http://www.johnchow.com The Tesla Model S is the only premium sedan engineered from the ground up as an electric car. It can seat five adults and two children. Model S will be offered with three battery pack options: 160-,230-, or 300-mile range. Tesla will begin delivering the Model S starting in mid-2012.
The base US Model S with a 160 mile battery pack has an anticipated base price of $49,900 (after the $7500 federal rebate).
Read the full review: http://www.johnchow.com/a-closer-look-at-the-tesla-model-s/
Tesla Roadster Test Drive
One beautiful December day we went for a test drive on the much talked
about, super fast electric sports car, the Tesla Roadster. We also
interviewed Tesla in their showroom and assembly area.
It was an amazing experience and I hope that car companies will make
electric cars the standard fleet coming out of their factories.
Tesla Roadster Sport VS Porsche 911 turbo (Motorsport)
Rencontre improvisée entre la Tesla Roadster Sport et la Porsche 911 turbo sur le circuit de Lurcy Lévis.
La sportive électrique américaine met une véritable correction à la
Tesla Roadster Sport
Puissance : 292 ch
Couple : 40,0 mkg
Poids : 1 235 kg
Porsche 911 turbo
Puissance : 480 ch
Couple : 63,2 mkg
Poids : 1 585 kg
Essai réalisé sur piste mouillée dans le cadre du Supertest de la Tesla
à paraître dans le numéro 38 du magazine Motorsport.
2012 Mercedes Benz M-Class Crash Test
The front end structure, with its high energy-absorption potential, is
essentially made up of the firewall and two lines of longitudinal members,
anchored at the A-pillars. Two vertical members link the longitudinal
members, which further increase deformation resistance. The necessary
rigidity and strength of the floor assembly is provided by a robust
structure made up of a separate center tunnel plus separate longitudinal
members along each side, attached to the side wall. These are supported by
cross members anchored to the floor as well as by a connecting member to
the B-pillar as support for the front structure. The extremely robust side
wall assembly comprises, quite apart from the longitudinal members
described above and the side roof frame, A-pillars in a dual-casing design,
internally reinforced with high strength steel. In a side collision, the
cross member beneath the cowl, the cross member between the longitudinal
members underneath the pedal floor, the high-strength-steel cross member
beneath the driver's seat and the magnesium-alloy cross member underneath
the instrument panel, as well as the front roof frame, ensure the highest
possible stability of the occupant cell. The positioning of the fuel tank
in front of the rear axle and of the filler neck over the rear axle
increases the available deformation distance, maximizing the level of
energy absorption in the event of a rear-end collision. This is achieved,
above all, through the boxshaped design of the rear longitudinal members.
The Car Crash: Truck Collides with a Mercedes Benz in a Tunnel
Both truck and a Mercedes go for the middle lane. No one thinks the other
is doing the same. Suddenly truck crashes into the Benz making it drag in
front of of the truck.
Driver of the Mercedes is the luckiest driver in Australia. No doubt
satisfied with his choice of car.
Visit http://www.TheCarCrash.com for more videos!
Road Test: Tesla Roadster 2.5 S
TheChargingPoint.com reviews the Tesla Roadster S, the electric supercar
that's made even the staunchest of petrolheads sit up and take notice.
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WORLDS FASTEST street legal ELECTRIC CAR
Learn about EV technology: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/
Worlds fastest street legal ELECTRIC CAR 1972 Datsun 1200 Whtie Zombie.
This car is based in Oregon... there are something like 18 hydro electric
power plants in that state! Hydro generation accounts for 58% of all
electricity in Oregon (Over 70% in Washington) and coal accounts for less
Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank gets used
to move your car down the road or run useful accessories, such as air
conditioning. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and driveline
inefficiencies and idling. Therefore, the potential to improve fuel
efficiency with advanced technologies is enormous. With an Electric Car it
costs just $1.00 per 100kms with MUCH more performance than with petrol at
$20.00 per 100kms.
EVs use between 1/6th and 1/10th the energy of a comparable ICE powered
Datsun 1200 EV Specs:
- Motor - Hi Torque Electric 'Siamese 8' Series Wound DC Dual Armature 8
- Controller - Zilla Z2K EHV 2000 Amp
- Battery - 60x 16 Ah Hawker Enersys 'Genesis' Lead-Acid 360 Volts
- Final Drive ratio - 4.11 : 1
- Weight - 2,450 Pounds (1,113 Kilograms)