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Monday, January 31, 2011
Renault DeZir - Electric Car Design
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Renault DeZir - Electric Sports Concept Car

PARIS, FRANCE - Renault displayed their futuristic DeZir sports electric car at the 2010 Paris Motor Show late last year. Shown painted in a brilliant red colour (see photograph), the two-seater DeZir's development was led by Laurens van den Acker from Renault's Design Department. The all-electric Renault DeZir concept car has 21-inch alloy wheels with a mid-rear mounted electric motor for optimum weight distribution. The car is powered by a 24 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, mounted behind the seats. On a full charge, the Renault DeZir electric car is capable of achiev...

Saturday, January 29, 2011
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Diesel
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Volkswagen's Passat TDI Gets 43 MPG On The Highway

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - Volkswagen of America released a photo this month of the new 2012 Passat TDI Diesel, which will be produced in the Spring 2011 at their Chattanooga, Tenn. manufacturing facility in the United States. The 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI has a 2.0 L Clean Diesel engine producing 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. In the United States, the 2012 Passat will also have two other engine combinations - a 2.5 L five-cylinder gasoline engine (170 hp / 177 lb-ft), and a powerful 3.6 L VR6 engine (280 hp / 258 lb-ft)....

Sunday, January 23, 2011
2012 Renault ZOE - Electric Car
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Renault's ZOE Electric Car Arrives Mid-2012

PARIS, FRANCE - Renault announced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show that their new ZOE electric car (see photo) will be launched mid-2012, and be manufactured at their Flins plant in France. Renault says that the ZOE Preview electric car that they showed at Paris is 90% representative of what the production model will look like. The Renault ZOE electric car is powered by a 60 kW (80 hp) electric motor with a maximum torque of 222 Nm, which Renault says gives the ZOE nimble acceleration. The ZOE Preview ...

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