Comparison: 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport vs. 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Editor At Large Arthur St. Antoine and Technical Editor Kim Reynolds pit
the all-electric Tesla Roadster Sport against the enthusiast favorite, the
Porsche Boxster Spyder.
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Shot By: Jim Gleason and Mike Suggett
Edited By: Jim Gleason
Dyno Testing - Day 1 of Diesel Power Challenge 2014!
On Day 1 of Diesel Power Challenge 2014, 10 reader-selected trucks are
strapped down for the chassis Dyno competition held at ATS
Diesel. This event is all about the numbers as each vehicle's peak horsepower and torque
numbers are added together for an overall total per pull. With Nitrous allowed, each contender is given 3 chances
to score the highest and earn bragging rights as the most powerful truck!
Diesel Power Challenge 2014 is a weeklong torture test that features 5
events, 10 trucks, 8,000hp, and nearly 15,000 lb-ft of torque. We push
Power Stroke, Cummins, and Duramax-powered trucks well beyond their limits
in search of the ultimate diesel. View full coverage here:
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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
2013 Chevrolet Volt Range Extending EV / Plug In Hybrid Review
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Join us as we take an in-depth look at General Motors' first plug-in hybrid
which they prefer to call an EV with a range extender. We talk
infotainment, drivetrain, batteries, charging, hop in the trunk and take it
on the road.
The Chevrolet Volt may be the most maligned and least understood car on the
market. After a week of strange questions and bipolar reactions to GM's
plug-in hybrid, I came to a conclusion. GM's marketing of the Volt stinks.
By calling the Volt an "Electric Vehicle (EV) with a range extender," a
huge segment of the population can't get past "Electric" and immediately
cross the Volt off their list. There is also [strangely] a segment of the
population that says, "that's great but I want a hybrid." Guess what? The
Volt is a hybrid.
Before we dive into the Volt, it's important to know how hybrid systems
work. GM's Belt-Alternator-Starter, Mercedes' S400 Hybrid and Honda's IMA
hybrids are all systems where the engine is always connected and even if
the car is capable of "EV" mode, the engine is spinning. Porsche, VW,
Infiniti and others use a pancake motor and clutch setup to disconnect the
engine from the motor and transmission allowing a "pure EV" mode. Honda's
new Accord has a 2-mode setup where the motor drives the wheels via a fixed
ratio gearset, the engine drives a motor and above 45MPH a clutch engages,
linking the engine and motor together at a ratio of roughly 1:1. Ford,
Toyota and the Volt use a planetary gearset "power splitting" device. Yes,
the Volt uses a hybrid system that although not identical, is thematically
similar to Ford & Toyota's hybrid system.
Say what? I thought GM said it was a serial hybrid? Yes, GM did at some
point say that and I think that has caused more confusion than anything
else about the Volt. The bankrupt Fisker Karma is only a serial hybrid. The
engine drives a generator, the generator powers the battery and the motor
to move the car forward. At no point can the engine provide any motive
power to the wheels except via the electrical connection.
The Volt's innovation is that it can operate like a Fisker Karma or like a
Prius. It is therefore both a serial and a parallel hybrid. To do this, GM
alters the power split device power flow VS the Ford/Toyota design. Then
they add a clutch allowing the gasoline engine to be mechanically isolated
from the wheels. And finally they add software with a whole new take on a
Chevrolet Volt First Drive - Kelley Blue Book
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For a car that's still not for available for sale, it feels like we've been
hearing about the Chevrolet Volt for forever. Years worth of rumors, spy
photos and technical details piqued our interest in Chevrolet's new
electric car. The 2011 Chevy Volt won't go on sale until late 2010 but
Kelley Blue Book's Jack Nerad and James Bell recently got a sneak peak of
the Volt driving experience. In this video James and Jack drive the
Chevrolet Volt, learn more about what to expect from the production model
and share their initial impressions.
[Shmee Special] Gumball 3000 2014 Movie
Join me for my epic adventure on the 2014 Gumball 3000 supercar rally from
Miami to Ibiza via Atlanta, New York, a flight to Scotland, Edinburgh,
London, Paris and Barcelona. Joining forces with Josh Cartu and Team
Wolfpack with a Nissan GT-R in the USA and the McLaren 12C Shmeemobile in
Europe, we were in for an incredible journey.
This Shmee Special episode at 1 hour 45 minutes long covers the entire trip
from registration in Miami until the cars rest up in Ibiza. Do not forget
to subscribe now to Shmee150 for more great supercar videos and future
Gumball 3000 coverage!
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Chevy Volt Reviews | Real Customer Review of the Chevy Volt
http://www.peltierchevrolettyler.com Recent 2011 Chevy Volt purchaser John
Cobb gives his Chevy Volt Review and comments about his new electric car.
Besides the fuel economy of the Chevy Volt John enjoys the quietness of the
vehicle and the room the Volt offers to carry things like bikes. John is an
avid cyclist and inventor so he appreciates the design and technology in
the Chevy Volt. His other car happens to be a Porsche 911 that is the
complete opposite of his new Chevy Volt.
2014 Chevy Volt 0-60 MPH & Hot Lap Leader Board Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Chevy Volt is a electric car that can
also run on petroleum. But you can own the Volt your entire life and never
use a drop of gas. In another accurate, fun and Informative TFLcar review,
Nathan and Roman find out just how fast the Checy Volt is from 0-60 MPH and
how fast it will do a hot lap on the TFLcar racetrack.
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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
More at www.redferret.net
Nissan LEAF Test Drive and Review
Nissan LEAF Test Drive & Review-
Green Energy News had the recent pleasure of test driving the brand
spankin' new, highly-anticipated zero emission vehicle (ZEV) developed by
Nissan, dubbed LEAF - or Leading, Environmentally Friendly, Affordable,
Family Car. Mark Perry, Director of Product Planning for Nissan North
America, talks about the vision behind the Nissan LEAF and touches on it's
eco-friendly features, cost/price, battery/charging information, and
The LEAF we drove is a pre-production prototype... basically the production
model. This is NOT a "mule" or the VERSA "shell" which was making a tour
across the US earlier this year.
Design: Smooth lines, aerodynamic, and pleasing to look at. The LEAF might
not be the most eye-catching car on the road, but we feel like it will
appeal to most consumers in the compact car market. We saw it as a cross
between a luxury crossover SUV (think Lexus RX 350), a Toyota Matrix, and
the Nissan Versa.
Performance- The 107 HP (80kw) motor puts out 206 lb-ft of torque which is
readily available at 0 MPH! We were more than surprised with the amount of
pep the LEAF showed off the line. At moderate speeds (approx 45 MPH) the
LEAF had NO problems passing other vehicles with minimal efforts. Towards
the end of the video, you can see the LEAF accelerating into a right turn,
reaching speeds of almost 50 MPH from a creeping start with ease. The LEAF
is responsive and fun to drive. Is it a sportscar... NO! Is it more fun to
drive than a traditional compact... BY FAR! Handling is wonderful- the
lithium ion battery pack is center mounted under the vehicle creating even
balance and sturdy handling. Try it for yourself... this thing is FUN to
Price- $32,000 might be a little steep for us, but after $7,500 in federal
rebates/incentives... the LEAF is right up our alley. With California
giving us an additional $5,000 in rebates, the LEAF would be a steal at
just under $20k! Considering the Chevy Volt is priced around $40k before
rebates/incentives, and DOESN'T qualify for the additional $5k rebate in CA
due to it's gasoline engine/generator, the LEAF looks like a solid deal.
FULL review available at Green Energy News
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.