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CV-1: The retro-inspired electric car was presented at an exhibition near Moscow

The CV-1 electric car was inspired by a model made in the 1970s called Izh-Kombi (IZh 21252) and it was build by Kalashnikov. The company is the famous manufacturer of the feared AK-47 weapon, and it has lately tried to expand to other markets. It began to launch clothes, umbrellas, or cell phone covers and now electric cars. The maximum speed of CV-1 electric car is 80 km / h and the manufacturer hopes that it will be able to compete with Elon...

Self-driving bus involved in crash on its first day

Las Vegas authorities have tested the bus driven 100% by autopilot in real traffic and it managed to crash on its very first day. The automated shuttle was first tested in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, after only 2 hours of running in Las Vegas traffic, the bus was involved in a road accident. While being tested, the bus was hit by a truck. However, according to interview, the autonomous system of the bus has performed perfectly. It seems that the...

Tesla’s self-driving autpilot actually works on the streets

Tesla is aiming for big things in the near future. Recently, they have released a new video depicting how their self-driving autpilot technology actually works on the streets. In the video, you can see the entire experience of a being in a Tesla car while it is set to self drive in a real life common scenario. According to the man in charge of Tesla, Elon Musk, the autonomous driving system will be available on all future Tesla cars.

NIO EP9 is the fastest electric car in the world

Let's face it, our interest in electric cars has increased significantly in recent years, especially thanks to Elon Musk and his Tesla cars. Now, it seems that we have a leader in the field when it comes to speed. This is NIO EP9. NextEV is a company that has become quite popular lately, but they lack that outstanding product to create a buzz on the market. This does not mean that the cars designed by them are dull. Not at all! Their product,...

Paris Motor Show 2016: the most beautiful concept cars

Paris Motor Show 2016 (Mondial de l'Automobile 2016) is happening right now! If you don't have the chance to find yourself in Paris these days, I will give you a glimpse by sharing the most beautiful concept cars from the stands. Overall, the new styles and concepts introduced at the show depict technologies that will be included in the models of tomorrow, few of them being scheduled to be released in future years. At this point, manufacturers...

Are the electric cars risk-free to drive?

One of the greatest dangers that involves electrical current is the electromagnetic field or EMF produced by the flow of electrical current from one point to another. According to many studies, the EMFs are linked to various health issues that can affect our body and our state of mind: depression, headaches, memory problems and even cancer. In the case of electric cars, many customers were concerned about the EMF projected by the electrical...

Kiravan: the Ultimate Camper Van

I'm not sure if this story should be submitted to the "cars" or "design" category because it's suited for both of them. Bran Ferren is a grown-up (and a chief creative officer for a design company) from California who loves to invent and to play with toys. I mean, really big toys. In this regard, he invested millions of dollars in order to create the ultimate camper van with the sole purpose to tour around the world with it. At this point,...

Using your Smartphone to Get a Better Deal on your Next Car

Are you thinking about purchasing a new or used car? You probably already know that arming yourself with as much knowledge as possible will help you snag the best deal. From auto shows to online forums, there's a daunting array of info out there to help you find the car of your dreams. Yet have you thought about using mobile apps to compare your options and get a discount? There are a number of apps out there for smartphone users that allow you...

Old cars at Geneva Auto Show 2014

They say you're not a real auto fan until you see the famous Geneva Auto Show. This year, me and my friends had the pleasure of visiting Geneva for few days, and we lost our way for few hours in the large location where the show was held. I know that many bloggers are sharing the new cars, and I will probably share my own gallery soon, but until then, I want you to experience a trip to the past with some of the best old cars present at the show....

Peugeot builds a hybrid car that works with compressed air

The Peugeot Citroen concern is working on a project that could create a revolution in the world of cars. The new technology is called "Hybrid Air" and it will be available on the market by the year 2016. In short words, the new technology packs the concept of a car that works with compressed air. It may look like something extracted directly from a Sci-Fi movie, but the technology is here for some time, and Philippe Varin, the chief executive of...

A new hope: the electric car goes solar

After watching the documentary named "Who killed the electric car" back in 2009 I understood that back then we were not prepared to ahve EVs on the road (read that Electric Vehicles). Later, Tesla teased us with its Tesla Model S 2013, an electric vehicle with great specifications and a fan base that's getting bigger day by day. Now, other car manufacturers are showing a lot of interest in the electric car, but one went the extra mile and...

Ford is developing a car that will work without a driver, following Google’s model

In the near future, cars will no longer need humans in order operate. Also, there is a good chance that accidents will be much less numerous than before. Aside from Google, which is working on a self-driving car for years, here comes Ford with a new and interesting concept. The Fusion Hybrid is a project based on the Ford Fusion prototype that is able to detect, analyze, and most importantly, to respond to its external environment without the...