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Infiniti electric crossover concept teases alluring EV

Infiniti electric crossover concept teases alluring EV

Infiniti will reveal a fully-electric crossover concept at the Detroit Auto Show 2019 in January, the automaker has confirmed, previewing its new EV platform headed to production cars. The premium automaker has been slow to embrace all-electric vehicles - despite corporate parent's relatively early entrance to the segment with the Nissan Leaf EV - but plans to address that rapidly.

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VW Tarok Concept pickup packs mighty morphing bed

VW Tarok Concept pickup packs mighty morphing bed

Volkswagen is teasing its next pickup, with the VW Tarok Concept promising a highly flexible extended cab truck with an unusual way to expand the bed. Shown off at the São Paulo International Motor Show today, the new truck may have "concept" in the name, but VW is saying that a production version will follow on in sort order.

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This Chevrolet Camaro EV is much more than an electric drag racer

This Chevrolet Camaro EV is much more than an electric drag racer

Drag racing usually involves clouds of burnt hydrocarbons in with the burning rubber, but Chevrolet's all-electric eCOPO Camaro Concept does away with that. Designed for SEMA 2018, and to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the original COPO Camaro special order models, the EV Camaro isn't just a vague show-car special, either.

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This van version of VW’s electric Microbus could beat it to market

This van version of VW’s electric Microbus could beat it to market

Volkswagen's electric Microbus has spawned a cute commercial cousin, with the I.D. BUZZ CARGO previewing VW's vision of the urban workhorse of tomorrow. Based on the same Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) as the I.D. BUZZ concept, which the automaker plans to put into production from 2022, the van variant could actually beat it to the road.

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BMW Vision iNEXT previews 2021 EV

BMW Vision iNEXT previews 2021 EV

Five days, three continents, and four cities: Munich, New York, San Francisco, and Beijing. It may sound like the itinerary of a famous rock band’s world tour, but it’s actually something even more exclusive. BMW's integrated its newest concept car into a jet, and set off on the iNEXT World Flight to preview its vision of the next generation of electric vehicles.

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Mercedes’ Vision URBANETIC is a self-driving skate for people and cargo

Mercedes’ Vision URBANETIC is a self-driving skate for people and cargo

Mercedes-Benz has revealed Vision URBANETIC, a new concept for a modular, autonomous platform equally at home transporting cargo as it is people. Handiwork of Mercedes-Benz Vans, the new concept is based on an underlying self-driving chassis, that would be electrically powered for zero-emission use in cities and other urban areas.

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Volvo’s road-plane vision is beguilingly disruptive

Volvo’s road-plane vision is beguilingly disruptive

Air travel is dire, autonomous car development is split into poorly-communicating silos, and the goal of cutting road fatalities and making better use of infrastructure simply isn't the priority it ought to be. That, at least, is how Volvo sees the state of play in the self-driving world, and while the striking new 360c concept car may be a very visible expression of its focus on autonomy, arguably it's its ambitions for co-development and exploring new businesses that are more dramatic.

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Six Volvo 360c features we really need in production cars

Six Volvo 360c features we really need in production cars

Concept cars are typically a designer's flight of fancy, but that doesn't mean the Volvo 360c doesn't have some very good ideas for real-life. The autonomous EV, with its highly flexible cabin and communicative light strips, is a rich vein of clever details, some more production-ready than others.

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Volvo 360c concept gives autonomous cars a purpose and a voice

Volvo 360c concept gives autonomous cars a purpose and a voice

Volvo has revealed its new driverless concept car, but the Volvo 360c is more about how autonomy could change your day-to-day life than the usual auto industry obsessions of speed and horsepower. The striking prototype is more about the interior and what you'll do in it, in fact, whether that be sleeping, entertaining, or working. With that, Volvo argues, could come reduced congestion in cities, less of a pressure to live in dense urban environments, and even potentially lucrative alternatives to air travel and more.

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MagicScroll rollable tablet gives folding screens a controversial form-factor

MagicScroll rollable tablet gives folding screens a controversial form-factor

Mobile devices with rollable displays are just around the corner, but one team is taking some fairly old-school inspiration for how a tablet could use the screen technology. The MagicScroll is the handiwork of Queen's University's Human Media Lab, combining a cutting-edge 7.5-inch flexible display with the form factor more akin to an ancient scroll.

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The Ferrari 512S Modulo is a spaceship-like slice of automotive legend

The Ferrari 512S Modulo is a spaceship-like slice of automotive legend

The world has no shortage of rare and award-winning Ferraris, but none look so dramatic as the spaceship-on-wheels Ferrari 512S Modulo. Created back in 1970 by famed design studio Pininfarina, the memorable one-off wouldn't look out of place on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Actually getting it into the running state it finds itself today, though, might have been tougher even than making Kubrick's classic.

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Mercedes’ EQ Silver Arrow proves heritage and electrification can coexist

Mercedes’ EQ Silver Arrow proves heritage and electrification can coexist

It's a good year if you like single-seater electric cars. Three such concepts were brought along to Pebble Beach: Infiniti had its Prototype 10, an evolution of the more retro Prototype 9 from last year, while Audi's PB18 e-tron put a more futuristic spin on the idea. Mercedes' car took a different tack, but was no less striking for it.

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