The world of acceleration now has an electric Camaro, which takes the form of a prototype called coop. The car has just been presented at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, next to the other Camaro COPO, this livery being well and truly propelled by a good old supercharged V8 LSX and all the necessary to ride at a rate crazy in a straight line. Also note that the Chevrolet COPO is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the first one having come into existence in 1969. Fans of speed and electric power cannot yet drive the car, but it’s clear that the excitement of plug-in vehicles in addition to the huge potential of an electric car to accelerate may push Chevrolet to allow this Camaro COPO rechargeable or, at least, to consider the production in small series of electric motorized motors.
The car is powered by a pair of Borg Warner electric motors, which generate 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. Although the car is still in the testing phase, GM estimates that the quarter mile will be the case of 9 seconds or less. Both engines take place under the bonnet since they are designed to mate with the Turbo 400 automatic transmission already used aboard the Camaro COPO. To power both engines, Chevrolet relies on an 800-volt battery pack, which is more than double the voltage on the Volt and Bolt batteries. In addition, this higher capacity makes charging faster between runways. We cannot wait to hear more about the coop prototype. The American manufacturer may hold some of the solution for pure speed enthusiasts.
The 5 fastest selling cars in the United States are electrified
The American website iSeeCars.com has just published the results of a study for the least interesting for buyers who would be looking for a vehicle that sells quickly. To achieve this, analysts at iSeeCars.com scanned more than 4 million used vehicle sales in the United States between January and July 2018, limiting themselves to 2015-2017 model year vehicles. The site iSeeCars.com is already a place used by millions of consumers who want to sell or buy their vehicle. Thanks to its database, iSeeCars.com was able to calculate the number of days required for the vehicle to be sold. The balance is likely to please “green” consumers as the five fastest-selling vehicles are all indoor car cover.
At the forefront is the Toyota Pries, which sells in 29.6 days, according to iSeeCars.com. It is true that depreciation helps consumers to wait for the car to be less expensive. In second place, the Tesla Model S is sold in 32.4 days. The website explains this short delay because of the rarity of the model, in addition to the fact that a new livery of the Model S requires a certain waiting time for delivery. On the other hand, a used version is available immediately! The BMW i3 ranks fourth with the Toyota Pries, with both cars needing 33.4 days. Because of the very strong depreciation of the model after only 2-3 years, the small BMW is selling very quickly. The Toyota Pries, for its part, is the most popular and recognized hybrid of the world. Although it is widespread, the Pries continues to be popular with consumers because of its lower fuel consumption. Finally, the fifth rank is occupied by the Chevrolet Volt, another “green” car that no longer needs presentation. The time for sale is only 34.3 days. Here too, it is the strong depreciation of the model that attracts thrifty researchers. Of course, these results relate to the US market, but since Canada is the neighbor, the consumption habits of Canadian buyers should be similar. Ironically, the next five vehicles in the list of the fastest selling cars are not hybrid or electric vehicles. The Volkswagen Golf R requires 34.4 days, the Honda Civic, 34.7, the Toyota Corolla, 34.9, the Honda Accord, 35.5 and the Hyundai Fluster Turbo, 36.
The Chevrolet Volt 2019 recharges its batteries faster
At this time of year, builders take the opportunity to unveil the novelties of the following year. The second-generation Chevrolet Volt came on the market three years ago, which is why the plug-in hybrid sedan gets upgrades for 2019. The most interesting part of this update is at the level of the car’s charging system, which has a capacity of 7.2 kW from now on. Result: the cool down will significantly reduce the cool down of the car. GM says this optional charging system – the 3.6kW battery charging system – only needs 2.3 hours to fully charge the US sedan battery pack with a level charger 2 of 240 volts. As Jesse Ortega, chief engineer for Chevrolet’s electric vehicles, says, the new charging system makes opportunistic refills more interesting. The latter also added that these refills made in public places would give more for their money to the owners of the Volt, taking into account the fact that these public charging stations charge an hourly rate. The fully electric range remains the same, 85 km, which for many motorists, is sufficient to complete the daily journey without using the engine that serves as generator once the battery pack discharged.
The bowtie builder also improved its offer for the 2019 Volt. For example, the engine warm-up aid system was adjusted to start at a lower temperature than in the past. This system will only start when the mercury drops below -25 ° C, allowing prolonged full electric driving. The new Volt also comes in a regenerative mode that, once the right pedal is released, further slows the car, which accumulates more energy to the car’s batteries. And as if that was not enough, the driver’s seat is also offered for the first time on the Volt with an electric adjustment. The marketing of this new livery should begin in the fall.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Wins Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year
The Automotive Journalists Association of Canada presented the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica with the coveted title of Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year yesterday at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. “We are excited to announce that the Chrysler Pacifica is named the Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year,” says AJAC President Mark Richardson. “They have been chosen by AJAC members of the automotive industry through the most rigorous voting process possible.”
The Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year process begins in October as AJAC members conduct a series of tests of new vehicles competing at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park circuit in Bowmansville, Ontario. Vehicles are driven on roads and on off-road trails as well. Vehicles in the same category are evaluated in turn to ensure a better comparison. AJAC journalists then rate each vehicle on a series of criteria ranging from comfort to ease of use of the infotainment system. Last year, the Subaru Forester won the Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year award. The Chrysler Pacifica 2018 is available starting at $ 39,995.