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Aug 3, 2022 - 01:44 pm

Toyota threatens to pull out of the UK over combustion limits

Toyota is apparently threatening to stop its British car production if the ban on new hybrid cars in the UK is brought forward to 2030. The British government had brought forward the ban on the sale of cars with internal combustion engines by five years to 2030 and announced the end of hybrid cars by […]

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Aug 2, 2022 - 11:19 am

BMW issues recall for the iX and i4 in the USA

BMW has issued a recall for a small number of its iX and i4 EVs in the US due to a possible fire hazard. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 56 iX and 27 i4 were “manufactured with a high-voltage battery that may not have been produced to specifications by the supplier”.

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Jul 28, 2022 - 03:57 pm

UK Police not free from occassional range anxiety

The Gloucestershire Constabulary has the UK’s largest electric patrol car fleet, with 21 per cent of its 435 vehicles being EVs, i.e. 66 Nissan Leafs and nine Nissan NV200 vans. However, the new Commissioner for Gloucestershire, Chris Nelson, has now sounded the alarm.

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Jul 28, 2022 - 11:53 am

E-bike rider modifies bike with solar trailer

This DIY e-bike with solar trailer delivers 1,500 Watt and doubles as family car. The e-bike fan used the cargo e-bike ‘Rad Power Bikes RadWagon 4’ and upgraded the drive and tech. The finishing touch was the 50W solar panel on top of the cargo hold.

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Jul 25, 2022 - 11:26 am

Global recall for the Porsche Taycan

Porsche is recalling 40,421 units of the Taycan electric model worldwide. There is a possibility that the wiring harness of the driver’s and passenger’s seat could be damaged during the longitudinal adjustment of the seat.

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Jul 22, 2022 - 03:40 pm

Australia takes aim at Victoria’s extra EV tax

In Australia, the Federal Government has formally joined a legal bid to strike down Victoria’s controversial electric vehicle tax. According to a report in The Age, federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus filed an intervention in the High Court, supporting two Victorian motorists reportedly seeking to have the state’s EV levy ruled unconstitutional.

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Jul 20, 2022 - 12:11 pm

Why walk when you can ride? 

Tesla owners drove a Model Y and a Model X to the base camp of Mount Everest at an altitude of over 5,000 metres within five days after a journey of over 2,000 kilometres, partly through very rough terrain. Internal combustion cars have apparently not yet made it to this altitude due to the low […]

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Jul 15, 2022 - 02:52 pm

Tesla allowed to sell test Model Y units in Germany

Tesla is now allowed to sell vehicles that were manufactured during the plant tests at the factory in Grünheide and thus before the final approval decision. This is what the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment (LfU), as the responsible licensing authority, told RBB when asked.

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Jul 13, 2022 - 11:33 am

A real solar car developed in China

In China, 42 companies and three universities have developed an electric car that runs exclusively on solar energy. The small electric car has 8.1 square metres of solar panels that can generate up to 7.6 kWh of electricity on a sunny day. A range of 74.8 kilometres was reportedly tested.

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Jul 11, 2022 - 05:19 pm

Ford issues major hybrid recall in the USA

Ford is recalling more than 100,000 vehicles with hybrid or plug-in hybrid drive systems in the USA due to a fire hazard. The models affected are the Escape, Maverick and Corsair from the years 2020 to 2022 – however, the problem lies in the combustion part of the powertrain.

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Jul 8, 2022 - 11:48 am

Renault is bringing back the R5

Renault has teamed up with French designer Pierre Gonalons to reinvent the cult model of the 1970s and 80s for the R5’s 50th birthday. The result of this cooperation is the Renault 5 Diamond with electric drive, pink paintwork and a range of exclusive add-on parts.

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Jul 6, 2022 - 04:57 pm

Global recall issued for the Mercedes EQE

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 341 units of the electric model EQE worldwide due to steering problems, 130 of them in Germany. Possible damage to steering components during the assembly process could lead to a failure of the steering power assistance and unintended steering movements.

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Jul 5, 2022 - 05:12 pm

GM struggles with Hummer production ramp-up

General Motors has 77,000 pre-orders for its GMC Hummer EV electric pickup truck so far, but is currently producing just about 12 units per day, according to a Wall Street Journal report. GM says production of the model will increase sharply in the second half of the year.

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Jul 5, 2022 - 12:12 pm

Bug infestations at Tesla

Tesla has to fix a bug in 59,129 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles built in 2022 worldwide that causes the emergency call system E-Call to fail. As the entry in the recall database of the German road traffic association, the KBA shows, this is to be done via a software update.

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Jun 30, 2022 - 01:42 pm

LA may become the biggest city yet to ban new gas stations

Los Angeles, the second most populated city in the US, could become the largest city yet to ban the construction of new gas stations. A directive to this effect is currently being drafted, reports the Guardian newspaper, and could become all the more decisive in the city known for its reliance on cars.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/08/09/is-this-police-helicopter-really-iceing-at-a-tesla-supercharger/
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