Category Archives: Green Luxury

Environmentally friendly Luxury must haves! Today it is all about being “green”, and we follow up on brands who are out there redesigning and redefining themselves in the name of the environment. Here’s to not leaving our carbon footprints, but gawking at the carbon-fiber finish!
This is luxury we can feel good about, from potential hybrid Ferrari’s to the latest in green technology. Exotic cars seem to be the last to adopt green techniques, as their racing engines are harder to adapt, but know that they are slowly evolving-and it is an interesting road to follow!

Prototype Electric Aston Martin Aims to Challenge With 1000 Horses

Is Aston Martin busy engineering a radical electric beast capable of churning forth 1000 horsepower? Word is circulating that an electric Aston Martin with four doors and a serious need for speed could be approved for a 2020 production run. The electric version could look like the Rapide, according to Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer. The official word on the electric Aston Martin supercar has not been given, so this information is all speculation that began to take shape on the heels of the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer gave sparse details about a special … Continue reading

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DeltaWing Gearing Up To Spread Improved Fuel Economy Tactics?

It is quite common for a new vehicle to boast about power and fuel economy figures, it is not so typical, however, for a company to attempt to share the wealth of information with competitors in efforts to spread the trend. It seems that the DeltaWing concept is taking the initiative to lighten the load on the planet–recommending lighter weight vehicles and sharing ways to achieve better fuel economy both on and off the track. The DeltaWing concept first emerged back in 2010 as a potential replacement for the Indy car chassis. It was developed for racing, so it is … Continue reading

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Koenigsegg Regera: The Next Big Thing

The Koenigsegg Regera is but another example of those crazy Swedes and their ability to craft some of the worlds most blisteringly fast and breathtaking machines. Koenigsegg has been building speed demons for just 20 years, yet is always among the first brands uttered when the top fastest cars come up in conversation. The Koenigsegg Regera is a potent little number pushing forth 1,500 horsepower from her shapely frame. That is roughly 300 more than the Bugatti Veyron, which held the title of ‘Fastest Production Car’ for a few years. The Regera was officially introduced at the 2015 Geneva Motor … Continue reading

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The Qiantu K50 Event! Aptly Named Electric Supercar?

Meet the Qiantu K50 Event!, the first electric supercar homegrown in China. The creators were so enamored by the new creature, that the name actually does includes an exclamation point. But is this machine actually an event or merely a welcome mat for things to come from the country? Let us delve further into the underpinnings and capacity of the beast to work that out. The Qiantu K50 Event at a glance:  The electric supercar is the product of China’s CH-Auto and has been compared to the likes of Tesla in terms of driving experience. In the appearances arena, the … Continue reading

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Electric Aston Martin Rapide Will Be More Powerful

Fans of the hybrid and electric car movement can rejoice in a bit of good news: The all-new electric Aston Martin Rapide shall be even more powerful than her standard siblings. How much more powerful? That would be hundreds more horses. For the time being, the electric Aston will be made available in both the United States and China, possibly expanding to other areas later. The electric Aston Martin Rapide at a glance: The model features a high-capacity specialized battery placed in the engine bay and transmission. Basically, there is an electric motor mounted on each axle, with all working … Continue reading

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Dubai Police Now Equipped with Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Fleet

The Dubai police are equipped with an enviable arsenal of exotic vehicles at their disposal, and now they have something more to deepen the green envy: 3 new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid cars. The luxury hybrids were given to the force at Dubai Police Headquarters with many high titles in attendance and much exuberance. The greener additions to the Dubai police force serve as a visual reminder of the government’s recent drive for more eco-friendly and sustainable vehicles. What better way, after all, to promote change than leading by example? The region is packed with immense wealth and because of … Continue reading

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Tech Savvy BMW May Offer Plug-In Versions of New Lineup

BMW previously mentioned offering plug-in options for the core models, but has since changed gears with plans to provide a more expansive approach. According to BMW North America CEO Ludwig Willisch, “With the introduction of every new model, there will be a plug-in hybrid version of that, too.” Imagine seeing BMW plug-in models gracing dealerships across the nation, it seems like a concept far into the future, but could be coming quite soon. This full-force style mentality makes perfect sense seeing as how the BMW plug-in technology has been created to fit all brand products. It seems like yesterday that the … Continue reading

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The Electric Supercar Concept You May Not Know About: Meet Lavinia

Hailing from Sicily, the Lavinia electric supercar concept boasts a sultry shape and ample power. The newcomer coupe is said to be capable of churning out 800 horsepower, though exact engine specifications are not available this early in her concepting phase. Thus far, there are impressive claims and a very attractive fiberglass body to praise. The rear view is a bit awkward–though it is still early and that could be altered for the better. The Lavinia electric supercar concept could reach production because it has the right specs and appearances to compete in the market.  The Lavinia SE concept is … Continue reading

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The First Plug-in Mercedes-Benz Set to Jolt BMW

It seems that Mercedes-Benz is finally joining the hybrid technology ranks. Word is going around that the first plug-in Mercedes-Benz shall be the S-Class. The move comes as little surprise, as the brand’s main competitors have created their own alternative energy powertrains. Examples include the BMW Active Hybrid 7 Series and the Lexus LS460H. Will the plug-in Mercedes-Benz be a success?The plug-in Mercedes-Benz S-Class will mark the brand’s official launch into the hybrid market. It will hit California showrooms first, where the Prius and alternative energy reign supreme. By the end of 2016, the first electric Mercedes-Benz S-Class is expected … Continue reading

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The 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Deliveries Begin

BMW is poised to release its first-ever electric luxury car on July 29th, 2013. The long-awaited 2014 BMW i3 electric car will join its thirstier siblings and offer up something new for clients while opening up full throttle with a new niche for the BMW brand. While European deliveries for the i3 began in November, they are just starting stateside. The 2014 BMW i3 at a glance: 70-100 mile electric-only power range There will also be a range-extended version made available with a twin-cylinder gas engine derived from a motorcycle. This will offer backup comfort for those with range anxiety. … Continue reading

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