'Green' concept cars The future of green motoring as shown at auto shows and showrooms around the world.
Fuel Cell Cars • 0-60 mph in 11 seconds • 170 miles before refueling • max speed of 93 mph Honda’s new fuel cell car has a very contemporary exterior. http://automobiles.honda.com/fcx-clarity/
The Spallino family of Los Angeles has been test-driving a Honda FCX, powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Jon commutes with the car to Orange County, and his wife Sandy uses it to ferry their daughters to school, soccer and ballet.
Fuel Cell Cars http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/autos/0704/gallery.2007_green_concepts/index.html
Battery Electric Cars • 0-60 mph in 10 seconds • 100 miles before recharging • max speed of 95 mph Phoenix Motorcars plans to release this SUT as well as an SUV in 2010. They charge up in less than 10 minutes! It uses new lithium titanate batteries. http://www.phoenixmotorcars.com/vehicles/sut-specifications.php
Battery Electric Cars Tesla Roadster $101,000 • 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds • 220 mi before recharging • max speed of 125mph • takes 3.5 hours to charge • 110Wh/km http://www.teslamotors.com/
Chevy Volt • uses a "series hybrid" system. • Powered by electric motors, gasoline engine to charge batteries • 40 miles without charging batteries • Available in 2010 • http://www.chevrolet.com/pages/open/default/fuel/electric.do?evar23=fuel_solutions_landing%20page http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/autos/0704/gallery.2007_green_concepts/index.html
Aptera • Electric plug in hybrid with gasoline for backup • Gasoline consumed depends on total miles driven, for 350-400 = 130 MPG (plus electricity!!) • http://www.aptera.com/ http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/autos/0704/gallery.2007_green_concepts/index.html
Volkswagen “1-Liter Car” • 100 km/L diesel (235 MPG) • 3.47 m long x 1.25 m wide x 1 m high • carbon fiber composites • Magnesium frame (low density) • Questions about energy for mining resources and production of vehicle • Only carries one person http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/autos/0704/gallery.2007_green_concepts/index.html http://www.seriouswheels.com/cars/top-vw-1-liter-car.htm
Tango • Very small electric car • Easy to park • Low energy consumption • 0-60 in 4 seconds • Up to 200 miles per charge • http://www.commutercars.com/ http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/autos/0704/gallery.2007_green_concepts/index.html http://www.commutercars.com/intro.html
Honda FCX • Honda leased a number of these in summer of 2008. • 60 miles per gallon “equivalent” (1 kg H2 ~ 1 gal gasoline) • Roughly 240 miles per fill-up The FCX is a hydrogen fuel cell concept vehicle with a much longer range than the current Honda FCX experimental vehicle. http://automobiles.honda.com/fcx-clarity/specifications.aspx
SmartCar • All Pure models are equipped with a new 3-cylinder (70HP) engine • The Pure will get roughly 40 miles per gallon and it requires premium gas. • Two-seater http://www.smartusa.com/smart-fortwo-pure.aspx?model=pure_coupe
MDI AIRpod • AIRPod runs on compressed air meaning no pollution from the vehicle itself • 137 miles per air charge! • 1.5 minutes to fill tank! • 3 seater http://www.mdi.lu/english/airpod.php
Tata’s Nano • The small, four-door Nano is also known as “the people’s car” • It is powered by a two-cylinder engine at the back of the car. • With 33 horsepower, the Nano is capable of 65 miles an hour • Designed to be affordable in India (~Rs. 104,000 or $2,200) • Proposed to grow the Indian car market by 65% • Questions about safety and pollution, among issues • (http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/10/tata-nano-the-worlds-cheapest-car/?hp)
SAAB Biopower • Unlike flex-fuel vehicles currently on the market, the BioPower 100 can run on E100, 100 percent pure ethanol, as well as E85, which is 15 percent gasoline, or pure gasoline. Other flex-fuel vehicles can't take pure ethanol. http://www.greencarcongress.com/2006/02/gm_introduces_4.html
The 2008 Civic GX sports – Natural Gas Powered Vehicle Available today ($25,190) Greenest car – ultra low emissions Driving Range – 170 miles MPG estimates – 24/36 http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-gx-fleet
What will the future bring? • Propulsion systems • Internal combustion • Fuel cell • Electric • Hybrid options • Fuels • Gasoline/Diesel/Nat.Gas • Biofuels • Hydrogen • Electricity New ways to think about moving around ???