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    Report: Renault 141-mpg concept car coming to Paris. For real this time
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    Summer is winding down and, in the automotive industry, that means the auto show season is about to ramp up. The Paris Motor Show is just over a month away, and we're starting to get hints about what Renault is going to bring: a hyper-efficient concept vehicle. Autocar is reporting that an ...

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    Video: Courb C-ZEN impresses with looks, test drive
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    Let's just say the Courb C-ZEN had a bit of a home-court advantage when Technologic Vehicles got to test drive the two-seat electric vehicle. The French EV was put through its paces at the Paris Motor Show recently, and the little car was apparently impressive. Technologic Vehicles said the ...

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    Report: Audi R8 e-tron will have big Model S-like touch screen
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    Ah, analog, where have you gone? Those analog gauges of the all-electric Audi R8 e-tron that we saw earlier this year in a video of a run around Nürburgring's track are being replaced by an all-digital set-up similar to that of the Tesla Model S, Plug In Cars reports. As can be seen in a ...

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    Report: Hyundai fuel cell chief says EV makers jumped the gun
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    Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) spew water vapor. FCEV enthusiasts are likely hoping that the head of fuel-cell research at Hyundai isn't just spewing hot air. Hyundai's Lim Tae-won said electric-vehicle makers like Nissan started mass-producing models such as the Leaf too early and are ...

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    Official: VW Golf BlueMotion concept is a diesel looker worth 73.5 mpg
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    The first Volkswagen concept from the 2012 Paris Motor Show is the new Golf BlueMotion, which has enough green blue street cred to be called "the most fuel-efficient Golf ever." How efficient does this seventh-generation Golf need to be to reach this grandiose claim? It burns 3.2 liters of ...

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    Official: BMW Active Tourer plug-in hybrid concept coming to Paris
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    For those keeping score, this one counts in the win column for BMW's electric-drive vehicles. The German automaker has revealed details about a concept plug-in hybrid it will debut at the Paris Motor Show next week. The Active Tourer will be what BMW calls a "premium compact" PHEV with a ...

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    Official: Mercedes gives details on B 200 Natural Gas Drive
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    Ooh la la! That's the response Mercedes-Benz is shooting for when it unveils its natural-gas powered B 200 vehicle at the Paris Motor Show later this month. Mercedes is pitching a five-seater that will cost half as much to refuel as its gas-powered equivalent while emitting 16 percent less ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi drops details on plug-in hybrid Outlander
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    Another entrant in the Paris Motor Show has been revealed, as Mitsubishi has announced that it will unveil a plug-in hybrid version of its updated Outlander SUV. According to Mitsubishi, this is the first ever plug-in hybrid SUV and will join a freshened version of the ASX crossover (Outlander ...

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    Official: Opel/Vauxhall Adam zooms into Europe's supermini fray [w/video]
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    We've done a triple-take with the Opel/Vauxhall Adam, and after two rounds of grainy spy shots, this third official look brings the car into crisp, clear focus. From the looks of these photos, we like it a bit more than we thought we did initially. Yes, it's got plenty of Audi A1 going on in that ...

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    Two Wheels: Smart bringing electric scooter to U.S. in 2014, will be part of Car2go
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    In a blink-and-you'd-miss-it announcement during an event in Berlin, the head of marketing and sales for Smart, Martin Hülder, told us that the third model in the Smart e-Mobility range – after the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive and eBike – will be the Smart electric scooter (or ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi promises Outlander plug-in hybrid for Paris *UPDATE
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    We've been waiting since the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show – when Mitsubishi first talked about the PX-MiEV, a plug-in CUV concept – for some sort of real-world plug-in Outlander. It looks like we're finally going to get our wish during the 2012 Paris Motor Show this fall. Today, Mitsubishi ...

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    Official: 2014 Mazda6 with SkyActiv tech confirmed for Paris Motor Show
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    The gorgeous Mazda Takeri concept is making its U.S. debut at the New York Auto Show, and you'll want to take another close look at it: it will "strongly influence" the 2014 Mazda6 that we'll see at the Paris Motor Show later this year. The next Mazda6 will also follow the Mazda CX-5 in the ...

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    Report: Fisker to launch production Karma Surf wagon at Paris salon in September
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    Although the split front grille may not be to everyone's liking, by and large the overall shape of the Fisker Karma is what defines it as much as its hybrid propulsion system. The trouble is, packaging two powertrains into one lithe shape penned by the same designer behind the Aston Martin V8 ...

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    Report: Lotus range-extended city car coming in 2013
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    Lotus City Car Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In spectacular fashion, Lotus unveiled six vehicles at the Paris Motor Show. The reveals included the Elite, Espirit, Elise, Eterne hybrid, Elan and one that escaped our cameras: the City Car concept. According to CAR Magazine, ...

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    Video: Jay Leno's Garage welcomes the Jaguar C-X75 concept
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    Jay Leno drives the Jaguar CX75 Concept – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Here's another feather for Jay Leno's cap. The Tonight Show host can officially say that he is one of only a handful of drivers to have slipped their way behind the wheel of the amazing Jaguar C-X75 concept ...

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    Mitsubishi begins production of Euro-spec i-MiEV
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    Euro-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV
    Mitsubishi Motors began producing and selling the Japan-spec i-MiEV last year and though the vehicle is often overshadowed by the Nissan Leaf, the battery-powered Mitsubishi, unlike the Leaf, can be bought and driven off dealer lots right now – in some countries ...

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    Renault Zoe slips in under the radar; stylish hatch is battery-powered done right
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    Renault Zoe concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Scheduled for a market launch in 2012, the battery-powered Renault Zoe is one vehicle that flew under the radar at the Paris Motor Show and somehow managed to duck out of view as our cameras made their rounds. Though we didn't ...

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    Paris 2010: Formulec EF01 presages electric Formula racing
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    Formulec EF01 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    If the future of Formula racing is electric, it could look a lot like the Formulec EF01 that's just been revealed at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Constructed in a two-and-a-half-year period with a number of quality partners pursuing ...

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    Paris 2010: 2011 Venturi Fétish is faster, sexier, more production
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    Venturi Fétish – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Appearing on the stand alongside the awesome Venturi America at the 2010 Paris Motor Show was an updated Fétish. While it retains a lot of similarities to the original, it has a fresh fascia, a new rear spoiler and a ...

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    Paris 2010: Is the Venturi America EV Dune Buggy another awesome EV we'll never see?
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    Venturi America EV Dune Buggy – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Venturi was last seen in America a couple of months ago, blasting across the white crystals at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the guise of the Buckeye Bullet. At the Paris Motor Show, the Monegasque company revealed a ...

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