2010 TOYOTA AURIS HSD
Toyota has announced that it will be building its Auris Hybrid at the Derbyshire factory.
The Toyota Auris HSD (Hybrid Synergy Drive) will join the Avensis on the Burnaston production line and will be exported to European countries. Toyota expects strong demand for the Auris Hybrid, which gives 74.3mpg average economy and 89g/km carbon dioxide emissions. Engines for the Auris Hybrid will also be assembled in the UK at Toyota’s Deeside Industrial Park facility in North Wales.
2010 VOLKSWAGEN BERLIN TAXI CONCEPT
The Volkswagen Berlin Taxi Concept car was created as a second city van tailored to the needs of taxi drivers and their passengers. It features many innovative details such as a forward-opening sliding door and customisable taxi touchscreens. Zero-emissions drive system and very tangible, practical benefits of a compact space wonder, it could very quickly become a highly coveted vehicle in cities like Berlin or Milan, New York, Beijing, Cape Town, London, Moscow or Tokyo.showing, in the context of the foundation event for a “National Platform for Electric Mobility” just how a mass-produced taxi
Exterior offer the sliding door extends well into the roof, so it also offers an enormous opening in terms of height. Apropos: The Volkswagen Berlin Taxi Concept is 1.60 metres tall, 3.73 metres long or more accurately short, and 1.66 metres wide. The outer roof areas are designed to be transparent (as part of the doors in front and at the right rear). This unique design feature that is characteristic of the brand together with a panoramic glass roof that creates a bright and friendly interior ambiance.
The VW Berlin Taxi Concept, with its top speed of 120 km/h is driven by an electric motor with a peak power of 85 kW (continuous power: 50 kW). The motor is supplied with energy via a lithium-ion battery integrated in the concept car’s underbody.