The Chevy Volt and the Tesla Roadster might be getting all the press in the States, but in Europe there are a few more contenders in the electric-car market. Check out our roundup of the, ahem, current crop of new electric cars at the 2008 Geneva auto show.
John Cooper has been a name that makes the hearts of Mini enthusiasts beat a little quicker for more than a generation. At this year's Geneva auto show, the two most recent Mini Cooper models--the Mini Cooper and the Mini Cooper Clubman--get the full John Cooper Works treatment, complete with new engines and a lots of race-inspired trim. Check out our photo gallery.
Industrial giant General Electric has invested approximately $4 million into Think Global, the Norwegian company that specializes in electric town cars.
The investment exists, in part, to aid another investment by GE in lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems. GE has invested $20 million into A123, which is working with General Motors on the Chevy Volt. Think, which has been getting its lithium-ion batteries from a company called EnerDel, has now signed a deal to also get batteries from A123.
There is a lot of talk of connected cars of late, but there are currently no OEM auto manufacturers that offer unrestricted Web access. BMW is planning to be the first to do so with an upgraded version of its ConnectedDrive system on show here in a BMW X6 the 2008 Geneva auto show. Like many other telematics systems, ConnectedDrive currently provide assistance and car services via a cellular GPRS connection, with some restricted access to the internet. Starting this year, the service will expand to offer drivers unrestricted browsing of the Web. The system on show in Geneva is … Read more
Tired of changing those wiper blades every six to eight months? Fioravante's wiperless windshield could keep your glass dry and clean. Brian Cooley takes a look at this new technology from the show floor at the 2008 Geneva auto show.
It's the new Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe, and we've got a sneak peek at the 2008 Geneva auto show. If you're the type of person who likes to ride in style, and with tiny LED lights embedded in the rooftop that resemble stars, then this is the car for you.
It has the face of an Acura TSX, a powerful diesel engine, and it's a wagon. What more could you ask for? At the 2008 Geneva auto show, Brian Cooley unveils the return of the Honda Accord Wagon.
Webasto showcases a new concept that may revolutionize the convertible. At the 2008 Geneva auto show, Brian Cooley takes a look at a different way of putting the top down.
At the 2008 Geneva auto show, Brian Cooley takes a look at an old favorite that's been redesigned and is ready to roll: the 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco. Unfortunately, unlike its predecessor, this Scirocco will not be hitting U.S. shores anytime soon. .
It's a boat, it's a car, it's a submarine! At the 2008 Geneva auto show, we took a peek at the underwater concept car that's been popping up around the news lately. Equipped with oxygen tanks and a front sensor, this car is definitely an eye-catcher.