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is a family of concept cars designed by Italdesign Giugiaro
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and developed by Proton. The EMAS debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show as a plug-in hybrid vehicle.
Its electric powertrain is supplemented by a Range Extender Engine from Lotus Engineering; this is a 1.2 liter 3-cylinder single-cam 4 valves per cylinder engine that weighs only 56kg dry and is optimized for 2 RPM points – 20hp at 1,500rpm and 47hp at 3,500rpm. Peak torque is 107Nm at 2,500rpm.
The Proton EMAS will be Malaysia
's and Proton's first global car and is expected to be in production by 2012. "EMAS" is an acronym for Eco Mobility Advance Solution. The word "emas" means "gold
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" in the Malay language
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, and is a very likely inspiration for the acronym.
Proton's subsidiary Lotus Cars
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has shown a plug-in hybrid city concept car based on the EMAS named the Lotus Ethos.