Introducing Hybrid Centre Sydney:
The team at Clayton Bespoke are extremly excited to announce that we are extending our business with an exclusive showroom for hybrid vehicles.
We intend to continue with our Clayton bespoke business but recognise an immediate market for a one stop shop for ecofriendly vehicles. Our current location immediately lends itself to the ability to apply for a ‘SUPERCHARGE’ electric charging station within the 1600 space car park.
After 28 years as a vehicle dealer both new and pre owned I realise that Electric and Hybrid vehicles are the future and the best practical move forward for modern urban transport. Having a one stop shop for pre-owned hybrid vehicles at a fraction of the cost of new will enable an education of affordability. Especially in the CBD.
I plan to have vehicles starting from a very reasonable entry level price. Obviously keeping our normal level of quality people associate with an Eastern Suburbs Dealer.
Finance packages / Paint / Panel / Warranty / Insurance / Butler service will all be available.
If you'd like to know more about our services, please contact us using the details below.
Not quite sure exactly how hybrid and electric cars work? Watch the videos below for a better understanding!
Have a read about what the boys at TopGear had to say about the Tesla Model-S! Click on the link below
“Arguably the biggest step forward for EVs since the Prius, Tesla shows cylinders may have had their day”
"The future is here and it's amazing. The Model S is a true game changer."
LaFerrari Hybrid hypercar (above)
Electric cars might make up only a tiny percentage of global auto sales, but they've become a technology upon which numerous automakers are staking their fortunes. Build them, and they will come, the thinking goes.
It also helps that zero-emission, long-range electric vehicles will help carmakers meet stringent forthcoming government fuel-economy and environmental regulations. That's why EVs are often derided behind buzzy scenes as "compliance vehicles."
One car company that wants nothing to do with this is Ferrari. Although its $1-million LaFerrari hypercar is a hybrid, combining a nearly 800-horsepower V12 gas engine with a 160-horsepower electric motor, full electric will never happen.
“We would not follow to develop a fully electric car,” said Michael Leiters, Ferrari's technology head, at the Paris Motor Show, according to Car and Driver. “We are convinced that it’s right to have a hybrid car because, for us, the sound is a very crucially important characteristic of a Ferrari, and our customers want to have this," he added.
That Ferrari sound. It's actually completely addictive and arguable the most important aspect of the Ferrari experience, whether it's with a V12, a turbocharged V8, or a naturally aspirated V8 under the hood. We're talking about a wild animal wail, a constant growl. Former "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson once said that the engine noise of a Ferrari 458 supercar sounded like a "burning bear."
Electric cars, of course, can be very fast — supercar fast, in fact — but they're also extremely quiet. The velocity is science-fiction-like. There is no sacred scream or unholy roar from their motors.
Ferrari has staked its reputation on this. So for now, they're going to be a very prominent bystander in the march to the EV future.
BMW is planning on producing electric X3 and Mini vehicles
Watch the below video to really see how insane the acceleration is on these electric cars! The Tesla P90D is the first ever production car with four-doors to ever crack the 3 second 0-60mph barrier, doing it in 2.8seconds. Can you imagine what’s to come? These electric beasts will be flooding the streets in no time. Comfort, speed and simplicity!!!
Sure the Aventador wins in terms of speed, but what about that acceleration from the Tesla!? A family marketed sedan that is quicker off the mark than one of the world’s most outrageous supercars says a lot about what these battery powered animals are capable of.
At Clayton Bespoke we currently have in stock a Model S, as reviewed by TopGear, and a P90D, as you saw in the above video. Feel free to come have a test drive yourself and see what the fuss is all about!
Comprehensive study by Autolist shows that a Tesla retains its value far better than gasoline sedans
A new study shows that the Tesla Model S is leading vehicle value retention in the luxury sedan segment by an impressive margin, beating its gas-powered counterparts like the Audi A8, Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 Series.
The new study was released today by Autolist. The buyer intelligence firm looked at over 1.6 million data points from January 1, 2012 to August 31, 2016 and compared the depreciation of vehicles in each segment over the number of miles driven.
Alex Klein, Autolist’s Vice President of Data Science, wrote in an email to Electrek:
“To put the depreciation in context, whereas a Tesla (Model S) will on average lose 28% of its value after being driven 50k miles, a Mercedes S-Class will lose 38%, a BMW 7-series will lose 40%, and an Audi A8 will lose 41%. As a result, Tesla owners end up with considerably more money in their pocket.”
The study expanded the results all the way to 100,000 miles driven and found that the Model S maintains its lead...
Read the rest of the article here !
Malcom Flynn from CarsGuide tests and reviews the new 2016 Toyota Prius with specs, fuel consumption and verdict at its Australian launch. Malcom has some great things to say about the hybrid car market leader!! Tune in!
Why Electric Cars Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think
Adoption of electric vehicles will not be gradual, because the factors required to unlock demand for them are in place
Click the above link ^^ to get redirected to an interesting article on the Wall Street Journal website. The article touches on the ever so fast growing nature of electric and hybrid vehicles, especially as of late. With most gas vehicle market leaders currently aboard the electric and hybrid bandwagon, as well as new charging stations being installed around the communities, it is clear that these efficient green vehicles are predicted to boom. Have a read!
“gas vehicles are history—it’s horse and buggy days.”
"California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, wants to have 1.5 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the roads by 2025, and the state’s largest utility thinks it can help reach that goal.
Prestige hybrids: Luxury cars with electric boost
Not every hybrid has to be a Prius. These five luxury cars boast advanced hybrid power trains for excellent fuel economy, and in some cases, plenty of power.
This article from Cnet RoadShow provides full reviews of these top 5 prestige Hybrid cars. Luxury automakers such as Infiniti, BMW and Porsche have learned the win-win nature of an electric-assisted power train by devising their own takes on the Hybrid car. Click the link below the images to read the full reviews!
1. Infiniti M35h
When Infiniti turned its flagship sedan into a luxury hybrid, it angled for better fuel economy. The car uses a V-6 instead of the V-8 of the M56, but the electric drive system pushes its horsepower to 360, while keeping fuel economy in the high 20s.
2. BMW ActiveHybrid 7
With its 7 Series hybrid, BMW did not bother to downsize the engine, instead adding an electric-drive system. The result? About 50 extra horsepower and yet fuel economy in the low 20s, which is an impressive figure for such a big and powerful car.
3. Lexus CT 200h
With a 1.8-liter engine and electric hybrid system, the same as used in the Prius, the CT 200h is probably the least powerful luxury car you can find. Its 0-to-60 mph time may be slow, but over 40 mpg is nothing to sneeze at.
4. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Based on the , the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid may stretch the notion of luxury, but its hybrid power train delivers excellent fuel economy and drivability. Touches such as a THX audio system add to the pleasure of driving.
5. Porsche Cayenne Hybrid
Porsche chose its SUV for its hybrid, benefiting from the same electrically assisted power train used in the . This supercharged V-6 and electric motor combine for 380 horsepower, while getting fuel economy in the low 20s.
Electric vans will work in Australia, says Mercedes-Benz
Solar electric cars to be made in Brisbane
Top 10 electric and hybrid cars
Click the link HERE to see The Telegraph UK's top 10 electric and hybrid cars on the road today!
Ludicrously speedy or infectious with the slow-mo?
Sitting in the passenger seat of Faraday Future’s mythical FF91, I found myself clinging to the red strap that doubled as the door handle to keep from flying out the window. The car kicked up dust as it rail-gunned down the length of the giant tent where FF set up shop during CES in Las Vegas. As the electrically powered propulsion pushed me back into the bucket seat, I couldn’t help but let out an involuntary squeal as my brain tried and failed to process the speed. Holy shit, was that fast.
Read the full article here
Porsche is building a stunning Tesla rival — here's everything you need to know
The Porsche Mission E was given the green light for production in 2015. Here you see the Mission E concept that Porsche unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, which gives us a hint of what will come in 2020. Click HERE to see exactly what the Mission E is all about and how it will dominate the EV market.
CES 2017: Faraday Future shows 'Tesla beating' car