Feb 27, 2020 - 11:15 am

Cheeky driver steals power from the cops

In the German town of Mettmann, a Tesla driver charged his car via a socket in a construction site toilet. The driver showed a lot of chutzpah– the construction site was for a new police building, right next to an existing police building.

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Feb 26, 2020 - 11:32 am

Montréal says no to kick-scooters

Many cities have struggled with the adoption of electric scooters and the micromobility vehicles have had a mixed, often negative response. Now a city is throwing in the towel: After a pilot project last year, Montréal is now banning electric kick scooters from the city.

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Feb 24, 2020 - 02:38 pm

A charging station that can tank

The Swiss company Juice Technology is advertising just how robust their mobile charging station Juice Booster 2 is with another impressive advertising stunt: This time involving an actual military tank!

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Feb 21, 2020 - 12:00 pm

Nikkei finds Tesla 6 years ahead

Many ‘tear-downs’ have already shown that Tesla has a lead of years in electric drive and battery technology. Now the Japanese business paper Nikkei has also had the Tesla Model 3 dismantled.

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Feb 20, 2020 - 12:12 pm

The Anti- Handbook Handbook from Tesla

A Tesla handbook for its employees – called The Anti-Handbook Handbook – shows that the electric car manufacturer communicates the company rules for its employees in a straight-forward, informal and unapologetic manner.

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Feb 19, 2020 - 12:17 pm

Bill Gates goes electric

The famous founder of Microsoft has reportedly bought himself an electric car. Surprisingly, he did not go for a US-American production, such as Tesla, but instead opted for a Porsche Taycan made in Germany.

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Feb 18, 2020 - 12:40 pm

No Klinsmann, no Tesla

Due to famous German football coach Jürgen Klinsmann turning his back on Berlin’s inglorious football club Hertha BSC, the club apparently lost at least one major sponsorship deal.

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Feb 17, 2020 - 11:05 am

An electric car improves dating chances

Ford has undertaken a survey for Valentine’s day that shows that using an electric vehicle for a date apparently greatly improves a person’s attraction. Of course, the US-American company immediately integrated this in an advertising campaign for the Mache-E.

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Feb 14, 2020 - 10:51 am

Tracked Tesla hits the snow

In order to be able to drive better through deep snow, a YouTuber has converted its Tesla Model 3 into a kind of tracked vehicle with an unconventional construction as a replacement for the driven rear wheels.

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Feb 12, 2020 - 10:40 am

Nissan records a lullaby

It isn’t unknown for parents to take sleep-resistant babies for a spin in the car. The constant noise of the engine works as white noise, helping put the kid to sleep. As EVs are too quiet for this, Nissan developed the “world’s first emission-free lullaby”.

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Feb 6, 2020 - 05:40 pm

Tesla may face double trouble in Germany

In Germany, state government authorities in the Rheinland area are investigating possible violations of the Working Hours Act at the German Tesla subsidiary Tesla Grohmann Automation. Up north, Tesla’s Gigafactory 4 in Brandenburg is also facing new headwinds – all the way from the southern German state of Bavaria.

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Feb 6, 2020 - 12:10 am

Headwind for two e-mobility projects in Berlin

In Berlin, a seemingly unlikely coalition is blocking two electric vehicle projects. The trade union Verdi refuses the purchase of 90 new electric buses by transit operator BVG. On top, the Senate could stop BVG’s and ViaVan’s ridesharing offer BerlKönig as early as April.

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Feb 5, 2020 - 12:29 pm

A win for electric cars at the Super Bowl

At the Super Bowl in the USA, no less than four major carmakers advertised electric cars. While Porsche, Audi, GM and Ford had to pay over 5 million dollars for a 30-second spot, another manufacturer received positive PR completely free of charge: Players from both final teams raved about Tesla in interviews.

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Feb 4, 2020 - 10:59 am

Kubota impresses with AI operated e-tractor

With a concept that looks like out of a Transformers movie, the Japanese manufacturer Kubota provides a glimpse into the future of agriculture. The company claims to be a pioneer in introducing smart technologies in farming.

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Feb 3, 2020 - 11:06 am

Elon Musk makes a beat

Elon Musk, the man behind SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink and the Boring Company, has apparently not yet reached his full capacity. Now the busy entrepreneur has released a track called ‘Don’t Doubt Yer Vibe’ for which he wrote the lyrics and provided the vocals himself.

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Jan 31, 2020 - 11:52 am

Vandals destroy charge hub on Vancouver Island

Five charging outlets on Vancouver Island have been rendered unusable as unidentified persons severed the cables. All five of the local charging stations at Buckley Bay rest stop were destroyed, with repairs underway as parts permit.

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Jan 29, 2020 - 11:05 am

Dyson pays back EV development grant

The vacuum manufacturer decided to foray into electrified vehicle development only fairly recently, but Dyson has already repaid the UK government 7,8 million pounds it had received in 2016 as part of its plans to produce electric cars in Wiltshire, England.

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Jan 27, 2020 - 09:49 pm

Controversy around Ionity’s new pricing continues

Everything was to be so simple – one price for everyone, charged per kWh at all stations with Ionity’s high power charging network. Only it wasn’t that simple, as so-called mobility service operators got exclusive deals and charge differently – to much dismay and a competitor’s delight.

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Jan 26, 2020 - 03:14 pm

Racy Prius presented in Tokyo

We tend to think of the Toyota Prius as one of the earliest and popular EVs, however it is not generally considered an exciting car. As a tuning company now proved at the Tokyo Auto Salon, this certainly does not have to be the case.

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Jan 24, 2020 - 11:20 am

Model X to bring astronauts to the verge of space

Elon Musk’s private space-faring company SpaceX is now using Tesla Model X’s to ferry NASA astronauts to their respective shuttles on the way to the International Space Station ISS. This will replace the shiny Astro van NASA has used for decades.

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Jan 23, 2020 - 02:16 pm

Quit smoking, buy a Tesla

If “stop smoking” was among your list of new year’s resolution, here’s just the push to see it through. An Irish couple saved so much when they quit cigarettes they were able to plan to buy a new Tesla.

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Jan 22, 2020 - 10:45 am

Tesla hits back

Tesla has spoken up against the NHTSA petition claiming that Teslas accelerate on their own: “This petition is completely false and was brought by a Tesla short-seller.”

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Jan 20, 2020 - 10:54 pm

Ludicrous gone wrong?

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been petitioned to investigate cases where Tesla vehicles allegedly “suddenly” accelerated without driver intervention, particularly when parking.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/02/27/cheeky-driver-steals-power-from-the-cops/
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