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.
Why are electric cars important? This keynote from James Woolsey, former director of the CIA will help to shed light ...
2014 Ford Fiesta SFE EcoBoost 1.0L MPG Road Test
We put a remarkable new 1.0 liter EcoBoost Ford Fiesta to a three-part MPG Road
Test. Can the tiny three-cylinder turbocharged engine deliver 40 MPG? 50 MPG? 60
It all depends on how, when, and where you drive it ...
The first leg of the road test is a round trip from central NJ to Pottstown
PA, primarily on Interstate Highway 78. The second leg is a run from
Allentown, NJ to Long Beach Island through the Jersey Pinelands on Route
539 to Route 72, over the Causeway. The third leg is a trip up the Jersey
Turnpike into Manhattan, via the Holland Tunnel.
The 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost
is a $995 option. It is only available on the SE model and is only offered
with a five-speed manual transmission.
I'll post a link to my full review in the Autobytel channel once it's ready
Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicle
http://MPGomatic.com gets the lowdown on the Nissan Leaf plug-in electric
car at the 2010 Washington Auto Show from Nissan's Director of Product
Planning and Advanced Technology Strategy, Mark Perry. The Leaf will be the
first affordable mass market highway-capable pure electric vehicle (based
on Lithium battery technology) from a major manufacturer.
2015 VW Golf TDI MPG Highway Road Test
MPGomatic.com takes a new 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI for a highway MPG road
The 2015 Golf TDI uses a brand new 2.0L turbo diesel engine that is rated at 150 horsepower. The official EPA
fuel economy estimates are 30 city / 45 highway MPG. The EPA has been
historically conservative when rating diesel engines. With a wee bit of
skill and restraint, you can leave those numbers in the dust ... =)
This VW Golf TDI is equipped with the six-speed DSG automatic transmission.
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Review : MPGomatic
MPGomatic.com puts a six-speed manual 2013 Hyundai Veloster turbo to a grueling 500+ mile test drive. We
switched things up a bit with this review, and have included a demo of the
Blue Max and Eco-Coach features along with our usual 0-60 MPH and fuel
economy testing. It's in HD, as well. :) Big screen and Big MPGs, woo hoo!
The Hyundai Veloster turbo is equipped
with a turbocharged 16-valve Dual-CVVT
1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine producing 201 horsepower and 195 pound
feet of torque. The intercooled and gasoline direct-injected (GDI) four
banger cranks out more than sixty HP and seventy pound feet of torque over
the naturally-aspirated 2012 Veloster we tested earlier this year.
A six-speed manual transmission is standard in the Veloster turbo, while a six-speed automatic is optional.
2013 Veloster turbo M/T
Ultimtate Package - $2,500
Carpeted Floor Mats - $95
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 215/40ZR18 Summer Tires - $1,200
Inland Freight and Handling - $775
MSRP including options: $26,520
More MPGomatic ...
Mitsubishi iMiEV Electric Car - Motion Commotion Reviews
Motion Commotion takes a first drive of the new Mitsubishi iMiEV that's
coming to the US market in fall 2011. It takes a look at all its features
and compares them against the Nissan Leaf.
Motion Commotion is Sponsored by CarMD.com Corp.
ONE DAY WITH THE MITSUBISHI I-MIEV
I drive this electric vehicle like a normal car, but I can't say it's a
it's faster than the most
conventional cars of this size...
The i-MiEV has got a 16kWh Li-Ion battery with a nominal voltage of 330V, a
usual 230V charge needed about firstname.lastname@example.orgW!
A quick charge up to 80% via CHAdeMO (400VDC@50kW/CAN bus) is trendy , but
I wouldn't recommend it for the battery!
Farewell iMiev | Fully Charged
My last drive in the Mitsubishi iMiev.
LIKE Fully Charged on Facebook @ http://www.fb.me/FullyChargedShow
Fully Charged Podcast on iTunes @ http://bit.ly/fullchargediTunes
Fully Charged is an online show hosted by Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf,
Scrapheap Challenge, Carpool), which looks at why we need to change how we
think about energy consumption now. From looking behind the myths of
renewable energy, to seeking the truth about electric cars, Robert
Llewellyn demonstrates what the future could have in store for us all.
A Day in the Life of an Electric Car
Follow Karmann, a 1974 VW Karmann Ghia which is electric. Overview of car
and video footage of cruising the surface streets and Interstate in a
classic electric car.
Mitsubishi i MiEV electric car review
The Mitsubishi i MiEV is the first mainstream electric car to go on sale in
Europe, with a North American version due during the latter part of 2011.
Long term electric car owner, Michael Boxwell, reviews the car.
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.
How Electric Vehicles Work - the technology underlying an EV
http://carnewscafe.com - Electric vehicles take many forms and have many
different technologies in them, but there are some basic components that
all EVs, whether a hydrogen fuel cell EV, a battery-electric EV, or a
hybrid-electric vehicle, will share. Here is a look at the way these core
technologies are used to make several types of vehicle.