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Here’s The Pitch To Woo Elon Musk’s Next Big Factory To France

In January, Elon Musk joked that Alsace may be the best location for Tesla Motors’ planned factory in Europe. By choosing such a culturally blended region — a place that’s alternately been controlled by France and Germany — the electric automaker could please everyone. “This is idle speculation, but maybe we can put a factory in […]

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Even Tesla Fanatics Are Shocked By Model 3 Preorders

Elon Musk reveled this weekend in the tidal wave of preorders Tesla Motors received for the company’s first affordable car, the Model 3, which debuted March 31. By Saturday night, the electric automaker pulled in an eye-popping 276,000 orders for the $35,000 vehicle, each with a $1,000 deposit, the billionaire chief executive said on Twitter. […]

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2034 self-driving Porsche 908

A glimpse into the future with a review of the 2034 Porsche 908TAh RS Selfdriving.

After a little mishap I suffered in my Jet Black 918, going off on the INSIDE of the infamous Crowthorne corner at South Africa’s Kyalami racetrack in 2019, today will be my first time back on a circuit. It’s only thanks to the amazing surgeon, Sir Timothy Noakes, who printed some pretty trick Carbon nano-tubes […]

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4 seater Deltawing

Small motors with a big bite!

You’ll be forgiven for not knowing of DHX Electric Machines but unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past ten years DeltaWing Technology Group should at least ring a bell, and for those with great recall, the strange looking Nissan endurance racer will come to mind. “This is a marriage of two extremely innovative approaches – […]

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Are Hydrogen fuel-cell cars being overlooked?

Despite Volkswagen’s embarrassing Dieselgate exploits there’s no doubt that the motor industry is serious about cleaning up its act. And supported by government funding, such as Britain’s recently announced grant of £400 million to promote plugin hybrids electric vehicles show signs of making a difference. However in the 2011 State of the Union, President Obama […]

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Spanio GTA uses Graphene

Graphene the wonder-material of the future.

The secret to the material’s extraordinary strength lies in the robustness of the covalent carbon-carbon bond and the fact that the one atom thick graphene monolayers can be produced defect-free. Essentially all materials contain defects, such as microscopic cracks or scratches, which are “weaker” than surrounding material. As a result, the breaking stress of a […]

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EMI challenges in connected vehicles.

In a world of instant connectivity drivers have become accustomed to receiving information about traffic conditions and potential hazards, whether by listening to a traffic report on the radio, viewing a connected GPS map to see if there are slow-downs ahead, or checking a smartphone app that tracks reports from other drivers who have seen accidents, […]

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