Posts Tagged: hybrid

Quanta presents a Corvette with hybrid technology
By November 6, 2013 Read More →

Quanta presents a Corvette with hybrid technology

uanta Hybrid Performance has engineered and produced a unique hybrid electric vehicle, the Quanta Corvette QHP770. This car is a C6 Z06 Chevrolet Corvette which has been modified with Quanta Hybrid Performance’s integrated hybrid technology. The combination of the 505hp LS7 Chevrolet power plant and the Quanta Hybrid Performance hybrid electric technology results in over 1500 lb-ft of torque and more than 770 peak horsepower, which puts the acceleration of the QHP770 in supercar territory.

Road Test: 2013 Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTec Hybrid
By September 30, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTec Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz has updated the E-Class with new looks, new engine choices and new or optimised assistance systems borrowed from the new S-Class. Mercedes-Benz E-Class is also available with a wide range of engine variants. The most economical choice is this E 300 BlueTec Hybrid with an average fuel consumption of 4,1 l/100km and the CO2 emissions of 107 g/km.

Road Test: 2014 Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid
By September 23, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2014 Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid

The Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid is an excellent example of what can be achieved by adding an extra electric motor to a diesel-engined car. This new Hybrid isn’t just the most economical car in the Volvo V60 range, it is also the fastest V60 diesel model. Sounds like a perfect combination!

Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept with 420 hp
By August 27, 2013 Read More →

Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept with 420 hp

Toyota will present a new Yaris Hybrid-R concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Based on the Toyota Yaris 3-door version, the Yaris Hybrid R concept hybrid powertrain configuration combines the powerful 1.6l petrol Global Race Engine with two powerful electric motors to provide an intelligent electric four-wheel drive capability. The front wheels are driven by a 300hp 4-cylinder 1.6 turbo engine with direct injection specifically developed by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) according to the rules of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) for a Global Race Engine to be utilised in various motorsport disciplines. At the rear, each wheel is individually powered by a 60hp electric motor, the same as those used in the standard Toyota Yaris Hybrid. The hybrid powertrain system develops a total system output of up to 420 hp.

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The new Mercedes-Bens S 500 Plug-In Hybrid
By August 24, 2013 Read More →

The new Mercedes-Bens S 500 Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid is the third hybrid model of the new S-Class. In the S 500 Plug-In Hybrid the new 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged engine (245 kW) is combined with a 80 kW electric motor. Combustion engine creates 480 Nm of torque and the electric motor additional 340 Nm. Overall consumption (NEDC) is 3.0 l/100 km and CO2 emissions 69 g/km. Operating range on electric power alone is about 30 km. The car can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds.

2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid
By July 28, 2013 Read More →

2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid

The 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid (formerly the Infiniti JX35) adds a second powertrain choice for buyers of Infiniti’s popular premium crossover vehicle. Along with the Q70 Hybrid and previously announced Q50 Hybrid, Infiniti will have a trio of advanced Direct Response Hybrids for the 2014 model year. The new Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is projected to realize 26 miles per gallon fuel economy (combined city/highway driving) – a 24 percent increase over non-hybrid QX60 models. Most significantly, it does so with absolutely no compromise of performance, interior roominess or cargo space compared to standard QX60 models.

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Alset Global’s Hybrid Hydrogen system debuts in Aston Martin race car
By May 10, 2013 Read More →

Alset Global’s Hybrid Hydrogen system debuts in Aston Martin race car

At the 41st ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nurburgring race on May 19-20th, a prototype, twin-turbo, Aston Martin Rapide S will use Alset Global’s unique Hybrid Hydrogen system to run on pure gasoline or hydrogen or a blend of both.

Lexus introduced GS 300h
By April 22, 2013 Read More →

Lexus introduced GS 300h

Lexus is expanding the GS range with all-new GS 300h featuring highly efficient full hybrid powertrain. The GS 300h is a front engine rear-wheel drive premium sedan equipped with a two-motor full hybrid system featuring a 2.5l 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine with a D-4S direct injection technology. The fuel consumption is targeted below 5.0 l/100 km resulting in class-leading CO2 emissions below 110g/km.

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Road Test: 2013 Peugeot HYbrid4
By January 28, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Peugeot HYbrid4

Peugeot has taken a new approach to the hybrid technology with their 3008 HYbrid4 model. Unlike most of the hybrid vehicles which are petrol-engined, the 3008 HYbrid4 combines electric motor with a diesel engine. Well actually the diesel engine and the electric motor are not combined, as the HDi diesel sits at the front of the car, while the electric motor is located at the back. There are now mechanical links between the front and the rear drivetrains. Everything is controlled electronically between these two drivetrains.

The new Toyota Avalon Hybrid
By January 5, 2013 Read More →

The new Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Toyota Avalon’s Hybrid Synergy Drive uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder employing the Atkinson cycle to postpone closure of the intake valves and delay the compression cycle, helping reduce intake and exhaust energy losses to improve fuel efficiency. Engine efficiency is further enhanced by using a roller-rocker valvetrain, a variable output oil pump, and an electric water pump to reduce frictional losses. The engine also features VVT-i on the intake side and a revised combustion chamber shape for the Atkinson application.

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