Posts tagged as: electric

Ford Focus Electric (2012): Full Review – Part 1

Ford’s new Focus Electric is a blaster, loaded with technology, best economy and value for money. As obvious from the name it is an electric vehicle that runs on an electric motor. There are no hybrid power trains but a 25 kilowatt battery pack that powers up a 143-horsepower electric motor. Drivability is good, above […]

Ford Focus Electric (2012): Full Review – Part 2

However, the Nav works efficiently when the driver needs information on the nearest charging dock or the mileage. In fact, the telematics in the new Focus are quick resourceful in telling the commuter what he needs and what he has done in the name of economic driving. It actually awards marks on good driving. Design […]

Ford Focus Electric (2012): Full Review – Part 3

The electric motor in the front takes the power from a 25 kilowatt lithium ion battery pack at the back of the car and fires 143-horsepower to the front wheels. The result is a satisfying 184 pound-feet of torque. Stepping down on the pedal to hard does not affect the car’s performance. It is programmed […]

Ford Focus Electric (2012): Full Review – Part 4

From economic view point it gives the driver quite a detailed information sheet and report on the daily commutes and driving styles. On paper it gives an economical 75 miles to full charge, according to Environment Protection Agency. In addition, its compared mileage to a gas engine is about 100 mpg equivalent in city and […]

Ford Focus Electric (2012): Full Review – Part 5

There are other technology gismos in the car that are quite substantial for a deal under $40,000. The car takes up the latest audio and video system from the market and the latest iteration of the central computer system, MyFord, in addition to the Sync service. The connectivity is good for a car that big. […]

Ford Focus Electric (2012): Full Review – Part 6

Part of that excellence is due to enhanced audio system that is provided by Sony. The 10-speaker set that also has a sub-woofer and a centre channel reproduces good quality sound, great treble and substantial bass. For a hatchback it is a great sound package, much less for an electric car. The best thing about […]

Ford Focus Electric (2012): Full Review – Part 7

First off, the Nav takes all the time in the world to start, around ten minutes to get the car’s current location. Though all the maps are saved locally in an SD card, the location on the map comes up sometimes when the car is half-way through the distance. This might be because of the […]

Lexus GS 450h (2012): Full Review – Part 1

Lexus released a new hybrid, the sibling of the GS 350, called the GS 450h, and the ‘h’ is probably for hybrid. The car uses speeds to entice the speed enthusiasts and the economy to impress the eco-friendly public. As it always goes for Lexus, luxury is always the first priority. However, the beauty of […]

Lexus GS 450h (2012): Full Review – Part 2

The electric power source is a combination of two electric motors getting the juice from a 30-kilowatt nickel metal hybrid battery set. The electric muscle fires out 180 and 200 horses from the motors, respectively. The electric mechanism is bit of blur but the end result is a totally unique experience from the traditional electric […]

Lexus GS 450h (2012): Full Review – Part 3

The rigid suspension however, has its drawbacks. For one, it does not isolate the driver or the passengers from the road, an aesthetic for which the brand Lexus was infamous for. One more thing about the new GS 450h is the top-end transmission box upfront. Though it is only used in for the gas engine, […]

Lexus GS 450h (2012): Full Review – Part 4

The car has a premium 18-speaker audio set clocked at a massive 835 watts to reproduce the music in sheer quality. The audio system itself has all the necessary connectivity options from Bluetooth to USB. Phonebook is seamlessly synced and the system’s voice command works perfectly, without any jitters and clippings, to give dial numbers […]

Tesla releases Model S, the first four-door electric saloon with the highest mileage recorded – Part 1

Tesla official unleashed the much anticipated sedan version of its electric vehicles, the Model S. The new luxury car incorporates sleek cuts and a reasonable power train to take from point A to B in blistering speeds. The company showed off its new range of sedans in Fremont, California with a bunch of journalists hovering […]


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