Tesla: Automobile Revolution
Tesla- hearing this first thing that pops in to one’s head is the name of the great Nikola Tesla-a scientist whose discoveries and ideas are to this day unrivalled. However, a very specific thought lingers in one’s mind upon hearing his name- electricity, that’s right folks; this is the reason Tesla Incorporated chose this name.
Tesla is an American based company that specializes in the manufacture of electric cars, lithium ion batteries and also commercial solar panels.
The CEO and founder of Tesla: Elon Musk had long dreamed of ending global warming- and his cars are very much evident to his statement. The electric cars manufactured by Tesla have changed the way people view electric vehicles. In 2008 they were the first to introduce the first ever electric sports car: Roadster, which was fairly a commercial success. Their major breakthrough came with the production of Model-S. Model S placed Tesla in the book of prominent automobile manufacturers and not only electric car manufacturers. Very soon they were the second best-selling plug in vehicle of all time falling behind of Nissan Leaf. They followed their success with the production of Model-X; another major commercial success.
All eyes are currently on the latest Model-3 which was announced last year. It is priced at around USD 35k and is said to be the next big thing of electric cars.
Tesla has made people realize a very important fact-that we can still enjoy the comforts of an automobile without the depletion of the environment. In fact this has been the core idea of Tesla throughout the years- they are more than just an automobile manufacturers- they are rather dreamers – dreamers who dream to save this world from the hands of global warming. They are really giving people second thoughts about electric cars!
UNVEILING THE LONG ANTICIPATED RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 2017
It is finally here, after the long critical wait. The first of its kind in the long line of SUVs, range rover produces a convertible which is nothing short of magnificent. Its charms and aesthetics are typical of the brand with the signatory range rover aggressive facial structure and the lavish interior. This new colossus retains the features of its predecessor, the Range Rover Evoque coupe but breaks away with a far more advanced infotainment technology, control systems and navigation apparatus.
The developments in the new evoque convertible include powerful alloy wheels, LED night lights and quality textile with ability to deploy at a cruising speed of 30mph. Its deployment down time revolves around 18 seconds while uptime is 21 seconds. Cargo weight limit is at 8.9 cu ft which is the same for the coupe version including its protection device which consists of an automated aluminum bar which emerges and auto fixes itself in position at 90millisecond.
The convertible features a 240 hp, 2.0 liter turbocharged, 4 cylinder gasoline, 9 speed auto transmissions, and optional front wheel or four wheel drive. The momentum of 0-60 mph is attained at 7.8 seconds which tallies with the previous coupe.
WHAT IS NEW WITH THE CONVERTIBLE?
The clear intention and objective behind the structuring and production of the convertible Range Rover Evoque is solely to optimize and systematically design a more extravagant luxury feature that takes the SUV concept into the future with a severance from conventions and the adoption of a stylish intellectual design which better serves the purpose of opulence. Although it is still found to carry features from the coupe design, it tops an advantage with it’s fully leather upholstery, the latest touch pro infotainment system which is smart phone compatible, WIFI connectivity, and power front seat.
Entry pricing is set at $51, 470.
The rings of luxury: Audi
Today when we see an Audi drive by the first thought that pops in our head: “Damn, I wish I could get my hand on those”. Audi is one of the automobile manufacturers that have set the standards of automobile industry extremely high.
The starting of this company is rather a complicated one. August Horch saw the dream of Audi first- before anyone. Around 1930, the company started- however- it had no mind boggling success.
The company however persisted through the test of time- and the most significant change came in to the company after it was bought by Volkswagen. They redefined the company’s production line up and made some of the finest cars of its time.
The name ‘Audi’ is the Latin for listen and the name Horch is also translated to listen in English and hence we have Audi! The rings of Audi symbolize the numerous unions of companies which brought Audi to where it is today.
Audi is currently making the A8. The system rides on the automaker’s 48-volt active electromechanical suspension platform. With its front-facing camera, Audi says is scans the road ahead 18 times a second to actively predict with the electronic chassis platform (ECP) and primes how the suspension should handle the situation. In conjunction with air suspension, the system should produce a smoother ride as each tire is controlled by its own electric motor that’s adjusted on the fly for potholes, corners or hard stops.
The new A8 will also have the mild-hybrid drive vehicle (MHEV) drivetrain. It combines a alternator connected to the crankshaft that’s powered by a lithium-ion battery which allows the vehicle to coast at speeds between 34 and 99 miles per hour for 40 seconds with the engine firing. So it’s not a hybrid like the Prius or Audi’s on e-tron plug-in hybrid.