Jun 7, 2023 - 03:25 pm
Shell charged with greenwashing in the UK
Dutch oil and gas corporation Shell has been banned from running certain advertisements in the UK. In the campaign, Shell advertises its efforts to provide renewable energy and expand charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
Jun 6, 2023 - 03:32 pm
Edinburgh takes a stand against ICEing
Edinburgh is taking consistent action against charging point blockers. From May 2022 to April 2023, a total of 4,625 fines were imposed on motorists in the Scottish capital who had exceeded the maximum length of stay at charging stations for electric vehicles.
Jun 5, 2023 - 12:48 pm
JLR announces major I-Pace recall
JLR is recalling all I-Pace vehicles produced in Graz, Austria, since 5 June 2018 due to a fire hazard. The recall affects 6,367 units of the electric model. There is a risk that the high-voltage battery could overheat.
Jun 1, 2023 - 01:24 pm
Copenhagen Pride Parade goes fully electric
The Copenhagen Pride Parade is switching completely to electric trucks this year. The colourful LGBTI+ festival, which takes place in August, will use 30 Volvo electric trucks, which will be temporarily withdrawn by logistics provider DFDS from its fleets in Denmark and Sweden.
May 26, 2023 - 10:29 am
Data leaked appears to show Tesla Autopilot malfunctions
Data leaked to the German Handelsblatt suggests that Tesla has bigger technical problems with its Autopilot driver assistance system than previously thought. Insiders leaked 100 gigabytes of data said to originate from Tesla’s IT system and the issue appear to go way beyond “phantom braking”.
May 25, 2023 - 03:54 pm
A long wait is over for Volkswagen employees
Volkswagen employees can now, finally, order electric cars as company cars again. The company has insisted employees wait two years before they can get electric vehicles from their own company as company cars.
May 24, 2023 - 04:34 pm
AMG launches a more expensive Mercedes kick-scooter
The Mercedes performance brand AMG is now launching an electric kick-scooter with its own branding. Just like the version that Mercedes-Benz already presented in 2020, the AMG-Mercedes scooter involves cooperation with the Swiss manufacturer Micro Mobility Systems. But AMG’s scooter is more expensive.
May 22, 2023 - 03:08 pm
BMW and Tyde unveil fast electric boat in Cannes
BMW and boat manufacturer Tyde have unveiled a groundbreaking electric boat in Cannes. Dubbed The Icon, this watercraft represents a “new kind of flagbearer,” according to BMW, when it comes to zero-emission vessels.
May 12, 2023 - 03:57 pm
Tesla must upgrade all of its cars in China
Tesla has to upgrade the regenerative braking system of all Tesla cars in China via a software update, which adds up to around 1.1 million electric cars. All model series are affected, both imported vehicles and those manufactured in China. This partially concerns a function that many a European Tesla driver would also like to […]
May 11, 2023 - 03:54 pm
RETTmobil trade show presents electric emergency vehicle lineup
At the leading European trade fair for rescue and mobility RETTmobil, currently taking place in Germany, there are also a number of purely electric emergency vehicles on display – from the ID. Buzz as an emergency ambulance to the Mercedes eCitan with an extension for rescue services.
May 10, 2023 - 03:59 pm
Stellantis to recall over 90,000 PHEVs due to fire risk
Stellantis Group, which includes Citroen, DS, Opel and Peugeot brands, has announced a recall of over 90,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to dealerships. Approximately 32,000 of these affected PHEVs are in Germany. The recall is due to an increased risk of fire.
May 10, 2023 - 12:59 pm
Texas set to impose annual fees on EV owners
To replace the gas tax paid by internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, the Texas House recently approved an annual $200 fee for electric vehicle owners. The bill now awaits approval from Governor Greg Abbott before becoming law.
May 8, 2023 - 12:03 pm
Stadler may not end up in prison after all
Former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler will probably not have to go to prison for his involvement in the diesel scandal. A deal with the Munich Regional Court allows Stadler to make a comprehensive confession shortly and, in return, only receive a suspended sentence and pay a fine of 1.1 million euros.
May 3, 2023 - 03:56 pm
Lordstown may falter if Foxconn deal falls through
In a filing to the SEC, electric vehicle start-up Lordstown Motors warns that it may go bankrupt against the backdrop of contract manufacturer Foxconn walking away from a crucial deal. And there is also Lordstown own share price.
May 2, 2023 - 02:57 pm
Secret electric “Saab”: NEVS Emily GT claims 1,000 km range
It looks like Saab engineers secretly developed the best electric car to come out of Trollhättan yet – there is only one problem. The Swedish factory has been put into hibernation as new owner NEVS is facing bankruptcy. Still, the EV might be worth waking up to.
Apr 27, 2023 - 03:53 pm
Tesla & Fastned challenge Germany over charging network monopoly
The Higher Regional Court in Düsseldorf is hearing a case today that is crucial for the future of fast-charging infrastructure in Germany. Tesla and Fastned are challenging the federal government over essentially extending Tank & Rast’s monopoly at motorway service stations to fast charging.
Apr 27, 2023 - 12:15 pm
Kia presents full-sized Lego EV6 model
Kia had the Italian company BrickVision build a 1:1 model of its EV6 electric car out of Lego bricks. It took more than 800 working hours and 350,000 Lego bricks.
Apr 26, 2023 - 02:11 pm
Nikola recalls BEV trucks in the USA
Nikola recalls all of its battery-electric trucks manufactured since November 2021 in the US, 364 units in total. Due to a problem with a supplier’s electronic parking brake, there is a risk of the vehicles rolling away unintentionally. Dealers will replace the faulty part.
Apr 25, 2023 - 12:21 pm
Holland experiences a run on BEV truck funding
An open technology tender for 400 zero-emission trucks in the Netherlands was closed after only one day due to high demand. Particularly remarkable to note is that all 1,600 applications were submitted for BEV trucks and not a single one for fuel cell trucks.
Apr 25, 2023 - 11:42 am
Hyundai is headed to the moon
Hyundai has started the development of a lunar rover together with partners from the aerospace industry. The solar-powered and autonomous vehicle is expected to weigh about 70 kilograms.
Apr 19, 2023 - 03:55 pm
Sono Motors: “Community funding” may have been illegal
Barely two months after abandoning its solar car project, Sono Motors may be facing more trouble over the project’s financing. Capital magazine questions the “community funding” approach the German startup had resorted to and says reimbursements remain outstanding in some cases.
Apr 18, 2023 - 03:16 pm
Italy investigates Enel over alleged EV charging monopoly
Italy’s antitrust authority has opened an investigation into Enel, the country’s biggest utility, for possibly abusing its dominant position in charging stations for electric vehicles. The investigation concerns all of Enel’s EV charging business and could also have repercussions for Volkswagen.
Apr 13, 2023 - 04:21 pm
Rivian announces recall for the R1S
The US start-up Rivian has to recall vehicles again, this time 5,030 units of the R1S electric SUV are affected. Apparently, the reversing light on these vehicles does not meet the specifications and must be replaced.