BMW will offer its largest car, the 7 Series sedan, with a 4 turbo diesel engine starting in June. The car is more powerful but uses less fuel than the current car.
Browsing the "torque" Tag
This latest Nissan LEAF commercial finally taps into the deep well of instant torque in electric vehicles to try and sell some cars.
Designed to be a high performance full-fledged racer that costs no more to own and campaign than similar piston engine cars, the EVSR can stand toe-to-toe.
The SIM-HAL electric car may share a name with 2001’s AI bad guy, but the only thing villainous about SIM-Drive’s latest EV is the insane torque it makes.
Winter is coming, as the popular meme goes, and if last year’s mega snowstorms are any indication, then there’s a whole lot of frozen precipitation heading our way. Not even the beefiest 4×4 can handle these brutal winters, but a mechanized, all-electric armchair with tank-like treads and 295 ft-lbs of torque? Now we’re talking. The […]
If you love power, torque, and diesel engines, then you’re going to love watching this European drift wagon burning rubber and getting sideways
Silex Power, a Chinese automaker, claims that an electric car they designed called the Chreos EV, achieves several jaw-dropping feats, including a driving range of over 600 miles, a charge time of ten minutes, and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 3 seconds. Everybody else can go home now; Silex Power has won the electric car.
Ethanol has lost a lot of support in the past few years for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest knocks against corn-derived ethanol is the reduced horsepower and fuel economy, causing some to be wary of an alternative fuel promises. But a new study shows that algae-based biodiesel has nearly the same horsepower and torque output as petrol and soybean diesel.
By the time you finish this sentence, you’ll have figured out that there is more than one sentence to my review of the 2012 Kia Rio hatchback. But I wanted to try and do something different, and I think I can boil down the five major aspects of every car review to just a single summary sentence. So lets get down to it, shall we?
In the midst of a long weekend for many of our U.S. readers, I have one more reason for you to love electric cars. That reason is torque.
Volkswagen wants to be the #1 Automaker in the world, but to do that they’re going to have to sell a lot of cars. To be honest, there aren’t many cars in their lineup that catch my eye…but the new, more masculine Beetle has me seriously reconsidering how I look at Volkswagen. Now with the […]
There are huge differences in the way a standard automobile operates versus an electric vehicle. EV’s have a wide range of options when it comes to turning the wheels, including in-wheel electric motors. Protean Electric claims their in-wheel motor plug-in hybrid system improved the fuel efficiency of a diesel van by 300%.
What’s as fast as a Tesla Roadster, has more range than a Nissan Life, and costs about as much as a Chevy Volt? The answer is the Sora by Lito Green Motion, an electric motorcycle that’s just badass. Lito Green Motion, based out of Barthélémy Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, built this bullet of a bike to […]
The proverbial cat is out of the bag, as Autoblog reports it heard straight from the mouth of Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne that by 2013, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee will get the European 3.0 liter turbodiesel V6. The European Grand Cherokee is already slated to get this oil-burning powerplant, what with its 241 horsepower, […]
I love going fast, though thus far my need for speed has only been fulfilled by gas-powered engines. I see electric cars as being able to offer so much more in terms of performance though, thanks to their unbeatable low-end torque. This is why the Tesla Roadster has been a success and is easily recognizable […]
The big boys are really stepping up to the plate these days. With every automaker promising some sort of hybrid or electric car, it is only natural that the luxury brands get in on this action too. And since electric vehicles tend to cost more than comparable petrol cars, why not market them to the […]
I have heard that “art” is only art when it exists for no other purpose than itself. Whatever that means. Similarly, there are cars, like the Bugatti Veyron, that exist for no other reason than they can exist. I mean really, who needs to spend $1.6 million on a 1,000 horsepower car? You could easily […]
The Honda CR-Z is, to me at least, a bit of a confusing car. Honda absolutely nailed the sporty hatchback look, and this car can certainly pass for a contemporary cousin of the now-classic CRX. But while it looks sporty, and it even has a six-speed transmission, the engine output is, well… about the same […]
The 2011 Ford Mustang is without a doubt my favorite petrol-powered car out right now. At least among those I can afford… I mean, who wouldn’t want a Bugatti Veyron if they could afford it? It has gotten more powerful, and more fuel efficient, and as many media outlets are reporting, it can also handle […]
[social_buttons] Getting the racing world to take electric cars seriously will go a long way towards acceptance by the general public as a whole. And electric cars have a lot going for them in that regard. Few moving parts, lots of torque, and all of that power is available at 0 RPM’s. A British company called Westfield […]