Top Green Cars From The Geneva Auto Show
Earlier I came across a fantastic article by admin, posted earlier today, over on Marte Auto Show entitled Top Green Cars From The Geneva Auto Show that I would suggest all of you read. Here are some excerpts in order to pique your interest!
Pair this mileage with the power to go from 0 to 60 in less than 5 seconds, and it is very easy to see why so many people have their eyes on this vehicle. Nissan has also designed the ZOE with Renault. The ZOE has a top speed of about 84 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in 8.1 seconds. The Vauxhall Ampera also impressed at the Geneva Motor show with zero tailpipe emissions and the ability to be powered completely by electricity for 50 miles.
The ability to seamlessly switch from electric to petrol while limiting emissions is sure to attract buyers. The Range Rover Range_e is a city car that emits a tiny 89g/km of CO2, which can be translated into roughly 85 miles. It is the 1st 4WD Range Rover that can accomplish this feat, and has a number of impressive features that let the driver control the car exactly how they see fit. Volvo showcased the V60 plug in has 285 hp and can accelerate from 0 to 62 in 6.9 seconds. The V60 is an all wheel-drive diesel hybrid, and also offers a driving range of 30 miles with zero emissions.
Not to be outdone, the Peugeot 3008 Crossover is also a diesel hybrid, although it does not offer a plug in option like the Volvo. BMW grabbed everyone’s attention with their Vision ConnectedDrive Roadster. Although the exact specs have not been released, this Roadster works to fuse the driver and car with the surrounding environment for best results. There was also a Mini Rocketman concept car that was revealed to the public for the first time. This small vehicle is capable of getting 94mpg and strives to combine fuel efficiency with comfort and drivability. The Geneva Motor Show revealed some of the most impressive green vehicles yet, and there are no signs of the industry slowing down.
Now then, reading admin’s article started me off thinking so I did a google search for some more posts on the subject and uncovered some more goodarticles. e.g. ItaliaspeedTV ? 81st Geneva Motor Show 2011: Alfa Romeo 4C Concept by admin, posted last week, over on :
In its press release issued this morning Alfa Romeo closes with a final line that claims the 4C is destined for production: “This car is not simply an exercise in style created for the motor show; it will be on sale in 2012 and is set to reinforce Alfa Romeo’s global growth.” While the 4C Concept was getting all the attention this morning, VW Chairman Piech last night at a special event suggested that in VW’s hands the Alfa Romeo brand could reach 400000 units sales by 2016. Last year it sold just 112000 cars. By contrast Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is much more optimistic for Alfa Romeo, he plans to reach 500000 sales by 2014. Marchionne had also previously targeted 300000 units by 2010. The overall shape of the 4C, while developing some thinking from the 8C Competizione, shows a strong similarity to the Lotus Evora, particularly in the glass house form, the glass engine cover and the overall design language shapes. Other external influences melded into the new project include the venting in the frame around the engine cover which is reminiscent of Ferrari’s 360/430.
Yet another fine article on the subject came from admin over on Champagne Blogs posted earlier today and entitled Oh Maybach! Maybach Zeppelin @ 2009 Geneva Auto Show which is also definitely worth reading!
by admin on May 25, 2011 Easy AdSense by Unreal MORE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW @ INSIDELINE.COM: www.edmunds.com Mercedes-Benz has added a limited-edition flagship to its underachieving Maybach lineup in the form of a new Zeppelin model. The Zeppelin will debut at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show next month. To be produced in a limited run of 100 vehicles at Mercedes-Benz’s Sindelfingen factory in southern Germany, the range-topping Maybach can be ordered based on either the 57 or the more spacious 62 version of the company’s six-year-old upmarket limousine — the latter aimed at rival Rolls-Royce’s Phantom EWB. Resurrecting the name given to the most imposingly styled and luxuriously equipped Maybach models built between 1928 and 1934, the modern-day Zeppelin is distinguished from existing Maybach models through a range of exterior styling changes, equipment upgrades to the interior and a more powerful version of the Maybach S’s V12 gasoline engine.