PHOTO CAPTION: Kepler Motors Motion hybrid-electric super-car

Eco-Cars Debut in Oil-Rich Persian Gulf

Half dozen hybrids from the Chevy Volt to the Kepler Motion super-car debut at Dubai Auto Show.

Published: 31-Dec-2009

Automakers have seen a scope for hybrid cars in United Arab Emirates for its power and luxury and the ability to curb pollution. A growing number of companies in UAE are geared up to launch their eco-friendly green vehicles although the market here might be mediocre for hybrid cars considering the countries focus on fossil fuels here.

Recently, Dubai saw its first ever launch of Kepler Motor’s motion supercar known for its superior performance in the green car category. According to Russ Wicks, founder of the supercar manufacturing company and also a holder of multiple speed records and the fastest man in Nascar, the car produces 800 horsepower, with a top speed of 320 km/hr going from a speed of 0-100 km/hr in 2.5 seconds.

Eco-friendly, superior performance with an engine half the size


2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Although the Fusion Hybrid isn't a plug-in, it does recapture 94 percent of the energy lost to braking.

2010 Toyota Prius has aircraft cockpit-like feel.

The second generation Prius attracted more than 10,000 orders in the U.S. in four days after its release in 2003.

2010 Honda Insight gets estimated 41 mpg combined.

The Insight will go an estimated 40 miles per gallon in the city and 43 on the highway, compared to Fusion Hybrid's 41 mpg and Prius' 50 mpg.


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