Jan 16, 2018 - 03:30 pm

France funds U.S. climate scientists

French president Macron puts the money where his mouth is as he pledges to grant millions to U.S. scientists working on climate change. Such foreign aid had become vital since Trump is in open denial and wants to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

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Jan 15, 2018 - 10:08 am

New lawsuit against Tesla in Norway

80 clients from Norway demand compensation from Tesla due to alleged false advertising. They claim that the EV maker published false performance numbers regarding its Model S P85D by totalling up the output of its two electric motors.

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Jan 12, 2018 - 10:26 am

China’s solar highway already down

The 2 km-long photovoltaic pavement stretch opened in the Chinese city of Jinan a few days ago is already out of order. Unknown perpetrators stole one solar panel and damaged seven other ones. In total, the highway features 5,874 square metres of solar panels.
latimes.com




Jan 8, 2018 - 09:21 am

Nissan EVs to literally think ahead (video)

Nissan EVs may soon think men with the machine rather than machine versus human as the Japanese want to bring B2V technology to the CES. B2V means brain-to-vehicle and could signify a whole new phase of autonomous and connected driving.

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Jan 5, 2018 - 11:19 am

Toyota loses legal dispute concerning “Prius” in India

Toyota is not allowed to use the name “Prius” for its hybrid model in India. That is, what the Supreme Court of India decided, granting exclusive trademark rights to Prius Auto Industries, an Indian car component supplier that registered this name in 2001 – nine years earlier than Toyota.
hybridcars.com

Jan 3, 2018 - 06:00 pm

Court seizes assets of LeEco founder Jia Yueting

After facing a lot of trouble regarding its companies, Jia Yueting is currently confronted with even worse news: The founder of LeEco and U.S. start-up Faraday Future once stepped forward to challenge Tesla – now, a court has seized all of his assets due to outstanding debts.
bloomberg.com, reuters.com

Dec 21, 2017 - 09:43 am

A very curious definition of a charging station

The German forum for “Tesla Drivers and Friends” has posted a picture of a most curious charging station or signage thereof. Someone has underlined the message of a sign post pointing to a nearby charging station by fixing a socket strip to the pole. Unplugged.
tff-forum.de (in German, with pictures)

Dec 19, 2017 - 02:11 pm

Faraday Future is running a ghost operation

The future of EV start-up Faraday is increasingly bleak. Reports from its facility in California say it is deserted and devoid of equipment. On the Chinese end of things, FF’s top investor has been put on a debt blacklist. 

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Dec 14, 2017 - 10:42 am

Company accused of running empty electric buses

Authorities in North China are investigating an unusual case of EV subsidy fraud with a bus company accused of running a hundred empty electric buses every day in order to rack up the kilometres required for government grants. At least it is safe to say that no air has been harmed.
sixthtone.com

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:05 am

Tesla enthusiast imports first Model X to India

Tesla is planning its market launch in India some time after 2019. This clearly wasn’t soon enough for a Tesla fan, who simply imported a Tesla Model X all by himself, which makes his the first Tesla to drive on Indian soil. The Tesla enthusiast may have to wait significantly before the first supercharger stations and service centres are opened, though.
indiatimes.com, indianexpress.com, electrek.co

Dec 11, 2017 - 04:49 pm

Tesla with juicy extras

The Tesla Model S is not eligible for the EV grant in Germany any longer as Tesla is suspected of subsidy fraud. One could say the EV maker creatively trimmed the Model S basis version to fit into the price bracket of the EV subsidy. Following an investigation into the very existence of such a “basic” Model S, Tesla had now to agree to stop advertising it.
Continue reading on electrive.comautomobilwoche.de (in German)

Dec 7, 2017 - 09:46 am

BMW not permitted to use the term “zero emissions”

Advertising standards are a good thing but this case of the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) seems a bit far off. The watchmen have not permitted BMW to distribute a spot on facebook that promoted the i3 with terms such as ‘zero emissions’ or ‘clean’. The ASA ruled the ad to be misleading given that BMW offers the i3 with a range extender – optionally.
theguardian.comindependent.co.ukasa.org.uk

Dec 6, 2017 - 10:36 am

PSA wants GM to compensate for Opel emissions

PSA Group, which paid General Motors 1.3 billion euros for Opel, now wants about half of the money back after discovering Opel’s emission strategy hinged on sales of the Ampera-e mainly, which was finally not included in the sale.

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Dec 1, 2017 - 09:34 am

Bitcoin hype reaches Tesla

As the Bitcoin mining needs a lot of computing power and electricity, a Tesla owner had the idea to build a cryptocurrency mining rig in his EV. Meanwhile rumours emerged, that the so far unknown Bitcoin creator with the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto could in fact be Tesla CEO Elon Musk – well, he’s denying it.
electrek.co, investopedia.com (Musk)

Nov 30, 2017 - 08:18 am

Cheetah races Formula E racer

This must be the most unusual Drag Race the world has seen to date as it pits an animal versus the machine. But not any animal and not any machine. It is the Cheetah racing a Formula E electric car but not just for fun.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2017/11/30/cheetah-races-formula-e-racer/
30.11.2017 08:05