Nov 27, 2020 - 11:34 am

The sound of scooters

Electric scooter sharing company Tier will add sound to its vehicles to alert blind and partially sighted people of their approach. The company has partnered with national charity Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) to design the feature and roll it out across its fleet in 2021.

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Nov 25, 2020 - 01:20 pm

GM issues ultimatum for Cadillac dealers

While GM has publicly said they might turn Cadillac into a fully electric brand by 2030, the company is still facing pushback from their dealerships. GM is now saying dealers have to decide and offering them a good deal if they want to opt-out altogether.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 10:28 am

A torque full of surprise

The exact reasons behind this parking manoeuvre with a Porsche Taycan, that was captured by a surveillance camera, are unknown. It certainly ended spectacularly wrong and the owner will have some explaining to do when speaking to his insurance company.
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Nov 19, 2020 - 10:19 pm

Karma is out to get Lordstown

Another lawsuit of electric carmaker against carmaker has made it to the US courts. Karma Automotive filed a federal lawsuit against Lordstown Motors, accusing the Ohio company of theft of intellectual property, breach of contract and poaching. It is not the design this time though but pure Infotainment.

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Nov 18, 2020 - 11:17 am

VW launches ID.4 in China with drone spectacle

A few days ago, Volkswagen presented the ID.4 for the Chinese market and did not scrimp on spectacle: For the launch of the electric car in China, the carmaker staged a lavish light show with 2,000 illuminated drones as shown in the video below.

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Nov 16, 2020 - 09:20 am

Elon Musk potentially Covid positive

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was tested for Covid-19 four times in one day with two positive and two negative results. “Extremely bogus,” Musk said after using the quick tests, which are not nearly as reliable as PCR tests.

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Nov 12, 2020 - 07:37 pm

Daimler under fire for leaving Berlin to Tesla

IG Metall Berlin is reacting with a protest action to the news that Tesla has apparently poached René Reif, the former head of the Mercedes engine plant in Berlin-Marienfelde. The change is perceived “as a betrayal”, the union said in a statement.

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Nov 10, 2020 - 12:54 pm

What rockets a person across the Alps at 300 km/h?

The answer is an electrified wingsuit by BMW i. BMW is now powering human flight as the company presents an electric drive for a wingsuit. Two carbon propellers with a total output of 15 kW form the fly unit of the wingsuit that promises about five minutes of airborne freedom.

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Nov 9, 2020 - 11:46 am

Tesla tequila a hot seller

Elon Musk has put another of his follies into action and actually launched the Tesla Tequila announced in 2018. A flashy bottle of Teslaquila costs 250 US dollars and was still sold out in only a few hours.

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Nov 5, 2020 - 12:55 pm

Tesla driver busts thieves via smartphone

Tesla cars exhibit high connectivity, of course, and one Tesla owner used this attachment to her advantage. Before, the Australian radio presenter Annabelle Brett had woken up one morning by a message on her phone sounding the alarm through the Tesla app.

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Nov 4, 2020 - 11:24 am

Volkswagen Jetta potentially has some screws loose

Volkswagen is recalling around 218,000 Jetta models from 2016 to 2018 in the USA due to the risk of gasoline leaks. There is a risk that certain screws could loosen over time. This could cause fuel to leak, which in turn, could lead to a fire hazard.

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Nov 3, 2020 - 11:10 am

VW cleans up their advertising

Volkswagen is advertising its ID.3 electric model in six cities in Great Britain with a special campaign. Large murals in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Bristol, and Glasgow were painted using a paint called Airlite, that “eats” pollution found in the ambient air.

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Nov 2, 2020 - 11:28 am

The UK Department of Transport slow to cut CO2 in own fleet

It turns out that the UK Department for Transport has only 1% of its fleet made up of zero-emission vehicles, making for a total of 134 hybrid vehicles and only 22 are pure electric vehicles, out of the 1,860 vehicle fleet. The vast majority of 1,326 are diesel, while another 43 are petrol.

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Oct 29, 2020 - 11:37 am

Porsche makes it big

The Dubai market launch of the fully electric Taycan was accompanied by a large light show on the facade of the world’s tallest building. On a total area of 33,000 square meters, Porsche presented the most important milestones in the company’s history up to the Taycan on the Burj Khalifa.

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Oct 28, 2020 - 12:42 pm

Is this an EV for ants?

Hyundai offered the first glimpse of its smallest electric car to date: the mini electric car for children is inspired by the concept car 45 that Hyundai presented at the IAA 2019 and is designed to reach a top speed of 7 km/h.

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Oct 27, 2020 - 11:32 am

VW wallboxes affected by software issues

Software problems with the VW ID.3 have been reported extensively over the past months. Now, according to information from Focus Online and efahrer.com, there are also problems with the VW wallbox: several hundred copies of the ID. Chargers have to be reprogrammed.

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Oct 26, 2020 - 02:48 pm

France considers SUV tax

France is planning a special tax for particularly heavy cars such as SUVs, which would affect German manufacturers in particular. The plan is to tax every kilogram above a vehicle weight of 1.8 tons with an extra ten euros. Electric and hybrid vehicles will be exempt from the tax since they can be very heavy […]

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Oct 23, 2020 - 07:07 pm

LiveWire short circuits

Just when we thought the recent glut of recalls was over, Harley-Davidson announced the recall of all 2020 LiveWire electric motorcycles produced between 23 September 2019 and 16 March 2020. Around 1% of these bikes appear to have a power loss issue related to the charging circuitry.

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Oct 22, 2020 - 12:22 pm

Teslas burning, arson suspected

On the premises of a Tesla branch in the Swedish city of Malmö, a fire destroyed seven or eight Tesla electric cars. The fire department is currently assuming arson, as they identified several sources of ignition.

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Oct 21, 2020 - 11:53 am

Land Rover WLTP reality check

Land Rover has now had to admit that it is currently unable to meet the initially promised data on CO2 emissions and electric range for the plug-in hybrid versions of the Evoque and Discovery Sport. The sale of the hybrid vehicles has therefore been temporarily suspended.

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Oct 20, 2020 - 12:34 pm

Inflatable electric scooter starts to look serious

After news about an inflatable electric scooter made the rounds from Japan last year, the project has continued development, showcasing even more advantages from such unusual materials. The makers of the ‘Poimo’ have announced they found a way to create individualised inflatable electric vehicles in many different shapes.

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Oct 16, 2020 - 12:24 pm

Chevy Bolt battery troubles

NHTSA, the US American Federal Highway and Vehicle Safety Administration launched an investigation in response to complaints about Chevrolet Bolt electric cars catching fire. Again, there appears to be a problem with the batteries.

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Oct 14, 2020 - 06:29 pm

Ford Kuga hybrid battery problems persist

Ford apparently can’t get the battery problems of the Kuga PHEV under control. After the manufacturer stopped sales of the part-time electric vehicle in August due to concerns about battery overheating, Ford is now recalling all Kuga models with plug-in hybrid drive to garages across Europe.

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27.11.2020 11:02