Rehab Kenguru, The Roll In and Drive Away Wheelchair Car

Here's an idea. Instead of taking minivans, chopping them up and adding lifts and leaning mechanisms and custom controllers, why not just build a car for the wheelchair? This is the concept Hungarian company Rehab LTD. is pitching with this vehicle dubbed the Kenguru. The driver simply rolls into place, locks down the… » 3/13/08 5:00pm 3/13/08 5:00pm

Report: New Toyota Minicar to Get Yamaha Motorcycle Engine

Make way for the anonymous sources bearing gifts. Automotive News reports Toyota will power its IQ microcar with an engine from Yamaha. That from unnamed company executives. Toyota's not volunteering any information on the powertrain selected for a production version of the minicar concept, which showed up in… » 10/16/07 7:13am 10/16/07 7:13am

New York Auto Show: Chevrolet's Minicars — Which One Should They Build?

We took a look at the three minicars Chevrolet unwrapped at the New York show: The Beat, Groove and Trax. All three are smaller than a jar of cornishons, but each one follows a distinctive style path. The Beat is a sporty hatch, not far from Chevy's WTCC concept; the Trax sports "active lifestyle" pretensions; and the… » 4/06/07 11:24am 4/06/07 11:24am

Barcelona: Come For the Food, Stay for the World's Cutest Garbage Trucks

I don't know anything about this little cutey except that it sounded diesel. I do know that the super narrow yet well kempt streets of Barcelona demand mini-garbage trucks. Which to our way of thinking, makes these the very coolest garbage trucks of all. Plus, like, somebody (no doubt an Italian) actually took the… » 1/04/07 2:21am 1/04/07 2:21am