While most worry about polluting less, one starts clean-up
In London, Hyundai has promoted its Nexo fuel cell model with a special demonstration as a fine dust killer. The message: The Nexo leaves the roads less polluted than it finds them as the car’s air purification system is claimed to catch 99.9 percent of all fine dust particles from the air that flows through […]
On the pacifying effect of electric cars
A hospital in England wanted to make surgery less scary for their youngest patients and found an intriguing way to calm the little children. The nurses provided them with miniature electric cars, in which they can put their hands on the steering wheels themselves.
UK watchdog bans Nissan Leaf advert
UK advertising watchdog ASA has censored Nissan over misleading claims. Nissan had said the Leaf could largely be charged within an hour but ASA found the claims not “substantiated” enough despite Nissan’s clarification in fine print.
Racing backwards for the record
German race car driver Daniel Abt, known for his performance in the Formula E series, has set a new unofficial world record: He accelerated an electric car backwards to a speed of 210 km/h, leaving behind a Porsche, among others.
Tesla sending VW some Schadenfreude
Shortly after the emission fraud had come to haunt them in late 2015, Volkswagen technicians wanted to look into e-mobility and arrived well, at Tesla. Only when they reached the VW testing ground in their Californian car, they were surprised.
A De Niro for e-Niro
Some things are so obvious it takes a while to actually take hold. So who do you think would be the best brand ambassador for the Kia e-Niro? Yes, indeed, Kia thought the same.
Meet this solar Polar Explorer made from recycled plastic
A Dutch couple had one, no, actually two great ideas in one. Not only did they want to go to the South Pole, they also built their own polar explorer, a solar-powered vehicle constructed mostly from recycled plastic that is formed by a 3D printer. Clearly, they are on a world-changing mission.
Don’t surf and drive
A driver of a Tesla Model 3 was stopped by police, but not because the officer was curious to see the car. Instead it was to inform the driver that the use of computers when driving is prohibited and pointed to the large display – the one that makes the Tesla dashboard.
Tesla fans market harder than corporate
We recently reported on Tesla fans who had decided to support Model 3 rollout by introducing new customers to the vehicles features. Right on time for the end of the quarter, the super-fans put their money where their mouth is, as various tweets demonstrate.
Porsche almost sells out hybrid mini-racer
Porsche is offering a 1:8 scale model of their Le Mans 919 Hybrid race car. While the mini-racer looks great, it does come as a surprise that the toy racer has almost sold out on the website, as the price-tag for the model is set at $14,689.
Segway to introduce drifting go-cart
The company known for the two-wheeled electric personal vehicles favoured by tourists all over the world, has again brought an innovation to the market. This time, they plan on creating an electric go-cart, which is particularly well-equipped for drifting.
Audi A4 with added health benefits
There is a most unusual conversion that turns an Audi A4 into a fitness machine. The FitCar PPV is pedal-powered but still said to reach the same performance as the real Audi, only that pedals connected to a flywheel activate the accelerator.
Volunteering for Tesla in delivery hell
Tesla fan love knows no limits when existing owners offer their help in order to lift the EV maker out of what Elon Musk has called “delivery logistics hell“. On Twitter the fans pledged to do “orientations” for new owners – all for free.
Drug plane crashes into Tesla Model X
An airplane from the US DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) was forced to crash land on a public road near Houston due to mechanical problems. Fortunately, the accident did not cause any casualties, however the plane collided with several power lines and vehicles, including a Tesla Model X.
Spilling the beans
While the government of Wales is promoting the use of low emission vehicles and spent £2 million on EV charging points, they are not putting their money where their mouth is.
Electrification of Amsterdam Pride yielding results
Just a few weeks ago, we reported on a joint initiative of EV Box, the City of Amsterdam and utility NUON for the Amsterdam Pride parade. They dressed the town’s charging station in fancy rainbow colour and promised to donate all profits made on this day to an LGBTQ* organisation. This has come out of […]
Tesla mobile charger
The Californians are known for pushing new technology straight onto the user for live testing. While the Autopilot was here to stay, Tesla’s wireless mobile phone charger disappeared again for a while. It is back online, and cheaper than before.
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Breaking and entering a Tesla Model 3 via app
Running out of battery while on the run can happen to the best of thieves and the longest range EVs. In this case, the thief had disabled the GPS but was tracked whenever he stopped at a Supercharger. But there is more to this case than just an online billing system.
Has Tesla CEO Elon Musk lost it?
The volatility surrounding Tesla just does not seem to die down. On Friday, six percent of Tesla’s value went up in smoke rather literally, and amidst news of three executives leaving the EV maker.
Range confusion at Mercedes
Following the recent presentation of their new EQC in Stockholm, there had been some confusion regarding the range of the vehicle, as it had been presented in the outdated NEDC format.
How noisy is too noisy?
The automobile manufacturer Ford has asked the US government about providing police cars with an off-switch for the legally mandatory EV noise generators.
No money for EV advertising
A new analysis has shown that six of the biggest car manufacturers in the USA, namely General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler, are still spending next to nothing on the promotion of their electric and hybrid vehicles.
Bugatti goes Lego
The Bugatti Chiron has been produced as a fully-electric variant, but that is not the most unusual part of the unique construction – the body is made of many small plastic bricks, more popularly known as Lego.