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The upcoming sequel to John Lasseter’s Cars will take a bit of a winding road, but we’ve marked out the follow-up’s exotic international locations, which you can visit after the jump. Lasseter—whose duties as chief creative officer for Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Animation Studios keep him too busy—isn’t even directing Cars 2, leaving that instead to Ratatouille producer Brad Lewis. Lasseter is working closely with him. The story takes Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) on the International Race of Champions, with Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) as his crew chief and the other cars from Radiator Springs on his crew. We’ve constructed a road map to the Race of Champions from Lasseter’s presentation at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., last weekend. Lasseter showed concept art for the different European locations in the world of cars. Cars 2 is due out in summer 2011. 1). Fuji, Japan. The race begins with Lightning McQueen and all his competitors lined up for the race. The friendship with Lightning and Mater will be tested over the course of their journey, and Mater will have a Hitchcockian spy adventure of his own. “It’s so different from the original, but has all of the heart,” Lasseter said. 2. Downtown Tokyo The race commences, and the cars drive through a neon cityscape in what promises to be a CGI rendering of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The hand-drawn concept suggests glowing structures packed together in the city. Only here the cars don’t have any pesky humans getting in the way. 3. Black Forest, Germany. No details yet on how cars traverse the ocean between Japan and Europe, but the race continues through a lush forest region of Germany’s mountainside. This offers a natural setting to contrast some of the more mechanically influenced lands coming up. 4. Oktoberfest, Germany. Well, you can’t take Cars to Germany without doing the stereotypical Oktoberfest celebration. Mater even gets into costume with green “lederhosen” detailing on his grill. “He’s wearing Materhosen,” Lasseter said. 5. Porto Corsa, Italy. I suppose they couldn’t take cars to Venice and get around all those canals, but Porto Corsa seems a happy medium. This fictional Italian city lets you see the seaside, both in bright sunny day and romantically moonlit night, with roadways for the heroes to drive. By this time, Mater has saved the life of secret agent Finn McMissile, a silver Aston Martin-esque vehicle. He thinks Mater must be the best secret agent ever. “What a cover,” Lasseter said. “No one can be that stupid.” 6. Paris, France. The City of Lights offers two challenges for the Race of Champions. The Champs Elysees offers a scenic drag strip for speed, and the Eiffel Tower’s arch has been modified to resemble a hubcap. 7. London, England. The race ends at Buckingham Palace, passing Big Bentley (get it?) on the way. While Lightning crosses the finish line, Mater tries to taunt the Queen’s Guard, a red car in a fluffy black hat. This, Lasseter said, was the inspiration for the whole film. Traveling the world on the original Cars press junket, he thought about the new possibilities. “What would Mater do in London trying to drive on the other side?” Lasseter asked. “What would Mater do in a roundabout?”
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Cars 2 Go

We’ve constructed a road map to the Race of Champions from Lasseter’s presentation at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., last weekend. Lasseter showed concept art for the different European locations in the world of cars. Cars 2 is due out in summer 2011.
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Cars 2 Go

Since inception, car2go withdrew from several locations, including Britain, where it closed its service in London and Birmingham after only a year of operation. Due to a lack of charging stations, car2go in San Diego, California, decided to replace all of its all-electric vehicle fleet with gasoline-powered cars starting on 1 May 2016. When the service started in 2011, car2go expected 1,000 charging stations to be deployed around the city, but only 400 were in place by early 2016. As a result, an average of 20% of the carsharing fleet is unavailable at any given time because the cars are either being charged or because they don’t have enough electricity in them to be driven. At the end of 2016 car2go left the San Diego market.
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Cars 2 Go

First-party and third-party apps for mobile devices allow users to locate and reserve vehicles. When reserving a car online, the customers are able to see the car’s fuel gauge (gasoline-powered cars) or the battery’s state of charge (electric-powered cars), so if the customer wants to go for an extended drive, they can find the right car for that trip.
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Cars 2 Go

car2go is a German car rental company. It is a subsidiary of Daimler AG providing carsharing services in European and North American cities. The company offers exclusively Smart Fortwo and Mercedes-Benz vehicles and features one-way point-to-point rentals. Users are charged by the minute, with hourly and daily rates available. The service forgoes the typical centralized rental office, and cars are user-accessed via a downloadable smartphone app wherever they are parked. As of October 2016, car2go is the largest carsharing company in the world with over 2,000,000 members.
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Cars 2 Go

3. Black Forest, Germany. No details yet on how cars traverse the ocean between Japan and Europe, but the race continues through a lush forest region of Germany’s mountainside. This offers a natural setting to contrast some of the more mechanically influenced lands coming up.
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Cars 2 Go

4. Oktoberfest, Germany. Well, you can’t take Cars to Germany without doing the stereotypical Oktoberfest celebration. Mater even gets into costume with green “lederhosen” detailing on his grill. “He’s wearing Materhosen,” Lasseter said.
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Cars 2 Go

5. Porto Corsa, Italy. I suppose they couldn’t take cars to Venice and get around all those canals, but Porto Corsa seems a happy medium. This fictional Italian city lets you see the seaside, both in bright sunny day and romantically moonlit night, with roadways for the heroes to drive. By this time, Mater has saved the life of secret agent Finn McMissile, a silver Aston Martin-esque vehicle. He thinks Mater must be the best secret agent ever. “What a cover,” Lasseter said. “No one can be that stupid.”
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7. London, England. The race ends at Buckingham Palace, passing Big Bentley (get it?) on the way. While Lightning crosses the finish line, Mater tries to taunt the Queen’s Guard, a red car in a fluffy black hat. This, Lasseter said, was the inspiration for the whole film. Traveling the world on the original Cars press junket, he thought about the new possibilities. “What would Mater do in London trying to drive on the other side?” Lasseter asked. “What would Mater do in a roundabout?”

Published on Mar 13, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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