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Ford Transit Connect Commercial Van

Ford Transit Connect commercial van

Electric version of the Ford Transit Connect commercial van will come at the end of 2010. Followed by Ford Focus Electric in 2011.

This electric Ford Focus will be fully supported by the power of the battery, which means not going to use a drop of gasoline too, and will produce zero emissions.

Electric version of the Ford Focus was able to travel up to 100 miles, making it ideal as a commuter car for daily use while driving around town.

Charging the lithium-ion batteries on the electric Ford Focus will take between six to eight hours using a 220V outlet or more, through a 110V electrical outlet.

Focus Electric will also feature user-friendly interface similar to the Ford Fusion Hybrid, which is a screen to provide information to the driver of the vehicle and battery charging.

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.

Toyota and Subaru coupled, Making Electrical Cars

TOKYO, SUNDAY – Despite the economic crisis has not ended, Toyota Motor Corp. can not cancel a number of projects that have been programmed. As the development of electric vehicles, the largest car manufacturer in Japan that together with Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI).
Fuji Heavy is known as the manufacturer of Subaru cars. They already have plans to sell electric cars next year at least 100 units. Mid-next decade, FHI has been hoping to sell bulk products. Meanwhile, Toyota will be a new market in 2010.

FHI electric vehicle prototype that is now using lithium batteries up joint venture company Nissan Motor Co. and NEC Corp..
Meanwhile, Toyota will be with Panasonic Corp. for propulsion. Toyota already infuse money of 16.5 percent, or Rp 2.9 trillion in FHI. Previously, the manufacturer will replace the leaders of next year that the funds already spent 8.7 percent of the Rp 2.9 trillion.

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.