Monday newsbriefs, more FCC

November 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

Here’s one of the eye-catching Delta E-4s (bottom, winner of the People’s Choice award), and one of the Radical SRZero, which had to be the least comfortable way of getting to London. Me, I hitched a ride in the British Gas-entered Toyota Prius Plug-In with fellow Charging Point columnist Robert Llewellyn, and then swapped halfway into a Nissan Leaf. No worries about range anxiety in either. Some links to more detailed stories: Most Efficient Sports Car (Prototype) was won by the Windreich Jaguar E-Type conversion. The Proton Exora REEV (range-extended electric vehicle) won two prizes, one for the most energy-efficient MPV and the other the category for extended-range and plug-in hybrids (prize shared with the Toyota Prius Plug-In driven by the team from the Green Car Website).

  • In non-FCC news today: Volvo has released a whole series of videos about the C30 Electric. All posted at Wired.
  • The former Hummer H2 factory in Mishuwaka, Indiana, is to make the Bright Automotive IDEA, a range-extended electric cargo van (Autoblog Green).
  • Citroen has announced its lowest-CO2 diesel yet: the C3 e-HDI 70 Airdream EGS VTR+ (got that?), which gives 87g/km and returns 83.1mpg. At £15,290, it’s a bit expensive for a small supermini, though.


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