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Youxia Ranger X - Chinese knockoff of the Tesla Model S

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by spentan, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. spentan

    spentan Active Member

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    Just stumbled across the Youxia Motors Ranger X.

    Looks like a Chinese knockoff of the Tesla Model S. Doesn't look half bad though,

    https://youxiamotors.com/x/index.html

    Kinda need Google Translate to navigate the site, 0-60km in 2.8s and 0-100km in 5.6s makes little sense, I'm sure more info will come out when they're closer to production
     
  2. cynix

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    #2 cynix, Jul 27, 2015
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    The latest Model S Copycat (rip-off) has been announced

    See album here.

    Youxia, a new Chinese electric vehicle startup, has just announced the Youxia X. Designed by a team of 50 in 482 days, the Youxia X has a single asynchronous motor powered by Panasonic 18650 cells, is capable of producing 270 kW of power and 440 Nm torque, and has a maximum range of 460 km and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds. It is expected to hit the market in 2017 and will be in the same price range as the Mercedes C-class, BMW 3-series, and Tesla Model 3.

    By the way, the name "Youxia" comes from the Chinese word for "rider" as in Knight Rider. The car's OS, based on Android 5.1, is aptly named KITT OS.
     
  3. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    Omg, isn't this just very, very funny? The Chinese never seem to be able to come up with their own product. They are only capable of creating clones, rip-offs, etc.
     
  4. loganss

    loganss Spaceman

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    Lol they didn't even try to be subtle about their design.

    Any word on how it's going to be charged?
     
  5. tomas

    tomas Traded in 9 rep bars for M3, used to be somebody!

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    Great, build it! We need more EVs, not fewer. Something about accelerating the advent of sustainable transport. I believe tesla has the engineering talent to stay a step or two ahead.
     
  6. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    The latest Model S rip-off has been announced

    Unfortunate thread title.
     
  7. joer00

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    I guess this is the first company who took the patents and just copied almost everything.

    I am just wondering who will buy this car when it is the same price as the model 3. Who would people trust more, Tesla or Youxia ??
     
  8. Cattledog

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    Well, I guess in getting to there, you have the complete continuum of the ends always justify the means to the ends never justify the means. How you react to this design and this goal puts you somewhere on that line.
     
  9. Dborn

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    Not very subtle, is it?
     
  10. cynix

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    #10 cynix, Jul 27, 2015
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    Sorry, I didn't realise you guys don't call imitations "rip-offs" in the US. Thanks dsm363 for editing the title.

    Edit: oops, I just realised what you meant. Apologies to everyone for the poor choice of words.
     
  11. rogbmw

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    Wonder what Tesla's response to this will be.......
     
  12. BoerumHill

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    A simultaneous inhalation of air and the stretching of the eardrums, followed by an exhalation of breath
     
  13. jkliu47

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    I see this as yet another entrant in a series of attempts to duplicate Tesla's success in the EV auto market. (Even the entrants with fish tanks as accessories :smile: )

    The more the merrier - there is a big big market for replacement of existing ICE vehicles.

    May the best products win.

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
     
  14. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    No problem. We do sometimes but it's just another way to say it so added copycat in if that's ok.
     
  15. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    To be copied is the ultimate form of flattery.
     
  16. ecarfan

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    Agreed. The more EV manufacturers the better. Many will fail, some will succeed.
    Every new product draws on work done by others. Tesla drew on the work done by lithium ion cell designers, AC induction motor designers, touchscreen display designers, etc. etc. etc. and then combined it all into a new package that went beyond previous attempts, creating a very compelling product. This new Chinese company may or may not be taking things a step beyond Tesla, we will have to wait and see.
     
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    "Knock-off" is often used to attribute an obvious copy of design style/architecture, without implying actual theft...
     
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    I actually like the version of the new front and side profile....and as others note....imitation is the most obvious form of flattery. And Chinese "designers" are wonderful for such "flattery."
     
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    Is that a 18" screen? :love:

    Will it have autopilot?
     
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    Balloons. Rub a bunch of balloons against your head and stick them in the trunk.
     

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