Maserati Alfieri EV, Autonomous Proving Grounds, NHTSA makes noise, and Power Wheels Mustang GTs
Wondering how Maserati will compete in the Electric Vehicle market? The answer came several years ago, although no one knew it. Just-auto.com is reporting Maserati plans to make an EV version of the Alfieri sports car. The concept debuted at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show. Look for the Maserati EV in 2020.
Federal regulators want driverless cars to go through organized testing before hitting the road. Autonews.com is reporting the U.S. Department of Transportation is looking for sites across the country to serve as proving grounds for the new technology. These sites would provide a variety of road conditions to see how autonomous cars perform.
Hybrid and electric vehicles are a little too quiet for the federal government. The National Highway Safety Administration wants hybrid and electric vehicles to make more noise when they’re going slow. The reason: so pedestrians know they’re coming. You should start noticing the difference in late 2018.
Pint sized Mustangs could be under the tree for some lucky kids. Ford and Fisher-Price have created the new Power Wheels SmartDrive Mustang. The kid size car is battery operated, with a computer-controlled powertrain. Santa can start delivering the miniature muscle cars in December.