Watch the Tesla Model X falcon wing doors' pinch sensors in action. In a video from Like Tesla, the same family that demonstrated the stain-resistance of the seats in the Model X test out the doors' built-in safety mechanism. In order to fully gauge the sensitivity of the sensor suite in detecting obstructions, the videomakers put a banana, a cucumber, and an inflated rubber glove in harm's way. See how they all fare in the video above, and read more at Teslarati.

The Delft University of Technology student team Forze has unveiled their Forze VII hydrogen racecar. It uses an LMP3 body from ADESS with a 100-kW hydrogen fuel cell system from Ballard. It features a 350-bar and a 700-bar hydrogen tank, as well as a battery pack. Motility comes from two electric motors that provide a peak 320 kW (about 429 hp) in a car weighing about 2,425 pounds. The Forze VII does 0-62 mph in less than four seconds, with a top speed of 130 mph. Read more from Forze, and at Green Car Congress.

German driver Maro Engel will join Venturi for the 2016-2017 season of the Formula E electric racing championship. The Formula 3, DTM, and V8 Supercars veteran will race alongside teammate Stephane Sarrazin for the third season of the series. Team coordinator Franck Baldet says that Engel "knows our new engine, the VM 200-FE-02. He did most of the testing sessions accumulating hundreds of kilometers behind the wheel. He is efficient and accurate in his comments to our engineers, always available for the exchange that will increase the performance of the vehicle." Read more from Venturi, or from Formula E.

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