Watch the Falcon Wing Doors Operate On Tesla Model X

Watch the Falcon Wing Doors Operate On Tesla Model X An amateur record uploaded to YouTube has given us a new look at the Tesla Model X falcon wing doors in action.
The Tesla Model X is the automaker’s third vehicle and will officially launch on Tuesday at an event held in Fremont, Calif. One of the most unique features of the Model X will be its falcon wing doors, which open vertically, nearly like gull-wing doors. The variation is that the falcon wings are double hinged, so they don’t swing out to the side of the vehicle.
In the record, we can see one of the falcon wing doors opening and finishing, though this test mule requires the driver to hop out and end finishing the door.
This month, Tesla invited Model X Signature Edition buyers to configure their cars, which start at $133,200. These models include the 90-kWh battery with the electric motors providing 503 horsepower to all four wheels, giving the Model X a zero-to-60 time of 3.8 seconds. Pricing and power details on other models has not yet been revealed.
Check back tomorrow for more info on the Model X launch event which will likely include details on the new all-electric crossover. Read more

2017 BMW 5-Series Plug-in Hybrid Prototype Tests At Nurburgring – Video

2017 BMW 5-Series Plug-in Hybrid Prototype Tests At Nurburgring – Video A next generation BMW 5-Series plug-in hybrid prototype was spied testing at the N Nurburgring recently.
As posted on InsideEVs, the next 5-Series is expected to be revealed officially next year and go on sale by 2017 ealry in the year.
What the powertrain will consist of is not cerain, but it may be a four or six cyclinder mated to an electrc mtors
Range could be under 20 miles on the EPA cycle. Read more

Darkened Photo Teases 2016 Chevy Cruze

Darkened Photo Teases 2016 Chevy Cruze Chevy is teasing the next-generation 2016 Cruze.
Chevrolet says that the new model will be larger and lighter than the current car while also offering new technologies along with new powertrains. Styling appears to be similar to what we have seen with the new Chevy Volt and Malibu.
A dual-clasp seven-speed automatic transmission is expected to be one of the new powertrain choices for the 2016 Chevy Cruze, a bid to increase fuel economy for the small car. A new family of small engines is also said to be joining the Cruze lineup, bringing with them a 14 to 21 percent fuel economy benefit.
The Cruze is Chevy’s best-selling car around the world and is peddled in 115 countries.
The new 2016 Chevy Cruze will be revealed on June 4, 2015 and will start hitting dealerships in ahead of schedule 2016.

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Scion’s First Sedan Boasts 37 MPG and $16,000 MSRP

Scion’s First Sedan Boasts 37 MPG and $16,000 MSRP NEW YORK – Implant’s first-ever sedan promises to be as simple on the wallet when fueling the car as it is buying it new.
With the Implant iA, Toyota’s subdivision includes in its “monospec” trim a 1.5-liter four – no hybridization – but still expected fuel economy of 33 mpg city, 42 highway, 37 combined from the vehicle estimated to be priced at $16,000 when it goes on sale this fall.
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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid To Bow Next Week In New York

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid To Bow Next Week In New York Next week at the New York auto show Toyota will be revealing a hybrid version of its 2015 RAV4.
No details accompanied a teaser image and mere announcement that this would happen, but there is a relatively excellent chance it will borrow the powertrain from the Lexus 300h.
This is yet to be verified but the Lexus itself borrows underpinnings from the RAV4 and relies on a 2.5-liter Hybrid Synergy Drive full hybrid drivetrain.
Fuel economy from this Lexus compact crossover SUV varies depending on all-wheel or adjoin-wheel drive versions. Less efficient AWD is EPA rated 33 mpg city, 30 highway, 32 combined. The FWD is rated 35 city, 31 highway, 33 combined. Read more

Audi A7 h-tron ‘Billboard’ Vanishes Leaving Only Water Vapor Just Like Its Subject

Audi A7 h-tron ‘Billboard’ Vanishes Leaving Only Water Vapor Just Like Its Subject Some have called Audi’s ad for its plug-in hybrid A7 Sportback h-tron hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle clever, others might reckon –as critics of hydrogen say of hydrogen technology itself – it evokes smoke and mirrors.
Really, the German ad battle uses a fog machine and purple projectors that made a vanishing effect leaving behind nothing but water vapor to evoke a car that does the same.
The A7 Sportback is not really for sale, but based on an A7, it boasts a complex powertrain merging what others see as competing technologies.
No gasoline is involved in the car capable of around 111 mph and 0-60 in the 7-second range, and with potential price tag unknown. Read more

Hyundai Slashes Price of Fuel Cell Car to Compete with Toyota

Hyundai Slashes Price of Fuel Cell Car to Compete with Toyota Hyundai is cutting the price of its domestic-market Tucson ix hydrogen fuel cell vehicle by a staggering 43 percent.
Although the reduction applies only to South Korea, Hyundai hasn’t ruled out the possibility of making cuts to the Tucson in Europe and stateside.
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