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Car Review of the Nissan Leaf by The Stig (Ben Collins)

Some say he's a former SAS soldier, Others say he's from Bristol. All we know is, He's called the Stig. Oh wait, He's just Ben Collins. 2 things Top Gear hate in the same video: Electric Cars and Ben Collins. Ben Collins or The Stig reviews the Nissan Leaf.


 


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The Stig gets his kit off and reveals how he came to be Top Gear's iconic racing driver and so much more - including what it's like to thrash an Aston Martin DBS, train for the Army and face the terror of Jeremy Clarkson's underwear... When the Black Stig disappeared off the end of an aircraft carrier in 2003, we were introduced to The White Stig. faster. Stranger. Harder to keep clean. And ever since, millions have wondered -- who is The Man in the White Suit? They're about to find out. Ben Collins caught the car the bug young, kicking his dad's boss in the balls for not giving him a company Jag. This was the attitude that eventually led him to spend seven years sharing a cabin with Jeremy Clarkson's underwear, James May's PhD thesis and Richard Hammond's hairspray. Because he is The Stig. Now he tells all about life inside the iconic white helmet. What it's like to guide a blind ex-RAF officer around the Top Gear track; pit a drug dealer's Mitsubishi Evo against a Trojan tank; set a Vauxhall Monara against Chloe the dancing Ninja; and race double-decker Routemasters against bendy buses. Not to mention all the inside stuff on how the show's amazing driving sequences are made. He also reveals how he got to be there -- setting a Dunsfold lap time faster than Michael Schumacher's. Breaking records with the best of the best at Daytona and Le Mans. It's an awesome story, told by an amazing man. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Man-White-Suit-Ben-Collins/dp/000732796X/ref=sr_1_1 ?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1291371713&sr=1-1





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2011 Nissan Leaf - Battery Electric Car - "In Depth" Vehicle Introduction video
2011 Nissn Leaf Video - Watch an in-depth introductory video of the Totally NEW Nissan Leaf battery electric vehicle. This is a Plug-In battery car with a 100 mile range. The Leaf is the first mass marketed electric car. Paul Hossen the Leaf product planner will show and explain what the Leaf is all about. It has no gas tank, radiator, coolant, engine oil, Exhaust pipe, muffler, spark plugs, fuel injection system, smog control devices, transmission etc. Battery electric cars are very simple and efficient. It takes about $1.50 to $2.50 of electricity to fully charge the battery giving a 100 mile range. In a gasoline powered compact sedan averaging 30 miles per gallon, $2.00 will buy you about 25 miles range.





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The fastest way to charge your Nissan Leaf without power supply
When you talk about electric cars the first thing people are concerned with is the range and how to get the batteries charged when you run out of power. So Leafplan set out to find a new way of charging a Nissan Leaf: by towing it behind another car and braking to charge the car. The Nissan Leaf has brake regeneration which means it charges itself during braking. So in theory you can charge the car by braking while you are being towed. However, the Nissan Leaf manual states you 'shouldn't tow an electric car with four wheels on the ground'. The Nissan dealer was a bit sketchy about why that was so we set out to prove the theory and made this video. As you can see in the video it really does work! However there are some small differences. Because the car is being towed the range computer thinks it's driving ultra economical and calculates the range according to this. So the range the computer calculates isn't the actual range which you will have when you drive the car, it's about 33% less. However, the car does charge itself while braking, and actually does a very good job. It's about as fast as a fast charger charging the car. You have to be careful though not to overdo the braking; charging only happens in the first phase of braking if you overdo the Leaf will start to use the regular brakes resulting in very smelly brake pads ;-) Leafplan is a project in The Netherlands set out to find the practical use of the electric car. From how to get a charge point at your house to actual range calculations and experiments like charging the Nissan Leaf while being towed is all part of this year long experiment. On http://www.leafplan.nl/english you can find more information and follow the Leaf via Google Maps, check out the battery life, range and charge stats live from the car, and see live video directly from the car!





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There's a lot of controversy comparing the Nissan LEAF to the Chevy Volt, but it all has to do with whether or not the Volt is truly an electric car, or whether it's a hybrid. But let's set their powertrains aside for the moment. John McElroy just got a chance to test drive both cars, back to back, and here's his impression of what the they're like.





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