Nissan Signs Actor Margot Robbie As its First Electric Vehicle Ambassador

Actor Margot Robbie has been revealed as Nissan’s new electric vehicle (EV) ambassador by racing the carmaker’s radical all-electric BladeGlider sports car around the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit, at midnight.

The prototype 190km/h Nissan BladeGlider, which hits 100km/h in less than five seconds, challenges the conventional thinking of what an all-electric sports car could look like in the future. Showcasing all the fun and excitement of pure electric vehicles, the prototype is part of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision of how cars should be driven, powered and integrated into society.

Nissan signs actor Margot Robbie as its first electric vehicle ambassador

Nissan signs actor Margot Robbie as its first electric vehicle ambassador

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Lexus Solidifies Its Commitment to Fashion by Returning as the Official Automotive Partner of NYFW

Lexus preserves its commitment to the fashion industry by returning as the Official Automotive Partner of NYFW: The Shows for the fourth consecutive season.

Continuing the highly successful #HowFashionTravels campaign, Lexus  provided a fleet of 50 courtesy transportation vehicles for designers, models, editors, retailers and industry professionals traveling from Skylight Clarkson Sq.

Lexus  collaborated with NYFW: The Shows designers Nicole Miller, Jeremy Scott, TOME and Zang Toi on exclusive vehicle exteriors as part of the courtesy transportation fleet. These 10 vehicles were wrapped in custom prints from each designer corresponding to their new Fall / Winter 2017 collections.
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Volvo Trucks’ Latest Concept Vehicle Tests a Hybrid Powertrain for Long Haul Transport

With the Volvo Concept Truck, Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid vehicle designed for long haul applications. In combination with the vehicle’s other improvements, the total reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 is around 30 percent.

Volvo Trucks first unveiled the Volvo Concept Truck in May 2016, and has now developed and enhanced the vehicle even further. In addition to the improvements in aerodynamics, rolling resistance and reduced weight, the new version also features a hybrid powertrain – one of the first of its kind for heavy-duty trucks in long haul applications.

“We strive to be at the forefront of electromobility and to constantly push the limits when it comes to reducing fuel consumption and emissions,” says Claes Nilsson, CEO at Volvo Trucks. “Over the coming years, as society moves more and more towards renewable energy, we strongly believe that electromobility and hybrid technology will become increasingly important. The powertrain in our concept truck has been developed to improve transport efficiency and thereby help the industry towards sustainable transport. With the concept truck we will gain valuable knowledge and experience, which will help us develop the technology further.”

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Interview with John Paul Gregory, Bentley’s Head of Exterior Design

The new Continental Supersports features unique exterior and interior styling cues which reflect the significant uplift in the performance capability of this pinnacle grand tourer. John Paul Gregory, Head of Exterior Design, demonstrates how he sketches one.

“I’ve been sketching cars ever since I was a little boy. There is no ‘correct’ way to sketch,” says Gregory, who is self-taught.

“I prefer to sketch with pen on paper. Firstly, it’s important to lay the foundations with the wheel position. It helps to get the proportions right for the rest of the car.

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Emirates Motor Company brings Iron Mountain to Marina Mall for ‎‎#GChallenge ‎

More than 1000 car-loving adventurers were treated to a thrilling experience over the weekend from Emirates Motor Company (EMC), who set up what is known as “The Iron Schöckl” challenge.   

EMC brought its Iron Schöckl Activation, a man-made moving iron mountain, to Abu Dhabi’s streets, showing the fearlessness of both the people at the carpark and the Mercedes-Benz AMG G500 4×4 vehicle, more commonly known as the G-Class, G-Wagon (or desert king vehicles!)

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Ice to meet you, Andreas

Red Bull TV will be broadcasting from Rally Sweden, round two of the World Rally Championship, with live coverage and special features: all details in the infographic!

 

Andreas Mikkelsen is seen during FIA World Rally Championship 2015 Argentina in Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina on April 25, 2015

Red Bull TV’s guest reporter for this second stop of the championship is none other than Andreas Mikkelsen: a driver who has stood on the podium of this epic winter event twice.

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Formula 1 ace Jenson Button test drives new career as British Airways pilot

Formula 1 star Jenson Button enjoyed racing through the skies this week after piloting a British Airways A380 flight simulator at London’s Heathrow Airport.

The former World Champion – who recently announced his retirement from the track – spent 90 minutes perfecting take-off, cruise and landing of the world’s largest commercial aircraft.

 The simulator at British Airways’ state-of-the-art Flight Training Center near London’s Heathrow Airport – where the airline’s 4,200 professional pilots are trained – uses cutting edge motion, audio and graphics technology to deliver a completely immersive experience.

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Volvo Cars celebrates 20 years of All-Wheel Drive in the snow

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is celebrating 20 years of mechanical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) by putting some of its most capable cars through their paces on the frozen lakes around the Northern Swedish ski resort of Åre.

The Swedish car maker is running a winter test drive showcasing its leading mechanical and new electric All-Wheel Drive solutions on the all-road, all-weather XC90, V90 Cross Country and V40 Cross Country models.

“Volvo cars are well known for what we call ‘framkomlighet’ in Swedish – the ability to get you wherever you want to go – regardless of the weather conditions. This is an important part of our heritage and a clear reflection of who we are and where we come from. With the recent addition of electric All-Wheel Drive to our top-of-the-line products we have further refined our performance in this important area,” said Henrik Green, Senior Vice President, Research & Development at Volvo Cars.

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Renault-Nissan and Microsoft partner to deliver the future of connected driving

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have signed a global, multiyear agreement to partner on next-generation technologies to advance connected driving experiences worldwide.

The companies will work together to develop next-generation connected services for cars powered by Microsoft Azure, one of the company’s intelligent cloud offerings. These new services will improve customer experience via advanced navigation, predictive maintenance and vehicle centric services, remote monitoring of car features, external mobile experiences and over-the-air updates.

“A car is becoming increasingly connected, intelligent and personal,” said Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan Alliance senior vice-president, Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services. “Partnering with Microsoft allows us to accelerate the development of the associated key technologies needed to enable scenarios our customers want and build all-new ones they haven’t even imagined. We aim to become the provider of connected mobility for everyone with one single global platform.”

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Behind the scenes: shooting a Quattro in Sweden

For Audi Quattro the winter is the year’s most enjoyable period. Don’t buy it? Then ask skiers in Alpine ski team.

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