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.
Nissan Leaf | Fully Charged
A first drive in the soon to be released Nissan Leaf.
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Ben Collins - The Man in the White Suit
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.
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!
First look at 2013 NISSAN LEAF
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The Stig from Top gear - is Ben Collins the white stig?
This is a video "about" the stig.. it's have been a lot talking about that Ben Collins is the white stig.
personal, i think it is better not knowing who the stig is :)
The video clips are from season 11 episode 6, season 12 episode 4,5 and 7.
(I made this video just 4 fun..)
the program I used is windows movie maker, it sucks!!! do not use it, never ever.
i hope you like the film.. enjoy
Do not forget to rate and subscribe :)
THE WHITE STIG REVEALED - 1st sep 2010 - TOP GEAR
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.BEN COLLINS is The STIG - The Stig is the name given to the racing driver character on the BBC Television show Top Gear. In the show he is cast as a mysterious "Tame Racing Driver". He is credited alongside Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May as a presenter in the end credits.
The Stig's primary functions on the show are to post Power Lap times in various cars around the Top Gear Test Track in Dunsfold Park, and to train each week's celebrity guest in setting a lap time in the "Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car" feature on the show. In addition, The Stig carries out other driving and personal appearance duties when the need arises. The Stig has also appeared on some of Clarkson's motoring specials, such as Heaven and Hell, Supercar Showdown, Thriller, and Duel.
The original Stig actor, Perry McCarthy revealed his identity in his autobiography. in 2002. In 2003 his character, the 'Black Stig', was killed off, and replaced with the 'White Stig'. The BBC have refused to disclose the current Stig's identity, attempting to gain an injunction against the publication of the autobiography of the White Stig actor, who, in several newspapers, was named as Ben Collins, based on Collins' company records. His identity, as Ben Collins, was confirmed on 1 September 2010.
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Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicle
http://MPGomatic.com gets the lowdown on the Nissan Leaf plug-in electric car at the 2010 Washington Auto Show from Nissan's Director of Product Planning and Advanced Technology Strategy, Mark Perry. The Leaf will be the first affordable mass market highway-capable pure electric vehicle (based on Lithium battery technology) from a major manufacturer.
Nissan LEAF electric vehicle production process detailed
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has started production at its Oppama facility for the all-new 100% electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF, which is slated to go on sale in December in Japan and the United States, and from early 2011, in select markets in Europe. In November, the company will begin exports to the United States, followed by shipments to Europe in December.
"This is a significant milestone, not only for Nissan and the Renault-Nissan Alliance, but also for the entire automotive industry," said Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn at the Nissan LEAF offline ceremony. "Consumers are clear. They want sustainable and affordable mobility...and the Alliance is leading the way with cars that deliver exactly that, with the reliability, excitement and performance that consumers demand. The high-quality, innovative Nissan LEAF will radically transform what consumers expect from automobile manufacturers worldwide."
Nissan LEAF will be produced at the Oppama Plant along with popular gasoline models such as Nissan Juke and Nissan Cube. Part of the assembly line has been modified to mount battery modules at the stage of production where fuel tanks are traditionally installed, and motors and inverters are mounted at the point where engines are installed in gasoline-powered vehicles. Production quality and efficiency are assured by applying the Nissan Production Way (NPW) in every step of the assembly process.
Nissan LEAF's lithium-ion battery modules are manufactured at the Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) operation in Zama, Japan, which is a joint-venture of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and NEC Corporation. The battery module, which contains 4 battery cells, are assembled at Zama and then shipped to the Nissan Oppama facility, where 48 of them are assembled into the electric car's battery pack.
Hidetoshi Imazu, Executive Vice President of Manufacturing, said, "Oppama will serve as the 'Mother Plant' for the production of Nissan LEAF. We will use all of the know-how and learnings from Oppama to ensure the highest quality at all sites that manufacture Nissan EVs."
Sites for future production of Nissan EVs include Smyrna, Tennessee, in the United States and Sunderland, England, in the UK.
The Oppama plant has an annual production capacity of 50,000 units. Nissan LEAF will start production at Smyrna in late 2012 and at Sunderland in early 2013. At full ramp up, Smyrna will have an annual production capacity of 150,000 units, and Sunderland will have a capacity of 50,000 units.
Nissan LEAF is the first 100% electric, zero-emission vehicle to be produced for the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Nissan, together with its Alliance partner, Renault, aims to be a global leader in zero-emission mobility. To date, the Alliance has signed 80 partnerships for zero-emission mobility with governments, municipalities and companies worldwide.
Nissan Leaf review from Consumer Reports
The Nissan Leaf is the first mainstream electric car sold in America. It is pleasant to drive but its short range and long recharge time limit flexibility. Visit our guide to alternative fuels for more information on the Nissan Leaf: http://bit.ly/oaTyWy