Marc Carter

Seven Sizzling Hybrid and Electric Cars from the 2013 Detroit Auto Show

by , 01/16/13

Acura, Acura NSX Concept, Cadillac, Cadillac ELR, Infiniti, Infiniti Q50, Lexus, Lexus IS 300h, Nissan Leaf, Nissan Resonance Concept, VW, VW CrossBlue Concept, 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Nissan Resonance Concept

Nissan previewed its upcoming crossover lineup, primarily the Nissan Murano with the all-wheel-drive Nissan Resonance Hybrid Concept. In addition to showing the future style of Nissan’s crossovers, the Resonance features a hybrid powertrain, which uses Nissan’s proprietary “one-motor, two-clutch” system that combines a small displacement internal combustion gasoline engine with an electric motor/lithium-ion battery and advanced management system.

Acura, Acura NSX Concept, Cadillac, Cadillac ELR, Infiniti, Infiniti Q50, Lexus, Lexus IS 300h, Nissan Leaf, Nissan Resonance Concept, VW, VW CrossBlue Concept, 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept

Volkswagen has ambitious sales goals in the United States and hopes to get even closer to them with the introduction of a larger three-row SUV that has been designed specifically for North America. The CrossBlue concept previews VW’s new SUV and features room for up to seven passengers. The concept is powered by a hybrid powertrain that mates a 190-hp TDI Clean Diesel Engine to two electric motors, a 54 horsepower electric motor sends its power to the front wheels, while a 114 horsepower electric motor powers the rear. A 9.8 kW lithium-ion battery powers the electric motors and gives the concept enough power to travel up to 20 miles in full electric mode.

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  1. RCL January 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    The computer equivalent of the concept car is \”vaporware\”. It don\’t mean a thing if it doesn\’t make it to the street. And if ordinary people can\’t affort to buy it, it fails it\’s primary purpose to reduce carbon polution.

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