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Go Green

Climate change is one of the most important issues of our time. Even car manufactures realized that they have to develop environmentally friendlier engines and improve efficiency of their models in order to reduce fuel consumption and environmental impacts. Go Green brings you up-to-date on everything eco-friendly and presents efficient technology, new developments and fuel-saving cars.

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  • Opel Ampera

    The Opel Ampera is the first electric family saloon that is designed to convince anyone that's wary of electric cars. After its introduction at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the mid-range car is now available for sale. Plus: Blacktrail, a 20-kilogramm electric bike with an output of 14 hp and a maximum torque of 280 Nm. It's the fastest and lightest e-bike in the world.

  • From Oslo to Frankfurt with the Kia EV6 GT

    A small range, many stops for charging and a non-transparent payment system. These things discourage many people from long trips with electric cars. But are electric road trips really that complicated? We go on a 1400 km long trip with a Kia EV6 GT.

  • Purely Electric

    An electrifying future begins. It took time for e-mobility to take off, but now the manufacturers are stepping on the gas! With the Kia E-Niro and the Hyundai Ioniq, we test how well Nice and Hamburg are prepared for electric mobility. In addition, the aCar of the Technical University of Munich is intended to take the electric drive to emerging countries - and that at a competitive price of 10,000 euros.

  • Formula E Berlin

    The Formula E is the world’s first electric racing series. Its mission is to sensitize people to the subject of electric mobility and to charge the issue emotionally. Go Green takes a look at the development within the first five years of the racing series? What has changed since then? How has the issue been received by the population and what could the industry learn from Formula E?

  • Hybrid Bestsellers

    They are all bestsellers, but their drives make them unique. The Toyota Corolla is not only the best-selling car in the world, as a hybrid it is also one of the most efficient. For the Hybrid Passat Variant GTE, Volkswagen combines combustion engines with electric engines. The Mercedes GLC F-Cell is an electricity-hydrogen hybrid, which makes it one of the most interesting cars in the world. However, so far you can only rent it and not buy it.

  • Hidden Hi-Tech

    Mobility is one of the biggest topics of our time. Around 8 billion people worldwide want to be mobile. Almost 4 billion passengers fly every year. More than a billion cars drive on the roads. At the same time, digitization is radically changing entire industries. How do mobility experts deal with this? A good example is the "hidden high tech" such as coating and 3D printing. Go Green shows how important even less well-known technologies are for the mobility of the future in view of climate change.

  • The Future of Commercial Vehicles

    From concept to reality - these are important steps for car manufacturers - especially when it comes to environmentally friendly technologies. Go Green! checks out the ecological developments in the motor industry.

  • On the Way with Apps

    From concept to reality - these are important steps for car manufacturers - especially when it comes to environmentally friendly technologies. Go Green! checks out the ecological developments in the motor industry.

  • Electirc Pickups

    Pickups are the epitome of the american way of drive! High displacement V8 engines combined with plenty of space. Seldom seen in Europe, they are the cashcows of many automakers in the US market. In the future traditional manufacturers will hardly be able to avoid an electric versoin of their trucks. And the competition is getting bigger and bigger. Ever since Elon Musk presented the Tesla Cybertruck bothe the established brands and new startups had been on the advance to conquer the market with vehicles that have the equivalent of over 1000 hp. Ford F-150 Ligtning, Bollinger B2 or Hummer EV - Go Green shows what we can expect in the next few years.

  • Electric Compact SUVs

    They are among the most popular cars on the market: compact SUVs. Many manufacturers now switch this segment to electric. Hyundai has the Ionic 5. Mercedes-Benz counts on the new EQA. Opel on the Mokka E. And Volvo offers the XC40 Recharge.

  • Future Lounge

    These electric cars are moving chillout lounges. Can the Kia EV6 with long range and 800 volts fast charging technology reach the forefront of the mid-size electric car sector? And is the Mercedes EQE the insider tip compared to the expensive EQS?

  • From Zero to Hero

    Previously an exception, today completely natural: The SUV body shape and the electric drive. Is the third generation Honda HR-V worth it’s money? The Mercedes GLB becomes the EQB with an electric engine. And the Skoda Enyaq iV is already a sales hit.

  • 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.

  • Natural Gas Cars

    Everybody's talking about natural gas. CNG cars used to be labelled as "eco", but they are currently experiencing a new upswing. Because the alternative fuel offers significant advantages over diesel or electric engines. Go Green does the practical test with the Audi A5 G-Tron sedan, the Fiat Panda CNG compact car and the compact Seat Leon ST CNG.

  • Episode 902

    From concept to reality - these are important steps for car manufacturers - especially when it comes to environmentally friendly technologies. Go Green! checks out the ecological developments in the motor industry.

  • 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

    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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BMW X6

    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.

  • E-Wolf E1

    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.

  • Fuell Cell Cars

    Motorvision dares to break the world record and drives more than 2000 kilometers from Stockholm to Paris with a hydrogen car: the Hyundai Nexo. It's a trip with obstacles. The electric drive is regarded as the key to future mobility, but hydrogen vehicles lurk in second place. It also has zero emissions, but is fully loaded in just five minutes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fiat Twinair

    2007 saw the launch of a successor to the Fiat Cinquecento. The Fiat Twin-Air is greener version of the Fiat 500 and comes with a two-cylinder turbo engine. The sound of its high-torque engine alone makes this car fun and seductive. Plus: Bloggers from around the world get the chance to put the Volvo C30 E to the extreme test in the ice and snow of Northern Sweden.

  • 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.

  • Volvo C30

    The Volvo C30 electric is a purely electric car without combustion engine or range extender. Since 2010 the Swedish company works on their concept to realize pure electric driving. Plus: Thanks to “Sky Active” technology, Mazda turns into an eco-activist and promises a clean future on the road. And: Audi sees the balance right between ecology and economy as the biggest challenge in the future.

  • Lexus RX 450 h

    The Lexus RX 450h is the second revised hybrid model coming from the Toyota Group. Go Green checks out the full hybrid SUV. Plus: The young car manufactory Artega emphasizes the importance of ecologically sensitive sports cars and presents the electric Artega SE. And: Go Green takes a look at the BMW Active E, which is an electric vehicle based on the BMW 1 Series

  • Audi A1 E-Tron

    At first glance, the Audi A1 on this episode of Go Green seems to be an ordinary small city car, but it’s actually quote special. It’s driving almost without any emission. Plus: Spectacular design, unusual proportions and innovative ideas – the new Hyundai Veloster is one of the most extraordinary series cars of late. And: The Porsche Panamera S Hybrid combines driving fun with ecology.

  • 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'.

  • 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.

  • Citroen C-Zero

    No fuel consumption, no noise disturbance and no emissions while driving: That’ts what the Citroen C Zero from France promises. Go Green reviews the egg shaped vehicle. Plus: Daimler wants to prove that hydrogen powered electric vehicles are suitable for daily use and sends three B-Class F-Cell emission free around the world. And: Go Green previews the new Volvo V60 Plug-in-Hybrid.

  • Audi Active Safety

    The Detroit Motor Show is the biggest auto show in the US. Manufacturers like Ford and GM use the NAIAS to present their eco-friendly products. But German car makers BMW and VW are present as well. Plus: After its debut in the Audi Q5, the hybrid engine finds its way into sedans. Go Green reviews the Audi A6 Hybrid. Its boost the electric engine can briefly be switched to the gasoline engine.

  • Toyota Hybrid at Le Mans

    A new hybrid at Le Mans: On the track at Le Castellet Japanese car manufacturer Toyota presents its new LMP1 prototype for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the Toyota TS 030 hybrid, the Japanese want to challenge Audi, which has dominated the most famous race in the world for years. Plus: AC Schnitzer developed the 99d with Continental, a concept car that puts the focus on the tires.  

  • MB C 350 Blue Efficiency

    For many years, the BMW 3 Series has been on top of its competition. But that might be about to change, because Mercedes launches its all-new C-Class Coupe. Go Green takes a look at the Mercedes-Benz C 350 Blue Efficiency. Plus: The third generation of the Toyota Prius received a face lift. If you don’t want to spend money on the new model, you could also buy a used one from the second generation.

  • 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.

  • Audi Bionic

    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.

  • 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.

  • BMW i8

    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, Part 1

    Forward-looking design, alternative fuels and 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. Plus: Fewer and fewer people own cars. Instead car sharing becomes increasingly popular. We explain, why people rather share than buy their own car.

  • Cars of the Future, Part 2

    Flowing lines, unusual proportions and movements inspired by natural forms: Japanese car manufacturers give their vehicles a striking design and innovative technology. We take a look at the Nissan Resonance and concept cars from Infiniti. Plus: The Toyota i-Road and the IMA Colibri are two absolutely extraordinary cars that might revolutionize mobility in cities.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Audi Travolution

    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.