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Volvo Electric Car Candidate Appears in Indianapolis

Volvo Electric Car Candidate Appears in Indianapolis
A sketch of the car sticking out when Volvo made a presentation with the theme “Future Electric Cars Volvo” in the event which was held manufacturer of lithium-ion battery EnerDel in Indianapolis, recently. C30 base car with two power design is quite prominent.

When the image shows EnerDel, hatchback is equipped with six bolt rim. So, the back of a rigid design is unique because both the curved and united as a tiny wings.

Volvo’s spokesman, Dan Johnston, who dodged that the sketch looked a C30 precursor form of electricity. “That’s just the usual image of designer friends in Sweden who were not serious. We do not have an electric car that looks too ‘electric car’. It will not be like the Prius, there will be a continuation of our design language on Volvo C30,” says Johnston , as quoted insidelanenews.com, last week.


Audi e-Tron

Audi executive Frank Van Meel, center, points out features of the e-Tron concept vehicle, which is slated to make its North American debut at the L.A. Auto Show.

A high-performance sports car with a purely electric drive system

Audi presents the highlight of the IAA 2009: the e-tron, a high-performance sports car with a purely electric drive system. Four motors – two each at the front and rear axles – drive the wheels, making the concept car a true quattro. Producing 230 kW (313 hp) and 4,500 Nm (3,319.03 lb-ft) of torque, the two-seater accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 – 62.14 mph) in 4.8 seconds, and from 60 to 120 km/h (37.28 – 74.56 mph) in 4.1 seconds. The lithium-ion battery provides a truly useable energy content of 42.4 kilowatt hours to enable a range of approximately 248 kilometers.

Mercy B-Class Electric in the NAIAS Auto Show 2008

(picture from Mercedes-Benz)

In the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in 2009, previously called Detroit Auto Show, which takes place next month, the premium car manufacturer famous German, Mercedes-Benz, will introduce the public to study the concept car BlueZero. Despite there has been no release of the Mercedes-Benz, the German media, particularly on-line photo show is the car. According to them, the photographs provided by the people in the Mercedes-Benz itself.

Although the Mercedes-Benz his car BlueZero Concept, but German media had considered as a B-Class future generation. Autobild as one of Germany’s largest automotive media even call this a “B-Class New electric.”

Analysis is based on the dimensions and design of the car. In addition, the B-Class since the first was launched in 2005 have not changed the model. It is estimated, BlueZero will be the B-Class will be launched in 2010.

B-Class is Mercedes-Benz products in the category of compact MPV, which appear with the hatchback design. Dimension be measured slightly higher than the A-Class. Although less so popular, B-Class is also marketed by its ATPM in Indonesia, PT Indonesia Mercedes-Benz.

Three Variants
Further explained, BlueZero that will debut the Mercedes-Benz introduced in three variants.

First is BlueZero E-Cell, a car that rely on electricity as visitors. For this, Mercedes-Benz will use Lithium-ion battery and electric motor which is able to generate power 100kW (136 PS) and Torque 320Nm.

Although in terms of energy is very interesting, but exploring very limited power, only to 100 km, while to recharge batteries that can be used again, take two hours. With such capabilities, targeting the Mercedes car for those who need transportation around the city.

To further distance, or both variants, namely EREV (extended range electric vehicle). Rather, electric car that can be used for distance. Mercedes-Benz E-call BlueZero Cell Plus. This car uses a battery and electric motor with the same E-Cell, but equipped with a motor fuel, which functions as a generator to produce electricity.

With the two driving, the car can be used for a distance of 600 km. Motor fuel used 3-cylinder, gasoline-fueled, turbo-equipped and is now used in the Mercedes-Benz Smart.

The third variant is the F-Cell, vehicles with fuel cells that generate electricity from hydrogen. Mercedes car that is able to generate power 136 PS and 320 Nm Torque, equivalent to the capacity of 2.0 liter diesel engine. However, the interesting, the F-Cell will not cause emissions.

Toyota Plug-in Hybrids

After General Motors announced it would produce the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, Toyota announced that it, too, would make one. Toyota is currently testing its “Toyota Plug-in HV” in Japan, the United States, and Europe. Like GM’s Volt, it uses a lithium-ion battery pack. The PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) could have a lower environmental impact than existing hybrids.

On June 5, 2008, A123Systems announced that its Hymotion plug-in hybrid conversion kits for the Toyota Prius would be installed by six dealers, including four Toyota dealerships: Westboro Toyota in Boston, Fitzgerald Toyota in Washington, Toyota of Hollywood in Los Angeles, and the Minneapolis-based Denny Hecker Automotive Group, which sells multiple brands.