Raser Technologies unveiled a Hummer H3 late last year with a plug-in gas/electric hybrid 4×4 powertrain and a claimed mpg rating of 100+, they were working closely with Hummer and FEV on the project and have made it clear that the E-REV power train is easily portable between large SUV’s (see the image below). There are no plans to put this power train into production as of yet, which seems a shame as even if they offered a conversion service it would doubtless be very popular in states like California and Texas. Lanjut →
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I’m the first to admit that I’m a huge fan of Land Rover 4×4’s. I grew up being driven around in one and when I got my license the first thing I did was buy one of my own and set to work building it into a beast of an offroader. So you can imagine how happy I was when Land Rover recently announced that they, together with Jaguar, have decided to invest $800 million into environmentally friendly vehicles and the first fruits of that investment will be the concept SUV codenamed land_e due to hit the streets in Lanjut →
General Motors seems to be working hard to earn its federal bailout money in the eyes of the public, hot on the heels of the recent Chevy Volt announcements comes the above pictured concept vehicle – the MPV5 Volt Hybrid SUV. How’s that for a mouthful of a name. The car uses the same basic platform as the Volt, officially called the “Voltec” platform and is widely believed to be a near final concept, meaning that what we see here is very similar to what we will see on the road when it is released.
GM (NYSE: GM) will unveil the car in China tomorrow at the Beijing Motor Show, an interesting move by any measure but a potentially clever one as Lanjut →
The VW Touareg Hybrid is due for a North American release this fall, the hybrid SUV is set to target, perhaps surprisingly, the Porsche Cayenne market with an initial price tag of around $100,000 USD. The hybrid uses a 38 Kw electric motor positioned between the gasoline engine and the 8 speed automatic transmission, offering electric drive mode, dual power mode and regenerative braking. Lanjut →
Toyota recently announced a hybrid version of its famous RAV4 SUV, coming in 2012 and also made it clear via a quote from Koei Saga, Toyota’s managing officer of hybrid system development, that “Toyota needs to accelerate the 2020 goal to hybridize all the Toyota models.” Having all of the models that Toyota builds running on gas/electric hybrid platforms as quickly as 2020 is quite some goal. Lanjut →