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Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 – World’s First Diesel Full Hybrid Vehicle – Made Official 25
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in 3008 Hybrid4, Automotive News, axle, CO2, diesel, economy, Electric, electronic, gearbox, Green Auto, HDi, hybrid, Motor, output, PEUGEOT, recovery, sale, torque., vehicle, Wheels on 08 25th, 2010

Peugeot has officially announced its 3008 HYbrid4. The car is the world’s first diesel-powered fully hybrid vehicle. The HYbrid4 comes with a 2.0 liter HDi diesel engine with 163 PS (120 kW) and 300 Nm of torque which powers the front wheels.

A 27 kW electric motor mounted on the rear axle, which is powered by the nickel metal hydride batteries placed under the trunk, will power the back wheels. The motor will provide a constant 100 Nm of torque but can deliver 200 Nm at its peak. The car’s maximum total output reaches 200 PS (147 kW) and 500 Nm of torque.

Other features include the 6-speed manual gearbox, the kinetic energy recovery system, an electronic control unit to manage the various modes of the diesel engine and electric motor working together and a stop-start system.

Its fuel economy is 3.8 liters/100 km and CO2 emissions rating is a very eco-friendly 99 g/km. It will go on sale in Europe next year.

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Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid Surfaces in the Form of a Promotional Video 25
Aug
Posted by Alex Ion in accelerate, Automotive News, battery, Detroit, engine, Fisker, fuel, Green Auto, Karma, kW, launched., motors, Plug-in Hybrid, sale, sedan, speed, torque., turbocharged, video, Videos on 08 25th, 2010

Fisker has released a promotional video of the luxury plug-in hybrid, the Fisker Karma. The car features two electric motors, which are powered by a 200kW lithium-ion battery pack that produces 300 kW (402 hp / 408 PS) and 1,300 Nm (959 lb/ft) of torque.

The battery pack allows the car to travel up to 50 miles before a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine kicks in to recharge it. The car can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in approximately six seconds, and has a top speed of 201 km/h (125 mph). It has an estimated combined fuel consumption rating of 2L/100km (117.6 mpg US).

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The Karma, a four-door, four-seat luxury sports sedan, was unveiled at the Detroit auto show in January last year. It was scheduled to go on sale last year, but the sale was delayed for unspecified reasons. We can expect the car to be launched in 2011. The promotional video is here for you to see.

(Via WCF)







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