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Is the Youxia X a Chinese Clone of the Tesla Model S, or Not?

July 29, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Is the Youxia X a Chinese Clone of the Tesla Model S, or Not?

Monday we brought you the story of the new Youxia X electric super sedan, powered by a 348hp electric motor and with a range of 460 kilometer. The story went wild all over the world and predictably many a man say the X is a clone and ‘ripoff’ of the Tesla Model S.

We call a clone a clone if a clone is a clone. The Landwind X7 is a clone, the Zotye T700 is a clone, and the Yogomo 330 is a clone.

But the Youxia X? Yes and no, it seems. New information surfaced since the unveiling reveals that Youxia Motors fooled its investors like they fooled the media, that they bought a Tesla Model S that they might or might not have modified for the X, and that they are using at least some of Tesla’s open patents.

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The Youxia X is a new Electric Super Sedan from China

July 27, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

The Youxia X is a new Electric Super Sedan from China

This is the incredible Youxia X electric super sedan, unveiled yesterday evening in China and set to compete against the upcoming Tesla Model 3. Power comes from an electric motor with 348hp and 440nm, and range is 460 kilometer. Production is scheduled to begin in late 2016 by a new Shanghai-based company called Youxia Motors.

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This is the Youxia One, a new Electric Supercar from China

July 17, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

This is the Youxia One, a new Electric Supercar from China

These are the first renderings of the all-new Youxia One, an electric supercar from China. A prototype will be unveiled in exactly eight days, and the real thing is scheduled to hit the Chinese car market in 2016. The Youxia One will be manufactured by a Shanghai-based company called Youxia Motors.

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