Archive for the ‘Hybrid Vehicles’ Category
After the official launch of the Panamere model, which took place in Shanghai, Porsche announced that preparing a hybrid version of the model or coupe with four doors. Panamera Hybrid could use the 3-liter V6 engine presented on the Cayenne Hybrid prototype.
Jaguar has announced that the new generation of XJ models, which will be released at the end of July, will dispose of a hybrid version. The hybrid version of the XJ will have an electric motor with an autonomy of 50 km, fuel economy of 57mpg, CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km and a top [...]
European car makers Bolloré and Pininfarina have created the BluCar model, a hybrid vehicle powered by lithium-polymer batteries. The producers announced that the first units of this electric car will be delivered in about a year. Leases for the BlueCar will be available in six European countries at a price of 330 euros per month.
Ferrari is currently testing a hybrid system on the 599 model, has announced the Italian producer of super-sport cars. Among the speculations about the premiers that has bright in the spotlight at the Geneva Motor Show there is the information about the Ferrari 599XX concept, which seems to anticipate an important revolution in the Italian [...]
Toyota has presented the new hybrid concept car called 1/X i made from seaweed, which will be presented at the Melbourne International Motor Show in Australia. The car is equipped with a 500cc engine, meaning one third of the capacity of the best performing “eco” model, Prius. The 1/X uses high-tech materials like carbon-fiber reinforced [...]
The Italian automotive design house, have presented the first concept of a hybrid vehicle that it will become the world’s fastest. The new prototype, called Frazer Nash, will enrich the list of world premieres at Auto Salon in Geneva and will become, in the event that will be produced in series, a serious competitor for [...]
Volkswagen has launched this week the prototype of a Touareg BlueMotion Hybrid, equipped with an gas engine and assisted by an electric unit. A production version could be launched by 2010. This SUV have 374 horsepower and a V6 TSI engine. The electric unit which delivers 52 horsepower, is powered by a nickel battery, located [...]
The top of 23 world’s best electric cars was made by Discovery Channel, Tree Hugger. This includes classic cars and the latest models. The Tesla Roadster model has a leader position since the first photos appeared several years ago, thanks to the particularly design, in comparison with other electric models.
Before the official presentation that will take place at the Detroit Auto Show, the new Honda Insight Hybrid make its semi-official debut through the scanned brochures. It is true that until now the hybrid cars had poor performances.
In the next years, Toyota hybrid fleet will be equipped with ecological plastic that will be made of plants. In January at the Detroit Auto Show, Toyota will presents its new Prius equipped with “green plastic”. Another important thing to know is that these plants are not edible, being cultivated only for plastic materials use.