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2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive

Everyone is wondering who the mastermind is behind this powerful and insane new Benz. Electric cars have become seemingly more common, but no one expected to see Mercedes-Benz come out with the SLS AMG Electric Drive. This bad boy is designed to cause trouble with its 739 lb-ft of torque and 740-horsepower! With its strong and sheer acceleration this Mercedes-Benz will blow your mind. And not to mention the massive adrenaline rush you will get from going a top speed of 155 mph with the complete silence of an electric motor!

If driven sanely, this supercar guarantees a 120-mile range that is fully recharged in just three hours! If you aren’t impressed yet, wait until you hear this. Mercedes was able to gut the engine and transmission of their original SLS AMG and in its place substitute four electric motors each dedicated to its own wheel. In its own unique way, this Electric Drive’s motors are installed in the car to reduce excess weight. Like the regular SLS, the dynamic Electric Drive does adjust between three different drive settings: comfort, sport and sport plus to meet your own driving preference.

However, I must warn you that this electrifying sports car has a supernatural feel considering its absence of sound and phantom approach. But if you don’t have the spooks yet, the price tag will surely thrill you. This Benz is easily the one of the most expensive electric vehicles going for $570,000, but if your bank account is sturdy enough for this sexy new ride it’s definitely unlike any other vehicle you will ever buy!

To find out what other secrets the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive is hiding visit for the nearest Mercedes-Benz location.

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2013 Honda Fit – Navigate the Urban Maze in style.

2013 Honda Fit EV

2013 Honda Fit EV

This 2013 Honda Fit is no exception to Honda’s long-standing reputation for reliability. In fact, it scored above-average leading top of its class! And the bragging doesn’t stop here; it was also ranked #1 as the most affordable small car according to U.S. News.

The 2013 model offers an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg city/33 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined with the manual. So it’s a perfect “fit” for those who travel the main highways daily. This new ride also gives you THREE style options: the Base Fit, Fit Sport and Fit EV. Each has their own unique features that cater to any personality!

The Base Fit comes standard with 15-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, keyless entry, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a 60/40-split backseat for extra room! In addition, the Fit Sport has 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, a rear spoiler and other sporty styling elements. This certified extrovert also shows off its high-tech capabilities with a touch-screen navigation system, Bluetooth phone connectivity and voice controls!

And for those who value the eco-friendly lifestyle, the Fit EV is perfect for you! It’s 100% Electric and is fully charged in just 3 hours. The EV’s new style is nothing to sweat considering the vast majority of trips we make are well under the EPA. It comes with a compatible plug, which can be used in many public charging stations. You can also install a home charging station to ensure that you have reliable access at all times!

It’s a common misconception that EV’s are slow, but we can prove otherwise about this Honda. The Fit EV’s has a powerful acceleration and produces 106lb-ft of torque! Driving enthusiasts are tempted by this new fun-to-drive car.

Every 2013 Honda Fit comes standard with some of the best safety features: antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and active head restraints.

Check for the nearest Honda location to learn more about this new zippy little car. You will fall in love!

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2013 Chevrolet Volt – Electricity When You Want


2013 Chevy Volt

The 2013 Chevrolet Volt electric plug-in hybrid is not only different than other hybrids; it’s also in a different level. Unlike other hybrids which use its gasoline engine to power up its car, the Volt runs purely on electric current. Once the battery pack is depleted, the Volt’s gasoline engine kicks on to run a generator, powering the electric motors and helping recharge the batteries. The Volt has an estimated fuel economy of 35 mpg city and 40 mpg highway allowing you to drive up to 380 miles with a full tank of gas.

The Volts interior which is able to fit a total of 4 people is sure to catch your attention. It is covered in bright white and dark accented plastics and has touch-sensitive controls for the audio and climate-control functions. It also has two 7-inch LCD screens in the middle, one serving as a tool to show the speedometer, fuel, and range gauges. The other screen displays the electric motor/battery operation as well as the available navigation screen if you choose to get it.

The Chevy Volt not only receives good fuel economy, it also received 5 stars in overall safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Volt plug-in hybrid not only makes a statement about your environmental consciousness, it also shows your good taste in cars. Interested in checking one of these out? Give the guys over at or a call or stop in for yourselves to test drive one.

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2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

A few years back, when we all were faced with those astronomical figures at the pump, a new type of car showed up; the little Smart ForTwo, a car that symbolized what could be accomplished if a driver were willing to sacrifice everything for a low-cost, high-efficiency vehicle. With fuel prices sitting at above $4.00 per gallon, the sales of these little European imports exploded for a short time. But it wasn’t long before gas prices made their way back down, and Smart sales went catatonic just as quickly as they took off.

Now Smart has jumped into the race to be one of the first to bring a completely practical electric vehicle to market with the 2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive.

Outside, the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive is differentiated from its internal combustion cousins by little more than a few splashes of green paint and a load of decals and emblems. The first handful of the vehicles will only be available in this color combination to help Smart build awareness of its EV program.

Likewise, little has changed inside the car’s cabin with the exception of a few new gauges. Two pods now keep tabs on the charge of the ED’s battery pack and how much the battery is either discharging or recharging in kilowatts. The ForTwo Electric Drive carries an onboard recharging system capable of restoring up to 10 kilowatts at a time as you use the car’s regenerative brakes. Otherwise, the interior is the same wild metallic green paint that makes its way indoors for the instrument cluster, and a new iPod integration kit is also available.

But the big news is what puts power to the wheels. Smart has sacrificed the standard 1.0-liter three-cylinder gas engine and automated manual transmission in favor of all-electric, including a 20-kilowatt electric motor that’s capable of “boosting” up to 30 kilowatts and is attached to a fixed gear. That works out to around 40 horsepower in boost mode, or 57 percent of what the standard gasoline powerplant produces. That figure is 20 lb-ft more than what the standard ForTwo delivers.

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