Archive for November, 2012

All-Electric BMW i3 Concept Coupe Unveiled

  The world premiere of the BMW i3 Concept Coupe sees the BMW Group unveil a particularly nimble and emotive version of its concept for sustainable premium-class motoring with zero local emissions. The study presented at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show has been brought out in parallel to the ongoing development process for getting the first ever all-electric model from the BMW i brand ready for series production, and demonstrates the potential for conceivably extending the model range. The state-of-the-art, clean-cut and open design showcased by the BMW i3 Concept Coupe represents a pioneering form of urban mobility that makes sustainability awareness an intrinsic part of the premium profile. Beyond this, the three-door model employs the design idiom that has been created especially for the BMW i cars to convey an undeniable sense of dynamism and driving pleasure. The carbon-fibre body’s visual impact …

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Electric cars driving range must increase

  In order for electric cars to be successful their driving range must be increased and their sticker prices have to come down. Full electric cars that have no gasoline engine backup to kick-in once the battery power has been depleted have a major drawback that is straining sales; driving range. Of the handful of pure electric cars most have a range of under 150 kms. Which is fine for those who only use their cars for grocery getting. However for the times when even those people need to travel further a pure electric car is not practical. Currently the Nissan Leaf has a range of 120 kms, the electric Honda Fit has a range of 135 kms, the electric Ford Focus has a range of 120 kms, the Mitsubishi MiEV has a range of 100 kms. Automakers are having a difficult time figuring a …

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2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster Unveiled

  Lamborghini has just unveiled its all-new 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster. While the coupe is a gorgeous supercar, the convertible is a knockout. It should be noted the previous Murcielago Roadster was super complicated fasten the roof which was similar pitching a tent. The Aventador Roadster has two carbon fiber roof panels that simply snap on or off. When the roof is off the two panels store conveniently in the forward cargo area. Since they are made of carbon fiber they are extremely strong and light, weighing less than 10 lbs each. The mechanicals are all the same as the coupe. Both versions are powered by the same 6.5 litre V12 with 700 horsepower. The Roadster is also capable of a top speed of 217 mph with a 0-60 time of 3 seconds. No doubt the roadster has advantages over the coupe …

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Flood damaged vehicles to hit the used car market

  Flood damaged vehicles could begin hitting the used car market in the next few months. Since Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. East Coast, thousands of auto insurance claims have been reported. Most of which being varying degrees of flood damage. Going forward, car purchasers have to be vigilant and stay away from these lemons. They may be offered for sale at an attractive price without disclosing their flood damage history. While water damage is bad enough, these vehicles have been exposed to salt water which is very bad for both electrical systems and air bags. Auto buyers have to avoid these vehicles at all costs. Canadian car shoppers are not immune to these vehicles. Thousands of used vehicles are imported from the United States every year. As a result, many of these flood damaged vehicles may find their way into Canada. …

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