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 ...
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.
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 ...
2014 Mazda6 Skyactiv Undercar Aerodynamics
The 2014 Mazda6 Skyactiv has a remarkably low coefficient of drag (0.26).
While it's easy to admire the gorgeous bodywork, most folks don't have the
opportunity to see the magic underneath the car. The aero engineers have
done extensive work to ensure that air flows smoothly under the chassis.
The Mazda6 Skyactiv proves that aero needn't mean low nor ugly.
The three section front tire spats are rather unique, as are the angled
rear spats. There's a smooth horizontal panel behind the rear wheel and
check out that the pancake muffler ...
Many thanks to MazdaUSA and Harlingen Garage for allowing us to shoot the
Mazda6 Sky up on the lift!
The soundtrack for this video, "Bring it Down," was licensed from Epidemic
Gas Mileage Calculator Tutorial
The MPGomatic.com Gas Mileage Calculator makes it easy to compare the fuel
costs for two vehicles. This will show you how much you can save each year,
month, or week by switching to a more fuel efficient car ... or visa versa
This quick tutorial demonstrates how to use the calculator.
Does it make sense to jump into a diesel, hybrid, or conventional
gas-sipper? Plug in your OWN numbers into the calculator and you'll see in
an instant ... :)
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!
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.
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.
Kaylor Motor Install.mov
Kaylor Motor Adaptor Electric Car Kit. This is installed in a 69 VW Ghia.
We are testing a modern controller to power the old Starter/Generator
motors for these Kits. These conversion kits were specifically built for
the old VW platform. They work great but work best on the old fiberglass
Mitsubishi i MiEV electric car
Mitsubishi i MiEV electric powered by lithium-ion batteries with 100 miles
(160km) range and top speed of 80 mph (120km).
This car will be available in UK/Japan mid-2009 and Australia/NZ late-2009
(all Right Hand Drive countries)
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 $2.00 per 100kms with MUCH more performance than with petrol at
$20.00 per 100kms