Dec 5, 2022 - 04:36 pm

Opel issues global recall for the Corsa

Opel is recalling 16,605 units of its Corsa small car worldwide due to a software error, causing prescribed compliance test bench measurements with the exhaust emission regulations to not be able to be carried out. Curiously, the recall also affects the all-electric variant of the Corsa.

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Nov 30, 2022 - 05:01 pm

BMW struggles to sell the i3 in China

For the German premium manufacturers, sales of their electric models in China apparently continue to be sluggish. After Mercedes-Benz recently reduced its sales prices significantly, local media now report that BMW dealers in China are offering up to 30 per cent off the list price for the electric sedan marketed there as the i3.

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Nov 29, 2022 - 03:22 pm

Toyota bZ4X fails cold-weather range test

It is no secret that the range of electric cars decreases in cold temperatures. But the Toyota bZ4X seems to particularly underperform in this respect. Scandinavian journalists achieved only about half of the promised WLTP range in tests with the Toyota electric car – and not at sub-zero temperatures, but at 4 degrees Celsius.

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Nov 29, 2022 - 11:48 am

Tesla is also recalling cars in China

There are two more recalls for Tesla, this time in China. One of the actions concerns a problem with the battery management software of 67,698 imported Model S and Model X, which can lead to a loss of power. The other is more serious, as it pertains to seat belt issues.

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Nov 26, 2022 - 03:49 pm

Kamaz to make EVs branded Moskvich

Under pressure from Western sanctions, Russia is making a new attempt at domestic electric car production. The Russian manufacturer Kamaz is reviving the Soviet-era Moskvich brand, yet, with Chinese involvement, and will produce the Moskvich 3 in a plant near Moscow given up by Renault.

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Nov 25, 2022 - 12:14 pm

Mercedes launches upgrade via subscription

Mercedes-Benz will soon offer customers of its electric models in the USA a power upgrade by subscription. Customers who pay $1,200 annually will receive up to 24 per cent more power and can improve their car’s sprint time by up to one second.

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Nov 22, 2022 - 03:35 pm

VW built an EV office chair

VW Norway has built an electrically powered office chair from commercial vehicle parts. This is up to 20 km/h fast and offers a range of twelve kilometres. The electric office chair has LED lights, a driver assistance and infotainment system, a heated seat, some storage space for laptop and documents and even a trailer hitch […]

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Nov 21, 2022 - 10:40 am

Paris considers a ban on e-scooters

Electric scooter providers Lime, Dott and Tier operate around 15,000 rental scooters in the French capital, but their licences expire in March 2023, and the city council is considering not renewing the permits due to safety concerns.

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Nov 18, 2022 - 11:50 am

Bird may come crashing down

After withdrawing from Germany and other countries, the US bike & scooter rental company Bird announced that its sales for the last two years were overstated due to incorrect bookings. A bankruptcy filing cannot be ruled out.

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Nov 9, 2022 - 05:09 pm

Tesla issues OTA to prevent another major recall

Tesla has to navigate rough terrain as it encounters a potential issue with its steer assist system, which could affect 40,000 vehicles in the US. Rather than recalling the Model S and Model X cars, however, Tesla is literally countersteering and issued an over-the-air update.

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Nov 8, 2022 - 07:08 pm

Arrival still bogged down in launch difficulties

Things at the British electric vehicle start-up Arrival apparently continue to be anything but smooth. After the strategic reorientation of the company, there are now media reports that an Arrival electric delivery van caught fire during a demonstration for the customer UPS.

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Nov 7, 2022 - 11:25 am

Volvo issues recall for 15,000 vehicles in the USA

Volvo has to repair 15,674 vehicles of various plug-in hybrid models in the USA. Incorrect commands can occur in the cooling circuit of the electric drive due to faulty software logic, which causes the combustion engine not to start, resulting in a loss of drive power.

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Nov 2, 2022 - 03:43 pm

Mercedes expands EQC recall in China

In February, Beijing Benz, the joint venture of BAIC Motor and Mercedes-Benz, announced a recall for the EQC electric model after dozens of owners complained about engine problems. However, it seems that this recall was insufficient, as it has now been expanded.

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Oct 28, 2022 - 11:39 am

VinFast issues recall in Vietnam

Vietnamese newcomer VinFast is recalling around a third of its electric cars sold to date on the domestic market. Specifically, the recall affects 730 units of the VF e34 model, in which the side impact sensors must be replaced.

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Oct 25, 2022 - 05:21 pm

Siemens bans private EV charging at company branches

Siemens employees will no longer be able to charge their private electric cars at their employer’s locations from 2023. Since a corresponding company agreement expires at the end of the year, free charging will probably be discontinued – even against payment, private electric cars can no longer be charged in the future.

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Oct 24, 2022 - 09:19 pm

Renault mocks Tesla Semi announcements

In light of the delayed market launch of the Tesla Semi, Renault Trucks has called out Tesla with an ad of their own. The clip shows a worker putting up a billboard advertisement for the Tesla Semi before getting into his own Renault electric truck, making light of the fact that Tesla has not been […]

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Oct 24, 2022 - 11:46 am

Bird to withdraw from some markets due to supply issues

Bird says it has decided “to fully exit three European countries (Germany, Sweden, and Norway), and to wind down operations in several dozen additional” without specifying which. Bird adds that a lack of regulatory frameworks, resulted in an oversupply of vehicles, making it difficult to compete.

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Oct 20, 2022 - 03:11 pm

NASA science to improve charging technologies

A cooling technology developed by NASA for use in space could significantly speed up the charging of electric cars on Earth in the future. As NASA explains in a blog post, the cooling mechanism developed as part of the Flow Boiling and Condensation Experiment (FBCE) has the potential to reduce the charging time for electric […]

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/12/07/tesla-running-in-circles-to-deliver-the-model-y/
07.12.2022 15:04