The GM, hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles debuted in Japan

“Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid” (left) and “Chevrolet Equinox”

General Motors Asia Pacific 2008 Japan on November 10 full-size hybrid SUV “hybrid Chevrolet Tahoe,” fuel-cell car “Chevrolet Equinox” open to the press. Environment and Energy for its efforts to explain the purpose of the two vehicles will be sold both in Japan.

Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid in the United States was released in 2007. U.S. General Motors (GM) and Germany’s DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany’s BMW co-developed “2 MODOHAIBURIDDOSHISUTEMU” drive. The origin of the name, for low-speed driving and high speed for the two modes are prepared.

Toyota “Prius”, such as single-mode hybrid vehicle, the engine and motor power output to match it to be significant, the motor vehicle exhaust and a large amount of. The two-mode hybrid for a high-speed mode to reduce the burden of the motor, the amount of exhaust of motor vehicles used in a compact, lightweight and compact system can have an advantage.

Mercedes-Benz’s midsize SUV “ML 450 HYBRID” with a two-mode hybrid, will be released in 2009. The 2008 Detroit show, BMW also equipped with the system of mid-size SUV based on “concept X6 ActiveHybrid” with displays will be put into practical use during 2009, he said. Models look at the two-mode hybrid midsize car to a heavy weight in the car suitable for large-scale systems.

Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid. The total length of the body size of 2007 x Overall width: 5130 x height 1955mm, vehicle weight 2647kg (4WD vehicles), full-size SUV

The engine room. In front of the orange parts have cable Power Control Unit

6L V8 engine, a smaller load suspended when the four-cylinder mode, and features a V4

MODOHAIBURIDDOSHISUTEMU of GM. Inside the transmission, two electric motors with built-in structure. 50 km/h zone to slow the engine running without a motor can only

Fuel-cell vehicles, “Chevrolet Equinox”

Fuel cell vehicles, “Equinox Chevrolet,” the United States and Germany in 2007, China and South Korea in the market test, and in fact already more than 100 vehicles running on public roads are common. Front-mounted fuel cell units, the highest output of motor 73kW, the maximum torque 320Nm. Filling of hydrogen in less than five minutes to complete, a tank of gas (hydrogen 4.2kg) can run at 320km. Has a maximum speed of 160km.

Fuel cell vehicles is Low start-up for the weakness, starting in sub-zero temperatures are possible. In addition to the fuel cell equipped with nickel-metal hydride batteries, regenerative braking during deceleration in the recovery of energy. GM in 2010 to compete with the internal combustion engine technology and fuel cells, and as a goal for the future, fuel cell vehicles to 1 million units sold in the world to achieve the first goal, it said.

The venue is announced, GM fuel-cell unit to supply the fuel cell vehicle Suzuki, “SX4-FCV” were also on display.

Equinox Chevrolet to the front, not the engine is equipped with fuel-cell unit

The mouth of the hydrogen charge. Filling in less than a full five minutes to complete

Meter panel of the cockpit, instead of the tachometer indicating the motor output meter placement

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This post was written by admin on November 11, 2008

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City Stromer Tazzari Zero

Battery or fuel cell – with this issue is currently VW. Also from Italy and China, there is news about hybrid and electric cars.

Hydrogen Energy Horizon

- Short confusion in electric car at Volkswagen. A VW-researcher was at a meeting with the saying: “We realized that the battery for long in the pure electric car is not enough.” Will be recommended as a fuel cell Reichweitenverlängerer. VW chief researcher Prof. Juergen Leohold clarifies now: On short-VW sees the e-car front, the path is longer, as in golf is a TwinDrive Nitro take over. Earliest after 2020 could, if appropriate infrastructure for fuel cells because of better energy density range for an acceptable guarantee.
- Three years worked meticulously the Italian machinery manufacturers Tazzari to an e-Mobil. Now is the Tazzari Zero (photo) completed a 542-kilogram Leichtmobil with lithium-ion battery and 150 km range. The Zero is up to 90 km/h fast and a three-phase socket in 45 minutes to be loaded. At the household outlet there should be a few hours. The price of Zero is still a mystery.
- The Chinese carmaker Geely plans to the London taxis to electrify. Geely is already co-owner of the black cabs “and in the home developed their own plug-in hybrid and electric cars.

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This post was written by admin on November 10, 2008


H2Origin: The fuel cell Peugeot already rolling

If virtually all manufacturers had their own model as a concept car at the Salon, much less of them had enough to show that it really works. Hence the idea of Peugeot, who invites us to carry out an exercise to practice putting their fuel cell vehicle. Come to the study center super secret for a few kilometers Poissy test, along with Marc Audiot, project manager of the vehicle CAP, that will perhaps will be the chain driving cars in 2015!

Peugeot H2Origin

Peugeot H2Origin

GENEPAC baptized by PSA, the fuel cell under the direction of Jean-Pierre Lisse and Olivier Salvat, is, like many developments at Peugeot-Citroen, practical and applicable in reality. Here it is not a stroke of marketing the Prius, but a concept offering a real alternative to fossil fuels. Choose hydrogen as an energy carrier, GENEPAC is a type of “range extender”, similar to the Chevrolet Volt.

A vehicle H2Origin a fuel cell of 20 kW is coupled to a battery pack capable of providing 15 kWh. So when the batteries are empty, the fuel cell, fueled by 4 kg of compressed hydrogen at 700 bars in a tank carbon composite, which recharges the batteries, allowing the H2Origin to continue its journey. And how it behaves there?

This is well led and much better than the improved golf carts that some have described as electric cars at the Salon! The engine produces 20 kW ample enough to bring the couple together at speed on small roads Yvelines. Well, it only remains to find a factor of 10 in terms of production costs PAC system and establish a network of hydrogen stations. Pending this, what would you have a small engine to replace the fuel cell story unblock the same as Chevrolet? Follow my gaze.

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This post was written by admin on November 8, 2008

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Ronn Motors’ Scorpion™ and H2GO™ Steals the Show [SEMA]

The SEMA Show in Las Vegas is not only the appointment of U.S. specialists tuning, but also of smaller artisans who want to show the world their latest achievements. Among these last, there Ronn Motor Company, came to Las Vegas with the Scorpion.

Scorpion gets 40 miles to per gallon (5.88 liters/100 km) and have a top speed of 200 mph (320 km/h).

Ronn Motors Scorpion Fuel cell Hybrid

The Scorpion is looming as a powerful roadster design, with 1000 kg on the balance through the use of carbon fiber for its body, dressing a chassis tubular chrome-molybdenum. But this is not what is its main attraction. Indeed, the 3.5 Honda V6, developing 450 hp here with two turbos, is powered by a mixture consisting of hydrogen and gasoline, up from 30 to 50%, which itself is manufactured directly on board vehicle.



Ronn Motor Company has indeed main business is the sale of H2GO. This system produces hydrogen on board the vehicle carrying the electrolysis of water. A lot of water, and poof! That consumption greatly improved car: 40 mpg, or 5.88 l/100 km. However we have no details about the energy efficiency of the operation, but Ronn Motor expects to sell its system to other companies, including fleet managers, and proposes $ 999 with room.

The price of the Scorpion is different because it will cost you $ 150,000 for the standard model, which you can add an additional $ 100,000 to bring the power of 600 hp V6..

Source: Ronn Motors Scorpion Fuel cell Hybrid

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This post was written by admin on November 8, 2008

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A Ford Transit with hydrogen!

The utilities are also entitled to their green technology! Roush Technologies Ltd (car preparer specializing in commercial vehicles) and ITM Power plc (dedicated to hydrogen technology) work together on a project to circulate on roads in the UK vehicles powered by gasoline or with hydrogen.

They are based on the utility Ford Transit, with a 4-cylinder petrol engine 2.3 liters. The latter has undergone transformations to run on hydrogen: it has a compressor and 3 tanks of 4.5 kg of hydrogen (350 bars) placed under the chassis. It enjoys autonomy up to 217 km.

Ford Transit Hydrogen

Ford Transit Hydrogen

At their marketing, these green vehicles will be accompanied by a small electrolyzer (requiring a water supply and electricity) and transmits the compressed hydrogen tank for recharging. The electric car is no longer the only benefit from this type of fueling system! The initial target customers? Businesses and environmental organizations who wish to show their commitment in the fight against auto pollution.

Roush Technologies is responsible for changes in utilities and development of new units for the use of hydrogen fuel. ITM Power electrolyzers provides to enable motorists to generate their own green fuel. This partnership offers a comprehensive set of technology to customers.

(Photo Source: Roush Technologies Ltd, ITM Power plc)

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This post was written by admin on October 31, 2008

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