The Regina, which is essentially a lightweight city car, features a conventional gasoline engine and seating for four, yet it weighs in at just 1,609 pounds.
This low weight, combined with a coefficient of drag that’s 10 percent lower than similar sized city cars, results in an average gas mileage of 72.3 mpg.
Overall dimensions for the Regina are a length of 11.6 feet, width of 5.3 feet, and an overall height of just 4.7 feet. Its wheelbase measures in at just less than 8 feet in length. Inside, there’s a minimalist cabin with touch-screen panels and a clear glass floating stack for the main center console.
2011 Suzuki Q Electric Car ConceptEnlarge Photo
Suzuki’s third concept is the one most likely destined for production. It is a range-extended electric version of the Suzuki Swift subcompact currently sold overseas. On a full charge of its lithium-ion battery, the Swift EV will be able to travel between 12 and 18 miles before a compact gasoline range-extender needs to fire up and start charging the batteries. You’ll note that this drivetrain concept is similar to the one in the Chevrolet Volt and Fisker Karma.
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2011 Suzuki Swift Electric Car ConceptEnlarge Photo