Los Angeles Times automotive critic, Dan Neil, takes a drive in the plug-in electric Audi e-tron concept car that seems ready for production. Read more at
Video by Jeff Amlotte / Los Angeles Times
Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing
Los Angeles Times automotive critic, Dan Neil, takes a ride & drive from
Half Moon Bay to Laguna Seca race track in Monterey in the 2011 Mercedes
SLS AMG Gullwing car. His first impression of the $200,000 car it reminds
him of a toaster. Video by Jeff Amlotte / Los Angeles Times Read more at
Lotus Evora 2010
Los Angeles Times automotive critic, Dan Neil, takes a test drive in the
new 2010 Lotus Evora. The car can do 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds with a top
speed of 162mph with its mid-mounted 3.5-litre DOHC V6 VVT-i engine and
will sell for approximately $80,000. Video by Jeff Amlotte / Los Angeles
Bentley Continental GT Supersports 2010
Los Angeles Times automotive critic Dan Neil reviews the $274,000 2010
Bentley Continental GT Supersports. Read his blog post at
Video by Jeff Amlotte / Los Angeles Times
New Electric Cars Are Better
Just showing off some of the cool new electric cars and putting to rest
some of the myths out there. When people think of electric cars, typically
they think of older ugly slower models, lead-acid batterys, and BS
propaganda they've read slamming the "electric cars"(as though they all
carried the exact same attributes)
The battery technology has changed(and will change even more when nanowire
battery becomes common), the speeds have changed, the climate versatility
has changed, the prices are changing, the car companies are changing...
everything is changing for the better. I expect to see a lot more support
for EV's during and after 2010.
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WORLDS FASTEST street legal ELECTRIC CAR
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Worlds fastest street legal ELECTRIC CAR 1972 Datsun 1200 Whtie Zombie.
This car is based in Oregon... there are something like 18 hydro electric
power plants in that state! Hydro generation accounts for 58% of all
electricity in Oregon (Over 70% in Washington) and coal accounts for less
Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank gets used
to move your car down the road or run useful accessories, such as air
conditioning. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and driveline
inefficiencies and idling. Therefore, the potential to improve fuel
efficiency with advanced technologies is enormous. With an Electric Car it
costs just $1.00 per 100kms with MUCH more performance than with petrol at
$20.00 per 100kms.
EVs use between 1/6th and 1/10th the energy of a comparable ICE powered
Datsun 1200 EV Specs:
- Motor - Hi Torque Electric 'Siamese 8' Series Wound DC Dual Armature 8
- Controller - Zilla Z2K EHV 2000 Amp
- Battery - 60x 16 Ah Hawker Enersys 'Genesis' Lead-Acid 360 Volts
- Final Drive ratio - 4.11 : 1
- Weight - 2,450 Pounds (1,113 Kilograms)
2014 Aerodynamic, stealth-jet-inspired Nissan BladeGlider electric car concept
The Nissan BladeGlider electric car concept is designed to mimic the
aerodynamics of a glider and a stealth plane, featuring a distinct
triangular shape and and a carbon-fiber underbody. The lightweight,
aerodynamic three-seater is ready for the racetrack, allowing for tight
cornering thanks to its narrow front end. Currently just a concept car, the
BladeGlider is expected to make its way into production in some form in the
Inspiration for the BladeGlider is drawn from the sky, with designers
incorporating the aerodynamics of a glider as well as the shape of swept
wing jets.he BladeGlider achieves its aerodynamic prowess by mirroring the
narrow front end of performance jets—about three feet separate the car's
front wheels. The tight configuration also helps shift the center of
gravity to the rear, helping for high-speed cornering.
Power comes from lithium-ion battery modules that sit low in the car's
rear, adding to its stability and keeping the vehicle whisper quiet.
The BladeGlider's driver's seat slides out automatically when the door is
opened, allowing passengers easy access to the rear seats.
"BladeGlider was conceived around delivering a glider-like exhilaration
that echoes its lightweight, downsized hyper-efficient aerodynamic form,"
said Shiro Nakamura, Nissan's senior vice president and chief creative
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"This design is more than revolutionary; it's transformational, applying
our most advanced electric drive-train technology and racetrack-inspired
styling in the service of a new dimension of shared driving pleasure."
Inside, a space-age cockpit includes a glowing dashboard and a fighter
jet-style steering wheel. The driver's seat itself boasts race car looks
and automatically slides out for access to the two rear passenger seats.
RELATED: WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC CAR COULD OUTRUN A BUGATTI!
While the BladeGlider may look like it has rolled off the set of a sci-fi
movie, don't be shocked to see it rolling down the streets. Nissan says
that three-seater serves as a prototype of an upcoming production vehicle,
meaning that this glider should see the streets—in some form—at some
point in the near future.
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Volvo Car's Electric Hybrid
Volvo's ReCharge Concept, a plug-in hybrid with individual electric wheel
motors, can drive an estimated 100 kilometers before the vehicle's
four-cylinder Flexifuel engine is needed to power the car and recharge the
battery. When driving beyond the car's battery life, fuel consumption may
vary from 0 to 5.5 liters per 100 km depending on the distance driven.
Volvo researchers say the ReCharge Concept can lower carbon dioxide
emissions by an estimated 66 percent compared to other hybrids. In addition
to operating on battery energy, the ReCharge Concept can also accelerate
from zero to 100 km/h in 9 seconds and reach top speeds of 160 km/h. The
vehicle, which will debut in a specially-designed Volvo C30 at the IAA
motor show in Frankfurt, was developed at the Volvo Monitoring and Concept
Center in Camarillo, CA.
Extra! 300mpg Electric Car, GT-R Free Rides
This week, Driving Sports TV (http://bit.ly/dsp0rts) brings you another
Extra! news update. First, we visit the Bridgestone Proving Grounds where a
class of kids test their 300mpg electric car. Then, it's off to Portland
Oregon for a ride in a 600whp GT-R!
2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron - Interior -Features
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The Audi e-tron Spyder in Malibu, California
The Audi e-tron Spyder features what is without a doubt the most advanced
and simultaneously the most consistent evolution of the current Audi design
language, while also providing initial hints at the design language of
future Audi sports cars. It reinterprets the most important design elements
that already characterized the previous e-tron concept vehicles. This also
ensures the necessary formal differentiation to the purely electric-powered
Audi e-tron shown at the 2010 Detroit Motor Show. The two-seater is
equipped with a 300-hp twin-turbo V6 TDI
at the rear axle and two electric motors producing a total of 64 kW at the
front axle. The Audi e-tron Spyder's low total weight of 3,196 lbs combined
with the high-torque TDI and the two electric motors results in respectable
performance. The car accelerates to 60 in less than 4.5 seconds, and top
speed is electronically governed at 155 mph.
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2015 560-HP Audi RS6 Avant Review - Fast Lane Daily
The Audi RS6 is no ordinary wagon (or Avant if you prefer) with 560 horsepower and a 0 to 60
time under 4 seconds - it's arguably one of the best looking wagons on the
market available today. Sarah Sauer takes this roaring machine for ride on
some pretty roads and of course the famed Autobahn, check it out!
With camera men Jan Gleitsmann and Jens Stratmann of Ausfahrt.tv!
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