Jun 13, 2019 - 11:05 am

Agent 007 eat your heart out

The Israeli-American company NFT (Next Future Transportation) has introduced a flying electric car concept called the “Aska” that uses a gasoline range extender to reach a range of 550 km at a top speed of 200 kph. The first test flight is planned for 2020 with a view to market launch in 2025, with a […]

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Jun 12, 2019 - 11:27 am

Tilburg Tesla factory hit by protest

A group of ten Model 3 owners blocked Tesla’s European factory in Dutch Tilburg out of protest over Tesla’s price fluctuation, and the failure to deliver promised features such as an Autopilot update.

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Jun 9, 2019 - 11:31 pm

Tesla Model X is a balancing act

Usually, Tesla cars fly off the shelves and sometimes CEO Elon Musk may appear a little off the rails but this incident is a whole new balancing act. The Swiss police that caught the Model X in the act even spoke of a flying Tesla.

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Jun 7, 2019 - 01:36 pm

What goes up, must come down (video)

Renault recently launched an unusual advertising campaign in the Romanian capital of Bucharest for its Zoe, in which the selling price of the EV is linked to the air pollution in the city. If air pollution rises, the price for the Zoe decreases.

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Jun 6, 2019 - 11:54 am

Streaming while charging

For obvious reasons, Tesla blocked the video streaming options for the displays in their vehicles. However, an innovative Tesla owner managed to get the popular video stream platform Netflix running on the touch screen of his Model 3.

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Jun 5, 2019 - 11:58 am

FEMA throws out fiery stats for cars

While a big deal is commonly made of any electric vehicle catching fire, often their combustion counterparts do not find that kind of attention to safety from the media and manufacturers. A comprehensive overview of how much of a danger vehicle combustion really poses to drivers has been missing from the conversation – until now.

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Jun 3, 2019 - 12:15 pm

Ford presents humanoid mail-robot

Ford cooperated with Agility Robotics to produce the Digit, a man-like robot that can carry packages up to 20 kg all the way up the stairs and to your door step, similarly to what a real postman is supposed to do.

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May 28, 2019 - 11:51 am

Water e-bike goes serial

Just over a year ago, New Zealand company Manta revealed the Hyrofoiler XE-1 – an electric bike that rides on water. Now the water rider has gone into serial production and can be ordered online. The hydrofoiler XE-1 costs $7,490.00 USD and deliveries are already scheduled for this year.

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May 27, 2019 - 02:01 pm

Customer is king

That electric vehicles do not perform as well as their advertised ranges when it is cold out, is nothing new. But BYD’s deal with the Indianapolis Public Transportation corporation is: BYD will supply inductive chargers along bus routes, following the alleged breach of contract.

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May 24, 2019 - 11:38 am

UK: Garnering good ideas from young people

As part of a national schools’ competition, the ‘Eco Innovators’ competition, students aged 7-19 are being asked to create a design for on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging points.  Competition entries are now open until 18 October 2019.

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May 22, 2019 - 11:43 am

A small electric car or a very roomy handbag?

How about an electric car made to look like a handbag? That’s what BAIC BJEV has come up with for its launch edition EV released on China’s ‘Internet Valentine’s Day’ on May 20. While they’ve made some questionable style choices, other features seem rather fun.

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May 21, 2019 - 12:01 pm

Autonomous services with Renault and Transdev

Renault, Transdev Group, IRT SystemX, Institut Vedecom and the University of Paris-Saclay in France have just inaugurated the Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab project. The Lab is now testing new autonomous, electric and shared mobility services in and around the Paris-Sanclay urban campus area.

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May 20, 2019 - 12:42 pm

You can’t hide who you are

A Japanese Prius owner went to extra lengths to make their vehicle particularly unique. By placing a Lexus badge and additional tailpipes along with a spoiler, the vehicle does look “racier”, however doesn’t really fit the point of driving a hybrid in the first place.

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May 17, 2019 - 11:23 am

Après ski is about to become even more pleasant

At INTERALPIN 2019 in Innsbruck, the international trade fair for Alpine technologies, Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG, presented the first fully electric snow groomer, the PistenBully 100 E. The vehicle is just a study but has already concluded successful driving tests.

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May 16, 2019 - 12:51 pm

Too much of a good thing

Paris has enough, of Trottinettes that is. Providers have deployed about 15,000 little kick-scooters so far and numbers are to double. But, as users misbehave too often, companies such as Jump, Lime or Bird have been warned to either abide by a new code of good conduct or else the city will kick them to […]

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May 15, 2019 - 01:50 pm

The last dinasaur

For a bit of fossil-fuelled nostalgia before Daimler’s Smart brand becomes purely electric next year, the German company is launching a series of its final 21 combustion engine vehicles in a limited collector’s edition.

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May 14, 2019 - 11:35 am

French police test vamped up kick scooters

While kick scooters have been banned from pedestrian walkways in France, the French police force is looking into using the stand-up scooters (trottinettes) to fight street crime. If the three-month trial in the northwestern French town of Honfleur is successful, local authorities will invite scooter companies to make bids to supply police trottinettes.

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May 13, 2019 - 12:31 pm

Shoulda seen it coming…

While Tesla fan videos are almost as popular as cat content, an amateur video has made ‘Tesla’ the most searched term on – Pornhub. The sex clip was filmed whilst the car was driving on autopilot and prompted Elon Musk to comment on the story in his usual dry manner.

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May 10, 2019 - 10:40 am

Cold winter blues

A man who purchased a Chevy Bolt in South Dakota, USA, is suing General Motors because he feels cheated by the advertised range. He says that the official 238 mile-range shrank by about 100 miles during the cold winter months.

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May 8, 2019 - 12:23 pm

Andretti’s suggestion to spice up the Formula E

For those who believe that the FIA Formula E is too quiet and peaceful, former race-car driver Mario Andretti has a potential solution. He addressed the race’s organisers in a short video on social media, although it remains to be seen whether they plan to use the method.

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May 7, 2019 - 11:41 am

To share or not to share

Outside of Hangzhou, hundreds of unused EVs were found parked alongside a river. The vehicles belong to the EV rental company called Microcity, who claimed that the cars were all in use.

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May 6, 2019 - 11:55 am

Super charged by the community

There seems no limit to the enthusiasm of both Tesla and Lego fans, and now the fandom passions have come together to build something new. A Model 3 owner managed to have his model – one made of bricks – to become a playset series complete with charge port and removable battery pack.

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May 1, 2019 - 09:14 pm

Audi e-tron stars in Avenger but disguised as ICE

The release of the new Avengers movie has caused an uproar in German media. Where Audi was to star its all-electric e-Tron GT concept car, the battery electric e-tron can be heard roaring like a combustion engine – deliberately, a spokesman suggested.

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Apr 29, 2019 - 12:43 pm

Elon Musk & SEC reach social media agreement

Twitter, Elon and the courts: Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the US SEC have reached an agreement in the bizarre legal battle surrounding his use of Twitter for company statements. The judge has now decided that Musk may no longer use his “personal” platform to publish information that could affect Tesla’s stock value, including production […]

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Apr 26, 2019 - 01:05 pm

OMG, finally a quiet leaf blower, right?

One of the best things about being a multi-billionaire engineering entrepreneur is that you can just invent stuff to fix something that annoys you. Like many of us, Elon Musk is apparently annoyed by loud electric leaf blowers.

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Apr 25, 2019 - 12:59 pm

Restraining order for Tesla

Once again Tesla is caught up in the dealings of speculative short sellers banking on short-term profits. The short sellers are said to have discussed deliberately causing collisions to discredit the EV maker. Tesla also obtained an injunction against a short seller who apparently harassed and stalked employees.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/06/13/agent-007-eat-your-heart-out/
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