What looks like a Porsche 911 and is all-electric?
Well, that would be the GT3 study that the Chinese car brand Zedriv presented at Auto Shanghai. Despite the fact that Porsche will soon release their all-electric Taycan and the Macan, they are clearly too slow off the mark with an electric version of their 911.
Lyft puts brakes on e-bike-sharing in NYC
Citi Bike is withdrawing all 1,000 electric bicycles in New York City due to safety concerns regarding the brakes. Lyft, which owns Citi Bike, made similar arrangements for its bike-sharing services in Washington and San Francisco.
The world’s biggest Tesla Summon Race
Being a “nerd” or “geek” is not so much about loving the newest or future tech, sci-fi or fantasy fiction games, but about being obsessive about your interest and preferably finding others with the same passion. Now check out the video below of the “World’s Biggest Tesla Summon Race”.
Charging stations without electricity – Brussels thinks again
The planned installation of 20 charging stations for electric vehicles in the Brussels region has been delayed until the end of April. Unfortunately, the municipal authorities had not taken into account the fact that most of the selected locations could not be connected to the electricity grid from the operator Sibelga. Now new sites have to be found. It’s complicated…
Tesla goes camping
In addition to the conversions of the Tesla Model S as a shooting brake and hearse, there is now a fresh conversion: Entrepreneur Travis Rabenberg has developed a camping superstructure for the BEV and plans to present a prototype of the “Tesla Roamer” next week in Michigan.
Nio gets hit by lawsuits
The Chinese EV manufacturer is facing a class action lawsuit from their investors in the U.S, who are unhappy that Nio gave up on their plan to build a factory in Shanghai, as well as making misleading claims about the impact of the updated Chinese subsidy situation and the slower-than-expected deliveries of their electric SUV.
SEC and Tesla asked to play nice
In the next round of the row between the SEC and Tesla CEO Elon Musk about his tweeting habits, the presiding judge Alison Nathan has asked the concerned parties to “put your reasonableness pants on” and find a solution in the next two weeks.
The Leaf gets a makeover
The Nissan Leaf is the most popular electric vehicle on the planet, with more than 400,000 units sold. The second generation has received an updated design, but for those who prefer a more aggressive look, the Japanese tuning company Tuning Kuhl Racing has provided the answer.
The best April Fools
Germany’s seriously funny jokes: German-language publication Blick listed our April Fools joke article, “German carmakers show full e-mobility commitment,” among the best April Fools jokes of the automobile industry. Here, we give you serious insight into some of the best jokes from 1 April.
Tesla claims discrimination by NY courts
The Californian EV manufacturer says they face discrimination by New York’s infrastructure policies, as they only provide initiatives for providers that support both CHAdeMO and CCS. Clearly Tesla does not feel they should have to upgrade their chargers.
Tesla is suing a former employee who is alleged to have stolen trade secrets in connection with technology for autonomous driving. A former Apple employee was also charged with stealing trade secrets by the FBI last year.
Horsing around at the charging station
When Twitter user MyModel3 posted this curious picture of a horse and cart at a supercharging site, it became a welcome invitation for a thread with a fusion of equestrian humour and electric mobility gags. Generally, people were impressed with the horsepower.
When quantity is put over quality
According to a recent survey in China, nearly 70 per cent of respondents said they regretted buying a new-energy vehicle (NEV). Batteries are the most common customer complaint: Problems range from draining too fast, to running dangerously hot, others do not perform as advertised. Around 40 NEVs spontaneously combusted in China last year.
Denver police car swankier than usual
In Denver, Colorado, police have been driving around in a Tesla Model S for a couple of years before hardy local journalists finally found out where it came from: The car had been confiscated during an illegal marijuana bust.
Windsor Castle installs two charging points
It seems the Royals now require a couple of charging point for their modern steeds. Prince Charles purchased an electric car last September and Prince Harry’s used a Jaguar-E Type Concept Zero for his royal wedding, but Prince Philip was already onto it when he drove one of the first prototype electric vehicles in the […]
Kids and grown-ups love it so
For its 110th anniversary, Bugatti is releasing a downsized version of Type 35 aka the Bugatti Baby, a race car from the 1920ies. The new Bébé II features swappable Li-ion batteries and two speed-caps at 20 kph and 40 kph so that both children and adults may take it for a spin.
James Bond goes electric
Similarly to other British celebrities, James Bond will be going electric in her Majesty’s service in the next film. While the movies have always been noted by car enthusiasts, the Aston Martin Rapide E, is upholding the tradition and exclusively so as only 155 units will be built.
It’s just Japan on the moon
Toyota is looking to put a fuel cell-powered rover on the moon. The development is part of a recent agreement between Toyota and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on a cooperation in international space research.
When life gives you lemons…
The “24 Hours of LeMons” is a bizarre long-distance race in the USA, in which only cars with a value of 500 dollars or less are allowed to participate. Now they are introducing a category for electric cars.
It looks like a car, but…
In China, some 4,678 Tesla Model 3 appears to be temporarily detained by customs due to incorrect product labels. Apparently printer settings are to blame. Tesla is working on the labels under the careful eye of customs officials, who will resume clearances after they pass review.
Trigger-happy Tesla drivers annoy Norwegian fire departments
Nothing is more appealing than a button. New Model 3 in Norway are newly equipped with the “e-Call” button and is supposed to be used to alert emergency services to road accidents. Apparently, Norwegian test drivers trying out the new Model 3 couldn’t resist trying it out, which caused Norwegian emergency services to issue a […]
Volvo limits its cars to top speed of 180 km/h
Volvo has announced that it will limit the top speed on all its cars to 180 kph from 2020. At first glance the reasons are purely noble: Volvo declares every human life lost through an accident in a Volvo is one too many. This argument is compelling when speeding remains one of the most common reasons […]