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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Electric car news - Driving Green; Frankfurt Auto Show is Electric

Driving Green; Frankfurt Auto Show is Electric

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Point Roberts, Delta BC- September 15, 2009 - Driving Green at reports on electric car news at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Once a concept for dreamers and extreme green consumers, the electric car is now being showcased by all the major auto makers.

VOLKSWAGEN (Frankfurt:VOW.F) will unveil at the Frankfurt Auto Show, an electric car called the E-Up compact, expected to go into production by 2013. They are also releasing the new L1, a two seat hybrid expected to get 240 miles per gallon.
AUDI (Berlin: NSU.BE) in a press release from the auto show announced it” invests roughly two billion euros in development projects each year. Although the primary focus is on the further advancement of the combustion engine and related technologies, a second priority is electromobility. The e-tron showcar is making a powerful statement in this field at the IAA, and Audi is also in the process of strategically bundling its electromobility activities. Audi has established a project house dedicated to electric driving; it will shortly begin work on a project sponsored by the German federal government. The working group and the project bear the same name: e-performance. “
BMW (Frankfurt: BMW.F) has entered the space with the Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept plug in hybrid. It can be charged in 2.5 hours at a standard outlet and travel up to 31 miles on just electric power. The 6.6 gallon diesel tank will create an extended range of up to 400 miles.
DAIMLER N (Berlin: DAI.BE) reports on its new Mercedes-Benz Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID. “The technology vehicle will display the future of Mercedes-Benz’ modular set of hybrid systems. The Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID can drive for up to 30 kilometres solely on electricity and therefore without producing any local emissions. The efficient drive system combined with the CO2 bonus for the battery-electric driving mode enables the vehicle to achieve a certified consumption of only 3.2 litres of petrol per 100 kilometers. With CO2 emissions of only 74 grams per kilometre in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle), the experimental vehicle developed in Sindelfingen demonstrates the long-term viability of future S Class generations. The outstanding values are made possible by the combination of a plug-in hybrid with the efficiency-boosting BlueEFFICIENCY measures. At the same time, the Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID has all of the strengths that are typical of the S Class: top comfort, outstanding safety and masterful performance. The drive system in the concept car consists of three main components: a powerful V6 petrol engine with a next-generation direct injection system, a 44 kW/60 hp hybrid module and a lithium-ion battery with more than 10 kWh of storage capacity that can be recharged at charging stations. The Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds. The Vision 500 Plug-in HYBRID is a new milestone on our path toward zero-emission mobility,” says Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. It is a luxurious and safe S Class that offers superior driving performance while at the same time consuming less fuel than current compacts. All of this shows that our top models will also be able to combine automotive fascination with responsibility for the environment.”

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