May 25, 2022 - 11:22 am

TfL issues recall for 90 double-decker buses in the UK

Transport for London (TfL) has taken around 90 MetroDecker EV electric double-decker buses from Switch Mobility off the roads as a precautionary measure after six electric buses of this type burst into flames at the Potters Bar bus garage in Hertfordshire, north of London. TfL says investigations into the cause of the fire are still […]

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May 17, 2022 - 12:13 pm

Tesla turned tank by hobbyists

A Youtube clique called “The Real Life Guys” has modified a Tesla Model 3 so that it can also drive through rough terrain. Their solution? They simply fitted the vehicle with chains, although it is hardly “simple” to turn a Tesla into a tank.

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May 13, 2022 - 04:55 pm

Coldgate for Toyota bZ4X?

The fact that temperature affects charging performance is nothing new for electric car drivers. However, a footnote in a US press release from Toyota about the bZ4X electric model is quite unusual.

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May 11, 2022 - 04:10 pm

Canoo faces dire financial straits

The Californian electric car start-up Canoo is in financial difficulties that threaten its existence. The company has reported a loss of around US$125 million (€118.4 million) for the first quarter of 2022 and warns in its quarterly report “that there is significant doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a going concern”.

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May 11, 2022 - 11:38 am

Hyundai invests in vehicles with legs

After Hyundai presented the concept of an electric car with robotic legs under the name Elevate at the beginning of 2019, which rescue services could use after natural disasters, for example, the South Korean manufacturer is now getting serious about the vehicle concept.

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May 9, 2022 - 11:32 am

Recall issues for the BMW X5 PHEV

Around 5,000 examples of the BMW X5 PHEV have to go back to the workshop due to a problem with the high-voltage batteries. The vehicles were already there in autumn 2020 for a battery check. However, some cell modules will now be replaced.

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May 5, 2022 - 11:13 am

Porsche Taycan rounds up its records

The all-electric Porsche Taycan has set another Guinness World Record, this time for the most consecutive doughnuts (spins) in an electric car on ice. Stunt driver Terry Grant managed 69 doughnuts in a row in Sweden in a production Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo with winter tires.

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May 4, 2022 - 11:56 am

Electric scooter recall in India

Electric scooter makers Ola, PureEV and Okinawa have recalled 6,656 vehicles in India “voluntarily”, according to a government source. Following incidents with light EVs catching fire in April, the government had advised the manufacturers to recall all defective batches immediately as a precaution or face a heavy penalty.

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Apr 28, 2022 - 05:26 pm

Electric Isetta clone sees revision number three (or so)

This is a trip down memory lane to first encounter the electric edition of BMW’s iconic Isetta. Micro Mobility Systems was the first to clone the bubble car, only to be taken over, with some hostility, by Artega and their version of the Microlino running as Karo. Now, there’s a third attempt to finally relaunch […]

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Apr 28, 2022 - 10:53 am

Tesla value drops as Musk takes over Twitter

Hardly any other topic is currently as polarising as Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter. Tesla’s shares lost eleven per cent or 114 billion US dollars in value after the deal was announced. Henrik Fisker, head of the electric car manufacturer Fisker, and Musk rival for many years, immediately deleted his Twitter account.

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Apr 22, 2022 - 11:31 am

Stock market manipulation around Tesla again

A few days ago, a stock market service circulated the news that Tesla had bought the exploration company Lithium Corporation. Later it turned out that the announcement was apparently a deliberate hoax to increase the value of the lithium company’s share.

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Apr 20, 2022 - 06:34 pm

Tesla offers less for more

Tesla will no longer supply Mobile Connector with the delivery of its electric cars in the USA, earning criticism from the Tesla community. The Mobile Connector, which enables slow charging without a special infrastructure at normal sockets will now be sold separately.

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Apr 19, 2022 - 11:38 am

Nissan & partners to develop lunar rover

Nissan North America, along with partners Sierra Space and Teledyne Brown Engineering, will develop the Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) for NASA to support future lunar exploration. Details of the planned lunar rover are not yet given, but it is expected to be electric.

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Apr 14, 2022 - 11:17 am

Teenagers hack GO Sharing scooters

In Brussels, almost all GO Sharing electric were recently stolen by young people who had figured out how to circumvent the rental system. According to the Brussels Times, the thieves even offered crash courses for their method online, stole the electric scooters for joyrides and drove until the battery was empty.

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Apr 13, 2022 - 10:16 am

Vancouver wants fuel stations fitted with chargers

A policy initiated by the Canadian city of Vancouver could mean that operators of gas stations and car parks will have to pay up to 10,000 dollars per year if they do not provide charging stations for electric vehicles. Currently, only two of the 66 petrol stations in Vancouver offer charging stations.

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Apr 11, 2022 - 04:23 pm

Hindenburg Research takes aim for Mullen

Hindenburg Research is once again making serious allegations of fraud against an electric car start-up. This time, the US company Mullen Automotive has been targeted by the short seller. Hindenburg accuses Mullen of having deceived its investors.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/25/tfl-issues-recall-for-90-double-decker-buses-in-the-uk/
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