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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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.
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
$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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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
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
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
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)
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.
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
NASA debunks man-made global warming:
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:
About a new EU law banning personal usage of seeds, and petition:
TRIVIA - Electric Car
TRIVIA is an eletric vehicle for big cities, chaotic traffic and a better
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
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
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.
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)
The Citroen Ev'ie by The Electric Car Corporation
At long last an electric car with great performance, 4 comfortable seats.
Comprehensive safety standards and fitted with the latest technology long
lasting Lithium Ion batteries. Charge your electric car from an ordinary
domestic power point overnight (6 hours) at a cost of less than 95p. For
the first time you can now buy in the UK a reasonably priced electric car
that will comfortably seat four adults and have great performance and
For more info visit: http://www.eccplc.com