The steering wheel instead of the usual steering wheel is probably the main complaint about the updated Tesla cars. It was criticized both immediately after the announcement and after the first tests.
Consumer Reports, after a week of testing the new Model S, expressed their concerns about the new control. Moreover, the claims were described based on the opinion of 10 source experts at once.
In general, experts have a negative opinion. Plus, this form has only one – the steering wheel in the neutral position does not cover the dashboard. Although the same Peugeot solved this problem without a radical revision of the main body of the car.
All the rest are disadvantages. The main one is that with this shape, the steering wheel is simply much more difficult to control, which in some cases can lead to the formation of a dangerous situation. Blind interception of the steering wheel is now impossible, since in the process there may be a protruding part or even a void at hand. Moreover, the steering wheel is slippery, which further exacerbates the situation. One of the women who tested the car also said that the steering wheel was too thick for her small palms.
In addition, due to the specific shape, the driver’s hands get tired faster, since they cannot be relaxed in the same way as in the case of a conventional steering wheel. Adds problems and the lack of paddle shifters. They have been replaced with controls on the steering wheel itself. As a result, it is sometimes very inconvenient to turn on the turn signals. The rest of the buttons are touch-sensitive, which, together with the shape of the steering wheel, sometimes leads to erroneous presses.
As a result, this form does not have any distinct advantages, and the disadvantages can be called very serious, since some of them directly affect safety.
Maserati GranTurismo Folgore: electric, powerful, very low and outwardly does not betray its electric essence. The car is valued at $170,000
Maserati has shared details about its first electric coupe called the GranTurismo Folgore.
Folgore, according to the statement of the company itself, will be the lowest electric car in the world – 135 mm.
The machine is equipped with three electric motors with a total capacity of 760 hp. This allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 320 km/h. At the same time, some sources talk about 1200 hp, which is also true. The fact is that the power of each electric motor is 300 kW or about 1207 hp, but the installation never works at such a power, giving a maximum of about 760 hp.
The battery capacity is 92.5 kWh, and it can be charged at stations with a capacity of 270 kW. The power reserve is declared equal to 450 km according to the WLTP cycle, but for such powerful electric vehicles this is a very conditional indicator. From the rest, we can note a mass of almost 2270 kg, a trunk of 270 liters, three screens (a 12.2-inch digital instrument panel, a 12.3-inch infotainment system screen and another 8.8-inch screen, but it is not yet clear Where it is located).
For those who still would like to hear the characteristic sound of the engine, Maserati offers a corresponding function, when recordings of its own V8 engines are played from the speakers in accordance with the nature of the movement. In addition, the company focuses on the fact that the design of the car practically does not give out an electric car in it.
It remains to add that for the car they will ask from 170,000 to 215,000 dollars. Sales will begin in the summer of 2023.
Tesla Model 3 loses control, crashes and catches fire. This was caught on video
At the end of last week, Mydrivers published a video filmed on one of the Chinese tracks. First, we are shown a Tesla Model 3 electric car engulfed in fire.
At the end of the video, we see how the Tesla Model 3 loses control at high speed in the rain and crashes into a fence. From a strong blow, the driver was thrown onto the road, after which the car was engulfed in fire. Tesla has not made an official statement about this.
Mydrivers notes that there have been a series of other accidents prior to this involving the company’s electric vehicles. In July of this year, artist Lin Zhiying was driving a Tesla Model S that caught fire after a collision.
Also, in July, another car owner reported that his Tesla caught fire in a tunnel.
This car should sell better than the BMW 3. Nio ET5 deliveries have begun, the manufacturer sets a record for the quarter
Nio management has confirmed that deliveries of the new ET5 model have already begun. It competes with the Tesla Model 3 and BMW 3. Previously, Qin Lihong, co-founder and president of Nio, said that within a year, the ET5 will outsell the fuel version of the BMW 3 Series, and the ET5 will eventually replace similar traditional “fuel cars.”
This car was introduced in December last year, it has a sporty design. The car is priced at $51,000 with a 75 kWh battery and $60,000 with a 100 kWh battery.
The Nio T5 is equipped with a permanent magnet synchronous front motor and asynchronous rear motor with a maximum total power output of 360 kW, peak torque of 700 Nm and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds. The basic version has a range of more than 700 km, while the older version offers a range of more than 1,000 km. Vehicle dimensions – 4790 x 1960 x 1499 mm, wheelbase is 2888 mm. The speaker system supports 7.1.4 sound format, has 23 speakers and supports Dolby Atmos technology.
Nio shipped 10,878 new vehicles in September 2022, according to Nio’s official figures. In the third quarter, Nio delivered 31,607 new vehicles, up 29.3% from last year. This quarter was a record quarter in the history of the company.
From January to September 2022, Nio shipped 82,434 new vehicles, up 24.2% from last year. So far, Nio has delivered a total of 249,504 new vehicles to customers.
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