Audi S5 (Sports Coupes Pt.3) - Everyday Driver
The guys take the Audi S5 for a drive in the snow in this third and final
part of our Sports Coupes comparison. And in the final discussion, how
well will the upstart Cadillac CTS fair against this Audi and the BMW
Tesla Model S Driving Review -- Exotic Driver
The Tesla Model S has captured the interest of nearly everyone and become
the most-lauded alternative vehicle available. The guys climb into a
loaded P85+ model to see if the S lives up to all the hype, and where it
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Nissan GTR Review - Everyday Driver
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FIAT 500 (Compacts Pt.2) - Everyday Driver
The Fiat brand returns to the US with the 500, so the guys wanted to see
what all the fuss is about. And in this second part of our compacts
comparison, we put it up against the Honda CRZ and Mini Cooper to see what
car offers the most driving fun.
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
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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
2012 Chevrolet Volt Start Up, Engine, Test Drive, and In Depth Review
In this video I give a full in depth tour of Chevrolet's newest extended
range electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Volt. Introduced as a 2011 model in
the northern states, the 2012 has a few minor quality and feature
improvements. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and
exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and
noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine
and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under
acceleration. Take it on a thorough test drive through the city during the
day as well as night time. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to
give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
Thanks a lot to Hendrick Chevrolet Cadillac in Monroe, NC for allowing me
to make this video! For more information on this vehicle as well as
others, visit www.hendrickchevy.com
First Drive: 2011 Chevy Volt
We finally get our hands on Chevy's much-anticipated extended range hybrid,
the Volt, and take it for a spin. Is this the car that will bring GM back
Cars.com's Chevy Volt at 18,000 Miles
It's now been more than a year and 18,000 miles since we bought our 2011
Chevrolet Volt. After having the car for so long, we'd like to share some
of our lasting likes and dislikes about the car to give you an
all-encompassing view of our time with the plug-in hybrid. Overall, we're
pretty satisfied with the Volt, and despite its quirky cabin configuration
and powertrain, this is a real car that can accommodate everyday use,
according to Cars.com Executive Editor Joe Wiesenfelder.
2014 Chevy Volt Test Drive & Plug-In Hybrid Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/volt/2014/?id=32972 For commuters that
average less than 40 miles, the Chevrolet Volt is the perfect car as you
have just enough juice to run on electricity alone. And for the 2014 model
year, Chevy has knocked $5k off the sticker price. The Volt now costs
$34,185 before and Federal or State Tax Credits. The Volt was seen for the
first time back in 2007 at the Detroit Auto Show and today this plug-in
hybrid is the best-selling car in the segment. The 2014 Chevy Volt has
slightly better fuel economy and a slightly better range when compared to
the previous year.
On the outside, the Volt's styling is very distinctive and unique. Out back
the taillights are stamped to look like a circuit board. The front fascia
is very contemporary but with a definite Chevrolet flair. The overall look
fits the Volt well and the shape is very aerodynamic with a drag
coefficient of 0.281.
Under the hood there is no Chevy 350, instead the Volt is powered by a
Voltec Electric Drive unit that produces 149 horsepower and 273 lb-ft. of
torque. After the 40 miles of electric range is used, the batteries are
then recharged via a 1.4 liter engine that acts a s range extender.
The car tested here has been optioned out to the max and includes cool
stuff like: a leather wrapped steering wheel, heated leather seats, and
MyLink Touch Screen infotainment system. That same system allows you to
monitor all of the car's efficiency dynamics. The 2014 Chevrolet Volt is a
4-passenger hatchback that is surprisingly comfortable.
With a full tank of gas you will be able to go 385 miles and on EV mode
alone the range is 38 miles. Even though the Volt is a Plug-In hybrid car,
it still drives just like a normal gasoline powered car. Overall the car is
comfortable, spacious, and drives very well. Most commuters should really
consider a plug-in hybrid like the Chevy Volt.
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(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.
On 17 April BMW i3 received two awards:
- 2014 World Car Design of the Year
- 2014 World Green Car
as part of the World Car of the Year (WCOTY) programme.
Check out my other EV and PHEV reviews:
Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid http://youtu.be/jADbG2dHbwY
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
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Vauxhall Ampera (Chevrolet Volt) hatchback review - CarBuyer
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Competition in the eco car segment is hotting up, and the Vauxhall Ampera
is a real contender. Its CO2 emissions are lower than any efficient diesel
or hybrid currently on the market. That means there's no road tax to pay,
and it's exempt from the London Congestion Charge, too. The Ampera can be
plugged into the mains to charge up the batteries (a process which takes
around four hours) and can run on electricity alone for around 50 miles, so
you shouldn't need a drop of petrol for most journeys. And even when you do
need to travel a bit further, economy is so good that you will rarely have
to visit a petrol station. But for all of its green credentials, the Ampera
offers strong performance. It's fast, features sporty looks and an
attractive high-spec interior. All this comes at a price though, as the
Ampera is more expensive than its hybrid and all-electric competitors. And
if you think it looks familiar, that's because it's the same car underneath
as the Chevrolet Volt.
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2012 Chevy Volt vs Toyota Camry Hybrid Mashup Review & 0-60 MPH Drive
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Chevrolet Volt and the 2012 Toyota Camry
Hybrid represent two family cars that have a similar yet completely
different way of saving fuel. The Volt is both an electric car and a
plug-in hybrid in that it can run on both electricity (about 40 miles) and
gas. The Camry is a more traditional hybrid in that cannot go a very long
distance on just electricity but it use its electric motor in conjunction
with the gas engine to go further on a gallon of gas. So which is the
better family car? Check out this mashup review to find out.
Vauxhall Ampera review - What Car?
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The Vauxhall Ampera is a brilliant solution to eco-friendly motoring. It's
amazingly efficient, it completely eliminates range anxiety, and it's
comfortable and relaxing to drive.
It's far from cheap to buy, and there's huge uncertainty over its residual
values. The cabin plastics aren't particularly appealing and rear
visibility is rubbish
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