Presentation on theme: "'Green' concept cars The future of green motoring as shown at auto shows and showrooms around the world."— Presentation transcript:
'Green' concept cars The future of green motoring as shown at auto shows and showrooms around the world.
http://automobiles.honda.com/fcx-clarity/ Fuel Cell Cars Hondas new fuel cell car has a very contemporary exterior. 0-60 mph in 11 seconds 170 miles before refueling max speed of 93 mph
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.
http://www.phoenixmotorcars.com/vehicles/sut-specifications.php Battery Electric Cars 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. 0-60 mph in 10 seconds 100 miles before recharging max speed of 95 mph
http://www.teslamotors.com/ 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://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/autos/0704/gallery.2007_green_concepts/index.html 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://www.seriouswheels.com/cars/top-vw-1-liter-car.htm
http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/autos/0704/gallery.2007_green_concepts/index.html 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://www.commutercars.com/intro.html
http://automobiles.honda.com/fcx-clarity/specifications.aspx Honda FCX Honda leased a number of these in summer of 2008. 60 miles per gallon equivalent (1 kg H 2 ~ 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://www.smartusa.com/smart-fortwo-pure.aspx?model=pure_coupe 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.mdi.lu/english/airpod.php 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
Tatas Nano The small, four-door Nano is also known as the peoples 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)
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2006/02/gm_introduces_4.html 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.
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 New ways to think about moving around ??? Fuels –Gasoline/Diesel/Nat.Gas –Biofuels –Hydrogen –Electricity