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  • 2016 Nissan LEAF May Get 25% Bigger Battery, 105 Mile Range - Gas 2

    gas2.org 29 May '15, 4pm

    Generally speaking, automakers don’t make big upgrades like this if a vehicle is nearing replacement soon. While many had assumed that the 2016 Nissan LEAF would be the last before the next-gen debuted, what if this move is meant to extend the production lifecycle of the current model...

  • SpaceX Shares Unique Friction Welding Technique With Tesla - Gas 2

    gas2.org 29 May '15, 12pm

    Specifically, SpaceX shared its own method of friction stir welding with Tesla Motors. Rather than use heat to melt two pieces of metal or alloy together, friction welding softens the metal on both sides of the weld in order to merge them together. This maintains the strength of the a...

  • Audi Q6 E-Tron With 300+ Mile Electric Range Confirmed #EV

    Audi Q6 E-Tron With 300+ Mile Range Confirmed - Gas 2

    gas2.org 29 May '15, 12am

    The Q6 may be offered with gasoline and diesel engines as well as plug in hybrid variants, according to the folks at Transport Evolved . But the biggest news is that the E-Tron version will have approximately 310 miles of all electric range. It’s closest competitor, of course, will be...

  • Lucas di Grassi Disqualified At Formula E Berlin - Gas 2

    gas2.org 26 May '15, 12pm

    Post-race inspections to di Grassi’s car revealed illegal modifications to both the left and right front wheel fairings, which had prohibited metal reinforcements to them. In addition, body filler closed off six of eight .holes on the front spoiler, while the front flap and gurney als...

  • Google Autonomous Car Fleet Set To Expand

    Google Autonomous Car Fleet Set To Expand - Gas 2

    gas2.org 24 May '15, 3pm

    The Google autonomous car fleet is being expanded. 25 of the Roush built cars will be placed in service over the next few months. Those cars will be limited to speeds of 25 miles an hour and operated only on city streets near company headquarters. They are equipped with steering wheel...

  • Electric Cars Proving Increasingly Popular With Customizers

    Electric Cars Proving Increasingly Popular With Customizers - Gas 2

    gas2.org 21 May '15, 4pm

    Electric cars may not have broken into the mainstream yet, but increasingly aftermarket parts customizers are taking to vehicles like the BMW i3 as a way to showcase their wares. IND Distribution is the latest to add a bit of custom flair to the BMW i3, though they’re certainly not th...

  • Warm-Up Lap: Tesla P85D Breaks The Dyno - Gas 2

    gas2.org 18 May '15, 12pm

    We’ve all seen the power of the Tesla P85D demonstrated on the drag strip time and again, giving those old gas guzzlers a real run for their money. While the drivetrain of the P85D was designed to withstand 700 lb-ft of torque, your standard dynamometer or “dyno” as it is typically ca...

  • Victory Motorcycles To Compete In TT Zero Race - Gas 2

    gas2.org 22 May '15, 4pm

    “I’m more than excited to race this prototype at the Isle of Man,” says rider William Dunlop. “Electric powertrains have many advantages, and the Isle of Man is one of the greatest tests in motorcycle racing.” Professional Rider Lee Johnston will be riding the second entry for Victory...

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