Email Posted November 22, 2019 20:21:33 Video: Tesla truck's "armour glass" shatters in unveiling (ABC News) Related Story: Elon Musk's 'pedo guy' slur not common insult in South Africa, academic says Related Story: Morrison likened it to the Big Banana, but South Australia's big battery is now getting big dollars Related Story: Tesla running on empty as Elon Musk warns there's only 10 months of cash left Map: United States Would you trade your ute for a Cybertruck? Elon Musk hopes so. Key points:The Cybertruck design is inspired by Bladerunner and James BondIts "ultra-hard" windows cracked during an extravagant launch eventElon Musk has said he doesn't care if people don't like the Cybertruck The founder of electric carmaker Tesla has unveiled its new ute, which boasts a stainless steel body and "armour glass windows".At a punk-show themed event in Los Angeles, Mr Musk claimed the truck's "ultra-hard" exterior "won't scratch and dent". External Link: Tweet: This … [Read more...] about Tesla unveils futuristic-looking electric ute called the ‘Cybertruck’
Lexus has introduced its very first battery-electric vehicle (BEV), the UX 300e, at the 2019 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. We know Lexus for its prowess in vehicle electrification technology and since 2005, with the RX 400h, and now with the UX 300e, builds on that. As the first production model under the Lexus Electrified banner, the all-electric UX 300e comes with a high-output motor. There are also high-capacity batteries, located directly beneath the cabin floor, secure a low centre of gravity and allow a driving range of around 402 km. The Lexus UX 300e punches out 201 bhp and there's 300 Nm of torque on offer. The Lexus UX 300e looks no different than the UX but in this case it is all-electric. The company is already saying that the UX 300e has one of the quietest cabins in its class. Engineers also addressed the sound generated when the vehicle is driven. Active Sound Control (ASC) transmits natural, ambient sounds to communicate the driving conditions to … [Read more...] about Lexus UX 300e Is The Company’s First Electric Car
The unique design of Tesla's new "Cybertruck" has caused quite a stir on social media after being unveiled to the world at an event in California yesterday.The imposing exoskeleton, which is blocky, angular and would not appear out of place in a dystopian future, was embraced by some and criticized by others, but became an instant talking point. Cutting through the noise, one comparison kept popping up: the DMC DeLorean. "Holy sh** it's got a stainless steel body. The only car to ever do that...was the DeLorean," noted Ryan McCaffrey, who hosts a popular Tesla podcast.He was far from the only person to make the link to the car made famous by Back to the Future back in 1985, as "Cybertruck" and "DeLorean" quickly became trending topics on Twitter this morning as images of the new electric Tesla truck sparked debate online."First Tesla put gullwing doors on the Model X. Now they're building a stainless steel-body Cybertruck, It's as if Elon Musk is talking directly to me," McCaffrey … [Read more...] about #Cybertruck and #DeLorean Trend as People Compare Elon Musk’s Tesla Electric Truck to Iconic Car
China's new energy vehicle (NEV) sector ushers in favorable policies as an opinion was jointly issued recently, led by the National Development and Reform Commission, suggesting deeply integrated development in advanced manufacturing and modern service industries. Fifteen government departments will roll out 30 favorable measures in accordance with the opinion. In fact, the fuel-to-NEV replacement trend is irreversible. One of the biggest barriers the new energy vehicle sector now faces is the drag on building recharge infrastructure. The opinion points out that an overall system for car manufacture and services should be perfected. The upgrade should be accelerated in transforming traditional fuel vehicles as a tool for mobility into an intelligent mobile space. Opening services such as battery replacement and rental and also establishing a battery recycle system are especially encouraged in the opinion. As one of the countries with some of the earliest and strongest efforts in … [Read more...] about E-car sector embraced by favorable policies
Video PlayerClose LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Elon Musk, CEO of U.S. electric car maker Tesla Inc., on Thursday unveiled the company's first electric pickup truck on the eve of the 2019 LA Auto Show. Named the "Cybertruck," the vehicle comes in three versions: a single-motor rear-wheel drive, a dual-motor all-wheel drive and a triple-motor all-wheel drive. Priced from 39,900 to 69,900 U.S. dollars, the triple-motor version can tow more than 6,000 kg and has a range of up to 800 km on a single charge, according to Tesla. Production of the truck is expected to begin in late 2021, said the company. "Like a hundred years, trucks have been basically the same. We want to try something different," Musk said at the debut. The 2019 LA Auto Show will open on Friday and run through Dec. 1. … [Read more...] about Tesla unveils 1st electric pickup truck in L.A.
NEW DELHI: Tesla Inc on Thursday unveiled its first electric pickup truck that looked like a futuristic angular armored vehicle in gunmetal gray, as the California company took aim at the heart of Detroit automakers' profits. At a launch event in Los Angeles, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said the Cybertruck will have a starting price of $39,900 and production is expected to begin in late 2021. Other versions will be priced at $49,900 and $69,900 with the most expensive offering a range of more than 500 miles. "We need sustainable energy now. If we don't have a pickup truck, we can't solve it. The top 3 selling vehicles in America are pickup trucks. To solve sustainable energy, we have to have a pickup truck," he said. The truck, which Musk claimed "won't scratch and dent", was described as having windows made from armored glass. But the glass cracked like a spider web when hit with a metal ball during a demonstration. Musk appeared surprised but noted that the glass had not … [Read more...] about Tesla unveils electric pickup Cybertruck, futuristic design ignites controversy