( 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.
2013 Ford Escape hands-free Power Tailgate Technology Demo
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Ford Escape is all new and with the new
small Crossover comes a new Ford technology from the European Ford C-Max.
The Escape's hands-free Power Tailgate allows owners to open the car's back
hatch with a kick of the foot. Instead of having to reach down and push a
button on a key fob or manually open the tailgate (which can be an issues
with a handful of groceries) the Escapes owner just kicks their foot under
the back bumper. In this technology demonstration from the 2012 Chicago
Auto Show a Ford executive demo states how the new tech works.
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
2012 Toyota Prius C hybrid First Drive Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Toyota Prius C is the latest, smallest
and cheapest addition to the growing line-up of Prius Hybrid cars. It joins
the minivan like Prius V as well as the soon to be sold Prius plug-in
hybrid. The new Prius C gets an massive 53 MPG in the city, 46 MPG on the
highway and a combined 50 MPG making it one of the most fuel efficient cars
that you can buy in America that does not plug into the wall. We recently
had the chance to drive and review this tiny Prius in Austin Texas. Here's
what we can tell you.
Top 5 small off-road worthy Crossovers reviewed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Wikipedia says, "a crossover is a vehicle built
on a car platform and combining, in highly variable degrees, features of a
sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle,
especially those of a station wagon or hatchback." We simply like to say
that the crossover is the new family truckster. Here are the Top 5 off-road
worthy crossovers that we've driven in 2011.
2012 Range Rover Sport vs Evoque Colorado snow-worthy Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Range Rover Sport and RR Evoque are some
of the most off-road worthy cars you can buy. But which one is better in
the snow? Or to be even more specific, which one is better in three feet of
newly fallen Colorado powder. We decided to find out in this snow-worthy
review by driving both Range Rovers to Gold Hill, Colorado up Lick Skillet
Road. Lick Skillet Road is one of the steepest country roads in America,
and when it snows three feet the road not only gets slick but also very
slippery. So which one of these two British cars is the best in the snow.
The old establish Range Rover or the up stark newbie Evoque. Check out this
video review to find out.
Owners Review 2013 Nissan Leaf SV
Winter update on range and performance video here
My review of my 2013 Nissan Leaf
How to disconnect the VSP module for back up warning tone
Test driving the Mia Electric car in Luxembourg!
Check out the full review at this link: http://tinyurl.com/wort-mia-test
There aren't that many electric cars on the market, although hybrid
vehicles are growing in popularity, and even fewer that are truly 100%
electric. Even less are totally designed from scratch, not based on any
other car, and only one, a new company with this exact mission, has just
launched in Luxembourg -- The Mia Electric.
Nissan Leaf 2013/14 - testing the world's best selling electric car [Review]
http://www.redferret.net/?p=42084. The Nissan Leaf 2013/14 is the latest
model of the world's best selling electric car. The Leaf Tekna which we
used for a week, comes fully loaded with heated seats, heated steering
wheel, a solar panel on the rear wing and the typical features of most
modern EV cars.
We found it to be a pleasure to drive and surprisingly nimble for such a
spacious vehicle. More details can be found at www.redferret.net.
Unloading Our New Nissan LEAF + First drive [HD]
Mike Lookinland "smuggles" a (nearly) new Nissan Leaf into Utah. We bought
our Leaf at Nissan of Vacaville. Everything is put to Johann Strauss II's
"An der schönen blauen Donau" ("On the Beautiful Blue Danube"). Music
performed by Peter Falk: Orchestra Of The Vienna Volksoper. Please Enjoy!
Mitsubishi i Electric Car Video Review - Kelley Blue Book
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Mitsubishi is set to throw its hat in the electric car ring with a new
model called the "i". The vehicle is based on the i-MiEV currently sold in
Japan and Europe. For American tastes the name was shortened to a single
lower-case letter while the vehicle itself was lengthened and widened to
meet American tastes and crash standards. The Mitsubishi i electric car
will go on sale starting in the end of 2011 but Kelley Blue Book got an
early test drive in Japan, an adventure retold in this video.
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2013 FIAT 500e Test Drive & Electric Car Video Review
FIAT has taken the sub-compact market by storm offering the 500 in numerous
versions ranging from the base model Pop, to the Convertible 500c, to the
high performance Abarth model. Now we have the FIAT 500e for the 2013 year.
This electric sub-compact car has some of the highest ratings of any
electric car on the market today. With an asking price of $31,800 and a 108
MPGe Highway Rating, the 2013 FIAT 500e is a welcome entry into the
electric car market.
The FIAT 500e looks like your standard gas powered FIAT besides the
Electric Orange paint job. FIAT made it a point that this fully electric
vehicle would still look, feel, and drive like a regular car. There are a
few exterior changes to make the 500e stand out just a little bit. Up front
the lower fascia has been revised in an effort to move air more easily. The
mirrors and wheels are more aerodynamic and the spoiler out back helps
improve the aerodynamics by 15%. The real world driving range is about 88
miles which should help with range anxiety.
The electric motor is an 83 kW unit that relies on 600 lbs. of batteries to
produce 111 horsepower and 147 lb-ft. of
torque. Driving the 2013 FIAT 500e is not much different than the regular
model which is fun and nimble. This car is not as sporty as the other
models but it still has the FIAT feel. The automaker did not want to lose
any of that excitement. The suspension has been reworked to handle the
added weight from the batteries. The result is an electric car that still
feels like a FIAT 500.
Overall this feels like your standard car driving experience except its
quiet. Gone is the standard shifter replaced with buttons since this car
has only one gear. The gauges are now digital and provide tons of info on
the cars range and charge. The navigation system can show you nearby
electric charging stations, your battery status, rate of usage, and a lot
of other relevant info that the electric vehicle driver wants and needs.
The 2013 FIAT 500e is very impressive and could be a gateway for more
EV'ers to hit the road.
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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
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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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