Both of those concepts employed eco-friendly EV technology that's made its way to the just unveiled e-XIV concept, such as a glass roof solar panel that converts solar energy to electric power, which in turn operates interior equipment like the A/C, audio system and internal lighting. Even the tires have been designed for eco driving. Like the Chevrolet Volt
, the e-XIV concept has a range-extender hybrid powertrain. Power comes courtesy of an 80-kW motor that takes its power from a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery. In addition, there's a two-cylinder gasoline engine and a 20-kW generator that kicks in once battery power is depleted.