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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. Music, San Francisco, by: Global Deejays


 


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Kaylor Kit Electric Motor Demo
This is a video of our demo flick for our Kaylor Electric Conversion Kit for the older VW platform. This is an older style Starter/Generator Military Shunt DC motor with a custom made adaptor plate and flywheel from Kaylor Energy Systems. These are no longer being made but can still be found. We are testing a modern PWM electronic controller specifically designed to run these special motor. They are able to do regen too. This motor can push a stock steel bodied VW Ghia to 62 mph with 12 6 volt batteries. It is a 72 volt system. It works perfect. Perfect for a nice fun all electric buggy. Or Bug or Ghia.





$10,000 Car - AirPod - That Runs On Air
An amazing affordable auto that runs on air! AIRPod is the culmination of MDI studies on pollution and urban mobility. This concept will be the first to leave the production line in spring 2009. MDI will respond to an invitation to tender of the city of Paris, "Autolib'", and is already the subject of applications for various municipalities. With small size, a tiny price, zero pollution, fun and futuristic design, AIRPod mark a turning point in the range of urban vehicles while renewing the idea of the automobile and transportation. You can drive with a joystick, it only costs one euro per 200 km and leaves no one indifferent in crept in traffic. It is a real breath of fresh air in our cities and the prelude to travel without pollution. Its small size make it easy to park, keeping still a large internal volume. AIRPod help us to forget the price of petrol. AIRPod is part of the MDI production licence of "less than 500kg vehicles", and is manufactured in the same factories as OneFlowAir, following the original production concept proposed by MDI. AIRPod The standard version is designed for the transport of persons. It has four seats (3 adults and one child) and has space for luggage. It is dedicated to multiple uses as in the private and public sectors. Airports, train stations and municipalities also need a cheap, non-polluting car with high mobility. This wehicle is changing our urban life in the city center in freeing ourselves of the prohibitive cost of petrol and offering us mobility never gained until today. AIRPod Cargo This carriage version with a single place has a load volume greater than one meter cube that makes deliveries easy in town. Designed for runners, messaging, and the artisans and communities, Cargo AIRPod brings Zero Pollution in institutions. The Post, factory handling and delivery are markets of choice for AIRPod Cargo. AIRPod Baby Two front seats and a chest of more than 500 liters, all for less than 1,80m long, it's the most extreme, a real challenge for car design. This model was created keeping in mind the most congested cities by traffic. It is a versatile which can also be used for deliveries, municipal services, roads and small logistics. Visit my Amazon Store: http://www.amazon.com/shops/A3URPD8BWYS53H Visit me at HubPages: http://dalehyde.hubpages.com/





Aptera 2e
A pre-production Aptera 2e. The car was at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, CA 4/22/2009. See more Aptera bits here - http://www.gadgetking.com/?s=aptera





Audi e-tron concept electric car
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 http://bit.ly/5V5XXc Video by Jeff Amlotte / Los Angeles Times





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!





WORLDS FASTEST street legal ELECTRIC CAR
SUBSCRIBE! Learn about EV technology: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/ 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 than 7%. 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 car. Datsun 1200 EV Specs: - Motor - Hi Torque Electric 'Siamese 8' Series Wound DC Dual Armature 8 inch - 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)





Electric car vs bike: Citroen Survolt vs Agni Z2
We've already shown video of Citroen's electric-powered Survolt concept car, and now it takes on an electric Agni Z2 motorcycle in the world's first electric cars vs bike showdown





Concept Bikes Extravaganza Slideshow!
Concept Bikes Slideshow for over 6:50 min. of the Best, Weirdest, Gorgeous and Sexiest Concept Bikes around! Those who mean to lord over us, such as the Department of Defense, have now called people who grow their own food 'radical' and extremists. Sound familiar? Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/government-labels-grow-food-extremists/ NASA debunks man-made global warming: http://www.naturalnews.com/040448_solar_radiation_global_warming_debunked.h tml The Bee-Action Campaign: Help Stop the Use of Toxic Neonicotinoids, safe the honey-bee (no more honey-bees, no more food for us), to petition: http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13389 About a new EU law banning personal usage of seeds, and petition: http://www.naturalnews.com/040214_seeds_European_Commission_registration.ht ml





Chevy Volt vs. Nissan LEAF
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.





TRIVIA - Electric Car
TRIVIA is an eletric vehicle for big cities, chaotic traffic and a better life. Small and agile, slightly larger than a motorcycle, intended to an occupant while offering the advantages as porter, seating, lighting, air and shelter from rain, wind and dust. Equipped with electric motor on the front wheel it does not pollute the air and is extremely economical, having pedals as a step machine and gears like a bicycle that provide a chance to pedal while driving, practicing all contributing to engine performance. Intended for urban people, youth and adults with affinity to technology and innovation and preoccupied with health, providing a chance of practicing without devote hours to exercise it. With intelligent design is TRIVIA more than a tricycle, it is a revolution against a sedentary lifestyle, waste of space and time of cars conventional convenience and comfort. More details www.maisinfinito.com.br





Nissan Leaf vs Citroen C-Zero vs Mitsubishi i-Miev review
iGIZMO magazine reviews three of the latest electric cars bringing a spark to the plug-in industry. See the Leaf, C-Zero and i-Miev face off in three tests.





Renault Twizy, a funny, but useful electric car.
A quick introduction to the Twizy, a electric car by Renault. It looks funny, but it is a nice design in easiness in use and driving. Top speed 85 km/h Range 80 km (if riding properly) VERY tight turns (me happy) VERY small to park (me happy)





Behind the scenes of building an electric car - The journey
Follow us on a journey of the successes and dissapointments that were tse_10. Team Swinburne Electric 2010, AKA tse_10, was the first year a group of Swinburne engineering students endevoured to develop and build an Electric Vehicle for the Formula SAE competition. The team hit trouble when they blew up their motor controller, just over a week before the competition. The team then borrowed another motor controller which also ended up blowing. The team then borrowed ANOTHER motor controller, to which they had some success, until the night before the competition, when it also blew up. In total the team blew up 3x $4,000 controllers, 6 times (after repairs). It is thought that the motor is faulty and is causing the issues. Team Leaders: Stefan Smolenaers Matthew Femino Final Year Members: Joel Moses Jason Whittle Non Final Year Members: Wayne Murphy Jacob Vu Tran Adrian Cowen External Support James Kirk Ken ? Kevin Woodhouse ATA and MEVIG Warning: Although edited, this is behind the scenes footage and may contain some course language and/or offensive behaviour.





The most powerful electric car on earth ! Professionals only ! www.quimerarr.com
Join us at www.quimerarr.com Quimera AEGT01 at Motorland F1 race track Maximum power: 700 ps Top speed: 300 km/h Quimera is very proud to announce that the AEGT001 (All Electric GT 001) Shakedown, performed the 26th of august, at F1 Circuit of Alcañiz (Motorland), Spain has been a complete success. During this Shakedown some critical parts and concepts were tested with outstanding results (speed, temperature, gearbox, batteries, BMS, mechanical solutions, cooling). The whole team is now very confident to take the project further in the development and to start the promotional and testing activities in order to let the world know about this reference project. The next steps are: - Official presentation at Motorland, Alcañiz, Spain. the exact date is yet to be defined but it will happen during september. - Frankfurt Motorshow presentation - Kick-off of the second phase with the introduction of further improvements. - Two protoypes will be manufactured in the coming months and official tests for interested professional teams and drivers will be conducted first quarter 2012





Renault Electric Car Line Up
Carlos Ghosn, Renault Chairman and CEO, unveiled Renault's upcoming zero-emission vehicle line-up of four electric concept cars at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Twizy, ZOE, Fluence and Kangoo.





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