Oct 22, 2019 - 12:59 pm

BMW sends the Mini Cooper to the Nürburgring

BMW is sending their classic Mini to the race track, which may raise some eyebrows, but the German company has a rather unique record in mind: Instead of lap records, this race is an efficiency test: thanks to two-stage recuperation, the electric Mini can circle the Nordschleife without the need for a brake pedal.

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Oct 21, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Pod Point says no to interoperability

In the UK, in a response to a government letter urging them towards interoperability, the companies Ecotricity and Pod Point responded saying the technological accessibility was “not really relevant”. They argued that increased interoperability was “unnecessary for their networks” and would pose financial challenges.

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Oct 18, 2019 - 01:48 pm

Austria goes back to the future

Vienna is famous for its horse-drawn “Fiaker” carriages. Now the electric utility company Wien Energie is introducing a similar-but-different specimen that lacks one very visible detail: the horses.

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Oct 17, 2019 - 04:11 pm

US EV subsidies in question

In the U.S., thousands of car buyers may have erroneously received more than $70 million in tax credits for plug-in hybrids and electric cars – even though their vehicle was not actually eligible. An audit report has now revealed several loopholes in the scheme that could affect over 16,000 tax returns from 2014 to 2018.

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Oct 16, 2019 - 06:18 pm

Trouble bodes for Chinese EV industry

The Chinese automobile industry is facing tough times: due to decreasing sales, several bankruptcies may emerge. Zotye appears not to be in the best shape, long before the state subsidies are set to expire.

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Oct 16, 2019 - 12:31 pm

Lego launches Formula E racers

The Danish toy production company is keeping up with the times. The latest Lego set includes a Jaguar I-Pace and Formula E race car, adding two new contenders to their Speed Champions series.

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Oct 15, 2019 - 01:07 pm

Dumping Nissan for Tesla

A passionate Nissan Leaf driver from Australia has had enough. After his seven-year-old Nissan Leaf only managed a range of around 60 kilometres, a battery change was imminent.

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Oct 11, 2019 - 06:48 pm

Tesla takes a playful turn on AVAS

Tesla will soon be equipping its electric cars with various optional sounds for the pedestrian warning system and horn. Monty Python fan Elon Musk, for example, will be playing the sound of two rattling coconut shells from the Holy Grail classic – horse incoming.

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Oct 1, 2019 - 05:03 pm

Large muscular man helps small defiant girl

Arnold Schwarzenegger is supporting Greta Thunberg on her journey through North America. The former Californian governor has made an electric vehicle available so that the climate activist can travel purely electrically through the USA and Canada.

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Sep 26, 2019 - 04:47 pm

Some unusual signs in Sweden lead the way

In Sweden, there are more than 8,000 charging stations for electric vehicles, but only about 20 official signs leading to them. Nathalie Kinell, CMO at Bee Charging Solutions, had a few good ideas about how to change this.

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Sep 26, 2019 - 10:35 am

Electric jetski: fun without the noise and stink

After its electric snowmobiles, the Canadian company Taiga Motors has now introduced an electrically powered watercraft. The Jetski-like Orca is equipped with a 400-volt system and a 23-kWh battery, which should provide energy for up to two hours of water fun.

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Sep 25, 2019 - 03:19 pm

Tesla chargers blocked again

During an event in Yorktown, New York last Sunday, all Tesla supercharger berths were blocked by parked combustion engine cars. It is unclear whether this was a pre-coordinated action.

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Sep 24, 2019 - 11:07 am

Silent and (legally) speedy

An electric water taxi developed by the French startup SeaBubbles was stopped by the police during a test drive on the Seine in Paris under suspicion of speeding. But while the Seine normally has a speed limit of 12 km/h, the SeaBubbles prototype hydrofoil had already been granted a special permit for the “flying” water […]

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Sep 19, 2019 - 01:03 pm

Tesla has too few accidents to analyse

Every year the Swedish Folksam insurance publishes a study with the statistically safest cars in the country. Tesla did not qualify for the list this year as its cars were only involved in seven accidents – too few for a valid risk analysis, according to the insurance company.

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Sep 18, 2019 - 11:37 am

Porsche can’t let go of the past

While some had smiled about Porsche’s insistence on using the Turbo tag for their electric vehicles, the company has now gone a step further to convince those who need to feel like they are sitting in a “real” car. An optional sound module can emulate the ambience of a classic Porsche.

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Sep 17, 2019 - 11:52 am

Trottinettes under threat

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has had enough of misplaced electric scooters. Paris city authorities will now regard electric scooters that end up in the wrong places as rubbish and will dispose of them accordingly.

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Sep 13, 2019 - 12:38 pm

Not all Tesla fire is what you think

Although electric cars are statistically less or not more likely to catch fire than combustion engines (it’s in the name!), reports of burning electric cars always cause much excitement – especially when a Tesla is affected.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 10:17 am

One false spin makes a Musk-shirt

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus recently claimed that he had personally received his Tesla as a gift from Elon Musk. When Musk was asked to verify this via Twitter, his answer was simple.

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Sep 11, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Karo vs. Microlino goes into the 2nd round

The increasingly bizarre dispute between Micro Mobility Systems and Artega over the Microlino clone Karolino is entering the next round. The two companies are fighting about the rights to very similar tiny electric vehicles.

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Sep 10, 2019 - 02:31 pm

Stop talking, start doing

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in is setting a good example by using a Hyundai Nexo as his official car. He will be demonstrating the technology for locals, doing marketing and addressing range anxiety in one.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 02:40 pm

Is Musk a little envious? 

The recently presented Porsche Taycan has also been well received by Tesla mastermind Elon Musk. First off on Twitter, Musk made fun of the fact that Porsche is also using the name “Turbo” for its electric model, then he added a quick tweet…

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Sep 6, 2019 - 05:47 pm

A glowing sign along the highway should do the trick

At the first two Swedish branches, MacDonalds is now listing charging current prices for EV drivers wanting to recharge. Below the very visible glowing “M” now stands EV charging prices along with the Big Mac and Happy Meal on MacDonald’s digital display boards.

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Sep 3, 2019 - 11:28 am

Bosch powers up baby strollers

In case you ever felt the need for assistance when pushing a baby pram, Bosch has begun electrifying and networking prams. The eStroller system features an electric drive, as well as an assistance system with extensive comfort and safety features.

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Sep 2, 2019 - 11:48 am

Battery beef continues to escalate

The legal battle between the South Korean battery manufacturers LG Chem and SK Innovation is heating up in the USA. After LG Chem had sued their competitor from Korea, SK Innovation has now turned the tables and launched a counter-suit for patent infringement.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/22/bmw-sends-the-mini-cooper-to-the-nurburgring/
22.10.2019 12:37