Posts Tagged ‘Porsche’

eSpeedster – Eco-friendly Replica of 1957 Porsche Speedster on Sale

April 8th, 2011

A Colorado-based company called Duke’s Garage, decided to add to their collection a new electric conversion vehicle.

It is worth mentioning that the company specializes in restoration of classic vehicles.

The new “old” car is called eSpeedster and it was officially presented at the 2011 Denver Auto Show. Complementing the line of replica cars created by Duke’s Garage, the vehicle is based on the popular 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster.

It would be interesting to note that the car has a 39.2 kW 3-phase AC electric motor. The latter is powered by lithium-ion-phosphate batteries.

The car’s electric motor also gets additional power from regenerative braking. According to the company, its zero-emission vehicle costs just 5 cents per mile to drive.

At the same time the eSpeedster boasts a nice leather interior. Inside you will also be able to discover an iPod-ready stereo and temperature control.

Engineers at Duke’s Garage made their new car available in blue, black, silver, and red. Currently two models are available for sale each with a price tag of just under $50,000.

The eSpeedster can reach a top speed of 90mph and register a range of 110 miles on a full charge. In order to completely recharge the vehicle you will need about 8 hours. More information can be found here.

2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid – the Company’s Most Fuel-Efficient Car

February 21st, 2011

The famous German car manufacturer Porsche decided to unveil its new 2012 Panamera S Hybrid.

The presentation took place before the opening of the Geneva Auto Show.

It is worth mentioning that according to Porsche its new eco-friendly vehicle will register 34.5 miles per gallon.

The figure is rather impressive especially considering the fact that Porsche Panamera S Hybrid generates 380 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 5.7 seconds. It can also reach a top speed of 167mph. » Read more: 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid – the Company’s Most Fuel-Efficient Car

Porsche to Create All-Electric Cars

July 29th, 2010

Porsche has decided to complement the line of car manufacturers that included in their list electric vehicles.

The famous German carmaker is going to manufacture a limited number of experimental electric cars.

Recently Porsche announced about its plan to create an all-electric sports-car and will begin with a test of 3 electric Boxsters. » Read more: Porsche to Create All-Electric Cars

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