Mike Chino

Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

by , 01/15/11

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Ford Focus Electric Vehicle

Although it was introduced earlier last week at CES, Ford’s Focus Electric vehicle still turned heads left and right at the Detroit Auto Show. The company’s first production EV will have a higher mile-per-gallon equivalent than the Chevy Volt and can charge in half the time of the Nissan Leaf. Added bonus: the vehicle’s display panel rewards energy-efficient driving by bursting forth in blue butterflies.

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Li-Ion Inizio Electric Car

Li-Ion’s svelte Inizio supercar boasts a sexy set of curves and a 145kW electric motor that leaves frumpier EVs in the dust. The red-hot ride rockets from 0-60 in just 3.4 seconds, and its 250 mile range means you can hit the road for hours without having to recharge. But the best part is that you may soon see this speed demon on the streets – Li-Ion just started taking pre-orders for the production vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show, so reserve yours today!

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Venturi America Concept Car

What do you get when you blend an exotic electric sports car with a rough-and-ready all-terrain vehicle? The unlikely combination has spawned the Venturi America concept car, a beast of an EV that can charge over unforgiving terrain without breaking a sweat. The vehicle’s muscular chassis conceals a 300 horsepower electric engine that can carry the souped-up electric buggy for up to 190 miles.

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5 Comments

  1. Eletruk January 21, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    None of these cars are Tesla beaters. The Tesla Roadster is a damn quick car, and quicker than any of these are claiming they will be. But they have the advantage of a name brand behind them. So I wouldn’t be surprised if they outsell the Teslas, even at their inflated price.

  2. dtbaker61 January 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    yes the racecars are sexy, but kinda like dreaming about a super-model when you could be happy with building your own TODAY. I built one by recycling a drab Suzuki Swift, and I think it is sexy in its own right because I actually get to use it rather than just dream about it. see how at www dot envirokarma dot org.

  3. piepie January 13, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I thought the Tesla vehicles were pretty foxy, too.

  4. Andrew Michler January 13, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    What a car show this year, things are looking up for us efficiency geeks. Now if they only had a hybrid pick up…

  5. Rebecca Paul rebecca paul January 13, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    These cars are f*&$%#@ HOT!

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