Sep 14, 2021 - 11:00 am

Oslo takes a bunch of scooters of the streets

Oslo is significantly reducing the number of kickscooters in the city – from nearly 25,000 to 8,000, and is bringing in a nighttime ban between 11 pm and 5 am. Mobility companies Tier, Voi, and Ryde appealed against the decision at court but were unsuccessful.

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Sep 8, 2021 - 10:57 am

Porsche Taycan tuning now available

Tuning company RevoZport offers Porsche Taycan owners an upgrade for their electric sports car. The eye-catching body kits are dubbed the Taycan Revoluzione and Taycan GT-Z but leave the car’s innards untouched.

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Aug 26, 2021 - 11:04 am

Choose your staff wisely

Boris Johnson’s appointed climate spokesperson Allegra Stratton just went on record saying, “diesel car suits me better than electric”, first citing range anxiety and then her mood. “I just don’t fancy it just yet,” she said of making the transition.

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Aug 24, 2021 - 03:32 pm

Green Plates no driving force for UK authorities yet

In December last year, the UK saw the introduction of green license plates to designate zero-emission vehicles. The number plates were also to enable local authorities to grant electric vehicles special rights. However, the uptake is lagging as new findings suggest.

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Aug 23, 2021 - 10:33 am

I am a Tesla Bot, what can I do for you?

Elon Musk has announced that Tesla will launch a “Tesla Bot” prototype in 2022. Musk the robot will be able to do tasks like grocery runs, picking up household objects, and other everyday commands. Musk says he expects to have a prototype ready by 2022.

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Aug 18, 2021 - 10:37 am

Autopilot safety investigation in the USA

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reopening an investigation into Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ driver assistance system. It refers to eleven incidents between January 2018 and July 2021 in which Tesla models hit emergency vehicles parked on the side of the road. This resulted in 17 injuries and one death.

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Aug 14, 2021 - 11:40 am

Laschet meets Musk at the Giga Berlin

German chancellor candidate Armin Laschet (CDU) met with Elon Musk on his tour of the Giga Berlin factory. The candidate is known for his ability to sometimes place his foot in his mouth, and this meeting did not disappoint.

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Aug 13, 2021 - 11:05 am

A vehicle that brings music to your ears

Yamaha is developing a sound module for electric cars that imitates engine sounds. There is a choice of sounds from combustion engines or other sounds, such as a Star Wars theme. The idea to give electric vehicles other sounds is not new.

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Aug 12, 2021 - 10:22 am

Total recall for Bolt turns into a horror for GM

The latest recall campaign for the Chevrolet Bolt due to ongoing battery problems is costing General Motors dearly. In its latest financial figures, the company itself has now put a figure on just how expensive: $800 million, or around $11,600 per car.

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Aug 11, 2021 - 10:15 am

Off-road with a Tesla Model 3

A group of hobbyists has converted a discarded Tesla Model 3 into an off-road vehicle. The conversion isn’t quite finished yet, but it’s already something to behold.

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Aug 10, 2021 - 05:04 pm

A negative charge for Ionity

German top managers get a negative charge from Ionity: Karl-Thomas Neumann is now another top German automotive manager to be disappointed in the charging network from Ionity.

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Aug 8, 2021 - 04:00 pm

VW CEO Diess negatively charged by Ionity

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess apparently ended up negatively supercharged after a bad experience with the Ionity charging network in which VW has a 20 per cent stake. “This is anything but a premium charging experience, IONITY!” ranted Diess on LinkedIn.

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Aug 6, 2021 - 10:50 am

When short-sellers shorten sales

Nikola is cutting its delivery target for this year in half to 25 – 50 vehicles from an original estimate of 50 – 100. In a conference call with analysts, CEO Mark Russell said the company was facing “numerous” delays related to parts procurement.

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Aug 5, 2021 - 11:38 am

Wind change for electric vehicles in Pasadena

As temperatures continue to soar and wildfires rage out of control in parts of the country, the City Council of Pasadena in California voted to hold a $672,512 purchase order for gasoline-powered vehicles, so that zero-emission vehicles may be considered for the same purposes.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 10:54 am

Porsche vs Tesla reloaded

The run between Tesla and Porsche for the fastest lap time on the Nürburgring is entering the next round. Last round, the Tesla Model S Plaid prototypes at the Nürburgring allegedly managed to set a lap time of 7 minutes and 13 seconds.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/14/czech-pm-says-his-country-cant-handle-eu-emissions-targets/
14.09.2021 16:51