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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #75 on: July 28, 2014, 07:54:58 am »
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This 21-foot Mercedes costs $1 million

Yea, the car is nice.... but, but,  but who was that gorgeous news anchor? She is stunning.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #76 on: July 28, 2014, 08:03:55 am »
Radical Hydrogen-Electric Car Hits the Road



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So many companies claim to have developed the future of road car propulsion that those making genuine strides run the risk of being ignored. Luckily, German firm Quant is avoiding such a fate, as its innovative ‘flow-cell’-powered vehicle has just been approved for real-world testing by the German TÜV safety body.

The Quant e-Sportlimousine was first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show back in March, powered by what the company called ‘nanoFLOWCELL’ technology. In essence, flow-cells combine characteristics of a traditional battery, and fuel cells. Electrolyte fluid is circulated around two cells mounted side-by-side. Between these cells is a membrane that allows electrons to pass through. The electrical current generated from this flow of electrons can be used to power a vehicle—and that’s exactly how the e-Sportlimousine works.

Quant says the car has a torque output of “four times” 2,900 newton-meters (2,138 lb-ft), and the car’s acceleration figures certainly suggest there’s plenty of power. 62 mph is swept away in 2.8 seconds, and the car will press on to “over” 217 mph. The company claims several advantages of its flow-cell technology, but among them is energy density. A flow-cell of equivalent weight to a lithium-ion battery has five times greater performance.

With a 120 kilowatt-hour flow-cell, Quant claims a range of 372 miles or more. That seems par for the course when compared to the EPA-rated 265 miles of an 85 kWh Tesla Model S, but one assumes the e-Sportlimousine is a great deal lighter thanks to those flow cells, which are presumably smaller than the Tesla’s batteries. Back in Geneva, the firm also suggested that its flow cells contain no “harmful substances”—in other words, the issue of the electric car battery’s origins is also side-stepped. Quant doesn’t just want to transform road-going vehicles though—it says the flow cell could have further application in domestic energy supplies, maritime, rail and aviation technology too.



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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #77 on: July 28, 2014, 07:25:25 pm »
Sh*t man, I'll take two!!!
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #78 on: July 30, 2014, 06:17:31 am »
​Tesla And Panasonic Strike A Partnership For Gigafactory



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We still don't know where Tesla will build its Gigafactory, but Panasonic has officially signed onto the project, and is slated to invest up to $300 million in the plant – just for starters.

Elon Musk is a man who needs some batteries. A lot of batteries. So many batteries, in fact, that…Read more

Nikkei reports that the lithium-ion battery plant, which is due to begin construction this fiscal year and start supplying packs for Teslas by 2017, will get 20 to 30 billion yen (around $200-300 million) from Panasonic. That cash will help with the cost of machinery, while Tesla will handle the land and buildings.

By 2020, Tesla expects the plant to be producing enough batteries to handle up to 500,000 electric vehicles each year, but the factory will be begin small and build out as demand increases.

The latest round of rumors about the Gigafactory's location has it being built at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, about 20 miles from Reno, NV, although a former Naval weapons station northeast of San Francisco is apparently still in the running.
Is This The Site Of Tesla's Gigafactory Battery Plant?

Way back in April, the hype over which state would get Tesla Motors' Gigafactory battery plant …Read more

And while $300 million doesn't seem like much right now, Panasonic could put as much as $1 billion towards the Gigafactory's $5 billion projected cost.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #79 on: July 30, 2014, 12:42:16 pm »
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My Stomach Is In My Throat After Watching This Hill Climb Video
Yea, well not so much...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kufacVXlSc
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #80 on: July 30, 2014, 01:15:23 pm »
What "Hill"?
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #81 on: July 30, 2014, 03:27:54 pm »
Tron Light Bike (Lithium Powered)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1im1to-alnw

It's not 'new' nor is it an automobile. But it sure is damn good looking and something I wouldn't mind getting around on.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #82 on: July 31, 2014, 08:19:33 am »
Well that certainly LOOKS cool.

But looks incredibly uncomfortable riding position.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #83 on: July 31, 2014, 08:27:22 am »
More Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology


Toyota Fuel Cell Cars

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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #84 on: August 01, 2014, 07:15:32 am »
Watching that Tron Cycle the second time around, the awkward position the rider is put in does make one think how painful it could be on a lower back after an extended time. Still looks cool, but it's nothing something I could see riding for long stretches of time.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #85 on: October 01, 2014, 08:31:07 pm »
Ron Berry Customs "coolish"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trevse_thKs&list=UU2ZQv44pYmKBURORxenftjQ

I really wish there was more to this video. Cool VW Bus for sure.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #86 on: October 04, 2014, 10:58:40 am »
I forgot to mention, I finally turned in my leased Altima and bought a Rogue. Very happy. It's a price point I wanted and better, the gas MPG is better than I expected.



I expect this to go 3 years or so before I get bored with it.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #87 on: January 01, 2015, 11:09:15 am »
This is jaw dropping, at least to me. It sounds like a freakin jet

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First Tesla P85D On A Dyno Put Down Way More Torque Than Advertised

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The Tesla Model S has kicked out some wacky power readings, but it looks like somebody was able return 864 ft-lbs of torque with a P85D a few times in a row. Pretty impressive considering the factory claims about, oh, 177 lb-ft less. The shrieking jet wail the car makes in an enclosed garage is something else altogether.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqFWvAplIKc
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #88 on: January 27, 2015, 11:02:48 am »
I thought we had a Tesla thread  :-\

Tesla P85D Insane Mode Launch Reactions Compilation

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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #89 on: March 01, 2015, 10:16:22 am »
Tesla Model S has a hidden James Bond mode



Tesla makes the best automotive easter eggs, from stereos that go to 11 to hidden little features in its massive 17-inch display. But this? This just wins.



No, it's not Photoshop. It's a gem referencing everyone's (ok, my) favorite James Bond car, the Lotus Esprit submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me, the same car that Elon Musk purchased for $866,000 and plans to turn into a functional submersible. Because, y'know, Musk.
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