Honda has promised a new fuel-cell powered car for 2015, previewing the potential styling of the eco-friendly car with its FCEV Concept. Improving on power, efficiency, passenger space, and design over the Honda FCX Clarity, the FCEV Concept develops over 100kW from its fuel-cell stack, cladding it in an aerodynamically creased body shell and promising 300 miles of range.
Ford officially unveiled a new concept car at the LA Auto show this week called the Ford Edge Concept. Ford says that the new concept car offers "strong hints" at the technology and dynamic design that will go into the company's future utility vehicles for global sale. The Edge Concept doesn’t look much like a concept car, it looks very much ready for showrooms.
We've got a look at more than a few cars today at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, among them being another Lexus offering, the RC coupe. Also introduced by the luxury auto maker was the Lexus LF-NX Turbo, a new version of the LF-NX HV concept that made an appearance back at the Frankfurt Motor Show. With the Turbo comes an outstanding eye-catching exterior and what Lexus says is an urban-centric compact premium crossover design.
Smog is a concern for all big cities, with some being plagued with it on a continual basis, both decreasing the quality of life for residents and posing a health risk. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has decided to tackle this program and designed an "electronic vacuum cleaner" that eliminates the pollution. Presently, the designer is in talks with Beijing government to have the technology installed in a city park.
Airplanes aren't known for being the most roomy vessels one can travel in, and dealing with matters concerning personal space and passenger size has been a touchy -- and sometimes heated -- topic. Various solutions have been proposed, such as having static seats available in different sizes, but the latest is perhaps the most unique -- Morph, an adjustable airplane seat concept that adjusts to different passenger sizes.
The Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will be showing off its EMIRAI 2 concept car at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. The car is a continuation of the MEC's original EMIRAI first exhibited in December of 2011; it was notable for its extremely customizable dashboard display, biometrics capabilities, and sensor array. Two years later, it will likely include most of the same elements plus whatever else the company's been cooking up.
Nissan has unveiled a new concept car that will be making its official world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. The car is called the Nissan BladeGlider and the automaker says the vehicle is a proposal for the future direction of Nissan electric vehicles development and an exploratory prototype of an upcoming production vehicle. The car has a shape similar to the Nissan DeltaWing racing car from above.
Toyota is gearing up to show off a number of concept cars and other vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show kicking off later this month. One of the concept vehicles Toyota will be showing off is called the FV2. This concept vehicle has features resembling a scooter with the driver standing on the vehicle rather than riding in it like a normal car.
GM may be pushing its 2014 Camaro Z/28 as the performance monster, but the company has decided there's no reason the Silverado truck shouldn't get a similar jolt, at least in concept form. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne concept takes the regular cab puts it on a serious diet, switching out several of the regular parts for carbon fiber alternatives, in addition to swapping in a 6.2-liter V8 good for 420HP and 460 lb-ft of torque.