Tesla Motors said yesterday it has teamed with luxury Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer to create a concept car known as the 2010 TAG Heuer Tesla Roadster.
The vehicle, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, was aimed at “people who appreciate engineering excellence and prefer products that put a premium on efficiency and technological innovation.” A press release about the vehicle said little about technology, but mentioned that the collector’s car includes a unique interior by Tesla chief designer Franz von Holzhausen. Holzhausen is said to have incorporated “TAG Heuer avant-garde design elements and a specially-designed center console” that hosts a cutting-edge watch concept from TAG Heuer.
The end may not yet be near, but recent statements by two of the world’s biggest automakers point to the fact that the industry has begun to plan for a dramatic decline in vehicles that are powered solely by internal combustion engines.
At the recent Autodesk Accelerate event in Boston, the director of product development for a niche hypercar firm replied "no, no, no" to three answers he got for what makes a car go faster. What was the right response?
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