Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Made by British Car Manufacturer Axon Automotive group, this 2 seater is plug-in hybrid utilities electricity in the city & internal combustion engine running on petrol or bioethanol for the long trips. It may not look as stunning as the Toyota prius or Chevy Volt but it serve its intended purposes of a good & cheap (it better be) run about. Axon claims that the car emits less than 50g of CO2 per km for the mix of electric and petrol modes.
Axon's managing director Dr Steve Cousins said "By designing light cars and giving them good aerodynamics you can radically lower vehicle emissions." he further added that " a plug-in hybrid we have no limitation on range but we can maximise the benefits of electrics day to day without the cost and weight of large batteries,"
There are skeptics out there who even lash out at Hybrid Vehicles maker for deceiving the consumers that the car is actually environmentally friendly when harmful pollutants such as heavy metals & carcinogenic compounds results in the process of making them. Though there are truth to those accusations, Hybrid vehicles still paves the way for the cleaner mode of transport. Efforts are being taken to cut down on those harmful material & Axon played their part by using seats that are made from recycled jeans and pinstriped suits while the door panels are made from recycled carbon fiber.
Sales of the car may begin in 2011 with mass production slated to take place the following year.