Space Up Blue (2007)Space Up!, the Third: VW presented within the next few months, a member of the New Small Family. The "up!" Blue "relies on electric and fuel cell for a clean future - and on design elements of the Blessed Samba bus. Stephan Bähnisch Come From here the new Samba bus? VW say yes. But it takes a good deal of imagination to the optical relatives of the study space up! blue to the legendary precursor to the Los Angeles Auto Show to recognize. Where in the Samba once bus window in the roof for unexpected views provided, now sit solar cells, the electric motor with up to 150 watt power supply.
|Space Up Blue|
|Power output: Fuel cell |
|0-100 km||13.7 sec|
|Top speed||75 mph|
Generally, the space up! a real blue-beam technology: Twelve lithium-ion batteries befeuern a 61 horsepower electric motor in the rear, the Sauber man up to 120 km / h and can travel quickly in 13.7 seconds at 100 accelerated pace. 100 km range, according to VW as possible. If the battery is empty, the space is up! blue simply to recharge the outlet. But that's not enough: As the first vehicle ever, the Wolfsburg a high-temperature fuel cell on board, with 3.3 kilos of hydrogen further 250 km far.
The bus would Sauber for a total of 350 km range without a gram of CO2 emissions. The small power plant sits in the front. Whether the Wolfsburg hot dance dare, however, is doubtful, nor is the fuel cell as a test balloon. A planned research centre in Germany will provide new insights. Up to 100 hp, according to VW with the fuel cell. Initially, a new generation of internal combustion engines to bring a maximum of one litre engine capacity, thanks to turbocharging to get 100 hp.
Optical and technical basis for the space up! blue is the recently shown in Tokyo Micro-Van space up! The flexible approach was also room for eco-Mobil over: 3.68 meters in length, it has space for four people, opposite broken doors without disturbing B-pillar make the entry a breeze. The door is twofold. Depending on the seating swallows the vehicle - despite the batteries - from 220 to 1005 litres of luggage. The rear seats can be integrated thanks to peel and rotating seats into child seats convert the passenger seat to rotate 180 degrees. The weight is increasing because of the alternative drives to 1090 kilograms. he operation in the bright interior layout will be like the brothers intuitively previously shown by the hand, for the necessary information, two monitors, whose touch-screen displays at rapprochement respond.
Conclusion: Although the space up! blue is not really in the Samba-Bus recalls, allows the clean drive technology but the outlook beyond in the future. Furthermore, because the high-temperature fuel cell is still in its infancy. The combination of lithium-ion battery with economical and small internal combustion engines, however, is quite realistic.