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AXON Shows its Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
UK car manufacturer Axon Automotive has showed its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle at the Milton Keynes Science Festival.The vehicle combines full electric mode for local travel and uses 25kg two-cylinder, 500cc engine, which has 43bhp, petrol or bioethanol powered engine for long distance or motorway travel.
The plug-in hybrid, due to enter production in 2011, is made from lightweight carbon fiber, which is used extensively in making racing cars and aircraft, the car benefits from being both light and strong.
The Axon plug-in hybrid is a multipurpose vehicle built for two adults plus substantial amounts of luggage.
It has also been tested in a wind tunnel, so that its bodywork is as aerodynamically efficient as possible.
Axon Automotive Ltd. is the only UK owned car company making a plug-in hybrid EV and is funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board and private investment. The first cars will be on sale in 2011 with full production in 2012. The manufacturing roll-out will be via small factories in UK and in Europe including Spain, France, Ireland, Denmark, and Holland.
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