注册 登录  
 加关注
   显示下一条  |  关闭
温馨提示!由于新浪微博认证机制调整,您的新浪微博帐号绑定已过期,请重新绑定!立即重新绑定新浪微博》  |  关闭

idylledu的博客

I love nature

 
 
 

日志

 
 

Japanese carmakers eye energy efficient future:(日本汽车制造业向节能化发展)  

2011-11-30 11:56:43|  分类: translation |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

  下载LOFTER 我的照片书  |

Japanese carmakers' ability to look forward to a brighter future following a disastrous year is perhaps the most impressive feature on display at the Tokya motor show this week(在这一周东京汽车展览会上,日本汽车制造商用自己的实力展望灾难性一年后更加光辉的未来,这可能是给人印象最深的展示)

Their determination-showcased at the show in the form of a string of futuristic concept vehicles and recently in a joint press conference  where  industry leaders called for a reduction in automobile tax-is also the characteristic that should do the most to spook non-Japanese rivals.(他们的决心是在展示会上形成一连串的未来交通工具的概念,并在近来的一个联合新闻发布会上,汽车产业的领导呼吁减少汽车产业税,这也是最明显的特征惊显出:日本汽车制造是所向无敌的。

The 11 March tsunami,earthquake and subsequent nuclear power crisis brong home the need to reduce the dependence on energy-hungry vehiles and appliances-whether ont he roador in the home or factory.

So the Japanese carmakers are pushing ahead with even greater determination than in the past to deliver a less energy intensive future in which,in the words of Toyato,"people,cars and soceity are linker".

Affecting lives

In other words,the Japanese carmakers'thinking goes well beyond the automobile itself.

The future of cities is a central concept,with Toyata showcasing a so-called Smart Mobility Park where vehicles-generally powered by electric motors- are moving about autonomously with no human behind the wheel.

This is an area where General Motors and Volkswagen have made much headway in recent months and years,though Toyata's expertise in robotics will secure its role as significant player in this develpment.

The future of the home is another area Japan's carmakers are looking at,with Nissan exploring how the batteries in electric cars can be used to store poer that can be fed back into the hous-for instance during power cuts or during periods when the car is not used.

Small city cars

In existing cities,autonomously driven cars remain an unlikely prospect for years to come ,however,so Japan's carmakers are busy coming up with more immediate solutions to counter growing congestion and pollution.

Plenty of small city cars will go on show in Tokyo,including tiny electric cars such as Honda's Micro Commuter.

This care includes a peculiar electric motor cycle that can be used for final-miles driving and then its battery can be used to power electrical appliances in the office.

There is also Nissan's Pivo 3,a three-seater electric vehicle that has been gradually modified over the years,making it a likely productin model.

Toyota is also showcasing an electric version of its tiny iQ model.

On the open road,where drivers cover greater distances in family-sized cars,the hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle is also quickly becoming a reality after decades of research and development.

Toyato,for instance,is shwing off its FCV-R"reality and revolution"concept,which promises a 430 miles range and insists it should hit the road in just three or four years.

Until then,drivers whishing for improved eddiciency,fuel economy and emissions reductions are being offered a broader range of petrol-electric or diesel-electric solutions.

One central part of the evolution in this area is the ability to pre-charge these cars'batteries by plugging them into power sockets.

Antoher is the way the many new ways batteries are used together with small ,conventional combustion engines that pollute less.

This allows for more economical and cleaner driving in most circumstances,at times whi the option of employing both battery and petrol engine jointly to deliver the occasional enthusiastic performance,or they offer electric mobility with additional range.

Example of such a cars at the Toyata show include Honda's AC-X family sized car and Suzuki's Swift EV Hybrid,and electric car with a petrol powered ranger extender.

Conventional motoring

Japan's carmakers are not only eyeing the future,however,with plenty of focus still on the here-and-now.Toyata's GT-86 sports coupe is perhaps the most awaited production model on display at the Tokya show.

The 200hp rear-whell-drive car is based on the FT-86 concept first seen two years ago.It will be sold both by Toyata and Subaru,which will have its own version.

The car was first lunched at a formula 1 race track just days before the show,bringing evidence to two facts of life for the motor industry.

One,many drivers still prefer powerful petrol cars,in spite of the drive towards hi-tech,fuel efficient and clearner motoring.

Two,in spite of this,inventoin continues and in time,many of the concepts revealed at motor shows will eventually make it into production.

  评论这张
 
阅读(32)| 评论(0)
推荐 转载

历史上的今天

在LOFTER的更多文章

评论

<#--最新日志,群博日志--> <#--推荐日志--> <#--引用记录--> <#--博主推荐--> <#--随机阅读--> <#--首页推荐--> <#--历史上的今天--> <#--被推荐日志--> <#--上一篇,下一篇--> <#-- 热度 --> <#-- 网易新闻广告 --> <#--右边模块结构--> <#--评论模块结构--> <#--引用模块结构--> <#--博主发起的投票-->
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

页脚

网易公司版权所有 ©1997-2017