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Green cars, new stunners rock at Beijing Auto Show

Last updated on: May 6, 2010 13:33 IST

Green cars, new stunners rock at Beijing Auto Show

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The Chinese-made leaf concept car, BYD e6, was the highlight of the auto show.

It is touted as the best model for zero carbon dioxide emission. The leaf concept car has been designed by the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation.

The car has photovoltaic cells on the roof of the 'leaf'. It draws energy from the solar cells. It can car can also draw wind energy through four turbines located on each of the car's wheels. There is option for adjusting the energy level of the car.

The Beijing Auto Show 2010 saw as many as 800,000 people visiting the exhibition, with as many as 990 cars from various global manufacturers on display.

There were as many as 89 new car models on show, apart from 95 'green' or energy-saving vehicles, and 65 concept cars.

In 2009, China overtook the United States as the world's largest auto market.

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Image: BYD e6, the Chinese-made leaf concept car.

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A model poses next to a Chana EV-concept electric car at the Beijing Auto Show.

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A model poses next to an IAT (International Application Technology) 'Zu' electric concept car, designed by IAT (China) Automobile Technology, at the Beijing Auto Show in Beijing.

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A model poses behind the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG at the 'Mercedes-Benz Car Luxury and Leadership Evening' at the Beijing Auto Show.

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A new Citroen Revolte car is displayed at the Beijing Auto Show.

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A model poses next to a GM EN-V, or 'Electric Networked-Vehicle' concept car at the Beijing Auto Show.

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A model poses next to a new Jeep Wrangler made by Chrysler Group at the Beijing Auto Show.

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A staff member speaks next to a Ford Eco Boost car at the Beijing Auto Show.

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A model poses near a new Intelligent Geely (IG) hybrid car at the Beijing Auto Show.

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A new Audi A8 L W12 Quattro car is displayed during its world premiere ceremony at the Beijing Auto Show.

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A new Hongqi CA7600L car is displayed at the Beijing Auto Show in Beijing.

Hongqi, also known as 'Red Flag', is a subsidiary of China's First Automobile Works (FAW) Group Corporation.

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A model poses next to a Peugeot SR1 car at the Beijing Auto Show.

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