A hybrid car manages to use an electric motor and a conventional motor in a combined way. In the case of the Toyota Avalon, the hybrid combines electric capacity with the power of the diesel shift, in the case of the Audi A8 the 211 hp 2000cc TFSI 4-cylinder petrol engine is combined with a 54 hp electric motor.
Expensive gasoline kills you but you can't afford to buy an LPG or methane car? If you are among the many Italians fed up with the increase in fuels and are thinking of having a gas system installed on your car, you should know that from March 2012 you can access the LPG and CNG incentives. Methane even after the purchase of the vehicle; to launch the incentives is a campaign of "Low Impact Fuels Initiative" (ICBI) which aims to protect the environment by spreading sustainable mobility.
BMW i8, the car sported by Tom Cruise in his Mission Impossible with dual engine, direct petrol injection and electric motor for a total power of 353 hp and 500 Nm of torque. To see it on the road we will have to wait until 2013 but there are already many details that BMW has released about its brand new car.
Toyota prepares to launch a new hybrid, following the success of the Prius, the NS4 arrives, more powerful and more powerful.While we wait for electric vehicles to become the European standard, we can appreciate the presence of many hybrid models on the market , that is, cars that run on both conventional fuels and electricity.
With the increases, in some areas of Italy, gasoline has reached € 1.90. Consequently, many motorists have considered installing a gas system or even buying a new LPG or CNG car. While we wait for the Monti government to decide to issue incentives for ecological cars, Fiat is proposing new offers for its customers.
There are many doubts about the sustainability of electric cars; but in countries like Germany, where the electricity to power electric cars derives from a completely renewable energy trio, there is a lot of belief in the opportunities of electric mobility. A German car manufacturer is proposing a new wireless charging system for electric vehicles.
Do you leave the house by car and go back to two wheels using the same vehicle? It's possible. Speed through city traffic without traffic jams and above all with a zero CO2 footprint. This is why the Bimoped electric vehicle was designed, designed specifically for the city, the sustainable car is also a two-wheeled vehicle.
A car usually has four or five seats. Have you ever thought about sharing yours? Maybe sharing a car could be an expedient to make new friends. When you really can't do without the car, you can make intelligent use of it that greatly reduces consumption and pollution.
The future of Ferrari is hybrid, the Italian carmaker has announced that the next productions will be equipped with green technology without making tragic compromises on the layout of the engine. Ferrari's goal is to cut CO2 emissions and it will do so with the V12 model. The hybrid model will be the first of a new generation of Ferrari V12s.
Opel, just like Fiat, is aiming for LPG and CNG to solve the problem of expensive petrol. This is how Opel presents its Zafira 1.6 ecoM, the natural gas car that offers the driver the opportunity to save on fuel and reduce their harmful emissions related to mobility. Opel Zafira 1.
The famous Japanese car manufacturer Honda has formalized the launch of its hydrogen solar station. The first station that, in addition to refueling cars with hydrogen, produces and stores the new fuel. The company hopes that in the future this technology will be a standard even bypassing electric vehicles.
The concept of SUV is revolutionized because it adds an electric motor, agility and elegant design with falcon doors. This is Tesla Motors' X Model, available on the international market by 2013. There are many car manufacturers that are specializing in the electric sector but who can show off a young and intense career is Tesla Motors, founded in 2003 and arrived in Italy last year.
In a snowy field, not far from Moscow, there is a very peculiar automobile museum. When we talk about museums we imagine large rooms, guides and exhibits on display. Forget this image, the Russian one is an open-air museum that revives a generation of cars forgotten by the world.
It's called Twizy and is destined to revolutionize the world of four wheels. Agile and dynamic like a scooter, safe and comfortable like a car. Only as sustainable as an electric vehicle can. With Twizy, Renault becomes a forerunner of innovation. You don't need long waits to get it, just go to a Renault dealer.
Manage your car with your smartphone? With Ford it's possible. After having landed on Facebook with its virtual tour, the Ford Focus Electric is preparing to enter Italian dealerships, it is very close by now. Its debut is expected by 2013. It is a three times ecological car since its production should take place in the Michigan plant, powered largely by one of the largest photovoltaic plants in the state, plus, using recycled plastics!
The electric car undoubtedly represents the future of sustainable mobility so as to ensure a reduction in air pollution related to transport. The spread of electric cars in Italy is strictly connected to the spread of charging stations, state eco-incentives and models currently available on the market.
Mini Cooper, Mini One and… Mini Zero! The launch of the third generation of MINI is scheduled for 2013, the car will keep the three doors but will undergo numerous style changes both for the interior and the exterior with a design that is probably minimal.Some compare the MINI style to the beauty of the Volkswagen Beetle , others despise it, labeling it a ridiculous toy-like car.
General Motors launches the Chevrolet EN-V 2.0, defined by many as the car of the future. A revolutionary small electric two-seater car, especially designed for the problems of urban mobility in terms of space and emissions. Electric Networked Vehicle, this is the name of the concept with unusual shapes.
It is well known that electric cars have the disadvantage of having a limited driving range. Fortunately, there are hybrid cars to overcome this limit and beyond. An example is the Chevrolet Volt, already available on the Italian market. Some manufacturers have introduced models on the market called "electric cars with extended range".
It will make its debut on the Italian market in 2013 and is the smallest electric car in the world, it is so small that it fits into the lift and you can travel 70 kilometers with 45 cents. This is Volpe, the urban vehicle that bears the Zagato signature, a great luxury brand.Do you know that only 15 of Italians move around the city with a travel companion?
A green convertible beetle? It bears the name of Volkswagen E-Bugster and was presented at the 2012 Beijing International Motor Show. The German carmaker created the E-Bugster in a futuristic and environmentally friendly way. E-Bugster is a two-seater and electric convertible beetle.