Showing posts with label Electric Car. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Electric Car. Show all posts

Audi A2 Concept

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Audi A2 Concept the new product will retain this building, but is going to be priced increased. Audi is set to justify the premium - and set the car or truck aside from the far more standard Audi A1 and Audi A3 - with outstanding technical innovation. As our illustrations present, the A2 is additionally very likely to get extremely flexible, with an MPV-style physique. An insider informed us: “It will only be an electrical auto. Most battery designs are compromised as they are developed on rehashed architecture, however the A2 will probably be built through the ground up being a pure electrical device.

“The idea is so popular [at Audi] that it could even spawn a family of Audi A2 electric versions and grow to be nearly a standalone brand.” The company recently bought quite a few offshore wind turbines to offset the vitality used in developing a pilot fleet of Audi A3s powered by all-natural fuel, and is most likely to pursue a similar technique to help keep the Audi A2 production system carbon neutral.

The model will even stay reasonably light because of on the aluminium construction below the skin. “The spaceframe is, was and often is going to be the car’s core,” our resource insisted. Audi launched the authentic lightweight A2 to good fanfare in 1999, only for it to prove a sales flop, despite the fact that there was a distinctive one.2-litre edition which claimed 90mpg in fuel usage through the use of pioneering features such as stop-start technological innovation. Right now, the far more typical 1.4-litre four-cylinder variations from the Audi A2 are still extremely sought after from the second-hand current market. The brand new model is scheduled to reach dealers by 2015, and spearhead Audi’s electrical car generate.

2011 Volvo C30 BEV

Sunday, May 1, 2011

2011-Volvo-C30-BEV-Front-Angle-View-Hybrid-CarVolvo presented a driveable prototype electric car in September 2009. Volvo C30 BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) is now being shown at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit companies to take one further step in the development process. Both feature a full interior and full instrumentation, as well as improved battery packs.

2011-Volvo-C30-BEV-Front-Angle-View-Hybrid-Car-2"The first prototype to help us identify the main technological challenges, such as battery packs and safety issues. We have discussed this challenge without sacrificing cool the Volvo C30 and fun-to-drive my personality. very pleased with the results. Volvo C30 in Detroit electric BEV is a much more complete product, "said Lennart Stegland, Director Volvo Car Special Vehicles.

The next step in 2010 is a factory-built series of test cars. Selected users will drive the test fleet during a two-year trial period in order to provide Volvo Cars with valuable experience. Not just technical but also behavioural.

The Swedish Energy Agency is supporting the project by contributing SEK 150 million towards its funding.


Toyota FT-EV Electric Cute Car

Friday, November 26, 2010

Toyota FT-EV Electric Car 1Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will display the Toyota FT-EV concept on opening Media Day at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), confirming its plan to launch an urban commuter battery-electric vehicle (BEV) by 2012. This announcement, coupled with its compressed natural gas powered Camry Hybrid concept display at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, signal Toyota’s intention to broaden the scope of its advanced alternative-fuel vehicle development.

Toyota FT-EV Electric Car 2“Now, more than ever, while we are so focused on the pressing issues of the moment, we cannot lose sight of our future,” said Irv Miller, TMS Group Vice President, Environmental and Public Affairs. “Nowhere is this more important than with our industry’s duty and commitment to provide true sustainable mobility with vehicles that significantly reduce fuel consumption, our carbon footprint and overall greenhouse gases.” The FT-EV concept shares its platform with the revolutionary-new iQ urban commuter vehicle. Already a huge hit in Japan, the iQ is lightweight and seats four passengers in comfort and security, while delivering exceptional mileage, sporty performance, unique refinements and a fun, youthful image.

Toyota FT-EV Electric Car 3Toyota’s FT-EV concept imagines an urban dweller, driving up to 50 miles between home, work and other forms of public transportation, such as high-speed rail. Although, for now, the FT-EV remains a pure concept, it represents a natural pairing of product strategies.

Toyota FT-EV Electric Car 4“Last summer’s four-dollar-a-gallon gasoline was no anomaly. It was a brief glimpse of our future,” said Miller. “We must address the inevitability of peak oil by developing vehicles powered by alternatives to liquid-oil fuel, as well as new concepts, like the iQ, that are lighter in weight and smaller in size. This kind of vehicle, electrified or not, is where our industry must focus its creativity.” Although BEVs and new smaller vehicles like the iQ will be a key component of Toyota’s sustainable mobility strategy, the conventional gas-electric hybrid, like the all new third-generation Prius, is considered Toyota’s long-term core powertrain technology.

Toyota FT-EV Electric Car 5Last year, Toyota announced that it planned to sell one million gas-electric hybrids per year sometime during the early 2010s. To accomplish this, Toyota will launch as many as 10 new hybrid models by the early 2010s, in various global markets. The new third-generation Toyota Prius and all new Lexus HS250h, both debuting in Detroit, are the first two examples of that effort. Also, last year, Toyota announced that it would roll-out a large number of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) to global lease-fleet customers in 2010. That schedule has been moved up.

Toyota FT-EV Electric Car 6Beginning in late 2009, Toyota will start global delivery of 500 Prius PHVs powered by lithium-ion batteries. Of these initial vehicles, 150 will be placed with U.S. lease-fleet customers. The first-generation lithium-ion batteries powering these PHVs will be built on an assembly line at Toyota’s PEVE (Panasonic EV Energy Company, LTD) battery plant, a joint-venture production facility in which Toyota owns 60 percent equity. During its development, the new Prius was designed and engineered to package either the lithium-ion battery pack with plug-in capability, or the nickel-metal hydride battery for the conventional gas-electric system. The 500 PHVs arriving globally in late 2009 will be used for market and engineering analysis. Lease–fleet customers will monitor the performance and durability of the first-generation lithium-ion battery, while offering real world feedback on how future customers might respond to the plug-in process. “Future customers will have high expectations for these emerging technologies. This Prius PHV fleet program is a key first step in confirming how and when we might bring large numbers of plug-in hybrids to global markets,” said Miller. “Our business is no longer about simply building and selling cars and trucks. It is about finding solutions to mobility challenges today and being prepared for more daunting challenges in our very near future.”