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  1. In any other country, this may not be a shocking sight. But this is Singapore, so it IS a shocking sight. Watch the video to see why! What happened? A camcar travelling along Kallang Road to Sim avenue was very impressed to see a family of 4 travelling on an e-bike at 60km/h. The mother was calmly leaning back as she took a call, the two children sitting there and the father expertly keeping the bike balanced. Never rode an e-bike before so riders, comment down below how difficult this would be! Behind the camera, someone can be heard saying “Steady Lah... Vietnam style!” For context, entire families taking a singular bike for transport is common in our neighbouring countries, such as Vietnam. Here’s one from India. And here’s another from Indonesia. Usually, this happens when the families are unable to afford a car, and so can only depend on bikes as public transport may not be considered safe or reliable enough. With how COE prices are going, we can all be grateful that our public transport is among the best in the world. Online chatter Quite a few thought the video was in Vietnam until the Singlish commentary started. Others were angry as there seemed to be no action taken by the authorities to prevent such dangerous behaviour on our roads, especially since they are going well over the 25km/h speed limit set for e-bikes. ========= Be the first to get the latest road/ COE news and get first dibs on exclusive promos and giveaways in our Telegram SGCM Community. Join us today!
  2. Nissan’s RE-LEAF Concept Is A 100% Electric Emergency Response Rally Car source: https://hiconsumption.com/nissan-re-leaf-emergency-response-vehicle/ As electric vehicles continue to gain traction in the consumer market, they’re also becoming increasingly popular amongst governments and private organizations. From the black cab to the police car, EV’s are proving to be far more than an eco-friendly alternative to their petrol-powered siblings. With the announcement of its latest prototype, Nissan is poised to bring electricity to emergency vehicles. Dubbed the “RE-LEAF,” this 100% electric disaster response car takes the Leaf passenger platform and outfits it with a slew of life-saving essentials. For instance, it ditches the rear seats of the production car in favor of a roomy storage area for essential equipment and a bulk-head cage to protect the drivers. In the trunk, it’s been fitted with a pull-out desk and an integrated energy management system, allowing for efficient, coordinated responses in the field. On the exterior, the RE-LEAF features a set of weatherproof plug sockets enabling 110- to 230-volt devices to be powered directly from the car’s battery. But to get the Leaf into disaster-stricken environments, Nissan needed to make some changes to the ride. As such, the RE-LEAF has been raised by 70mm, fitted with a skid plate, and given a set of beefy all-terrain tires.
  3. Watching This Nissan Leaf Get Hurled Into a Pole at Speed Will Make You Flinch source: https://www.thedrive.com/news/31067/watching-this-nissan-leaf-get-hurled-into-a-pole-at-speed-will-make-you-flinch After watching this Nissan Leaf get thrown sideways into a pole at roadway speeds, you'll want to make sure you're paying attention in the real world. However, while the impact itself is tremendous, the fact that the electric vehicle's lithium-ion batteries escaped without bursting into a ball of fire is even more impressive, proving that the car's integrated fail-safe systems work as engineered. DEKRA, which stands for Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein, or German Motor Vehicle Inspection Association in German, teamed up with the University Medical Center of Göttingen for a high-speed, side-pole crash impact test to exhibit how safe electric vehicles and their powertrains are. To prove that they’re just as safe as gas- or diesel-powered vehicles, DEKRA crash-tested a Nissan Leaf and its distant French subcompact cousin, the Renault Zoe, at 75 kilometers per hour (47 miles per hour), which is significantly faster than the standard side-pole crash test speed. The resulting footage, as you can see, is pretty spectacular. Upon closer inspection, you can see how destructive the impact was as the pole broke through all the way to the passenger seat. Needless to say, had there been a driver present, it’s unlikely that person would’ve survived. With the recent proliferation of electric vehicles, concern for the structural safety of their battery packs also became a point of concern after EVs began utilizing large lithium-ion battery packs. When ruptured, the battery packs can erupt into a massive ball of fire, resulting in a dangerous rescue situation for first responders. This happens when the liquids inside the battery cells come in contact with the integrated electrodes, causing a short. It results in sparks, which then ignites the lithium-ion fluid, a highly flammable material. To prevent this, engineers integrated fail-safe systems that disconnect any flow of electrons through the battery pack to avoid the initial and potentially fatal short. Automakers and engineers have worked to fortify the battery packs so that even in some of the most extreme collisions, they're less likely to rupture. From the test, the research bodies were able to prove that their homework has certainly paid off and that electric vehicles are indeed as safe as their conventional ICE-powered counterparts. But if there’s one other takeaway from the video, it’s to never slide sideways into a pole at high speed.
  4. It’s heartening to see that Nissan occasionally allows its engineers to let their hair down, because when it does, they come up with things like this; the latest version of the Nissan Leaf NISMO RC. Battery technology and drivetrain components for this electric track weapon are borrowed from the commercial version of the Leaf. Performance comes courtesy of two electric motors, which feed their power to all four wheels through a torque-vectoring system, and the RC produces a total output of 240kW (322bhp) and 640Nm of torque. While this may not sound like much in comparison to the latest performance offerings from electric car companies such as Rivian and Tesla, the RC compensates for its lack of outright grunt by weighing a nimble 1,220kg thanks to it full carbon-fibre monocoque construction. As a result, the Leaf NISMO RC has a power-to-weight ratio of 264bhp per tonne, and can supposedly dispatch the 0-62mph sprint in 3.4 seconds. This is 50 per cent quicker than the old NISMO RC, and quick enough to out-pace a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS. The new Leaf NISMO RC also has several aerodynamic advantages over the old model. It now features an adjustable rear wing and sits lower to the ground, which Nissan says improves the car’s cornering ability. Nissan plans to build six examples of its new Leaf NISMO RC to send to Formula E race events around the world. The car’s official debut will take place at Fuji Speedway on 2 December.
  5. The new electric Leaf has garnered more than 10,000 orders in Europe, surprising Nissan in the process. It has only been on sale for two months. In comparison, the first generation Leaf only managed to hit a few hundred orders as electric vehicles then were still a novelty. “We are delighted by the tangible customer interest we have received for the new Leaf as it confirms the leadership Nissan has in electric vehicles,” said Gareth Dunsmore, Director, Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe. “However, the new Leaf is not just our new generation electric vehicle, but also the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility in Europe.” Fitted with a 40kWh battery pack, the full electric car is able to do 400km with one charge. It is said to output 147bhp and 320Nm of torque. The all new Nissan Leaf will be launched at the upcoming 2018 Singapore Motorshow.
  6. Read this from a friend's FB posting... $88K and no COE required! Given the current COE climate, would this create an avalanche of orders?? http://motoring.asiaone.com/Motoring/News/...301-331015.html
  7. Nissan has pulled the cover off the concept car, ahead of its public debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The production model is expected to look similar to the concept. Developed in-house by Nismo, the concept comes with a more aggressive body kit, as shown by the tweaked bumpers, side skirts, rear diffuser, and red accents all around. Inside, more red accent can be found around the car's air vents, seats, doors, push-start button and steering wheel, reminding the driver that this is no ordinary Leaf. Other than the aesthetics enhancements, the concept also receives a retuned suspension and a "custom-tuned computer that delivers instant acceleration at all speeds".
  8. Can a Nissan Leaf ever drift properly like its popular old relative, the Nissan 180SX? Yes you can according to Autocar U.K. With plastic tyres of course. Shot at Anglesy circuit where a drift competition was happening at the same time, the crew strapped on a pair of a Easydrift plastic tyres that allowed the rear of the electric car to lose traction. And voila! the car drifts, or sort of. While the recently upgraded Leaf (maximum range is now 250km, up from 200km) is one of the last car you will want to drift in, it is still pretty amusing to watch a EV do a silent, non-smoky drift. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgFhranHs3E
  9. Taxi operators across cities in Europe are going through a quiet revolution as they start to shift from conventional diesel powered cabs to zero-emission - and near silent Nissan Leaf taxis. Two years after the EV went on sale in Europe, Nissan Leaf taxis are now operating in European cities like Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, Spain and the U.K. The world's best-selling electric vehicle (EV) is fast becoming a favourite among taxi drivers too, thanks to lower running costs and fueled by a desire to reduce airborne pollution in city centres. These road warriors are fast-becoming EV advocates showing colleagues the benefits of making the switch from diesel to electric. One of the strongest advocates is Amsterdam-based Taxi-E company. With a fleet of 13 Nissan LEAF's, the firms' drivers have covered over 700,000km - further than the distance between earth and the moon. The cars are quick-charged two or three times daily using 100 percent green energy, meaning they're always ready for passengers. The city of Zurich in Switzerland, will soon obtain ten Nissan Leaf supported by a network of city-wide fast chargers as part of the city's plans to make 15 percent of its taxi fleet electric by 2015. Capable of restoring the battery life by up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes, many customers arrive with partially full batteries, thus making the average stay - just 15 minutes. In Portugal, the first European country to sell the Leaf, Lisbon based owner-driver Jose Ferreira replaced his diesel powered taxi with a Leaf and has since driven more than 15,000km so far. Interestingly he reveals 70 percent of his customers liked the experience - and they would actively choose to ride in an electric taxi. Fuel and running costs are the biggest factors for taxi owner-drivers. Owner-driver Roberto San Jose from Valladolid, Spain, would have to spend more than
  10. hi,anyone car without banana leaf(fender well)for daily driven car..any cons without it like engine bay dirty or anything else.. thanks in advance,
  11. http://www.dyna-nutrition.com/newsletter/ashitaba-diabetic-diet/ There are several researches in Japan which have discovered that Ashitaba can actually lower blood sugar level. Ashitaba (also know as Angelica Keiskei) is a traditional health food for Japanese. Ashitaba has been an integral part of their diet for hundreds of years. It has been taken as health food and also utilized as medical herb.
  12. My Chinese not good, I read like effective but read further they said not effective. http://www.guangming.com.my/node/209657?tid=27 馬六甲15日訊)衛生部長拿督斯里蘇巴馬廉指出,目前我國正研究使用木瓜葉汁抵抗蚊症,不過發現木瓜葉汁雖然能夠增加病患的血小板及有退熱的功效,但是對於消滅蚊症病菌或制止病菌繁殖上則無效,因此將進行更進一步的研究。 他聲稱,由於目前蚊症沒有任何的解藥,所以衛生部還是會注重在預防的工作上,希望民眾能夠及時覺醒,與政府配合,抵抗蚊症。 他說,我國蚊症病例不斷上升,而噴蚊霧也只是解決蚊症的一種治標不治本的方式,只能暫時性的殺害蚊蟲,不是解決骨痛熱症的終極方案;更重要的是,民眾必須覺醒,與政府配合減少黑斑蚊的溫床。 “民眾如果每日就花費10分鐘清除住家周圍能夠繁殖蚊蟲的溫床,就能有效的制止蚊症。 已有數據顯示,頻密執行滅蚊覺醒運動計劃(COMBI)的民眾,蚊症就有明顯的下降。” 蘇巴馬廉指出,民眾一再的誤解,認為政府應該增加到蚊症黑區噴蚊霧的次數,不過人們不知道的是,噴蚊霧的效果最多只能維持一天,蚊霧的藥效第二天就失效了。 他說,對抗蚊症的責任,不能只落在政府的身上,民眾也必須付出。政府可以推介上百個滅蚊醒覺運動,也可以每個星期主辦清潔運動,但是如果民眾仍然不注意周遭環境的衛生,這些努力將是白費的。 蘇巴馬廉是在2014年東南亞骨痛熱症日全國慶典上的開幕典禮,如是指出。 他舉出,蚊症在人口密集的地方案例最多,尤其全國人口最密集的雪州八打靈,佔了全國蚊症病例的30至40%。去年1月至6月為止,全國蚊症病例是1萬910宗,今年同時期已經飆升至3萬4411宗,明顯的增加252%。去年同時期的死亡病例有22宗,今年飆升241%至75宗。 他呼吁民眾在瞭解黑斑蚊子的習性後,知道黑斑蚊通常在清晨及傍晚出現,於是在那個時候若要出門,最好做好防範措施。(光明日報)
  13. Nissan has introduced the 2013 Nissan Leaf facelift for the Japanese market. The most important update is on the electric drive train, which consists of a new electric motor, an inverter and a DC/DC converter. It is now 10% lighter, giving the car an 80 kg advantage over the outgoing model. Among other upgrades, Nissan engineers also improved the regenerative braking system to maximize power regeneration. All these improvement enables the EV to travel up to 228 km on a full charge, which is more than sufficient to drive up to Malacca. On the exterior, the new Leaf gets 3 new colors, namely white, dark Metal Gray and Brilliant White Pearl. It will also get re-designed alloy rims in either 16 or 17-inch width depending on the grade that you choose. Blue reflection LED headlights are available as well. For the interior, upgrades include genuine leather seats, BOSE
  14. A big congratulation to the Nissan Leaf as it has defeated the Audi A8 and BMW 5-Series to earn the title of 2011 World Car of the Year. In 2010, the Volkswagen Polo took home this award. The award shows once again the importance of electric vehicles and the trend will continue in the next years. Fuel efficient vehicles are slowly becoming the core product of large automakers and a bet that can transform many companies. Deemed a "gateway to a brave new electric world," the panel of 66 automotive journalists were impressed by the Leaf's pure-electric powertrain and promise of zero-emission motoring. According to Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, "It is a great joy that the world's first, mass-marketed electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, has won the prestigious award of 2011 World Car of the Year. This accolade recognizes Nissan LEAF, a pioneer in zero-emission mobility, as comparable in its driving performance, quietness and superb handling to gas-powered cars." In the less efficient realm of the industry, the 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia was named World Performance Car of the Year, and the sleek 2011 Aston Martin Rapide was given the World Design of the Year crown. Aston Martin Rapide Ferrari 458 Italia
  15. The zero-emissions Nissan Leaf is a dedicated, mass production electric-vehicle that is slated for launch in late 2010 in Japan. Slightly larger than the Latio, the medium-sized five-door hatchback is based on a unique platform and is equipped with a fully electric drivetrain that consists of a 107HP electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack (positioned underneath the cabin floor to save space) that can be charged through any home outlet providing a driving range of more than 160km. I guess most readers would agree with me that the exterior styling of the Leaf is nothing inspiring. However, the interior design has an almost concept-feeling to it. For the record, the Leaf is not a prototype and is 99-percent of what you see here when the Leaf hits showrooms in late 2010. An interesting detail concerns the headlights which have been designed to split and redirect airflow away from the door mirrors, in order to reduce wind noise and drag. According to Nissan, the lights consume just 10 percent of the electricity of conventional lamps. The Leaf's batteries can be charged up to 80% of its full capacity in just under 30 minutes with a quick charger while a full charge at home through a 200V outlet is estimated to take approximately eight hours. This may pose a problem to buyers that live in cities and do not have the luxury of a garage to charge up the car. Nissan said that it is addressing this problem with the development of a comprehensive charging infrastructure through public and private investment with its Zero-emission mobility programmes. In May 2009, a multi-agency taskforce chaired by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Land Transport Authority (LTA) has been set up to study the introduction of electric vehicles (EV's) in Singapore from 2010. EMA CEO Mr Lawrence Wong said Singapore is well-positioned for the deployment of EVs because of its compact urban environment, robust electrical grid and IT infrastructure. Perhaps, we may eventually get to see the Leaf in our lion city some time down the road.
  16. It wasn't the fastest time of the day, but when the Nissan JUKE took to the Goodwood Hill over the Festival weekend (1-3 July) it still managed to break a record. For JUKE, Nissan's fast selling new crossover, climbed the tortuous hill during the annual Festival of Speed on two wheels rather than four, to claim a new Guinness World Record by covering the one-mile course in 2 min 55 secs*. And to prove it wasn't a fluke, the JUKE - with stunt driver Terry Grant at the wheel -successfully completed the course no fewer than five times, sometimes with passengers on board. Although Grant made it look easy, it was anything but. "It was really hairy... bloody hard work," he confessed afterwards. "If you know what you're doing, driving a car on two wheels in a straight line is comparatively easy. But the Goodwood course has corners, inclines and obstacles... there are trees and walls everywhere. I nearly rolled it on every run." To get JUKE onto two wheels, Grant used a ramp just ahead of the start line before heading towards Goodwood House and the first corner, a near 90-degree right. "That was where it started getting tricky. I had to tease it round, knowing that if I turned the wheel too far - or touched the grass - I'd be on the roof. Not enough and it would fall back onto all four wheels," said Grant. But worse was to come. One of the most famous obstacles on the course is a stout flint wall towards the end of the course and which juts onto the track. "Driving on two wheels is like driving with one hand over your left eye and another hand obscuring half the right - from where I was, tucked down on the right of the car, all I could see was the bonnet of the car and a bit of sky. I couldn't see where the wall was at all." The stunt captured the imagination of the huge crowds who were clapping and cheering all the way up the hill, while even hard-bitten journalists watching the run on monitors in the event's media centre were willing him on. Not content with driving JUKE solo, Grant also took passengers on three of the runs. "I had circuit commentator Amanda Stretton on one run, complete with 12 on-board cameras. I also took Lewis Hamilton's father Anthony up the hill - both Amanda and Anthony sat in the back on their runs. "But the most difficult was on the Sunday when I took Aussie motorcycle stunt rider Robbie Maddison up. Robbie was in the front, half out of the car and waving to the crowds all the way up!" The JUKE was totally standard, though for safety reasons before each run it was fitted with new Yokohama production tyres. Well, just a pair each time... After electrifying the Festival of Speed, Grant and the Nissan team then decamped to the nearby Goodwood race circuit and set about another dare-devil stunt, this time by lapping the track in the all-electric Nissan LEAF. In reverse. Because the EV doesn't have a conventional transmission it can, in theory, travel as fast backwards as it can forwards. On his fastest lap Nissan LEAF peaked at 62mph (100km/h). Going forwards it will reach 90mph (145km/h) suggesting that there might be more to come. Nissan has confirmed it is looking at future record attempts. But it won't be easy. Terry Grant said: "Driving backwards at those speeds is very tricky. You have to be super smooth at all times: any sudden movement of the steering wheel can have disastrous consequences." For the moment, though the only problem associated with Nissan's week of record breaking has befallen driver Terry Grant. After spending the weekend on two wheels and the early part of the week driving backwards, Grant confess that his neck now feels a little stiff! If you want to see Terry do it again then the official video from Goodwood will be available for viewing from 13 July on www.nissanpress.co.uk or visit the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power event 15,16 and 17 July. This 1.2 mile circuit at Cholmondeley could prove to be the most demanding of all with a very sharp hump back bridge to cross. Terry said "this bridge will definitely upset the balance of the vehicle and until I try it I do not know if I will be able to keep the Juke upright. Either way I am sure it will make a great spectacle."
  17. [extract] The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released the results of the first ever US crash test evaluations of plug-in electric cars, with two electric vehicles (EVs) earning the highest safety ratings. They are namely the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, which were awarded the top rating of
  18. My friend told me he offended some big shot in a forum .. And he said he post a apology note.. Do you think he is sincere or taking people for a ride? I call him Jason (to protect his real identity)
  19. For effective result, the cost of bring up these new babies must be totally born by the government. From womb to at least complete Polytechnics education. Since all other previous methods and policies had gone into waste, I feel our leaders must be bold and firm to carry out these new initiatives generously and without reservations. Do not talk and talk and no action or take the easy way out by importing new citizens from other countries. These new imported citizens come easy go also easy and they also bring along with them many social illnesses. Besides social illnesses, they also cause a lot of unhappiness among our families and social cohesiveness.
  20. http://videos.streetfire.net/iPlayer.aspx?...FD-A1AD23CA9564 I dunno whether to believe these guys or not. They used those leaf blowers that follow the weed wackers after cutting the grass. All I can say......sure ornot?
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