Apr 7, 2022 - 11:15 am

Canoo to take astronauts to space

A small but prestigious contract has been awarded to the Californian electric car start-up Canoo: Canoo has been contracted by NASA to build vehicles to take astronauts to the launch pad for upcoming missions to the moon and Mars.

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Apr 5, 2022 - 11:29 am

April Fools in the e-mobility field

This year’s jokes included numerous variants from multiple manufacturers: For example, Amateur radio specialist WiMo reported of a new technology allowing Teslas to be charged without cables thanks to power-over-air adapters.

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Mar 31, 2022 - 11:13 am

Tesla raises prices, loses rebates

Tesla’s two most popular EVs are no longer eligible for California’s biggest plug-in rebate. A representative for the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) confirmed to Carsdirect that the Model 3 and Model Y have been excluded from the program after the recent price increases that pushed both EVs above California MSRP caps.

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Mar 30, 2022 - 10:35 am

Recall for Mercedes eSprinter & eVito models

Nearly 8,000 eSprinters and eVito from Mercedes-Benz worldwide have to go to the workshop due to a software problem. A fault in the battery management system can lead to loss of drive power. The recall affects 7,996 eSprinter vehicles worldwide and 2,511 eVito vehicles in Germany.

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Mar 29, 2022 - 11:28 am

Paris cuts down on traffic to battle air pollution

Due to high particulate matter pollution, Paris ordered extensive restrictions on car traffic on Saturday. Cars with an environmental badge number 2 and higher (Euro 4 petrol and worse, diesel with Euro 6 and worse) are no longer allowed to drive in the area inside the Paris ring road A86 – probably for a few […]

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Mar 28, 2022 - 11:26 am

Time is running out for UK home charger subsidies

In the UK, the OLEV Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme ends on Thursday this week meaning homeowners considering installing an EV home charger have just until 31 March to apply for funding. The grant can save homeowners £350 on the purchase and installation of a home charging point.

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Mar 21, 2022 - 12:49 pm

Patents for a time gone by (almost)

Some manufacturers find it difficult to say goodbye to the internal combustion engine. According to a new paper filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office, Korean carmakers Kia and Hyundai could make their electric cars vibrate artificially to simulate the feeling in a car with a roaring motor.

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Mar 18, 2022 - 01:09 pm

Tesla tyres taken in Germany

Vandalism at the Tesla site in Weiterstadt, Hesse: During the night from Friday (11.3) to Saturday (12.3), unknown persons stole the entire tyre sets from six Tesla vehicles.

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Mar 16, 2022 - 11:30 am

Citroën issues recall for the ë-C4

Citroën recalls its electric model ë-C4 to the workshops. There is a possibility that the rear coil springs and their mounts could come loose from the vehicle while driving and fall onto the street.

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Mar 15, 2022 - 11:55 am

Rising fuel prices prompt conspiracy theorists in the US

As always in such cases, without any evidence at all, people on social media platforms claim that the rising fuel prices in the US are not the result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but that President Joe Biden’s administration was deliberately driving up prices to get more American drivers behind the wheel of an electric […]

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Mar 14, 2022 - 11:48 am

Awake presents electric hydrofoil surfboard

The Swedish company Awake specialises in electric surfboards and has introduced an electric hydrofoil surfboard that allows you to “float” over the water. The Awake Vinga comes in two variants for people under and over 80 kilos body weight, respectively, and with two battery variants for up to two hours of fun.

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Mar 11, 2022 - 02:13 pm

Mercedes EQS faces limited recall in the USA

There is another recall for the Mercedes-Benz EQS – albeit only in the USA and only for 24 units of the electric luxury sedan. Incorrectly screwed ground connections could lead to increased electrical resistance, which in combination with high electrical currents increases the risk of fire.

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Mar 9, 2022 - 10:39 am

Shocking Supercharger overcharge

The owner of a Tesla Model 3 in China was astonished when, after a relatively short stay at a Supercharger station, he suddenly faced a bill charging 3,846,306 yuan, or about $600,000.

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Mar 8, 2022 - 11:17 am

Evergrande on rocky ground

Last year, Hong Kong-based Evengrande New Energy Vehicle hired the experienced German car manager Daniel Kirchert. The EV vehicle startup’s mother-company, real estate giant Evergrande is struggling with enormous debt.

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Mar 4, 2022 - 12:33 pm

Segway unleashes highspeed standing scooter

Segway just released a powerful standing electric scooter approaching 70 kph. Their GT2 delivers 3,000 watts and a range of up to 90 kilometres. However, Segway suggests the highest speed mode was only for “race tracks and private grounds” in a footnote on the product page.

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Mar 1, 2022 - 04:37 pm

Charging stations affected by Ukraine conflict

Charging stations for electric vehicles along the Russian M11 motorway stretching from Moscow to Saint Petersburg are currently out of order. The charging stations have been hacked by a Ukrainian company that supplies parts for the power dispensers.

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Feb 28, 2022 - 10:29 am

Used EV market grows due to chip shortage

The Tesla Model Y is not only very popular as a new car in China. According to dealers, used examples in China are sometimes sold above the new price because the delivery time for a factory-new Model Y is about half a year.

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Feb 25, 2022 - 01:12 pm

Kia notes dealers overcharging for the EV6

Following the launch of the Kia EV6 in the U.S., the first word on dealers is that some are charging significant markups on the list price. A Kia spokesperson says the company encourages its dealers to price their vehicles fairly.

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Feb 22, 2022 - 10:08 am

Volkswagen’s fire on the high seas

The freighter Felicity Ace, which is carrying around 4,000 cars from the Volkswagen Group, is floating in the Atlantic Ocean near the Azores after the crew was forced to abandon the vessel due to a fire.

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Feb 21, 2022 - 11:39 am

Back to the future with an electric drive

The legendary DeLorean is apparently about to make a comeback as an electric car. This is indicated by a teaser from the DeLorean Motor Company. According to the teaser, the electric DeLorean will be unveiled later this year.

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