Dec 9, 2019 - 12:44 pm

Enough with the cosmetics

The Climate Activist group Extinction Rebellion has made headlines in France by sabotaging around 3,600 electric scooters in the capital and major cities. Their statement: “The electric scooter is just a toy of green capitalists, we don’t want them in our cities.”

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Dec 6, 2019 - 06:27 pm

Last chance to be obnoxious before electrification

While the discussion about car emissions is increasingly focusing on noise (and here too the advantages of electric vehicles are becoming clear), Daimler is taking a different approach. Mercedes-AMG has introduced a feature called “Emotion Start” in new fossil-fuelled models that makes AMG cars even louder when the engine starts.

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Dec 5, 2019 - 01:08 pm

Second thoughts on living by example

The Bristol City Council is catching up with its own plans it seems and has put on hold an existing order of at least 64 diesel vans. The Council has halted the programme once it realised it conflicts with plans to impose a diesel ban in the city centre.

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Dec 4, 2019 - 01:30 pm

Cybertruck – for the force of the future

To date, Tesla has already tallied up at least 250,000 reservations for the Tesla Cybertruck. The fully-electric pickup truck is popular among police forces with reservations from the local police force in Ciudad Valles, Mexico; the Kansas Highway Patrol in the US; and the Dubai police force in the UAE.

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Dec 3, 2019 - 01:13 pm

United we stand, divided we fall

South Korean battery giants LG Chem and SK Innovation are each trying to sue each other in bitter court disputes in both the USA and South Korea about alleged patent infringements. Now their spat is threatening to disrupt the launches of electric vehicles in the US by some of the world’s largest carmakers. Even the […]

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Dec 2, 2019 - 12:02 pm

Do what I say, not what I do

The Bristol City Council recently proposed a ban for all diesel vehicles from their city centre. Despite the planned ban, the council has acquired a fleet of 64 new diesel transporters for its own fleet.

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Nov 30, 2019 - 11:45 am

Cybertruck gets the last laugh

After the Tesla Cybertruck presentation boo-boo with the “bulletproof” windows and the cracked glass, both BMW and Lego haven’t wasted any time to make fun of it. But who will get the last laugh?

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Nov 27, 2019 - 11:53 am

Bring it on!

Part of the Tesla Cybertruck presentation was a video featuring the electric pickup in a tug of war against Ford’s popular F-150. Ford lost, but manager Sunny Madra found the conditions unfair, and challenged Musk to a rematch.

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Nov 26, 2019 - 12:51 pm

Sounds like a plan

According to a new survey by Venson Automotive Solutions, 43 per cent of British road users prefer that EVs sound like their ICE counterparts, while 23% would rather opt for a continuous low-decibel sound.

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Nov 20, 2019 - 11:42 am

Rage against Tesla heats up

The Tesla Model X of an owner from the Netherlands was apparently deliberately set on fire when charging overnight during a business trip in Düsseldorf, Germany. The owner suspects “hate against Tesla” as the reason behind the arson attack.

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Nov 19, 2019 - 02:21 pm

Californian backlash for car companies siding with Trump

The California Department of General Services (DGS) has instructed government agencies to only procure vehicles from OEMs who are committed to California setting its own environmental standards as of January 1, 2020. GM, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota – who sided with Trump’s more lax emissions standards – now face concrete consequences. Toyota, in particular, is […]

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Nov 13, 2019 - 11:21 am

A workable electric bike-scooter folding to A3 size

Xiaomi Himo H1 electric bicycle has a moped-mode, an electric bike mode and a pedal mode and can fold up to the size of an A3 piece of paper. This very light (13 kg) electric moped/e-bike sports the symbol of the “Transformers” film and TV animation series on its folding frame. It’s a pop-culture weird, […]

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Nov 12, 2019 - 10:29 am

Coal roller caught on camera

The strange concept of rolling coal seems designed purely to antagonize those who would like clean air. By (illegally) modifying a diesel truck to inject surplus fuel into the motor, a black cloud then trails behind the vehicle as a form of anti-environmentalist protest.

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Nov 11, 2019 - 12:04 pm

Tesla Roadster available in tiny

The new Tesla Roadster can now be ordered in the USA and Canada – at least as a 1:18 scale model car. The little Tesla Roadster is based on the 3D design data of the real prototype in every detail. The little Tesla Roadster is made up of 180 metal and plastic parts and costs […]

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Nov 8, 2019 - 12:06 pm

The scooter parking that wasn’t

In the German Nuremberg, a sign advertising Europe’s first electric scooter parking garage was set up. Up to 12,000 electric kick scooters will be able to park and charge there, alongside a lounge for the drivers.

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Nov 7, 2019 - 01:33 pm

Sharing is caring

The city of Los Angeles has suspended Uber’s electric kick scooter and bike permits after the company refused to share data. The corporation rents electric vehicles via their subsidiary Jump and has until Friday to appeal or their permit will be permanently revoked.

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Nov 5, 2019 - 11:36 am

13-year-old girl invents more doable Hyperloop

In New York, 13-year-old student Caroline Crouchley has made some waves with her invention of a more sustainable Hyperloop solution. Crouchley’s idea is to build pneumatic tubes next to existing train tracks, where magnetic shuttles would travel connected via a magnetic arm to trains, allowing pods to travel more than twice as fast as a […]

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Nov 4, 2019 - 11:35 am

The virtual birth of Jaguar’s electric hypercar

Jaguar’s first all-electric sportscar is a slick, mean-looking beast – and only exists in the pixel world through Sony’s legendary racing car video game, Vision Gran Turismo. The virtual EV is designed with three powerful, compact motors producing 1,020PS (750 kW), allowing gamers to feel like they are hurtling from 0-100km/h in less than two […]

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Nov 1, 2019 - 01:26 pm

Toyota appeals to Harry Potter fans and little witches

At this years Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota presented several concepts for future mobility with one being highly unusual, the electric flying broom. It is unclear at this stage whether this is a Halloween trick, after all, Toyota presented it alongside more serious concepts such as the E-Racer.

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Oct 31, 2019 - 12:35 pm

Tesla in trouble in Germany

The German Centre for Protection against Unfair Competition (Wettbewerbszentrale) is again taking action against Tesla. After being warned for false advertising, the focus is now on the driver assistance system “Autopilot”.

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Oct 29, 2019 - 10:33 am

Electric driving is relaxing for rats (video)

Researchers at the University of Richmond have taught a group of 17 rats to move and control a small electric car. They found that “driving” the electric ROV (rat-operated vehicle) lowered the rodents’ stress level instantly.

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Oct 28, 2019 - 12:11 pm

The Mirai does 650 km on one cow’s poop

One cow’s annual poop output (out-poop?) is apparently enough to generate a year’s supply of hydrogen to fuel Toyota’s second-generation Mirai fuel cell sedan. This is not a random reference, Toyota is indeed building its first manure-powered hydrogen fuelling station in California.

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Oct 24, 2019 - 12:04 pm

India shops abroad for EVs

The Indian government has issued a contract for multiple electric vehicles, however instead of going for vehicles from their home market, such as Mahindra or Tata, the government decided to opt with Hyundai’s Kona, which costs about twice the amount as Indian competitors.

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Oct 23, 2019 - 12:14 pm

Deadmau5 is going electric

Tesla’s electric truck is not only popular with fleet operators: Canadian DJ and music producer Deadmau5 has announced that they will use the Tesla Semi as a mobile music studio for their 2021 tour.

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