Superfast cars have been using internal combustion engines since forever now. These engines are harmful for the environment, as well as the car’s performance, arguably. Both of these problems are being taken seriously by the car manufacturers and they are undertaking the challenge and doing all they can to make things right. This year at the Geneva Motor Show, a lot of Green Concept Cars were featured that solved the age-old dependence on oil, while keeping the performance and power at par, if not more.
Here we bring you the Top 3 Green Concept Supercars from the Geneva Motor Show:
The GTZero displayed at the Geneva Motor Show was an electric yellow one. This car claims to have a range of 500kms, which means you don’t need to worry about running out of batteries mid-journey. What’s better is its batteries take lesser time to charge than a cellphone, getting an 80% charge in just 30mins. Quite impressive!
The GTZero’s three electric motors give it a whooping power of 483hp and although there has not been an official 0-100km/h announcement, we can only imagine what it would be like. This car features a modular design, which means that if you don’t like the style of the body, the front and rear can be completely overhauled and replaced to suit different car styles. Other variations include a better battery or even a fuel cell! The GTZero also features a four-wheel drive and even a four-wheel steering.
If you’ve seen a Pininfarina before, this car is very much in line with the trademark Pininfarina style. The H2 Speed is a supercar that was built with a vision of an environment-friendly car that does not compromise on performance at the racetracks. This sporty car runs on a revolutionary hydrogen fuel-cell tech and its two electric motors give it the power of about 500hp. A rear-wheel drive, the H2 Speed goes from 0-100km/h in a stunning 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 300km/h. This car takes 3 minutes to refuel, which is much lesser than it takes to refuel your car at a gas station.
This car claims to be the first supercar coming out of China. Given the high smog and haze levels in the country, the TREV’s engine is fitting for the Chinese atmosphere. The engine of this car is the same that is installed in fighter jets - a Turbine Engine, giving it a maximum power of a steep 1030bhp. The vehicle claims of 0-100km/h in 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 350km/h. Now comes the part you’ve been waiting for - the fuel consumption. The TREV consumes just 0.18L/100km, despite the Turbine Engine being an internal combustion engine. If that’s not environment-friendly, we don’t know what else is. At present most cars use an electric plug-in or range-extender paired with an internal combustion engine, for sharing the load or to charge the batteries. The turbine system is a first for any car and if proven to be successful, will surely be used in many other models.
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