Kia unveils slick Niro hybrid concept

Kia Motors, normally relatively quiet on the alternative automotive front, has been busy in the last week. Not only did it showcase the 2014 Optima Hybrid in Chicago at an auto show, but it also used that venue to unveil its Soul EV electric car. One other offering turning up there is well, and making its U.S. debut, was the Niro hybrid urban lifestyle concept vehicle.

Audi teases plug-in hybrid concept (and lasers)

Much like Ford, Audi is choosing a leading consumer electronics trade event instead of the upcoming Detroit Auto Show to unveil a plug-in hybrid concept. The German automaker will reveal next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas the Audi Sport quattro lasterlight concept.

Suzuki showcases X-Lander hybrid concept

Suzuki plans to unveil a number of new concept vehicles at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. One of the most interesting ones from a green vehicle perspective will be the X-Lander, described by the Japanese automaker as a “real 4WD hybrid with a distinctive personality.”

Lexus teases LF-NX hybrid concept

With the Frankfurt Auto Show now under way, the green vehicle debuts, among other offerings, continue to roll along. One of these comes from Toyota luxury brand Lexus, showcasing its new LF-NX advanced crossover concept with a full hybrid powertrain option.

Video: Terrafugia's TF-X is a flying car

I think it's pretty safe to say that people around the world have dreamt about flying vehicles of one kind or another ever since the first cars rolled off the assembly line. The latest company to take a stab at turning fantasy into reality? Terrafugia.

Acura's NSX sports car is loaded with a V-6 and three electric motors

Honda manufactured the Acura NSX sports car for a number of years, with production running from 1990-2005 until the vehicle was retired.

Samsung showcases flexible OLED smartphone prototype

Samsung is showcasing a rather interesting smartphone prototype that boasts a flexible OLED screen at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. 

Toyota showcases Smart Insect concept car

Toyota's latest concept car is dubbed the Smart Insect and is somewhat reminiscent of a Smart car, if only a tad smaller.

BMW i3 concept spotlights sustainability 

BWM's electric i3 Concept - slated for production in 2013 - will get fresh play at the Paris Motor Show, and the automaker really wants you to stick your head inside the car this time.

Nissan TeRRA SUV a fuel cell future ride

With the 2012 Paris Motor Show coming up at the end of September, automakers have begun to tease the new vehicles and concepts they'll be showcasing at the event. 

Video: This SeaOrbiter would make Captain Nemo jealous

The SeaOrbiter has yet to hit the water, but it's already being called a 21st-century version of Captain Nemo's Nautilus in honor of the classic novel "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" penned by Jules Verne.

Solar lily concept has energy sitting pretty

ZM Architecture imagines that its approximately 100-foot diameter constructs are anchored to the riverbed and turned via integrated motors that function as the equivalent of solar tracking devices used on land.

Infiniti Emerg-E Is hybrid porn on wheels

It is sexy. It is sleek. Alas, it is only a concept. What am I rattling about? The Infiniti Emerg-E hybrid design unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

Mithos fantasy car has its curves in all the right places

Generally, when we write about cars on TG Daily, we're discussing real vehicles that are likely to come to market at some point in the near future.

Moto Undone e-bike concept a piece of art

What are the elements that make a motorcycle a motorcycle?

BMW debuts concept e-scooter

BMW recently announced a new concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but instead of a car, the company is releasing details of its electric scooter design that it hopes to turn into a production vehicle.

Airbus shows off plane of the future - and it's transparent

Those of us who have problems with glass elevators could be grounded for good, if Airbus's new concept plane becomes a reality.

Volkswagen hovercraft is a concept dream

21-year-old designer Yuhan Zhang has been generating some serious online buzz for her concept vehicle dubbed the "Volkswagen Aqua."

Nanotechnology: An Audi that repairs itself

Got a couple of dings and scratches in your car? Paint chipping away a bit? These would never be problem again if a very high-concept Spanish designer had his say.

"Folding keyboard" concept quashes worst netbook shortcoming

A picture is worth a thousand words, and by simply looking at this new concept netbook keyboard, anyone who has owned or touched a netbook should appreciate this folding, expandable keyboard.