Honda CRZ : Photos Videos

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Honda CRZ Specs :

– 1.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA)
– 122 horsepower (estimated) @ 6000 rpm (combined engine + IMA)
– 128 lb-ft. of torque (estimated) @ 1,000 – 1,500 rpm (123 lb-ft. for CVT), (combined engine + IMA)
– AT-PZEV CARB Emissions Rating
– EPA Estimated Fuel Economy, CVT (City/Highway/Combined): 35/39/37 miles per gallon
– EPA Estimated Fuel Economy, MT (City/Highway/Combined): 31/37/34 miles per gallon
– Overall Vehicle Length x Width x Height (in): 160.6 x 68.5 x 54.9 (including antenna)
– Wheelbase (in.): 95.8
– Weight (lbs., preliminary estimates): Approximately 2,670 (MT) to 2,725 (CVT)
– 3-Mode Drive System (Sport/Normal/ECON)
– Eco Assist™ System
– 6-Speed Manual Transmission (standard)
– Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Paddle Shifter System (available)
– Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
– Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
– Automatic Climate Control
– 16-inch Alloy Wheels
– Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
– Security System with Remote Entry
– Cruise Control
– 160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with MP3/windows with MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) playback capability and 6 Speakers
– MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
– USB Audio Interface

CR-Z EX Specifications :

Adding to or replacing features on the CR-Z

– Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® with Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls
– Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition (Available)
– High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights with Auto-On/Off
– Fog Lights
– Perforated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
– Aluminum Shift Knob with Leather (6MT)
– Textured Aluminum Pedals
– 360-Watt AM/FM/CD Premium Audio System with MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) playback capability and 7 Speakers including Subwoofer

Renault Zero Emission Vehicles

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Renault is preparing the ground for the arrival of its electric cars Fluence, ZOE, Twizy and Kangoo ZE in France. And to educate the public about the electric car, what better than making an ad (from Publicis) that denigrates the shock gasoline engines, synonymous with pollution.

Will this be enough to launch electric cars in France is another story. But this is the kind of viral video that can certainly help change public opinion on the car in general. Or at least to begin an awareness.

The all-electric vehicle for mass tomorrow morning? Not impossible, but it is sufficient that the demand is there for the prices fall and technology improves. With 10-15% of electric cars on roads by 2020, that would be a good start. Will this ad maket history ?

New Tesla Roadster 2.5

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Here comes the new Tesla Roadster 2.5. This is more a minor upgrade than a new car : instant torque, superior handling, elite construction, zero emissions, fast in any climate, built around the driver, and a new styling.

Renault DeZir

Renault DeZir Photos :

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Renault DeZir concept coming at 2010 Paris Auto Show. Designed by Laurens van den Acker.
Rear Electric motor, 150 HP (110kW) and 226 Nm torque.

0 to 60 mph in only 5 seconds to reach a max speed of 112 mph. Battery : Lithium Ion at rear. Electric driving range : 100 miles on a single charge.
3 Charging modes : Standard (domestic power in 8 hours), quick mode (on 400 V for 80 % of charge in 20 minutes), Renault Quick Drop battery switching.

Revenge of the Electric Car

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After « Who Killed the Electric Car ? », Chris Paine is back with a new documentary movie : Revenge of the Electric car.

It’s all about the rebirth of an entire automotive industry.

You can also send your revenge stories and if they are cool, may be they will be included in the movie.

Release Date in USA : 2011.