Posts Tagged ‘plug-in hybrid’

GM Unveils Chevrolet Volt MPV5 Electric Concept at Auto China 2010
Crossover with Extended Range Capability Builds on Volt's Foundation

Friday, April 23rd, 2010
Chevrolet Volt MPV5 Concept
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Beijing — Chevrolet has made a major commitment to providing world-class, fuel-efficient vehicles to its customers around the world. In recent months, through GM's Shanghai GM joint venture, Chevrolet has introduced the fuel-efficient Cruze and New Sail in China. It will introduce the Volt electric vehicle with extended range capability in 2011.

In preparation for the Volt's arrival, Chevrolet is leveraging Auto China 2010, which starts today in Beijing, to introduce the Volt MPV5 electric concept. The five-passenger multi-purpose crossover concept demonstrates the potential of the Voltec propulsion system by utilizing the same foundation as the Volt, for gas- and tailpipe emissions-free electric driving. (more…)

Highly Efficient and Ultra-Fast: Concept Car with Plug-In Hybrid
Porsche Presents 918 Spyder High-Performance Concept Sports Car in Geneva

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Porsche 918 Spyder Concept

Stuttgart — Presenting a high-performance mid-engined concept sports car with ultra-efficient, low-emission drive technology, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is further increasing the Company's competence in hybrid technology.

The 918 Spyder prototype combines high-tech racing features and electro-mobility to offer a fascinating range of qualities: An emission level of just 70 grams CO2 per kilometer on fuel consumption of three liter/100 kilometers (equal to 94 mpg imp) truly outstanding even for an ultra-compact city car, on the one hand, combined with the performance of a super sports car (more…)

Introducing the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid

Friday, February 26th, 2010
Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid
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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 Shape of Things to Come: Opel Flextreme GT/E Concept
World Premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2010

Thursday, February 18th, 2010
Opel Flextreme GT/E
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Rüsselsheim — Opel will unveil its Flextreme GT/E concept car at the 80th Geneva Motor Show (March 4–14), that will boost the company's credentials as a leader in green technologies, offering expressive design with efficient environmental performance — and engineered with German precision.

In Opel's strategy for achieving more independence from fossil fuels, electricity plays a key role. The 4.7-meter long Flextreme GT/E concept illustrates how extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) technology can be plugged into large or mid-size vehicles, as well as compact cars such as the upcoming Ampera. (more…)

Kia Motors Debuts ‘Ray’ Plug-In Hybrid Concept in Chicago

Thursday, February 11th, 2010
Kia Ray (Front)
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Seoul — Kia Motors America (KMA) today unveiled the Ray Plug-in Hybrid concept during a press conference at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, advancing the momentum of Kia Motors' global alternative fuel and powertrain research program, and its sub-brand coined “EcoDynamics,” to develop innovative fuel-stretching and emissions-cutting technologies. The most efficient Kia vehicles with significant fuel consumption and emission reductions developed under the EcoDynamics sub-brand will be identified with the EcoDynamics badge. Recently, the EcoDynamics sub-brand took a major step forward with the introduction of the Kia Borrego Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) followed by the Forte LPI Hybrid, the gasoline Kia cee'd Hybrid and the twin-turbo diesel Kia Sorento Hybrid. (more…)