Apr 4, 2023 - 02:45 pm

Parisians vote against rental e-scooters

The city of Paris has asked its citizens to vote on the proposed ban on electric rental scooters in the city – with a clear result: 89 per cent of those who voted were in favour of banning rental scooters from the streets of the French capital.

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Apr 3, 2023 - 03:58 pm

Opel designs electric moon buggy

This year we have once again discovered the best April Fool’s jokes in the field of e-mobility and compiled them for you. For example, Opel is showing the Corsa Moon II, a solar-powered electric vehicle for space tourism based on the Corsa-e BEV model.

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Mar 31, 2023 - 11:34 am

Skoda apprentice concept goes clean camping

Since 2014, Skoda’s apprentices have been developing a concept car every year. The ninth apprentice car, in which 29 of the automaker’s junior staff are participating this year, will be fully electric.

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Mar 29, 2023 - 03:38 pm

Volkswagen invested in flying wind turbines by EnerKite

“Airborne wind turbines” shall generate electricity to power mobile charge points, according to a proposal made by Volkswagen Group Charging and Enerkite. The unusual idea has been submitted for the federally funded ‘Technohyb’ project.

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Mar 23, 2023 - 04:53 pm

Berlin Tesla store becomes target of protesters

A Tesla store in central Berlin has been attacked with paint bombs and covered with posters. The activists of unknown backgrounds criticise the water consumption of Tesla’s factory in Grünheide and want to stop car production generally.

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Mar 22, 2023 - 04:28 pm

Cadillac poaches Tesla drivers while they charge

To promote its electric model Lyriq, Cadillac is using cold call methods at Tesla charging stations in China. A case has now come to light in which Cadillac employees offered Tesla owners test drives with the Lyriq during their waiting time at the Supercharger.

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Mar 20, 2023 - 03:27 pm

LG Chem to enforce battery patents in court if necessary

South Korean chemical company LG Chem has a clear message for its competitors: It wants to “dominate” the global market for advanced EV batteries and – if it has to – enforce its patent rights for cathode materials with a high nickel content in court.

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Mar 16, 2023 - 03:10 pm

ICEing is now punishable by fine in Australia

Those who park at charging stations in Australia can now expect severe penalties in four Australian states and regions. The fines range from AUD 369 (€230) to 3,200 dollars (€2,000). Incidentally, the penalties apply to internal combustion vehicles blocking charge spots and electric cars parked there without charging.

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Mar 14, 2023 - 04:23 pm

Open Tesla-me: Is there a glitch in the software?

Could there truly be one app to open them all, those Tesla cars? It looked like there was for a man in Vancouver who got into what he thought was his car and even drove off. It turns out it wasn’t, which leaves a few open questions.

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Mar 8, 2023 - 04:51 pm

Nissan Ariya recall due to loose screw

Nissan has issued a recall for about a thousand Ariya EVs in the USA. The reason is a loose or even missing bolt holding the steering wheel. The issue was not a manufacturing error but a technician screw up.

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Mar 8, 2023 - 04:19 pm

No e-car during evacuation?

A Republican senator in Florida, USA, is concerned that electric cars with dead batteries can become a traffic obstacle during evacuations from natural disasters. As long as insufficient charging infrastructure is available, EVs should not be used to evacuate.

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Mar 2, 2023 - 04:09 pm

Rivian launches major recall for the R1S & R1T

US start-up Rivian is recalling 12,716 of its electric cars. A defective sensor in the seatbelt assembly could cause the front passenger airbag not to deploy in the event. The recalled vehicles were produced between 10 September 2021 and 15 September 2022.

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Mar 1, 2023 - 03:55 pm

Stellantis & Toyota launch recall due to battery issues

Numerous electric models from Stellantis and Toyota will have to go to the workshop because of possible battery problems. The affected vehicles, all of which were built in 2022, may have a fault in the specific software calibration of the traction battery control unit.

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Feb 24, 2023 - 10:16 am

VinFast announces recall in Vietnam

The Vietnamese electric car manufacturer VinFast is recalling 2,781 units of its VF8 model in its home country. In the affected vehicles, the bolt connecting the front brake calliper to the steering knuckle can loosen during operation.

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Feb 22, 2023 - 04:56 pm

Alauda presents crewed electric aerial racer

The Australian company Alauda Aeronautics has presented the latest development stage of its electric flying car for the EXA racing series. The Airspeeder Mk4 is the version that will compete in crewed races for the first time in 2024.

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Feb 22, 2023 - 10:26 am

Leapmotor backtracks to include ICE vehicles

The Chinese manufacturer Leapmotor, which until now has specialised in purely electric cars, will in future also offer all its BEV models with a combustion engine as a range extender that charges the battery. Leapmotor’s change of strategy comes against the backdrop of falling sales.

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Feb 20, 2023 - 03:36 pm

Hyundai recalls some Ioniq 5 & Nexo models

Hyundai has launched recall campaigns for its BEV model Ioniq 5 and its hydrogen-powered Nexo. In the case of the electric models, workshop effort is limited: In the Ioniq 5, 7,558 units only need a new type plate with correct weight information.

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