( 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
Top 7 new Green Cars Reviewed Tested and Driven
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) What's the best green car that you can buy today?
We at The Fast Lane Car are lucky to drive a different car every week so
we've had the chance to drive many (if not most) of the best green cars on
the market. Here are the Top 7 green cars that we've driven recently.
2013 Toyota RAV4 EV 0-60 MPH Technology Demonstration
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 all electric Toyota RAV4 EV may look
like the 3rd generation RAV4 but don't be fooled...the all electric
SUV/Crossover is all new. Under the hood is an electric engine that is
capable of some very serious 0-60 MPH times for a big and heavy crossover
vehicle as we found out in this video. The new all electric Toyota RAV4 EV
is capable of 103 miles of range and is rated by the EPA as having a
combined 76 MPGe. It is also one of the only all all electric Crossovers
that you can buy. Of course you can only buy it in California and it will
cost you almost $50K to go green. Check out this TFLcar tech demo video as
we learn about the new all electric Toyota RAV4 EV and we test to see how
fast it can go from 0-60 MPH.
2014 Tesla Model S P85+ takes on the Ike Gauntlet Review (Part 3)
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The Tesla Model S P85 is a revolutionary car
that says goodbye to the internal combustion engine and hello to the
electric motor. But how will this all electric car do when the road gets
steep and the altitude gets to two miles above sea level.
From Dillion, Colorado to the Eisenhower Tunnel U.S. I-70 climbs 8 miles
to a maximum elevation of 11,158 feet or 3,401 meters. That's enough
elevation and grade to test a small economy car like the 2014Ford Fiesta
and the Chevy Sonic turbo, but how will
the 2014 Tesla Model S P85+ perform on the same stretch of American
In Part 3 of another accurate, informative and fun TFLcar mashup review
Nathan, Emme, Andre and Roman take on the Ike Gauntlet in the new 2014
Ford Fiesta and Chevy Sonic turbo and
the most powerful electric production car...the 2014 Tesla Model S P85+ to
see how these small cars handle the steep grade and lack of air density in
the Mountains of Colorado.
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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!
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.
1963 Volkswagen Beetle Electric Car Conversion by EV West
1963 VW Beetle Electric Car Conversion by EV West. Visit:
Videoof a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle electric car conversion. The components
used in this conversion are available in kit form at http://evwest.com/
100 Mile Range
8 Hour Charge Time
85 MPH Top Speed
24.4 kWh Capacity
650 Amp Controller
70 kW AC Moto
1963 VW Beetle Electric Car Conversion by EV West.
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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Winter update on range and performance video here
My review of my 2013 Nissan Leaf
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500 Miles in a Day in a Nissan Leaf
We set out to drive 500 miles in a day from the Waitrose eco-store in
Bracknell in a Nissan Leaf following the Ecotricity Electric Highway at
Welcome Break motorway service stations. This is our story.
(ENG) BMW i3 - First Drive, Test Drive and Review
BMW is launching its long-awaited first mass-produced electric model: the
i3. It is the first car from a new series, designed to appeal to a new
The i3 has a theoretical range of around 150-160 kilometers, but in real
life 120-130 seems more manageable. The car can also be equipped with an
optional petrol range extender. However unlike most other electric cars,
BMW i3 is fast and relatively fun to drive on European roads.
It might not be the Isetta everyone thought it would be, but this could be
the future of mobility.
Check out my other EV and PHEV reviews:
Nissan LEAF http://youtu.be/zjvklBHLQrA
Opel Ampera http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtUeG-dxBuE
Renault Twizy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0_Cgab5qs0
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTbv0y5fOlI
Filmed with Lumix GH3 http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/dslm/gh3_special/