February 7, 2016

Electric Vehicles Renewable Energy and Storage News

Other Europeans and Asians at the Frankfurt Auto Show and more.

Peugeot Unveils The RCZ Hybrid4 and 3008 Hybrid4 .  Peugeot will unveil no less than two hybrids, while it works on its iOn, its iMiEV version.  The RCZ interesting piece is that its parallel hybrid system lets the driver choose between diesel and electricity, giving it 197hp and 35% less fuel consumption and emits 95g/km of CO2.  The 3008 emits 99g/km, 160g/mile of CO2. 

Toyota Plug-In Hybrid Prius.  Toyota will tantalize us with its long coming plug-in hybrid, PHEV Prius, as we mentioned before.

Lexus LF-Ch.  The other luxury hybrid contender that will offer Mercedes some competition is Lexus with its LF-Ch, which also lets its driver choose between driving modes.

The Electric Trabant.  Yes, it is being reborn and this time in an electric version, as we mentioned before.

Audi eTron revealed.  Those guys at Audi!  Seriously now!  After poo-pooing the idea of electric vehicles, EV they unveil an amazing high-performance EV called the eTron, or etron, or ETRON?  Anyway, a liquid cooled mid-lithium pack powerhouse (mid because it is located under th passenger seats), 313hp but with 3319 lb-ft of torque, more than the R8. 0-to-62 is done in 4, top speed of 124mph and 154 mile range.  Not too shabby for a company reluctant to embrace the electric drive.

That’s it for now.  Stay tuned for more.

Hybrid , Plug-in Hybrid