April 19, 2011 00:00 by Ty
BMW has a second-generation electric car that they have been working on called the ActiveE. The BMW ActiveE is an all-electric version of the BMW 1 Series coupe that is capable of a 100-mile range off of one full charge, and can accelerate from 0-60 in under 9 seconds. The large 33 kWh battery pack takes just 3-5 hours to fully charge off a 240-volt Level 2 charging station. The real-wheel drive electric motor packs 170 horsepower and 185 foot punds of torque. The ActiveE BMW is the second generation of the trial Mini E that was available in Los Angeles and New York with only 450 Mini E electric cars available for a one year lease in June of 2009. The BMW ActiveE will be available in a limited production of 1000 units sometime after 2011, followed by the BMW i3 with a carbon-fiber hatchback, expected to debut in 2013.
With rising fuel prices and the average American commuting 32 miles to work and back, an electric car with a 100 mile range off a full charge makes sense. Technology and innovation for electric vehicles are improving fast and are becoming cost effective for consumers to purchase and drive on an everyday basis. This BMW electric car is ideal, especially if you have a loved one that likes nothing less than a BMW,"The Ultimate Driving Machine.”
You can also find cool applications that function with your iPhone called the BMW ConnectedDrive. This free BMW ActiveE app allows you to call up the current battery status and range of your BMW ActiveE and also checks for any charging stations in the vicinity or near your destination.
BMW Electric Car Information:
BMW 1 Series Electric Car
BMW I3 Electric Car
Mini Cooper Mini E
April 13, 2011 01:11 by Jeremy
As the smallest model of our powerpack series, the Duracell Powerpack 300 brings only the most necessary functions to the table. There are two AC sockets and a single DC socket; these can be used to power a wide range of electronics, including laptops, cell phones, radios, fans, GPS systems and even televisions. On the sides are car jumper cables with 120 cold cranking amps, and on the back is a 250 psi air compressor, making this unit perfect for emergency situations with your vehicle. A flashlight is also included on the front, with a built-in battery and 4 LED lights.
Check out our video tutorial to see close-ups of the product and how it can be used.
- 2 AC sockets
- 1 DC socket
- Flashlight w/ 4 LED lights
- 120A Car Jumper
- 250 PSI Air Compressor
Duracell Powerpack 300 Portable Power Solutions are available on eBatts.com.
April 4, 2011 21:13 by Ty
Tesla Motors located in Palo Alto, California has announced on March 28 that over 1500 electric Roadsters in 30 countries have covered 10 million miles. In retrospect, these electric sports cars have saved over 500,000 gallons of fuel from being burned and 5.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.
The Tesla electric cars are remarkable vehicle since their Roadster launched in 2008 as the only highway-capable electric vehicle to accelerate from 0-60 in 3.7 second and a range of 245 miles off of one full charge. The Tesla Roadster consistently outperforms other traditional supercars around the world, while also being credited with leading the automotive industry to a zero-emissions future.
At an average of 500 Tesla Roadsters being manufactured and sold each year, more fuel will be saved to achieve a zero-emissions future. Tesla is also adding a new Model S to the production line and deliveries will be taken in 2012.
Source: Tesla Roadster Drives 10 Million Miles
The Duracell Powerpack 600 takes the best parts of its predecessors (such as the Powerpack 450, featured on The Wall Street Journal) and improves on it. With 480 watts of continuous power (max of 600W), the Powerpack 600 is the perfect alternative power source for emergencies. The Powerpack 600 is suitable for camping as well, as it comes with an AM/FM radio, flashlight, and clock.
Watch our video tutorial to learn more about the various functions the Powerpack 600 has to offer.
- Built-in 600 watt inverter
- Three 120V AC power sockets
- One 12V DC power socket
- Front-facing flashlight
- AM/FM Radio
- Digital alarm clock
- Jumper cables and appropriate socket
- Can be charged at home or on the road
Duracell Powerpack 600 Portable Power Solution units are available on eBatts.com
March 31, 2011 20:42 by Ty
The Duracell Powerpack 450 is the perfect portable power solution for camping, remote jobs, and emergencies. As seen in The Best Junk for Your Trunk article on the The Wall Street Journal Web site, the Duracell Powerpack 450 is ready to power your portable devices, jump start your car, pump up tires with air, and provide light during emergencies. The Powerpack 450 is also been featured in a Gizmodo article: The Duracell Powerpack 450 Talks You Through a Jump Start.
Check out our video review and tutorial on what the Duracell Powerpack 450 has to offer.
The Powerpack 450 puts out 340W continuous (450W peak) of AC power, to power laptops, radios, cellphones, lights and other small electronics and household appliances. The Powerpack 450 comes with 2 AC outlets, 1 DC outlet, 1 USB charging port, car jumper cables, air compressor, voice instructions and battery power level status.
- Micro processor controlled voice technology provides instant system diagnosis information on device runtime, battery status and fault conditions.
- 150 PSI air compressor for inflating tires and small sports equipment.
- Jumper cables designed for safe and efficient jump-starting.
- Built-in light provides illumination in emergency situations at home and on the road.
- AC charger stored in the unit.
- Recharge at home or from a vehicle.
Work and Outdoor Power:
Will operate small power tools, stereos, internet modems and computers.
Home Backup Power:
Will operate camcorders, video games, blenders, TVs, fans, laptops and clock radios.
Will operate cordless phones, radios, lights and will inflate ties and jumpstart vehicles.
Duracell Powerpack 450 Portable Power Solution units are available on eBatts.com