University Technology Sydney Experiments with Vehicle-to-Grid Prius

The UTS car will achieve up to 50km a day of fully-electric driving before the standard petrol-electric hybrid engine is called upon.

Published: 01-Feb-2008

But what's really exciting about the electric car parked in the basement of the University Technology Sydney (UTS) is it can also make toast.

That's when it's not earning money by putting clean electricity back into our overstretched power grid.

Like its doomed predecessors, the plug-in electric car project promises a lot.


The Small Hybrid Sports Concept is a sports car that features advanced hybrid technology - proving stylish design and driving enjoyment can be combined with low environmental impact. It was designed by Honda R and D Europe, based in Offenbach, Germany.

A UK government challenge to produce a medium/small vehicle with CO2 emissions of less than 100 g/km has seen engineering company Ricardo team up with PSA Peugeot Citroen and UK research group QinetiQ to develop an innovative diesel full-hybrid.

Concept car may sport unusual air intakes since 'a hybrid battery needs a lot of cooling.'


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