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 Audi A8 L versus Jaguar XF Mashup Drag Race Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Audi A8L and the 2012 Jaguar XF are two
of the best luxury cars that you can purchase today. They both have
powerful V8 engines that put out about the same amount of power. but which
of these premium luxury cars is the fastest in a straight line. It is the
German flagship Audi or the British newcomer Jag. Watch this TFLcar mashup
drag race review to find out which car wins the drag race.
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.
The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Rips up the Race Track
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is the first Fiat 500
Abarth to get the new MultiAir turbo
Engine which produces 160 horsepower that is fed
through the front wheels. So how does the car drive where it counts....on
the race track? We had the chance to find out when we took the car out for
a spin with one of the lead engineers who developed the car for America as
on the race track in Nevada. Check out this video as t he 2012 Fiat Abarth
rips up the race track.
2012 Infiniti FX50 S Drive and Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Infiniti FX50 S is a 390 horsepower all-wheel-drive
luxury rocket on 21 inch wheels. So naturally we couldn't help but wonder
if it's the ultimate ski car to take up to the top of Colorado's Loveland
12,000 foot Pass? It has everything you would want in the ultimate ski car
except perhaps one small thing and that would be a turbo to help the engine breath better at
altitude. So how does the 2012 Infiniti FX50 S drive and handle up one of
Colorado's highest mountain passes? Check out this first drive video review
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.
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
More at www.redferret.net
The Chevy Volt Controversy - Autoline This Week #1616
It won nearly every serious automotive award and had a huge carbon-free
footprint of positive reviews from critics and consumers alike. So if
that's the case, why is the Volt GM's slowest selling product? More than
that, why does there seem to be such a negative charge to the car? People
across the country who have never even seen a Volt let alone driven this
engineering marvel have nothing good to say about it, confounding both auto
analysts and company executives
On Autoline This Week John McElroy and his panel look at the strange state
of GM's engineering masterpiece the Volt. Joining John on the panel are Joe
White of the Wall Street Journal, Manny Lopez from the Michigan Capitol
Confidential and Gary Witzenburg an auto journalist and former engineer on
GM's original electric project, the EV1.
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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The Chevy Volt - One Family's View of a Plug In Hybrid
This is a video of the new Chevy Volt. I think there is some misconception
on who should own a Chevy Volt. We leased a Volt to be part family car and
part work car. It is awesome that I am able to drive to and from work
without using ANY gasoline.
The Chevy Volt will take me anywhere from 32-38 miles without the use of
any gas. After that it switches over to gas, but still gets excellent
gasoline (33-40mpg). The biggest factor is your personal driving style - in
some ways it is pretty fun to find new ways to Boost your mileage.
In terms of features, the Volt is loaded with all of the options you would
expect in a high-end car. It offers a great stereo, comfortable seats, and
a control panel that would make the Star Trek jealous. I will admit, that
at first it can be quite overwhelming - and it will take time to learn.
A few other notes-
- The acceleration is very solid. While the Volt will never be mistaken as
a sports car it does have a performance that is comparable to most
mid-sized sedans. I am impressed.
- The battery in the Volt does take up a fair amount of room, but the Volt
can still seat 4. The back seat does not offer much leg room, but it is
comparable to most small cars.
- Charging - it takes 8 hours on a 110/120 Volt wall outlet, but you can
reduce the time by 50% by going to a 240Volt.
- The Volt does not have a transmission, which does take some time to get
- Warranty - it is safe to say that you are covered for the first 8-10
years. After that - the cost of the batteries will have probably have
dropped... but that is only a guess.
Final Verdict - The Volt is certainly worth a test drive. While it is more
expensive than the Prius - GM does offer some very attractive lease deals,
and depending on your commute the Volt is much greener technology (in terms
of gas usage). I also think it looks a lot better too!
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
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
Redline Review: 2013 Ford Focus Electric
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http://www.Facebook.com/2Redline Hybrid's are everywhere, so what if you
want something even more green? Ford has the answer for you with their full
electric, 2013 Focus. Surprisingly fun dynamics, the latest technology,
handsome looks, and hatchback utility make for a competitive vehicle in a
growing segment. Will it be enough to convince consumers to go the full
electric route? See for yourself with our full review of Ford's all-new
2013 Focus Electric.