Audi Starts Production Of E-tron Electric Motors

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Production is with one‑shift operation, but will soon change to three shifts. The parts are moved around the facility using driverless vehicles, controlled by an intelligent IT system.

The electric axle motors consist not only electric motors but also power electronics, which are located in their own housing, the gearing and two flange shafts that transmit the power to the wheels.

via Audi Starts Production Of E-tron Electric Motors

Hyundai Kona Electric Gets The Top Gear Treatment

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That might not sound like the ultimate compliment, but since it seems to match up with Hyundai’s intentions, it’s certainly an acceptable accolade. Of course what makes it so “usable and useful” is the 250-mile range afforded by the 64 kWh battery of their tester (it’s actually rated for 292 miles under the WLTP cycle used in Europe). After scooting about Oslo for over 200 miles, the instrument cluster informed them they still had an additional 125 miles of range left. This bodes well indeed.

via Hyundai Kona Electric Gets The Top Gear Treatment

Rolls-Royce Is Building Cockroach-Like Robots to Fix Plane Engines

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OBO-MECHANICS. Rolls-Royce believes these tiny insect-inspired robots will save engineers time by serving as their eyes and hands within the tight confines of an airplane’s engine. According to a report by The Next Web, the company plans to mount a camera on each bot to allow engineers to see what’s going on inside an engine without have to take it apart.

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Watch This New Tesla Model 3 Review By NY Daily News

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Here is another review of the Tesla Model 3 – this time it’s like a general overview from New York Daily News Autos, who calls the Model 3 almost worth the wait.

In short, the Tesla Model 3 is considered as impressive tech and superb handling, with excellent acceleration. There is a lot to like in the Model 3, even despite some quirks.

via Watch This New Tesla Model 3 Review By NY Daily News