Hybrid

I.DE.A Sofia Concept Headed to Geneva

March 1, 2010 / No Comments

The Geneva Motor Show will see the I.DE.A institute unveil a new concept car, the Sofia. The concept has been created as a nod to classic Italian design, but with modern sensibilities. Sofia concept is a premium four door sedan with sport looks and a low emission powertrain.

Lotus Evora Concept Evolves Hybrids

February 26, 2010 / No Comments

The Lotus Evora concept, scheduled for a debut at the Geneva Motor Show, could well be the next step for hybrid vehicles. The concept carries the sporty feel associated with Lotus, but in a much cleaner, environmentally friendly way. Evora uses a newly developed series hybrid system, with two electric motors supplying power to each rear wheel.

Designer Creates Hybrids that Look Classic, Calls them MOFOs

February 17, 2010 / No Comments

You could question designer James Piatt's logic for calling his hybrid concept cars MOFO, but the looks these MOFOs have are simply interesting. These cars are designed to be simple, pure and classic. That quite sums up the looks of the concept. It can run as a gasoline-electric hybrid, or switch to 100% electric mode for action.

Porsche Unveils 911 GT3 R Hybrid

February 15, 2010 / No Comments

Porsche has announced that it will unveil a 911 GT3 R hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show. The unveiling of the car happens to coincide with the world’s first car with hybrid drive that was developed by Ferdinand Porsche 110 years ago. Developed specially for racing, the new hybrid drive will be different than thos conventionally employed in cars.

Much Ado About Nothing – Lotus

January 8, 2010 / No Comments

For years there has been a push to control pollution, and the United States has made the most progress of any country in the world. The technology developed here is nearly beyond belief.

New Hybrid Supercar Concept Design from Kepler

December 14, 2009 / 1 Comment

Kepler Motors have announced the Motion, a concept hybrid supercar that should debut at the 2009 Dubai International Motor Show. It uses the new Ecoboost engine by Ford, a twin turbo diesel injection 3.5-liter V-6 which powers the rear wheels, while the front ones are handled by an electric motor. There's probably some electric components to maintain an equal speed ...

Toyota’s Affordable Plug-In Hybrids Scheduled for 2011

December 14, 2009 / No Comments

Toyota Motor are planning to start selling plug-in hybrid cars at affordable prices somewhere during 2011. This will give Toyota an edge over General Motors and Nissan Motor, at least if they manage to fulfill their plans. If they do, they can easily become the leaders in the rechargeable cars market.

UK Company Makes Breakthrough to Reduce Hybrid Battery Cost Significantly

December 10, 2009 / 1 Comment

A UK research team has made a discovery which allows the production of lithium-ion batteries, with the total production costs going at about a third of what the current batteries cost to make. The discovery is the result of collaboration between QinetiQ, Ricardo - a transport technology company, and the Energy Saving Trust.

The Five Most Fuel-Efficient and Affordable Cars of 2010

December 8, 2009 / No Comments

2010 is sure shaping up to be a good year for the smart car shopper, more than the previous ones. There are going to be 20 cars, SUVs and hatchbacks which are better than 30 mpg. However, as efficient as those cars may be, the cost for them isn't very attractive, especially if you're counting your money carefully. In fact, ...

Nissan to Double Their Battery Capacity by 2015

December 2, 2009 / No Comments

Nissan have made a recent announcement, stating that their electric cars, as well as Renault's, will see a doubled battery capacity by 2015. This probably means that the Leaf range will also get this upgrade, which is a great thing.