This is an incredible 'behind closed doors' look at the real nuts and bolts of the electric car revolution. Follow directer Chris Paine as he takes his film crew to secretive engineering labs of auto makers Nissan, General Motors and Tesla as they document the revenge of the electric car. Chris also looks at an 'outsider' who is engineering his own electric car, joining the revelation.
While we might not (yet) be flying around the city en route to the office or mall in our flying cars as was 'promised' in the last century, one thing is certain; technology has and continues to change the automotive industry. These advances have meant that once necessary or highly desirable accessories and gadgets are simply becoming obsolete in new vehicles. Here are just five such examples of near obsolete car gadgets.
There is something rather striking about European hatchbacks; they tend to be elegant beasts. They display elegant curves, carved into each body panel flowing from signature headlamps with LED daylights to well finished rears and neatly tucked in spoilers. However, tucked under their streamlined bonnets are aggressively engineered power-plants that bring out the true beasts in each of these beauties.
Hatchback trends in Asia would appear to be more about edgy designs and technology gadgetry than anything else. And this is a good thing. Asian automakers have always been favourites of tuning enthusiats and our selection of 2016's hottest hatchbacks should have most fans rather satisfied.