Posts Tagged ‘electric’

Electric Vehicle Maker THINK™ Resets for a New Start

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Oslo, Norway /PRNewswire/ — THINK Global AS, a leading manufacturer of pure electric cars, has been purchased by a prominent international technology entrepreneur who is committed to maintaining the company's key role in global transportation electrification.

A court-appointed trustee selected Mr. Boris G. Zingarevich, whose investment operations are based in St. Petersburg, Russia, as the winning bidder following a bankruptcy proceeding initiated by the Norwegian carmaker last month.

In addition, Mr. Zingarevich has signed a memorandum of understanding with American advanced lithium-ion battery maker Ener1, Inc. and Finnish automobile engineering and manufacturing concern Valmet Automotive, Inc. to cooperate in relaunching THINK. (more…)

Comeback of an Automotive Free Spirit: World Debut of New Bulli by Volkswagen in Geneva

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Volkswagen Bulli Concept
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Wolfsburg/Geneva — The Volkswagen bus, like no other car, stands for the spirit of freedom. It debuted over 60 years ago in 1950 with a contagiously simple design. Its internal Volkswagen code name was T1 for Transporter 1. The Germans called it the Bulli, and to Americans it was the Microbus. It was driven on all continents. And the world's first van is still appreciated by a fan base which spans the globe. Now Volkswagen is reinterpreting the compact original form of this automotive legend and sending it into the future — in the form of a concept vehicle for a new generation Bulli! It is spacious like it was in 1950, it is as inspirational as ever, and it has clean styling like never before. (more…)

SEAT IBE Concept
The young sports car for the electric age

Monday, March 1st, 2010
SEAT IBE Concept
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Martorell — SEAT is delivering a powerful statement with a compact sports coupé that carries stunning design and great driving fun into the age of electric mobility. The SEAT IBE concept car uses the zero-emissions drive of the future in a sporty and dynamic concept for urban mobility, while the clean, athletic styling of the IBE concept offers an exciting perspective on the ongoing development of the next generation of SEAT design. Powerful proportions and a precise, clear design language define the continued evolution of the Spanish brand's design DNA.

Short, low and wide, an extremely low front end and broad shoulders — at first glance, the SEAT IBE displays the proportions of a classic sports car. (more…)

Citroën C-ZERO, a 100% Electric Solution

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
Citroën C-ZERO
© Citroën Communications

Paris — Zero fuel consumption, zero CO2 emissions and zero noise: with the C-ZERO, Citroën is broadening its compact vehicle range with a 100% electric solution. The new city car was designed to make urban mobility easier, with its compact dimensions, rapid charge, and sufficient range for day-to-day car journeys. And all this in a silence that makes occupants forget about the noise of the city. The C-ZERO is a real concentrate of technology and creativity that meets tomorrows challenges today!

Having already produced more than 5,500 electric vehicles, Citroën has the experience vital to being a frontrunner in a market segment that is set to grow significantly in the coming years. (more…)

Highlights of the Nissan Exhibit at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
Nissan Land Glider
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Yokohama — Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., will present various show cars at the upcoming 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, including “Leaf,” an electric vehicle (EV) which is slated for global launch and volume production in late 2010, “Land Glider,” an EV concept car, and “Qazana,” which is an entirely new type of compact sport crossover, which made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2009. Nissan will also showcase the new “Fuga,” Nissan's top-of-the-line sedan and the new mini MPV “Roox,” both to be launched later this year.

Nissan's ultimate goal in the environmental field is zero emission. With aim to be a leader in this field (more…)