Posts by Adrian Padeanu

Souped Up Volkswagen Golf GTE Concept Debuts

Power is up by 68 hp and 100 Nm over the regular Golf GTE. Hybrids and plug-ins seem to be the main theme for Volkswagen at the annual Wörthersee GTI meeting as after showing the electrified GTI First Decade and the Golf GTE Estate ImpulsE concepts, the folks from Wolfsburg…

2 days ago by Adrian Padeanu 2

Jaguar I-Pace Spotted Minus Camouflage – Video

Good news — it will remain faithful to the concept. We are a few months away from the official debut of Jaguar’s all-electric crossover, but thankfully already the biggest piece of the puzzle has fallen nicely into place. We’re talking about its design as what looks like a near-production prototype…

6 days ago by Adrian Padeanu 17

Next-Gen Porsche 918 Spyder Rendered

Too bad it will never happen. The average car has a life cycle of about 7-8 years, but a hypercar is far from being average. These high-end automobiles are available for a limited amount of time and only a few hundred are produced. Case in point, the Porsche 918 Spyder…

1 week ago by Adrian Padeanu 3

Hyundai IONIQ EV Goes Contact-Free To Fight Cancer

Features five contactless payment points people can tap to donate money to fight cancer. Hyundai has found a clever way to raise awareness in the fight against cancer by creating a one-of-a-kind Ioniq EV “Contactless Car” giving people the opportunity to donate money to the Stand Up To Cancer. Launched…

2 weeks ago by Adrian Padeanu 3

BMW i8 Spyder Spied With Top Up, Down

The i8 Concept Spyder came out a little over five years ago, but it won’t be until early 2018 or so when the production version will finally make its debut roughly four years after the coupe’s production start. Seen here are not one, but two prototypes of the plug-in hybrid…

2 weeks ago by Adrian Padeanu 5

BMW i3 Inside A Library?

The CGI is not what you would call Oscar-worthy, but we get the idea behind BMW’s latest ad. There’s a new ad to show off what BMW describes as being the i3’s “silent performance.” As demonstrated in this CGI-heavy commercial, the zero-emissions hatchback is small enough to squeeze inside a…

2 weeks ago by Adrian Padeanu 17

Mercedes Energy Storage Solutions Power Into UK

Based on the same technology implemented in the company’s hybrids and EVs. For those of you unfamiliar with Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH, it’s in charge (get it?) of selling energy storage systems. These are manufactured in Germany by Accuomotive, a wholly owned Daimler subsidiary. 500 million euros (about $543M) were invested…

3 weeks ago by Adrian Padeanu 14

Jaguar I-Pace Gets Rendered

The real deal will debut in just a few months. While some concepts are just too outlandish to ever morph into production cars (see the Qoros Model K-EV), Jaguar decided to keep its I-Pace closer to reality for its debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. That’s why attempting…

1 month ago by Adrian Padeanu 10