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Rinspeed Oasis is your electric, autonomous concept vehicle with a garden

Remember to park it in the sun.

Perfect for violinists and pizza delivery drivers.

"Solartaxi" DVD about sun-powered circumnavigation now available

Think of it as the "Endless Summer" for the green set.

Video: swissRoomBox turns any vehicle into a motor home

swissRoomBox – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Report: Swiss Ferrari driver hit with record $290,000 speeding fine

Switzerland doesn't mess around when it comes to speeding tickets. Get caught with a lead foot in the land of Alpine vistas and serious chocolate and the cost of your transgression won't be based on a flat rate for the infraction, it will be based on how wealthy you are. An unnamed driver of a Ferrari Testarossa found this out the hard way when he was caught driving 85 miles per hour through the village of St. Gallen. According to the BBC News, the driver was a repeat offender and his crime was

How do you get out of those pesky parking tickets? Why, blame your identical twin, of course!

Anyone that has a sibling knows that as kids they're constantly blaming the other for just about everything that goes wrong. In Switzerland, twin brothers have the blame game down to a science, as they've successfully talked their way out of 29 parking tickets by refusing to pay the fine because "the other one did it." Since the twins are identical and they are co-owners of one car, Swiss officials have no concrete way to identify the offender. Without being able to identify anyone, officials fe

Swiss Team takes Maserati Quattroporte to the track in Superstar Series

Patience is not a virtue of those who are used to going fast. While Maserati just took the wraps off the new GranTurismo MC GT4 racer, deliveries to customer racing teams won't begin until October. So what's a team hellbent on racing Tridents in Europe to do in the meantime? Make their own Maserati racer.

Geneva 2009: Swiss Misses keep standing in front of our cameras

Click above for high-res gallery of this year's Swiss Misses

Geneva 2009: Rinspeed iChange in the flesh

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Rinspeed iChange

Switzerland considers banning sportscars SUVs everything

Switzerland is not the most car-friendly place on earth. (Odd, then, that after Monaco, the mountainous country is one of the most popular residence choices for F1 drivers.) But this just puts it over the top. The Swiss Green Party is proposing legislation that would effectively ban supercars. Most sportscars, actually. And SUVs. More than a few luxury sedans, too. Even some small hatchbacks.

Crazy rich guy attempts to legalize Ferrari FXX for the street

Hey, wait a minute – we thought you couldn't actually purchase the Ferrari FXX, let alone take one out to cavort on the streets of Switzerland. The way it was originally explained, people with 2.5 million dollars to dispose of could purchase the privelege to plant their hindquarters in the driver's seat for Maranello-sanctioned track events. You've got to have some serious juice to get an FXX to begin with, and then to get it legalized for use in Switzerland takes even more pull. When we s

Bank says ethanol not replacement for oil

UBS, a Swiss investment bank, released a statement saying that ethanol is an "insufficient" replacement for oil. Based on a study initiated by the bank, ethanol production at its current rate would total around 30 billion gallons of fuel by 2020. Unfortunately, oil consumption for vehicles alone totaled 320 billion gallons just for 2005.