Feb 14, 2020 - 10:51 am

Tracked Tesla hits the snow

In order to be able to drive better through deep snow, a YouTuber has converted its Tesla Model 3 into a kind of tracked vehicle with an unconventional construction as a replacement for the driven rear wheels.

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Feb 12, 2020 - 10:40 am

Nissan records a lullaby

It isn’t unknown for parents to take sleep-resistant babies for a spin in the car. The constant noise of the engine works as white noise, helping put the kid to sleep. As EVs are too quiet for this, Nissan developed the “world’s first emission-free lullaby”.

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Feb 6, 2020 - 05:40 pm

Tesla may face double trouble in Germany

In Germany, state government authorities in the Rheinland area are investigating possible violations of the Working Hours Act at the German Tesla subsidiary Tesla Grohmann Automation. Up north, Tesla’s Gigafactory 4 in Brandenburg is also facing new headwinds – all the way from the southern German state of Bavaria.

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Feb 6, 2020 - 12:10 am

Headwind for two e-mobility projects in Berlin

In Berlin, a seemingly unlikely coalition is blocking two electric vehicle projects. The trade union Verdi refuses the purchase of 90 new electric buses by transit operator BVG. On top, the Senate could stop BVG’s and ViaVan’s ridesharing offer BerlKönig as early as April.

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Feb 5, 2020 - 12:29 pm

A win for electric cars at the Super Bowl

At the Super Bowl in the USA, no less than four major carmakers advertised electric cars. While Porsche, Audi, GM and Ford had to pay over 5 million dollars for a 30-second spot, another manufacturer received positive PR completely free of charge: Players from both final teams raved about Tesla in interviews.

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Feb 4, 2020 - 10:59 am

Kubota impresses with AI operated e-tractor

With a concept that looks like out of a Transformers movie, the Japanese manufacturer Kubota provides a glimpse into the future of agriculture. The company claims to be a pioneer in introducing smart technologies in farming.

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Feb 3, 2020 - 11:06 am

Elon Musk makes a beat

Elon Musk, the man behind SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink and the Boring Company, has apparently not yet reached his full capacity. Now the busy entrepreneur has released a track called ‘Don’t Doubt Yer Vibe’ for which he wrote the lyrics and provided the vocals himself.

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Jan 31, 2020 - 11:52 am

Vandals destroy charge hub on Vancouver Island

Five charging outlets on Vancouver Island have been rendered unusable as unidentified persons severed the cables. All five of the local charging stations at Buckley Bay rest stop were destroyed, with repairs underway as parts permit.

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Jan 29, 2020 - 11:05 am

Dyson pays back EV development grant

The vacuum manufacturer decided to foray into electrified vehicle development only fairly recently, but Dyson has already repaid the UK government 7,8 million pounds it had received in 2016 as part of its plans to produce electric cars in Wiltshire, England.

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Jan 27, 2020 - 09:49 pm

Controversy around Ionity’s new pricing continues

Everything was to be so simple – one price for everyone, charged per kWh at all stations with Ionity’s high power charging network. Only it wasn’t that simple, as so-called mobility service operators got exclusive deals and charge differently – to much dismay and a competitor’s delight.

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Jan 26, 2020 - 03:14 pm

Racy Prius presented in Tokyo

We tend to think of the Toyota Prius as one of the earliest and popular EVs, however it is not generally considered an exciting car. As a tuning company now proved at the Tokyo Auto Salon, this certainly does not have to be the case.

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Jan 24, 2020 - 11:20 am

Model X to bring astronauts to the verge of space

Elon Musk’s private space-faring company SpaceX is now using Tesla Model X’s to ferry NASA astronauts to their respective shuttles on the way to the International Space Station ISS. This will replace the shiny Astro van NASA has used for decades.

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Jan 23, 2020 - 02:16 pm

Quit smoking, buy a Tesla

If “stop smoking” was among your list of new year’s resolution, here’s just the push to see it through. An Irish couple saved so much when they quit cigarettes they were able to plan to buy a new Tesla.

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Jan 22, 2020 - 10:45 am

Tesla hits back

Tesla has spoken up against the NHTSA petition claiming that Teslas accelerate on their own: “This petition is completely false and was brought by a Tesla short-seller.”

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Jan 20, 2020 - 10:54 pm

Ludicrous gone wrong?

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been petitioned to investigate cases where Tesla vehicles allegedly “suddenly” accelerated without driver intervention, particularly when parking.

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Jan 16, 2020 - 09:42 am

Ford goes to Carnival

As a mobility partner of the Cologne Carnival in Germany, Ford is electrifying the entire fleet of parade floats at this year’s Monday procession. Of the 55 carts used, 25 Transit custom plug-in hybrids are exclusively electric, the remaining 30 are mild-hybrid versions.

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Jan 15, 2020 - 11:55 am

Battery-electric bandits foiled

Two young men attempted to vandalize a charging Tesla in a parking garage. Not only did the attempt to forcibly remove the charging cable fail – Tesla’s ‘Sentry Mode’ recorded the incident and the video went viral on Youtube with over 700,000 hits within a few days.

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Jan 14, 2020 - 11:51 am

Tesla takes aim for talking cars

Elon Musk made a short video to announce plans to let Tesla vehicles “talk” to pedestrians via external speakers. How exactly and when this will be implemented is not yet known, nor what the cars will possibly say.

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Jan 13, 2020 - 12:25 pm

Mazda limits electric motor torque

It was already known that Mazda’s first electric model MX-30 would be launched with a relatively small battery (35.5 kWh) and a correspondingly modest range of 200 kilometres. Now we know that the manufacturer is taking other measures to ensure that driving an EV won’t feel too different from a standard combustion vehicle.

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Jan 9, 2020 - 10:33 am

Diesel car starts blaze in Norwegian carpark

BEVs get falsely accused of fire-starting… again: Hundreds of cars were destroyed in a fire in the carpark building at Stavanger Airport in Norway. Initially, rumours spread that an electric car might have been the cause of the fire, but according to police, the fire was in fact caused by a 2005 model diesel car.

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Jan 8, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Russian Cybertruck hits the road – with fossil fuels

Tesla’s Cybertruck apparently inspired Russian mechanics to modify an old Lada to look like the electric pickup. Seemingly missing the point, the Cybertruck replica still runs on a conventional combustion engine – at least the maker of the project added that he is thinking about installing an electric motor in the future.

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Jan 7, 2020 - 12:01 pm

Austrian hybrid Tesla for the masses

In order to lower the price of the Tesla Model 3, the Austrian company Obrist Powertrain is converting the Californian BEV to hybrid drive – with a smaller battery (17.3 kWh) and a small petrol engine in the front. However, the hybrid Tesla Model 3 will then only be able to drive just under 100 […]

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Jan 5, 2020 - 09:53 pm

Volkswagen small cars get downgraded on crash tests

Volkswagen Group experiences a setback as their small cars get downgraded on crash tests ratings: The new VW Up and its sister models Seat Mii and Škoda Citigo, all of which are also available with a purely electric drive, have only been awarded three stars in the new crash test round of the European New […]

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14.02.2020 10:26