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BMW’s Green Supercar Revealed
Posted By Jorge Chapa On February 3, 2009 @ 2:00 pm In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | No Comments
The race for the green supercar  is on, and BMW  is itching to become a key player. In a push to roll out a green vehicle, BMW recently revealed the BMW Z10 ED , a ultra-efficient 400 horsepower hybrid  that the company hopes will become their new flagship vehicle.
The focus of the Z10 Efficient Dynamics vehicle is on technology to reduce its carbon emissions. Instead of an electric motor, BMW is experimenting with increasing the efficiency of the motor. A new high-pressure turbocharged engine  will replace the current 3.0 liter unit. According to BMW, the advances in technology mean that petrol engines can be manufactured to run much more efficiently, but provide the same amount of power as that of a conventional engine.
The vehicle will also showcase BMW’s carbon fiber  construction process. This process ensures that the weight of the vehicle, which is expected to be made of aluminum and carbon fiber, will be less than 1,400 kilograms. Finally, to ensure that every ounce of energy can be squeezed out of the vehicle, a regenerative braking system and a small battery will be included.
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Via Autocar.co.uk 
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 green supercar: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/27/shelby-supercars-unveals-aero-ev-specs/
 BMW: http://www.bmw.com/
 BMW Z10 ED: http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/BMW-Concepts/237399/
 hybrid: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/13/transportation-tuesday-the-fisker-karma/
 high-pressure turbocharged engine: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/12/ronn-motors-scorpion-hydrogen-vehicle/
 carbon fiber: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/27/transportation-tuesday-vws-235mpg-concept-coming-soon/
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