Weird Car News
You can't miss the green 1969 Volkswagen Beetle parked at the corner, orchids and ferns crowding its open bonnet, sunflowers sticking out of windows, potted plants on the roof. Turning her car into a flower shop was Valcineia Machado's survival plan after her business collapsed in the COVID-19 pandemic, and she is has become a hit in Rio's Copacabana beach district. At 51, she has reinvented herself, moving from real estate to selling roses and other flower on a busy corner.
A Swedish consortium aims to launch commercially by 2025 a wind-driven car carrier that will emit 90% less carbon dioxide than a conventional roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) cargo ship, it said on Thursday. The 200-metre long carrier will have a capacity for 7,000 cars and have a maximum height of 105 metres when its five 80-metre upright "wing sails" are fully extended - bringing to mind a futuristic version of the wings of a 19th century clipper. "This will of course challenge our habits and when th
France's Citroen has a new vehicle it hopes will reach a market most major carmakers have not tapped - drivers as young as 14. The French automaker's tiny two-seater Citroen Ami vehicle is powered by a modest 6 kilowatt electric motor, so under French legislation it can be driven by someone as young as 14 and no driving licence is required. The vehicle has a 45 km (27 miles) per hour top speed, its bodywork is plastic and it has a no-frills interior.
German carmaker Volkswagen said late Monday it had severed ties with a distributor in Mexico City after a Twitter user posted photographs taken at the business showing a wall decorated with an image of a Nazi celebration of the Beetle car. In a statement, Volkswagen's Mexico unit condemned the images from the salesroom in the southern neighborhood of Coyoacan and stressed its commitment to upholding human dignity. "We strongly disapprove of (the distributor) showing those images at
A Bosnian fan of both Ford trucks and Elon Musk's Tesla could not just sit on his hands waiting for the electric carmaker to release its Cybertruck, expected from late 2021. Instead he came up with his own version of the futuristic vehicle. It took eight months for IT specialists and engineers at Igor Krezic's Stark Solutions company to disassemble a rugged Ford Raptor F-150 into its smallest parts and then transform it into petrol-powered vehicle that resembles a Cybertruck.
Elon Musk isn't content with electric cars, shooting people into orbit, populating Mars and building underground tunnels to solve traffic problems. In a video demonstration Friday explicitly aimed at recruiting new employees, Musk showed off a prototype of the device. Ultra-thin wires hanging form the device would go directly into the brain.
Japan’s SkyDrive Inc., among the myriads of “flying car” projects around the world, has carried out a successful though modest test flight with one person aboard. Tomohiro Fukuzawa, who heads the SkyDrive effort, said he hopes “the flying car” can be made into a real-life product by 2023, but he acknowledged that making it safe was critical. “Of the world’s more than 100 flying car projects, only a handful has succeeded with a person on board,” he told The Associated Press.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for a boycott of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co following a local news report in Kansas that the company has deemed political attire including that of the Trump campaign unacceptable for the workplace. "Don't buy GOODYEAR TIRES - They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS," Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to his slogan "Make America Great Again." Shares in Goodyear, the largest tire company in North America, fell 4% following Trump'