fitted with a cutting-edge electric powertrain developing 220kW (295 hp) capable of taking the car and driver from zero to 62 mph in 5.5 seconds – it’s actually one second quicker than the original Series 1 E-Type. The car has a “real world” range of 270 km (around 170 miles) with a 40kWh battery that can be fully recharged in six to seven hours.

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  • Tech

    Watch The New Land Rover Make Itself Invisible (VIDEO)

    Land Rover’s Transparent Hood Is Technology From The Future

    If you’ve been feeling like us, like you’ve been shortchanged by the promises of your childhood and the under-delivery of the modern era—at least when it comes to cars—look no further than this innovation from Land Rover. It’s not The Jetsons, but it’s something those bleebling little space car drivers never even thought of. It’s the Transparent Bonnet.

    Here in the U.S., we’d call it (and Land Rover USA does, too) a Transparent Hood. But that unassuming name doesn’t quite convey the simple brilliance and complex technology behind it.

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    Using a web of camera images and projectors, the Transparent Hood system projects the area just in front of and underneath the nose of the Land Rover concept car onto a head-up display along the lower portion of the windshield. The effect is breathtaking, offering the ability to see obstacles and terrain that would otherwise be hidden, and to allow precise placement of the vehicle’s front wheels—both key improvements to the off-roading experience.

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    Part of a suite of new technologies to be showcased on the Land Rover Discovery Vision concept car at the 2014 New York Auto Show, the Transparent Hood is a demonstration of what’s possible today using the thinking of tomorrow.

    In addition to the unprecedented view of the terrain under the nose, the system also relays a head-up display of key vehicle data, including speed, incline, roll angle, steering position, and drive mode.

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    The solution isn’t solely intended for the expedition off-roader, either. It’s thought to be useful in an urban environment, too. “As our vehicles become more capable and offer increasing autonomy off-road, we will ensure the driver has the confidence to progress over any terrain,” says Dr. Wolfgang Epple, director of research and technology for Jaguar Land Rover. “We are developing new technologies including the Transparent Hood to give drivers an augmented view of reality to help them tackle anything from the toughest off-road route to the tight confines of urban parking.”

    Look for more details on the technology inside the Discovery Vision concept, including live photos and more, from the 2014 New York Auto Show next week.

    via Motor Authority

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  • News/ Tech

    LIT Motors C1: The Car-Like Motorcycle That Doesn’t Fall Over (VIDEO)

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    Imagine, a vehicle that drives like a car, but balances itself on two wheels. Too late–LIT Motors already did it, back in 2012.

    As this BBC video demonstrates, the all-electric LIT Motors C1 electric motorcycle is an amazing feat of engineering. Using gyroscopes and electric motors to keep its balance, the C1 really can’t be knocked down–even when it’s being tugged by an SUV.

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    On top of all of that, the C1 promises up to 200 miles of all-electric range, seating for two, 0-60 mph acceleration in less than 6 seconds, and a mere 800-pound curb weight. It’s only 40″ wide, so, in theory at least, it can split lanes and filter through traffic, skipping right past jams–but without exposing you to the rain, wind, or other inclement weather.

    So what has happened with the C1 since 2012? It’s still in development, with the first examples slated for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2014. According to the latest updates from the company, an all-new prototype is currently under construction,

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    Want to get in on the deal yourself? You can reserve one for as little as $250 for one of the first 10,000 C1s built–but you’ll have to get in line, as the first 370 are already reserved. You can get a spot among the first 2,000 deliveries for $500. The full price of the C1? About $24,000, according to LIT Motors.

    via Motor Authority

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  • Green Driving/ News/ Tech

    Say what now? Peugeot invents the first car fuelled by AIR (VIDEO)

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    Peugeot has revealed plans to put a hybrid car powered by air on the market in 2016. This new ‘Hybrid Air’ system has an engine that runs on petrol and air, instead of the traditional electric hybrid. Peugeot say that this new model will reach 117 miles per gallon by 2020 and reduce petrol bills by 80% for urban driving.

    Saving the planet: The Hybrid Air technology could allow a car the size of a Citroën C3 or a Peugeot 208 to emit as little as 69g/km of CO2The car model looks like a Peugeot 208, but the engine is transformed combining a normal engine with an additional system that runs on compressed air. These compressed air cylinders store and release energy, allowing it to run on petrol, air or even a combination.

    Cutting costs: A look inside the Hybrid Air engine which could cut 45 per cent off the petrol bill for the average driver

    Apparently, cars with Hybrid Air will not only be cheaper to run, but be around £1,000 cheaper to buy than current hybrid models. However, it’s best suited to city life as the air power is only automatically activated when the car goes less than 43mph.

    So, although it may not be the slickest or fastest car, it definitely seems cost effective to run if you’re an urbanite.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_NUI7TfQbM

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  • Tech

    Introducing The Aeromobil – The Worlds First Flying Car (VIDEO)

    Finally – a real flying car!

    Throughout our childhoods we’ve been exposed to flying cars. Sure, they weren’t real but rather a part of some of favorite television shows (think The Jetsons, Wacky Races…). Well, now finally, after what seems like forever, someone has successfully managed to build a flying car that really works and looks really good.

    Stefan Klein of Slovakia has spent the past 20 years of his life, designing, developing and finally constructing a flying car. It is called the AeroMobil and can drive on the road as a normal car and transfigure into a flying car – with wings and all.

    The car itself has a steel framework and is powered by a Rotax 912 engine.

    Check out the video and images below and visit Carblog for the full article.

    Finally – a real flying car!

    Finally – a real flying car!

    Finally – a real flying car!

    Finally – a real flying car!

    Finally – a real flying car!

    via: carblog

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    This Awesome One-Wheeled Motorcycle Could Be The Next Segway (VIDEO)

    This Awesome One-Wheeled Motorcycle Could Be The Next Segway

    You know you’re on an eye-catching vehicle when people hurrying through Central Park on one of the coldest days of the year stop to take photos and ask, “What is that thing?”

    That thing, in this case, was the RYNO — a $5,300 one-wheeled, self-balancing electric motorcycle. (The term “unicycle” is not welcome here.)

    The idea for the RYNO was born seven years ago, when creator Chris Hoffman’s daughter asked him to build a working version of a one-wheeled ride she saw in a video game.

    Now that the RYNO’s about to hit the market, we met with Hoffman to take it for a spin in New York City. With a top speed of 10 mph and a range of 10 miles, it won’t take you too far, too fast. But after trying it, we can say it will certainly attract a lot of interest. Then it’s up to Hoffman and his team to convert that buzz into sales.

    This Awesome One-Wheeled Motorcycle Could Be The Next Segway

    This Awesome One-Wheeled Motorcycle Could Be The Next Segway

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  • Videos

    This Incredible Honda Ad Was The Best Car Commercial Of 2013 (VIDEO)

    This Incredible Honda Car Commercial Was The Best Car Commercial Of 2013 (VIDEO)

    This Incredible Honda Car Commercial Was The Best Car Commercial Of 2013 (VIDEO)
    Honda’s “Hands” ad from Wieden+Kennedy’s London office was named the best car ad on broadcast TV this past year by The One Club and here is why.

    The ad shows a pair of hands manipulating various miniature engines and cars under the tagline “Let’s see what curiosity can do”. The answer? ALOT! This is an sensationally mesmerising car commercial that illustrates the innovation that permeates not just through Honda cars, but the Honda brand as a whole. Incredible…

    Read more: businessinsider.com

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