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Old 10-28-2009, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default Axon Automotive Present Carbon Fibre Plug-In

Axon Automotive, a newly-established British car company that aims at manufacturing Europe's most fuel efficient vehicles, has unveiled its first stab at a plug-in hybrid, the Axon hatchback. Previewed at the Milton Keynes Science Festival in the UK, the Axon employs revolutionary manufacturing techniques and an innovative concept to achieve a light and affordable multipurpose 2-seater vehicle.
By reducing kerbside weight with specially manufactured carbon fibre technology and taking away the need for a bulky battery by way of plug-in technology, the Axon is significantly lighter than competing models, while a suitably aerodynamic body helps at lowering emissions and maximising fuel efficiency. A figure of 100 mpg has already been mooted.
Efficiencies don't stop at fuel economy and emissions. Stressing carbon fibre's status as a recyclable material, the Axon hatchback re-works recycled jeans and pin-striped suits into 'designer' seating.
Unlike the majority of manufacturers and advertising houses, Axon Automotive wish to be clear about emissions 'generated' - if not at the point of use then at source. Axon's math equates to a figure of 50g/km of C02 for a mix of electric and petrol driving - taking into account an average of the smog ejected from the UK's power stations. Nonetheless, it will still qualify as a zero-emissions vehicle under road tax rules.
The Axon hatchback is expected to be rolled out 2011 with full production following by 2012 at selected small factories across the UK and across Europe.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:50 PM   #2
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without all those logos I would have never known that it was unique!
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Shrunk version of an original Honda Insight.

Of course the fear is that it's yet another boutique British marque that will never see the light of day.

It does stand a chance to be the cheapest all-carbon-fiber car yet if it does make production though.
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