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Why Electric Cars Are So Bad At Towing

Why Electric Cars Are So Bad At Towing

Electric cars are undoubtedly the future of the automotive industry. If a manufacturer doesn’t have an EV in its lineup, that manufacturer is behind the times. But EVs also have some hurdles before they are universally accepted, and towing is one of them. Thankfully, Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is…

Here’s The Difference Between Cheap And Expensive Brake Pads

Here’s The Difference Between Cheap And Expensive Brake Pads

The cost of car maintenance covers a pretty broad range. While it can be tempting to buy the cheapest products—brake pads, for example—to take a little strain off your wallet, there’s always the thought that maybe those more expensive pads might actually hold up better in the long run. But…

How The Tesla Roadster Might Pull Off Zero To 60 MPH In 1.9 Seconds

How The Tesla Roadster Might Pull Off Zero To 60 MPH In 1.9 Seconds

Though a battery researcher told me he thinks Tesla’s performance claims for its new Roadster are plausible, there are many other factors besides batteries that affect acceleration. So let Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained walk you through the basic physics of how Tesla might pull this off.