Jun 17, 2021 - 05:50 pm

Hundreds of scooters lay deep in the river Rhine

Divers discovered more than 500 e-scooters at the bottom of the river Rhine. Local TV station WDR said rioters had thrown them into the river from a bridge in downtown Cologne. As if not disturbing enough, the divers also discovered something else.

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Jun 16, 2021 - 09:38 pm

Greenpeace misses its target

Shortly before the kickoff of the European soccer championship match between Germany and France on Tuesday, a Greenpeace paraglider had to make an emergency landing in the stadium injuring two people. Greenpeace has issued an apology.

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Jun 16, 2021 - 10:59 am

It’s hard to practice what you preach

While Elon Musk criticised Bitcoin for not ensuring renewable energy production for its operations, Tesla itself is now reportedly using hundreds of diesel generators to set up production at the future Giga Berlin plant in Grünheide, Germany.

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Jun 14, 2021 - 04:53 pm

Volkswagen managers must wait for electric cars

Due to the high demand for electric cars, the board of the Volkswagen brand has decided to take an unusual step. The carmaker’s 18,000 or so executives are temporarily no longer allowed to order pure battery-electric vehicles as company cars.

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Jun 13, 2021 - 01:58 pm

Electric scooter safety still a subject for discussion

In order to make e-scooters more perceptible to other road users, 60 of the small EVs from Voi will be equipped with artificial sound systems in three English cities (Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool). However, the measure is not as unilaterally welcomed as the initiators hoped.

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Jun 11, 2021 - 10:58 am

People with electric cars drive further

No sign of range anxiety – a survey commissioned by Nissan with 7,000 participants from Great Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Denmark delivers very encouraging results. Most EV drivers are sufficiently covered by available charging infrastructure.

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Jun 9, 2021 - 05:48 pm

Lordstown Motors has serious cash flow issues

It is official – Lordstown Motors is at risk of bankruptcy and said as much in the latest filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission SEC. The company now has “substantial doubt” about staying in business over the next twelve months, not to mention producing the Endurance electric pickup truck.

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Jun 7, 2021 - 03:36 pm

Mustang Mach-E reigned in again

Deliveries of Ford’s flagship electric car Mustang Mach-E are on hold in the UK after the company discovered a nominal safety risk. The incident follows a similar scenario Ford had recently experienced in the US.

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Jun 4, 2021 - 11:18 am

The emission-free power of poo

Urban Utilities has launched Australia’s first poo-powered SUV, their second vehicle powered by electricity generated from sewage. Aptly named ‘Number 2’, the new SUV – a Hyundai Kona Electric – is the second vehicle to join the Urban Utilities poo car lineup.

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Jun 2, 2021 - 10:28 am

NASA take electric vehicles to the moon

NASA has contracted General Motors and Lockheed Martin to develop the next generation of e-vehicles for future lunar missions. This will allow astronauts on the Artemis mission, scheduled for 2024, to explore the lunar surface over further distances than ever before.

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May 31, 2021 - 10:30 am

More (legal) vandalism for Gigafactory 4

Following a case of environmentally motivated vandalism at the Gigafactory construction site in Germany, Elon Musk took to twitter to drum up sympathy from the locals. And what better way to impress the young people than through art!?

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May 27, 2021 - 10:53 am

Which Ford in Fordwich?

Ford targets Fordwich in rural England: In the 380-strong community of Fordwich, Ford has installed charging facilities with British Gas and allowed residents to try out a Ford Mustang Mach-E. The measure is designed to increase trust in electric vehicles.

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May 25, 2021 - 11:29 am

Electric vehicles are a heavy business

The GMC Hummer EV, unveiled in early April, will apparently be the heaviest electric car yet. GMC has already confirmed the reports that the electric SUV weighs in at a whopping 9,046 pounds or 4,103 kilograms.

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May 21, 2021 - 11:30 am

Disinformation on Facebook running wild as always

Numerous posts on Facebook have been claiming that hundreds of discarded electric cars from Paris have been left abandoned on a meadow where they are poisoning the soil because they were faulty and could not be recycled because the cars still contain batteries (?!).

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May 19, 2021 - 04:46 pm

Could EU law cut national bans of ICE vehicles?

National bans on sales of cars with internal combustion engines may not be implementable under European law and would instead have to be introduced at the European level. This is at least the view of a legal opinion commissioned by the Climate Neutrality Foundation in Germany.

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May 19, 2021 - 11:22 am

When less is not more

The number of charging stations for electric cars in Japan actually declined last year for the first time since 2010. The number of public and semi-public charging stations in Japan fell by 1,087 from the previous fiscal year.

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May 18, 2021 - 10:32 am

Australia is digging in with fossil fuels

Despite Australian oil refineries struggling to keep up with cheaper production from neighboring countries, Australia’s government is announcing a $2.3 billion subsidy package to support the country’s oil refineries. The funding would subsidize the oil industry when profits fall too low.

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May 15, 2021 - 03:34 pm

A jab in the arm for a Model 3

To encourage people to get vaccinated against Covid-19, Dr Raul Vazquez from Buffalo in the US state of New York has come up with a special incentive: Everyone who is vaccinated is entered into a raffle and the winner receives a new Tesla Model 3.

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May 11, 2021 - 11:22 am

Carmakers piggybacking Tesla on SNL

Elon Musk appeared on the US comedy show Saturday Night Live last weekend and also brought the Tesla Cybertruck to New York. Meanwhile, Tesla’s competitors tried to capitalise on the attention via the advertising slots.

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May 7, 2021 - 11:47 am

Battery testing on the ISS

Israel’s battery developer StoreDot wants to improve its fast-charging batteries in space. To do so, the company struck an agreement with NASA, StoreDot and the Israeli Electric Company for the first space-based battery research initiative.

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May 5, 2021 - 10:11 am

VW ID.4 finishes endurance race in Mexico

Volkswagen has taken the VW ID.4 through its paces as the company entered a heavily modified version into the Mexican 1000 race. The race pitted contestants against each other across the Baja Peninsula, with around 70% making it to the finish line at all.

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