2012 Chevy Volt versus Nissan Leaf Mash-up Drag Race
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 plug-in Chevrolet Volt and the new all electric Nissan Leaf are not what most people would consider performance cars. In fact they are designed to get people from point A to point B using the least amount of energy and burning the least amount of oil. If you think about it...in some ways they are the ultimate economy cars but that doesn't mean they can't be fun to drive. To determine which of these two new revolutionary cars is the better performance machine we put them to the test the good old fashioned way: with an electric car drag race. So which one is faster? Watch the video to find out.
2012 Cadillac CTS versus Infiniti M56x All-Wheel-Drive Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Cadillac CTS Sport wagon and the
Infiniti M56 both come with all-wheel-drive. The Cadillac's Borg Warner
system "uses sophisticated controls and algorithms to augment vehicle
handling and traction by optimally using grip at both the front and rear
wheels," according to Cadillac. It can shift up to 100% of available torque
to the front axle if needed.
The 2012 Infiniti's M56x All-Wheel-Drive system is designed "specifically
for a front engine/rear-wheel drive biased setup. 0 to 50 percent of the
power can be sent to the front wheels for better control. The active brake
limited slip differential can shift power side to side. The system uses an
advanced torque split control strategy that automatically redistributes
torque to the wheels (0:100 up to 50:50 front to rear) according to road
and driving conditions." according to Infiniti.
So which is better up Lick Skillet Road (America's steepest country road)
when it's muddy, wet and slick? Watch the video to find out in this
All-wheel-drive mashup review.
2012 Mazda2 versus Infiniti FX50 0-60-0 MPH Performance Mashup Test
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Mazda 2 and the 2012 Infiniti FX50 have
very little in common except for perhaps interior volume. In fact the two
vehicles are about $50,000 apart when it comes to price. The Mazda 2 in
this video has a sticker price of of around $17K while the Infiniti FX50 is
just about $66K. So the question we wanted to answer was just how much more
performance can do you get for your extra $50,000 USD. To find out we put
the cars to the test to see how fast they go from 0-60 MPH and perhaps more
importantly how far many feet it takes them to run from 0-60-0 MPH. If you
are curious about the results. Check out the video.
A Day in the Life of an Electric Car
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) In the very near future will we all be driving
electric cars? That's a question that only 10 years ago seemed like a
dream, but today with all electric cars like the 2012 Nissan Leaf, it
doesn't seem so far fetched. Of course unlike, gasoline powered cars,
electric cars can't be filled up at your local gas station in a few
minutes. Once they run our of juice...you are well and truly stuck. This is
called range anxiety and it can be all too real. We decide to find out just
how real by spending a day in the life of the all new Nissan Leaf.
2014 Chevy Volt 0-60 MPH & Hot Lap Leader Board Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Chevy Volt is a electric car that can
also run on petroleum. But you can own the Volt your entire life and never
use a drop of gas. In another accurate, fun and Informative TFLcar review,
Nathan and Roman find out just how fast the Checy Volt is from 0-60 MPH and
how fast it will do a hot lap on the TFLcar racetrack.
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Second Generation Nissan Leaf | Fully Charged
It's taken too long, but finally here is my review of the 2nd generation
Nissan Leaf. Built in Sunderland UK.
Since recording Nissan have passed the 100,000 global sales milestone.
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
Chevy Volt Sub-Zero Start and Drive
Does an electric car even work when it is -12f? Sure! Also a tour of remote
start, key fob remote range, and navigation system.
Road-tripping in a Volt: http://youtu.be/Fdua40hYdpk
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)
2014 Chevy Volt Test Drive & Plug-In Hybrid Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/volt/2014/?id=32972 For commuters that
average less than 40 miles, the Chevrolet Volt is the perfect car as you
have just enough juice to run on electricity alone. And for the 2014 model
year, Chevy has knocked $5k off the sticker price. The Volt now costs
$34,185 before and Federal or State Tax Credits. The Volt was seen for the
first time back in 2007 at the Detroit Auto Show and today this plug-in
hybrid is the best-selling car in the segment. The 2014 Chevy Volt has
slightly better fuel economy and a slightly better range when compared to
the previous year.
On the outside, the Volt's styling is very distinctive and unique. Out back
the taillights are stamped to look like a circuit board. The front fascia
is very contemporary but with a definite Chevrolet flair. The overall look
fits the Volt well and the shape is very aerodynamic with a drag
coefficient of 0.281.
Under the hood there is no Chevy 350, instead the Volt is powered by a
Voltec Electric Drive unit that produces 149 horsepower and 273 lb-ft. of
torque. After the 40 miles of electric range is used, the batteries are
then recharged via a 1.4 liter engine that acts a s range extender.
The car tested here has been optioned out to the max and includes cool
stuff like: a leather wrapped steering wheel, heated leather seats, and
MyLink Touch Screen infotainment system. That same system allows you to
monitor all of the car's efficiency dynamics. The 2014 Chevrolet Volt is a
4-passenger hatchback that is surprisingly comfortable.
With a full tank of gas you will be able to go 385 miles and on EV mode
alone the range is 38 miles. Even though the Volt is a Plug-In hybrid car,
it still drives just like a normal gasoline powered car. Overall the car is
comfortable, spacious, and drives very well. Most commuters should really
consider a plug-in hybrid like the Chevy Volt.
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Cars.com's Chevy Volt at 18,000 Miles
It's now been more than a year and 18,000 miles since we bought our 2011
Chevrolet Volt. After having the car for so long, we'd like to share some
of our lasting likes and dislikes about the car to give you an
all-encompassing view of our time with the plug-in hybrid. Overall, we're
pretty satisfied with the Volt, and despite its quirky cabin configuration
and powertrain, this is a real car that can accommodate everyday use,
according to Cars.com Executive Editor Joe Wiesenfelder.
2011 Nissan LEAF Test Drive & Electric Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/nissan/leaf/2012/ The 2011 Nissan LEAF if the
world's first mass produced battery electric vehicle. You can get almost
100 miles of range from a single charge. Nissan really pushed the edge of
design with the LEAF. The car has been thoroughly tested in a wind tunnel
to reduce drag and the results are an ultra low and efficient 0.29 drag
coefficient rating. The 2012 Nissan LEAF is a great driving electric car.
The LEAF has a base price of $35,200 but there are offer large rebates
available from the Government that will help to offset the high price tag a
The battery pack on the 2012 Nissan LEAF weights about 600 pounds and is
located towards the rear of the car. This gives the car a nearly perfect
50/50 weight distribution. The result is a better driving and handling
electric car. The LEAF not only runs on electricity which saves you money,
it also is a zero emissions vehicle meaning there are no harmful tail pipe
emissions that are normally associated with a gasoline engine. Heck there
is even an 8-year 100,000 mile warranty on the batteries.
The 2012 Nissan LEAF electric car is the future of the automobile in
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Chevy Volt - 9 Months and 9000 miles with this amazing GM hybrid electric car [Review]
http://www.redferret.net/?p=34759 .The Chevy Volt is charging ahead in the
electrifying battle to become the #1 plug in hybrid. OK, so how cheesy an
opening is that, but the reality is that for the first time since the horse
drawn carriage, gasoline is slowly becoming more of an optional part of the
personal transportation equation. At least that's the way it seems right
now...gas powered skateboards may change the balance once again if they get
popular. But I digress.
The Volt isn't the first electric car, nor is it the sportiest (hello
Fisker Karma), or the one with furthest range (nice to meet you Tesla Model
S), the cheapest, the largest, the shiniest, and it can't make balloon
However...it is definitely a landmark vehicle.
The Chevy Volt is simply the most practical plug in hybrid ever created,
and I am not surprised that it won the European Car of the Year at the
Geneva Motor Show this summer
combines a 35-40 mile electric range with a surprisingly agile internal
combustion engine (aka "gas engine"). Of course, electric driving range is
just one feature, even a golf cart can stagger a few miles on an electric
The Volt however manages to combine plug-in technology and practicality in
a fun-to-drive package, and the result is a vehicle which achieves a
phenomenal gas mileage while at the same time offering conventional sedan
style comfort and style. And what other car comes with not just one, but
two smartphone apps to keep you informed and in touch with your vehicle?
Most importantly, you don't need to worry about running out of battery
charge half way to your destination, as with other electric vehicles.
We definitely haven't seen the last of this kind of imaginative and
innovative technology. Check out my video review below which bursts quite a
number of myth balloons about this brave engineering gamble from General
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