Tag: Green

Check out China’s Tesla Model S Copycat

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It’s electric and it looks like a Tesla Model S, but it’s called the Ranger X and it’s made by Chinese automaker Youxia. The car is powered by an electric motor producing 356 horsepower with 325 lb-ft of torque and it has a battery pack mounted beneath the floor. The Youxia Ranger X will do 0-62 mph in 5.6 seconds and has a range of 286 miles per charge.

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What is a Hybrid Car Anyways? A Crucial Drivetrain Explained

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The minute gas prices start to rise, people start talking about trading in their current car for a hybrid. You’ll see hybrids everywhere these days, but what is a hybrid car and why do so many people want one parked in their driveway? Here’s what you need to know. Continue Reading »

The National Guard is Training Drones to Think Like Bees

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We’re all waiting patiently for the day that artificial intelligence overtakes humanity, thrusting us into a pit of darkness and despair under the (literal) iron fist of our robot overlords. In order to expedite our looming downfall, the National Guard has expanded its drone fleet, and has begun training them to work like a swarm of bees. Continue Reading »

6 Electric Car Companies That Have Tried and Failed

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Earlier in the week we introduced you to Faraday Future, a Californian startup hoping to take on Tesla with a whole brigade of proven talent. It sounds promising, but of course, we have to remain skeptical. Continue Reading »

This Chinese Student Built an Electric ‘Supercar’ For $5,000

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We’re going to use the term “supercar” loosely here. In just six months, 27-year-old Chinese student and automotive tinkerer, Chen Yinxi, built an all-electric supercar for just $5,000. Top speed on this amazing machine? Just 37 mph—now you know why we’re using the term supercar so loosely. Continue Reading »

California Startup is Taking on Tesla With New Electric Vehicle

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Welcome to the future—Faraday Future, that is. While Tesla has had a longstanding reputation of being the sole purely electric car manufacturer in the U.S., one California company hopes to change all that. And they’re bringing the big guns. Continue Reading »

Tesla Just Made Its Model S Even Faster With New ‘Ludicrous’ Package

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You would think that with a 0-60 mph time of about 3.2 seconds and 691 total horsepower, the Tesla Model S sedan would be fast enough for a family sedan. Nope. Elon Musk is a crazy person, remember? And his latest update is downright “ludicrous.” Continue Reading »

Take a Look at This Fantastic Tesla Model M Motorcycle Concept

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This Tesla Model M motorcycle concept comes from the creative mind of Jans Slapins. He’s also the guy behind the Lamborghini Rat Rod. His specialty is coming up with concepts that look like they could happen, but are just this side of what is possible and practical.

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Koenigsegg Wants to Build More “Normal” Cars

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When you’re in the business of building 1,500-horsepower Swedish hypercars, it might sound a little ridiculous to go from that into building affordable hatchbacks. But don’t call Christian Von Koenigsegg ridiculous—the same man who founded the hypercar firm now wants to build more affordable cars for us common folk. Continue Reading »

How Cost-Per-Mile Might Be Impacting Electric Vehicle Sales

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Those with an eye to alternative fuel vehicles have been championing electric vehicles, among other forms of green-minded cars. But as recent sales numbers suggest, EVs are not poised to grow with the rest of the car industry. So what’s to blame?

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