UK based car manufacturer Axon Automotive unveiled their
hybrid electric car at the 2009 Milton Keynes Science
Festival. The vehicle's hybrid drivetrain features a full
electric mode for local travel, and a petrol or bioethanol
fueled engine for long distance or motorway travel.
The two-seat Axon Automotive Car is built using lightweight
materials like carbon
"By designing light cars and giving them good
you can radically lower vehicle emissions,"
says Axon’s Managing Director, Dr Steve Cousins.
"As a plug-in hybrid we have no limitation on
range but we can maximise the benefits of electrics day
to day without the cost and weight of large batteries."
He added. Overall the Axon Automotive car emits just 50g
of CO2 per km - half the level needed for free annual
road tax in the UK.
To further increase its environmental credentials the
interior features fashion house designed seating made
from recycled fabrics (jeans and recycled pinstriped suits)
and door panels made from recycled carbon fibre.
Axon Automotive have so far failed to give the vehicle
a name, instead they refer to the model as 'car', or on
it gets the name 'Hatchback'. Now I'm no marketing guru
but surely some kind of name wouldn't be a bad idea at
Taking the ugly down a couple notches might also help.