Category Archives: Cars

Following Apple’s Footsteps, Mini Goes Big in China

Bloomberg’s Stephen Engle reports on how Mini is trying to make a name for itself in China, taking a page out of Apple’s playbook. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move Asia.” (Source: Bloomberg) Continue reading

Shanghai Auto Show: Glitz, Glam and SUVs Are All the Rage

SUV sales are forecast to surge 23 percent this year in China, outpacing all other segments for a second straight year. Automakers from A to Z are vying for consumers’ attention with their new models on display at the Shanghai Auto Show. Bloomberg’s Stephen Engle reports. (Source: Bloomberg)

The Self-Driving, Ultra-Connected Car Of The Future – Infographic

What will the car of the future look like? Will it drive itself and communicate with other vehicles in order to avoid traffic accidents? Will it be loaded with advanced sensors and have greatly reduced emissions compared to today’s cars?

In the infographic below, the folks from InsuranceQuotes try to imagine the car of tomorrow, taking these and other likely possibilities into account. No matter which technologies are used, the car of the future is likely to be smarter, safer and more efficient. Check out how it compares to today’s cars.

Source: Mashable.com

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Image courtesy of InsuranceQuotes

The World’s Fastest Electric Vehicles – Infographic

Here at Mashable, we’re fans of all things cutting edge, and that most certainly includes the gadgets that get you from A to B. In the world of vehicles, the newest and freshest offerings are all electric.

New products from Tesla Motors, Elon Musk’s Silicon Valley-based electric vehicle company, are always a hit. But Tesla’s not the only company producing super speedy high-tech vehicles; in fact, cars are just the tip of the electric-vehicle iceberg.

Take, for example, the JR-Maglev MLX01, an experimental magnetic levitation train developed in Japan. It uses magnets to move and stay on track, and is capable of topping 360 mph. Meanwhile, France’s Train à Grande Vitesse uses old-fashioned wheels, but also runs on electricity, and has traveled as fast as 357 mph.

SEE ALSO: James Bond: All His Awesome Cars [INFOGRAPHIC]

The spiffy looking Tesla Roadster Sport can hit 125 mph, but that doesn’t even place it in the top two of fastest electric cars. A pair of electric motorcycles — the Lawless OCC Rocket Bike and Mission R — would also dust it in a drag race. The Roadster Sport, however, has them all beat on looks.

The infographic below, which comes courtesy of the British website carfinance247.co.uk/, gives us a rundown of all the world’s fastest electric vehicles. Tesla is represented there, along with the aforementioned “superbikes” and high-speed trains, but there are a few funky-looking suprises as well. Check out the full infographic for more; then let us know in the comments: Which futuristic vehicle would you most like to take for a spin?

Source: Mashable.com

Updated: All James Bond Cars – Infographic

Forget Ursula Andress, Halle Berry and Denise Richards. It’s all about Lotus, Aston Martin and BMW. In addition to the most beautiful women, James Bond is always guaranteed to have the sweetest, most technologically advanced cars on the planet.

In the newest 007, Skyfall, our favorite British secret agent drives a 1963 Aston Martin DB5. That bad boy can reach a max speed of 143 miles per hour, but will probably cost you upwards of $100,000 to own yourself. Bond’s also driven Aston Martins in the last three films before Skyfall and in several more before that, going as far back as 1964′s iconic Goldfinger.

The infographic below, which comes to us courtesy of the British website carloan4u.co.uk, gives vital details on all Bond’s cars since the original Dr. No in 1962 and then couples that info with how much money each film raked in at the box office (all numbers adjusted for current inflation rates).

Check it out for the full scoop on all of 007′s awesome cars and let us know which is your favorite in the comments.

Source: Mashable.com, carloan4u.co.uk