http://MPGomatic.com takes a ride in a 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car. We check out a bunch of huge solar array installations and look for public charging stations. The solar energy business is booming in New Jersey, but we lag far behind when it comes to electric vehicle charging stations.
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2011 Chevy Volt Review
MPGomatic.com puts a 2011 Chevrolet Volt to a long-distance test drive [
http://www.mpgomatic.com/2011/06/03/2011-chevrolet-volt-review/ ] rolling
up close to 600 miles.
The game-changing Volt is equipped with a 111 kW electric drive motor that
produces 149 horsepower (HP) and 273 foot
pounds of torque. A 1.4-liter inline four cylinder engine and 55 kW
generator motor are used as a range-extender.
With a full charge, the Volt's EPA (city) electric range is 35 miles. When
the battery is depleted, the Voltec system's range-extender kicks in to
MPGomatic produces car reviews videos with a unique focus on gas mileage,
in-cabin technology, and driveability. Yep, we're the folks that shoot
those 0-60 MPH tests.
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2013 Mitsubishi EVO MR 0-60 MPH
MPGomatic.com takes another stab at the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR. We
launch a 2013 Lancer EVO MR with the TC-SST twin-clutch automatic
transmission. Lets call these runs somewhere in the 4.6-4.7 range.
Could it have been faster? Surely.
This was my first two, and *only* two attempts at launching this car. I
can't afford to break anything, y'know? :)
The 2013 Lancer Evolution MR is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter MIVEC inline four-cylinder
engine that produces 291 horsepower engine. I love
shifting gears the old fashioned way, but the Twin Clutch Sportronic Shift
Transmission (TC-SST) shifts faster than any manual trans on the planet.
Mitsubishi's "Super All-Wheel Control" gets the power to the ground.
Launch control to Major Tom. Sub five seconds? No problem. (this time)
Test performed with traction control off, in S-Sport mode.
Why did the revs hang after the first run?
S-Sport mode is designed for the track. I should have upshifted earlier,
but was momentarily distracted by some roadside wild life. Better safe then