Fisker EMotion electric luxury sedan to be shown at CES in January

Fisker EMotionHenrik Fisker, legendary automotive designer and the man behind the now-defunct Fisker Automotive company, is getting ready for his grand return to the industry. Spearheading the return will be the Fisker EMotion, which will arrive from the designer’s new company, Fisker Inc. Although we only have preliminary specifications on the EMotion electric…

from http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1112217_fisker-emotion-electric-luxury-sedan-to-be-shown-at-ces-in-january

Report: McLaren working on all-electric supercar

McLaren P1An inside source says that McLaren is embracing electric powertrains by developing an all-electric supercar that will arrive after the marque’s F1 successor, the codenamed BP23. Autocar reports the electric supercar was initially meant to be a development mule for future McLaren technology but a well-placed source has confirmed a production model…

from http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1112198_report-mclaren-working-on-all-electric-supercar

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited: More of the same, only cheaper

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan LimitedAn all-new version of the Volkswagen Tiguan with seating for up to seven is in dealers now, but if you’ve got a hankering for the old model, VW has a value-laden option for you. The German automaker is releasing a low-price version called the 2017 Tiguan Limited available now from $22,860 including a mandatory $865 destination charge. That’s…

from http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1112208_2017-volkswagen-tiguan-limited-more-of-the-same-only-cheaper

Toyota patent shows device that can make car pillars transparent

Toyota pillar cloaking device patentLong gone are the days of narrow roof pillars that not only looked good from the outside but provided optimal visibility from inside the cabin. Safety standards, while necessary, have enlarged car pillars to sizes that sometimes make it pretty difficult to check surroundings. Toyota may have something to counter the annoyance of massive pillars…

from http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1112174_toyota-patent-shows-device-that-can-make-car-pillars-transparent

Volkswagen ID Buzz drive: electric VW bus offers unique EV concept

Kirk Bell and John Voelcker in Volkswagen ID Buzz electric Microbus concept vehicleWhen you see a concept car drive onto the stage at an auto show, don’t be fooled into thinking it’s what you’ll drive out of the dealer a couple of years later. We got to drive the Volkswagen ID Buzz all-electric Microbus concept car Saturday for a couple of miles along the oceanside road outside Monterey, California. Our drive in the ID Buzz…

from http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1112211_volkswagen-id-buzz-drive-electric-vw-bus-offers-unique-ev-concept

New VW bus is coming; cargo van, hatchback also due by 2022

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz ConceptVolkswagen has been hinting at a return of its Microbus for years. VW first teased it in 2001. It then appeared as a concept car called the Bulli at the 2011 Geneva motor show, again as the electric Budd-E Concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2016, and finally as the I.D. Buzz Concept at the 2017 Detroit auto show. Now, VW announced…

from http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1112214_new-vw-bus-is-coming-cargo-van-hatchback-also-due-by-2022

Volkswagen to build ID Buzz electric Microbus, cargo vans too, on sale in 2022

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz ConceptThe Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, an all-electric reinterpretation of the iconic VW Microbus, generated huge enthusiasm and public crowds when it debuted in January at the Detroit auto show. Today, the company announced its board had officially approved production of the vehicle, a distinctive entry in a growing lineup of electric cars planned for…

from http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1112210_volkswagen-to-build-id-buzz-electric-microbus-cargo-vans-too-on-sale-in-2022