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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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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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