Sep 28, 2020 - 09:40 pm

No tender love for Sofia

Stolichen Avtotransport, the public transport company of Bulgaria’s capital Sofia, has cancelled a tender for the purchase of 52 new e-buses. Only one valid bid was submitted for each of the two lots tendered. This is the second cancellation Stolichen had to endure.

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Sep 24, 2020 - 12:18 pm

Be careful what you order online

When the US-American auto blogger ordered an electric sports car online from the online retailer Alibaba, he thought he found a great deal with a price of US$31,000 for the Qiantu K50. However, things did not go as hoped.

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Sep 23, 2020 - 12:07 pm

The Zetta won’t getcha in Russia

The Zetta was to be Russia’s first electric car, and the Ministry of Industry wanted to see it brought to market. But recently, the deadlines for the start of production have been pushed further and further back.

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Sep 22, 2020 - 09:18 pm

Kick-scooter culture yet to kick in

A twelve-month trial with electric kick-scooters in Coventry, England, has been paused only five days after it started. Contrary to regulations, the vehicles were used on sidewalks and discarded throughout the city. The Council is now reviewing the best way to ensure the e-scooters are used appropriately.

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Sep 21, 2020 - 11:22 am

Who’s driving?

When to Autopilot? The Canadian police report that a 20-year-old Telsa driver was taking a nap with both front seats fully reclined at speeds of more than 140 kph – leaving the driving to Tela’s Autopilot function. The man (not the car) has been charged with both speeding and dangerous driving.

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Sep 17, 2020 - 02:36 pm

The zero-emission soapbox

Hyundai has developed a very small, zero-emission car that comes with customer instructions on how to assemble it. The isn’t powered by electricity, but by gravity.

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Sep 15, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Free charging at Tesla soon to be no more

A software error in Tesla’s V3 Superchargers temporarily prevented other brand’s electric cars from being able to charge via CCS for free throughout Europe. On Sunday, however, this gap was closed via a software update.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 12:44 pm

Short-seller Hindenburg tries taking down Nikola

Hindenburg Research raises serious fraud accusations against the prospective electric truck manufacturer Nikola. However, the “research” is anything but neutral, as the company itself has sold Nikola shares short and is thus profiting from any price losses resulting from the paper.

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Sep 9, 2020 - 12:24 pm

Elon Musk defends drone pilot on Twitter

A YouTuber complained that security at the Tesla construction site in Texas had forbidden him to take video footage with his drone. Musk responded that he thought his security staff were being “a bit overzealous” since he had given his okay for the recordings.

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Sep 8, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Fuel cell spacecraft from Japan

The manned FC lunar vehicle that Toyota is developing with the Japanese space agency JAXA is taking shape. Currently, test parts for all technological components are being developed for the rover prototype, which will be named the Lunar Cruiser.

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Sep 7, 2020 - 11:16 am

When Musk meets Diess

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a surprising stopover in Braunschweig at the end of his visit to Germany, which lasted several days, and met with Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess.

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Sep 2, 2020 - 11:48 am

Not a white label solution but Tesla

The Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America equips some of its rapid-charge stations in the USA with stationary batteries from Tesla, but now apparently wants to disguise their origin by removing the Tesla logo from the batteries.

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Aug 31, 2020 - 01:28 pm

The Korean battery giants battle on

After a preliminary ruling in favour of LG Chem was issued in the U.S. regarding the legal dispute between the South Korean battery manufacturers LG Chem and SK Innovation, the legal dispute between the two companies continued in South Korea – and a ruling has been made.

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Aug 26, 2020 - 12:01 pm

Seat draws inspiration from young designers

In a team up with children in the UK, Seat aims to make EV charging stations more colourful. This follows research showing that 1/3 of British motorists consider the power dispensers to be ugly. The design consists of a mosaic of ten drawings by children and inaugurated with a charging station in Milton Keynes.

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Aug 25, 2020 - 01:21 pm

Silent luxury for life’s final journey

The British funeral car manufacturer Coleman Milne is now offering a purely electric hearse based on the Tesla Model S. The conversion was a collaboration between British firm and the German luxury coachbuilder Binz.

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Aug 19, 2020 - 05:58 pm

Lamborghini and Segway-Ninebot issue go-kart

Segway-Ninebot has developed an electric go-kart together with Lamborghini. The Ninebot GoKart Pro in the ‘Lamborghini Edition’ can reach speeds of up to 40 kph and is distributed through electronics manufacturer Xiaomi.

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Aug 14, 2020 - 10:56 am

Taycan still fine-tuning over-the-air updates

The Porsche Taycan is technically capable of software updates via the data network (Over The Air). But owners of the electric Porsche still have to come to the workshop for a software update due to the large amount of data required.

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Aug 13, 2020 - 10:33 am

Ford pulls out PHEV after battery issues

Ford has stopped sales of its Kuga PHEV (named Escape in the USA) due to concerns about overheating of the batteries, the company has now confirmed. Estimates indicate that up to 27,000 cars worldwide are affected.

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Aug 11, 2020 - 11:25 am

Tesla success in South Korea causes subsidy review

The successful sales of Tesla in South Korea could lead to a withdrawal of the state premiums there. After Tesla vehicles benefited from 43 per cent of all subsidies paid out in the first half of 2020, the South Korean Ministry of the Environment has now announced changes.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/09/28/no-tender-love-for-sofia/
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