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BMW i Solar Carport Concept powers i8 and home

BMW i Solar Carport Concept powers i8 and home

Plugging in an electric car to recharge often happens in the dark confines of a garage, but BMW wants to brings its u3 and i8 EV range into the light with a new BMW i Solar Carport Concept. Mounting translucent solar panels on top of a bamboo frame - the wood picked for its rapid regrowth - the carport could be entirely off-grid, BMW claims, though you'd obviously need to get enough sun.

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Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept: Inside Tomorrow’s SUV

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept: Inside Tomorrow’s SUV

Land Rover may have a history of tough, mud-plugging SUVs, but the Discovery Vision Concept ramps up the tech as well. Shown off at the New York International Auto Show - complete with its "transparent hood" - the car may be a concept but it's also a preview of the upcoming next-gen model for the road. SlashGear caught up with Jaguar Land Rover Design Studio Director Richard Woolley to find out the thinking behind the Discovery Vision Concept, as well as how it will shape future production SUVs.

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VW Golf R 400 packs 395HP and is headed to showrooms

VW Golf R 400 packs 395HP and is headed to showrooms

Volkswagen's Golf is no spring chicken - it just hit its fortieth birthday, in fact - but the new Golf R 400 Concept looks to reboot the modern classic in all the right ways with a meaty 395 HP engine. Shown off at the Shanghai Auto Show this week, the new hot hatch squeezes 400 PS (or 395 HP) out of the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine from the Golf R, a car which would normally muster 300 PS.

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Toyota FT-1: Inside the Gran Turismo 6 car made real

Toyota FT-1: Inside the Gran Turismo 6 car made real

As concept cars go, Toyota building a real-world FT-1 racer to celebrate the car's inclusion in Gran Turismo 6 really goes the extra mile, so we couldn't pass up the chance to get inside with designer William Chergosky of the company's CALTY Design Research team. CALTY cooked up the FT-1 concept after Toyota global president Akio Toyoda fell in love with the in-game version when he first played it, resulting in a car that teases the hotly-anticipated next-gen Supra.

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Peugeot Exalt hybrid concept has lots of wood inside

Peugeot Exalt hybrid concept has lots of wood inside

Peugeot has a new concept car that it has unveiled called the Exalt. The car is picking up in part where the past Peugeot concept called the Onyx left off and the two share some design similarities. Exalt is a hybrid concept car that has lots of wood on the inside. The body is a 5-door hatchback that hides the rear doors well giving the car a coupe feel with the functionality of a sedan.

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Land Rover Transparent Bonnet concept lets you see what’s under the car

Land Rover Transparent Bonnet concept lets you see what’s under the car

Land Rover has unveiled a new concept system that makes the hood of the car see through so that the driver can see what is under the car and out of their line of sight. The tech is called the Transparent Bonnet concept and provides a full view of what is under and in front of the car, so drivers can see hidden obstacles. Land Rover says that the transparent bonnet system is part of a suite of concept tech being showcased in the Discovery Vision Concept car at the New York International Motor Show.

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Hellish coffee machine withholds caffeine from the coy

Hellish coffee machine withholds caffeine from the coy

Caffeine may be the fuel many of us rely on to get us motivated in the morning, but coffee as a social lubricant - thanks to a machine that refuses to brew unless you make a new friend - could force the shy out of their shells if they feeling thirsty. The Coffee Connector, handiwork of EDB Singapore, not only makes brewing a couple of cups into the spectacle it deserves to be, but will only do so if two people get together at the touchscreen and share some personal information first.

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