Top Green Cars 2012

February 28, 2012 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Green Cars

Introducing Toyota’s entry-level hybrid model called the Prius C. The new Prius C model is one of Toyota’s hybrid lineup green cars that will be coming out in the market by March this year.  One of the major highlights of the new Prius C model is the 1.5-liter petrol-electric drivetrain. With this new feature, the new Prius C will be one of the most fuel-efficient greens these days. This new development is expected to utilize below 3.0-liter per 100km of fuel which is very efficient in terms of city fuel economy. The Toyota Prius C features a 5-door and Yaris-sized green car that is specifically designed for young drivers. Meanwhile, Prius V model is one of Toyota’s hybrid models that are scheduled to be released in May this year. The new Prius V is a 7-seater hybrid car that is powered by a 1.8L petrol-electric engine that is capable to produce up to 100kW. It is expected to consume 5.6 liter per 100km, which will be available primarily in the United States. There are several highlights of the new Prius V including the more compact lithium-ion batteries, and the significant decrease in fuel consumption. Toyota’s Prius models have many cosmetic upgrades and revisions particularly in the exterior styling. On the other hand, there will be no particular increase in the fuel utilization as the anticipated consumption remains at its standard level. 
A new BMW hybrid sedan is set to release in the second quarter this year. BMW is planning to introduce the first of its 5-Series ActiveHybrid cars in the market. The new BMW green car model is powered by 3.0L turbocharged 6-cylinder engine that has an electric motor as well. This new engine is expected to produce 250kW per 450Nm of power output. One of the main highlights of the new BMW hybrid sedan is the 8-speed auto standard with a maximum consumption of 6.4-liter per 100km. It has a cargo capacity of up to 150L with its boot-mounted battery bank upgrade.
Everyone is looking forward to the new Nissan Leaf electric car that will be available by mid-year. The world-famous Japanese brand has been awarded as last year’s world car of the year for the Corolla-sized plug-in hatchback. This new model features an entirely electric drivetrain that is capable to produce 80kW of power, as well as 280Nm of torque. The Nissan Leaf electric car can charge for a maximum of 8 hours using a standard 240-volt plug. The market value of this green car starts at $51,500.

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