Electric Car

MindDrive is Going the Distance.

OK this gets big props from me for a number of reasons. First off it’s a great program. Second it’s here in Kansas City. Third it uses a Karman Ghia.

MindDrive is a program designed to help at risk students grow through experiential learning. The mission is to inspire students to learn, expand their vision of the future, and to have a positive impact on urban workforce development.

This year the MindDrive students built an electric car that converts social media (tweets) into fuel, used for powering a road trip from Kansas City, Mo. to Washington D.C. In D.C.  the students hope to drive change in education by exposing legislators to the program and its results.

Every time you Watch, like and share this video, tweet, Facebook post, or share an image on Instagram about MindDrive,  Your social activity will be used to help fuel their road trip to Washington.

Advertisements

The BMW iWindow.

I’m currently on location in Santa Barbara filming and such, but while taking a break I thought I’d post this interesting video from BMW. This isn’t new, the event actually happened last November. I missed it when it dropped on YouTube and my friend Paul happened to show it to me today. This is a great use of video, and technology to promote a product that won’t even arrive for another 12 months.

(more…)

The ESFlow Is a Whole Lotta Go.

Just in time for the Geneva Auto Show, Nissan has leaked new images of the ESFlow all-electric concept car. I love almost everything about the look of this car. The only part that bugs me are the headlights. I hope to hell if Nissan actually produces this car, they don’t dumb it down for mass consumption the way most car companies do when it comes to production models.

The Nissan Esflow concept is powered by two electric motors that are powered by laminated lithium-ion batteries. Each motor is designated to drive its own rear wheel, pushing the Esflow from 0 to 60mph in about 5 seconds and a range of 150 miles on one charge.

According to Nissan the concept is said to take its color inspiration from glaciers with its highly reflective solidified liquid with blue tints. The hood of the car is stretched to capacity for a longer and sleeker look while the steeply raked, wrap around windscreen adds a touch of finesse to the vehicle. Long sweeping lines, an aggressive stance, a bit of homage to its great grandfather, the Datsun 240Z. And those glimpses of the interior lines. Oh so sexy. I can’t wait for the official unveiling of this thing, cause I want to see more images.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.