Posts Tagged ‘hybrid engine’

Audi A9 – Hybrid Car Able to Repair Itself Using Nanotech Material

May 18th, 2010

Daniel Garcia, a car designer from Spain, is the author of this nice, futuristic Audi A9 concept, which is a low-emission hybrid vehicle that features a nanotech material which allows the car to repair itself automatically.

The Audi A9 is expected to compete with a number of luxury cars available today on the market.

Both the roof and windscreen of the vehicle are made of a special nano material – when damaged the car repairs the scratches without any activity involved from the driver. » Read more: Audi A9 – Hybrid Car Able to Repair Itself Using Nanotech Material

Geely Presents Compact Solar Hybrid Vehicle at Beijing Auto Show

April 27th, 2010

Visitors of the Beijing Auto Show were able to witness the presentation of the new eco-friendly vehicle from Geely. The IG model has its hood covered with solar panels.

The compact car also boasts a hybrid power train to provide a fuel-efficient driving.

So far the company did not provide any information on when it will start the mass production of its new vehicle.

However, Geely has a number of other eco-friendly cars that it decided to present at the auto show. » Read more: Geely Presents Compact Solar Hybrid Vehicle at Beijing Auto Show

GM Unveils Specs on Volt Minivan

April 23rd, 2010

The new minivan from GM has a propulsion system that can be found inside the company’s other vehicle from the same family – the Chevy Volt.

This system receives power from a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

When there is not enough electric power, the Chevy Volt MPV uses its 1.4-liter engine generator, thus increasing the car’s range. » Read more: GM Unveils Specs on Volt Minivan

Citroen Metropolis – Futuristic Hybrid Concept Car from the French Company

April 22nd, 2010

This plug-in hybrid limousine concept car was designed by an international team from Citroen exclusively for the prestigious Shanghai World Fair.

Dubbed Metropolis, the vehicle is 5.3 meters long, 2 meters wide and 1.4 meters high.

The eco-friendliness of the vehicle is found in its ability to emit carbon dioxide in an extremely small amount, only 70g/km.

It is worth mentioning that the Metropolis has a 2-liter, V6 petrol engine combined with an electric motor able to develop 70kW. » Read more: Citroen Metropolis – Futuristic Hybrid Concept Car from the French Company

Toyota to Launch in 2011 Its New Prius Hybrid Minivan

April 20th, 2010

Recently Toyota announced that it will launch a Prius minivan, which means that the company decided to step into the market of hybrid minivans.

This step is surely not a surprise, considering the success of Toyota Prius that made a boom on the market of hybrid vehicles.

The company’s hybrid minivan will be launched in 2011, boasting a high fuel economy and a spacious interior. Inside you will find three rows of seats, which means that the vehicle will be able to transport up to 7 people. » Read more: Toyota to Launch in 2011 Its New Prius Hybrid Minivan

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

Antro Solo – Electric Car that Splits in Two Smaller Vehicles

February 26th, 2010

The market of electric vehicles has a new player from Hungary represented by a number of auto enthusiasts who teamed up with Hungarian firm Antro. The team is currently working on a vehicle that could split into two separate cars.

The hybrid concept car is called Antro Solo and it weights only 595 pounds ($270kg). Using its solar panels mounted on the roof, the three-seater vehicle will be able to run about 20 kilometers on solar power alone. » Read more: Antro Solo – Electric Car that Splits in Two Smaller Vehicles

MOFO – Hybrid Vehicle with a Sleek Design

February 19th, 2010

The main disadvantage of electric vehicles is their short distance range.

In order to solve the issue engineers around the world decided to create hybrid cars that would include both an electric motor and a conventional one.

One of the most original hybrid concepts up to date was designed by James Piatt, who decided to name his car MOFO. » Read more: MOFO – Hybrid Vehicle with a Sleek Design