Jul 3, 2020 - 11:14 am

Tesla batteries under evaluation

The US NHTSA has launched a probe over a potential design flaw in older Model S battery packs that could prove dangerous. Reportedly, parts in the cooling mechanism in 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S units could render the battery pack useless or even cause fires.

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Jul 2, 2020 - 03:03 pm

When the truth hurts?

A commercial made by the e-bike manufacturer VanMoof has been prohibited from broadcast on French television because of the ads depiction of a melting car. The self-regulating body responsible, the ARPP, argue that aspects of the film “discredit the automobile sector […] while creating a climate of anxiety.”

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Jul 1, 2020 - 01:09 pm

How do small garages in Germany cope with Teslas?

According to an article in the German trade magazine kfz-betrieb, the German Association of Motor Trades and Repairs (ZDK) has complained to the European Commission because Tesla is denying independent garages easy and non-discriminatory access to repair and maintenance information and to diagnostic and programming software.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 12:40 pm

Tesla order difficulties can be expensive

An attempt to order a Tesla Model 3 would have cost a man from Germany almost 1.4 million euros. As the man’s son posted on Reddit, an error occurred in the attempted order due to temporary technical difficulties on the Tesla website.

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Jun 29, 2020 - 01:04 pm

Jordan orders ministries to drive EVs

Omar Razzaz, the Prime Minister of Jordan, told all ministries to use electric vehicles. Razzaz even instructed ministers to hand over their government four-wheel drives to the Prime Ministry for use in field trips, as needed, while excess vehicles will be auctioned.

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Jun 25, 2020 - 11:26 am

Segway to stop producing the Segway PT

An era comes to an end: Segway ends production of its self-balancing electric stand-up scooter PT (Personal Transporter) next month in July. The Segway PT has apparently been much less commercially successful than hoped. In 2017, Segway entered the business of lighter and less expensive electric scooters.

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Jun 23, 2020 - 01:13 pm

Paperwork, golf-carts and horses

A project to use electric vehicles to replace horse-drawn carriages on the Prince Islands off the coast of Istanbul was put on hold shortly before its launch on account of some withheld paperwork.

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Jun 22, 2020 - 01:24 pm

A one-wheel electric speedster

A special kind of electric vehicle is currently being developed by a team from Duke University: the EV360 electric unicycle. It is expected to break a new speed record for this type of vehicle at over 70 mph – the equivalent of around 113 km/h.

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Jun 19, 2020 - 11:18 am

Lime business in braking trouble

The Australian competition watchdog ACCC found that US electric scooter giant Lime failed to disclose an issue with the brakes on their vehicles which caused injuries to drivers. At least 50 such occasions were swept under the rug by the company, the ACCC found.

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Jun 17, 2020 - 12:18 pm

UK has double the EV chargers over fuel pumps

According to official figures, there were just under 18,000 public charging points in the UK on 1 April 2020. This means that there are now more than twice as many charging facilities for electric cars on the island as there are petrol stations (just over 8,000).

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Jun 16, 2020 - 01:18 pm

Amsterdam to electrify gas stations

There are 55 petrol stations in and around Amsterdam. A motion now submitted to the city council by the D66 party plans to convert around 30 of the petrol stations on municipal land into fast-charging locations for EVs in the next five years.

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Jun 15, 2020 - 01:25 pm

Hoversurf aircraft crashes in Dubai

The Dubai police have reportedly been testing the Hoversurf Scorpion, an electric aircraft, for some time. A new video now shows a flight attempt with the flying scooter that doesn’t end well.

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Jun 11, 2020 - 01:51 pm

A little Changli drives just fine for around 1,200 USD.

Jason Torchinsky ordered what is probably cheapest electric car in the world at 930 dollars (1,200 dollars with battery) via the Chinese online dealer Alibaba. The litte car was shipped to the USA where he tested it. Of course, there is not a lot of comfort at this price, but the Changli did better than […]

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Jun 10, 2020 - 11:09 am

A spaced-out Cybertruck

On Instagram, artist @charlieautomotiv created a set of images of what a Cybertruck made for the moon might look like. A moon rover from Tesla isn’t such a spaced-out idea when you consider that both Tesla and SpaceX are run by Elon Musk.

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Jun 8, 2020 - 12:30 pm

No Bird in Bahrain

Bird has discontinued its electric scooter sharing services in Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. While Bird itself describes this as a “business interruption”, rumour has it that they have been sold off again.

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Jun 4, 2020 - 12:47 pm

Electric surfboard with turbo propulsion

YuJet from Florida now offers an electric surfboard with a water jet drive known from jet skis – only this one is all-electric. With a hand-held trigger, no waters are barred for this fast electric surfboard.

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Jun 2, 2020 - 03:30 pm

Waste not, want not…

After the end of the e-car-sharing BlueIndy in Indianapolis, drone pictures now show the sad end of the perfectly good electric cars: They are being scrapped.

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May 29, 2020 - 11:10 am

Lime scraps Jump e-bikes

Lime recently took over Uber’s electric bike and scooter business under the Jump brand. It was now revealed that thousands of the red Jump pedelecs are being scrapped.

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May 28, 2020 - 10:44 am

A prank gone wrong

Daniel Abt has been barred for cheating in an incident in online computer-game racing: Audi has surprisingly suspended their regular Formula E driver Daniel Abt with immediate effect.

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May 27, 2020 - 01:34 pm

A little pick-me-up

One hundred autonomous and remotely-controlled kick-scooters have recently been introduced in a pilot project in a suburb Peachtree Corners the US city of Atlanta. During the actual ride, the customers retain full control, but the electric scooters roll to the customer and to the charging station independently, or alternatively via remote control.

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May 26, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Nip and tuck convertible

The US specialist Newport Convertible Engineering offers a convertible conversion for the Tesla Model 3. The costs for this conversion is at least $29,500, but Model 3 owners can also go all-in and get an electric power top for $39,500.

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May 25, 2020 - 01:26 pm

Rome fails to procure fuel cell buses

Rome’s transport company ATAC has failed to procure hydrogen buses. Somehow, not a single bid was submitted for a tender for five H2 buses published in February 2020. And this is not the first time: At the beginning of 2019 another hydrogen bus tender for Rome was equally unsuccessful.

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May 20, 2020 - 12:31 pm

Tesla modified into a BMW

An unknown Tesla owner has fitted his Model 3 with a (small) BMW radiator grille, as the following photo shows. Maybe the waiting for the BMW i4 took too long for him.

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May 19, 2020 - 12:38 pm

Dyson unveils prototype details

In October 2019 Dyson ended their electric car project for financial reasons. If you are still curious how the vacuum cleaner manufacturer wanted to tackle the electric car market, James Dyson now showed a prototype of the electric car and gives some more details.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/03/tesla-batteries-under-evaluation/
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