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2012 renault fluence ze price - £17 495

2012 Renault Fluence ZE Price - £17 495

Renault has announced the new price tag for 2012 Fluence ZE, which is now offered for £17 495 OTR after the Plug-In Car Grant, plus battery hire from just under £70 per month. The 2012 Fluence ZE is powered by a synchronous electric motor with rotor coil – 95PS ( 70kW) at 3 000RPM and 226Nm (167 lb-ft) of torque. Its range is more than 115 miles (178 km). The car features electronic driving aids – ABS and ESC, which have been recalibrated to match the different weight distribution resulting from the addition

2012 bmw f10 active hybrid 5

2012 BMW F10 Active Hybrid 5

BMW has released full specs of the new F10 ActiveHybrid 5. The highly efficient executive saloon has which a combustion engine and electric motor providing perfect dynamics at decent price. The powertrain includes a BMW TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line engine, an electric drive system and an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The latest generation of BMW ActiveHybrid technology also adds precisely controlled – and therefore extremely effective – intelligent energy management to the mix. The re

skoda octavia green e-line

Skoda Octavia Green E-Line

Skoda has begun testing ten electrically powered Octavia Green E Line. The aim of the test is to gain practical experience with electric propulsion. The Octavia Green E Line is powered by an electric motor with 116PS (85 kW) and 270Nm (199 kW). The performance is not very good, but it is excellent for everyday driving in the city – from 0 to 100 km/h in 12 seconds and a top speed of 135 km/h (84 mph). The overall range is around 150km, which will satisfy the demands of most European commuters.

citroen berlingo airdream e-hdi

Citroen Berlingo Airdream e-HDI

Citroen will fit the Berlingo model with e-HDi micro-hybrid Stop & Start technology. It will enable drivers to automatically comply with Transport for London’s (TfL’s) latest advice to improve air quality in the Capital. The drivetrain includes a turbo-diesel engine with 90PS (66 kW) and 215Nm (159 lb-ft). The fuel consumption is just at 4.7 liters per 100 km (50 mpg) on combined cycle with emissions of 123 g/km of CO2. This is an improvement up to 19% in fuel efficiency. “Citroën has

2012 volkswagen jetta hybrid

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is exhibited at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new highly efficient Jetta is powered by astonishing powertrain including a 1.4-litre TSI 150 PS petrol engine and a 27PS (20 kW) electric motor. This result in great improvement of the range – 45 mpg US (54 mpg Imp.) and nice performance – 0 to 60 mph in just below 9 seconds. Furthermore, the Jetta Hybrid can go up to 2 km on pure electricity with speeds up to 70 km/h (44 mph).

2012 renault kangoo van z.e. price - £16 990

2012 Renault Kangoo VAN Z.E. Price - £16 990

Make a green difference in your life with Renault’s Electric KANGOO Van Z.E. The Van of the year 2012 will amaze you not only because of it high advancements but also because it is inconceivably efficient. The prices of this electric vehicle start from £16,990.00 and it is definitely worth it! As you have already guessed the Z.E. stands for Zero Emissions, but this is not the only impressive detail about the vehicle. The Kangoo Van Z.E. comes with a 60 PS (44 kW/ 59 bhp) electric motor, which is producing 226 Nm

honda ev-ster concept

Honda EV-STER Concept

Honda will reveal the new EV-STER, an electric rear-wheel-drive two-seater convertible sports car at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show, next month. Honda EV-STER Concept features a lot of carbon fiber materials, easy-to-operate twin-lever steering, adjustments to some vehicle characteristics such as motor output and suspension settings. Furthermore, the instrument panel features not only meters, but also the vehicle information display as well as the network display used for the audio, SAT NAV sys

mazda i-eloop - a regenerative braking system

Mazda i-ELOOP - A Regenerative Braking System

Mazda Motor Corporation has developed introduced their regenerative braking system for road cars. The new i-ELOOP is capable of improving fuel economy by approximately 10%. This is the first system of its kind in the world to use a capacitor. It will begin to appear in Mazda vehicles from 2012. The unique capacitor technology in i-ELOOP can store large volumes of electricity and, unlike batteries, can be charged and discharged rapidly and is resistant to deterioration through prolonged use. The i-ELOOP includ

range rover_e - 20 miles with zero emissions

Range Rover_e - 20 miles with zero emissions

If you want to be a green-oriented person, you no longer need to ride a bicycle. Why, because the new Range_e is at hand. The Jaguar Land Rover’s technology concept for a plug-in hybrid diesel-electric powertrain just received the 2011 Award for Automotive Innovation by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). And there are many reasons about this accomplishment. The innovative system was first revealed at the Geneva motor show in March. It has been acclaimed by the auto industry as the most significa

toyota avensis with touch and go plus

Toyota Avensis with Touch and Go Plus

Toyota now offers Toyota’s innovative and affordable Touch and Go integrated multimedia and navigation system as a standard feature on all models bar the entry level T2 grade. The new Avensis takes in-car connectivity to an even higher level by bringing more functionality and versatility of the system to include features such as access to email, advanced traffic data improved mapping, and voice recognition. Having the ability to keep connected to key communications channels while on the move

2012 ford focus electric price - $39 200

2012 Ford Focus Electric Price - $39 200

Ford has announced the new 2012 Focus Electric, which now can be ordered for $39 200 not including deliver charge of $795 and a federal income tax credit of $7 500. "Today is an historic day, as Ford opens up the order banks for the company's first full production, all-electric passenger vehicle - the Focus Electric," said Chad D'Arcy, Focus Electric Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company. "The all-new Focus Electric is an important part of Ford's overall strategy, bringing still another option to customers wh

fisker karma has achieved 52 mpge

Fisker Karma has achieved 52 MPGe

Fisker Automotive confirms Karma EPA certification, which means that the official rating of the vehicle is already known. It is 53 MPGe on combined cycle. Fisker Automotive's Electric Vehicle with extended range (EVerTM) powertrain technology clearly represents the future for the automotive industry. Fisker Karma is powered by two electric motors with combined power of 408PS (300 kW) and 1300Nm (959 lb-ft), which is enough to catapult the car to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and to bring it all the