Aug 17, 2018 - 07:33 pm

The never-ending story

Martin Tripp, the self-proclaimed Tesla whistleblower also known as the “saboteur” according to Elon Musk, has resurfaced. This time he presents vehicle identification numbers (VIN) of Model 3 vehicles, which he claimed were delivered with faulty battery cells.

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Aug 15, 2018 - 04:19 pm

VW launching cross branding EV campaign (video)

Volkswagen has kicked-off a new campaign promoting electric vehicles in the USA. But it is not just their electric cars that are featured but EVs of 5 different brands (all but one). Why? Because they must as part of Electrify America, VW’s court-mandated effort.

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Aug 15, 2018 - 11:53 am

Freak scooter leading to rodeo

Self-balancing scooters are the new bulls it appears, at least in this video. It shows a usually gyroscopic vehicle completely off balance if not to say this electric vehicle has gone off-balance.

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Aug 9, 2018 - 12:39 pm

When an electric raging Jaguar meets Audi (video)

It is not exactly a match, a race between Jaguar’s first and only electric car, the I-Pace SUV, and Audi’s conventionally powered Audi RS3 sedan. Maybe that is why CarWow put them against each other three times with two drag races and a test of brakes.

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Aug 8, 2018 - 12:04 pm

Tesla is thinking of a mini electric car

We have become accustomed to the Tesla boss making ludicrous announcements which he then turns into a reality. Just think of that Roadster on its way to Mars. This latest news however is promising more fun for a much wider group of people.

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Aug 7, 2018 - 05:49 pm

Most quirky electric car concepts from Japan

Japan is known for both its engineering ingenuity and quirky weirdness and the following concept cars illustrate this dual principle perfectly. Among our favourites is the Eliica (ELectric LIthium-Ion CAr) that not only boasts 8 wheels but an electric motor in each.

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Aug 3, 2018 - 03:25 pm

From Elon with compliments

In a unique delivery, Elon Musk himself came to deliver a Model 3 to one of his customers. The reason for the visit was the testing of a new delivery system, where the vehicle is brought directly from the factory to the customer using an enclosed trailer.

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Aug 2, 2018 - 03:58 pm

Electric surfboard leaves a speedboat in its wake

Swedish company Awake is launching its electric surfboard RÄVIK today. Its spec is designed to make mighty waves as it can accelerate to 30 knots (56 kph) in four seconds. Just the €18,900 price tag seems way outside your average surfer’s budget.

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Aug 1, 2018 - 04:18 pm

Nio courting Tesla drivers with mobile charging

The Chinese EV startup Nio is not only making strong headway back in their local market, but has now dared to throw a wink at Tesla drivers. Their new mobile charging solution, which is integrated into a van, not only charges their own vehicles, but is also capable of rescuing Tesla drivers should they run […]

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Jul 31, 2018 - 12:56 pm

Tesla goes surfing

Tesla has released a limited edition surf board. The car maker states that their expertise in finishes and carbon fibre development qualify them for the venture, which was done in cooperation with Lost Surfboards and shaper Matt “Mayhem” Biolos.

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Jul 29, 2018 - 12:49 pm

Power to the Heroes

For the annual Pride festivities in Amsterdam, charging technology manufacturer EVBox, utility NUON and the City of Amsterdam are joining forces to dress charging stations with rainbows.

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Jul 25, 2018 - 03:36 pm

FIA’s final fine print

The new Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne and his team colleague Andre Lotterer received an unusual fine at the season finale in New York. Both drivers were fined €5,000 for wearing what FIA considers “noncompliant underwear” during the qualifiers.

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Jul 24, 2018 - 12:27 pm

Dams briefly break with data leak

For a brief moment, tens of thousands of documents from major automobile manufacturers, including industry secrets, were openly available online. The leaks affected VW, Toyota, GM, Ford and Tesla.

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Jul 23, 2018 - 03:57 pm

Lots of Model 3s pose questions

Parking lots full of Model 3s have been spotted around California last week, promptly giving rise to renewed speculation regarding the vehicle. Some critics even went so far as to accuse Tesla of cheating investors by manufacturing cars no-one ordered.

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Jul 20, 2018 - 06:13 pm

Hyundai offers baby drivers licensing

At a Legoland in Germany, Hyundai is offering children aged between 7 and 13 years of age to get their “drivers license” with a look to the future. The children drive a real electric car with a top speed of up to 6 kph.

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Jul 19, 2018 - 03:37 pm

Drones to fill potholes

A research team at the University of Leeds is working on drones that can detect potholes. But rather than only hovering about, the little machines first scan the holes and then help 3d-print the fitting filling to fix it. Perceive and Patch, they call the principle.

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Jul 18, 2018 - 06:59 pm

Arsenal-BYD deal too good to be true

A sponsoring deal between London’s football club Arsenal and China’s BYD is likely to fall through. BYD is warning against an impostor in their own ranks that has been using their name to close deals without their authorisation.

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Jul 13, 2018 - 05:32 pm

Tesla target of some major fan love

A new trend sees Tesla owners uploading images of their humorous license plates -often poking fun at combustion vehicles and not having to buy gas. A Tesla driver even incorporated his car into his wedding proposal.

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Jul 9, 2018 - 11:24 am

Greenwashing required

Misunderstandings surround all new technology but Britain’s Go Ultra Low campaign found yet another electric car myth staining this new (kind of) form of transport.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/07/02/has-elon-musk-ripped-off-a-unicorn/
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