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    We could have electric buses that recharge in 15 seconds
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    First, Swiss watches. Now this. Switzerland is home to a system that will allow battery-electric buses to get their juice in 15-second increments at bus-stop-mounted electric chargers. High-tech, indeed. Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) is leading of a group of ...

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    Report: Ford Focus PHEV on the way?
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    A refreshed Ford Focus is in the works and that means a few details are leaking out. Spy shots from last month indicated the Focus will have a gaping grille just like its "One Ford" global C-segment comrade, the Fiesta. While Ford is being quiet about it, the Focus could also be getting an ...

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    Geneva: Akka Link And Go proves you don't need to go anywhere to have fun in your car
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    It's hard to miss a giant green and yellow bubble car, even amid the wacky collection of vehicles that is the Geneva Motor Show. That's why the Akka Link And Go easily caught our eye this week, and when we saw the hexagon doors, the (apparent) lack of any sort of steering mechanism and the giant ...

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    Geneva: Tiny Colibri EV seats one, due in 2015 for under 10,000 euros
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    Tiny electric vehicles intended for congested urban areas are nothing new. It's easy to see where the Colibri from Innocative Mobility Automobile GmbH (IMA), unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this week, shares some intention DNA with EVs like the GM EN-V, the Myers Sparrow or the new Toyota ...

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    Video: New i-Road concept scoots, ducks, weaves in Toyota booth
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    The new Toyota i-Road concept moves in mysterious ways. So mysterious, in fact, that Toyota provided hourly driving demonstrations at its booth at the Geneva Motor Show. The quirky three-wheeler whirled around on a sort of road, the rear wheel looking for all the world like it was losing its grip ...

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    Exclusive: Audi: Natural gas G-tron project exists "to have a future for the combustion engine"
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    Audi has been quite vocal about what it considers the benefits of the natural gas-burning A3 Sportback G-Tron and, more importantly, the company's synthetic methane (E-Gas) fuel project. On the one hand, it's a very cool idea to take CO2 that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere and turn it ...

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    Official: First production Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Vehicle prepped for Geneva
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    It's at least 57 days late, but Hyundai will be bringing the first ix35 Fuel Cell production vehicle to Geneva next week. The SUV, rolled off the line in Ulsan, Korea today, even though Hyundai promised that the ix35 would start production by the end of 2012. Still, this is most concrete sign yet ...

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    Official: Sbarro Réact' E.V. racing into Geneva
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    A year ago, Espera Sbarro Montbéliard School of Design unveiled a two-seat, 137-horsepower, all-electric concept car called Intencity at the Geneva Motor Show. Last September, the school showed off a V8-powered rear-wheel-drive hot rod with 360 horsepower called Eight at the Paris Motor ...

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    Official: New Nissan Note with 65 mpg* coming to Geneva in diesel, gas versions
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    Yes, the Nissan Note looks a lot like a Honda Fit. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's get to the details of the new B-segment model from the Japanese automaker, which will start selling the note in Europe this fall. Nissan will unveil the Note at the Geneva Motor Show next month ...

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    Official: Citroen bringing hybrid air powertrian to Geneva in C3 VTi 82
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    Clever. The air hybrid powertrain that Citroen will be bringing to the Geneva Motor Show next month is nicknamed N-Air-Gy. Or, at least, that's what it says in the rendering that Citroen released today in preparation for the Swiss event. We've heard about this technology before, with the hint ...

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    Geneva: Renault Zoe shows its low-cost, all-electric face
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    Renault unveiled the production version of the Zoe all-electric car at the Geneva Motor Show this week, but what sounds most impressive is the car's price: £13,650 ($21,396 U.S. at today's exchange rates) after the government incentive of up to 25 percent of the car's cost in the UK. In ...

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    Report: Audi will sell A3 plug-in in Europe starting in 2014
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    Audi AG will sell a plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV) version of its A3 starting in 2014, as the German automaker looks to broaden its powertrain options for a model whose redesigned two-door hatchback will debut in Europe in September, Automotive News (subs. req.) reported, citing a ...

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    Geneva: 2012 Hyundai i20 boasts sleek style, top-notch efficiency
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    Hyundai has unveiled what it calls the most environmentally friendly, conventional-engined vehicle sold on the planet – the all-new i20. We called the first i20 "one sharply dressed econo car," and this new model gets a family-familiar hexagonal grille and swept-back, cat-eye headlights ...

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    Geneva: Valmet Dawn gets its Tron on in Geneva
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    There are a lot of ways to describe the Valmet Dawn you see pictured above, but our favorite could be mouthed by Keanu Reeves: Whoa. And then we would expand it to WTF? As in, "Whoa the F?" That's because Valmet Automotive – the makers of the Fisker Karma, among other vehicles – has ...

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    Geneva: Minimalist Toyota FT-Bh Concept boasts 112 miles per gallon
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    If what Toyota tells us about the FT-Bh is true, it's not some futuristic fantasy, but a design study that points to what a next generation Yaris hybrid might look like. With an unbelievably low, sub-1,800-pound curb weight and a 0.235 coefficient of drag, the FT-Bh uses minimalist design rather ...

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    Geneva: Smart ForTwo Brabus Electric Drive is a black and green upgrade
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    If given the choice, we'd grab the keys to an all-electric Smart ForTwo way before its gasoline-powered sibling, if for no other reason than it would mean we wouldn't have to put up with that horrid automated manual transmission. But such faint praise isn't really fair to the Brabus Electric ...

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    Geneva: 2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid plays big brother to the Prius C
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    Toyota has unveiled the 2012 Yaris Hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show – the first B-segment hybrid in Europe. While the vehicle makes use of a 74-horsepower 1.5-liter gasoline engine, engineers mated the internal combustion mill with a more compact 80-hp electric motor along with a smaller ...

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    Geneva: Morgan Plus E is all aluminum and fully electric
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    Morgan isn't typically one to embrace change. The company is still proudly building a V-Twin three-wheeler and sawing components from trees, but the Morgan Plus E on display at the Geneva Motor Show is a clear step into the blinding light of the future. The vehicle features the automaker's ...

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    Geneva: 2012 Volvo V40 takes aim at A3, 1 Series
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    With the S40 gone and the C30 on its way out the door, Volvo has a few holes in its line that Audi and BMW are happy to fill with the all-new A3 and 1 Series, respectively. Enter the V40, a five-door hatch that's one of the most attractive designs from Sweden since the Ikea Skürg. It's a ...

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    Geneva: Tata Megapixel is a high-res effort on a low-res budget
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    What's the next Tata Nano going to look like? The Megapixel concept is a good indication of where the Indian brand's ultra cheap micro-car could be headed in the next few years, and if the onboard tech makes it to production, the Megapixel could be one of the most compelling – and most ...

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