I decided on the raw power of a corn-ethanol-fueled McLaren 12C Spider with a twin-turbo 3.8 liter V8 engine. In practical terms, this means it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds.
Tesla’s showing all the signs of a company in trouble: bleeding cash, securitized assets, and mounting inventory. It’s the trifecta of doom for any automaker, and anyone paying attention probably saw this coming a mile away.
Tesla’s pitch wasn’t that it would compete with Bentley or Porsche in the exclusive ultra-luxury ranks. Surely the federal government didn’t create $7,500 EV tax credits to give tech billionaires a discount on a six-figure SUV, or to hand Tesla a competitive edge against Lamborghini or BMW. No, Tesla and Musk promised nothing less than to revolutionize transportation.
Over the past 6 weeks, 3 new products have hit the US market after exactly zero had arrived in almost the first 8 months of the year. If everything goes as planned, there should be at least 6 more to come in the last quarter, leading to much higher, record breaking EV sales in America.
By now, the depth of Volkswagen’s deception is clear: The German automaker deliberately misled American regulators by installing software on 11 million vehicles that reduced emissions during testing, but allowed the emissions to increase by 4,000 percent once they got out into the real world where people live and breathe.
” … what the Volkswagen [scandal] is really showing is we’ve reached the limit of what’s possible with diesel and gasoline. So the time, I think, has come to move to a new generation of technology.”
Researchers from West Virginia University said they had no idea their study of vehicle emissions from Volkswagen diesel cars would jolt the German auto manufacturer into an apology and send its stock price plummeting.
It is not yet known which systems were modified. But experts are focusing on parts of the exhaust system that are designed to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide, a pollutant that can cause emphysema, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases
Fifty years ago, Gemini 5 made history as the first manned spacecraft to utilize fuel cells, allowing the United States to seize the manned spaceflight endurance record from the Soviet Union for the first time, and launching the commercial fuel cell industry
Porsche is jumping into the electric car business. The German sports car company has announced its all-electric Mission E sports car. The concept vehicle, which will be on sale within five years, boasts a 600 horsepower motor, a range of more than 300 miles, and a recharging time of under 15 minutes.