Freeman Thomas won his first drawing competition in the first grade—it was a fire truck. Today, Thomas is credited with delivering some of the hottest designs in the automotive industry. A pioneer in
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Volkswagen has unveiled its newest concept, the CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid, which will debut this week at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. According to Volkswagen, the CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid concept offers a
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Volkswagen just took the wraps off its first ever production electric vehicle - the e-up! Unveiled today at the Annual Press and Investors Conference in Wolfsburg, the four-seater e-up! is powered by an
If you have ever found yourself a little underwhelmed by the performance of electric vehicles, the European Commission is out to change your mind with the new VOLAR-e high-performance electric sports car.
Volkswagen just confirmed plans to produce its XL1 plug-in hybrid - which gets an astounding 261 miles per gallon! When it is officially unveiled at the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show the XL1 will be the
Inhabitat: How would you describe your architectural style? Gustavo: I start with the ground. In order to design, the architect has to have their feet on the ground, eyes on the horizon and head in the
Little known fact: in 2010 my partner and I got rid of almost everything we owned, loaded the rest up into a 26' RV, and set off across American in search of adventure. In retrospect, we weren't really
Acura NSX Concept Acura excited its fans last year with the debut of the Acura NSX concept, which previews the return of Acura's supercar. Unlike the first model, which only used a V6 engine, the next
The Crossblue Concept packs 306 horsepower, 516 pound-feet of torque, and 0 to 60 time estimated at 7.0 seconds. We love how automakers are going larger with their plugin hybrid concepts (such as Volvo's
Germany is no stranger to car-sharing programs, but a novel new vehicle is about to join Berlin's car-sharing network. The EV company Hiriko, originally called City Car, is planning to test run its
Artist David Ellis’ kinetic sculptures transform ordinary trash with a life of their own. Each sculpture first appears as a typical pile of New York City rubbish, but the the refuse suddenly begins to
Google and Volvo's self-driving cars have been making headlines with the number of miles they've driven without a traditional driver at the wheel. Now Stanford's Dynamic Design Lab has teamed up with
The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid just recorded a speed of 185.394 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats, during the Southern California Timing Association’s annual Speed Week, which is the fastest speed ever
Berlin's amazing Mount Center opened in 2010 next to a wild park, meters away from the Nordbanhof S-Bahn train station. After a short training session with an experienced guide, visitors are welcome to
Image via BaderTV In honor of the 25th anniversary of Shark Week, the Discovery Channel and Volkswagen have collaborated to create a mobile, underwater shark cage cruiser in the shape of their iconic
Photo ©Reuters / Dominic Ebenbichler Visitors may feel as if they are in a movie as they approach the Upside-Down House, which looks like it has fallen from the sky in a scene from “The Wizard of
Mr. Heineken’s idea came after a visit to the Caribbean where he saw two problems: beaches littered with bottles and a lack of affordable building materials. The WOBO became his vision to solve both the
The “mileage experts” John and Helen Taylor have done it again! The couple recently completed a 1,626-mile drive in a 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI without stopping once for fuel. The couple was
Next week global automakers from the United States and Germany will demonstrate new fast-charging technology that will give electric vehicle owners the ability to recharge their EVs in as little as 15-20
Haribaabu Naatesan created the Beetle art piece as part of Volkswagen's Think Blue Campaign. The extensive assortment of trash was collected during Think Blue Clean Up drives undertaken by the German
Volkswagen gave us a preview of its electric Golf with the Golf Blue-e-motion prototype, and the company recently announced that the vehicle is set to hit the streets late next year as a 2014 model.
Volkswagen of America has announced that it will begin a pilot scheme to test 20 prototype E-Golf battery electric vehicles over a nine-month period in Detroit, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.,
Nissan is on track to double sales of the Leaf for 2012 and with this success, the company has announced plans to launch an upgraded version of the electric vehicle at the end of the year. Available
Volkswagen has announced a series of ambitious goals to become more environmentally responsible – including a new program that will see a lineup of more efficient vehicles and more sustainable
Inhabitat's Jill Fehrenbacher recently hit the scene of the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where she toured the laser-filled show to bring you an exclusive look at the world's
Porsche will be releasing a plug-in hybrid version of its Panamera starting in 2014, according to Automotive News. The German company currently offers a hybrid Panamera that packs 380 horsepower and at
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