Nissan NuVu Concept, Live And In The Bubbly, Micra-Like Metallic Skin

We just caught the Nissan NuVu » 10/02/08 10:20am 10/02/08 10:20am, a concept that, as we said , is meant to reveal the next generation styling of the next Nissan Micra. Frankly, the concept's as cute as its name (a play on words meaning "New View" as in "a new view on the Micra"). The interior is just as bubbly as the exterior, with the "2+1 seating…

Quantya Strada, First Drive: The Street-Legal Electric Performance…

It wasn't until I crashed into a pile of boxes and luggage that I realized riding a motorcycle - even a completely silent electric one with no emissions - around my Brooklyn apartment was a bad idea. I'd been attempting to do a burnout, but the painted concrete floor didn't have enough grip for the Quantya Strada » 9/24/08 1:30pm 9/24/08 1:30pm's…

A Peek Under The Tesla Roadster’s Hood

Ever been curious what takes place under the Tesla Roadster » 8/29/08 3:30pm 8/29/08 3:30pm’s hood in the absence of internal combustion? Well, here’s an explanation of what the parts are and and what they do, conveniently numbered so you can follow along at home. Make the jump to see why "Tesla mechanic" would be a totally cush job. Number 1: This is …

Nissan Reveals Hybrid G35 Prototype, All-Electric System, Upgraded…

Nissan yesterday unveiled prototypes for both a new all-electric powertrain vehicle as well as the first pictures of a prototype hybrid powertrain built on an Infiniti G35. Both systems would be run off a new lithium-ion battery pack system.

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Autolib Electric Car-Sharing Coming To Paris Next Year

Paris's Mayor, Bertrand Delanoe, has announced the installation of a massive electric car-sharing scheme in his city. Autolib takes its cue from the city's successful Velib bicycle-sharing system and will make up to 4,000 electric cars available at stations located throughout Paris, allowing users to rent one on the… » 8/01/08 4:40pm 8/01/08 4:40pm

Ex-Intel Chief Andy Grove Using Electric Cars To Achieve Relevance

Andy Grove, retired CEO of chipmaker Intel, apparently has grown bored of sailing the South Pacific and decided to insert himself into the debate over the future of transportation. A proponent of electric vehicles, Grove wrote, "The beauty of electric power is its ability to be produced through multiple sources...and… » 7/02/08 9:20am 7/02/08 9:20am

Nissan Developing Electric Car For 2010

The Nissan G37 Convertible wasn't the only news to come out of the Nissan GT 2012 strategic plan. Apparently, Carlos the destroyer has gone on record committing Nissan to an all-electric vehicle available by the end of calender year 2010 which will compete directly with cars in its segment. This of course significantly … » 5/13/08 2:40pm 5/13/08 2:40pm

PopMech Analyzes The Tesla Lawsuit Shenanigans

This week we heard about a couple of lawsuits mythical electric sports car almost-manufacturer Tesla has managed to get tied up in. The first one saw Magna suing Tesla for breach of contract over its transmission design, the other was Tesla going medieval on Fisker for allegedly stealing designs associated with the » 4/18/08 7:00pm 4/18/08 7:00pm