Concept

Here’s the latest plug-in Hybrid concept car ‘Ray’ from Kia Motors that was recently showcased at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. Based on the Kia Forte platform, this futuristic four-seat compact saloon is equipped with an all-aluminum 153-horsepower Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) 1.4-liter engine that is coupled to a 78kw electric motor. This electric engine is powered by a lithium-polymer battery pack that offers a driving range of up to 50 miles on a single charge. Other interesting features worth mentioning include touch screen controls, drive-by-wire steering and “cool-glazing” solar glass. More»

Mitsubishi i-MiEV CARGO

by Isaiah on October 2, 2009

Mitsubishi i-MiEV CARGO

Mitsubishi is set to showcase its second concept car ‘i-MiEV CARGO’ at this year’s Tokyo Auto Show. Aimed at corporate users and self-employed operators, the i-MiEV is powered by a a 330-volt lithium-ion battery and an electric motor capable of outputting 47kW. Meanwhile, the luggage compartment provides enough space for maximum payload, it measures 1350 mm wide, 1100 mm high and 1180 mm deep and has a flat floor. [Zercustoms]

Volkswagen E-Up Concept

by Isaiah on September 20, 2009

Volkswagen E-Up Concept

Here’s the latest electric concept car ‘E-Up’ from Volkswagen that was presented during this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show. This zero emissions car is powered by an 18-kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor capable of outputting 80 hp. The battery provides a range of about 80 miles and takes less than five hours to be fully charged. The car itself is capable of reaching 0-62 mph in just 11.3 seconds with a top speed of 84 mph. The Volkswagen E-Up Concept will go into production in 2013. [DieselStation]

Renault Twizy ZE Concept

by Isaiah on September 17, 2009 · 2 comments

Renault Twizy ZE Concept

French manufacturer Renault has showcased its latest electric concept car ‘Twizy ZE’ at this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show. This two-seater has a four wheel chassis and a 15kW electric motor that outputs 70Nm of torque, giving the same performances as a 125cc scooter. Top speed is limited to 75 km/h and the car can go as far as 100 km on a single charge. The Renault Twizy ZE Concept will go into production in 2011. [Autoevolution]

Kia VG Concept

by Isaiah on August 1, 2009

Kia VG Concept

Here are the first images of Kia’s upcoming premium sedan, code name VG, which will go on sale in Korea at the end of 2009. The VG concept was shown at the Seoul Motor Show 2009 and is set to replace the Opirus model in Korean, North American and European markets. More»

1988 Chevrolet Camaro LT5 Concept

by Isaiah on June 8, 2009

1988 Chevrolet Camaro LT5 Concept

Here’s a very rare and special 1988 Chevrolet Camaro LT5 Concept which is up for sale on eBay. For your info, this one of a kind car was “commissioned to be built for the 1991 SEMA show by the legendary John Moss who headed up the Chevrolet special vehicles division.” If you’re interested the car will set you back $99,995. More»