Opel Allegra “Junior” Spied: Could Buick Get a Micro-Car? [Spy Photos]

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Opel Allegra “Junior” Spied: Could Buick Get a Micro-Car? [Spy Photos]
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In 1989, Rick Moranis played a nerdy dad who accidentally downsized his children to an insect scale in Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. He probably wouldn’t have believed it if someone told him that 23 years later automakers would be doing the same thing to their cars. For those of us living in the North… Continue Reading...

Jon Sibal Unleashes Micro Car Renders for Fun

Jon Sibal Unleashes Micro Car Renders for Fun
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Jon Sibal is one of the premier automotive digital artists out there, and from time to time he likes to have a little bit of fun with Photoshop making some awesome micro car renders. This time around, Sibal stuck to a theme of Rauh Welt-built cars. Rauh Welt Begriff, RWB, is a Porsche tuner located… Continue Reading...

More Details Emerge Surrounding Gordon Murray’s T27 City Car

More Details Emerge Surrounding Gordon Murray’s T27 City Car
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Not long after Gordon Murray’s McLaren F1 was feted at the company’s headquarters, new details have emerged about Murray’s all-new T27 city car, being developed by the South African-born engineer independently of McLaren. Essentially an electric version of the T25 city car, the T27 uses a lithium-ion battery and a small electric motor to hit… Continue Reading...

Geneva 2010: Tata Nano Goes Electric

Geneva 2010: Tata Nano Goes Electric
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Tata unveiled a new electric version of its Nano at the Geneva Auto Show. The Nano EV joins the Indica Vista EV in Tata’s electric line-up. The Nano EV will use the same super polymer lithium-ion battery as the Indica Vista EV. The electric version of the world’s least expensive automobile has a range of… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Volkswagen E-Up! Electric Concept Debut

Frankfurt 2009: Volkswagen E-Up! Electric Concept Debut
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Debuting alongside the 170mpg L1 concept car at the Frankfurt Auto Show was the zero-emissions E-Up! concept. As the name suggests, this is a pure electric vehicle and it is based on a chassis that will form the basis of a new line of VW city cars starting in 2013. As a 3+1 seater the… Continue Reading...

Toyota Planning iQ Cabriolet

Toyota Planning iQ Cabriolet
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Toyota appears to be readying a convertible version of the iQ minicar that is currently on sale in Japan and Europe. The report comes from Japan’s Best Car magazine, which suggests much of the basics will be kept including a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 99hp and 92 ft-lbs of torque. Fuel-economy for this engine… Continue Reading...

Indian Automaker Tata Confirms It Will Sell Ultra-Cheap Nano In the U.S. By 2012

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Indian Automaker Tata Confirms It Will Sell Ultra-Cheap Nano In the U.S. By 2012
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Indian automaker Tata has confirmed that it will bring the Nano to the U.S. in the next three years. The Nano, launched officially several months ago in India, holds the title of being the world’s cheapest car with base models priced at just $2,000. David Good, a U.S. representative for the Indian automaker, which also… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Reveals i-MiEV Production Model in Japan

Mitsubishi Reveals i-MiEV Production Model in Japan
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Mitsubishi has just revealed the production model of its i-MiEV electric car in Japan and it plans to have models on the road by July. Initial sales of 1,400 vehicles will be to government entities with public sales starting in April of 2010. As a full-electric vehicle the i-MiEV creates zero emissions and is powered… Continue Reading...

Tata Looks to Bring its $2,000 Nano to the U.S.?

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Tata Looks to Bring its $2,000 Nano to the U.S.?
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Well, here’s an exciting follow-up to yesterday’s story about the launch of the new Tata Nano in India; Tata is looking to bring the $2,000 Nano to the U.S. According to a report in the Financial Times, Tata boss Ratan Tata is hoping to take advantage of the worldwide recession by bringing affordable (and we… Continue Reading...