Tag Archive for 'hybrid car'

Volkswagen’s XL1 313 mpg diesel-electric hybrid car at Buckingham Palace for Coronation Festival

July 12th, 2013 by Volkswagen

Volkswagen’s futuristic XL1, the world’s most fuel-efficient production hybrid car, drove through the streets of London on 10 July 2013. The two-seat diesel-electric hybrid, which achieves a fuel consumption figure of 313 mpg while emitting just 21 grams per km of carbon dioxide, turned heads as it passed through the streets of the city, with […]

UK government funds new electric & hybrid vehicle battery R&D centre

September 9th, 2012 by UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills

The UK Government pledged further support for the automotive industry on 5 September 2012 by announcing the creation of a new ‘UK Energy Storage R&D Centre’ for the advancement of electric and hybrid vehicle batteries. The £13 million centre, co-funded by the UK Government (£9 million) and industry (£4 million), will be created to capitalise […]

BMW’s electric i3 and hybrid i8 Concept cars close to production

December 30th, 2011 by BMW of North America

“BMW i is BMW Group‘s response to the changing demands in sustainable and individual mobility,” said Manuel Sattig, Communication Manager for Project i, BMW AG. BMW i provides a whole new focus on sustainability. “The i brand has a new architecture called The LifeDrive architecture,” says Rich Steinberg, Manager, Electric Vehicles Operations & Strategy, BMW […]