Until recently, racing fans mocked electrified racing cars and frowned upon electric cars like the Nissan Leaf or hybrids like the Toyota Prius either. The automotive landscape has changed and today, electrifying a racing car has become quite a popular procedure among manufacturers.
Technology in the field of sustainable mobility never ceases to amaze us. Once we were headed for a folding bicycle, a car with solar panels or maybe a car that drives itself like Google's. If all this does not affect us today, we should definitely see the folding car!
When electric vehicles hit the road, the challenge will be to make ends meet with the electricity grid. Provided that Italy will be able to set up the right infrastructure to ensure the recharging of these vehicles, will it then be able to keep the city's electricity grid stable? With the advent of renewables, the energy authority has rightly revised the tariff plans for electricity, in 2013 we will end up with a three-hour or two-hour tariff with changed schedules.
Last December the last winter tests for the i8, the BMW hybrid coupe, were completed. The car could be close to debut. The BMW i8 was presented to the public for the first time, at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. At the time it was just the first prototype of a concept car from the German car manufacturer, today it seems that it is not long before launch just from 2013 as a debut year.
In this article we have already introduced Hiriko, the foldable electric car. Today we will show you a detailed technical data sheet and all the necessary updates. The Hiriko electric car has been called the "first four-wheeled electric scooter". It uses an electric motor for each wheel and a rear suspension capable of "shortening the car" and allowing parking in very tight spaces.
In the article entitled "Italians prefer to cycle" we examined the boom in bicycle sales but in reality we did not suddenly become sporty and virtuous, lovers of bicycles or public transport. Our choices are strongly influenced by the economic crisis so the first expense that a good slice of Italians wanted to cut was the private car.
Don't be fooled by the title, this article is not meant to be an anti-innovation controversy, rather we will shed light on a study conducted in Germany. Having an electric car means saving money on fuel but also on the mechanic! Electric motors are made up of few parts and are easier to fix, while conventional car motors are made up of hundreds (sometimes even thousands) of components.
The charging times of electric cars seem to be the biggest problem in the category. In this context, fast charging makes the difference and makes electric vehicles more practical and comfortable. The Chevrolet Spark will be offered by the American car manufacturer with a more than attractive option, the option shortens charging times by allowing you to fill up in just 20 minutes.
We are in January and the long-awaited 2013 car incentives have been postponed to a later date. In the absence of the decree implementing Law 134 of 7 August 2012, the disbursement stops and the available fund is reduced. '' approval of the Stability Law, approved by the Senate on 20 December and being approved by the Chamber.
The electric car with extended range was presented at the Bologna Motorshow. Produced by the young Italian company GreenGo, the company that designs, manufactures and markets solutions for sustainable mobility. Its first electric vehicle is the i.Car0 and it will go on sale from February 2013.
This new year's Detroit Auto Show has unveiled several cards, including Honda's Urban Concept SUV. Honda will market its new car as early as next 2014. The Urban Concept SUV has all the appearance of a crossover and Honda has announced that its small SUV could follow in the footsteps of Honda Fit, in Italy, better known as Honda Jazz.
The electric Smart is available in a Cabrio or Coupé version and from this 2013 the smart version BRABUS electric drive will debut on the market. Making the breakthrough in electric mobility with the two-seater most loved by Italians could be the winning move for those who want to say goodbye to liquid fuels, but the doubts surrounding electric cars are many, let's try to dispel a few about the electric smart.
Infiniti is the luxury car brand of the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan. Infiniti unveiled a new sports sedan at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The Infiniti sports sedan includes hybrid drive, it is called the Infiniti Q50, it will initially make its debut on the US auto market and then hit the global market by the end of 2014.
We have already told you about the electric Fiat 500, presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show with its technology that produces 111 hp (83 kW) and a range of 140 kilometers. The Fiat 500E recharges in less than four hours with the classic 240-volt socket and features a design that not only characterizes its aesthetics but also its aerodynamics with a 13 percent improvement in performance.
Recycling cardboard means using it again and redeveloping it in a positive way. Cardboard is a very versatile material: many are giving new life to cardboard, marrying the concept of zero cost and low impact. In the wake of savings, design has also stepped forward by recreating furniture and objects of great emotional impact.
The highly anticipated Cadillac ELR 2014 was unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show, the perfect combination of luxury car and electric propulsion. The 2014 Cadillac ELR is produced at the General Motors plant in Detroit-Hamtramck, will debut on the US market at the end of 2013 and will race on the streets of Europe and Asia in early 2014.
A strategic agreement arrives between Daimler, a German manufacturer of cars and means of transport for military and civilian use as well as an expert in financial services, Renault-Nissan and Ford. The purpose? Accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles, the so-called FCEV vehicles.
Who doesn't know the Bugatti? French car manufacturer, famous above all for its sports cars with extreme characteristics, fast, aerodynamic, aggressive and… luxurious! In 1920, riding the wave of success was the Bugatti Type 35, the car that managed to collect more than 1,000 victories.
We know, the Renault Twizy is the best-selling electric car in Europe. The Renault Twizy is available starting from € 6,990 and is proposed to the public in two different guises, a softer one, the Twizy 45 with a torque of 33 Nm and a top speed of 45 km / h, and a more performing version with a 13 kW motor and 57 Nm torque which allows to reach a maximum speed of 80 km / h
Electric cars are not the only protagonists of sustainable mobility. There are also cars that are able to travel using wind energy. The most imaginative minds will be imagining cars that incorporate wind turbines of all kinds, special ailerons, engineering elaborations, futuristic designs….
Meals in Naples schools will arrive on zero-emission electric vehicles. An important step towards e-mobility that fights pollution where it can be, such as in short-range urban journeys. There are no longer any justifications for those who, starting with the PA, still do not adopt eco-friendly mobility solutions for service transport.