UK based car manufacturer Axon Automotive unveiled their
plug-in 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
The two-seat Axon Automotive Car is built using lightweight
materials like carbon
"By designing light cars and giving them good
aerodynamics 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 'Hatchback'.
Now I'm no marketing guru but surely some kind of name
wouldn't be a bad idea at some point!
Taking the ugly down a couple notches might also help.