New Electric Car Technology

With the future catching up to us quickly, it is likely that we will see the gasoline driven vehicle disappear. Replacing them is a new species of transportation. Electric and hybrid cars are hitting the streets in every neighborhood and town. These new aged electric breed are not only saving money in the tanks, but they are being given all new futuristic designs and tastes. Hopefully in the near future, there will be talks of cars that you can just plug in when you get home and they will be all charged up the next time you’re ready to go.

GM is hard at work at just such a project. The new Chevy Volt should be coming out of the factory with all sorts of top of the line gadgetry. From the new Flex Fuel System to the range extending onboard fuel system. The new Volt should be able to accommodate just about anyone’s needs for it. Whether it is just your grocery getter or your everything car. This car will run purely off the sole power of a lithium battery for at least 40 miles, and has E85 ethanol to recharge it when needed. With one swift motion the car can also run from the gasoline to extend your mileage. That sounds like a sweet ride! Having a battery that recharges itself and gasoline would protect you from many of those moments when you ‘run out of gas’. From what their site ([http://www.chevrolet] dot com/electriccar/) says, the only thing you should have to do is plug it into a 110 volt plug at your home. That’s the same plug you use for your dryer!

Dodge is also catching up the new electric car technology trend. With aggressive and impressive styling, Dodge is throwing out the new ZEO, which stands for Zero Emissions. This car not only looks good but should get an impressive 250 miles a charge, and take the breath out of anyone who sees you driving it.

Even in the United Kingdom they are raving about new electric car technology. From new Lexus’s that do 0-60 in 4.5 seconds to Acura’s that are sleek and designed for the future that is now. Nobody is going to get left behind on this new age venture.

New electric car technology is popping up in conversations everywhere. Talks of the changes in the car market, rises in the stock market, questions about what the oil companies will do and what the public will think. Variants of electric cars are coming out of dealership as we speak. Flex Cars, hybrid cars, solar cars, and more. In designs and trim packages that could never have been expected. They are the next generation in personal transportation.

The Newest Electric Cars in Town

The efforts to save our Planet and go green had bore through the R&D departments of car manufacturers. Many electric and hybrid cars had been released to the world market during the past few years and with the recent Auto Show at Detroit, we’re seeing new greener automobiles from major car manufacturers.

No, it’s not the brightest green car paint jobs but the newest eco-friendly models showcased at the Electric Avenue. GM or General Motors has the Chevy Volt, the electric Chevy car expected to hit showrooms this year. Across the road, Nissan unveiled the Nissan Leaf, an all-electric car. There’s also the Mitsubishi Electric Miev, Volvo C30, BMW electric car and a lot more electrifying rides.

The idea of carrying a huge plug and tons of batteries in your car may be absurd today, but with global warming, recent recession, energy crisis and fluctuations on oil prices, going green seems to be the right option. Electric cars are ideal for city drives. For road trips, as long as you don’t mind having frequent stop-overs for recharging, you’ll survive fine with these green cars. Current electric car models boast an average of 80-100 miles per charge.

Why go electric? Current Electric cars boast zero or less emissions, something we can proudly give to Mother Nature. These types of cars are also less expensive than hybrids or gas-powered cars. Plus, the technology is picking up fast. Batteries will likely be less-expensive in the future. Besides that, current electric cars have really stunning, futuristic designs. Driving them are sure head-turners, of course, as long as you don’t run out of power in the middle of the road.

Exciting New Hybrid Arrives at Chevy Dealers

Arriving at you new Chevy Dealer in November 2010 as a 2011 model year, the new Chevy Volt debuts in selected markets across the United States. Propelled by General Motor’s new VOLTEC (previously E-flex) electric automobile platform, the drivetrain in this model differs significantly from GM’s previous attempts. The new Chevy Volt is capable of traveling 25-50 miles (40-80km) solely powered by the electrical energy stored in the onboard battery pack. The 16kWh (10.4kWh usable) Lithium ion battery pack can be fully charged by plugging the car into a 120-240 VAC residential electrical outlet using the provided SAEJ1772 compliant connection. There is not an external charging station on the 2011 Chevy Volt.

On a full charge given normal driving conditions, the Volt has an expected range of 40 miles running solely on electric power. Though this may seem short at first, it is greater than the daily commute for 75% of America’s workforce. After the battery is depleted, a four-cylinder gas engine (premium only) and 55kW generator are utilized to provide electricity and extend the Volt’s range another 310 miles (499km). The power generated is controlled by the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) if the vehicle. This unit distributed the electricity primarily sent to the electric motor, with the excess serving to charge the batteries. When traveling at speeds in excess of 30 mph (48km/h); if the battery is depleted, the internal combustion engine will engage (via the clutch)to assist the traction motor and drive output to improve performance and boost high-speed efficiency up to 15%.

GM is introducing the Volt with a retail price of $41,000 (destination charges included) before any factory incentives, tax deductions, or other subsidies. The Chevy Volt is currently eligible for a $7500 US federal Tax credit and some local benefits. Chevy also offers the Volt through a lease program with a monthly payment of $350 for 36 months with $2500 due at signing. Chevrolet is initially targeting seven regions, and will release the Volt in California, Washington, D.C., Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Austin Texas in November 2010. The Volt will be available throughout the United States and Canada in the following months.

While there are many myths regarding the use of all-electric hybrids, some of them are no longer an issue. The first such myth is that the additional drain would over-tax an already heavily burdened powered grid (especially in places already troubled by blackouts). This is simply not an issue because these vehicles are focused on commuters, and will be charged at night when there is much less demand on the grid. Another concern is the power bill, which many consumers fear will skyrocket. Consensus estimates show that under normal circumstances you would spend approximately $27/month on electricity versus a $97/month savings on gas. While it is true that electricity costs will rise, they are unlikely to outpace the escalating prices of fossil fuels. Emissions are another concern, particularly for areas where coal is the primary source of power. Studies prove that even in predominantly coal burning regions, and electric car releases 35-60% less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than a conventional vehicle. Given all this, and an estimated fuel cost of $2370 for 60,000 miles, we can all expect to see a lot more of the Chevy Volt in the near future.

The Muscle Cars are Back

Well guys after reviewing the good points of the camaro just a bit more, I think I really understand what’s going on here, I don’t really think the camaro needs that much work, some of the pictures just don’t do it a lot of justice, Chevy has put a lot of hard work in to this car and they deserve kudos, and yes they will get those kudos from me.

I’d said in a earlier post here that the camaro had a lot of work to do to catch up to the new Dodge challenger, and now I withdraw that comment, the camaro is nothing less then the best, and really the challenger has nothing over it, and this is by no means bagging on the challenger, it’s a tough car, and Dodge deserves a lot of respect for building it.

I do believe this is shaping up to be a good muscle car battle, the camaro vs. mustang vs. the Dodge challenger, and it’s hard for me to pick a winner, I know if it boils down to a road race, the camaro and the challenger stand a better chance then the mustang to win, but if this battle comes down to 1/4 mile performance, each of these cars will be very competitive right to the end.

It will boil down to how good the drivers handle the cars and how good the tuners tune them, it will be a close call on that one, being the biggest Chevaholic on the planet, it’s hard for me to not be biased, but these cars are very close in the performance areas, none of them have anything to be ashamed of, they are all mean cars that deserve a lot of respect in the end.

This is just shaping up to be a good battle, and if you’ve seen the specs on these cars then you can’t deny that, the big boys are playing with the big toys again, the big three motor companies are really pouring it on in a good way, and it’s about time.

I think this is going to help remind us gear heads of the old days, when the big three motor companies were in heavy competition for the top honors in the muscle car wars, but now they have a new weapon to fight with, and it’s called technology, the computers and electronics are doing amazing things for the new muscle cars, they make power easier then they used to by far.

In the old days, we’d spend a whole weekend changing carburetors and camshafts and heads just to gain 45 or 50 hp, now that can be done with a chip, and if you get a kit that has a camshaft matched to the chip, the possibilities are endless, and it takes a lot less time and effort these days to do the mods then it did back then, this is why I say it’s shaping up to be a good battle.

As you can imagine I’m a very excited man, I’m going nuts waiting for these new cars to hit the showrooms, I love the muscle cars and this just makes me all giddy just like a little school girl waiting to go on her first date, the anticipation is killing me, so if I should keel over dead before this all happens, then someone please do take over where I left off.

Cruising the New Or Used Car

You need a new car, you have driven the old one until the repairs cost more than a car payment. The last year we had our van we put about $3,000 into it and sold it for $1,000 at the end of the year, not a wise investment. Which is the best choice, new or used? I did a little Google research and the jury has decided that used cars save thousands as compared to new. One article I did read stated that with special financing and incentives some new cars could run you about the same as used. That used cars are a pretty safe bet. But there are advantages to new also.

Car dealerships in Lansing, MI have new cars have unlimited options with a wide choice of color, style, seat fabrics, model, body, and customized options that would be difficult to find in a used car. There is also that ‘new car’ feeling, straight off the assembly line, just yours that is hard to beat. The biggest disadvantages of a new car is depreciation. Drive it off the lot and you just lost 30 per cent. That is a big hit! If you plan on keeping a car for a long time that depreciation slows down over time. New car warranties are also a positive thing to have.

Advantages of buying a used are pretty obvious, cheaper to buy is always number one. Cheaper to own as it has already taken the depreciation hit, insurance and licensing are often cheaper on a used car. When buying a new car the options are so hard to resist that owners often add moon roofs, tints, seat covers all which add little to resale. The disadvantage is that there is a risk of buying someone else’s problem car. Always take it to a trusted mechanic. Car dealers in Lansing, whether you are buying a new or used car, can help you navigate the best deal for you.

Keep That Chevy Running With a Replacement Engine

At a time where the economy is in a downturn and it’s too costly to purchase a new car, there is one car brand that it’s most cost effective to repair and keep. Consumers who are looking to purchase used Chevy motors will save time and money looking online. There are a number of outlets that specialize in remanufacturing engines. Instead of wasting time looking through newspapers and phonebooks with few choices, an in depth online search will allow you to find the places that have used Chevy motors in a more efficient manner. Begin searching with your zip code.

The most immediate benefit when you get all of the locations that sell used Chevy motors in your area on your screen is being able to click on the websites and get questions answered. There are staffers at these locations that you can chat with online and discuss your budget and need to keep your car repair costs at very affordable prices. If you were sitting around and trying to call car outlets that sell used Chevy motors, you might be put on hold for an extremely long period of time; an online advisor tends to you immediately with solutions.

Reputable car outlets that sell used Chevy motors have a wide selection for you to choose from with prices listed. In many cases there are online discounts available to use to lower your costs. One of the key selling points when you are doing frugal living in regards to your car is that motor replacements saves you time and money along with improving the value of your car. You also pay in most cases only ten percent of the cost of a new car. Also the most respected car outlets sell low mileage used Chevy motors reducing car costs further.

On the websites of car outlets that sell used Chevy motors they list in detail what they carry regardless of the type of car you have. To ensure you are purchasing quality motors at a very affordable price, they test for durability, fuel efficiency and power with top technological precision. After the tests are completed the results are compiled and listed in a booklet available for the consumer before purchasing the motor. If you need further reassurance you are getting what you are paying for, check the car outlet standing with the Better Business Bureau and your state board certifications.

The highest rated car outlets that sell used Chevy motors will tow your car to their place for free and install your motor. You can fill out an online application and your personal information will be protected on a secure website. Your purchase will come with an extended warranty that is competitively priced. You’ll be able to purchase with a major credit card, check or apply for a low finance loan and make monthly repayments. If you choose to have your motor shipped, your order will ship out within the same day and you can track it via your email.

Express Your Royalty With the New Chevy Cavalier Car

Ever since its foundation in the year 1911, Chevrolet, a car manufacturer company, founded by none other than the General Motor founder William C. Durrant, has launched highly efficient and smart cars. The latest to join this race is the new model of the Chevy Cavalier Car.

The first model of this car was launched in 1980’s and the latest model was introduced in 2005. Read further to know more about the performance and specifications of the latest model available in the market.

New Chevy Cavalier Models

After a series of researches and observations, Chevrolet brought out the recent 2005 Cavalier models. Apart from featuring the standard features, this new series offers an AM/FM stereo and an enhanced air conditioning. Also known as, the second generation of the Cavalier, the 2005 models replaced the 2.2 liter version with a 2.4 liter version and 120-horsepower four-cylinder with a highly efficient 150 horsepower four-cylinder.

Chevy Cavalier 2005 Models

As mentioned earlier, 2005 model is the latest model of this Cavalier series. This model is available in two different body configurations, namely, Coupe and Sedan. In Coupe series, you get to choose from four great styles, including Special Value, Base, LS and LS Sport. All these four Coupe 2005 models of this car are priced at $ 5,748, $ 7,601, $ 8,455 and $ 9,173 respectively. On the other hand, the Sedan series comprises of three models, including Base, LS and LS Sport, priced at $ 7,449, $ 8,271 and $ 8,969 respectively.

Features of 2005 Coupe Models

All the 2005 Cavalier Coupe models incorporate various amazing features and the best of the lot include its 5-Speed transmission, superb sound system, Ecotec engine and to add on all this is its cool sporty look. That’s not all; the 2005 Cavalier Couple models are also fuel-efficient.

Features of 2005 Sedan Models

Features like a 5-Speed transmission, superb sound system are common to the Sedan series of this car. All the Sedan Models of Cavalier are high in performance, comfort, reliability, interior design, exterior design and fuel economy. Moreover, they are fun-to-drive and require low maintenance.

Low price, low maintenance, high performance, high fuel efficiency and latest features, what else do you want in a car? All these and lots more come at your doorstep in the form of a smart car called Chevy Cavalier. Believe it or not, buying any model of this car is worth every penny you spend to make it yours.