Posts Tagged ‘Hybrid cars’

The World’s First Hybrid is a Century Old and it’s a Porsche

Monday, April 25, 2011 1:32 No Comments

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 [...]

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Mercedes-Benz S-class Hybrid to be Launched in 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010 13:44 1 Comment

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.

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Improved Redox Flow Batteries Can be Recharged in Few Minutes

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11:16 No Comments

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.

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Peugeot and Citroen to launch another hybrid

Monday, May 4, 2009 11:49 No Comments

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 [...]

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World’s most efficient batteries by Hitachi for hybrid and electric cars

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:26 No Comments

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.

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In Norway gasoline cars could be banned from 2015

Monday, April 27, 2009 7:53 No Comments

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 [...]

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Porsche Panamera will be hybrid

Friday, April 24, 2009 10:31 No Comments

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.

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Hyundai BLUE-WILL will have recycled materials and solar panels

Thursday, March 26, 2009 3:03 No Comments

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.

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Toyota developing seaweed hybrid car

Sunday, March 1, 2009 5:57 No Comments

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 [...]

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Honda Insight Hybrid – Unofficial Information

Sunday, January 4, 2009 1:44 1 Comment

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.

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