Ten of the most interesting “green” concept cars 2013





Since next year is almost over, it’s time to go back to those innovations that helped make it the most saturated in terms of the development of environmentally friendly vehicles. Of course, this year have been high-profile premieres, like the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Cadillac ELR, but media attention was focused on it to clean vehicles. Reservations Gizmag prepared a compilation of the most impressive new products that have emerged in the past 12 months, and we decided it to share with you.

Peugeot Hybrid Air

Peugeot Hybrid Air1

One of the first eco-friendly car, presented in 2013, was the Peugeot Hybrid Air, which, by the way, there was also one of the most interesting. New offers a combination of hybrid technology based on conventional fuel and compressed air. Compressed air powers the hydraulic pump motor, which in turn helps in the internal combustion engine that can run in three modes: eco-friendly “air”, and hybrid “fuel.” As the pressure in the accumulator air expands energy, displacing the corresponding volume of oil. French carmaker said that the use of such power plant fuel consumption can be reduced to 2.9 liters per 100 kilometers and thus reduce CO2 emissions to 69 g / km.

Peugeot Hybrid Air2

In addition to presenting a hybrid Peugeot Hybrid Air in January, the French carmaker Peugeot Citroën unveiled in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show Citroën Cactus, working on the basis of the drive Hybrid Air. The company plans to introduce the technology for its mass production by 2016.
VW CrossBlue Coupe

VW CrossBlue Coupe

At this year’s show “lit up” several times CrossBlue Coupe, alluding to the fact that its creators really want this crossover yet entered mass production. The key idea of ​​this hybrid new items – fuel saving capabilities of an SUV and a bright design.

Some may think that the term “coupe”, present in the name of the car is completely unnecessary (especially when you consider that on the basis of two electric motors to drive the car is capable of 32 kilometers of road), but when the case enters a turbocharged V6, electric CrossBlue Coupe allow him accelerate to 96.5 km / h in 5.8 seconds. In VW say that on the basis of engine fuel reserve at CrossBlue Coupe is enough for 917 kilometers, with fuel consumption of 3.8 liters per 113 kilometers almost.

CrossBlue built on the new platform Volkswagen Modular Transverse Matrix and can be offered in versions based on the six-and four-cylinder, including diesel, engines, and with the optional use of compressed air installation. This concept we will definitely hear more in 2014.

The Elio

Elio is developing a small startup Elio Motors of Louisiana. Concept offers no alternative sources of supply, but instead has a unique compact design and economical three-cylinder engine that provides 135 kilometers on 3.8 liters of fuel. Furthermore, this combination allows you to accelerate this three-wheeled vehicles to a maximum speed of 161 kilometers per hour at a cruising range to 1081 km.

Since the three-wheeled vehicle, the possibilities for its use on a common basis Elio will need to pass a series of tests. By the way, in some U.S. states this three-unit is classified as a separate class of vehicles, but others equate it with tricycles. The company said that they would try to settle all bureaucratic issues and start selling cars in the fourth quarter of 2014. And the price for this by Elio will be less than $ 7,000.


Perhaps we tend to think that hybrid cars are mostly presented in the form of compact examples, but within North American International Auto Show 2013 was presented to something else. This was another VIA Motors XTRUX, large four-wheel drive pickup truck.

XTRUX company operates from VIA Motors based on two 402-horsepower electric motors. On the basis of these motors is able to drive a truck 64 kilometers, after which the work enters powerful gasoline V8. At the same time able to drive a pickup 160 km only 4 liters.
Yaris Hybrid R

Yaris Hybrid R

Yaris Hybrid R Concept hardly be called “green car”, but the fact of how hybrid technology can turn an ordinary Toyota Yaris in a fast, aggressive and sporty car certainly deserves attention. He made his debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Toyota Yaris Hybrid R is equipped with the latest technology of a racing car. Here, instead of the conventional lithium-ion batteries used supercapacitor supply two 60-horsepower electric motor installed in the rear of the car. They are aided by a 300-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine and precision system “smart” drive. Altogether, this makes the Yaris Hybrid R ideal candidate for “driving in a sporty way.”
Buick Riviera

Buick Riviera

Another very interesting concept this year turned Buick Riviera, shown at the Detroit auto show, and offered a very futuristic design. Unfortunately, the creators have not yet disclose the technical characteristics of the car, but indicate that it is equipped with the most advanced technology to date, including the present even 4G-integrated system to exchange information about the traffic situation with the other cars and a wireless charging unit batteries.
Daihatsu FC Deco Deck

Daihatsu FC Deco Deck

But what we are all about urban machines? This year was also presented and interesting concept truck Daihatsu FC Deco Deck, using fuel cells. Powerplant truck is powered by liquid fuel cells with alkaline anion membrane, which ultimately can significantly reduce the cost of production.
Toyota i-Road

Toyota i-Road

Partially tandem tricycle, trike part – that’s the Toyota I-Road . Shown at the Geneva Motor Show, Toyota i-Road is designed specifically for the city. Despite the low power reserve of 48 km, is provided by two 2.7-horsepower electric motors front and the same maximum speed tricycle is just perfect for city traffic, especially during peak hours – all thanks to a very sophisticated design that improves maneuverability.

Initially, the concept seemed insane, but Toyota said in September that he was going to release a limited number of tricycles i-Road, which at the beginning of next year will be part of a closed urban test system Harmonious Mobility Network, located in the Japanese Toyota City.
Mitsubishi Concept GR-HEV

Mitsubishi Concept GR-HEV

Conceptual pickup Mitsubishi Concept GR-HEV – is to look at the future that we would like to have on our roads right now. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show-wheel drive Concept GR-HEV, is based on the 2.5-liter diesel and electric motors. Mitsubishi assures that the maximum amount of harmful emissions into the atmosphere it is only 149 g / km. However, the company did not say whether she was going to run Concept GR-HEV in mass production.
Nissan BladeGlider

Nissan BladeGlider

This is one of the most intriguing concepts in 2013, because Nissan BladeGlider tries to completely change our perception and all knowledge about car design. Has a trapezoidal shape, the new unit at the same time tries to look aircraft racing car, like the same ZEOD RC . Designed for three people (the pilot in front and two rear passengers), BladeGlider, according to representatives of Nissan, has excellent aerodynamics and maneuverability. As the power plant is used here block “innovative lithium-ion batteries akuumulyatornyh.” Machine is completely harmless to the environment, as it has no harmful emissions.

During his Tokyo debut BladeGlider future journalists seemed very optimistic. Representatives Nissan does not mince words and operated full-phrases like “when BladeGlider will be ready for the production phase” and “working prototype, preparing for mass production vehicle.” However, in the same month after its premiere Nissan was challenged by his partner, DeltaWing, associated with the rights to the design. After this incident, the future of the car has become more uncertain.
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