How to get rid of the ‘gearbox’ in your Tesla, and the other ‘gears’ that make it so special

We don’t often see cars sporting “gearboxes,” but there’s a reason they’re ubiquitous.They allow electric motors to power a whole bunch of gearboxes, from the battery pack to the transmission.In fact, we’ve seen a ton of these kinds of gearbox swaps, most of which are completely unnecessary.There’s one caveat though.The gearboxes are only really useful…

Albinism, gears and a bike

Traxxas Racing, the brand that manufactures the Traxxa Traxxi bicycle, has a new bike in the works, the Traxis stampede.It is an aluminium frame with a gearbox and hydraulic shock mounts.It weighs 695 grams and has a top speed of 30kmh.It’s currently in the design phase.Traxas’ new bike will be sold for around €1,700 ($1,850).Weighing…