In 2019, Mazda announced its first electric vehicle (EV), the MX-30. The crossover SUV made its way to Europe shortly after and sold well but never made its way to the States. Now Mazda will kick off a series of EVs in the United States, starting with the MX-30, suicide doors and all.
If you’ve ever left the lights in your vehicle and come back to a dead battery, you know the pain of asking someone to help jump your car. And that’s assuming anyone is around. Mophie’s latest rugged battery packs solve that problem, and one can even inflate your tires.
When GM announced its first Hummer EV back in October 2020, it went with a pickup truck look that only mildly resembled the classic Hummer. Now, GM is back with a new Hummer SUV EV, and it truly looks the part. But at a starting price of $110,000, the cost looks the part, too.
Companies teaming up to make cross-branded products is nothing new (just see the evil incarnate that is Peepsi), but it’s rare to see a digital assistant so blazingly plastered to a vehicle. The new Fiat 500 Family Hey Google screams Google all over and comes with a couple of handy tricks.
LEGO continues to introduce some fantastic sets for fans of classic cars. Its latest is a two-for-one: a 1970s Porsche 911 Turbo, an iconic German coupe, which comes with alternate instructions and extra parts to make it a 911 Targa roadster instead. The 1458-piece set will cost $150, going on sale February 16th for LEGO VIP customers, March 1st for everyone else.
The latest entry from LEGO is the colorful LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51.” The 1,677-piece racetrack icon is duplicated in impressive detail to capture the eye-catching beauty and Italian spirit of its full-size counterpart. The set will be available for $169.99 on January 1, 2021 from LEGO and other global retailers.
Apparently it’s not too late for 2020 to finally live up to its potential: flying cars are (sorta) here. SkyDrive Inc., a company in Japan is running one of many flying car projects around the globe, completed a successful (though humble) test run with its device today with a test driver inside.
German vehicle manufacturer ElectricBrands has announced the eBussy, an electric modular bus, available in 2021. With two chassis options and 10 modular body attachments, the eBussy can take on a variety of designs, like a bus, camper, pickup truck, station wagon, and more.
Lamborghini is a symbol of unattainable extravagance, but LEGO is an affordable way to indulge in supercar fantasies. The company has a history of making drool-worthy cars in blocky minniature form, from James Bond’s Aston Martin, to Dom’s custom Charger, to the real-world ridiculousness that is the Bugatti Chiron. LEGO’s latest little lust-worthy creation is the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37.
James Dyson, seller of fancy vacuums and hair dryers, wanted to make an electric car. That’s not as far-fetched as it seems at first: the Dyson company’s innovation in electric motor power and efficiency lends itself well to that application. But after sinking half a billion dollars into research and development, the Dyson car project was cancelled in October.