Feb 10, 2021 - 11:06 am

Chinese regulators call in Tesla over consumer rights

Chinese government officials have met Tesla representatives over customer complaints about battery fires, unexpected acceleration and failures in OTA software updates. They have urged Tesla to comply with the law and stay consistent while the company promised they would thoroughly look into the issues.

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Feb 2, 2021 - 07:56 pm

Xpeng recalls G3 eSUV in China

Xpeng recalls 13,399 G3 e-SUVs manufactured between 29 March 2019 and 27 September 2020 in China. A potential inverter problem may cause cars to lose power while running.

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Jan 29, 2021 - 12:06 pm

Introducing the Honda E-Drag

Honda has given viewers a preview of the Honda E-Drag at the virtual Tokyo Auto Salon. The vehicle is a Honda E that the company’s engineers have converted into a quirky drag racer as a concept.

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Jan 26, 2021 - 11:33 am

USA Tesla touchscreen recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asked Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X over potential safety risks from touchscreen displays not working. Tesla must respond to NHTSA by tomorrow or, if it does not agree, must provide the agency “with a full explanation of its decision.”

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Jan 22, 2021 - 11:24 am

Tesla fashionistas commission a facelift

Italy’s luxury design house ARES has converted the Tesla Model S into a two-door convertible, commissioned by a private client. The price remains undisclosed but ARES said they would gladly undertake further conversions of this kind upon request.

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Jan 19, 2021 - 11:26 am

Toyota fined for violating US Clean Air Act

The US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Justice filed and simultaneously settled a civil lawsuit against Toyota for “systematic, longstanding violations of Clean Air Act emission-related defect reporting requirements”.

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Jan 16, 2021 - 09:23 pm

The tiny car trio has been recalled

The electric microcar trio formed of the Mitsubishi I-Miev, Citroën C-Zero and Peugeot Ion is exhibiting problems. PSA is calling almost 40,000 units to return to workshops worldwide, a German specialist portal reports.

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Jan 15, 2021 - 05:43 pm

When EVs had their a-ha moment in Norway

Norway has not always been the promised land for EV enthusiasts. In fact, it took the oil-producing nation a while to become a fan of electric driving. Incentives played a role of course but before the money came a push in popularity from an unlikely source.

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Jan 14, 2021 - 12:45 pm

Trouble in the Berlin Tesla showroom

Unknown persons demolished the Berlin Tesla showroom in the Treptow district of Bohnsdorf last Sunday. Several window panes and glass doors were broken in the attack. Eight vandalised cars were found by the emergency services at the scene.

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Jan 13, 2021 - 11:58 am

ICEing has yet to exhaust itself

ICEing is still a thing – at least in the world of trolls and this one probably wanted to be particularly “thoughtful”. In what the driver probably thought was a humorous moment, the pick-up truck that blocked a Tesla Supercharger bore a sign saying “I identify as a Prius”.

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Jan 11, 2021 - 12:35 pm

Battery recalls hit Volkswagen

Volkswagen is launching a recall for its e-Up small electric car. Due to faulty battery cells, there is a risk of a short circuit or fire. No incidents have been reported so far, but the decision was taken as a precautionary measure – which is not too dramatic since the number of vehicles involved is […]

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Jan 7, 2021 - 11:24 am

Mercedes recalls passenger and delivery e-vans

Just a few months after its market launch, the Mercedes-Benz electric passenger van, the EQV is already subject to a recall: 302 EQVs produced between 21 February and 27 October 2020 will have to go back to the factory. According to our updates, the e-Sprinter and e-Vito electric delivery vehicles are also affected by recalls.

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Jan 6, 2021 - 11:47 am

Back to the Future, today

Which car would Doc Brown and Marty McFly most likely drive today if there were a modern sequel to the cult film series ‘Back to the Future’ from the 1980s? A former Rimac designer has an electric answer.

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Jan 5, 2021 - 02:09 pm

Ford to improve scooter AI

Ford plans to equip electric kick- scooters from its micromobility subsidiary Spin with driver assistance systems in cooperation with Drover AI. Together, they aim to bring Level 2 automation to electric scooters.

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Jan 4, 2021 - 12:11 pm

Tesla is taking heat from the competition

Darren Palmer, chief developer of the electric car division at Ford, is dishing out towards Tesla. Without mentioning the competitor by name, Palmer extolled the virtues of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E with some sly remarks aimed at the competition.

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Dec 21, 2020 - 11:22 am

Electric MAN to receive post stamp

The electric delivery van from MAN Truck & Bus has received a special honour in Austria: Austrian Post has immortalised the MAN eTGE on a stamp. The occasion was the anniversary of the 2,000th electric vehicle that Austrian Post put into service at the beginning of December.

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Dec 17, 2020 - 11:48 am

An over-electrified Christmas Tesla

For many people across the world, this is the time to bring out the Christmas lights. In Canada, police found that a Tesla Model 3 driver took it too far. The officer pointed out the fairy lights to be a potential distraction. The next problem was that they were fastened with nothing but duct tape.

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Dec 15, 2020 - 12:41 pm

Nissan Leaf powers the whole tree

Nissan is using its Leaf to power Christmas trees in a number of shopping malls in the Philippines in the run-up to Christmas. With this Christmas stunt, the Japanese manufacturer is demonstrating the Leaf’s bidirectional charging technology.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/11/mercedes-assails-ev-buyers-with-ice-comparisons/
11.02.2021 10:28