May 25, 2020 - 01:26 pm

Rome fails to procure fuel cell buses

Rome’s transport company ATAC has failed to procure hydrogen buses. Somehow, not a single bid was submitted for a tender for five H2 buses published in February 2020. And this is not the first time: At the beginning of 2019 another hydrogen bus tender for Rome was equally unsuccessful.

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May 20, 2020 - 12:31 pm

Tesla modified into a BMW

An unknown Tesla owner has fitted his Model 3 with a (small) BMW radiator grille, as the following photo shows. Maybe the waiting for the BMW i4 took too long for him.

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May 19, 2020 - 12:38 pm

Dyson unveils prototype details

In October 2019 Dyson ended their electric car project for financial reasons. If you are still curious how the vacuum cleaner manufacturer wanted to tackle the electric car market, James Dyson now showed a prototype of the electric car and gives some more details.

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May 18, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Carjacker under lockdown

In the small town of Barstow, California, a man stopped a Tesla driver and dragged him out of the car. The thief then tried to escape in the captured Model 3 but soon found himself in a trap.

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May 12, 2020 - 04:40 pm

Tesla boss Elon Musk hurls a few threats

The head of Tesla wants to move his headquarters and future operations to Nevada and Texas because Californian authorities will not yet let Tesla open its Fremont plant. Musk has even openly threatened the state with withdrawal from California altogether.

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May 7, 2020 - 01:28 pm

Cybermower Tesla-style

A Tesla-style lawn robot was set loose to prowl the lawn – as Tesla doesn’t have a mowing robot in its range quite yet, designer Prokop Strnka figured he’d do some groundwork for them. He built an autonomous electric lawn robot that looks straight out of Tesla’s catalogue.

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May 6, 2020 - 05:11 pm

Too cute to be true

An electric car too cute to be true: The Malay Mini EV X2 that recently hit social media may turn out to be a scam. On their Facebook page, the Cyber Crime Alert Royal Malaysia Police on warned that there is not much behind the company except a bank account to order from.

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May 5, 2020 - 12:59 pm

One of a kind Tesla ready to order

The Model S design initially announced in 2017 is now going on sale and has indeed turned the Tesla into a real ‘Shooting Brake’. However, the strictly limited offshoot from Dutch coachbuilder RemetzCar cost an impressive 224,522 euros.

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Apr 29, 2020 - 12:57 pm

Imagine an ID.3 design 30 years in the future

The ID.3 is not even on the market yet and Volkswagen is already giving car designers the task of designing the “ID.3 of the year 2050”.  The competition on Instagram is being held for World Design Day. According to the Group, the winning design will be produced as a 3-D print on a scale of 1:4.



Apr 25, 2020 - 02:00 pm

Karma Automotive rumoured to be in deep trouble

With the Revero GTE, Karma Automotive plans to launch its first all-electric car next year and said it would sell the platform to third parties. A US media report is checking the claims a little closer – and claims many of the announcements are simply untrue.

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Apr 24, 2020 - 12:20 pm

Ford is building a fully electric dragster

Ford is expanding its Mustang family with a purely electric dragster version. The prototype of the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet brings a little more than 1 megawatt on the road and should be able to cover the quarter-mile in under 8 seconds.

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Apr 23, 2020 - 01:09 pm

Tripping through time with Tesla

US presenter and car enthusiast Jay Leno released a video with previously unknown footage from 2008 showing Elon Musk introducing him to the first Tesla Roadster ever produced in series. And of course, Leno didn’t miss the chance to test the BEV himself.

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Apr 22, 2020 - 12:05 pm

Tesla fervour is up again

The hype around Elon Musk doesn’t stop and sometimes takes strange forms: Not only that Tesla fans celebrated the #ElonMuskDay on Twitter on 20 April, but also the “Church of Tesla” was uploaded on the net by a German fan.

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Apr 20, 2020 - 12:51 pm

Destroyed Model 3 for sale

This Tesla Model 3 has rolled over several times and is accordingly outwardly a pile of scrap. However, the vehicle still can drive. The destroyed Model 3 was offered on eBay and has actually found a buyer.

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Apr 17, 2020 - 10:53 am

Formula E enters E-Sports

Formula E has created the ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge, a nine-week e-sports competition in which a selection of the best gamers get to race against all Formula E teams.

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Apr 16, 2020 - 11:21 am

Your extra range covered

The French solar-film specialist firm Armor has designed an automatically retractable solar cover for cars. It has been shown covering a Gazelle electric car, but Armor says the cover could be used on any kind of electric vehicle.

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Apr 15, 2020 - 12:38 pm

Virtual races with Audi DTM drivers

Audi factory driver Mike Rockenfeller has started a virtual racing series using the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo. The races are held under the motto of #RaceHome and will give PlayStation Network members the opportunity to compete against the Audi DTM stars on PlayStation 4.

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Apr 14, 2020 - 01:34 pm

A problem solved with three words

A 13-year-old boy, known on the Internet as “Tesla Kid Grünheide”, was using a drone camera to document progress on the grounds of the Tesla’s Giga-Berlin building site in Brandenburg – until the police told him he wasn’t allowed to.

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Apr 9, 2020 - 02:31 pm

The hard and fast Australians

When it comes to vast distances, Australia is a country of superlatives. Western Australia’s capital Perth is the world’s most isolated city. Here, electric racing motors specialists HyperPower have developed a superlative motor. The QFM-360-X boasts 1,000 kW or 1,341 horsepower.

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Apr 8, 2020 - 05:53 pm

Tesla shows ventilator prototype out of car parts

Tesla has unveiled the prototype of a ventilator using automotive parts including a touch screen, infotainment computer and Model 3 ECUs. The device looks like a hobby solution but fulfils the mission of avoiding using parts required by medical suppliers.

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Apr 1, 2020 - 12:13 pm

Electrification to finally reach smartphones

Last year, Volkswagen’s subsidiary Electrify America submitted a formal proposal to the Unicode Consortium to introduce an EV with a charging station as an emoji for smartphone keyboards. Now a new proposal has been published.

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Mar 30, 2020 - 12:38 pm

From intense speed to intensive care

Formula E and the FIA recently announced that the 2019/20 season will be completely suspended for at least two months due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The season finale of the E racing series is still planned for London’s ExCeL venue in July, but medical usage may prove more prudent.

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