Year after year, the 24 hours Nurburgring are showing a good showcase for alternative energies within the competition: now it is the turn of hydrogen. Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S will compete in the 24 hours of Nurburgring 2013, demonstrating a very particular hybrid mechanics: gasoline and hydrogen.
It is not the first vehicle that uses alternative propulsion energy to compete in the 24 hours of Nurburgring, but Aston Martin wants to go a step further. The hand of Alset Global Technologies, the British firm will put on the asphalt of the Nordschleife the Aston Martin Rapide S Hybrid Hydrogen, seeking to become the first car powered by hydrogen with “zero emissions” that will compete in the test of German resistance. Continue reading →
The Japanese automaker will be informing the ecological version of the renowned SUV during the American sample. For now, official details of its mechanics are not known. However, expected that the model has a similar configuration to the Infiniti QX60, which mounted a 2.5 engine combined with one electric motor. Thus, it is capable of developing 250 horsepower.
Few hours before your presentation official at the Auto Show in New York, Nissan confirmed that the hybrid version of the SUV most famous in the world, and the one who opened the doors of the segment, will be present in your production version, showing that already there limits to find the greater care of the environment. Continue reading →
This two-seater hybrid vehicle has an average consumption of 0.9 l/100 km only, thanks to the emphasis on aerodynamics and weight lightening. This charismatic futuristic coupe is powered by a mechanical hybrid is composed of a small two-cylinder TDI engine and an electric motor.
Volkswagen we presented during the Geneva Motor Show in March, the XL1 the world’s most efficient vehicle. There will almost handmade in the German factory of Osnabruck. This compact line breaks less than one liter of mixed consumption, consumption is only approved l/100km 0.9. This plug-in hybrid offers a maximum range of 50 miles using the electric motor exclusively. Continue reading →
After a long wait, the British manufacturer McLaren has just released everything related to propulsion system that gives life to McLaren P1, the working hybrid supercar to be presented officially at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. It is the most powerful hybrid car in the world.
The hybrid system of the P1 is formed by the well-known V8 biturbo 3.8 litres mounting the MP4-12 c, but suitably modified to develop 737 HP at 7,500 RPM, combined with an electric motor. The whole develops 916 HP and 900 Nm of maximum torque, at the same time getting approved only 200 grams per kilometer in it comes to carbon dioxide emissions. Continue reading →
Hybrid technology already incorporated the Audi A8 comes to the elongated body variant of 5.26 meters. It will be available in January for 94,330 euros. The 2.0 TFSI mechanics in combination with an electric motor delivers 245 hp and is capable of traveling up to 3 kilometers in pure electric mode.
The long body version of the Audi flagship joins the battle for energy efficiency by incorporating hybrid technology. The Audi A8 L Hybrid adds to the supply of mechanical hybrid of the German manufacturer, which also has the Q5 Hybrid Quattro and A6 Hybrid in its catalog. Continue reading →
The legendary Ferrari Enzo finally has a worthy successor. Called internally with code F150, the first unofficial information technology anticipates a hybrid supercar with more than 800 hp and 1,100 kg, which ensures incredible performance with the fuel rather than restrained.
It refers to these two names: Laboratory and prototype F12 Vettura berlinetta. This concept and the last major production sports seem to be two of the starting points for the further development of the successor of the legendary Enzo Ferrari. Amedeo Felisa, CEO of Ferrari, has advanced some interesting information to the British press, anticipating some pearls of next dream car from Maranello, the F150 (also called F70 deck). Continue reading →
We saw it first in the Detroit Lexus 2012 and now returns to the Motor Australia. We refer to the LF-LC spectacular concept, a prototype that serves as the basis for the new design language of the company, while it is the beginning of a new push in hybrid technology.
It’s winding and futuristic shapes and pleasantly surprised us in early 2012, and now the Lexus LF-LC leave us again with its open mouth. This prototype of the luxury firm Toyota has said that the basis of its new aesthetic language and its new hybrid technology – again the protagonist in a car show, in this case the conclusion to the October 28 in Sydney (Australia). Continue reading →
It is new development in the family of electric vehicles and hybrid Audi e-tron. The German company is developing the new Dual-Mode Hybrid system, a kind of parallel-type hybrid plug-in already rolling several prototypes. One is the A1 e-tron, which surprised the more restrained consumption and emission levels.
The A1 e-tron equipped with Dual-Mode Hybrid system take center stage several important elements. First, we find a gasoline engine newly developed three-cylinder and 1.5-liter TFSI engine. It delivers an output of 130 hp and a torque of 200 Nm. This engine is connected to an electric motor (EM1) that acts primarily as a starter motor and alternator. Continue reading →
The success we are having in the United States the Ford C-Max Hybrid is incontestable, the new hybrid model Ford has achieved in its first month of sales to sell more (per month) than all other hybrids of the oval. And as we spoke, the Ford C-Max Hybrid aims to compete on an equal footing with the Toyota Prius V, the wagon version for the U.S. market the Toyota Prius (other than the Toyota Prius + Europe).
But for now this goal has not been reached. The Ford C-Max Hybrid is far sales data Toyota Prius V, with 969 units and that is far from the 1652 that managed to sell the Toyota Prius V. And most surprising, is that the “market failure” of the Chevrolet Volt has sold more than these two models together. Continue reading →
The Citroen concept car Number 9 is the model that anticipates the future DS range of Citroen, which will consist of a C-segment sedan, an SUV and a premium sedan segment D. After the DS3, DS4 and DS5 and two years after the launch of this new range of luxury French manufacturer, introduces the concept car Citroen Number 9, which will be displayed at the Paris Motor Show and anticipates the design features that share the next three models in this series.
This concept car maximizes the characteristic features of the DS range and is presented as a new vision of a silhouette, melding the proportions of a coupe and a station wagon vehicle, so it fits in the segment known as ‘shooting brake’.
The Citroen concept car Number 9 advances the new DS image
Remarkably new frontal image, characterized by a grille with a relief accentuated by a three-dimensional treatment, which merges with LED headlights, daytime running lights which are placed at the ends. Another feature characteristic of this model is the floating roof, highlighted by chrome decor on a discrete watermark that appears with the plot DS and untarnished lateral surfaces, which blend into the rear window. Continue reading →