A decade ago, Robin Chase founded Zipcar in the US, now the largest car-sharing company in the world. Now she’s exploring the next level of car-sharing: Buzzcar, a French startup that lets people rent their own cars to others. The details are fascinating (how does insurance work, exactly?), and the larger vision (she calls it Peers, Inc.) points to a new definition of ownership and entrepreneurship.
The new Detroit Electric SP:01 is the world’s fastest pure-electric sports car and celebrates the return of the original electric car brand after an absence of over 70 years.
Launched in April 2013 following five years of research and engineering development, the SP:01 is a zero-emissions, limited-edition two-seat sports car.
Jacob Javits Center from March 29 – April 7, 2013
2013 marks the 113th anniversary of the New York Int’l Auto Show, North America’s first and largest attended auto show. Featuring 1,000 vehicles plus the latest in tech, safety and innovation in nearly 900,000 sq ft. It is one of the hottest tickets in town.
Chris Gerdes: The future race car — 150mph, and no driver
American designer Chris Bangle explains his philosophy that car design is an art form in its own right, with an entertaining — and ultimately moving — account of the BMW Group’s Deep Blue project, intended to create the SUV of the future.
Forget about the hybrid auto — Shai Agassi says it’s electric cars or bust if we want to impact emissions. His company, Better Place, has a radical plan to take entire countries oil-free by 2020.