Archive for the ‘Hybrid & Electric’ Category

Marussia Pictures – Russian Supercar

Frankfurt 2009 Auto Show: Marussia B2 Supercar Photos

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Nikolay Fomenko is a very accomplished Russian renaissance man. He is a musician, comic actor and FIA N-GT race champion who later became a leading showman on Russian TV.

He recently launched his country’s first hybrid supercar company called Marussia. Don’t forget to checkout the Russian coach built E-Go Revolt which also broke news earlier this year.

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Top Gear Tesla Roadster VS Lotus Elise VIDEO


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First off Jeremy, its pronounced TES-LA NOT TEZ-LA. Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson candidly expressed “say goodbye to dialup, say hello to broadband motoring!” as he raced the Tesla Roadster against the Lotus Elise in a straight line. Checkout the video before BBC takes it down and see how badly the Tesla smokes the Elise!

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Brabus Tesla Roadster Pictures & Specs

The BRABUS customization package for the Tesla Roadster includes special high-quality matte white paint job, carbon-fiber air inlets, BRABUS perforated lightweight leather and Alcantara, BRABUS carbon fiber rear wing and rear diffuser, weight-optimized BRABUS Monoblock S light-alloy wheels AND several simulated engine sounds: V8 engine, racecar engine and 2 futuristic Star Wars tie fighter Beam and millennium falcon Warp. It will debut at the 2008 ESSEN Motorshow November 29th to December 7th 2008.

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Electric Porsche 997 Pics by RUF

As we reported earlier last month on rumors of the RUF Electric Porsche Cayman, RUF has actually been developing a prototype RUF Electric Porsche 997! It currently features a 204hp (150kW) electric motor producing 650 Nm (480 lb-ft) of torque.

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Electric Porsche by RUF Coming Soon

German tuners RUF are currently working their little nut sacs off developing an electric version of the Porsche Cayman! It will most likely compete head on against the Tesla Roadster and will be unveiled sometime in October 2008.

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Black Tesla Roadster #6 Crash Photos

The unnamed owner (for now because of shame) of the Black Tesla Roadster #6 was back at the Menlo Park dealership awaiting news from his insurance company after rear ending a Mercedes Benz C-Class as well as being smoked in ass by a Camry following to close at the corner of Geary Boulevard and Gough Street in San Francisco.

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Los Angeles – The Homemade Electric Porsche 914

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The personalized license plate on this blue Porsche 914 is to the point: LKNOGAS

Lefteris‘ homemade electric car, built on the frame and body of a 1971 Porsche 914, is not simply a hobby car; it’s his daily driver for getting around L.A. In the last 12 months, he has put on 8,000 miles, making frequent business trips from his downtown L.A. studio to the Westside.

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Hybrid Technologies Building 220+ MPG Supercar




Li-ion Motors is working on a new supercar using a gas-electric hybrid engine and that should hit 220 mpg-minimum!!



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Electric Car News: Zap Alias

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ZAP (short for “Zero Air Pollution”) of Santa Rosa, California, builds various electric vehicles, and sells gray-market conversions of the gas engined Smart Fortwo in the US. ZAP has distributed over 95,000 electric cars, bikes, ATVs, and scooters since its inception in 1994, making it one of the largest in the world.

The company recently announced the Zap Alias, an electric powered 3-wheeler, designed with Lotus, and to be built in China. Zap says the car should be available for sale in 2009.

Specs:
– A motor in each front wheel
– 320 hp
– 0-60 in 5.7 sec
– top speed 120 mph
– range of atleast 100 miles
– price: USD $30,000

Zap Alias Rear View
AT Carzi, while we like the design of the futuristic but strange looking car, and definitely think any new electric cars should only have in-wheel motors, we question the likelihood of a 2009 release, or a 30k price range. In any case, here’s a low budget video:

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