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2012 Ford Focus EV First Teaser Image Out 4
Posted by Alex Ion in 2012 Ford Focus EV, Automotive News, Concept car news, Detroit Motor Show, First teaser image, Ford, International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las-Vegas, lithium-ion battery, Upcoming Events on 01 4th, 2011

Ford has released the first teaser image of the 2012 Focus EV. The vehicle will be unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be held in Las Vegas and not at the Detroit Motor Show supposed to be held next week.

Apart from the teased image posted on Facebook, no further details have been revealed by the manufacturer. As per the guesses based on the image, the car will feature a glowing charging port surround and plenty of EV badging.

It will be powered by a 23 kWh lithium-ion battery. This will enable the vehicle to travel approximately 100 miles that is 161 km, that too on a single charge.

The2012 Ford Focus EV will be available in the markets such as Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Tucson, Portland, Raleigh Durham, Richmond, Seattle, and Washington, D.C later this year on sale.

Audi’s R4 e-tron Roadster Concept to be Seen at the Paris Show 10
Posted by Alex Ion in audi, Concept car news, Detroit Motor Show, lithium-ion battery, Paris Motor Show, R4 e-tron roadster on 09 10th, 2010

The Audi e-tron roadster concept will be introduced at the Paris Motor Show. It is understood that the concept will be based on the R4 e-tron that was seen at the Detroit Motor Show in January. The only difference will be that the roof will be convertible.

The R4 e-Tron coupe that debuted at the Detroit Show had featured a lithium-ion battery powering two electric motors that together produced 50kW (204 PS / 201 hp) and 2,650 Nm (1955 lb-ft) of torque. This meant that the car was capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 5.9 seconds, and was able to hit a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).

There is not much detail available, or even pictures, coming from the company right now. It is also not sure how the lack of a top will affect the speeds that were demonstrated earlier. Auto freaks  are anticipating that this will make the sleek e-tron better than before.

(Via WCF)