- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Land Rover
eBay is just full of hidden gems and surprises, along with really random and cheap stuff. We ran across this Mitsubishi Eclipse and on the outside it looks like your standard Eclipse with minimal modifications. Then you take a look at the interior and it’s overwhelming … tacky, but then you notice there’s a whole lot of batteries inside and under the hood. “What’s this?” Well, it’s an all electric Eclipse.
Shortly after announcing the pricing and specs for the Chevrolet Volt, General Motors has put a Youtube video up on the video sharing site touting the features and benefits of GM’s new plug-in hybrid. We’ll spare you a recap of the video but we’ve embedded it into the post below the jump. You can already guess what it’s going to say based on the screenshot.
Prince Charles is shutting down The Mall in London to display environmentally friendly vehicles for 10 days in September. The Prince is not only a keen environmentalist but a collector of Aston Martins and other sports cars, and the nexus of both conservation and automobiles is an appropriate area of interest for him.
In a shockingly forthright appraisal of the Chinese auto market, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche laid out the harsh reality for the Chinese auto market, stating that petroleum-powered vehicles are not sustainable due to the massive demand, and that electric vehicles are imperative.
Volkswagen unveiled an electric Golf prototype that will preview the initial run of 500 Golfs slated for consumer testing starting next year.
The e-Golf is powered by a 114 horsepower electric motor producing 199 lb-ft of torque. Together with a one-speed transmission, the car should hit 60 mph in just under 12 seconds and get just under 100 miles per charge. If all goes well with the test program, Volkswagen will launch three electric vehicles for sale to the public in 2013, based on the soon-to-be-released Up! City Car, the Golf and the Jetta.
Press Release after the Jump
The Ultimate Driving Machine is set to introduce the ultimate commuter vehicle, as BMW announced Wednesday that its new Megacity electric car will launch in 2013. BMW’s Megacity is set to be a revolutionary design, featuring a carbon monocoque chassis (similar to the McLaren F1 supercar), a rear-engine layout and aerodynamic exterior styling with carbon fiber bodypanels.
Running on a pure electric engine, the Circuit will hit 60 mph in less than five seconds and accelerate through the quarter mile in just 13 seconds. Top speed has been limited to 125 mph. Possibly more impressive than the performance is the Circuit’s range. Dodge claims the sportscar will achieve 150 to 200 miles on a single charge.
Official release after the jump:
Next year Ford will deliver pure electric versions of its Fusion and Focus models to fleet customers with units going on sale in 2011.
The pure electric cars are expected to achieve 100 miles on a single charge. Then in 2012 Ford will deliver a plug-in hybrids of both the Fusion and Focus.
Ford also announced that the four cylinder all-new Fusion will deliver 34 mpg, making the Fusion the most fuel-efficient mid-sized sedan and mid-sized hybrid sedan.
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Recently MINI delivered 500 MINI Es (electric versions of the popular MINI) to California, New York and New Jersey to begin an exciting new pilot project. Each vehicle is powered by a 204hp electric motor, which draws power from a lithium-ion battery. MINI claims the vehicles are good for 156 miles on a single charge and that a recharge will take just 2.5 hours with a special wallbox that allows a more powerful 240 volt output. Recharge is also possible with a conventional wall plug.