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

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