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Licensed Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Electric RC Car 1:14 Scale Ready To Run RTR

Licensed Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Electric RC Car 1:14 Scale Ready To Run RTR

Licensed Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Electric RC Car 1:14 Scale Ready To Run RTR

  • Features: Electric Powered Full Function! (Go Forward and Backward, Turn Left and Right) Officially Licensed by Ferrari!
  • Modeled After the F12 Berlinetta! 1:14 Scale Adjustable Front Wheel Alignment Authentic Car Styling with Injection Molded Body
  • Extremely Detailed Throughout Interior and Exterior Independent Spring Suspension Working Ultra Bright, LED Head Lights High Gloss Paint Job
  • Custom Ferrari Stamped Rims Wrapped in Rastar Rubber Grip Tires! Requires 5 AA Batteries for Car (Not Included) Remote Control requires 9V Battery (Not Included)
  • Length: 13″ Width: 6″ Height: 3.5″

Package Includes:

Licensed Ferrari F12 Electric RC Car

Remote Control

List Price: $ 69.99

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Fiat Goes Electric

At the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, Fiat showed a mysterious concept car called the “Fiat 500 BEV”. Journalists were told this was a working title for the car on display but the BEV suffix stood for Battery Electric Vehicle. There wasn’t much data released at the show so it appears that Fiat simply wanted to make the statement that “they too” were investing in the electric car concept and presumably details would be forthcoming.

Officially named the Fiat 500E, Fiat’s electric car was originally said to be available “in late 2012” but automotive pundits are stating that 2013 is more likely. We asked a sales advisor at our favorite Fiat dealer, Holt FIAT of Fort Worth, and he suggested this was a reasonable assumption.

One thing we do know for sure is that the Fiat 500E will be shown to the general public for the first time at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show (starting Nov. 30, 2012) and quite a few more salient details will be released at that time.

As far as technology details are concerned, we are told that Chrysler is largely the force behind the 500E’s electric running gear. This makes perfect sense as it would seem rather than install an all-electric drivetrain into a small Chrysler car, say a Dodge Dart, the Fiat 500 chassis would seem more natural. First the Fiat 500 presents a small, much lighter form factor and frankly, having an electric Fiat would be good for Fiat public relations. As far as specifications are concerned, Chrysler is saying the juice will be provided by a lithium-ion battery pack and the electric motor would be in the 100hp range.

Pricing has yet to be determined but competitive forces would likely put the 500E in the $30K range as this would be less than the other electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf (retail $36,050), Ford Focus Electric (retail $39,900), and the Chevy Volt (retail $39,145). As previously stated, we should all know quite a bit more about the 500E as soon as the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show opens. In the meantime if you live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, stop by and view the new FIATS a Holt FIAT of Ft Worth.

Who Says Electric Has To Be Dull?

At the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, FIAT showed a mysterious concept car called the “FIAT 500 BEV”. Journalists were told this was a working title for the little car on display and the BEV suffix stood for Battery Electric Vehicle. There wasn’t much data released at the show so it appears that FIAT simply wanted to make the statement that “they too” were investing in the electric car concept. Journalists noted that electric drivetrain part was fantastic but the car’s utilitarian look needed a little help.

Well, fast forward two years and things have changed a little. Now officially named the Fiat 500E, Fiat has jazzed things up a little and the first FIAT 500Es will be shown to the public at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show starting Nov. 30, 2012. Pictured below in striking orange decor, the first 500Es will be available first in California. We visited our Arrigo Palm Beach FIAT dealer and they suggested that later in 2013 that they may be released to other FIAT dealers.

As far as technology details are concerned, we are told that Chrysler technology is behind the 500E’s electric running gear. This makes perfect sense as it would seem a natural to install an all-electric drivetrain into the FIAT 500 rather than a larger car, say a Dodge Dart. Not only does the FIAT 500 present a smaller, much lighter form factor, having an electric FIAT would frankly be good for FIAT US public relations.

Pricing has yet to be determined on the 500E but competitive forces would likely put in the $30K range as this would be less than the other electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf (retail $36,050), Ford Focus Electric (retail $39,900), and the Chevy Volt (retail $39,145). As previously stated, we should all know quite a bit more about the 500E as soon as the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show opens.

C-X75 Electric Super Car by Jaguar

Jaguar has released more information on their all electric super car, known as the C-X75.  Debuted at the Paris Auto Show, the all new slim lined super car promises heart stopping acceleration, to the tune of 0-60 in 3.4 seconds.  So let’s look at how Jaguar achieved supercar performance from an all electric vehicle, a goal trying to be reached by major car manufacturers, like the Lamborghini Electric Super Car and the 700 HP Porsche Hybrid.

[box type=”info”]C-X75 contains a 200 hp motor, no wait, it contains 4 of them![/box]

The C-X75 is powered by four separate motors, each providing the go juice to a single wheel, to the tune of 200 horse power.  So, if my math skills from 2nd grade still hold up, that means the Jaguar electric super car is pumping out a total of 800 hp.  Even more amazing is the total torque of over 1,100 lb ft.

Although the Jaguar C-X75 is considered all electric super goodness, it does have the ability to extend it’s electric only range via the use of 2 gasoline turbines.  The turbines produce enough electricity for the C-X75 to travel over 550 miles.  None of the power to the car ever comes directly from the gasoline turbines, rather the power produced goes to the batteries in the Jag and then to each wheel.  Without the aid of the gas turbines, the C-X75 is only capable of about 68 miles.

With the speeds this super car is capable of, the all electric max distance may take just 20 mins to run out of juice. Ha!  Count me in.

Tesla Electric Motors In Trucks

[ad#Google Adsense]The service industry seems to be the most logical step for using actual electric and hybrid vehicles. After all, these vehicles are road the hardest, put in the longest hours, and at the end of the day can’t be used for carpooling. So, Freightliner has started purchasing the same electric motor used in the Tesla roadster for use in their trucks. It will be used to make big power on a small environmental foot print.

Freigtliner hopes to be the first to enter this type of commercial niche, where cargo vans are powered by a hydraulic hybrid. It has the opportunity to revolutionize the industry, where thousands of vehicles post up thousands of miles. Imagine all the UPS and FedEx trucks on the road, now imagine if they weren’t using gas as fuel. The environmental impact of that alone would make the technology worth it’s weight. In addition, Freightliner claims that going to an EV fleet will save up to $15,000 per year, per vehicle! Although the electric truck will cost more up front, the real savings will be in the fuel and maintenance cost over the 12 months.

The initial electric truck offerings will be capable of handling a 2,500 lb payload. Without battery cell expansion Freightliner claims the EV Truck will be capable of a 100 mile range and require to be plugged into a 220v line for 6-8 hours at night for a full charge. There are future plans for battery expansions, which will allow for further trips without the need to charge up. The future of commercial truck fleets will be changing, perhaps Freighliner will be leading the way.

Freightliner Electric Truck