Leaf security glitch? Security researcher Troy Hunt says that because certain functions can be activated by simply entering the vehicle ID in the NissanConnect app, a Nissan Leaf can easily be hacked. There is no real danger. But hackers could i.e. slowly drain the battery. bbc.com, troyhunt.com
400 miles of freedom: U.S. company Freedom Trucking will soon launch an electric truck with a range of 400 miles (640 km). The vehicle was developed together with Ohio State University and will be put to work between Chicago and Minneapolis later this year. The batteries are provided by Oakridge Global Energy.
First orders: British Tevva Motors will now take orders for its range extender powertrain, which can be used to retrofit any 7.5t truck. It features a 120 kW electric motor and 66 kWh battery pack, the range extender unit, as well as Tevva’s self-developed Predictive Range Extender Management System (PREMS).
Wirelessly charging Tesla: Evatran has opened the order books for its wireless charging system for the Tesla Model S. The 7.2 kW adapter is said to become available by April and can be reserved with a 244 dollar, refundable deposit.