Shanghai Auto Show Displays 'Green' Energy Efficient Vehicles

Category: Technology / Apr 22, 2013 11:38AM EDT
Car manufacturers showcased "green" and energy efficient vehicles at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show, which opened on Saturday. China's home brand BYD unveiled its S7 SUV, the upgraded version of S6 SUV. It is equipped with a new GHybrid technology, which can extend battery lifetime and save gasoline. "The car will save 1.5 liters gasoline per one hundred kilometers. For drivers it can save gasoline. We combined power battery and starter battery, so the cost of the whole system will be low. It means that we developed a hybrid car that ordinary citizens can afford," said Wang Chuanfu, CEO of BYD Company. The auto show also displayed trucks equipped with a new-generation diesel engine that can cut diesel consumption, absorb shock and reduce noise effectively. In addition to energy conservation, the Volvo autos have been fitted with brand new air cleaning system which can filter air from the outside and provide fresh air to drivers and passengers. “"What the system does is that it filters the air from the outsides. It filters it through the cabin, and you get very clean air inside your cabin, so the driver and the passengers do not inhale the dirty air from the outside. So literally, you're sitting in the cocoon of a very clean air, irrespective of how dirty the air is outside,” according to Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management of Volvo. The system can filter out 95 percent of PM 2.5 -- fine particulates less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, and harmful gas, as well as 99 percent of PM 10 -- fine particulates less than 10 micrometers in diameter. The auto show is scheduled to end on April 29. Video Source: CCTV