We have already spoken of the BMW i3, which will be the first electric (and front) of the Bavarian brand. Its range on a single charge, will be between 130 and 160 kilometers, according to Kellner said Maximilian, product manager of the sub-brand BMW i. But there is more. It will have two operating modes for Eco autonomy can be up to 220 kilometers:
EcoPro: delivery reduces torque and power used by systems such as climate control. With this energy saving adds 20 km range.
EcoPro +: Shut down all systems that use electricity less safety-related (such as ABS or ESC) to gain another 40 km of autonomy.
Not bad, but still not enough, like other electric cars. In Detroit, Herbert Diess, head of R & D, said that there will be an extended range pack. A twin engine, located in the trunk, will be connected to a generator to convert the i3 in extended range electric, like the Chevrolet Volt we tested. Autonomy would increase to 350 kilometers (few compared to the Volt or its twin Opel Ampera). Continue reading
The Toyota i-Road Concept is a mobility solution presented by the Japanese automaker that blends the virtues of an electric car with the agility of a motorcycle Among his most notable points we mention how fast recharging the batteries (three hours) and the automatic tilt the body tilting according to the angle of rotation and speed.
Overshadowed by the presence of the FT-86 Concept Open in the same stand, Toyota i-Road Concept goes virtually unnoticed, except that it is one of those mobility solutions that could be seen in the streets long before what we think.
The i-Road Concept features an ultra-compact format, tandem, two passengers as Toyota, will have agility in traffic similar to a motorcycle, but above all, is a low-emission vehicle designed to take care also means atmosphere. Continue reading
BMW presented at the Hall of Los Angeles a new electric version of its BMW i family. Based on the i3, the new Coupe Concept i3 is clear from the two rear doors to make way for a new electric compact futuristic.
The Hall Los Angeles is the place chosen by BMW to introduce a new family prototype BMW i: the i3 Concept Coupe. Based on the i3 we already know, benefits from the same design language created specifically for this family, formed in present by itself i3 and BMW i8. Continue reading
Chevrolet will present in the next Hall of Los Angeles the electric version of the Spark, one of the best selling SUV in the United States. It has the novelty of having a recharge mode 80 percent of the battery in just 20 minutes.
The Spark is one of the most popular models in the United States. Chevrolet knows and therefore present in the Hall of Los Angeles, which begins later this month, the electric version, which goes on sale in 2013 only California-where incentives are important to electric-and South Korea.
Its oil-cooled electric motor has a power of 100 kW, about 130 hp, and a generous couple of 55.3 mkg, taking it to 100 km/h from standstill in a respectable eight seconds. All with one hundred percent electric power, from a lithium-ion battery 20 kWh located under the rear seats. Continue reading
Toyota has announced the final version of the electric iQ, with a range that promises to be up to 85 kilometers. However, Toyota has not confirmed when the iQ EV will be released.
Toyota, an expert in the development of hybrid vehicles, presented the final version of the iQ EV, the electric version of the small Japanese town, presented in 2011 as a prototype. Its electrical system is based on the Hybrid Synergy Drive system in the range Toyota Prius, obviously without the heat engine.
To accommodate the new mechanical power, the iQ has gone from 2.99 to 3.12 meters, while its weight has also been affected: 1130 pounds, 125 more than the petrol iQ 1.3 CVT. In this had much to do the game lithium ion battery, 150 cells of 12 kWh total capacities, which allows the iQ EV travel a total distance of 85 kilometers. These are located under the floor of the iQ, preserving all the available space and cargo from the compartment. Continue reading
For now there is provided an electric Megane, for it created the Renault Fluence ZE However, the German manufacturer of automobile components Contienental, famous for its tires, has become an all-electric prototype one Megane hatchback standard.
From Continental say they have achieved using only 40 products in its catalog. The engine used is the same used by the Renault Fluence ZE Series, an electric drive external drive that uses metals ‘strangers’ in its magnetic part, making it cheaper to build. Continental is currently the only manufacturer of this type motor electric ‘economic’.
This engine delivers a power of 94 hp and 226 Nm of torque which can reach 100 km/h in 11.9 seconds. No benefits are stratospheric, but neither is this the aim of this prototype. The small lithium-ion battery 18 kWh is located under the floor of Megane Renault electric and provides a maximum range of 150 km in town, which should be their usual environment. Continue reading
The automation of cars in the world takes more strength. This time, the U.S. manufacturer introduced the Chevy EN-V Concept, an autonomous vehicle, two-seater with zero emissions. Every day we see more developments have focused on hybrid electric vehicles that do not require human intervention for movement with the aim of improving urban traffic and reduce pollution of the environment.
This time was the U.S. automaker General Motors who presented, in partnership with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Group (SAIC), the new two-seat prototype called self- EN-V Concept Chevy. A 100 percent electric vehicle that meets the mobility needs of large cities.
The result of GM is very different from what we’re used to seeing, however, its use is virtually the same. The Chevy EN-V is a small electric car that can have one, two, three or four wheels and two seats on a platform, introduced in 2009 and has an electric motor in each wheel and the ability to operate autonomously or under manual control. Continue reading
Not long has been slow to get the first real alternative to new and innovative electric vehicle Renault, the Twizy. In this case, the Zagato Volpe, Italian, promises to cover some of the weaknesses of the French city and provide a greater range mechanics.
The electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, and if we add that reaches the market as a model revolutionary start pouring out others trying to copy, Renault TwizyThe new electric city car concept of small dimensions of the French manufacturer, which also debuts a most innovative design.
We already knew the odd similar prototype in the design, such as the Urban Concept Audi, Opel Rake and concept, the Toyota EV Concept COMS, Etc. The last muster of the characteristics of Twizy is aItalian manufacturer based in Milan. Volpe is designed by the Italian office Zagato. Share with your Twizy quad character, structure and cell protective cab, its small size and its ‘spirit’ green. In the case of Volpe, the front comes in two levels, with a higher volume bumper. In his stand behind the rear glass and vertical optics. Continue reading
In a deal that brings together eight of the biggest brands in the world of cars, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen will define a single charging system. As could be seen as a huge technological breakthrough multi-enterprise, eight carmakers announced on May 6 in Los Angeles who succeeded in unifying a recharging system for the operation of all electric and hybrid vehicles.
This is a historical fact, not only because it is an agreement reached between U.S. and German marks formed by Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen, but also because it would be one of the first steps technology looking for a single purpose: to make life easier for the purchaser of such devices, which is just beginning to see in other fields, such as the mobile phone, only to give an example. Continue reading
The NEV Denza reach that market throughout 2013. This is the first product of the company created jointly by Daimler and BYD, and was unveiled at the Beijing 2012.
The 2012 Beijing Motor Show a new sunrise viewing time as far as joint ventures between European and Chinese firms are concerned. If BYD is a manufacturer and Western involvement in Beijing 2012, is introducing the first product from a brand created with the participation of 50% of the Daimler Group, Denza. The New Energy Denza Vehicle (NEV) is a statement of intent on this record set in 2010, whose sole purpose is to build cars based on alternative drive systems. Continue reading