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 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.
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.
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.
MVS - 2012 Nissan Leaf SL (Exclusive w/Full Test Drive)
Today's MVS shines exclusively on the 2012 Nissan Leaf SL. We will take a look at everything from the exterior features to the interior features and everything else in between as well as take the Leaf on a full test drive. This is the first electric vehicle MVS has ever featured.
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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 bit.
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 America.
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2012 Nissan Leaf Destroys 2011 370Z
We recently got our hands on the car that everyone is buzzing about, the 2012 Nissan Leaf. The first thing everyone asks about this little electric wonder is, of course, how fast is it. So we set out to compare it to one of the faster cars we had on the lot, the 2011 Nissan 370Z. Before we get too carried away you have to consider that this is Maine and it is December, so the 370Z had a little trouble getting traction on the cold surface, but we think it was a worthwhile experiment and we had a blast doing it. For more info about Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs, call or stop by Darling's Nissan in Bangor, Maine or visit us online at www.darlingsnissan.com.
Nissan Leaf review and road test 2013
The Nissan Leaf isn't the most attractive of cars, with bulging headlights and a sloped nose-like front-end, but it does represent the most practical electric car on sale today.
Unusually for an electric car, the Nissan Leaf is an entirely new vehicle and not a petrol or diesel car that has been stripped out and fitted with an electric battery.
This means the Nissan Leaf feels like a completed package, with a well thought-out design and plenty of space thanks to clever positioning of the battery and electric powertrain.
If you can look past the outlandish exterior design, the Nissan Leaf is more than capable of being a fully functional hatchback, in terms of both comfort and practicality...
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Chevrolet Volt vs. Toyota Prius Plug-in
0 procent bijtelling, daar loopt de Nederlander wel warm voor! Inmiddels zijn er aan aantal mogelijkheden. De Chevrolet Volt/Opel Ampera aan de ene kant de Toyota Prius Plug-in aan de andere kant. Hoe rijden deze stekker-auto's in praktijk? En hoe zuinig zijn ze eigenlijk? Wij zochten het uit.
Chevy Volt Test Drive
GM has been hyping the Chevrolet Volt for years and now Autoline has finally had a chance to drive the company's extended-range EV. Is it a game changer like GM says it is or does it fall short of the hype? Click "play" to find out.
2012 Chevrolet Volt Test Drive & Plug-In Electric Hybrid Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/volt/2012/ The 2012 Chevrolet Volt may be the most technologically advanced and cutting edge vehicle on the market today. Chevy calls the extended range electric Volt the car of the future. The majority of the time the Volt is powered by pure electricity that come from the batteries; but when you exceed the range of the battery pack, its gasoline burning internal combustion engine acts like a generator, kicking in to create electricity. So in a sense the 2012 Chevy Volt is a plugin electric vehicle that also works like a hybrid that can generate its own electricity. The 2012 Chevrolet Volt has a base price of $39,145.
The Volt gets its electricity from a 16kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It costs less than $2 to charge a 2012 Chevrolet Volt. The car can run on electricity from the battery for about 35 miles. This makes the Volt a perfect car for those who have a short daily commute. With the gasoline generator creating power, the Volt can go for 375 miles without having to refuel. There are also systems built into the interactive LCD screens in the das that help you drive more efficiently.
On the safety side the Volt made it to the IIHS List of Top Safety Picks for 2012. The structure of the Chevrolet Volt is made from reinforced high-strength steel. There are also eight airbags to protect the drive and passengers. The Volt benefits from StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control as well as traction control. These systems help to keep the Volt on the road and the driver in control no matte the road conditions.
On the outside the Volt looks pretty futuristic. But the shape of the car was specifically designed to cut through the air with the least amount of wind resistance as possible. With a drag coefficient of 0.281; the 2012 Chevrolet Volt has one of the lowest figures among production cars. The lower the better the more sleek the vehicle is. And the Volt still looks like a sporty car unlike other hybrids that all have the familiar wedge shape. The Volt comes with stylish 17-inch chrome rims wrapped in low-rolling resistance tires that aid in the fuel economy department.
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Nissan LEAF Road Trip April 11, 2012
Road trip in my Nissan LEAF. It was a 178 mile journey from Pflugerville, TX to Waco, TX and back in one day. More info can be found here: www.bantamgis.com/ev