Monthly Archives February 2015

Tesla’s Vision in 2015: An Interview with Head of Tesla China – Tom Zhu

At the end of 2014, Veronica Wu, the former President of Tesla China, resigned from her position. Ms. Wu is succeeded by Tom Zhu, who at that time was responsible for the Supercharging network development in China.


Last week, Chinese media GeekCar interviewed Mr. Zhu, they discussed some hot topics that Tesla owners in China are currently focusing on. Below is highlights based on the above interview report.

Q: Tesla’s 2014 4th-quarter financial report did not reach some analysts’ expectation, what is your opinion?
A: It is obvious the numbers in the financial report are not good. But there are multiple reasons: 1. investments in the Gigafactory; 2...

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McLaren 675LT Officiallly Unveiled with 675PS

McLaren announced the brand-new 2016 675LT today. Basically speaking the 675LT is based on the current McLaren 650S.


Major changes made to the 675LT are:

– 33% of parts are different
– 220 lbs weight savings
– Same 3.8L turbocharged V8 engine, but tuned to 675PS (650S has 650PS, by its name)

For your reference, the 675LT is using the similar carbon fiber composite chassis in the 650S, with 220lbs less weight, the 675LT’s dry weight is as light as only 2,711 lbs.

The M838T 3.8L twin-turbo V8 is designed with the help from Ricardo. This root of the M838T can be traced back to Nissan’s VRH35ADE racing engine. The turbocharger on the M838T is sourced from Mitsubishi...

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Officially Announced: the Audi Prologue Avant Concept

Audi unveiled full details of its Prologue Avant concept today. It is believed the first new model that the Prologue concept series represent is the next-generation A6.


For the Prologue Avant concept, Audi showcases some of its latest technologies, highlighted below:

– New infotainment architecture and entertainment concept
– OLED display
– Plugin hybrid powertrain: 3.0L TDI turbo-diesel engine (353hp) + one electric motor, total system output: 455hp, 553 lb-ft of torque
– New exterior/interior styling language

Enjoy the below gallery and see more details in the press release.

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(2015 Feb Special Issue) AWD System Dissected: Audi Quattro vs. Volkswagen 4Motion

A note from admin: we received a lot of emails from our readers inquiring more details and answers to some related questions. To make our editor’s job easier, please submit your comment or question at the bottom of this article. Every question will be reviewed and answered.

When talking about all-wheel-drive systems within the Volkswagen Group, most consumers usually know only two terms: the Quattro in Audi, and also the 4Motion in Volkswagen.


However, they are not just simply two systems: in fact the situation behind these are much more complicated than it appears to be. In this article, I will briefly analyze the AWD systems in Audi and VW cars.


The Audi ...

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Three Engine Options Confirmed for Cadillac CT6

Cadillac has just released the commercial which teases the upcoming CT6 yesterday. As you can expect, new information flows in quickly. Today we got some powertrain information regarding the CT6. This information came from Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen’s Q&A media section yesterday.


At new model launch, a total of 3 engines will be offered:

– Turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder
– Twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6
– Twin-turbocharged V8 (this is a completely-new design, NOT the supercharged V8 in the CTS-V)

Also from an interview between Wall Street Journal and GM’s CFO Chuck Stevens, which is also published yesterday, we have the following highlights regarding Cadillac’s plan in the n...

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