Now this is more like it. This is my new dream car. Designers have one foot in the future and one in the past. Some of them bring us futuristic art forms while other reinvent what already happened. This is the case for the German automaker BMW with its model, the Vision.
This is BMW’s first of fuel efficiency and emission management vehicle with the engine featuring a plug-in hybrid with a three cylinder turbodiesel engine. The lightweight chassis is made mainly from aluminum. The windshield, top, doors and fenders are made from polycarbonate glass.
General Motors’ deal to sell its Hummer brand to a Chinese automaker fell through Wednesday and the company said it now plans to shut down the brand. Goodbye Hummer!
The large SUV brand is based on the Humvee military vehicle. It was always a niche vehicle but its image and sales were hit particularly hard by rising gasoline prices earlier this decade. Lately, they have been able to sell only a few Hummer units so that made its situation worse.
Hummer is the third brand that GM is being forced to shut down as part of its bankruptcy reorganization last year. A deal to sell Saturn fell through and GM is also closing the Pontiac brand, which it never attempted to sell.
I was lucky enough to get inside a Hummer vehicle in 2007 when I was in Disney MGM theme park and have a photo taken. Too bad though that GM is bidding farewell to this brand.
I am a fan of sports cars. I do not really care how fast they run, it is how it looks that matters to me. When I read an article in CNN about some new Japanese cars out, I was awestruck when I saw the car in this post (see photo). Heck, this motorcycle even looks like it was in some CGI movie.
These days, more and more automobile companies are making hybrid cars to help save the environment. It is a good thing right? This way, our ozone will be saved. It will take a long time I know, but at least people are now making their moves into making hybrid transportation.
I am sure electric companies are the happiest once hybrid transportation will be used by the majority of the people. I am looking forward to them actually. In my country it is so polluted. We need cars like these … and bikes too ;).