Sneak Peek at New EVs from Detroit Auto Show

January 26, 2011

Electric Vehicles (EVs) stole the show at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. As if showing up without a battery-powered prototype was just bad manners, automakers dutifully curated their collections to show off the latest engineering in emission-free vehicles. Volkswagon Golf Blue E-Motion Hits the market: 2014 Stats: Goes from 0-62 mph in 11.8 seconds Tops out at 84 mph Driving range is 93 miles Tesla Roadster Hits the market: Already out Stats: Goes from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds Drives 245 miles per charge Plugs into nearly any outlet anywhere in the world

Honda Fit EV Hits the market: Scheduled for 2012 Stats: Five passenger, four door hatchback 100 mile driving range Tops out at 90 mph

Ford Focus Electric Hits the market: Late 2011 Stats: 112 mile driving range Tops out at 100 mph Electric Vehicle app allows you to monitor your car’s battery life from your smartphone Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell Hits the market: Unknown Stats: Gullwing doors (hinged at the top) 60 kWh lithium battery and four electric motors 130 miles driving range Goes from 0-60 mph in four seconds Porsche 918 RSR Concept Car Hits the market: Don’t hold your breath Stats: 563 horse power at 10,300 rpm Two 75-kW electric motors powering the front wheels only Boosts maximum power to 767 horse power Captures energy from breaking and re-releases it with the push of a button

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