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2010 Subaru Forester PZEV and Subaru G4e Concept in Toronto

The Legacy and Outback's Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle engine technology will make its way into the 2010 Forester, Subaru's recently-redesigned compact SUV.


Also on display is the G4e Concept, a subcompact-size 5-door hatchback initially unveiled during the 2007 Tokyo Auto Show. The G4e, which stands for "Green for the earth", is an 88-hp electric-only vehicle with a lithium-ion battery pack. The car's range is said to be 200 km, or twice what the R1e, Subaru's previous electric-car study, could achieve.

Charging the G4e's batteries at 80% capacity takes 15 minutes, while a full charge requires 8 hours. The battery pack is located under the floor, which allows the car to carry 5 passengers and lowers its center of gravity. The G4e sports a green paint job and an unusual interior mix of red dashboard and white seats.


photo:Matthieu Lambert