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Bultaco returns with new offroad electric bike

Filed under: Green, Europe, Motorcycle, Bikes, Electric Spanish motorcycle brand Bultaco is back on the scene with its latest electric cycle. The Brinco is an electrically assisted moped made to traverse rough roads, with disc brakes and lots of suspension travel at the front and rear. Its four-horsepower motor can go about 19 miles on [...]

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Official: European jury picks finalists for 2015 Car of the Year

Filed under: Europe, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Volkswagen, Renault, Citroën There are countless Car of the Year awards handed out each year, and naturally, Europe has its own way of doing things. Every year, a panel of jurists representing seven publications in seven different languages and seven different countries get together to name their joint [...]

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Official: Citroen reveals updated C4 hatchback

Filed under: Budget, Europe, Hatchback, Citroën Everyone wants a slice of the pie that’s mostly eaten up by the likes of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. That includes Citroën, of course, which competes in the segment with the C4. Based on the same underpinnings as the Peugeot 308, the C4 was introduced back in [...]

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Report: Milan paying residents not to drive

Filed under: Europe, Technology Some European struggle to accommodate their current traffic volumes. Often narrow, bumpy streets are downright ancient, and not exactly laid out with efficiency in mind. We’ve seen cities across the Old World take different approaches to addressing this issue – London instituted congestion charging, while Hamburg is actively working to ban [...]

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Official: BMW 2 Series gets 3-cylinder Mini engine

Filed under: Coupe, Europe, BMW, Luxury BMW just keeps lopping off cylinders from its engines and sliding the ever-more-diminutive mills into its models. This spring, Europeans will get some of the automaker’s smallest yet thanks to a new entry-level 2 Series that will share a powerplant with the Mini Cooper. The Bavarian company will also [...]

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Report: Audi tests new kind of car sharing, lets you buy cars with buddies [w/video]

Filed under: Car Buying, Europe, Ownership, Smartphone, Technology, Videos Car sharing services like ZipCar, Car2Go and others offer people in cities the chance to have a vehicle without dealing with the hassles of parking or maintenance, while also eliminating traffic. However, many individuals are turned off by the idea of splitting a car with an [...]

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Official: Hyundai spices up Euro lineup with i20 Coupe, i30 Turbo, revised i40

Filed under: Sedan, Wagon, Europe, Hatchback, Hyundai Hyundai’s model line in North America is made up of nameplates like Accent, Elantra and Sonata, but across the pond in Europe, the Korean automaker takes an alphanumeric approach. And it’s just revealed a whole slate of new models. Arguably the most enticing of the fresh batch of [...]

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Video: Streetpong is the cure for pedestrian boredom

Filed under: Europe, Safety, Toys/Games, Design/Style, Technology, Videos A group of Germans have come up with an ingenious way to prevent jaywalking and entertain pedestrians at the same time. It’s called Streetpong, and the idea is already at work in the real world at one lone intersection. Streetpong adds a small touchscreen to the buttons [...]

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Video: Streetpong is the cure for pedestrian boredom

Filed under: Europe, Safety, Toys/Games, Design/Style, Technology, Videos A group of Germans have come up with an ingenious way to prevent jaywalking and entertain pedestrians at the same time. It’s called Streetpong, and the idea is already at work in the real world at one lone intersection. Streetpong adds a small touchscreen to the buttons [...]

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Report: Volkswagen rules out more potent Polo R

Filed under: Performance, Europe, Hatchback, Volkswagen Volkswagen may be planning ever more powerful versions of its Golf, but don’t expect that lust for power to trickle down to the smaller Polo anytime soon as the German automaker has reportedly ruled out the prospect of making a Polo R. This according to Autovisie, the automotive section [...]

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Auctions: Incredible French barn finds could fetch over $18M [w/video]

Filed under: Classics, Performance, Auctions, Europe, Maserati, Ferrari, Videos We all dream about taking a drive and discovering the mythical barn find of a vintage Shelby Cobra or Porsche Speedster hidden way under a sheet, totally forgotten. An upcoming auction from Artcurial in France on February 6 proves that these treasure troves still really do [...]

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Report: This 2015 Willys AW 380 Berlinetta costs big bucks and might have Porsche power

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Europe, Renault, Design/Style Sometimes the automotive world throws out something so bizarre, you can’t help but do a double-take in disbelief. Take this Willys AW 380 Berlinetta, for example. It’s made by a pair of Italian companies and inspired by a French design that harkens back to the work in Brazil [...]

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