Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Electric Volvo 3CC

Among the features of this wonder car - not only environmental cleanliness of engine and body with an unusual 2 +1 formula, but also a tremendous weight to torque power ratio.



Conceptual 3CC design - the fruit of California Volvo Center designers and engineers. They managed to maintain Volvo brand identity and style. Body air resistance became a 30% better than the sedan S40 after severe tests in the wind tunnel.

Thanks to smooth lines, well-chosen colors and finishes three glass panels in the roof concept looks bright and spacious. When the door opened, the dashboard depart in the direction that facilitates boarding and exiting. The front seats move forward and backward, and pedals block can be adjusted. Rear seat will be able to accommodate one adult or two children.

The car can move with maximum speed of 135 km / h, and 0 to 100 km / h in about 10 seconds. The speed of 135 km / h may seem low to some, but 3CC is not racing car and it is more than enough for the urban environment. Moreover, at a speed close to the maximum electricity consumption rises sharply and, consequently, reduce mileage.

At one charge car can travel over 300 km, and with good road conditions up to 20 per cent of energy regenerated through engine braking. Front wheel Volvo 3CC motor, like a modern laptop, powered by lithium-ion batteries, which are located under the floor of a double cabin. The concept was developed to allow the electric motor be easily replaced with petrol, diesel or hybrid. Car comes with Michelin Pilot Sport 215/45 ZR18, which are usually come with powerful sports cars.

The new concept from Volvo was presented at the annual competition of environmentally friendly vehicles Challenge Bibendum, organized by renowned French tire concern Michelin. In addition to the original concept 3CC, the company submitted a Volvo S60 (environmentally friendly PZEV) and S80 T6.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Hybrid Fisker Karma Sport Luxury Sedan

The first car by Fisker Automotive - a joint venture between Fisker Coachbuild, and Quantum Techologies was named Karma.

Hybrid Fisker Karma Sport Luxury Sedan

Karma is a sport-luxury sedan. Specifically for the concept Q-DRIVE system was developed, consisting of small gasoline engines and lithium-ion batteries. As an option solar-powered roof will be available. Car can go about 80 km until the full discharge of batteries. From 0 to 100 km / h sport-sedan clocked 6 seconds and a maximum speed reaches 200 km / h.

Car proportions: height equals Porsche 911, and length - Mercedes CLS. Exterior Fisker Karma design is final. The first machines will be autographed by Henryk Fiskera and painted the same colour as showcar. Deliveries will begin in the last quarter of 2009.

Fisker Karma price on the American market is $ 80,000. Karma Automotive plans to make up to 15 thousand cars per year. 50% of their products will be sold in Europe.