Hungary's ANTRO Debuts Solo Hybrid

Company claims car will get up to 157 mpg and has top speed of 87mph.

Published: 19-Jun-2008

Hungary's ANTRO has debuted the Solor hybrid electric car at the Budapest Transportation Museum. The ultra sleek, ultra light (270kg) three-passenger vehicle is powered by a combination gasoline engine and lithium ion batteries. The company claims fuel efficiency of 1.5L-2.0L/100 km or between 117-157 mpg, which suggests the vehicle is, in fact, a series, plug-in hybrid. It's top speed is 140km/hr (87mph).

The vehicle's batteries are also recharged by integrated solar cells in the roof.

The company has announced that it is aiming for production by 2010. The price is estimated to be $18,000US (12,000 euros).

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Chrysler intends to focus its gas-electric hybrid system on SUVs, though it is not ruling out cars in the future. Pictured is Two-Mode hybrid transmission co-developed with GM and BMW.

The 308 HDi hybrid has a combined fuel economy of 3.4 litres/100km (69 mpg) and emits 90g of CO2 for every 100km travelled.

A four-wheel energy regeneration and drive system has been adopted which includes in-wheel motors in the front wheels in addition to one 150 kW rear-axle mounted electric motor.


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