Sep 28, 2022 - 11:47 am

Major safety update for Teslas in the USA

Tesla has to install a software update in almost 1.1 million of its electric cars in the USA due to safety concerns. The safety authority NHTSA points to a malfunction of the automated window closing system in several Tesla models.

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Sep 23, 2022 - 03:42 pm

Renault presents electric show car R5 Turbo 3E

Renault’s battery-electric R5 Turbo 3E show car is reminiscent of the Renault 5 Turbo and its successor Turbo 2. Inspired by video games, the reinterpretation has two electric motors that together produce 280 kW and an instant torque of 700 Nm.

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Sep 23, 2022 - 12:15 pm

Kitty Hawk may have flown its last flight

Kitty Hawk, the electric aviation startup backed by Google co-founder Larry Page is shutting down. The company said in a tweet and a LinkedIn post that it was winding down operations. “We’re still working on the details of what’s next”, the posts on social media read.

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Sep 21, 2022 - 11:22 am

Mercedes is low on chargers

Mercedes plug-in hybrids currently come without Mode 2 charging cables, which enable charging at household sockets. “There is currently a worldwide supply shortage of certain semiconductor components,” Mercedes confirmed. Mercedes could not say when customers would get their cables.

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Sep 17, 2022 - 04:54 pm

Kia EV6 takes the Max Adventure from Oslo to Lisbon

The Max Adventure team drove an all-electric Kia EV6 from Oslo to Lisbon in 89 hours and 12 minutes as part of the ‘Driven To Extremes Euro EV Marathon’. The journey covered 5,109 kilometres through 16 countries. Thus, the team beat the original goal of 120 hours and added one country to their itinerary.

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Sep 14, 2022 - 10:21 am

VW introduces additional ID concept

At the ID. Meeting in Locarno, VW not only presented the off-road concept ID. XTREME, but also the ID.5 GTX Xcite. The show car is based on the ID.5 GTX with an 82 kWh battery and is a single body.

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Sep 13, 2022 - 11:07 am

There’s no easy-going for Tesla’s Autopilot in Germany

Tesla has to improve its driver assistance system Autopilot in Germany once more. The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) identified weaknesses in the system months ago. Tesla has since been able to resolve some of the complaints, but according to a KBA spokesperson, “further remedial measures are still being tested and validated”.

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Sep 12, 2022 - 11:19 am

Confessions of a Petroholic

Fastned has announced a four-part podcast called ‘Confessions of a Petroholic’. The series follows young petrolhead “Tom” exploring the twist and turns of maybe going electric in conversation with more (in)famous EV advocates.

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Sep 4, 2022 - 05:12 pm

AXA apologises for fake Tesla fire and crash test

This news is bizarre at best and outrageous at worst – French insurance company AXA faked a Tesla battery fire to “illustrate” the risk they see in electric cars. The insurer has since made a u-turn and delivered an apology that seems overdue.

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Aug 30, 2022 - 03:11 pm

Flashing through 14 European countries in under 24 hours

Two journalists from the British magazine What Car? say they set a new (unofficial) world record by driving a Porsche Taycan through 14 European countries within 24 hours. When the pair started out, Google Maps calculated that they could drive through 13 countries in 19 hours and 30 minutes.

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Aug 26, 2022 - 05:12 pm

China: Power to the people or to the carmakers?

The current heat wave in China, which marks the worst heatwave since 1961, is now also hampering car production accross the country. After extreme heat and drought led to power outages, the Sichuan province ordered most factories there to close for six days.

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Aug 26, 2022 - 09:48 am

Mazda has sold out of BEVs in the USA

Mazda has announced that its only electric model, the MX-30, is now sold out in the USA. Only 505 units of the BEV model were sold by the Japanese carmaker within ten months of availability there – and all of them in California.

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Aug 22, 2022 - 11:07 am

Geely takes two Guinness records

Geely’s electric car brand has broken two Guinness World Records with its first model. The Zeekr 001 secured the titles for the fastest drift ever achieved by an electric car (207.996 km/h) and the fastest electric car slalom (50 cones in 49.05 seconds).

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Aug 19, 2022 - 10:46 am

First tuning kit available for the ID. Buzz

Norwegian tuner Zyrus Engineering announces a tuning kit for the VW ID.Buzz. For those who want to give their electric minibus a lowered look with a rear spoiler, rear diffuser, front splitter, mirror covers, side skirts and 22-inch wheels.

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Aug 16, 2022 - 02:29 pm

Piaggio loses EU legal battle over scooter copyright

In the years-long legal dispute over the vehicle design of the German electric scooter manufacturer Kumpan Electric with the Italian Vespa manufacturer Piaggio has reached an important decision: Vespa’s copyright claim to the scooter’s design was not successful.

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Aug 15, 2022 - 11:09 am

Dartz Motorz to bring the Mini EV to Europe

Last year we reported that the Mini EV, an extremely popular electric car from General Motors’ partner Wuling in China, was being brought to Europe as the FreZe Nikrob EV by Latvian company Dartz Motorz. The Mini EV is now to come to Europe as a convertible called FreZe Froggy EV.

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Aug 11, 2022 - 11:34 am

Avtovaz to produce an electric Lada

The Russian Lada manufacturer Avtovaz is planning its first electric model – but don’t expect to see the electric Lada before 2024. That is at the earliest, if at all: after the sanctions imposed on Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine and the withdrawal of Renault, Avtovaz is having great difficulty keeping car production […]

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