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2012 volvo v60 plug-in hybrid

2012 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

Volvo will actually hit the market with the new 2012 V60 Plug-in Hybrid. The vehicle will have carbon dioxide emissions below 50 g/km. The Plug-in Hybrid, which will be launched on the market in 2012, is the result of close cooperation between Volvo Car Corporation and Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall. What is more, it will bring astonishing performance. V60 Plug-in Hybrid is powered by a 2.4 liter five-cylinder diesel engine and an ERAD (Electric Rear Axle Drive) motor and a 12 kWh lithium

2012 renault fluence ze

2012 Renault Fluence ZE

Renault has recently introduced Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Van Z.E, which are a historic turning point. In the near future, this form of power will see the development of a range of vehicles that deliver a holistic gain in terms of respect for the environment. Fluence ZE was firstly unveiled as a concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2009 and now the car is available to buy at decent price. It is aimed at private customers and fleet operators looking for a four-door saloon which i

2012 bmw active hybrid 5

2012 BMW Active Hybrid 5

BMW has introduced a new hybrid version of the latest 5-Series – F10. The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 combines the famous TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder petrol engine, an electric drive system and an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is powered by a 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged I6 with 306PS (225 kW) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque coupled to a 56PS (40 kW) and 210Nm (155 lb-ft) electric motor. The interesting about the drivetrain is that the electric motor is integrated into the housing

2012 smart fortwo electric drive vs. e-bike

2012 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive vs. E-bike

2012 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive gives unique zero-emission driving pleasure. What is more, the small city car will soon be available worldwide and that’s not everything. The EV will come along with its new ebike. Great idea, in case you ran out of electricity, which happens very often with these vehicles. The new ForTwo ED is powered by a 55kW (75PS) electric motor, which gives top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph) and 0 to 100 km/h in around 13 seconds. The Li-ion battery pack has a capacity of 17.6 kWh, which means

toyota prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (phev) at the iaa frankfurt

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) at the IAA Frankfurt

Toyota will exhibit the production version of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) at this year’s IAA Frankfurt on 15th September. The new Prius Plug-in Hybrid comes with more compact lithium-ion battery. It offers extended range and enables the Prius PHEV to achieve 128.4mpg and CO2 emissions of just 49g/km. The idea is simple - extended EV driving range for shorter destinations in town and efficient hybrid petrol engine for lo

electric supercars at 2011 ecovelocity

Electric Supercars at 2011 EcoVelocity

Several green super cars will take place at the 2011 Eco Velocity show hosted in the grounds of Battersea Power Station. As you may suggest, all Eco-cars are slow and ugly, but not these. The line-up includes the Bluebird Electric, fresh from its British Electric Land Speed Record attempt in South Wales as well as the Tesla Roadster, the first highway capable electric car in serial production. Other interesting vehicles are The Delta Motorsport E-4 Coupe with whopping range of 200 miles (m

2012 nissan leaf us

2012 Nissan Leaf US

Nissan North America Inc. has announced a number of upgrades for the 2012 Leaf. They are based on feedback from the thousands of owners who already have driven several millions of miles in the first 100-percent electric car for the mass market. "Many enthusiastic consumers have eagerly anticipated ordering a Nissan LEAF of their own, and now we can make zero-emissions mobility a reality in more markets," commented Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America

2012 volvo c30 with series-connected range extender

2012 Volvo C30 with series-connected Range Extender

Volvo has announced the new C30 with series-connected Range Extender. The car is based on a C30 Electric with a three-cylinder combustion engine producing 60HP (45 kW) installed under the rear load compartment floor. The car also has a 40 litre fuel tank. The combustion engine is connected to a 40 kW generator and t

2012 peugeot 508 rxh

2012 Peugeot 508 RXH

Peugeot has announced the new 508 RXH, which boasts styling elegance, high-level build quality and attention to detail. The exterior features LED lights, “floating” grille, interesting fog lights and aggressive front end. Finally, Peugeot let go the “big smile”, which looked ridiculous. Still, the 508 looks rather normal. It doesn’t have the spirit of the previous models. Otherwise, the 508 RXH benefits from special features with distinctive colours and luxurious materials, like the premiu

2011 chevrolet volt price - £28 545

2011 Chevrolet Volt Price - £28 545

Chevrolet has announced 2011 Volt for the UK market and the price is just £28 545. The car a range of 30 to 50 miles only on electricity and can achieve an impressive result of 127 mpg, which is 1.85 liters per 100 km. Chevy Volt suffered a huge criticism, because of the ridiculous statements of GM. Firstly, they claimed that the car will go with only 1 liter per 100km (230mpg) and after that, Volt was named an EV (electric vehicle), but in fact it is a plug-in hybrid since the gasoline engin

2012 renault fluence z.e. price - £17 850

2012 Renault Fluence Z.E. Price - £17 850

Renault has officially priced the new Fluence Z.E. (Zero Emission) for the UK. The car will hit the streets in 2012, but the manufacturer has already been accepting pre-reservations for it. The stylish five-seat, four-door Fluence Z.E. is priced from only £17 850. The initial launch version of Fluence Z.E., Prime Time, comes with a high level of equipment, including 16” alloy wheels, climate control, cruise control, ecoMeter and Carminat TomTom Live smart satellite navigation, together with charging sockets on b

oaktec honda insight hybrid rally car

Oaktec Honda Insight Hybrid Rally Car

No, its not a bad joke. Actually, Oaktec Honda Insight Hybrid Rally Car is a 100 mpg automatic hybrid eco sports car, which has been banned from rallying for being too fast. We imagine the disappointment of the engineers… The petrol-electric Honda Insight hybrid, which competes in the Formula 1000 rally championship, has been asked to withdraw following concerns from rival competitors that it has an unfair advantage, after dominating the 2011 series with two wins and a second place from the f