Latest Aeromobil flying car concept presented at Frankfurt

No vision of the distant future is complete without flying cars, but the latest manufacturer to dip its toe in the water claims that they could be a reality by 2021. Slovakian manufacturer Aeromobil has shown off its own flying car at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week. In contrast The Aeromobil is a crazy mixture of car and plane, and can be switched between ground mode and flight mode in just three minutes, the manufacturer claims. On the ground, Aeromobil’s front wheels are driven by an electric powertrain, read…

Maruti Suzuki gains as carmaker decides to make electric vehicles

Maruti Suzuki

NEW DELHI: Shares of Maruti Suzuki BSE 0.06 % were trading marginally higher in early trade on Friday after the carmaker’s Japanese parent, Suzuki Motor, decided to make electric cars at its factory in Gujarat for India and the world. It will also be the first commercially-available electric car for Suzuki. Read Also: BEST CARS At 10.30 hours (IST), the scrip was trading 0.28 per cent higher at Rs 8,094 level in an otherwise weak market. the Japanese automaker had once showcased an all-electric version of Swift (called Swift REEV, or…

BMW AT LAST UNVEILS A TESLA-FIGHTING ELECTRIC SEDAN

PERHAPS THE BIGGEST threat now facing Tesla isn’t its ability to scale up Model 3 production or nail down autonomous driving software;  it might actually be that the mainstream auto industry is finally entering the market Elon Musk’s upstart car company has long dominated. For five years, Tesla’s Model S has monopolized the luxury electric sedan market, but that dominance is now besieged. Porsche is spending more than a billion dollars to develop the Mission E, a svelte speedster it plans to launch in 2020. Read also: THE ELECTRIC CARS AT…

Electric atmosphere at Frankfurt motor show a window to the future

ELECTRIC cars may not make sense in Australia given our vast distances, lack of recharging infrastructure and dependence on coal power. But if this year’s Frankfurt motor show is a guide, they’re coming whether we’re ready or not. The recent “dieselgate” scandal has left diesel with a bad odour, and car makers want to push the emissions debate – and responsibility – onto the energy industry. As Greenpeace protesters waved signs outside proclaiming “The Oil Age Is Ending” – alongside a half-buried car – automotive brands were embracing electric propulsion.…

PrISUm sets sights on new solar car technology

While solar car technology is being advanced every day, a team of students on campus is utilizing that same technology to change the world. The Iowa State PrISUm Solar Car Team is a student organization dedicated to enabling students with the opportunity to further their education, work with other students and promote the expansion of renewable energy in the automotive field. With three team leaders and sub-teams comprised of mechanical, electrical, systems and business, PrISUm has a two-year build cycle for their cars. This build cycle allows the team to…