Posts by Christopher Smith

5 Times Automakers Went Into Space

Car companies have been part of the space race for decades. Make no mistake – the recent launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket with a Tesla Roadster on-board captivated the car community, if not the world. It’s certainly not the first time a rocket was sent into space, but…

3 days ago by Christopher Smith 20

See The Tesla Roadster In Space From All Angles

The launch was impressive, but seeing the car in space is downright amazing. It actually happened. Elon Musk, CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, successfully tested the most powerful rocket in recent memory. The Falcon Heavy lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time / 20:00 GMT, carrying…

5 days ago by Christopher Smith 73

238-Mile Kia Niro EV Concept Debuts

It features a 238-mile range and a 64-kWh battery. The Detroit Auto Show is coming soon, but Kia chose the Consumer Electronic Show happening this week in Las Vegas to unveil its Niro EV Concept, along with a host of other auto-related technologies that the company says will endow future vehicles. We were given…

1 month ago by Christopher Smith 68

Nissan Teases Future Mobility Concept – Video

There are two other videos coming before an official reveal at the Detroit Auto Show The North American International Auto Show is just over a week away, and Nissan is teasing, well, something. The automaker has dropped this short and utterly random video that talks about using strength to protect, purity attracting attention, and…

1 month ago by Christopher Smith 1

Continental Reinvents The EV Wheel

The company is literally reinventing the wheel Continental has developed what it calls the dual New Wheel Concept; a nifty wheel idea incorporating an outer section called the rim well, and inner section called the carrier star which incorporates an aluminum brake disc. Continental says the design optimizes braking for…

1 month ago by Christopher Smith 26

Novitec Does Subtle Rework To Tesla Model S

A little bit of carbon fiber and colorful wheels goes a long way. It’s not often we see tuners sink their wrenches into the Tesla Model S, so when one comes along, we tend to notice. That holds especially true for German tuning company Novitec, which tends to be a bit more…

1 month ago by Christopher Smith 1

Audi E-Tron CUV Spied Out Testing

The all-electric crossover will have a range over 300 miles and should enter production next year. We’ve seen Audi’s soon-to-come all-electric crossover testing off-and-on over the last year or so, but these are some of the clearest spy photos of the lot. This time the E-Tron Quattro is spied navigating…

2 months ago by Christopher Smith 27

Hyundai Second-Gen Fuel Cell SUV Spied

The new model will be officially unveiled in January at CES 2018. As electric vehicles continue to evolve, automakers are also going deeper into the realm of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. A concept version of Hyundai’s latest creation called the FCEV (not the most creative name to be sure) was…

2 months ago by Christopher Smith 22