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Geely Unveils Bug-Like Solar Hybrid Micro Car in Beijing

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On April 26, 2010 @ 3:30 pm In automotive,Green Transportation,Innovation | Comments Disabled

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Geely IG [1] has unveiled a new insectoid vehicle at the Beijing [2] Auto Show that may just give the VW Bug a run for its money. The car boasts a hood emblazoned with solar panels [3], a micro-compact profile, and a hybrid [4] powertrain for fuel-efficient driving. And then there are those antennae… erm, seagull doors.

There’s no word on when the vehicle will be released, but Geely [1] does have more alternative energy [5]-powered vehicles up its sleeve. The automaker is also exhibiting two all-electric EVs, the EK-1 and the EK-2, in Beijing. The EK-1 offers old-school lead acid batteries and a range of 80 kilometers, while the EK-2 can go 180 kilometers on its lithium iron phosphate battery.

+ Geely [1]

Via Autobloggreen [6]

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[1] Geely IG: http://www.geely.com/

[2] Beijing: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/15/china-to-connect-its-high-speed-rail-all-the-way-to-europe/

[3] solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/solar-power/

[4] hybrid: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/25/hybrid-hydraulic-drive-vehicle-promises-170-mpg/

[5] energy: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/23/pixel-pad-an-energy-efficient-ipad-alternative/

[6] Autobloggreen: http://green.autoblog.com/2010/04/25/beijing-2010-geely-shows-off-fleet-of-alternative-power-strike/

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