November 13, 2009

New Generation of Hybrid Cars

New Generation of Hybrid Cars

Exclusive summary about New Generation of Hybrid Cars By Simon Macsis

Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

It is well known that the Japanese are without a doubt innovators when it comes to new technology and this Lexus is no different. Besides the fact that it looks great, it is quite a technological achievement. It is arguably the first "pretty" hatchback hybrid to be launched and if you combine that with the fact that it is a Lexus, you will be able to rest assured that it not only looks great, but will keep going until the end of time. Reliability is a huge part of Lexus' repertoire and this hybrid will be no different.

Audi R8 e-tron

Quite possibly the most exciting car to be unveiled at the Frankfurt 2009 Motor Show is the Audi R8 e-tron might only be a concept, but the impact it will have on the market is undeniable. With four motors powering the R8 it really does encapsulate the spirit of the Quattro name. And with a 230kw of power and enough torque to dig up tarmac, the R8 will rocket from 0-60 in a mere 4.8 seconds, which is an astonishing feat for an electric vehicle.

Race is on For First Brit-Built Hybrid Car

Exclusive summary about Hybrid Cars for Race By Stuart Coster

Toyota and Nissan are going head-to-head in a quest to offer the first British-built hybrid car. Petrol-electric versions of Toyota's Auris and the Nissan Qashqai are currently under development and heading for UK and European showrooms in 2010. Toyota have yet to reveal exact details of the new Auris drivetrain, but the company has confirmed it will feature the ground-breaking Hybrid Synergy Drive seen in the brand's latest Prius model.

The 4x4 specialist last month confirmed that a production version of its exciting LRX concept will go into production at the company's Halewood plant in Merseyside. The latest Landy's 'green' credentials will be sealed by an electric-drive rear axle coupled to a 2-litre turbodiesel engine, capable of running on bio-diesel.

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