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Jun 23, 2022 - 02:57 pm

German police may ban Tesla cars due to Sentry Mode

While Giga Berlin is finally churning out Tesla EVs made in Germany, the new cars may not be free to go everywhere. The head of security for Berlin’s police has attempted to issue a ban for any Tesla coming near police stations and headquarters since he considers the cars a threat to data security.

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Jun 22, 2022 - 11:33 am

Rome to cut down on electric scooters

With Rome, the next European capital is planning to reduce the number of electric kick-scooters. After Oslo already reduced the number of electric scooters in the city from almost 25,000 to 8,000, Rome plans to allow only 9,000 of the small electric vehicles in future.

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Jun 20, 2022 - 11:26 am

Audi sues Nio over naming designations

Audi has filed a lawsuit with a Munich court against the Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio for infringement of trademark rights, as reported by the German trade publication Handelsblatt with reference to company circles. The reason is that Audi considers the model designations of the Nio ES6 and ES8 to be too similar to its […]

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Jun 15, 2022 - 11:43 am

US start-up ELMS heading towards its end

US start-up Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS), which specialises in commercial electric utility vehicles, has filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy filing comes about a year after the company went public and follows the resignation of its founders James Taylor and Jason Luo and an investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Jun 13, 2022 - 04:00 pm

Ford F-150 Lightning comes well adapted to Tesla cars

Ford’s F-150 Lightning EV now include charging adapters that can charge a Tesla should it require on-road assistance. Ford CEO Jim Farley on Twitter dismissed any suggestions that they were “trolling” Musk or Tesla owners. Instead, he says the charging feature is “just helpful.”

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Jun 13, 2022 - 11:38 am

GM & Lockheed confirm lunar BEV model series

Following last year’s NASA contract with General Motors and Lockheed Martin to develop the next generation of EVs for future lunar missions, there is now an update: both companies have now announced that they plan to produce a series of lunar vehicles for commercial space missions that will use GM’s Ultium battery technology.

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Jun 9, 2022 - 11:33 am

Texas refuses to subsidise Teslas for ditching dealers

Although Tesla has moved its headquarters to Texas and opened a factory in the US state, Tesla’s electric cars remain excluded from the subsidy programme in Texas for electrified vehicles. The reason is Tesla’s direct sales without an intermediary dealer, which is an exclusion criterion for the subsidy programme.

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Jun 8, 2022 - 11:10 am

Tesla to answer for phantom braking issues

More than 750 Tesla drivers have complained to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about unmediated braking manoeuvres of their cars when controlled by the Autopilot system. Tesla must respond to the allegations by 20 June.

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Jun 2, 2022 - 11:43 am

Opel electric fire truck begins service

A fire-red Opel Rocks-e has gone into service at the Opel plant fire brigade in Rüsselsheim. The special conversion of the light electric vehicle is equipped with a special signalling system, front flasher and emergency numbers and goes out to check fire extinguishers on the 1.9 square kilometre site.

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May 31, 2022 - 12:16 pm

Nissan Ariya is headed from Pole to Pole

Nissan will join British adventurer Chris Ramsey on an all-electric expedition from the North Pole to the South Pole in March 2023. The Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE will cover more than 27,000 kilometres. During the trip through the Arctic, North, Central and South America as well as Antarctica, the crew can expect temperatures of -30 to […]

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May 25, 2022 - 11:22 am

TfL issues recall for 90 double-decker buses in the UK

Transport for London (TfL) has taken around 90 MetroDecker EV electric double-decker buses from Switch Mobility off the roads as a precautionary measure after six electric buses of this type burst into flames at the Potters Bar bus garage in Hertfordshire, north of London. TfL says investigations into the cause of the fire are still […]

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May 17, 2022 - 12:13 pm

Tesla turned tank by hobbyists

A Youtube clique called “The Real Life Guys” has modified a Tesla Model 3 so that it can also drive through rough terrain. Their solution? They simply fitted the vehicle with chains, although it is hardly “simple” to turn a Tesla into a tank.

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May 13, 2022 - 04:55 pm

Coldgate for Toyota bZ4X?

The fact that temperature affects charging performance is nothing new for electric car drivers. However, a footnote in a US press release from Toyota about the bZ4X electric model is quite unusual.

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May 11, 2022 - 04:10 pm

Canoo faces dire financial straits

The Californian electric car start-up Canoo is in financial difficulties that threaten its existence. The company has reported a loss of around US$125 million (€118.4 million) for the first quarter of 2022 and warns in its quarterly report “that there is significant doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a going concern”.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/28/akio-toyoda-wants-hybrids-on-same-footing-as-purely-electric-vehicles/
28.06.2022 14:04