Wednesday 8 December 2010

Reduce your carbon footprint, with Electric or hybrid cars

Best 2010 electric cars picture 1 - Tesla Roadster

The Tesla Roadster, achieves up to 300 miles per charge.With 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, the Tesla Roadster outperforms almost all sports cars in its class yet is six times as energy efficient as gas guzzlers and delivers 244 miles per charge. It also has a 45-minute QuickCharge capability.

The Tesla Roadster Model S, which carries its charger onboard, can be recharged from any 120V, 240V or 480V outlet, with the latter taking only 45 minutes. By recharging their car while they stop for a meal, drivers can go from LA to New York in approximately the same time as a gasoline car.

Tesla expects to start Model S production in late 2011. The company believes it is close to receiving $350 million in federal loans to build the Model S assembly plant in California from the Dept of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program.
Best 2010 electric cars picture 2 - Ciroen C-Zero

Due for release in the fall of 2010, the amazing Ciroen C-Zero is Electric Car is capable of 0 - 60mph in 15 seconds. A full charge will give you approximately 80 miles before requiring a recharge. Charge time with these models is around six hours, that is unless you access a quick charge .
Best 2010 electric cars picture 3 - Mesrcedes Smart Ed Electric Smart Car

Smart Ed Electric Smart Car Has been trialled by councils and companies for 2 years. Range: 70 miles Top Speed: 60 mph No retail version in UK The electric version of the famous Smart ForTwo.
There's still no sign of a retail version on UK roads and Mercedes-Benz hasn't decided which battery technology to use for a consumer model. It's capable of a top speed of 60mph and running 70 miles before needing a recharge.
Best 2010 electric cars picture 4 - Audi e-tron

Audi e-tron Electric Car. An all-wheel-drive, all-electric, high-end sports car. Audi is talking as if Audi e-tron will become a production model by the end of 2012 that could sell for around $200,000. Styling, for the moment, is much like the Audi R8 sports car without the carbon-fiber panels.
The engine behind Audi's latest eco-machine is powered by a 42.4 kilowatt-hour liquid-cooled lithium ion battery which supports four motors in each corner that produce 313 horsepower. With 3,319 pounds of torque, the car goes from 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds, and 60 to 120 in 4.1 seconds -- a level of power almost unprecedented in an electric car.
Best 2010 electric cars picture 5 - Liberty Range Rover Electric Car

Liberty Range Rover Electric Car. Newly formed Liberty Electric Cars Ltd is investing £30 million in the re engineering of large luxury cars and 4 x 4s into emission-free, high performance electric vehicles.
The company will design and manufacture a unique electric drive-train platform to power a wide range of large vehicles, which will also have the flexibility to incorporate emerging technologies.
Larry Shrier, Liberty founder and CEO says; "The Liberty Electric Range Rover takes electric vehicle technology into a new sector, to large luxury cars that people aspire to drive, particularly in cities and urban environments where environmental controls are becoming increasingly tighter.
Best 2010 electric cars picture 6 - Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Car

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Car.
Mitsubishi has raised its output target for the i-MiEV in response to higher demand expectations based upon a hugely positive response from the UK and other European markets.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has prioritized the development of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV for introduction to the Japanese domestic market in 2009 and has confirmed its plans for introduction to Europe in 2010. MMC's electric vehicle strategy is to become one of the leading car manufacturers of electric vehicles in the world.


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