( 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.
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.
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 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.
2011 Nissan Leaf versus Electric Porsche Speedster mashup review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Let's face it, electric cars are here to stay. In fact many people believe that all electric cars are the future of transportation. In this mashup match-up we take the mundane but affordable 2011 Nissan Leaf and review and compare it to an all electric Porsche Speedster replica. Which car best represents the future of EV cars? Watch the video and find out
The All New 2012 Subaru Impreza
Love is Worth Waiting For
The all-new 2012 Subaru Impreza is coming later in 2011. It features our legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, which gives it the capability to go just about anywhere. Under the hood, the 2012 Impreza is powered by an all-new SUBARU BOXER® engine, which not only sits low to improve handling, but it also makes it the most fuel-efficient All-Wheel Drive car in America at 36 MPG.* In true Subaru fashion, this car was designed from the ground up with the latest active and passive safety features in mind, with seven airbags, including an all-new knee protection system. Inside, it's pure Subaru too, with premium materials abound. There's even available leather-trimmed seating. The interior is bigger than the current car's, with more legroom in the back, and more shoulder room all around. And of course, it's filled with technology, including everything from an available GPS navigation system, to standard stability and traction control systems. Inside and out, it offers the ideal blend of safety, reliability, capability and value. (From Subaru of Canada)
Top 5 small economy Cars reviewed, driven and tested
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) What's the best small economy 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) the best small economy cars on the market. Here are the top 5 small economy cars that we've driven in 2011.
2012 Buick Regal GS Road Trip Ride & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Buick Regal GS is a turbo-charged competitor to Audi's and BMW's that produces 270 road stomping horsepower. Our man Andrew Tilin had the chance to take the 2012 Buick Regal GS turbo for some good-old-fashion BBQ in Austin, Texas and in the process of this road trip review found out what makes the Regal such a smooth ride.
TRANSLOGIC 90: Lightning GT Electric Supercar
We're taking the show on the road again, stopping at locations all over the UK and Europe. We start in Surrey, England to drive a prototype of the Lightning GT electric supercar. Featuring a twin-motor RWD system and advanced lithium-titanate batteries, this GT EV hopes to capture lightning in a bottle with specs that will strike fear into performance-electric manufacturers the world over.
More @ http://translogic.aolautos.com/
Renault Fluence ZE review
Our road test of the new Renault Fluence ZE - one of Renault's new electric car range - with a look at the issues facing prospective EV owners, including range, charging and real-world costs.
2012 Ford Focus Electric Inside and Out preview and Factory tour
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Ford Focus Electric will be available for sale next year and will be the second all electric car from a big automaker to hit the showroom after the Nissan Leaf. Unlike the Leaf, the EV Focus is completely based on an existing car and platform so it looks and even drives like the gasoline power version of the car. Ford says the Focus Electric will go over 70 miles on a full charge and take 3 hours to fill up with electrons when plugged into a 240V Charging station. We recently had the chance to take a tour of the Wayne, Michigan factory where the EV Focus is being built. Check out this video preview of the Electric car face of Ford
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan vs Jeep Wrangler 0-60 Off-Road Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon can both venture off-road into the Colorado Rockies, but one of these vehicles is certainly more capable of taking on the rough stuff, and of course of these vehicles is better on the road, and of course one of these cars is faster 0-60. So which one is the better, faster, on-road and off-road. We put these two cars to the test in the 0-60 Off-Road Mashup Review. Check out this video. You mighty be surprised by the results.
2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe and GT debuts at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The Elantra GT is back! Hyundai reintroduces the Elantra GT hatchback which was discontinued from the line in 2006. This new Elantra hatchback is based on the European i30. Power comes from the, now ubiquitous, 1.8-liter, 148 horsepower, 4-cylinder that fills the engine bays of the ever expanding line of Elantras. A six-speed manual and automatic transmission will be available for the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT.
Hyundai takes on the Honda Civic Coupe with the 2013 Elantra Coupe which made its debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Sporting the same 148 horsepower 1.8-liter 4-cylinder that's in the Elantra sedan -- the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe will have a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic bolted up to that engine. Efficiency numbers are an estimated at 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway. Hyundai has stated that those numbers beat the current Civic Coupe by 11%.