Archive for March, 2010

EN-V – New Electric Vehicle from General Motors

March 26th, 2010

Recently General Motors unveiled its new concept car which has the potential of becoming one of the company’s most popular models since Chevrolet Volt.

Dubbed EN-V, the eco-friendly vehicle with built-in lithium-ion battery was developed in collaboration with SAIC.

It is powered by a 3KW electric motor and can reach a top speed of 25mph, being able to travel on full charge 25 miles.

The zero-emission car comes in three variants: Xiao, Jiao and Miao. » Read more: EN-V – New Electric Vehicle from General Motors

Audi A0 QS – Hybrid Concept from Russian Designer

March 24th, 2010

This futuristic Audi car concept was designed for athletes as well as the wealthy part of the population willing to boost their active lifestyles.

Alexander Tiganov, the author of the concept, decided to call his hybrid vehicle Audi A0 QS, where Q refers to four-wheel drive and S stands for sports.

It features an electric motor and a hydrogen engine. The vehicle also has a special rotation system of the wheels, which is analogue to the one used in the three-wheeled cars. » Read more: Audi A0 QS – Hybrid Concept from Russian Designer

Audi E/0 – Futuristic All-Electric Car for Stylish Women

March 19th, 2010

Constantine Taranov is the author of this futuristic car design designed for Audi.

The eco-friendly vehicle is called Audi E/0 and it was designed for women who are into fashion and who intend to spend most part of their life in a crowded city.

The name of the car indicates that it can be used in two different modes, based on the region where it is used. The car can separate into module “E”, which is the main one, and module “0.” The former is meant to be used to travel to a charging station in order to refill, while the latter can be used to continue the journey. » Read more: Audi E/0 – Futuristic All-Electric Car for Stylish Women

Hornet – Electric Superbike that Balances Gyroscopically

March 17th, 2010

Designed by Liam Ferguson, the Hornet is the winning project of the prestigious Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) competition.

The futuristic superbike generates power using its 74hp (kW) hydrogen fuel-cell six-phase Neodymium-Iron (Nd-Fe) electric motors incorporated in the bike’s giant wheel.

The motors allow the Hornet to reach the top speed of 235km/h. » Read more: Hornet – Electric Superbike that Balances Gyroscopically

TRIGON – Small, Lightweight All-Electric Car for City Streets

March 10th, 2010

Alexandros TH Katinis and Kim Katinis from Greece are the authors of this all-electric vehicle.

The designers created the TRIGON Personal City Electric Vehicle believing that the most effective way to avoid traffic jams and cut the pollution level is to develop small eco-friendly cars.

For an improved efficiency the single-seat TRIGON was built as a minimum weight, minimum space and minimum load vehicle. Because the electric car is lightweight it will be able to travel long distances on a single charge. » Read more: TRIGON – Small, Lightweight All-Electric Car for City Streets

Lotus Presents 414E Evora Hybrid Supercar at Geneva Show

March 5th, 2010

With its new eco-friendly vehicle Lotus has made it clear that the company is serious about starting producing hybrid cars. At the Geneva 2010 Auto Show Lotus presented its Evora 414E Hybrid concept supercar, which boasts a range of 300 miles.

The company’s new supercar has two electric motors that accelerate the car from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds. The auto show offers a large number of all-electric and hybrid cars from 250 carmakers, and the Lotus model has one of the most impressive appearances. » Read more: Lotus Presents 414E Evora Hybrid Supercar at Geneva Show

Porsche 918 Spyder – Parallel Hybrid Supercar

March 4th, 2010

Today the Geneva Motor Show opened its doors to everyone passionate about cars, especially the eco-friendly ones. With this in mind it would be interesting to mention that Porsche has presented its 918 Spyder concept supercar.

The German carmaker’s new vehicle resembles a Carrera GT. It is powered by a 500hp V8 engine, but it also has two electric motors that generate extra 218hp or 160KW. » Read more: Porsche 918 Spyder – Parallel Hybrid Supercar

All-Electric Three-Wheeled 3R-C from Honda

March 2nd, 2010

The all-electric Honda 3R-C concept car is one of the eco-friendly vehicles that are going to be presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2010 in the period between March 4 and 14th.

The three-wheeled car was developed by a team of European designers from Honda’s Research and Design facility located in Milan. The main idea was to create a commuter car that would provide zero-emission travel. » Read more: All-Electric Three-Wheeled 3R-C from Honda

All-Electric One-Seater RoboCar G from AMP Inc

March 1st, 2010

This all-electric vehicle, developed by AMP Inc, will be launched later this year. The Next-Gen EV Study Group at Gunma University is the company that created the platform which the one-seater RoboCar G is based on.

According to engineers from AMP, their computer-controlled electric car was made for research and development, being spacious enough for practical use. » Read more: All-Electric One-Seater RoboCar G from AMP Inc