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Toyota TES-ERA EV Sports Car

by Joe on January 19, 2012

Toyota TES-ERA EV Sports Car

The Toyota TES-ERA EV is a new EV sports car that features a pair of gullwing doors and a switchless operation using touchscreen interface on the steering wheel to select a meter design. This eco-friendly car is powered by an electric motor and a 15.7 kWh lithium ion battery that provide a range of over 80 km for urban driving. No word on pricing or availability so far. Watch the video after the jump. More»

Daihatsu Introduces Mira e:S Eco-friendly Car In Japan

Daihatsu has introduced the Mira e:S in the Japanese market. This fuel-efficient car uses a three-cylinder 650cc gasoline engine, producing a total output of 52PS (51HP) at 6,800rpm and 60Nm of peak torque at 5,200rpm. This eco-friendly car consumes only a liter of fuel to reach a distance of 30 kilometers. The Daihatsu Mira e:S is priced at 800,000 Yen or around $10,450. [CarScoop]

Opel To Release New Fuel-cell Vehicle (FCV) In 2015

Opel has quietly announced plans to launch a fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) in 2015. Besides the FCV, the company will invest €11 billion (around US$15.8 billion) to develop other models that could be released by 2014. In addition, Opel will also introduce “three new engine families” (a small petrol, a medium petrol and a medium diesel) that are fully-compliant with the upcoming Euro 6 emission standards. Stay tuned for more updates. [CarBlog]

KIA Naimo Electric Concept At Seoul Motor Show

KIA today introduced its new Naimo electric concept at Seoul Motor Show. This eco-friendly car combines Korean heritage with innovative modern features. FYI, the Korean word “Ne-mo” (pronounced “Neh-mo”) means “square shape”. The Naimo electric Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) is powered by an electric motor with twin 27kWh LiPoly batteries, offering a range of about 200 kilometers per charge. The batteries can be recharged up to 80 percent capacity using a fast recharge outlet in around 25 minutes, or in 4 or 5 hours for a full charge using a standard 3.3kW outlet. [Akihabara]

Volkswagen will build 100 XL1s as a small batch of regular production machines. For your info, the German automaker has unveiled this eco-friendly car at the Qatar Motor Show. The concept car features a two-cylinder TDI engine, an electric motor, a lithium-ion battery pack and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Too bad, there is no info on what will power the production models. [AutoBlogGreen]

Hyundai Motor America has finally unveiled the pricing for its all-new 2011 Sonata Hybrid. This eco-friendly car comes in two models such as the very well-equipped Sonata Hybrid at $25,795, and the incredibly well-equipped, tech-feature-packed Premium version at $30,795. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid features the Hybrid Blue Drive technology and Lithium-polymer batteries. The car delivers a segment-leading 40-mpg highway fuel economy rating, which is higher than any other mid-size sedan, hybrid or non-hybrid. In city driving, Sonata Hybrid delivers at just 35 mpg highway fuel economy rating. Both variants will be released in January 2011. [AVING]