Posts by Christopher Smith

More Details On Lina Bio-Based EV

Your Prius is good for the environment? That’s cute. For the most part, cars have not always been the favorite subject of environmentalists, though we suspect this particular machine would pass even the most extreme environmental scrutiny. That’s because this ride is made mostly of plants and sugar beets; it…

2 weeks ago by Christopher Smith 4

Tesla Patents Nifty Freestanding Seat Design

The monopost design could make life easier for third-row passengers in SUVs and crossovers. How often do you think about the seats in your car? Probably not that much, and when you do, we’d bet a fiver it’s either because you spilled something on them, or because your backside hurts…

2 weeks ago by Christopher Smith 16

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California Considers Combustion Engine Ban

The measure would be similar to other target dates set by China and several European countries. With over 2 million new car sales a year, California sells more cars than some European countries like France and Spain. Those two countries, along with China, have established target dates to stop the…

4 weeks ago by Christopher Smith 94

Wey Debuts Electric Gullwing SUV

This marks the first European appearance for Wey since it was created as Great Wall’s luxury division last year. European automakers aren’t the only ones looking to make a splash at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Great Wall Motor Co. is China’s leading manufacturer of sport-utility vehicles, and it’s aiming to…

1 month ago by Christopher Smith 6

BMW i3s Makes World Debut In Frankfurt

A little bit of sport goes a long way. BMW is keen to give its city-dwelling i3 a bit more flavor, hence the addition of the small-but-significant s to the name. As per usual with BMW, such upgrades are more than just a name and some flashy trim, though the…

1 month ago by Christopher Smith 44

Borgward Isabella Electric Concept Debuts In Frankfurt

The modern interpretation of this classic nameplate features a posh shape with an electric powertrain. German automaker Borgward closed its doors in 1961, but returned to the scene in 2015 thanks to some elbow grease and healthy investments from Chinese manufacturers. The Stuttgart-based company launched the BX7 sport-utility vehicle in…

1 month ago by Christopher Smith 4

BMW X7 iPerformance PHEV SUV Leaks Out

Is this the “something big” BMW was talking about? It’s a big ‘ol SUV that plugs in. For months now we’ve heard rumors that BMW would be unveiling its X7 Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, a rumor that was reinforced somewhat from the automaker’s Twitter teaser posted  about a…

1 month ago by Christopher Smith 13