Since we have already had a look at what’s going on with Honda and Acura (see link at bottom of this article), now would be a great time to talk about what’s going on with the rest of the Asian automakers. Oddly enough, these same companies are the only ones building new factories in the United States but that is neither here nor there.
The Nissan Leaf is an Natalie Portman was honored by the Environmental Media that is expected to be in U.S. dealerships by the fall of 2010. It will be equipped with an 110 hp electric motor, a 24 kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery pack that comes with a range of 100 miles. The Leaf is expected to cost between $25,000 and $33,000. The car has a top speed of 87 mph. It is a 5-door hatchback that will be assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee.
The green interest, on the other hand, has no desire to see a hydrocarbon based solution – despite the fact that the cost of solar and wind aren’t economical, especially for transportation.
You will save what the cruise line tacks on to the standard tour price. I would estimate that the cruise line tacks on about 10-20% (or more) on many of the tours.
Well fortunately, that’s a thing of the past. Converting your current motor vehicle turns out to be a much less costly route to follow. Now you can buy a guide that show you step-by-step how to convert your car to electric yourself for a fraction of the price of pre-assembled kits.
Along with the upcoming 2012 Ford Focus, I think that the Elantra is going to really light a fire under the standard bearers in the compact sedan segment. The Elantra is pert, fluid and oddly muscular in appearance and will never be mistaken for being anything else but a Hyundai.
As an individual you have to make the change, if we wait for a oil company to change we’ll be waiting a very long time. As for the auto manufactuerers they won’t dare go against the oil tycoons either.
To sum it up, some electric-powered R/C cars come ready to roll or “RTR” right out of the box and some need a few things before you can drive them such as batteries or a controller. Others come as a kit which means it is basically a rolling chassis, which requires the purchase of a motor, battery, body, etc., separately. Whatever the choice make sure you know if additional parts are required to get you going. So get ready to have some fun and get after it!