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BMW i3: The Journey of Carbon

BMW i3: The Journey of Carbon
The BMW i3 is a pretty incredible little vehicle. Between its all-electric drivetrain and use of modern, eco-friendly materials, it’s really quite an extraordinary departure from conventional automaking. Perhaps the most impressive component of the i3 is its carbon fiber reinforced plastic passenger compartment, which is both extremely lightweight and durable.
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FOMM’s Concept One Tiny Floating Electric Car

FOMM’s Concept One Tiny Floating Electric Car
With an eye towards developing markets that are prone to flooding, the FOMM Corporation of Japan has developed a small prototype vehicle that’s capable of better surviving a tsunami or other disaster because of its ability to float.
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Toyota Racing TS040 Set to Take on Le Mans

Toyota Racing TS040 Set to Take on Le Mans
Hybrid sports cars are really starting to shape up to be the future of racing. With cars like the McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder at the top of the production spectrum, Toyota is aiming for the top of the heap at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with their TS040 race car.
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The BMW i8 in Action

The BMW i8 in Action
We’ve seen ample images and promotional videos of the BMW i8, and even managed to walk around one up close and personal on more than one occasion. But this B-roll driving footage of the car gives us a chance to see the car as it takes to the road, devoid of the glossy music and voiceovers of other footage we’ve seen.
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Local Motors Plans to 3D Print a Car Live in Chicago

Local Motors Plans to 3D Print a Car Live in Chicago
Local Motors has announced a first in the automotive world: it will build a 3D-printed production vehicle and deliver it to the first customer live at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2014 in Chicago in September 2014.
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Formula E Burnout

Formula E Burnout
FIA Formula E racing is getting ready to kick off its inaugural season in Beijing, China on September 13, 2014. While we wait for the first of these high-speed electric car races, sit back and enjoy this brief footage of driver Lucas di Grassi playing around with his Formula E car during a recent demonstration in Los Angeles.
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Alfa Romeo Doppiezza Hybrid Concept

Alfa Romeo Doppiezza Hybrid Concept
Inspired by elements of classic Alfa Romeos, the Doppiezza concept is the labor of love of a team of industrial design students, including Emeric Baubant, Benoit Viguier, Charlie Fournier, Aurelien Deleuze, Mathilde Ampe, Romain Mivelle and Djihad Itoumaine.
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Rinspeed XchangE: Futuristic Autonomous Car

Rinspeed XchangE: Futuristic Autonomous Car
Swiss designers and coachbuilders, Rinspeed, came to Geneva and showed off what they consider to be the future of autonomous driving vehicles with their ultra high tech, luxurious XchangE Concept. Built on top of a Tesla Model S, the concept car aims to redefine what it means to drive.
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Armadillo-T Car Folds up to Save Space

Armadillo-T Car Folds up to Save Space
Do you find yourself circling the block over and over again looking for a parking space, only to find some parkholes have taken up more than the necessary space with their cars? This concept car from Korea aims to make it easier to park in even the tiniest of spaces.
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Burnout: Tesla Model S vs. Pontiac Firebird 400

Burnout: Tesla Model S vs. Pontiac Firebird 400
While you’d think that a burnout might not be achievable in an electric car, you’d be wrong. In the interest of “science,” William Hawkins decided to put his 2013 Tesla P85 Model S up against his 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 convertible and see how they’d compare.
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Toyota’s Wireless Charging Station Goes into Testing

Toyota’s Wireless Charging Station Goes into Testing
Toyota has announced it will begin testing a wireless charging system in Japan that will allow plug-in hybrids and pure electric vehicles to recharge without a physical connection. The Toyota system uses magnetic resonance technology to deliver 2 kilowatts of power and should be able to fully charge a battery in about 90 minutes.
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Tesla Completes Cross-Country Electric Rally

Tesla Completes Cross-Country Electric Rally
In an attempt to prove that range anxiety should be a thing of the past, Tesla Motors undertook a mission – to cross the United States using the least possible time recharging. The duo of cars drove from Los Angeles to New York, charging up solely at the company’s network of high-speed Supercharger power stations.
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Assemble Your Own TABBY Car in Less Than an Hour

Assemble Your Own TABBY Car in Less Than an Hour
If you have an hour to spare today, how about assembling a full-sized car? You can do that thanks to the open source TABBY framework created by OSVehicle. The TABBY platform provides an open source framework for designing vehicle components that work together and are made for easy assembly.
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SMART Electric Goes Off-Roading, Badly

SMART Electric Goes Off-Roading, Badly
At 95Octane, our goal is to feature cars that we would want to drive, either on the track, off road, or on a daily commute. As it turns out, we don’t think the SMART car falls into any of those categories.
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TE-Spyder 800 Hybrid Roadster Concept

TE-Spyder 800 Hybrid Roadster Concept
In an attempt to change minds about what it means to be a hybrid car, the skunkworks Toyota Engineering Society recently showed off this unusual concept vehicle, which combines the sporty elements of Toyota’s MR2 roadster with the eco-consciousness of the Toyota Prius.
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