Posts Tagged ‘hybrid’

Introducing the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid

Friday, February 26th, 2010
Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid
© Group Lotus plc

The 80th International Geneva Motor Show sees Lotus Engineering unveil the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid concept, a high performance technology demonstrator with a plug-in series hybrid drive system and new technologies for enhanced driver involvement.

The Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid, so-named because this latest environmentally-focused technology demonstrator from Lotus Engineering produces 414 PS (306 kW) of power, promises breathtaking performance from a highly efficient propulsion system. The concept showcases new developments in plug-in, range-extended electric propulsion (more…)

The “5 By Peugeot” Concept Car
A New Luxury Saloon Driving Experience

Monday, February 15th, 2010
5 by Peugeot
© Automobiles Peugeot

As part of its new Marque project, Peugeot is launching a double product offensive: the development of new markets and the strengthening of its presence in its historic market segments.

The 5 By Peugeot concept demonstrates the Marque's ambitions in the large luxury vehicle segment.

Its pure and elegant lines blend with subtle technological details to create an overall effect of timeless, exclusive and modern design.

Its exterior design conceals Peugeot's HYbrid4 technology, integrating driving pleasure with new environmental challenges: 147 kW (200 ch), four-wheel drive and an emissions level of 99 g/km of CO2 (or 0 in electric mode). (more…)

To the Point: World Premiere:
New Touareg Takes the SUV Idea Into the Future

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
2011 VW Touareg Hybrid
© Volkswagen AG

Wolfsburg/Munich — Volkswagen is unveiling the completely redeveloped Touareg as a world premiere. It is the most technically innovative “VW” since the brand has been in existence. This Touareg is reinterpreting the fascinating multipurpose SUV idea in a contemporary way — thanks to a range of engines that are nearly 20 percent more fuel efficient and a large variety of new assistance and safety systems. The Touareg will also be the first and only off-roader in Europe by a German car maker to be available in a hybrid version too. It sets standards among fully off-road capable SUVs with petrol engines that have a fuel consumption value of just 8.2 liters fuel per 100 kilometers. (more…)

The Peugeot SR1 Concept Car
Peugeot combines emotion with the pursuit of perfection

Saturday, January 9th, 2010
Peugeot SR1 Concept
© Automobiles Peugeot

Through the Peugeot SR1, the Marque reveals the stylistic design trends for its future models. The concept car embodies the new world of Peugeot, reflected by the new Lion badge which adorns its body.

Dynamic, balanced, sensual, with an exclusive high-tech interior, this “dream car” explores and reinterprets the theme of the “Grand Touring Car”.

The use of HYbrid4 technology allows the Peugeot SR1 to offer an engineering specification in keeping with its styling: 230 kW (313 ch) with emissions of only 119 g/km of CO2 (0 in electric mode), 4 wheel drive and steering … for an ideal blend of excitement and efficiency. (more…)

Fisker Automotive to Buy U.S. Assembly Plant to Build Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Cars

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Wilmington, DE — Fisker Automotive has selected the Wilmington Assembly plant in Wilmington Delaware to build affordable plug-in hybrid cars.

Fisker executives made the announcement inside the dormant facility today, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, Delaware Governor Jack Markell and other state officials.

The plant will support Fisker Automotive's Project NINA, the development and build of an affordable, family-oriented plug-in hybrid sedan costing about $39,900 after federal tax credits.

Production is scheduled to begin in late 2012. Fisker Automotive anticipates Project NINA will ultimately create or support 2,000 factory jobs and more than 3,000 vendor and supplier jobs by 2014, as production ramps up to full capacity of 75,000–100,000 vehicles per year. More than half will be exported, the largest percentage of any domestic manufacturer. (more…)