Posts Tagged ‘Hybrid cars’
We’re not sure what prompted Porsche to dig into its past and find the first hybrid car ever built, but that’s what they did and this is what they’ve come up with: Semper Vivus. Unveiled at the New Your Auto Show, the model is a faithful replica of the 1900 model that costs $750,000, almost [...]
Mercedes-Benz is planning to launch this year plug-in hybrid variant of S-Class, having great aerodynamic properties and improvements in its weight, which coupled with the hybrid drivetrain, allow the car to emit less than 100g/km of CO2 and boast a fuel efficiency of 80mpg.
Scientists from Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology have improved the performance of redox flow batteries, presenting a huge advantage for electric vehicles. What is amazing at the redox batteries is that these can be recharged in minutes.
PSA Peugeot Citroën has announced plans to launch a new hybrid vehicle that will conveniently do away with the need for a complex system of driveshafts and transaxles. The system is called HYbrid4 and has an electric motor on the back side. In front, the car is propelled by a diesel engine, to load the [...]
Hitachi has made an important step in the development of “green” cars. The company claims it has developed a new lithium-ion battery for hybrid and electric cars that tops its previous versions by 70% in output density.
A proposal to ban sales of new gasoline-powered cars in Norway from 2015 could stimulate the “eco” cars market. “This is much more realistic than people think when they first hear about this proposal. The financial crisis also means that a lot of those car producers that now have big problems … know that they [...]
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.
At the Seoul Auto Show, Hyundai will presents its new hybrid concept, the Hyundai BLUE-WILL. This new concept will be powered by a 100kw electric motor and a 1.6-liter direct-injection petrol engine.
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 [...]
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.