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NAIAS PHOTOS: Michelin Challenge Design Shows Off The Best in Futuristic City Cars

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On January 11, 2012 @ 6:30 pm In automotive,Detroit Auto Show,Electric Cars,gallery,Green Transportation | 1 Comment

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The Renault Zoe ZE Concept uses a 95-horsepower motor and a lithium ion battery to create a total vehicle range of 100 miles. The car features multiple hexagonal honeycomb details, even comprising the headlights and what looks like a solar array on the roof. The Zoe ZE provided early input into the design of the Renault Zoe EV, which is launching in Europe in 2012. The Honda P-NUT appears to be a flexible design that can be used with a traditional gas engine, hybrid, or all-electric powertrain, and was designed to be a sophisticated small car meant exclusively for the city. Tata’s eMO [5] concept is the first vehicle fully engineered in India, according to Tata Technologies President and Global COO Warren Harris: “It is a tangible example of the capability of Tata Technologies to engineer a full vehicle.”

+ Michelin Challenge Design [6]


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: http://inhabitat.com/naias-photos-michelin-challenge-design-shows-off-the-best-in-futuristic-city-cars/michelin-eye-on-design/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/naias-photos-michelin-challenge-design-shows-off-the-best-in-futuristic-city-cars/michelin-eye-exhibit/?extend=1

[3] 2012 North American International Auto Show: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=North+American+International+Auto+Show

[4] Michelin Challenge Design: http://www.naias.com/the-2012-show/focus-on-design/michelin-challenge-design.aspx

[5] eMO: http://www.michelinchallengedesign.com/MCD_2012/mcd_news_2012_07_tata.php

[6] + Michelin Challenge Design: http://michelinchallengedesign.com/MCD_2012/mcd_participants_2012.php

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