• 20Apr

    The auto world was teased by new photos of the LAMPO, the electric sports car from Protoscar SA. The LAMPO is a sports cabriolet fueled by renewable energy and was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

    The LAMPO gets its raw power from electric BRUSA motors installed in its front and rear parts. The rear portion is designed to be maximized for acceleration while the rear engine will utilize regenerative braking technology. Combined, these two motors produce an output of 268 horsepower with a torque of approximately 440Nm.

    The company boasts that the LAMPO can perform like a modern sporty car with the advantage of traveling on its 32KWh battery for 200 kilometers.

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  • 08Apr

    Renault TwingoRenault is working on a new family of low emission and CO2-free engines to fit the parameters of the Euro 5 and Euro 6 legislations. These engines are designed for a wide range of electric cars and conventional vehicles, including sedans, family cars, and four-wheel drives.

    The effort, Renault administrators said, is geared towards the production of affordable and environmentally friendly cars in the coming years. Aside from the lower CO2 levels released by the engines, they’re also reported to be significantly more fuel-efficient.

    The all-electric powertrains produced by Renault will be released in Kangoo-type vans and three-box sedan units as early as 2011. On the other hand, Renault is also developing eco-friendly technologies to improve the performance of their concurrent engines.

    A new line of modular Tce gasoline engines are being developed to lower the CO2 emissions of vehicles to 40g/km or less. The first of these three new engines are set to come out in two and a half years as well. They’re anticipated to be three- and four-cylinder Tce engines.

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