The 2013 Geneva International Motor Show 2013 has highlighted the technological development of car manufacturers and suppliers. It is the first international motor show to dedicate an entire section specifically devoted to the theme of vehicles powered by alternative energy systems and renewable fuel sources. With that in mind they created the Pavillion Vert to present to visitors the future of more economical and environmentally friendly vehicles.
See some of the cars that were present below:
New Nissan LEAF
The long-awaited update for the European model LEAF is at last revealed at the Geneva Motor Show as it goes on sale this spring. In line with updates to US and Japanese models, the new, refreshed LEAF boasts a longer driving range, more choice thanks to a range of trims and an optional 6.6kW charger to half recharging time. All-in-all there are over 100 improvements to the new electric supermini, as production of the model moves to the Nissan’s UK plant in Sunderland
Hyundai ix35 FCEV
As Hyundai becomes the first carmaker to begin mass production of fuel cell vehicles, the carmaker will display the very first model off the assembly line. The first of around 1,000 models to be made by 2015, this first ix35 fuel cell car will appear at the show before being delivered to its final destination in Belgium. Many of these first vehicles will be leased to fleets in Europe ahead of a step-up in production in two years time, which will market the start of deliveries to private customers too.
Europe may not be home to the production of these first models, but it will show how Europe is taking a lead in their uptake
To see a full range of the green cars on display click here