Posted: 31 Jul 2011 01:41 AM PDT
BMW finally unveils the i8 i3 and concepts, advances faithful models that will debut in 2013 and 2014 respectively and will be part of the sub brand created for electric cars by the House of Monaco. The two concepts will be presented officially to the public at the next Frankfurt Motor Show (15-25 September) and not only bring the debut of the BMW technology for electric cars, but also that of carbon fiber in order to drastically reduce the weight of vehicles and offset the increase due to the use of lithium ion batteries.
THE CONCEPT i3, BORN FOR THE CITY
i8, INTERPRETATION AND SPORTS PLUG-IN HYBRID
A PROJECT AT 360 DEGREES OF MOBILITY
Posted: 31 Jul 2011 01:35 AM PDT
Ampera Europe is expected in showrooms by summer 2012 and received the appreciation of the public with 5,000 pre-signed orders. The new Opel was designed and built for those who want to drive a car environmentally friendly, without sacrificing the convenience of a conventional car. The Ampera was equipped with a 150 horsepower electric motor powered by a battery bank from 16 kWh, which is located under the center console of the car and a gasoline engine by 86 hp 1.4 L when the batteries need to come down below a minimum level of charge.
For the presence of two engines, the scheme adopted on Ampera EREV was called, extended-range electric car. The electric propulsion system provides good performance. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in about 9 seconds and top speed is 161 km / h. Without noise and vibration when traveling in electric mode, the German sedan has a high rate of comfort. Able to get up to 80 km to zero emissions and up to 500 in combined mode, the Ampera declares a combined fuel consumption of less than 1.6 liters per 100 kilometers.
To recharge the car Simply connect the power cord to a 230 V socket and wait 4 hours to fully charge. The body has five doors and cutting-edge design, with a cargo of 310 liters and folding seats, useful for loading bulky objects. The German electric sedan will be sold from a price of 42,900 euros, with a guarantee of 8 years or 160,000 km on batteries.
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