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Old 03-12-2009, 06:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Your Favorites from Geneva Motor Show

Well, I didn't manage to find a topic about Geneva Motor Show in general, so I'm posting a thread here. This year Geneva Motor Show was full of "green" cars. Which were your favorite?

And, of course, I start. My favorites are as follow:
1. NLV Quant - http://www.nlv-solar.com/quant/(because it looks awesome)
2. Volkswagen Bluemotion Polo - BlueMotion : Volkswagen UK (because it's fuel efficient)
3. Dacia Duster - Dacia Duster Concept, 2009 Duster Concept Information | Conceptcarz.com (because it's big, but green ))

So, what did you like and why?

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Old 03-12-2009, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am definitely a fan of the new iMiEV air
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A century ago, steam engines had such complex valve actuation that it was even used to reverse the direction of rotation, and the Italian Army started a company to make themselves some staff cars. F.I.A.T. grew up to produce the classic Topolino and 500 models, and even sold the Lada factory to the U.S.S.R. Then, a bit over a decade ago, they developed the common-rail electronic fuel injection system which has revolutionized diesel engine design. It replaces a complex precision pump with an offshoot of desktop printer technology to meter the fuel out. Now, they have a system that meters air into a gasoline engine better than any previous mechanical or electrical system. Basically, they use a hydraulic lifter, and an electronic spill valve to tailor the effect the cam has on the valve. The system is efficient, versatile, and relatively failsafe. It finishes the job of civilizing the internal combustion engine, getting it to run at maximum efficiency with minimal pollution over a wide range of outputs.

Fiat releases MultiAir engine technology is this a fundamental breakthrough in internal combustion engine design?

The title does not need to be put as a question, IHMO. These will be the cars to buy, if any will be.
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Bob, that's a good post, worth copying over to start a dedicated thread on the subject. Hope you don't mind.
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I tried to start a thread on it for half an hour, but couldn't get my choice of forums. Thanks!
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No problem. Here's the dedicated thread, FYI: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ming-7457.html

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