Remember Youxia? In 2015 they launched the Youxia X, an electric sedan concept that was likely partially based on an actual Tesla Model S. After widespread media ridicule by Chinese media the company disappeared from sight. Until now.
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.
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.
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.
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.