Dec 19, 2010
The first gas-electric hybrid car called “Yo”, after a Russian letter, is yet another brainchild of the Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who is highly known for being the owner of New Jersey Nets basketball team.
The generation of the electric power of Yo is either through natural gas or gasoline. Even if Yo is a testament to the innovations of the Russian engineering, proponents to this revolutionary leap forward is thumbs up for an affordable price of the hybrid car.
Yo features a small petroleum engine for the burning of either natural gas or gasoline and two propelling electric motors. Its motors are generated by filling a bank of capacitors or directly.
Expected in 2012 to be ready for sale, Yo costs about US$14,500. With gasoline and natural gas tanks filled, its range is 1090km and its top speed is 80 miles/hr.
[via Mixed Power | Image credit: MediaCorp Press Ltd]