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The revolutionary Opel Ampera celebrated its world premiere at the 79th Geneva Motor Show. Basic Motors Europe president, Carl-peter Forster, represented the extended-range electric car and announced plans to put the vehicle into production in late 2011. The Opel Ampera will also be provided with right-hand drive in the United Kingdom by Opel's sister-brand, Vauxhall.
The all-electric Mini E will be powered by a 150 Kw (204 hp) electric motor fed by a high-performance rechargeable lithium-ion battery, transferring its performance to the front wheels via a single-stage helical gearbox nearly without a audio and completely no-cost of emissions.
The all-new 2012 Honda Civic introduces the ninth generation of one of the company's most well-known and globally recognized offers. Having earned a reputation for being a fun-to-drive compact that is simultaneously economical, sporty, stylish and durable, the Honda Civic has become a beloved and relied-upon member of the worldwide transportation family.
Tesla Motors represented its next-generation sports vehicle, the Tesla Roadster Tesla 2. 5, to the public this weekend at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Tesla Roadster Tesla 2. 5 features enhancments in layout and technology, including a new front fascia, back diffuser, enhanced bench convenience, audio dampening and an auxillary big touch display navigator with back-up camera.
Previewed as concept carat the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show, then launched in Japan in January 2006, recipient of many an award and well received by media and buyers alike, the high-tech A-segment i has been selected as the platform for Mmc's next generation electric car project: the Mitsubishi I-miev, whose Euro-spec.
Zero fuel consumption, zero CO2 emissions and zero noise: with the Citroen C-zero, Citroen is broadening its compact car range with a 100% electric solution. The new city vehicle was developed to make urban mobility easier, with its compact dimensions, rapid charge, and sufficient range for day-to-day vehicle journeys.
Anticipated, dreamed about, the first of a newgeneration of 100% electric full size vehicles is here. Peugeot is making it available not just for a few intrepid adventurers, but for a wide buyer base made up of private individuals, professionals and public services, all of whom are convinced and resolved to take together the first step towards a new type of mobility.
Tesla Motors Inc. began taking orders for the Tesla Roadster Tesla Sport, a high-performance sports vehicle based on the world's leading all-electric, zero-emission car. The Tesla Roadster Tesla Sport does 0 to 60 mph in 3. 7 seconds, compared with 3. 9 seconds for the traditional Tesla Roadster.
Volvo introduced a driveable electric vehicle prototype in September 2009. The Volvo C30 BEV (battery Electric Vehicle) now being shown at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit takes the company one step further in the development workflow. It features both a full dashboard and full instrumentation, as well as improved battery packaging.
Mercedes-Benz is releasing its first passenger vehicle model equipped with a hybrid drive system in summer 2009 - the Mercedes-Benz S400 Bluehybrid. The mix of a modified V6 petrol motor and a compact hybrid module makes the Mercedes-Benz S400 Bluehybrid the world's most economical luxury saloon with a spark-ignition motor. The NEDC combined fuel consumption is a mere 7.
With the 2010 Tesla Roadster Tesla TAG Heuer, on screen at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, pioneering luxury Swiss watchmaker Tesla TAG Heuer and electric carmaker Tesla Motors have teamed up in a worldwide partnership as the iconic Swiss make celebrates its 150th anniversary.
Slated for release in late 2010 in Japan, the US, and Europe, Nissan LEAF ushers in a new era of mobility - the zero-emission era. The vehicle is the embodiment of Nissan's radical, transformative vision for the future and the culmination of decades of investment and research.
2010 Lexus HS 250h, the world's first dedicated luxury hybrid car, was revealed at the 2009 North American International Auto Show. The Lexus HS 250h will be Lexus' fourth hybrid and the most economical car in its lineup. It also will be the first Lexus to utilize carbon-neutral Ecological Plastic materials in a new fantastic cockpit and dashboard layout.
Following the U. debut of the all-new 2012 Toyota Prius c at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U. , Inc. , plans to bring this dynamically styled, 5-door hatchback to sphere in March of 2012, and introduce Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive to the subcompact segment. The letter c introduces city in the Toyota Prius c name.
The Lexus CT 200h marks the introduction of the first, and only, full hybrid car to the core of the luxury compact segment. Lexus' first ever compact, 5-door vehicle, the Lexus CT 200h full hybrid hatchback is a new gateway to Lexus.
Honda's continuing commitment to petrol-electric hybrid technology. The release of the latest addition to the practical Honda Jazz line-up marks the first time a parallel hybrid car has been available to B-segment buyers.
A significantly revised 2012 Honda Insight hybrid features new look look-and-feel, an improved dashboard, add-on features on select models and an EPA fuel efficiency-rating improvement of 1 mpg.
All new for 2011 when it was called the Most-efficient Two Seater by the EPA, the 2012 Honda CR-Z debuts with one available option change - a new black bench material becomes an feature on vehicles with the Crystal Black Pearl look color, replacing the traditional silver mesh sport seatings. The 2012 Honda CR-Z starts at $19545, plus a destination and handling charge of $770.
The elegant form of the Honda FCX Honda Clarity sets it apart from everything else on the road and complements the rational, environmental reasons for driving a fuel cell eletric car. The sharp, dark chrome trim that runs from bumper to headlight draws the eyes toward the front wings, creating a comprehensive, dynamic exterior and a cool, clean, fantastic feel.
For the 2010 model year, the Ford Fusion adds an all-new hybrid model. The Ford Fusion Hybrid and Mercury Milan Hybrid join the Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner Hybrids, doubling both the size and volume of Ford's hybrid lineup.
In a layout masterstroke, Fisker Auto has created a completely original vehicle: the first electric luxury/sports automobile for an active and eco-friendly lifestyle. The Fisker Surf builds on the success of the ground-breaking Karma Electric Car with extended range (ever) by adding add-on, customizable load-carrying capability, along with a spirited new attitude all its own.
From the California manufacturer Fisker Auto comes the Fisker Karma, the world's first true Electric Car with extended range (ever) and a radical expression of what is possible in the auto world. Loosely translating from Hindi, Fisker Karma implies good deeds are rewarded.
Ignoring hybrids, the Daihatsu Charade has arguably the world's most efficient 1. 0litre petrol motor with an unrivalled fuel efficiency, exhaust emission and performance mix. i.e., the Daihatsu Charade is the Uk's No 1 four-seater for petrol-engine economy with Urban/extra Urban and Combined figures of 47. 1/68. 9 and 58. 9 mpg in manual form. The 58. 9 mpg figure is a staggering 14.
Clean and green transportation gets a new exterior and feel as GEM, a Chrysler LLC company, introduces the next generation of clean, gas-free and emission-free, battery electric cars. The vehicle's high-tech, groundbreaking layout, with its striking pod-like shape and sleek lines, reflects the environmentally friendly nature that has been the hallmark of GEM since its founding 10 years ago.
Chevrolet presented the all-new, 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended range, establishing an completely new segment in the global auto sphere. The 5-door, four-passenger Chevrolet Volt is developed to offer the benefits of an electric car without the range limitations associated with other electric cars in the sphere.
BMW takes the development of intelligent hybrid drive systems to the next level with the introduction of the BMW 5 Activehybrid - another series-produced model in which a combustion motor and electric motor join forces to improve both efficiency and the brand's hallmark driving pleasure.
On the heels of the BMW X6 Activehybrid, BMW announced the production version of the all-new BMW 7 Activehybrid, which will also premiere at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA). The BMW 7 Activehybrid will reach America shores in Spring, 2010. Based on the newest BMW 7-series, this original vehicle sets new standards for performance and efficiency in the luxury luxury class.
Sleek and aerodynamic, the BMW H2R ("hydrogen Record Car") is one of the first of a new breed of racecars specially adapted to run on liquid hydrogen fuel. Conceived and designed in just 10 months, it has already set nine international speed records at the Miramas Proving Grounds in France. The BMW H2r’s 6.