Archive for February 3rd, 2011

Mitsuoka Motors Unveils Himiko – Classic Electric Supercar

February 3rd, 2011

The majority of electric vehicles that run on the streets today take modern forms, but a Japanese firm called Mitsuoka Motors came up with the idea of making an electric car with a classic design.

The company’s electric supercar is based on the contemporary Mazda NC MX-5 sports car and is called the Himiko. The car is not only environmentally friendly but is also very stylish.

It would be interesting to note that the name of the electric vehicle comes from an ancient Japanese queen. » Read more: Mitsuoka Motors Unveils Himiko – Classic Electric Supercar

Bombardier Recreational Products to Present Can-Am Spyder Roadster Hybrid

February 3rd, 2011

The hybrid concept vehicle dubbed Can-Am Spyder was recently presented by the Bombardier Recreational Products.

The company’s new eco-friendly vehicle will be 50 percent more fuel-efficient than the Can-Am Spyder roadster. It will register a range of 375 miles (604 kilometers).

It is worth mentioning that the hybrid Spyder represents a plug-in hybrid vehicle that features an electric motor, lithium-ion battery and Rotax Advanced Combustion Efficiency (ACE) engine. The latter is used in BRP’s 2011 Ski-Doo snowmobiles. » Read more: Bombardier Recreational Products to Present Can-Am Spyder Roadster Hybrid