The Consumer Electronics Show (aka CES) is one of the largest technology trade shows in the world. Taking place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada, CES is chock-full of interesting gadgets, toys, drones, and much more. It is the event to follow for all the latest news and announcements from the tech world. Hundreds of major and emerging brands presented on the show floor, and visitors had the opportunity to be among the first to test their latest products.
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The ultra-quick and ultra-expensive Porsche 918 Spyder is a range-topping gasoline-electric hybrid super car. The 918\’s main source of power is a race-inspired 4.6-liter V8 engine that churns out 608 horsepower at 8,600 rpms and 390 lb-ft. of torque at 6,600 rpms. A 154-horsepower hybrid module installed on the rear axle and a 127-horsepower electric motor located on the front axle are both powered by the aforementioned lithium-ion battery pack. Liquid-cooled, the pack can be fully charged in four hours when plugged into a 230-volt German-spec household outlet, or in 25 minutes using Porsche’s Speed Charging Station.
Country of Origin: Germany
Engine: 887 hp (total output), 4.6-liter V-8 with two electric motors
0-62 mph: 2.5 seconds
Starting price: $845,000
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A compact sized hatchback that will compete against among other cars in the segment like the Volkswagen Golf or Ford Focus. The new Auris is based on a modified version of the previous model. Hybrid version will use a more efficient version of 1.8-litre petrol engine and electric motor setup with a nickel-metal hydride battery. The Auris being offered in Europe will come equipped with a 1.33 and 1.6-liter petrol engine, as well as a 1.4-liter turbo diesel.
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The Lotus company has released the first details about the 2014 Elite. The Elite is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 620 PS (456 kW / 612 hp) and 720 Nm (531 Nm) of torque. Lotus expects the 1,650kg (3,638 lb) car will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 to 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 315 km/h (196 mph). The Elite will also be offered as a hybrid. The company says the car will have a hybrid gearbox (with integrated electric motors) and a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS). The Elite go on sale in the spring of 2014, the car has a tentative base price of £115,000 (178,000 USD).
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The Karma use a plug-in hybrid technology – called Q DRIVE – developed by Quantum Technologies, which will serve as a basis for all future models from Fisker. The main idea of the Q DRIVE system is that a small gasoline engine turns the car generator, which charges the lithium ion batteries, powering the electric motor and driving the rear wheels.
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The government has launched state grants aimed at encouraging motorists to buy environmentally-friendly electric cars. Transport Secretary said nine different electric car models would be eligible for a grant of up to 5,000 pounds ( 7,930 dollars).
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
Smart ForTwo Electric Drive
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