Packaged into the V60 wagon, the diesel hybrid packs a combination of two distinct drivetrains that so far no automaker in the industry has dared to attempt. Volvo (the caravan’s best friend) however, thinks that they’ve come up with a design that can allow the two to work separately or in conjunction with one another.
Nissan has given a first teaser of their new sporty vehicle for the environmentalist-cautious, its known as the Nissan Esflow concept and will likely debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Here’s a concept which has come to life but the question is, would you like to sit in a car as charming as this fella? Hiroshi Shimizu is the Japanese inventor behind the electric Eliica concept car. Its got eight wheels, each powered by its own electric motor, despite its looks, this concept is an expensive one, costing $5 million. The Eliica can reportedly reach 60 mph in just four seconds and has a ridiculous top speed of 200 mph.
BYD China, a leading battery maker has stepped into the electric cars arena by introducing its latest E6 electric car at the Beijing International Auto Show. Shaped much like that of a MPV, the BYD E6 will be built based on one of BYD’s previous electric vehicle platforms (known as the F6, China’s first mass production electric car). The BYD E6 will be a 5 seater with an acceleration of 0 to 100 kph of around 10 seconds. Top speed should be approximately 160 kph (100 mph), and the battery pack, which is located under the rear passenger seats, will be based on BYD’s own lithium-ion iron phosphate technology. What is more impressive about the E6 is that its range per charge is expected to be 300 km (186 miles).