Daihatsu UFE-III

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UFE-III
Overview
Manufacturer Daihatsu
Also called Ultra Fuel Economy
Model years 2005
Body and chassis
Class City/Kei car
Body style Canopy door
Powertrain
Engine
Electric motor 2
Battery 1 × nickel–metal hydride
Dimensions
Length 340 mm (13.4 in)
Width 148 mm (5.8 in)
Height 120 mm (4.7 in)
Kerb weight 440 kg (970 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor UFE-II (2003)

The UFE-III (Ultra Fuel Economy-third generation) is a mini-hybrid concept car being developed by Daihatsu. The vehicle can transport three people (one driver, and two passengers in the rear). The hybrid system comprises a 660-cubic centimeter direct-injection gasoline engine, two motors, and a nickel–metal hydride battery. Daihatsu estimates the UFE-III's fuel economy at 72 kilometres per litre (170 mpg-US). The body is in polymer and ultra-light aluminum with a canopy door and pointed LED headlamps. The UFE-III has an aerodynamic drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.168 and is controlled by steer-by-wire technology. Third generation of the "Ultra Fuel Economy" UFE, it was first shown in October 2005 at the Tokyo Motor Show.[1][2]

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