Mar 10, 2015 - 09:15 am

High-tech dog house.

Samsung presents its fully automatic “Dream Doghouse,” including an automatic feeder, a hot tub, a treadmill and a tablet so man’s best friend does not get bored. And all that’s left for man to do is pay a mere 30,000 dollars for this doggy heaven-on-earth.,

Mar 9, 2015 - 10:35 am

Carrera reloaded.

This new version needs no more wheel ruts to keep the toy cars in place. Instead, the track pieces snap together via magnetic connectors and the vehicles are kept in place using sensors. Drivers steer their racers by app. One charge lasts for about 25 minutes of playtime. (video)

Mar 6, 2015 - 09:24 am

Robot road watch.

In the Congolese capital of Kinshasa, three robots have been tasked with regulating traffic. Built by women engineers, the solar-powered robocops are equipped with cameras, rotating chests and hands fitted with red and green lights. While being literally larger than life, their static nature means they will not replace real cops anytime soon. May the force be with you!

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Mar 5, 2015 - 10:07 am

Get on the Green in style.

Mansory has teamed up with Garia to come up with a slightly odd but surely shiny concept to bring to Geneva. The electric Golf cart Currus has a top speed of 37 mph and features a carbon fibre body. A limited edition of seven pieces might cost as much as 50,000 dollars – each.

Mar 4, 2015 - 10:01 am

Solar powered paddling.

Klepper introduced the E-Kayak, designed to give rest to tired paddlers as it comes with an electric motor. The latter gets its energy from solar panels which are said to collect enough power for 50 electric kilometres on a sunny day. Sit back and relax!

Mar 3, 2015 - 09:58 am

Mini EVs in China, Detroit Electric.

Reading tip: Mini EVs are pretty big in China, where more than 300,000 of the 100-mile-range vehicles were sold last year alone. Leading manufacturers are the Shifeng Group, which signed responsible for 60,000 sales and Hebei Yogomo Special Vehicle Manufacturing that billed 50,000 sales.

Click tip: Detroit Electric has shown the design of what will become its first flagship store to showcase its SP:01 all-electric sports car. The store features touchscreen displays for customers to configure the EV of their dream (that rings a bell, does it?) and is located next to the facility in Leamington Spa, UK.


Mar 3, 2015 - 09:56 am

Ultimate summer EV.

Nissan´s ‘Ultimate Smart BBQ Vehicle’ is based on the company’s electric van e-NV200 but comes with components which might soon become indispensable. It features an electric BBQ with 1,500W, a so-called Mist Shower for freshening up, an ultrasonic wave Mosquito Barrier System, and a drone dubbed the Flying Selfie Camera. Clearly, someone is setting standards! via

Mar 2, 2015 - 09:36 am

James Bond mode.

Tesla has hidden a neat Easter Egg in the Model S dashboard features. The electric car can be transformed (on screen at least) into the submersible Lotus Espirit from the 1977 James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me.” Can you guess the access code for the “007” feature?,

Feb 27, 2015 - 09:55 am

Creative charging.

When the Tesla Model S runs out of juice in the middle of nowhere, a driver apparently has to go to great lengths to charge the car. A Chinese man’s direct hook up to an utility pole seems to work, but we highly encourage not to try this yourself. Have a great weekend!,


Feb 26, 2015 - 09:58 am

iCar preview.

The Apple car obviously does not have “Windows,” but displays, where you swipe away the scenery. It will be powered by Apple´s “Craptic Engine” and can run for no less than 24 minutes on one charge, while U2 singer Bono takes the back seat. Don’t believe us? Watch the video.

Feb 25, 2015 - 09:59 am

On a roll.

It is a quite a handy gadget, we must say. A carry-on sized suitcase that folds out into an electric scooter that can go up to 12 mph. Imagine never being late to a meeting or whisking across a large airport, certain to catch your flight. We are just not sure how airport security will feel about it.

Feb 24, 2015 - 09:42 am

Death doesn't wait.

The hearse named “Madness” in Chicago has over 1,000 hp under the hood and can go from zero to 60 mph in just 2.26 seconds. It is the fasted hearse in the world! Needless to say, with this tuned 1996 Chevy Caprice, you will never be late to your own funeral. (with video)


Feb 23, 2015 - 09:57 am

Lost in translation.

Watch three smartphones trying to “talk” to each other via Google Translate and speech recognition. For the non German speakers among us: “Thunfisch” means tuna, no need to let a machine translate, but do not ask us how they (the phones) got there…

Feb 20, 2015 - 09:57 am

Home remedy.

When the battery of his Toyota Camry Hybrid stopped working, an American took the DIY approach instead of spending 4,400 dollars. While testing each cell himself (do not try at home!) he found the problem was with corroded copper connectors, which he wiped with baking soda and vinegar.

Feb 19, 2015 - 10:00 am

Make up your mind.

Being an analyst, Jeff Siegel took the opportunity to take a humorous approach to “Tesla vs. anyone” headlines seemingly written to bring down its market value. How about: “New Model X Doesn’t Fly as Odd-Shaped Doors Suggest. Stock Slips on Major Disappointment.” Sell?!


Feb 18, 2015 - 10:32 am

Move over Tesla.

Apple’s iCar project which is all over the news these days inspired TomoNews to an animation in which the wildest dreams come true. What´s coming up next – an iPlane? Btw: The most important question regarding the iCar can be found in the comments: Will it have Windows?

Feb 17, 2015 - 10:36 am

Microcar cruise.

Visitors of the Canadian International Auto Show are invited to test the electric Peel P50. The microcar was brought by Ripley’s Odditorium where it is normally kept on display. For good reason as the small EV is indeed tiny. Take a seat – if you can.

Feb 16, 2015 - 10:37 am

Electric onboard with Alonso.

Watch Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button racing one lap in – or rather on – their electric Honda around a never-seen city course. Which racing series you ask? We guess you could call it Formula Uni-Club. (video)

Feb 13, 2015 - 09:54 am

Tiny home on wheels.

At the Japan CampingCar Show, Honda unveiled camper-trailer-combos based on tiny Kei-Cars. The camper concepts are indeed cute and not even that small on the inside, even though some might prefer a little more room on their holidays. Have a nice weekend!

Feb 12, 2015 - 09:22 am

A Tesla love story.

Joan Gratz, an Academy Award winning director of animated short films, bought a Model S and found it a rather inspiring purchase as she illustrates her EV experience in a book called “My Tesla: A love story of a mouse and her car” – an electrifying read and a true romance, indeed.

Feb 11, 2015 - 09:37 am

Stop the battery burglar.

Apparently stealing and reselling batteries from hybrid vehicle is quite a lucrative business. 14 incidents were reported since November, according to the police in New York City. In each of those cases, the cars were Toyota Camry hybrids and the majority were yellow cabs.

Feb 10, 2015 - 09:29 am

Holy Moly.

Much has been said and shown about the accelerative power of the Tesla Model S P85D but this video puts electric power to a new use. Watch this iPhone being “glued” to the back seat when stomping the acceleration pedal. What is that good for? Just because…

Feb 9, 2015 - 09:00 am

A bite out of the Apple.

Tesla wants the best engineers and has reportedly already hired at least 150 former Apple employees. How did they do it? Well, Elon Musk steps into the interview process for software developers himself, “geeking out” with them and talking about “nerd software coding stuff”.

Feb 6, 2015 - 09:41 am

The 'Mini-fleet-in-a-box'…

…by Current Motors contains four electric motorcycles and a solar charging station. The bikes come with a cargo box and can travel 50 miles on a charge with a top speed of 70 mph. Clearly, the electric vehicles are turnkey and literally work out of the box.

Feb 5, 2015 - 09:17 am

Always double-check the bill.

A British man who took his car in for its annual service was more than surprised when he saw the invoice which stated 8,94 pounds for a new oil filter. Well, nothing out of order, one might think – but this guy drives a Nissan Leaf…

Feb 4, 2015 - 09:55 am

Setting an example.

The newly elected Greek government is putting words into action as it sold its entirely fleet, including a 750,000-euro BMW. Greek ministers now have to rely on cabs or motorcycles. If those become electric in the future, we would totally be sold!

Feb 3, 2015 - 09:25 am

From rodents to robots.

Kia got rid of its oversized semi-human hamsters promoting the Soul EV and got some real dogs on the set instead. Well, almost real as the cuties are joined by a not-so-cute but pretty modern robot dog. Pets sell!

Feb 2, 2015 - 09:29 am

Inspiring supercar.

“It’s the moment of his life,” young Elon Musk says into the camera. He has just taken delivery of a car – not a Tesla but a McLaren F1! At that point, Elon didn’t know he would be getting into the car business himself almost a decade later, and was just about to launch PayPal. via

Jan 30, 2015 - 09:31 am

Surf's up.

No, electric transportation does not need wheels. Take this surfboard designed by Hamburg-based Sashay. With range of 12 miles and a top speed of up to 34 mph, the Lampuga is not only the fastest electric surfboard out there, it could definitely let you catch a wave or two. (video) via

Jan 28, 2015 - 09:25 am

Elon vs. Lisa.

Elon Musk fired back, after Lisa Simpson commented that Musk sure uses up a lot of rocket fuel for someone who promotes electric cars. For those who would like a free lesson in rocket science and see why electric rockets won’t work, just type in @ElonMusk in your twitter search.,

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