Aug 31 2009

Electric version of Trabant set for Frankfurt debut

MUNICH — The Trabant — an icon of communist eastern Germany — will make a comeback as an electric car concept at the Frankfurt auto show in September, writes Automotive News.

German manufacturer Herpa Miniaturmodelle GmbH plans to show a “New Trabi” prototype in Frankfurt in the hope of attracting investors willing to help relaunch a modern, environmentally friendly version of the classic city car in 2012.


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Aug 31 2009

Flickr spotting


Aug 27 2009

Trabi article in Retro Cars

Just been sent this clipping from the back of Retro Cars…

I’ll be keeping an eye on the newsagents shelves next month for this.


Aug 27 2009

Ebay spotting

Here’s another Trabi on ebay… this one looks like its come around again as it was for sale recently.

Link to ebay auction


Aug 18 2009

Ebay spotting

Just came across this Berlin Wall Presentation Set on ebay. It comes complete with 3 Trabant models, VW Beetle & Bus, German coins and a piece of the Berlin Wall…

There must be so many pieces of the Berlin Wall out there that it would have stretched from Berlin to Moscow a few dozen times!


Aug 17 2009

Green power may help Trabant trundle back to life

BERLIN (Reuters Life!) – One of the most endearing symbols of communist East Germany, the stinky two-cylinder “Trabant” will roar back to life at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in September — as an electric concept car.

Designers behind the modernised prototype, “Trabant nT” hope to transform the former smoke-belching clunker into an energy efficient vehicle for the modern city-dweller, equipped with electric fuel cells and a solar-panel roof.

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