16 Sep '11, 5pm

Europe, once the land of the diesel, is now plugging in with a vengeance

Europe, once the land of the diesel, is now plugging in with a vengeance

The Up! will be on the market by the end of the year in Europe, and it’s likely for the U.S., too, but no guarantees. It probably depends on the price of oil. The Up! is a very small car that makes the Honda Fit look macho, but it does have seating for four and a nicely appointed interior. There’s a mini three-cylinder, one-liter engine under the hood, and fuel economy of up to 4.7 liters per 100 kilometers. The range is 517 miles, so you’re not going to run out of gas, and the greenhouse gas emissions are a low 108 grams per kilometer. It’s going to be produced at a plant in Slovakia, and will cost, in Europe, less than 10,000 euros ($13,785). Here's what it looks like on video:

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/europe...

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