( 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
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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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.
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!
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
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.
Lit Motors: Sleek Electric Cars (And More) Built From Scratch | TC Cribs
Colleen Taylor tours Litmotors HQ with CEO and Founder, Daniel Kim.
Litmotors is most widely known for the C-1, a sleek self-balancing fully
electric car that is so plugged into the latest digital tech that it
purports to function like a "rolling smart phone."
We were able to have some hands-on time with the C-1, which really does
make you feel like a real-life Tron character when you climb inside, as
well as the Lit Scooter, which is aimed at the developing world.
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Rimac - Electric Concept One Super Car 1088hp
Rimac - Electric Concept One Super Car 1088hp
Power output: 1088 hp
Torque: 1600 Nm from 0 to 6500 rpm
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 2,8 seconds
Range: up to 600 km (realistic range -- 500 km)
Braking distance: 31.5m (100-0 km/h)
Lateral g-force: 1.4 g
Efficiency: 140-550 Wh/km
40 kW on-board charging
100 kW fast DC-charging
Weight-to-power ratio: 1.79 kg/hp
Weight distribution: 42% front, 58% rear
Total length: 4548 mm
Total width: 1997 mm
Total height: 1198 mm
Ground clearance: Rear: 115 mm, Front: 105 mm
Wheelbase: 2750 mm.
Dry weight: 1950 kg
Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LiFePO4) chemistry
Configuration: 1400 cells - 200 series, 7 parallel
Voltage: 650V nominal
Capacity: 91 kWh
Cooling: Freon (gas) with high-voltage heat pumps
Milled aluminum and sheet aluminum housing
Rimac Automobili Active Battery and Thermal Management Systems
Several layers of redundant safety and protection systems
Carbon fibre monocoque with integrated battery-pack
Carbon fibre sub-frames (front and rear)
Carbon fibre crash structure
Front and rear suspension: Double wishbones, fully adjustable, pushrod
Electronically adjustable ride height.
Fully machined aluminum uprights and wishbones
Rear: Rimac Automobili D-PM-OC-600 -- high speed dual permanent magnet
oil cooled motors, 600 kW peak, 10.000 RPM, up to 97% efficiency
Front: Rimac Automobili D-PM-OC-400 - high speed dual permanent magnet
oil cooled motors, 400 kW peak, 10.000 RPM, up to 97% efficiency
Dry sump lubrication
Milled aluminum housings
Reduction gearbox ratio: 3,5
Rack and pinion electrically power assisted steering.
Front brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 390 mm, 36 mm wide.
6-piston calipers, power-assisted.
Rear brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 380 mm, 34 mm wide.
4-piston calipers, power-assisted.
Up to 800 kW of regen-braking (adjustable)
Front and side air-bags
Torque Vectoring with stability function
Safety disconnect systems in case of crash
Multiple ECU architecture for monitoring of safety-relevant electronic
Full carbon-fibre body.
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.