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Nov 20, 2019 - 11:42 am

Rage against Tesla heats up

The Tesla Model X of an owner from the Netherlands was apparently deliberately set on fire when charging overnight during a business trip in Düsseldorf, Germany. The owner suspects “hate against Tesla” as the reason behind the arson attack.

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Nov 19, 2019 - 02:21 pm

Californian backlash for car companies siding with Trump

The California Department of General Services (DGS) has instructed government agencies to only procure vehicles from OEMs who are committed to California setting its own environmental standards as of January 1, 2020. GM, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota – who sided with Trump’s more lax emissions standards – now face concrete consequences. Toyota, in particular, is […]

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Nov 13, 2019 - 11:21 am

A workable electric bike-scooter folding to A3 size

Xiaomi Himo H1 electric bicycle has a moped-mode, an electric bike mode and a pedal mode and can fold up to the size of an A3 piece of paper. This very light (13 kg) electric moped/e-bike sports the symbol of the “Transformers” film and TV animation series on its folding frame. It’s a pop-culture weird, […]

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Nov 12, 2019 - 10:29 am

Coal roller caught on camera

The strange concept of rolling coal seems designed purely to antagonize those who would like clean air. By (illegally) modifying a diesel truck to inject surplus fuel into the motor, a black cloud then trails behind the vehicle as a form of anti-environmentalist protest.

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Nov 11, 2019 - 12:04 pm

Tesla Roadster available in tiny

The new Tesla Roadster can now be ordered in the USA and Canada – at least as a 1:18 scale model car. The little Tesla Roadster is based on the 3D design data of the real prototype in every detail. The little Tesla Roadster is made up of 180 metal and plastic parts and costs […]

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Nov 8, 2019 - 12:06 pm

The scooter parking that wasn’t

In the German Nuremberg, a sign advertising Europe’s first electric scooter parking garage was set up. Up to 12,000 electric kick scooters will be able to park and charge there, alongside a lounge for the drivers.

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Nov 7, 2019 - 01:33 pm

Sharing is caring

The city of Los Angeles has suspended Uber’s electric kick scooter and bike permits after the company refused to share data. The corporation rents electric vehicles via their subsidiary Jump and has until Friday to appeal or their permit will be permanently revoked.

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Nov 5, 2019 - 11:36 am

13-year-old girl invents more doable Hyperloop

In New York, 13-year-old student Caroline Crouchley has made some waves with her invention of a more sustainable Hyperloop solution. Crouchley’s idea is to build pneumatic tubes next to existing train tracks, where magnetic shuttles would travel connected via a magnetic arm to trains, allowing pods to travel more than twice as fast as a […]

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Nov 4, 2019 - 11:35 am

The virtual birth of Jaguar’s electric hypercar

Jaguar’s first all-electric sportscar is a slick, mean-looking beast – and only exists in the pixel world through Sony’s legendary racing car video game, Vision Gran Turismo. The virtual EV is designed with three powerful, compact motors producing 1,020PS (750 kW), allowing gamers to feel like they are hurtling from 0-100km/h in less than two […]

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Nov 1, 2019 - 01:26 pm

Toyota appeals to Harry Potter fans and little witches

At this years Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota presented several concepts for future mobility with one being highly unusual, the electric flying broom. It is unclear at this stage whether this is a Halloween trick, after all, Toyota presented it alongside more serious concepts such as the E-Racer.

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Oct 31, 2019 - 12:35 pm

Tesla in trouble in Germany

The German Centre for Protection against Unfair Competition (Wettbewerbszentrale) is again taking action against Tesla. After being warned for false advertising, the focus is now on the driver assistance system “Autopilot”.

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Oct 29, 2019 - 10:33 am

Electric driving is relaxing for rats (video)

Researchers at the University of Richmond have taught a group of 17 rats to move and control a small electric car. They found that “driving” the electric ROV (rat-operated vehicle) lowered the rodents’ stress level instantly.

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Oct 28, 2019 - 12:11 pm

The Mirai does 650 km on one cow’s poop

One cow’s annual poop output (out-poop?) is apparently enough to generate a year’s supply of hydrogen to fuel Toyota’s second-generation Mirai fuel cell sedan. This is not a random reference, Toyota is indeed building its first manure-powered hydrogen fuelling station in California.

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Oct 24, 2019 - 12:04 pm

India shops abroad for EVs

The Indian government has issued a contract for multiple electric vehicles, however instead of going for vehicles from their home market, such as Mahindra or Tata, the government decided to opt with Hyundai’s Kona, which costs about twice the amount as Indian competitors.

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Oct 23, 2019 - 12:14 pm

Deadmau5 is going electric

Tesla’s electric truck is not only popular with fleet operators: Canadian DJ and music producer Deadmau5 has announced that they will use the Tesla Semi as a mobile music studio for their 2021 tour.

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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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https://www.electrive.com/2019/11/25/london-bridge-improved-but-not-for-electric-buses/
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