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Why electric cars produce peak torque from standstill

How do electric cars produce maximum torque instantly?

Most electric cars aren't normally associated with performance, but they are able to achieve something gasoline-powered cars can't: peak torque at zero rpm. It's thrown around often, and many will comment on how quick an electric car feels around town thanks to maximum torque delivered instantly... read more

July 23, 2017 by
 
Hyperloop One concept drawing

Elon Musk's Boring Company merges with Hyperloop for NY to DC transport

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, ever the visionary, says he received "verbal approval" from the United States government to build a Hyperloop through New York City, Philadelphia... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained looks at Subaru boxer engine

Learn how Subaru's Boxer engine works via this 3-D printed working model

The term is thrown around often, but what actually constitutes Subaru's "boxer" engine? With the insightful mind of Jason Fenske and a 3-D printed model of a 4-cylinder boxer... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained examines performance brake rotors

Do performance brake rotors have better cooling?

The upgrades continue for the Engineering Explained Honda S2000. The YouTube channel's host, Jason Fenske, is using his yellow sports car for more than just whipping around... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
2019 Audi A8

Here's how the 2019 Audi A8 will become the first Level 3 self-driving car*

*Rules and restrictions apply. Void where prohibited. With the launch of its 2019 A8 in Barcelona on July 11, Audi is marketing itself as the first company to sell a Level 3... read more July 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes voice activation now lets you control climate, comfort settings

The latest version of Mercedes-Benz’s voice activation system, known as Linguatronic, will for the first time allow you to control more than just the infotainment... read more July 13, 2017 by


 
Patent showing integrated bike rack from Ford

Ford patented a retractable, integrated bike rack

Ford may be interested in creating a solution for cyclists everywhere: a fully integrated bicycle rack. Although aftermarket bike racks are plentiful, Ford's attempt is a lot... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
What's Inside a Tesla battery?

What's inside Tesla's battery pack?

EV West has shown us the proper way to break down a Tesla Battery pack. They remove multiple modules in order to reuse them under the skin of cool projects. What if you just... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
Apple CarPlay, in 2016 Hyundai Sonata

Alpine rolls out a wireless solution for Apple CarPlay

If you have a car that supports Apple CarPlay, you had better leave your USB cable in the car. The functionality of the smartphone integration system requires your phone to... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
Tesla Powerpacks

Tesla to build world's biggest battery in Australia

Tesla has entered a partnership with an Australian state to build the world’s biggest battery. The lithium-ion battery will be made up of Tesla’s industrial-scale... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class production

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class drives itself off the production line

Self-driving technology is only just starting to really blossom, though not one vehicle can truly claim to be fully autonomous just yet. However, Mercedes-Benz believes the... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
Electric motor, shown in 'How Does an Electric Car Work?' video by Learn Engineering

How does an electric car work?

Maybe not so shockingly (pun intended), many drivers don't know how an electric car actually works. For many, the knowledge spans as far as plugging it in, letting charge... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
Rolls Royce Phantom Experimental Electric 102EX

Rolls-Royce to skip hybrids and go straight to EVs

It seems the industry's future propulsion method is sealed: electric cars will begin to take priority over the internal combustion engine. While some automakers buy time and... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The engineering behind the Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR Goodwood hill climber

If done right, the Goodwood Festival of Speed can be an excuse to get champagne drunk on a British aristocrat's estate and watch very fast cars drive up a hill. We were... read more July 5, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting on September 6, 2017

2018 Nissan Leaf to feature self-parking system

Nissan is using the debut of the 2018 Leaf and ProPilot system to reveal more than self-driving capabilities; the car will also be able to park itself. In the latest... read more July 5, 2017 by


 
A scaled-down working six-speed manual transmission built with Lego

Behold the working 6-speed gearbox made of Legos

Lego bricks allow folks to craft plastic, blocky versions of whatever exists in their heads. For some, this means following a given set of instructions to build a complete... read more July 5, 2017 by


 
 

 
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