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Design Impressions from the LA Autoshow

Text Cor Steenstra, Photos Chris

Renault e.dams wins second FIA Formula E championship title, Sébastien Buemi crowned drivers’ champion.

The drive and dynamism of Renault e.dams was duly rewarded today as a double win for Nico Prost in the London ePrix saw the French squad crowned FIA Formula E champion for a second consecutive year. A dramatic season finale in Battersea Park, London, where Sébastien Buemi had to race for fastest lap to gain the necessary ...

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra I had really been looking forward to driving the new Chevrolet Volt. I remember not being too convinced of the exterior design on the previous generation, especially the blacked out areas below the side windows to me were too far fetched. I have seen the new Volt go by a few times already ...

Designing a Safe and Affordable Endurance Race Car for Amateurs

Design, text and images by Cor Steenstra. Motor racing is a dangerous sport. It always has been and always will be. But it is also a lot of fun. It's a passion that is nearly impossible to avoid. Professional racing these days is a very expensive business abd can only be executed properly by race teams that are sponsored ...

Zero Emission High Speed Luxury Limousine

In the market of luxury limousines it has been a habit to just take a current production vehicle, lengthen the chassis and put a horizontal extension between the front door and the rear door. Dominant were the Lincolns, but nowadays the Chrysler 300, the Hummer H2 and various others are rearing there not so pretty heads as ...

Zero-Emission New York Taxi Concept – Breaking the comfort zone

When New York set out to find an environment friendly taxi it served as an inspiration to leave my comfort zone and apply the newly found Alias Organic Modeling Technique to experiment with new sculptures to find a shape that would truly reflect the innovation that seemed to be sought with this project. Of course we all ...

Mitsubishi iMiev: Keeping It Charged…

After my experience with the Nissan Leaf, I was looking forward to experience the Mitsubishi iMiev. I had requested it for quite a long time, but not until now did I finally get a chance to try it out. The iMiev falls in the category of the Japanese Kei cars, a segment that gets taxed lower with cars restricted in ...