Hybrid cars have two or more individual power sources to move the vehicle. Mostly hybrid cars have a combination of an interior ignition engine and one or more electric motors. 2012 is all about Hybrid vehicles, and every car maker is looking forward to introduce hybrid cars. Here we have prepared a list of Top 5 new and upcoming Hybrid cars of 2012, take a look:
The brand new Volt from Chevrolet is a promising upcoming hybrid car. The car has a tailgate design and has eye-catching appearance and remarkable interior system. To this point, the design of this car demonstrates a fresh new concept. The interior of this car is designed accordingly to provide enough room for four people and features several luxury options.
The built-in battery of this car gives eight hours when completely charged in standard voltage of 120, and it takes only 3 hours for Volt to charge if it is charged on voltage of complete 240V. Other than that, it will have a 4-cylinder engine which can store fuel of up to 1.4 liters.
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a five-door tailgate electric car, which is manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors, and the electric edition of it is “I”. As said by the producer, the i-MiEV all-electric car is capable of delivering 100 miles (160 km) on the Japanese analysis cycle. While, the model for the American market, to be launched in 2012 with “I’ is 62 miles (100 km) on the U.S EPA’s cycle. It has a single-speed decline gear transmission system and a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery set. It is capable of delivering a top speed of 130 kilo-meters per hour (80 mph). The car’s battery is situated under the base floor, which has 22 cell units linked in sequence at the apparent voltage of 330 V.
Tata Nano Hybrid
The Tata Nano Hybrid has a feul efficient micro hybrid petrol engine based on 624 cc which can deliver 33 units of horsepower @ 5250 rpm with an upgraded 4-speed transmission system. It is said to deliver an exceptional performance with improved acceleration as compared to its current model. It will be able to confront such cars which are categorized in the compact division.
The 2012 Toyota Camry has a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder and a 3.5 liter V-6 engine, with a 6 speed automatic transmission system. It will be both a fuel efficient and environment friendly hybrid car. The engine of this car is said to deliver 268 units of horsepower expecting to get 21 mpg in the town and 30 mpg on the highway road.
2012 Porsche Cayenne
As said by the maker, their new Panamera S Hybrid is capable of delivering 380 units of horsepower maintain the same sporty feel and style. It will also be the most cost-effective Porsche up till now, and yet ever produced. The Panamera S Hybrid features the same specification as present in the Cayenne S Hybrid, including a supercharged 3.0 liter V6 engine (based on 34 kW) electric motor. The petrol engine and the electric motor are able to function individually in the Panamera S Hybrid, or even it can work in a mutual way. In line with to what the manufacturer says, the 2012 Panamera S Hybrid is terrifically fast (particularly by hybrid range), and is capable of attaining 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 6.0 seconds of time, while its top speed is said to be 168 mph, which sure is impressive.
Now which one of these hybrid cars are you waiting for in 2012?