Men’s Health Reinvents a American Road Trip
Team of drivers-including IndyCar and American Le Mans racer Martin Plowman and Top Gear USA horde Tanner Foust-will settle coast-to-coast “speed” record in a 2012 Ford Focus Electric.
The goal: To go fast-by negligence down.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Men’s Health, a world’s largest men’s magazine, announced currently a launch of a 2012 Electric Car Challenge, a cross-country journey designed to assistance maximize a intensity of electric vehicles (EV’s), emanate a healthier, some-more satisfying, and some-more sparkling highway outing experience, and lift income for an critical cause. The cross-country march will start in New York City and finish in Los Angeles.
“We combined a Electric Car Challenge to denote a some-more eco-friendly ensue to a highway outing that will have a certain outcome on you, your wallet, and a environment.”
The group will leave a New York International Auto Show on Apr 11 and will stop between 40 and 55 times to recharge a battery of a 2012 Ford Focus Electric, a new electric automobile that recently warranted a 110 mile-per-gallon homogeneous (MPGe) rating from a EPA for city driving. This creates it a many fit 5-seater in a U.S. With any charging stop holding between 2 and 4 hours-and with a drivers surpassing in shifts around a clock-the group expects to arrive during Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles 10 to 12 days after a Challenge commences, presumably nearing on Earth Day, Apr 22. At that point, they will settle a record for a fastest coast-to-coast expostulate in an electric car, formulating a aim for others to kick as battery record improves and charging options expand.
“With gas prices approaching to strech scarcely $5 per gallon this summer, a Great American Road Trip is staid for a Great American Renaissance,” pronounced David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health. “We combined a Electric Car Challenge to denote a some-more eco-friendly ensue to a highway outing that will have a certain outcome on you, your wallet, and a environment.”
Though it will use open and blurb charging stations, a group will crowd-source many of a trip, mouth-watering readers and supporters to assistance make a record probable by charity their 240v, 40-amp outlets, such as those typically commissioned for garments dryers. To perform a idea of reinventing a American highway trip, a drivers will fill a charging durations with exciting, life-changing practice that we can’t suffer when racing down a highway-they’ll be intent adventures, practice and aptness challenges, culinary pursuits, environmental missions, and more. All of these will advantage readers interjection to a solid tide of startling tips and recommendation opposite a far-reaching operation of subjects. The group will yield updates during menshealth.com/ElectrifyUS, and around Twitter during @MHTechLust (#ElectrifyUS). The group will check in with FourSquare during any stop, and supporters are speedy to come out to accommodate a team, work out with them, and maybe measure some t-shirts.
According to Eric Adams, a group member and comparison editor during a magazine, one of a hardest tools of formulation a plea was simply convincing Ford to loan Men’s Health a automobile for this unusual test. “The Focus Electric is designed for civic commuting, so we’re seeking a automobile to do something it wasn’t dictated to do,” pronounced Adams, who will be a initial publisher to expostulate a Focus Electric. “We praise Ford for their eagerness to put their faith in a formulation skills and fit driving.”
In further to Adams, a group consists-at varying points during a drive-of X-Games bullion medalist Tanner Foust, co-host of Top Gear USA; IndyCar and American Le Mans racer Martin Plowman; and former Navy SEAL commander Coleman Ruiz, executive executive of Carry a Load, a substructure that supports a families of U.S. soldiers who’ve been killed in combat. The group will lift income for a substructure around a drive. Also on house for several days each, to yield opposite perspectives on a road-trip experience: Men’s Health Girl Next Door columnist Naomi Piercey, Miss Indiana 2009 Nicole Pollard; and Carry a Load spokesmodel Katie Cwynar.
The team’s route-extending to Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, and Los Angeles, and all points in between-will maximize pushing efficiency. While this is a “speed record,” no speed boundary will be broken, given high speed taxes a battery. The automobile will mostly be off-highway in sequence to extend a operation and offer improved practice for a team. For reserve and practicality reasons, a drivers will have a Ford F-150 EcoBoost support vehicle, that will assent teams to ensue forward of a Focus to assistance safeguard all a drivers accept full night’s nap daily. The outing will be analyzed and rendered carbon-neutral regulating ignition’s iSES™ sustainability program, around equivalent donations supposing by Carbonfund.org.
Ultimately, a team’s loyal idea is simply to have fun. “We wish to see what kind of good practice we can tack together while a automobile is charging,” Adams notes. “It’s not a satisfactory challenge, of course-the infrastructure for fast, easy charging doesn’t exist yet. But that’s because we’re doing it. If a infrastructure was there, what fun would that be?”
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