All about the latest developments in the motor industry
Saving energy is a must, especially in the car industry. Good that there is such intense competition. Research and development teams are working flat out and on every car show the manufacturers present their latest “green” ideas. Motorvision TV casts a watchful eye on the latest developments and considers all details. Are there any new engines? What is the most effective technology? What is better: kombi engines, hybrid drives or hydrogen engines? How good are electric cars? What effect do changes in chassis and building lighter cars have? How can you optimize aerodynamics?
“Go Green” is not only about environmentally friendly developments in the car sector but it also shows e-scooters, pedelecs and similar vehicles, as well as utility vehicles and lorries. “Go Green” also takes a look behind the scenes in manufacturing, because not only the finished product can be improved but also the manufacturing process. For example the motorcycle manufacturer, Motorrad Werke Berlin Spandau, works with corrugated cardboard, which saves 900 tons of wood per year and 15 kg wood per motorcycle.
“Go Green” shows the different ideas and concepts around the automotive environmental technologies.
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The Battery of the Future
Electric cars of the future don’t need to be charged for hours. Instead they tank up ""liquid power"" at the gas pump - or more precisely: they tank up electrolytes. And this takes only a few minutes. So-called flow cell batteries might be the most important improvement in the field of electric vehicles. Also on this episode of Go Green: How the cars of the future can drive without a driver.
21.11.2018 17:05 - 17:35 (UTC)
Sustainable Mobility 3: Intelligent Combinations
Neither e-cars nor hydrogen compulsion can guarantee clean mobility on their own. Sustainable mobility only works if there is more than just replacing one drive concept with another one. The key to the mobility of the future is connectivity. A positive side effect is that cities can be freed from long lines of parking cars. Part 3 of Sustainable Mobility shows how that can work.
21.11.2018 17:35 - 18:00 (UTC)
Tokyo Motor Show Concepts
After the Tsunami and Fukushima - This years Tokyo Motor Show will promote both optimism and fun. The highlights: Mercedes brought the study of the hydrogen-powered F125 to the Land of the Rising Sun.
24.11.2018 14:55 - 15:20 (UTC)
International Motor Show Frankfurt
The market for alternative drive technologies just keeps growing and the best place to present the newest cars is at the biggest car show in the world, - the IAA, in Frankfurt, Germany.
24.11.2018 15:20 - 15:45 (UTC)
Essen Motor Show goes Green
It takes place once a year: Essen has become the scene of action, exceptional attractions and a lot of cars. The Essen Motor Show is T H E event for the automotive and motor sports enthusiasts.
24.11.2018 15:45 - 16:10 (UTC)
Since Spring - the most beautiful Volkswagen with Blue Motion technology can be seen on our roads: the Volkswagen CC. The addition 'CC' stands for Comfort Coupe.
28.11.2018 17:05 - 17:25 (UTC)
Sustainable Mobility 4: Autonomous Driving
"Autonomous driving", "Internet of Things" or "artificial intelligence": technology makes these things possible, but also scares people out of their mind. Are we going to be slaves of technology and depend on machines which can do everything on their own and maybe even better than us? Don’t worry. Go Green prepares you for the mobile future and introduces you to the technology of tomorrow.
28.11.2018 17:25 - 17:55 (UTC)
Autonomous Driving and Connectivity
The automotive industry is changing completely. Cars evolve into autonomously driving, fully networked digital devices. Road safety is supposed to increase. But how do assistance systems work? And how safe are independently driving cars? MOTORVISION TV looks over the shoulders of engineers from Daimler - shortly before the launch of the new S-Class in fall 2017.
The Future of Communication
People want to be connected to the internet - at all times. Luxembourg satellite operator SES offers a network of state-of-the-art satellites. On the world's biggest cruise liner in the United States, MOTORVISION TV is shown how broadband internet on the high seas works, visits the Control Center of the satellite fleet and steps into a test aircraft.
Trucks of the Future
Ever-increasing volumes of traffic, tight delivery schedules and constant flood of information: Professional drivers don't have an easy job. But at the same time, modern trucks offer new digital features that make the drive easier and more efficient. MOTORVISION TV visits the Sweden-based traditional manufacturer Volvo Trucks and watches the production of new automation systems.
Mini E Electro Drive
Today on Go Green, the TV show all about the green future of the car, we'll be looking at hybrid, electro, hydrogen and blue efficiency. Go Green will be showing you all the trends, the tops and the flops.
Eco to the Extreme
Eco to the Extreme: Do environment and racing go well together? Pull the other one! This formula 3 lightning bolt, is made of materials that other people may well throw into their boiling pans.
Blue sport. This is what VW are calling their mid-engined roadster concept. It's real good fun and only uses 4.2 liters over a distance of 62 miles. Will this clean-diesel make it as a production model?
The Opel Ampera is the first electric family luxury car that is designed to convince all the environmentalists. After its introduction at the Geneva Motor Show, the time was now right for an electrical automobile.
Scirocco GT24 CNG
Racing car driver Patrick Simon tests some natural gas powered cars. The daily routine. And on the race track, we test the Scirocco GT24 CNG.
BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics Edition
Today on Go Green, the show all about the green car of the future. Let us show you some of the latest green trends: The BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics Edition promises a mix of sportiness and good fuel consumption.
In today's episode of Go Green: Technology: protecting the environment with top-of-the-range cars. BMW shows us how it's done, with hybrid versions of its two chunky models, the 7 series and the X6.
Toyota Prius 3
In today's episode of Go Green: The hybrid top dog of the third generation. Just how economic is the Toyota Prius 3 in real life?
Bentley Continental Supersports
In today's episode of Go Green: Bentley Continental Supersports: extremely fast AND eco-friendly? We will be taking a closer look at the first, so-called 'green' Bentley.
BMW X6 Active Hybrid
BMW X6 Active Hybrid - Germany's first full hybrid. So how much DOES the Bavarian 'bio bomber' really use? And Volkswagen entered a new era with the Scirocco, the first eco-sports production model, run on natural gas.
The E-Wolf E1 has an aluminum-carbon body, and solid racing technology. The ultra-light construction, and 153 hp, give acceleration of less than 5 sec. And the lithium-Ion battery provides a range of more than 300 km.
SLS AMG E-Cell
There' s no roaring V8 under this SLS AMG E-Cell's bonnet. Instead, the power suppliers of this athlete are four electric motors with a combined 533 horsepower. It's completely emission-free, and very quiet.
Mercedes Concept Blue Zero
Mercedes sets the pace towards a zero emission future with the Blue Zero concept. Visually, the car whets the appetite for the next B-Class. But its technology is the main talking point. Thanks to a sandwich type floor, several different drive technologies can be accommodated in the car. There are three variations of the Blue Zero, which draw their power from different electrical sources.
Sustainable Automotive Manufacturing
After 100 years of traditional pressing and welding carmakers revolutionize production methods and make it much more sustainable. That requires a complete rethinking of their strategies: carbon instead of metal, renewable raw materials instead of plastics and electric engine instead of combustion engines. We have a look on their strategies and goals when it comes to produce more sustainably.
Sustainable Mobility 2: E-Mobility
Electric engines fight fossil fuel and the resulting pollution of the environment. They promise a quiet and clean urban environment and have huge potential in densely populated parts of the world. A newly developed production approach for e-cars leads to 50% less noise, too. That spares the worker’s ears and the environment. But many people still don’t seem to be positive about e-mobility.
MB C 350 Blue Efficiency
A C-Classe coupé no one was missing, but now it\'s here! Mercedes sounds the attack to BMW: The 350 coupé eyes the long-term top of the class X BMW 3.
Streets that are not burdened by the noise of automobiles, and also with less pollution - that is our future, thanks to electro-mobility. And a car that already does that today is the C30, made by Volvo.
Lexus RX 450 h
Big Cars and environmentally friendly - that represents approximately the relationship between Fast-food and a healthy diet. But this SUV is supposed to be different. At least that is what Lexus is promising.
Audi A1 E-Tron
At first glance, this is a perfectly normal small city car but this Audi A1 is something special - it runs almost entirely free of emissions. Audi is building its new family of models, called e-tron step by step.
No fuel consumption, no noise disturbance and no emissions while driving promises the French car producer with the Citroen C Zero. We tested this electric egg shaped vehicle.
Audi Active Safety
Since 1907, the new car year is traditionally ushered in January, with the Detroit Motor Show. Officially the show is called: North American International Auto Show. It is the biggest automotive exhibition in in north america.
Toyota Hybrid at Le Mans
A new hybrid in Le Mans. On the course in Le Castellet the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota presented his new LMP1 prototype for the 24-hour race: The Toyota TS 030 hybrid.
Geneva Motor Show
The Geneva Motor Show - the first major European motor show of the year. More than almost any other event, the car show on Lake Geneva represents a variety of studies, exotic and super sports cars.
Sustainable Mobility 1: Optimized Combustion Engines
For 125 years combustion engines have been responsible for our movement, but it comes at a high price due to their toxic emissions. This only works for our earth and environment on a long-term basis, if the emissions from those cars get reduced dramatically. "Go Green - sustainable mobility" shows developments on how manufacturers want to decrease the consumption of their cars even further.
Today we are going to get really luxurious with the German top luxury class. The S-Class - it is not just luxury, it is also always been about innovation.
Quiet, efficient, ecologically-sound and still a true sports car. BMW adorns the i8 Concept with these attributes. Although not yet in series production - there is already the matching convertible.
Cars of the Future 1
Forward-looking design, alternative fuels, new-use approaches. We take a look into the future of mobility and show how BMW and other European car manufacturers are working on the sports cars of tomorrow.
Cars of the Future, Part 2
Forward-looking design, alternative fuels, new approaches to use. We take a look at the future of the automobile. The futuristic design language of the Japanese.
International Motor Show Frankfurt 2013
The IAA in Frankfurt is the biggest motor show in the entire world. Every second year the automobile manufacturers display their newest models and reveal the innovations that they have been working on over the last couple of month. Environmental protection and alternative drive systems are two issues that become more and more important. Go Green presents the latest trends from the IAA
Green, Greener, Greenest
Green, greener, greenest ... the market for alternative power sources just keeps growing, and that won't stop. Practically every automobile manufacturer has developed an electric car or a hybrid model vehicle.
This is Go Green, and we are riding the wave of the future. No more red lights, no more traffic jams. Audi calls this Travolution and we'll try it out.