“Greenery” from the Geneva Auto Show

Toyota Hybrid-X Concept

Toyota presents a world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show with the reveal of Hybrid X – a concept car that proposes a new design language for hybrid models, while also acting as an innovative technology showcase for future generation hybrid cars.

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[Jalopnik]

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Honda Small Hybrid Sports Concept

This is a European creation, designed by Honda R&D Europe in Germany. The powertrain is a Honda IMA 4-cylinder petrol/electric hybrid system driving through a CVT transmission. The Honda “H” sits in front of an aerodynamic grill and tightly crafted body (check how close the wheelarches are to the low rolling resistance 165/60 section tires on 20-inch rims). And notice the lack of rear view mirrors? Rear-facing digital cameras are there to cover your backing-up needs.

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[AutoBlogGreen]

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Cadillac’s new powerful, and clean, V-6 (250hp, 406ft-lbs) 

The compact dual overhead cam, four-valve V-6 engine belongs to a new GM family of diesel engines, featuring an innovative closed-loop combustion control system designed to meet future emissions standards. The engine can be installed in a longitudinal or transverse layout and can be adapted to a wide range of two- or four-wheel-drive vehicles.

[GreenCarCongress]

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Lotus EVE Hybrid

EVE is based on a Proton Gen.2 with a 1.6L gasoline engine, with a start-stop system, full parallel hybrid drive and a continuously variable transmission. The CO2 emissions were cut from 172g/km to 134g/km compared to the baseline car and fuel economy went from 32.6 to 41.8 mpg.  The start-stop system shuts off the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop and restarts it when the brake is released, to reduce emissions during idling. The hybrid system uses a 30kW, 144V motor between the engine and transmission. An extra clutch allows the regenerative braking or full electric drive, while a 144V Cobasys NiMH battery is mounted in the trunk.

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