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Inhabitat’s Top Picks from the 2012 NY Auto Show

Posted By Amanda Coen On April 9, 2012 @ 6:20 pm In automotive,carousel showcase,Features,New York Auto Show | No Comments

Nissan NV 200 Taxi of Tomorrow

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Selected by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to serve as the exclusive taxi of New York City beginning in late 2013, the Nissan NV200 [7] has several features which distinguish it from existing models. Powered by a fuel-efficient 2.0L four-cylinder engine, it also has a transparent roof and sliding doors which should lower the risk of bikers running into opening doors.

Terrafugia Inc.’s Transition

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We don’t have to explain much about why we chose this. Founders and aviation engineers Carl and Anna Dietrich made a vehicle where you can choose to drive OR fly [9]!

Fisker Atlantic

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Sleek, sexy and energy efficient –now that’s what we’re talking about. The mid-sized plugin electric hybrid sedan [11] features an all-electric range of 50 miles in addition to a highly efficient BMW engine that provides an extra 250 miles for a total extended range of 300 miles. Better yet, it’s priced at $45,000 after tax rebates, about half that of its predecessor the Karma.

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Infiniti LE

Beyond being able to travel 100 miles on a single charge, the Infiniti LE [12] really stood out for one big reason: it will be the first car in the world that doesn’t require a plug to recharge. How so? A wireless home charging system!

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Lincoln MKZ

Lincoln finally decided to give its brand a little facelift and out came a hybrid vehicle! The MKZ Hybrid [14] will be powered by a next-generation 2.0L four-cylinder hybrid powertrain that gets 41mpg in the city and 36mpg on the highway. Two other models, though not hybrids, show significant improvements over older models in terms of fuel-efficiency.

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Mitsubishi i-MiEV Sport Air

The i-MiEV Sport Air [16] concept car is 100% electric and builds on its cousin, the iMiEV. It is expected to receive an even higher MPGe score than the iMiEV and will cost about $3.60 to “fill up” for every 100 miles traveled. Another added bonus: consumers can hope that it will be as affordable as the iMiEV which retails at $21,625 after federal government rebates.

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DeLorean

Who can’t resist a back-to-the-future EV? The DeLorean EV [18] has a range of 100 miles and can go from about 0 to 60mph in under six seconds. As EV technology continues to improve, the company hopes that the car body will outlast many batteries, making it the ultimate example of re-purposing old parts while saving limited resources.

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Images © Amanda Silvana Coen [19] and Jill Ferenbacher for Inhabitat


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[3] 2012 NY Auto Show: http://www.autoshowny.com/

[4] hybrids: http://inhabitat.com/bmw-unveils-i8-concept-spyder-future-hybrid-supercar/

[5] EVs: http://inhabitat.com/california-to-get-new-network-of-ev-charging-stations/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/04/NY-Auto-Show-Roundup_01.jpg

[7] Nissan NV200: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/nissans-nv200-taxi-of-tomorrow-debuts-today-in-new-york-city/

[8] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/04/NY-Auto-Show-Roundup_03.jpg

[9] drive OR fly: http://inhabitat.com/terrafugias-flying-car-completes-first-flight-test-set-to-debut-at-the-new-york-auto-show/

[10] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/04/NY-Auto-Show-Roundup_04.jpg

[11] electric hybrid sedan: http://inhabitat.com/photos-fisker-atlantic-nina-plug-in-hybrid-car-officially-unveiled-in-new-york-city/

[12] Infiniti LE: http://inhabitat.com/infiniti-unveils-le-concept-electric-sedan-which-uses-the-worlds-first-home-wireless-charging-system/

[13] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/04/NY-Auto-Show-Roundup_05.jpg

[14] MKZ Hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/2013-lincoln-mkz-hybrid-vehicle-debuts-at-the-new-york-auto-show/

[15] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/04/NY-Auto-Show-Roundup_06.jpg

[16] i-MiEV Sport Air: http://inhabitat.com/mitsubishi-rolls-out-its-bubbly-i-miev-sport-air-concept-at-the-new-york-auto-show/

[17] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/04/NY-Auto-Show-Roundup_07.jpg

[18] DeLorean EV: http://inhabitat.com/crowd-pleasing-electric-delorean-makes-a-surprise-visit-to-the-new-york-auto-show/

[19] Amanda Silvana Coen: http://www.amandacoen.com

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