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Andrei Nedelea

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"If one does not fail at times, then one has not challenged himself" - Ferdinand Porsche

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Andrei has always been into cars, ever since he took a shotgun ride in a baby carriage. In his early youth it was supercars, horsepower and top speeds, but as he grew up his interests shifted more towards a better general understanding of the car phenomenon that has revolutionized the world.

He is a strong believer in the recent developments in green car tech and especially its entertaining applications. However, for him, green is more than just a brash color sprayed onto a supercar, it's a different way of thinking and perceiving modern car culture.
Three New Vehicles with Poor Moose Test Results
Three New Vehicles with Poor Moose Test Results

Car safety institutions usually test a car’s ability to withstand several types of impacts (and how well passengers are protected), as well as how good the car’s electronics are at keeping it from having a crash in the first place. T...

 
Are These the First Crossovers Ever Made?
Are These the First Crossovers Ever Made?

Crossovers are selling like crazy, and their popularity just keeps increasing. Soon, we’ll probably pick up the phrase “selling like crossovers” because nothing in the automotive industry can match their ridiculously good sales pe...

 
Are Cars Still Special?
Are Cars Still Special?

Statistics say that fewer and fewer people are into cars and driving and one of the reasons for this may be the fact that brands have slowly been diluting their ethos over the decades. Sure, the widespread proliferation of tech, in all walks of ...

 
Non-Chinese Cars That Are Actually Copies
Non-Chinese Cars That Are Actually Copies

Chinese carmakers are well known for blatantly copying other automakers’ products, but prior to these copycat models from the People’s Republic becoming a thing, other manufacturers (that are now much better established) did it too. ...

 
Cars Whose Names Seem Ironic
Cars Whose Names Seem Ironic

Automakers have often been ridiculed for their strange and often inexplicable model name choices. In fact, there are many cars that seem to have been named ironically, since they do not possess the qualities suggested by their (usually aspirational...

 
Dear Santa, Please Rid Us of Fake Exhaust Tips
Dear Santa, Please Rid Us of Fake Exhaust Tips

What’s happening in the automotive industry that is forcing manufacturers to putting big, fake, exhaust-like ornaments on the rear bumpers of some of their cars? They have to be the epitome of pointless, redundant design and the fact that...

 
What Manufacturers Still Don’t Offer an EV Yet?
What Manufacturers Still Don’t Offer an EV Yet?

Most mainstream manufacturers now offer or are in the process of launching an all-electric vehicle. It’s a segment that’s expanding quickly, and even though not all automakers are as into the idea, they have developed EVs just because r...

 
Ripsaw M5 Is an Autonomous, Fully-Electric Tank
Ripsaw M5 Is an Autonomous, Fully-Electric Tank

Electric powertrains don’t just make sense for passenger vehicles, but they seem to be suitable for vehicles designed with military applications in mind. Meet the Ripsaw M5, an unmanned tank created as an autonomous wingman that would figh...

 
Things You Never Dreamed a Car Could Do
Things You Never Dreamed a Car Could Do

The automotive industry, just like any industry, needs to evolve and adapt to changing needs. Today’s cars are more advanced than we would have ever imagined a few decades ago. This seems to be a trend with us humans - we never seem to be ...

 
All Hail the Mighty SUV
All Hail the Mighty SUV

The SUV has become the vehicle of choice for the confused car buyer who doesn’t really know what he or she wants from a vehicle, so they look for the proverbial Jack of all trades. These high riders are presented as ideal all-in-one vehicl...

 
Half-Scale Tesla Cybertruck Coming Along Nicely, Prototype Drives
Half-Scale Tesla Cybertruck Coming Along Nicely, Prototype Drives

You may remember we covered the scratch building of a half-size Tesla Cybertruck and we’re happy to report plenty of progress has been made. Now while our opinions on how great the Cybertruck really is are split, what’s clear is that...

 
Turns Out the Tesla Model 3 Is a Factory Drift Machine
Turns Out the Tesla Model 3 Is a Factory Drift Machine

The fact that the Tesla Model 3 is one of the most fun to drive electric cars currently available is no secret, and since it can be had with rear-wheel drive, there’s one extra thing it should also be good at. Yes, you’ve guessed it ...

 
Toyota GR Yaris Punches Well Above Its Weight, First Reviews Find
Toyota GR Yaris Punches Well Above Its Weight, First Reviews Find

Toyota has extensive experience on the world rally scene and it’s finally channeling that experience into a road car. This is truly great news, even if said road car is based around the humble Yaris city car. And yet there’s nothing ...

 
This Is the World’s First EV Fire Truck
This Is the World’s First EV Fire Truck

The Menlo Park Fire Department showed off an all-electric fire engine it would like to start using as of 2021. The fully electric vehicle is quite different compared to traditional fire trucks, but its makers say it does many things better. The ...

 
How Did Tesla Create Its Borderline Religious Cult?
How Did Tesla Create Its Borderline Religious Cult?

There are fanatics in all fields of activity, from sports, to science, to literature - any field is bound to have some sort of fan base, some bordering on the extreme. It’s no surprise, therefore, that some automakers have amassed huge fol...

 
Guys Start Building Half-Scale Tesla Cybertruck
Guys Start Building Half-Scale Tesla Cybertruck

Have you placed an order for the Tesla Cybertruck but you can’t wait for late 2021 (probably 2022) to take delivery? Well, why not build a half-scale model yourself? It can’t be that hard, since all you need is a chassis, some electr...

 
Chinese Moon Rover Becomes Longest-Lived Lunar Robot
Chinese Moon Rover Becomes Longest-Lived Lunar Robot

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) recently reported that its Yutu-2 lunar rover has officially surpassed the previous longevity record for a man-made probe operating on the Moon (this doesn’t include orbiting craft, though). P...

 
Popular Performance Cars and Their Dog Breed Equivalent
Popular Performance Cars and Their Dog Breed Equivalent

Normally when you are shopping around for a performance car, you don’t really search based on hard, technical facts. Or even if you do, they don’t constitute the only decision making factors - it’s as much a rational decision as i...

 
Affordable EVs You Would Actually Like to Own
Affordable EVs You Would Actually Like to Own

Electric vehicles are still more noticeably expensive than an equivalent gasoline or diesel car, and you’d think that some of the cheaper ones out there would be dreadful to own. But you’d be wrong, because there are now some quite affo...

 
Are There Any Electric Crate Motors Available for Easy EV Conversions?
Are There Any Electric Crate Motors Available for Easy EV Conversions?

An increasing number of people are looking into converting an older car to run on electricity, and while gutting a Tesla or another mass-market EV for the parts is currently the best solution for sourcing a powertrain, there are other ways too. ...

 

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