Electric car Aptera ( in greek Aptera means "wingless") tries to save the planet from pollution and look modern. This machine is a full vehicle, designed for ordinary roads.
Many electric cars have failed in the market because they were created on the basis of conventional models with a little modernization. Creating electric requires an integrated approach that Aptera demonstrates. Most cars spend 60% of gasoline to "air resistance". Aptera’s coefficient of air resistance is one of the lowest among all the existing models - 0,15.Airbags ensure the safety of passengers. Aptera is equipped with a rearview camera, seats made of recycled plastic and the DVD-player integrated with navigation system.
When Aptera was unveiled for the first time, the estimated cost has been declared "at least 20 thousand dollars." Now prices has increased significantly and amounted to about 40 thousand dollars.
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Audi is launching the next variant of its top-of-the-line model. With the R8, the brand has established itself at the forefront of high-end sports cars from the very start – and now comes the R8 V10. Its 5.2-liter, ten-cylinder engine churns out 386 kW (525 hp) and 530 Nm (390.91 lb-ft) of torque, which makes for breathtaking performance. With superior Audi technologies such as quattro all-wheel drive, the lightweight aluminum body, the innovative all-LED headlights, and its striking design, the R8 V10 takes pole position against the competition.
The 5.2-lire engine, which was originally designed jointly between Audi and Lamborghini is similar to the one found in the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4. The Audi variant puts out an impressive 386 kW (at 6,500 rpm) and 530 Nm of torque (at 8,000 rpm). Conveniently it produces 26kW and 10Nm less than its Italian brother.
Audi R8 is a two-door coupe that exudes the elegance of a Formula One racer car. The stylish super-car flaunts muscular exteriors and luxurious interiors. Superior ride and handling is provided by the vehicle, through its finely tuned suspension system. The interiors of the coupe are spacious for two people, with a small cargo shelf provided in the rear portion. With a powerful petrol engine, the car accelerates rapidly and promises to deliver commendable top speed.
Myers Motors has unveiled the second model of an electric three wheeler car – NmG 2. The first NmG was designed for one person and NmG Duo takes two. The two passengers electric vehicle has more storage space, air conditioning and modern design – it doesn’t look like if it has escaped from the circus anymore. But there are customers who really love the first model because of that neo retro design.
The NmG tops out at 75 mph and can travel 60 miles on a charge of its lithium-ion battery. There is an optional battery pack, that can extend the range to 100 miles.
The law doesn’t catch up with technology and this vehicle can’t be classified as neither a car nor a motorcycle – it requires a new special class of vehicle.
Price: $ 30,000
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Commuter Cars company has presented Tango T600 and now plans to gain a big share on the electric cars market.
The most surprising feature is Tango’s wide – only 99 cm. Such a narrow car seems to be unstable, but producer guarantees it’s security. It was designed as a high-performance sports car with a low center of gravity and extra side protection side bars.
Being so narrow is a big advantage on a busy road. The Tango's ability to maneuver through traffic is second to none.
Tango is not afraid of traffic jams and needs a very small place for parking. These reasons can really make it the most popular city car.
It is definitely not a cheap car, but it already enjoys American roads. George Clooney has become one of the first owners of a narrow Tango.
At the moment you can reserve a place for the Tango. All you need is a $10,000 deposit. For more details contact the official site.
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Designer - Ondrej Jirec
Audi O is an optimal four-seat hatchback for a DJ. It is a delicate mix of futuristic design, powerful and innovative audio system and sport stile. The doors, made partly of glass create a unique shape. Together with the panoramic roof they flood the cabin with light and air. Big glass parts make a cabin more spacious.
The owner of Audi O can start the party in any place – all necessary equipment is packed inside and could be taken out if needed. It has a powerful sound system, internet connection and built-in 650 GB hard drive. It can be connected with other Audi O cars thru a Bluetooth system to play music over a wider range. One Audi is set to be the source of music and the others serve as speakers.
Nothing can spoil the joy of music inside the cabin. The passenger is separated from the engine with a double wall to keep out the noise.
Audi O received the second unofficial name of an Avatar Car because of a futuristic design and blue dot lights in front of the car reminding the dots on the faces of Avatar personages.
The Vision EfficientDynamics is a concept vehicle for future by BMW which is a low carbon hybrid supercar aiming to achieve the premium end of the auto market with its fuel-efficient design. A three-cylinder turbo diesel engine is empowering this vehicle supported by a couple of electric motors. This car can go 0-100 kilometers per hour in just 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 250 kmph and consumes 3.76 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers. It features an electric mode for day to day use that can be charged through plug-in module. The vehicle stores the power it lithium polymer cells, allowing it to drive for roughly 50km on a single charge, which can be extended through its regenerative breaking system.
The sleek and smooth design of this car with a visage can easily call out for anyone’s attention. It can house 4 people and natural materials have been utilized to design the interior. Both the drag coefficient and weight of the vehicle is optimized by redistributing and reducing the weight to maximize the energy efficiency and improve driving ability. Both the door and roof inserts become opaque as a final touch, which reduces the amount of glare coming to the vehicle.
Designer : Slavche Tanevsky
A couple of days back, we had a look at the Lamborghini Madura concept and now there’s a more aggressive concept from designer Slavche Tanevsky in the form of the Lamborghini Ankonian concept. According to the designer, the Ankonian takes the design of the Reventon to the next level, even though the concept itself manages a unique expression. The supercar concept has a more aggressive design, and is downsized to account for a more environment-friendly status, though it does not include any hybrid or similar technologies.
The mid-engined supercar has a narrow and rather complex-looking body, with a garnishing of GT proportions. Thin OLEDs embedded between the surfaces function as headlights, and while all those lines may look weird, the Ankonian supposedly makes the best use of it all. The concept was named after a bull type famous for black hair, and since the designer had some help from professional designers at Lamborghini and Audi, the finished model has impressive looks.
After few years of testing and improving the EV (electric vehicle) market, electric cars have become a very attractive proposition for a lot of people. In 2017 the latest EV models are promising driving ranges up to 311 miles (500 km) on a charge, which is more than enough for most people's needs. Of course, high price, limited range and the need to plug the electric car in to charge it up are the main obstacles for ownership, but all of these characteristics are improving.
We’ve chosen the best EV models of 2017 and you can compare their main specifications in one table. You can read a detailed review for every model, just pressing active link with the car’s name.
|Price||Range -miles||Range -km||Full charge - socket||Full charge - station||Fast charge - station|
|BMW i3||$43,000 - $48,000||180||288||8,5 hours||3 hours||30 min - 80%|
|Chevrolet Bolt EV||$37,500 - $42,000||200||320||9 hours||3 hours||30 min - 45%|
|Tesla Model S||$68,000 - $144,000||311||500||9,5 hours||1,5 hours||30 min - 70%|
While other companies struggle to enlarge the range of their EV (Electric Vehicle) up to 200 miles (320 km), Tesla model S, has already gained 311 miles (500 km).
Buyers can choose between a 60kWh battery with a 208-mile (332 km) range or the larger 80kWh battery with the full 311 miles (500 km).
In 2017 Tesla has high hopes for the model S. This all-electric car is fast, luxurious, eco-friendly and is packed with latest technology.
The cabin combines unique noise engineering to obtain the sound dynamics of a recording studio.
The 17 inch touchscreen controls most of the car's functions.
It puts rich content at your fingertips and provides mobile connectivity so you can easily find your destination, favorite song or open the all glass panoramic roof.
Model S comes with amazing Autopilot capabilities. Not all drivers are ready to start using Autopilot, but such an option makes you feel that the future has come.
Another “hello from the future” – bioweapon defense mode enabling air filtration system, which removes at least 99.97% of particulate exhaust pollution and effectively all allergens, bacteria and other contaminants from cabin air.
Charging time is an important competitive characteristic. For the full charge it takes 9,5 hours. With a high-power wall charger the total charging time drops to 4 hours, 45 minutes.
Model S, and other Tesla’s EV have many amazing options, but the longest range and a growing network of Supercharger stations are the main characteristics, allowing Tesla to be the leader of the luxury electric vehicles market today.
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In 2017 General Motors intends to take it’s part of EV (electric vehicle) market, offering its new plug-in model.
Bolt EV is equipped with a 60-kwh lithium-ion battery that gives it a range rating of 200 or more miles, making it the first mass-priced 200-mile electric car. Anyone with a typical new-car budget can afford a Bolt. The range and the price by themselves make the Bolt one of the leaders of the EV market today.
From the outside, this car looks like a tall hatchback, but Chevrolet is classifying the Bolt as a small station wagon.
From the moment you open the door and get behind the wheel, it's clear that this is no ordinary Chevrolet. The interior is spacious and airy with good outward vision in all directions. Seats employ new thin-foam construction, saving space and weight.
The Bolt offers an optional rearview camera that provides a full-time rear view even when driving forward.
The interactive, standard 10.2-inch diagonal tablet-like display makes it easy to view and quickly access real-time vehicle information. Splitscreens and expanded views allow you to simply navigate and retrieve your music, contacts and more.
Like all hybrids and battery-electrics, the Bolt employs regenerative braking, through which the drive motor serves as a generator, using the car's momentum and rotating drive wheels to recharge the battery.
EV market is growing fast, but charging issue is still a major problem to all producers. For Bolt it takes 9.5 hours to charge fully at 240 volts or you can use DC Fast Charging capability, which provides up to 90 miles of range in about 30 minutes of charge time.
Unfortunately Bolt model can’t satisfy a long distance traveller, because of the lack of charging stations network so far. The only fast growing network of Supercharger stations belongs to Tesla, set up inside and between major metropolitan areas in US. But 200 miles range is more then enough for enjoying life within the city, driving around, going to work and back home, where you can recharge your electric vehicle.
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The 2017 BMW i3 represents the significant update since it went on sale in 2014. The latest BMW i3 has a 114 mile (180 km) range on a full charge—that's 40% farther than the first generation i3. And with the Range Extender, your total driving range is up to 180 miles (290 km). The use of strong yet lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) in the framework of the BMW i3 makes it one of BMW’s lightest vehicles. CFRP is 50% lighter than steel, but just as strong.
The navigation system takes into account your battery charge level, driving style, the traffic situation and topographical information to show you the most efficient route with the current battery charge. Another revolution in routing: If you can reach your destination quicker using alternative transport such as the subway or rapid-transit train, navigation will show you current schedules and guide you to a parking space near the train stop. You can also use the integrated BMW iRemote app to sync your BMW i3 to your smartphone, Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Gear Watch and other mobile devices. When connected, you'll be able to check your battery's state of charge, configure automatic charging times, set a comfortable cabin temperature through preconditioning, and even sync destinations, all before getting behind the wheel.
The BMW i3 can be fully recharged in just 4.5 hours using a Level 2 charging station, or in 8,5 hours using a domestic socket. Get up to an 80% charge in approximately 30-40 minutes with a DC Combo Fast Charger.
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The revolution in personal transportation is planned in 2018.
AeroMobil plans to finalize it’s design and start accepting deposits.
Flying car will fit into categories for both planes and cars, so you would need a certificate of a pilot to operate the vehicle.
The price of a two-seater car will be over a “couple of hundred thousand” Euro.
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