The Next Wave - A New Era In Automobile Manufacturing
This page serves to highlight the companies and individuals that are key players in
the new era of automobile manufacturing.
We are in a new era of automobile manufacturing. While the large auto companies
are struggling with global platforms, alternative fuels and global competition, a new
challenge is coming their way. This "new era" does not have a name yet, but
Local Motors refers to themselves an "Automotive 3.0 Company".
It is definitely an analogy most of the Internet generation can relate to.
I believe the key factor in this is simply the fact that consumers want more choices.
For decades we have been stuck with the bland non-offensive styling coming from the major
automobile manufacturers. And for the performance enthusiast, you can have your
bland non-offensive vehicle with a hood scoop and some ground effects! Wow, thanks!!
More on MOTORFOOT Blog:
The Open Platform Car - Part 1
The Open Platform Car - Part 2
Local Motors - Wareham, Massachusetts
"Lead the next generation of automotive manufacturing, design, and technology
in order to revolutionize the industry with game-changing efficient vehicles and an unprecedented
standard of customer service."
More at: local-motors.com
Ronn Motor Company - Austin Texas
"Ronn Motor Company is blending the world of exotic performance cars with
eco friendly fuel solutions with its first car, the Scorpion. Exclusive styling and
uncompromising performance engineering will deliver the ultimate driving and ownership experience."
More at: ronnmotors.com
Bailey Blade - Dallas/Fort Worth Texas
"The Blade was designed to capture the look and feel of old school automobiles
with a hint of modern touches. This is a full performance car built with modern advancements.
Big V8 fuel injected power plant up front riding on a tubular, boxed steel and aluminum chassis
with full independent suspension."
Analysis: Although the Blade is not currently a production vehicle, it does represent a shift in thinking.
As more individuals enter into the auto design space public awareness will be raised.
Service companies will expand their offerings to support and enable
the niche auto manufacturer, which will pave the way for others.
- Home of the Blade
>> Shelby Super Cars.com (SSC)
>> Tesla Motors.com
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