Tag: Green Cars

Audi A3 Sportback g-tron 2014

Audi has added an all new model to the Audi A3 family in Germany and it’s called the A3 Sportback G-Tron. This new car is claimed to be one of the most environmentally friendly vehicles offered by Audi yet. One of the most interesting things about the g-tron is the fact that it can either run on Audi e-gas which is produced using green electricity or be compressed natural gas. The powertrain of the car consists of a 1.4 liter TFSI petrol engine that produces a max of 110 PS and can either run on natural gas, Audi-generated e-gas or petrol.

When running in pure e-gas mode, the A3 Sportback g-tron becomes CO2-neutral, meaning it does not impact the environment at all. One of the questions here would be what this Audi e-gas is? The Audi e-gas is a synthetic form of methane that is produced by the German major



Renault Debuts Third Generation Twingo, “Twin’Z” – Integrating Innovative Styling and Advanced Technology

Renault Debuts Twin’Z, a new concept car designed and developed by Renault in partnership with Lovegrove Studio. Inspired from Renault’s heritage models, the Renault 5 and Renault Twingo, Twin’Z flaunts the rare combination of caliber of two different worlds of automobile and furniture. The big news is that this rear engine and rear drive super mini car is expected to be a less costly electric alternative for £13k Renault Zoe EV. Some of its notable features include innovatively used LEDs, a solid crystal rear spoiler, the intricate 18-inch wheels, exceptional cabin space and high quality handling.

Read on for more in-depth takes on its tech features. Twin’Z has a unique rear-wheel drive architecture powered by quiet small 50 KW (67 Bhp) 167 lb rear mounted electric motor that is propelled with four lithium-ion battery packs. Apart from length of 3.62 meters and weight 980 kg (2,162 lbs), it has a range of 160



Detroit Electric pulled the wraps off SP: 01, a limited-edition pure-electric Sports Car

Heralded as the world’s fastest pure electric production sports car by Detroit Electric, SP:01 is a lotus based all-electric sports car claiming enough power to sprint from 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds. The company says it took five years to develop this dynamic electric coupe. Let’s have a sneak peak of this new electric sports car loosely based on combined features of Tesla Roadster and Lotus Elise. According to Detroit Electric, SP:01 is a limited edition two-seat car that features four speed manual gear box and promises an impressive top speed of 155 mph.

It also proffers multiple transmission options with an available four-speed manual transmission, an optional five-speed, or a two-speed automatic transmission, which is especially developed for hybrid vehicles. The car weighs only 2,358 pounds as Carbon Fibre has been utilized to keep its weight down and give it a striking and strong body work similar to that



SEAT Mii Ecofuel the low-emission car with low running cost and affordable pricing

SEAT is introducing the new Mii Ecofuel, a CNG-based low-emission car under its flagship, featuring the low running cost and affordable pricing . The Mii Ecofuel runs on Compressed Natual Gas[CNG], is technically optimized to deliver best efficiency, low running cost and good driving dynamics. It is the first model of SEAT to be premiered with new SEAT badge at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show 2013. It has a base price of €12,050 in Germany, which is quite affordable as per the market with the SEAT-based characteristics of  low maintenance cost.

The new SEAT Mii Ecofuel CNG  is loaded with 3-cylinder spark-ignition 1.0-Litre engine which is a lightweight engine built from aluminum, and helps to make it more efficient. It has a displacement of 999 cc and can generate an output of 68 PS[67.1 hp or 50 kilowatt] at 6,200 rpm with the top torque of 90 Nm which can achieved by the fast revved engine at



Volkswagen e-Co-Motion concept of forthcoming Delivery Van set to reveal at Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen has announced the forthcoming vision of zero-emission compact transporter vehicle by introducing the advanced electric drive system in the e-Co-Motion concept of the Delivery Van, which will be unveiled at the upcoming 83rd auto exhibit of the Geneva International Motor Show starting from next week on 5th, 2013. The advanced all-electric delivery van is compact and at the same time has the large cargo space of 4.6 cubic meters and impressive 800 kilograms of payload, also featuring the the best manoeuvrable capabilities.

Here the idea of bringing Eco-friendly compact Delivery Van is going to work successfully due to its predictable travel routes where fixed depots can be assembled for easy charging and maintenance. On the other hand, these transportation inside a city with the ease, comes at a price, which lead to add more pollution in the city, so the e-C0-Motion Concept will all-together a best future electric delivery van concept which has many



Land Rover’s new Defender research EV set to unveil at Geneva Motor Show 2013

Land Rover will bring British advanced engineering technology by unveiling seven new All-Terrain Electric Defender research vehicles at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show starting from March 5th, 2013. The best off-road capabilities with zero-emission, is a result of an innovative research implemented in the new Electric Defender models. Here the new electric 110 Defender model, is equipped with a electric system consists of an electric motor combined with a 300-volt lithium-ion battery which capable of delivering a driving range of more than 50 miles.

In the system, the electric motor is capable of generating an output of 94 horsepower[70 kilo-Watts] and a top torque of 330 Newton-meter, while the battery has a capacity of 27 kilowatt-hour which can be full-charged by a fast charger of 7kW in 4 hours or with a portable charger of 3kW in 10 hours. Keeping the Defernder‘s All-Wheel Drive System and differential lock, the Electric Defenders are now have



Chevrolet eco-friendly Spark EV to get first European introduction at Geneva Motor Show

Built on most advanced technology of General Motors in the field of electric motor and battery system, the Chevrolet Spark EV is all set to attract European market with its first introduction in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show starting from March, 5th 2013. The all-new battery powered Chevrolet Spark EV is not only a zero-emission smart green car, but delivers sporty acceleration and comfort driving dynamics, will be on sale in the selected markets of Europe from 2014. The Chevrolet’s mini-car quick acceleration is delivered via top torque of  400 pound feet [542 Newton Meter] with best driving dynamics.

The permanent magnet electric motor is the main source of power inside Spark EV which is capable of generating an output of 130 horsepower[100 kilo-Watts] and can accelerate 0 to 100 km/hour in under 8.5 seconds which is quite good for a green urban city car. The advanced technology of electric motor



Audi A3 e-tron the green car display at 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Audi is working on its future auto mobility not only in terms of powerful drivetrain but greener drivetrain also, by creating the advanced technology in the segment of plug-in Hybrid Automobile. To justify it, Audi is all set to present its plug-in hybrid technology in the form of Audi A3 e-tron at the 83rd auto exhibit of Geneva Motor Show starting from March, 5th 2013. As a full Hybrid system, the 5-door Audi A3 e-tron powertrain system is capable of generating an output of 204 horsepower[150 kilo-watts] and best torque of 350 Nm[258.15 pound feet].

This power-packed Hybrid system,  is definitely going to give best figures in terms of both sporty performance and best efficiency. Like a true Audi, A3 e-tron can dash 0 to 100 km/hour[0-62.14 miles/hour] in just 7.6 seconds to reach a maximum speed of 222 km/hour[137.94 miles/hour].  While, in the efficiency figures as per ECE standard for plug-in hybrid automobiles,



Cadillac pre-production ELR undergoing winter weather condition testing in Michigan’s U.P.

For the Cadillac, the new year brought great start by winning NAIAS EyesOn Design Awards in production category for the great green car - 2014 Cadillac ELR, when the extended-range of electric luxury coupe gone world debut in January at the North American International Auto Show[NAIAS] 2013, in Detroit. And to prove true to the world for real time extreme weather and surface condition, the 2014 ELR is undergoing various tough test challenges. The test team of engineers has done winter weather chassis testing on pre-production ELR models last week in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to assess the ELR handling in winter weather conditions, where more than 4 inches of fresh snowfall has assisted the testing team to verify the final specifications on the ELR’s steering, tires, anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic stability control and Continuous Damping Control suspension that adjusts damping every 2 milliseconds to maintain optimal control over varying road conditions.

The 2014 ELR is best fitted with HiPer Strut front



2013 Ford Fusion Energi PHEV has best driving range as a Hybrid and EV-only

Ford has done wonderful work in the segment of Green Cars too, with its new 2013 Ford Fusion Energi sedan, which has latest plug-in hybrid, produces the most efficient EPA-rated driving range and claims to have the best fuel efficiency as compared to other competitor in the market in the same segment. If we look into the numbers, the 2013 Fusion Energi has an outstanding EPA-rated driving range that covers a distance travel of 620 miles[997.79 kilometers] with no refilling of gas or recharging of battery once its got fully charged with full gas fuel tank and has the best capability of electric-only mode to cover a distance of 21 miles[33.79 kilometers], which when compared to the Honda Accord Plug-In, it has combined gas-electric driving range EPA rating of 574 miles[923.76 kilometers] and  with the electric-only mode, it delivers the EPA-rated driving range of 13 miles[20.92 kilometers].

The new Fusion Energi has delivered much improved driving range than Honda



2014 Cadillac ELR – a new compact luxury hybrid coupe

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ne of the most awaited world premiere of the Cadillac ELR 2014 has welcomed by everyone in Detroit at NAIAS[North American International Auto Show] 2013. ELR is compact luxury hybrid coupe with electrifying performance of an Electric Vehicle[EV] and an optimal incorporation of small gas-powered electric generator,  efficiently complimenting each other by deriving maximum power with outstanding performance and the advanced driving dynamics calibrated specially for the new ELR. The vehicle chief engineer of Cadillac, Chris Thomason, has expressed his view on ELR by saying – “It is a communicative driving experience that rewards with a great feeling of control and reassures with excellent power on demand – all reinforced with exceptional refinement.” It has many features that makes your journey comfortable and safe, these feature includes the 4 driver selectable choices like sports mode, tour mode , mountain mode and hold mode which are representing different aspects of driving on different type of situation



2013 Fiat 500e offers combined 116 MPGe and 87 miles range of top efficiency

Among the Green Cars in the segment of Zero-Emission Hatchbacks, the 2013 Fiat 500e has improved a lot and proved the best-in-class driving range of 87 miles and highway MPGe of 108 MPGe as compared to any other Electric Vehicle[EV]. This rating has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency[EPA] which is for now, is more than any EV in that segment of U.S. market. The fully charged Fiat 500e can take you to a maximum of 140 kilometer[i.e. 87 miles] with a very affordable $500 annual cost to run the 500e which is derived by calculating the electric price consumption on a journey of 15,000 miles[i.e.

24140.16 kilometers]. The Italian Automaker – Fiat has done a lot for its vehicles to provide excellent style, fuel economy and efficiency. The Head of FIAT Brand North America, Mr. Tim Kuniskis described the electric vehicle in his own way by saying -”Our environmentally sexy Fiat 500e offers a



2014 Chevrolet Spark EV – a smart green car

At the Los Angeles Auto Show 2012, the Chevrolet has revealed the all new first plug-in electric vehicle with SAE Combo DC Fast Charging ability – the 5-door Urban All-Electric mini – the Chevrolet Spark EV – which is not only safe, efficient, durable but affordable and reliable also. The first modern electric green vehicle will be assembled in the manufacturing facility at General Motors White Marsh, MD in U.S., is going for sale this year(2013) and will be delivered to customers in 2014.

The 2014 Chevrolet EV has all durable and reliable features that has a warranty of 1,00,000 miles[i.e. 1,60,934 kilometers] or 8 years and specially tested for more than 200,000 hours. Chevrolet has assembled the best performance EV range with advanced electric motor and battery system of 20-kWh lithium ion battery that gives excellent acceleration by generating a horsepower of 130[i.e 100 kilo-Watts] and top torque of 400 pound feet[i.e. 542 Nm]. With smart performance



Renault ZOE first delivery to Arnaud Montebourg

In the world of Green Cars, the French Automaker – Renault – has boldly done a great job by giving the world, an affordable and efficient all electric car- Renault ZOE. The new ZOE is in the smaller size electric segment as compared to the Nissan Leaf. ZOE is the first electric car created from the scratch, at Renault, as an EV with dedicated platform. Renault ZOE first special deliveries are started between now on-wards and last of 2012 and the first widely affordable dedicated electric car, has the mass launch in the Renault network in first quarter of 2013.

As the special delivery period is on for special persons, the first Renault ZOE key is hand-over to the French Minister for Industrial Recovery – Mr. Arnaud Montebourg. He has already ordered the new ZOE at Paris Motor Show in September 2012. The zero-emission all-electric ZOE has a horsepower of 87 and a torque of 162 lb.-ft. with 22 kilo-watts Lithium-ion



2014 Cadillac ELR – World Premiere at North American International Auto Show 2013 in Detroit

Cadillac is coming-up with a electric luxury coupe equipped with advanced features of Electric Vehicle Technology – the all-new 2014 Cadillac ELR, will be showcased at North American International Auto Show 2013 in DETROIT on January 2013. The Cadillac ELR is fully inspired from the Cadillac Converj Concept model and has a dynamic design. According to General Motors North America President Mark Reuss, the preparations will shortly be initiated to build new Cadillac ELR at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant and he claimed that the new ELR which will be powered with enhanced Electric Vehicle Technology has a class of its own segment with distinctive characteristics, signature look and true-to-concept exterior design.

The production of new Cadillac ELR will be started late in 2013. The new ELR is a production version of Cadillac’s Converj, a concept vehicle showcased at the North American International Auto Show in 2009. But the 2014 ELR will possess advance design theme of



BMW i3 Concept Coupe – all electric zero emission model unveiled

Los Angeles Auto Show 2012 is on peak. Everyday is full of excitement. BMW has showcased, the first ever all-electric model – BMW i3 Concept Coupe. It is ready for production. The zero emission Green Car is loaded with the state-of-the-art, clean-cut and open design showcased for the premium profile. Its body is made up of the carbon-fiber. BMW i3 concept gives excellent connectivity within and outside world. Its dynamic performance can only be achieved with electric version of the BMW eDrive technology.

The Coupe is also propelled by an electric motor developed by the BMW Group, Like the BMW i3 Concept. i3 would produce a maximum output of 125 kW/170 hp and peak torque of 250 Newton meters (184 lb-ft). The electric motor draws its energy from the lithium-ion storage cells. The passenger cell which is built from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP). It is extremely light yet very strong



Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force at Los Angeles design challenge 2012

Future challenges of off-roader enforce companies to conceive about future needs. Los Angeles Design Challenge has developed a design for future police car. Mercedes-Benz in the far future would demonstrate how the genes of the classic off-roader from 1979 may still assert themselves in the far future. More crowded roads has enforced the Law enforcement agencies to prepare for emergency. The Los Angeles design challenge 2012 looks far ahead with a quest for the “Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025” with electronically monitored and guided traffic.

In the future era of Green Cars, the Eco friendly will be the virtue of police car, and for this it will use alternative source of energy. Mercedes-Benz is presenting in Los Angeles that meets these requirement and would be fully capable of supporting police and emergency services anywhere in the world,  said by Gorden Wagener, Director of Design at Mercedes-Benz Cars. The Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force is



Nissan TeRRA Zero Emission SUV Concept

Nissan will be showcasing the Nissan TeRRA Zero Emission SUV Concept on 27th September,  at Paris Motor Show 2012. The TeRRA SUV has the 4×4 fuel cell electric power-train, which has the capability of off-road driving condition as well as smooth on-road experience. In the future technology of zero emission among SUV’s and crossovers, the TeRRA concept has the done an outstanding work with its zero-emission capability, which is the great achievement in Green Cars with its Eco-Friendliness and getting SUV’s all benefits in any road conditions.

With Athletic in the exterior and taking care of the Europe zone conditions, the All-Wheel Drive TeRRA is featured with Aerodynamic flat body, sculptured lamps, attractive colors, short overhangs, and sharp corners. While on the interior, AWD TeRRA has soothing ambience with dashboard finished in wood/metal contrast, combination of acrylic colored and blond wood trim in the door panel and clean steering and instrument console view for driver vision. The TeRRA SUV Concept



Audi A1 e-tron for German team in 2012 London Olympics

For the London Olympics 2012 in United Kingdom, the German Car Maker AUDI has offered its home Olympic team with the one of its best Concept Cars, the Audi A1 e-tron, which is undoubtedly a best Eco-friendly car among Green Cars. The A1 e-tron is presented in the color of German Flag style with same white background and tri-colors(Jet black, Traffic red, Cadmium yellow) marking. The decision to escort German Olympic Team by Audi A1 e-tron, was taken by Audi with the partners National Paralympic Committee Germany i.e.

DBS and German Olympic Sports Confederation i.e. DOSB and extended its partnership up-to 2016. The A1 e-tron is a conceptual exhibition car and Audi has limited edition 60 e-tron cars. With green car initiative, Audi e-tron is comes under Electric Cars category, equipped with a range extender to assist in better mileage. The e-tron is supported by small combustion engine contains technology



Porsche 918 Spider Hybrid Plug-In Concept Car 2013

Porsche is known for its matchless luxury & power sports in its cars & supercars. But this time they will be delivering something that not only the first Hybrid plug-in Supercar but also making cars more enviornment-friendly by lauching Porsche 918 Spider Hybrid Concept car around end of September 2013. Porsche-918-Hybrid-Concept-2013-HD Already road test on hybrid 918 spider has been started on its prototype. Naturally, it will be good in fuel economy but some points are still not disclosed by Porsche like battery only operated, battery charging time.

Performance : Porsche hybrid 918 Spider car has its original V8 4.6 Liter engine which is already capable of producing 500 hp, with addition to this, hybrid 918 spider has 2 electric motors capable of generating extra power of 280 hp. So all together the Porsche hybrid 918 spider is unleashing 780 hp which makes its first hybrid plug-in supercar. The 7