PHOTO CAPTION: Cadillac ELR electric hybrid

Five Exciting Future Green Cars

Some of these 'future' electric-drive cars are already in the production pipeline including the Cadillac ELR and Fisker Atlantic.

Published: 16-Nov-2012

For far too long, green cars have been perceived as lacking in both style and power, with designs and drivetrains optimized for efficiency, rather than thrills. But some exciting entries into the segment have been chipping away at preconceived notions of what it means to drive green.

Tesla Motors' Roadster showed the world that an electric vehicle could both look and perform like a sports car; Chevrolet's Volt proved that gasoline could play nice with plug-in power; and Toyota's recently expanded Prius lineup now features both sporty and family-sized offerings.

So what's next? These are the hybrids and electrics that have us most excited for the future of green cars:


Fisker Karma luxury plug-in hybrid sedan.

Technischer Üeberwachungs Verein (TÜV), Europe’s recognized automotive certification agency, validates both fuel ecomomy at 112 mpg and CO2 emissions at 51g/km.

Fisker Karma uses A123 Systems lithium battery pack.

Memo cites misaligned hose clamps on cooling system that could cause coolant leak and possible electrical short.

Fisker Karma recalled to repair or replace coolant system clamp on battery pack.

Majority of customer and dealer-held Karmas have either had new battery installed or the faulty hose clamp repaired.


blog comments powered by Disqus