Aug 6, 2020 - 01:30 pm

Kick-scooters and curbing thrill-seekers’ enthusiasm

Electric kick-scooters are again causing an uproar. In Belgium, a man was filmed riding a scooter on a motorway. In England where electric kick-scooters are being trialled, teenagers have also been caught on the motorway while others are doing things like riding them inside shopping malls. 

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Aug 5, 2020 - 11:35 am

Tesla scores the superlatives

After Tesla recently came in last place in a quality study in the USA on customer complaints about new vehicles, a survey from China now paints a completely different picture: The Tesla Model 3 manufactured in China had by far the fewest complaints (0.7 per 10,000 new cars) – six times less than the second-placed […]

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Aug 3, 2020 - 10:17 am

Mazda can’t leave their hands off combustion

Mazda just can’t seem to stay away from combustion engines: The Mazda MX-30 that was introduced in October 2019 as an all-electric model and announced in a further version with range extender, has now been surprisingly presented with a mild hybrid combustion engine.

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Aug 1, 2020 - 09:36 pm

Bucharest misses the bus

The city of Bucharest has halted a tender for the purchase of 100 electric buses on 22 July after all three bids received were deemed unacceptable – apparently after technical evaluation. This is the second time an electric bus tender for the Romanian capital has failed due to the lack of suitable offers. It is still unlcear when and whether the City will make another attempt.

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Jul 30, 2020 - 11:59 am

A VW e-Golf gets a nip, tuck and power boost

While the e-Golf is being phased out in lieu of Volkswagen’s ID3, someone is breathing new life into the model. Just to show how much can be done outside of the manufacturer’s production lines, a German tuning company has revamped a 2016 e-Golf both inside and out.

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Jul 28, 2020 - 07:22 pm

Charging with rainbows in Amsterdam

Once again, a whole lot of electric car charging points in Amsterdam are to be covered in rainbow colours. During Dutch Pride Week (25 July to 2 August), a number of charging stations will be covered in rainbow colours by a team from EVBox and Vattenfall.

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Jul 24, 2020 - 01:45 pm

Tesla sues Rivian over trade secrets

The electric car manufacturer Tesla has filed a lawsuit against the startup Rivian, in which the Californians accuse the competitor of having stolen trade secrets. Tesla sees an “alarming scheme” to poach important employees.

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Jul 24, 2020 - 10:57 am

Another attempt at an EV Emoji

After the unsuccessful first attempt last year, Volkswagen’s US subsidiary Electrify America recently presented a new proposal for an eMobility emoji at this year’s World Emoji Day and submitted it to the Unicode Consortium.

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Jul 23, 2020 - 11:07 am

Fueling an EV isn’t easy

A video is circulating on the internet showing someone trying to fill a Tesla up with gasoline. Whether this is intended as a joke, or whether the driver really couldn’t figure it out is still open.

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Jul 21, 2020 - 10:41 am

Has ICEing been replaced by Sizeing?

A picture is worth a thousand words and you’d think that six charging stations make for parking spots in equal measure. Not so at this particular Ionity site, where sizing, or say squeezing, seems to be a bigger problem than ICEing ever was – do see for yourself.

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Jul 20, 2020 - 11:54 am

Rest in peace: CHAdeMO eulogy (video)

Now that Nissan has switched to CCS from CHAdeMO for its new electric model Ariya, a Youtuber has decided that it is time to say goodbye to the Japanese fast-charging standard with an appropriate mourning ceremony – a (humorous) Haiku eulogy.

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Jul 16, 2020 - 05:02 pm

Citizen cannot tell VW how to power electric cars

German law or rather its subjects can be strange at times. The Higher Regional Court of Braunschweig had to decide that an individual citizen cannot rule how a car manufacturer builds electric cars. You didn’t think you could try it in the first place? Neither did we.

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Jul 15, 2020 - 11:29 am

Polestar is eyeing Tesla closely

Volvo has imported a Tesla Model Y from the USA and registered it in Sweden to take a closer look. Volvo had already brought one of the then new Tesla Model 3 to Sweden in 2018 – and now, as is well known, offers a competitor for the Model 3 under its EV brand Polestar.

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Jul 14, 2020 - 11:19 am

The all-electric tricycle-boat-home

The startup Zeltini from Latvia has developed a motorhome amphibian for two people based on a three-wheeled e-bike called Z-Triton. The model can be ridden like a bicycle or launched like a boat. Apparently it sleeps two and a (small) dog.

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Jul 10, 2020 - 12:18 pm

Tesla car in Sentry Mode on crime watch

The Norwegian police is asking Tesla drivers in the town of Sandefjord, close to Oslo, to come forward. Not to help with an accident but to hand-in any footage from the Tesla cars’ cameras to assist in the search for a suspected assassin.

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Jul 9, 2020 - 01:58 pm

Electric kick scooter racing to launch in 2021

From 2021, a new and unprecedented racing series is set to cause a sensation: the eSkootr Championship. Racing drivers and other competitive athletes will compete on special courses in international cities with electric kick-scooters capable of speeds of up to 100 km/h.

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Jul 7, 2020 - 09:51 pm

Jump e-bikes return to London via Lime

Jump’s bright red e-bikes return. The new owner Lime was last caught scrapping many of the electric bikes after taking over the service from Uber. London is now the first city in Europe where e-bikes are making a comeback, and more cities are to follow. + + Kindly see our update below + +

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Jul 7, 2020 - 12:46 pm

Tesla softens stance on short selling, literally

For years now, Tesla boss Elon Musk has been making fun of short-sellers speculating on short-term profits. Now Musk himself is becoming a “short seller” via the Tesla online shop, with Tesla Short Shorts (as in clothing) in Tesla red with the imprint S3XY.

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Jul 6, 2020 - 01:47 pm

Europe’s addiction to fossil fuels

EU states as well Great Britain, Norway and Switzerland subsidise fossil fuels with at least 137 billion euros annually, as research from Investigate Europe shows. Germany is the biggest contributor with fossil fuels subsidies of at least 37 billion euros annually.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 11:14 am

Tesla batteries under evaluation

The US NHTSA has launched a probe over a potential design flaw in older Model S battery packs that could prove dangerous. Reportedly, parts in the cooling mechanism in 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S units could render the battery pack useless or even cause fires.

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Jul 2, 2020 - 03:03 pm

When the truth hurts?

A commercial made by the e-bike manufacturer VanMoof has been prohibited from broadcast on French television because of the ads depiction of a melting car. The self-regulating body responsible, the ARPP, argue that aspects of the film “discredit the automobile sector […] while creating a climate of anxiety.”

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Jul 1, 2020 - 01:09 pm

How do small garages in Germany cope with Teslas?

According to an article in the German trade magazine kfz-betrieb, the German Association of Motor Trades and Repairs (ZDK) has complained to the European Commission because Tesla is denying independent garages easy and non-discriminatory access to repair and maintenance information and to diagnostic and programming software.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 12:40 pm

Tesla order difficulties can be expensive

An attempt to order a Tesla Model 3 would have cost a man from Germany almost 1.4 million euros. As the man’s son posted on Reddit, an error occurred in the attempted order due to temporary technical difficulties on the Tesla website.

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Jun 29, 2020 - 01:04 pm

Jordan orders ministries to drive EVs

Omar Razzaz, the Prime Minister of Jordan, told all ministries to use electric vehicles. Razzaz even instructed ministers to hand over their government four-wheel drives to the Prime Ministry for use in field trips, as needed, while excess vehicles will be auctioned.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/10/tesla-mysteriously-downgrades-charge-capacity-in-europe/
10.08.2020 12:32