Category: Hybrid/Electric

Mercedes-Benz Reveals The A-Class E-Cell Battery Powered Vehicle

Mercedes-Benz has revealed their brand new A-Class E-Cell electric vehicle, an EV which is expected to enter production within a year. The A-Class E-Cell will undergo a production of 500 units where they will be leased to those interested in Germany, France and the Netherlands. The engine is a 50kW electric motor which is capable of 71kW when boosting for […]

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Paris 2010 Preview: Saab 9-3 ePower Concept

Saab has unveiled their 9-3 ePower, a prototype planned to show its face at the Paris Motor Show. The first ePower from Saab will boast a 135kW electric motor connected to a lithium-ion battery pack. The 0-100km/h run for this model amounts to 8.5 seconds with the top speed being 150km/h. Saab has said that the driving range amounts to […]

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Jaguar’s XF Hybrid: Advanced Flywheel Hybrid System For Seven Seconds Of Boost

Jaguar has used the Low Carbon Vehicle event in the United Kingdom to reveal a hybrid version of the XF saloon. The details on the Jaguar XF Hybrid are limited, however it was said that the model included an advanced flywheel hybrid system. Because of the new hybrid system, there will be an energy-recollection system, start-stop systems and a lower […]

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The Motive Kestrel — First Images And Details

Motive, a Canadian automaker, has released images concerning their hemp-bodied EV city car. Motive’s new green-car is called the Kestrel and it can seat four people. The body is made from a hemp-based composite and this allows for a total weight of 850 kilograms. There’s a top speed of 135km/h and a driving range of 160km when the lithium-ion battery […]

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Audi R4 e-Tron Convertible For Paris

Reports state that Audi are planning to use the Paris Motor Show in October to reveal an R4 e-Tron Roadster. At the moment, details are limited however it’s expected that the model will be similar to the coupe version previous revealed at the Detroit Auto Show. The R4 e-Tron uses a lithium-ion battery with two electric motors for a total […]

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Hyundai Unveils Their BlueOn, A Full Speed Electric Vehicle

Hyundai has revealed their BlueOn Full Speed Electric Vehicle (FSEV), a model based on the i10 minicar. The new eco-friendly city-runner will use a 16.4Kwh lithium-ion polymer battery which connects to a 61kW, 210Nm electric motor. There’s a 0-100km/h sprint of 13.1 seconds with a top speed of 130km/h. Performance isn’t the aim of the BlueOn, therefore Hyundai have ensured […]

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Nissan’s Townpod Electric Vehicle Concept & X-Trail Will Be In Paris

Nissan has announced that they will use the Paris Motor Show to reveal a brand new electric concept vehicle. Dubbed the Townpod Electric Vehicle concept, it’s pretty much a model that “combines (an) eye-catching design with a spacious and practical interior.” Nissan are looking to offer electric-vehicle mobility to the masses, where tech-savvy entrepreneurs are the aim of the project. […]

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Details & Images: The Peugeot iOn City Car

Peugeot has released information on their upcoming iOn electric-vehicle, a model which is essentially a rebadged version of Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV. The iOn will boast an electric motor with 47kW of power and 180Nm of torque, where the 0-100km/h time is 15.9 seconds. The top speed will only amount to 130km/h, which isn’t bad seeing as it’s built to be a […]

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Details On The Euro-Spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi has revealed a few extra details on their European-specification i-MiEV prior to the Paris Motor Show in October. The European i-MiEV will be very similar to the Japanese model, however there will be new bumpers, a modified center stack and improved comfort for the occupants. Safety features for the European version will include side air-bags and Active Stability Control, […]

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Lotus Will Unveil The New Esprit, Seven, And 2 Hybrids In Paris

October marks the Paris Motor Show, and we’re expecting loads of cool reveals and interesting concepts. This being said, Lotus will fulfill our needs with a new Esprit, Seven and two other hybrids. It was said that the hybrid models will be built on the Geneva-revealed modular chassis concept. Furthermore, one of the two hybrid models being revealed could be […]

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Rumour Has It That Volkswagen Are Planning A Touareg R Hybrid

Reports state that Volkswagen are working on a Touareg R Hybrid, and it could be revealed at the 2011 Detroit Motor Show. There are limited details on the Touareg R Hybrid, however it’s rumoured that there will be a 373kW turbocharged V8 engine connected to a 35kW electric motor. When combined, the total output would amount to 408kW. Because there’s […]

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Honda Jazz Hybrid: First Images

Honda has revealed a couple of details and images on their Jazz Hybrid, prior to the Paris Motor Show. The styling for the Honda Jazz Hybrid will include a new front end with a new grille, revised bumpers and modified lights. There will be a darker dashboard on the inside, and a blue instrument panel. Optional upholstery includes leather. Power […]

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Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 — The World’s First Production Diesel-Hybrid

Peugeot’s 3008 Hybrid4 is the world’s first production diesel-hybrid model which uses a 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine connected to an electric motor. The 121kW diesel motor will power the front wheels where the 27kW electric motor will drive the rear wheels. Because of the aforementioned setup, the 3008 Hybrid4 is more fuel efficient than a standard petrol-hybrid model. There’s an overall […]

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Honda Fit Hybrid For Japan

Reports from Japan state that Honda are planning to launch a hybrid version of the Fit (Jazz everywhere else) in the October month. The Fit Hybrid will use a 1.3-litre petrol engine connected to an electric motor, and this setup will be the same as the one found in the Honda Insight. There’s no word on whether or not the […]

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SpeedART Modifies The Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

SpeedART, a German tuning firm, has created a brand new kit for the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid. The speedHYBRID 450 boasts 331kW (450-horsepower) with 570Nm of torque, and this amounts to a 52kW increase over the standard model. Performance has been improved where the 0-100km/h time is half a second faster for a total of 6.0 seconds. The top speed […]

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