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world land speed record with electric car - 328.5 km/h

World Land Speed Record with Electric Car - 328.5 km/h

Autocar has published a video showing converted Le Mans race car doing over 200 mph (320 km/h). The spectacular in this video is that the race car is powered by pure electricity, which means that it set a new world land speed record for a sub-1000kg electric car. The average speed is 328.5 km/h (204.185 mph). T

nissan zeod rc - world's fastest electric racing car

Nissan ZEOD RC - World's Fastest Electric Racing Car

Nissan has unveiled the groundbreaking and innovative ZEOD RC. This is the world's fastest electric racing car, which will reach speeds of more than 300km/h with electric technology at the Le Mans 24 Hours. The ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car) will make its race debut at next year's Le Mans 24 Hour.

2013 renault zoe - uk price £13,650

2013 Renault ZOE - UK Price £13,650

Renault has announced the pricing of the new 2013 ZOE, which was announced at the Geneva Motorshow in 2012. The starting price is just £13,650 OTR. 2013 Renault ZOE is 100 % electric vehicle offering great range and versatility at low price. With an NEDC homologated range of 209 km (130 miles), ZOE is the first affordable car for everyday use to have been designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle. ZOE is available in three trim levels – Expression, Dynamique Zen and Dynamique

2013 hyundai ix35 fuel cell

2013 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell

Hyundai has announced the 2013 ix35 Fuel Cell, which has been selected for the second consecutive year by the European Commission-backed Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) to demonstrate the real-world benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology. The world’s first production fuel cell electric vehicle, the ix35 Fuel Cell, will be made available throughout 2013 to members of the European Parliament, European Commission officials and other policymakers for test drives in Bruss

2013 volkswagen e-up! - 150 km range

2013 Volkswagen e-Up! - 150 km Range

Volkswagen has revealed the new all-electric version of the 2013 Up!. The four-seat car – which operates with nearly zero noise – is being shown at today’s Annual Press and Investors Conference in Wolfsburg. It impresses with its driving range of 150 km and excellent everyday practicality. The electric motor has a maximum output of 82HP (60 kW)  and a continuous power of 55HP (40 kW). The torque is 210Nm (155 lb-ft) from the first rev. 0-100 km/h in 14 seconds and a top speed of 135 km/h

audi's cylinder-on-demand technology for a1 and a3

Audi's Cylinder-on-Demand Technology for A1 and A3

Audi is now offering the A1 and A3 1.4 liter TFSI engine with Cylinder-on-Demand technology. The manufacturer is moving CoD technology from Audi S and RS models to bring 60 mpg economy potential to A1 and A3. The 1.4 liter TFSI has 140HP (103 kW) at 5,000RPM And 250Nm (184 lb-ft) at just 1,500RPM. 0-100 km/h in

2013 volkswagen golf vii plug-in hybrid - 1.5 liters per 100 km

2013 Volkswagen Golf VII Plug-in Hybrid - 1.5 liters per 100 km

Volkswagen has announced the new Golf Plug-in Hybrid, which is based on the 7th generation of the hatchback. It is expected to hit the market in the beginning of the next year. The Golf VII Plug-in Hybrid is powered by a 1.4 liter TFSI with 150HP (110 kW) and a 102HP (75 kW) electric motor coupled to a dual-clutch S-tronic 6-speed gearbox. The powertrain is the same as in Audi A3 e-Tron Plug-in Hybrid. The total power is 204HP (150 kW) and

chevrolet spark ev at the 2013 geneva motor show

Chevrolet Spark EV at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Chevrolet will exhibit the new Spark EV at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The car will be sold in select European markets as of 2014 model. The Chevrolet Spark EV is anticipated to set a benchmark in performance for an urban city electric car and is powered by the most advanced electric motor and battery system General Motors has ever built. The Spark EV is powered by an electric motor with 136HP (100 kW) and 542Nm (401 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in 8.5 seconds. The car comes with a lithium-ion battery sys

audi automatic driving for parking

Audi Automatic Driving for Parking

Here is an interesting video clip of Audi’s latest automatic parking system. It operates with the help of ultrasound or cameras, which display images via the onboard monitor. This is a very convenient solution for parking and saves a lot of time. Furthermore, you can pick up your car from the destination you left it. Audi’s Automatic Driving for Parking seeks for suitable spot and performs performs all the necessary steering movements; it can handle both parallel parking and parking perpe

2014 honda accord hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda US is planning to invest $23 million and hire approximately 50 new associates at its Marysville, Ohio auto plant to add production of the new two-motor Accord Hybrid Sedan, scheduled to go on sale nationwide this fall. "With more than 30 years of continuously building eight generations of the Honda Accord close to our customers, our team now is using its experience and flexibility to add this sophisticated Accord Hybrid model," commented Jeff Tomko, plant manager of the Marysville A

kepler motion supercar - 800hp hybrid [video]

Kepler Motion Supercar - 800HP Hybrid [video]

Kepler Motors has officially announced the Motion Hybrid Super car at the 2009 Dubai Motor Show. The first deliveries of this monster were scheduled for the end of 2011, but that not happened. Still, the manufacturer has released a new promo video of their model. Kepler Motion Super car is powered by a modified twin-turbo 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost engine with 550HP (410 kW) driving the rear wheels and the front wheels are driven by a mighty 250HP (186 kW) electric motor. This means a combined power of 800HP (597

2013 scion iq ev - performance and efficiency

2013 Scion iQ EV - Performance and Efficiency

Scion has announced the new 2013 iQ EV, which is essentially a rebadged Toyota iQ with an electric motor. However, the iQ EV is a battery- electric four-seater city commuter car designed for car-sharing programs, in urban and campus environments. "Toyota believes battery-electric vehicles have the potential to play a role in future mobility strategies," commented Chris Hostetter, TMS group vice president of strategic planning. "Up to now, cost and convenience issues have limited BEV's appeal with a broad