Apr 10, 2007

Top 5 Eco Friendly Cars.

Here are top five eco friendly vehicles to choose from. So what will be your choice?

5. Venturi's Solar Car

Solar CarThis is going to be the first high-performance solar vehicle to be commercialized in the world.
Venturi's Electro-Solar Hybrid car, the Astrolab has a top speed of 120 km/h & has a range of 110 km/h.
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4. GEM's Battery-Electric Vehicle

Battery+care4, a battery-electric vehicle by GEM (Global Electric Motorcars, a Daimler Chrysler company), is a perfect solution for your leisure drives or visiting family & friends or for recreational drives.
"Add one of the three optional, interchangeable carriers for exceptional functionality."
It weighs just about 1,280 lbs. (Curb Weight), has a top speed of 25 mph, and has a range upto 30 miles.
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3. BMW's Hydrogen Car

Hydrogen CarBMW 's 745h hydrogen powered vehicle is powered by a 4.4-liter V8, features bi-VANOS variable valve timing, Valvetronic variable intake runners, & a fully variable intake manifold. It can use either hydrogen or premium unleaded gasoline.
"Running on hydrogen, the 745h produces 184 horsepower and can achieve a top speed of 133 mph. The cruising range is 190 miles. Added to the 400-mile range of the normal fuel tank, the 745h can go 600 miles between fill-ups."
Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) operates on Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell which are independent of the engine which means that your power accessories like air conditioning still can be operated when you shut down the engine. And you will be saving about a gallon of gas for every 235 miles in city driving conditions.
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2. Car Which Uses Water As Fuel

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzJZJjo9MNA"> Car Which Uses Water As Fuel </a>

This prototype can drive for 100 miles on only four ounces of water.
"Technically, the car isn't running on water, because the H20 is converted to HHO gas.
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1. Car That Runs On Air

Car That Runs On AirA car which run on compressed air? MiniCAT & CityCAT are the creations of MDI Group.
"How does it work?
MDI explains that 90m3 of compressed air is stored in fibre tanks. The engine is powered by compressed air, stored in a carbon-fiber tank at 30 MPa (4500 psi). The tank is made of carbon-fiber in order to reduce its weight.
It has a fibre glass body which makes it a light & a silent car, which can reach a top speed of 220 km/h. Apart from this, here you don't have your regular speed gauges, instead there is a small computer screen which gives you all the information of speed & engine revo1utions. There is no more need to carry a key, instead you have an access card that can be read by the car from your pocket.
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