It’s all litres now at the petrol pumps, but these chaps still use the gallon.
Get your pocked money saved. You are going to want one of these:
Everybody loves the Mini, now there’s even more reasons to get one.
(That’s if these ever go into production of course.)
News item via TreeHugger.com:
“A British engineering firm has put together a high-performance hybrid version of BMW’s Mini Cooper. The PML Mini QED has a top speed of 150 mph, a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds. The car uses a small gasoline engine with four 160 horsepower electric motors â€” one on each wheel. The car has been designed to run for four hours of combined urban/extra urban driving, powered only by a battery and bank of ultra capacitors. The QED supports an all-electric range of 200-250 miles and has a total range of about 932 miles (1,500 km). For longer journeys at higher speeds, a small conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) is used to re-charge the battery. In this hybrid mode, fuel economies of up to 80mpg can be achieved.”
Explains Martin Boughtwood, PMLâ€™s MD: “Until now, most electric vehicles have been little more than souped-up milk floats, limited by range and speed, with compromised performance. For those with a green conscience who also value an enhanced motoring experience, there is still something missing.
Martin says that the something missing includes: “…an energy management system and a sexy in-car display module.”
Again with the s*xy…
Read the original post at Treehugger:
Who copy and pasted the article from World Car Fans:
Who originally found it at the official PML company website:
Hey we are all about recycling right ? I’m just doing my bit.