Opel, sold as Vauxhall in Britain, is slashing production at two of its plants in Germany because nobody in the UK—its biggest market—has any money after that damn Brexit vote, The Financial Times reports.
Two questions stood out immediately as Volkswagen got torn apart in their Dieselgate scandal: why was this European carmaker under fire in America, and why weren’t other carmakers implicated as well? One small loophole might be the answer.
There are already cars on the road with intelligent headlights that can sweep left or right to improve visibility as a vehicle steers into a turn. But Opel/Vauxhall, a European subsidiary of GM, are developing next-generation headlight systems that can keep track of where a driver's looking, and automatically…
Europeans think German automaker Opel is an extremely boring brand so, for their Danish campaign, they decided to hire a hypnotist to wipe people's minds clean of any preconceptions. Then they let them test a car and, apparently, they loved it—or maybe the hypnotists tricked them about that too.
Other than for blasting out of Earth's gravitational pull, the rocket-powered vehicle has never gone mainstream—kind of a shame, really! But lucky for us, LIFE has a gallery of some of the more exciting tries. Maybe next century.
Is this tire really the "Holy Grail of Eco-Transportation," as Treehugger believes? Maybe. Time will tell if the electric engine inside the Active Wheel from Michelin will catch on and further drive down the cost of electric vehicles. For now, let's delve deep into this tire-motor combo, and you can decide for…
Great for self-loathing bikers, the Flex-Fix feature on European Opel Antara and Corsa cars carry two bikes but hide away when not in use.