The Sinclair C5 was one of the first hybrid electric micro cars. It was called an electric tricycle at the time. This allowed it to be marketed as a vehicle that can be driven on the sidewalks by anyone over the age of 14 without a license or insurance. It is similar to the Wycycle (see video). However, the early Wycyclles did not have pedals for moving. And the Wycycle could be folded up and had a top to cover the person. What may be interesting is to see a kind of C5 Wycycle which embraces the latest technology for achieving strenght, weight reduction, motor power and energy efficiency, along with latest battery technology (such as lithium polymer batteries).
Contributing Editor Csaba Csere takes an in-depth and technical look into the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid and how it fares against segment leaders like the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid on the latest episode of Car and Driver: Tested. Subscribe! bit.ly Read the complete article here: bit.ly CAR: Ford C-Max Energi LOCATION: San Francisco, CA. MAG EDITORS: Csaba Csere Connect To Car and Driver: Twitter: bit.ly Facebook: on.fb.me Hosted by the editors of Car and Driver magazine, this show puts the audience into the action on new-car reviews, comparison tests, auto-show coverage, and more. Our experts drive and test the latest models, attend automotive events around the world, and check out the latest in-vehicle technology like massaging seats and night-vision systems. Viewers will also have the opportunity to write in and extend the conversation. Each week, the Car and Driver YouTube Channel will launch episodes of Car and Driver: Abroad, Car and Driver: Tested, Popular Mechanics Saturday Mechanic and How’d They Do That, and Road & Track Presents.
This is a review on the KXD 50 Mini Dirt Bike . Specs: Engine Size 50cc Engine Spec 2 Stroke Braking Wavey Disc Brakes Tyres Motorcross Tyres Getting Going Pull Start Fuel Unleaded Carburetor High Performance Frame High Stress Steel Clutch Auto Rev ‘n’ Go Max Rider Weight 50KG Top Speed Dependant On Rider Weight Suspension Front Fork And Rear Mono Shock Gross Weight 22KG Seat Height 61cm The KXD bike features: Brand New Frame Design Adjustable Rear Shock Absorber Upside Front Forks Extended Rear Swinging Arm New Design Big Bore Exhaust System 3M Graphics Kit Fully Enclosed Chain Rocker Style Kill Switch Alloy Pull Starter Reinforced Brake Levers Chrome Handlebars Wavy Disc Brakes Aggressive Motocross Tyres Factory Oversized 10 Inch Reinforced Wheels
( www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Infiniti M35 Hybrid and Lexus GS 450h are both luxury hybrids that not only directly compete but also put a premium on luxury and performance. Not only do these two Japanese luxury sedans both have a 3.5L V6 engine and a electric hybrid powertrain, but they also are both also rear wheel drive and they both have over 300 combined horsepower. So the question is a simple one; which of these two premium hybrids is a better buy? To be honest we are actually just as curious to find out which one is faster from 0-60 MPH. Watch out this TFLcar Mashup review to find out.
Inhabitat hit the scene at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan to get a sneak peak at the coolest electric cars and hybrid vehicles coming out in 2012. Watch the video for a sneak peak at the sexy Lexus LF-LC hybrid sports car, the brand new plug-in hybrid electric Ford Fusion Energi, Volkswagen’s green take on the VW Beetle, the new Hybrid Jetta and the Smart For-Us electric pickup truck. Jill Fehrenbacher get’s the lowdown on the coolest features and the inside info on which of these cars will make it to a showroom floor near you. Video by Brit Liggett. Video Rating: 4 / 5
www.autobytel.com The 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid is all new for the current model year. There were significant changes made to the Hybrid Synergy Drive which results in much better fuel economy for the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid compared to the outgoing model. In fact the new Camry Hybrid gets 20% better gas mileage over the 2011 model year. How did Toyota do this? First the 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine received redesigned intake and exhaust manifolds to help the car breathe better. The Hybrid Synergy Drive computer also received some recalibration. Next the engine is now beltless meaning the power accessories like power steering and the air conditioning compressor are all run off electricity which makes the engine more efficient. Finally the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid went on a diet and engineers found a way to remove 200 lbs. from the car. The 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid starts at 900. Power is also up over the last model with the current 2012 Camry Hybrid netting 200 horsepower. Fuel economy ratings are 43 MPG in the city and 39 MPG in the highway. See More Car Videos www.autobytel.com Join Our Facebook Page www.facebook.com
( 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. Video Rating: 4 / 5
This thing BURNS, but I think it’s totally worth the pain. The tea tree oil and alcohol helps kill bacteria, and not only helps get rid of pimples, it prevents them too. Video Rating: 5 / 5
This is the nail in the coffin for marine life! The ocean world is one big food chain. Marine creatures have symbiotic (mutually beneficial) relationships. The bottom of that chain are the filter feeders. The filter feeders (also known as suspension feeders) are animals that feed by straining suspended matter and food particles from water, typically by passing the water over a specialized filtering structure. Some animals that use this method of feeding are corals, clams, krill, sponges, some fish and sharks, and baleen whales. If a sponge becomes heavily covered with sand, it will be unable to feed and therefore die. Some might think the world could live without sponges and the likes, but this is just ONE link in the food chain. When the least of the marine life starts to die, EVERYTHING starts to die. The chain is broken. BP’s continued use of toxic dispersants to “sink” the oil from the surface is MARINE GENOCIDE! The ONLY way the oil can be REMOVED…not just “hidden out of sight”…will be to keep it on the surface. Eventually Mother Earth will break down all the oil on the Gulf of Mexico sea bed…even your grandchildren will not live long enough to witness it. This is an ENVIORNMENTAL DISASTER of the NTH DEGREE. When are people going to catch on to this? Since sponges pass large amounts of water and tend to take in lots of particles, filter feeders are often used as environmental monitors – if something in the water goes bad, often the filter feeders are the first …
Syndicated technology columnist Marc Saltzman chats about the 2012 Chevy Volt electric vehicle. In this video, Marc discusses its pros ad cons and demonstrates a few features while driving across Alaska. Video Rating: 4 / 5
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. Video Rating: 3 / 5
Review: Toyota Prius still the hybrid king
How is it that I’ve driven every kind of “green” and alt-fuel car imaginable, yet hadn’t set foot in Toyota’s latest Prius? In the past year I’ve piloted everything from a right-hand-drive, Japanese-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicle… Read more on Orange County Register
Neil Young Looks in on Early Stages of LincVolt Rebuild [Star Cars]
# starcars Last month we told you Neil Young’s 1959 Lincoln turbine-charged electric hybrid was damaged in a fire it may have started. Determined to rebuild the LincVolt , we saw Young on webcam this week visiting the remains of his charred dream. More » Read more on Jalopnik
Hydrogen generators come in all sizes and shapes and we at LaBellas Auto Repair have been investigating, reviewing and comparing the output of HHO fuel cells of various kinds. Weve found that some of the smaller fuel cells put out more hydrogen gas than some of the fuel cells that are 3 times larger than their smaller counterparts. Our investigation to date has cost over $6000.00 and weve found that some of the more hyped up larger hydrogen fuel cells are a waste of money. Especially ones that use vinegar ( 5% distilled vinegar like used on salads). The rat race for whos has the best HHO fuel cell still rages on with some of the most outrageous claims uncovered. The hydrogen fuel cell in this video used vinegar but hardly put out any HHO gas until we switched it to KOH potassium hydroxide. The smaller twin fuel cell we earlier demonstrated put out much more than this larger fuel cell at comparable amp draw. See this live video. LaBella’s Auto Repair 2641 Delaware Ave Kenner, Louisiana 70062 labellasautorepair.com 504 469 9986
A constant electric current flows for 3.75 hours through two electrolytic cells connected in series.
One contains a solution of AgNO3 and the second a solution of CuCl2. During this time, 2.00 g of silver is deposited in the first cell.
(a) How many grams of copper are deposited in the second cell?
(b) What is the current flowing (in amperes)?
FOR MORE CAR VIDEOS & REVIEWS CHECK OUT: www.kbb.com As global warming concerns and emission standards threaten vehicle production in the United States, General Motors is exhaustively researching alternative-fuel technologies, including Hydrogen Fuel Cells. A fuel cell creates electricity to power an electric motor via an electrochemical reaction, utilizing Hydrogen (created from water through electrolysis). GM has chosen to showcase its Hydrogen Fuel Cell system in its crossover SUV, the Chevrolet Equinox — bucking the anti-SUV trend by creating a vehicle that can carry the entire family and its cargo all while emitting nothing but water from the tailpipe. Currently Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicles are only available through the Project Driveway Program — a user trial designed to collect as much information as possible from drivers and onboard data collectors. GM hopes to use this data to one day incorporate Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology into other vehicles. Check out the video below to learn all about the Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicle with kbb’s Video Production Editor Beth Lear-VanderYacht. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news visit kbb.com today.