Oct 1, 2019 - 05:03 pm

Large muscular man helps small defiant girl

Arnold Schwarzenegger is supporting Greta Thunberg on her journey through North America. The former Californian governor has made an electric vehicle available so that the climate activist can travel purely electrically through the USA and Canada.

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Sep 26, 2019 - 04:47 pm

Some unusual signs in Sweden lead the way

In Sweden, there are more than 8,000 charging stations for electric vehicles, but only about 20 official signs leading to them. Nathalie Kinell, CMO at Bee Charging Solutions, had a few good ideas about how to change this.

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Sep 26, 2019 - 10:35 am

Electric jetski: fun without the noise and stink

After its electric snowmobiles, the Canadian company Taiga Motors has now introduced an electrically powered watercraft. The Jetski-like Orca is equipped with a 400-volt system and a 23-kWh battery, which should provide energy for up to two hours of water fun.

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Sep 25, 2019 - 03:19 pm

Tesla chargers blocked again

During an event in Yorktown, New York last Sunday, all Tesla supercharger berths were blocked by parked combustion engine cars. It is unclear whether this was a pre-coordinated action.

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Sep 24, 2019 - 11:07 am

Silent and (legally) speedy

An electric water taxi developed by the French startup SeaBubbles was stopped by the police during a test drive on the Seine in Paris under suspicion of speeding. But while the Seine normally has a speed limit of 12 km/h, the SeaBubbles prototype hydrofoil had already been granted a special permit for the “flying” water […]

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Sep 19, 2019 - 01:03 pm

Tesla has too few accidents to analyse

Every year the Swedish Folksam insurance publishes a study with the statistically safest cars in the country. Tesla did not qualify for the list this year as its cars were only involved in seven accidents – too few for a valid risk analysis, according to the insurance company.

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Sep 18, 2019 - 11:37 am

Porsche can’t let go of the past

While some had smiled about Porsche’s insistence on using the Turbo tag for their electric vehicles, the company has now gone a step further to convince those who need to feel like they are sitting in a “real” car. An optional sound module can emulate the ambience of a classic Porsche.

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Sep 17, 2019 - 11:52 am

Trottinettes under threat

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has had enough of misplaced electric scooters. Paris city authorities will now regard electric scooters that end up in the wrong places as rubbish and will dispose of them accordingly.

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Sep 13, 2019 - 12:38 pm

Not all Tesla fire is what you think

Although electric cars are statistically less or not more likely to catch fire than combustion engines (it’s in the name!), reports of burning electric cars always cause much excitement – especially when a Tesla is affected.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 10:17 am

One false spin makes a Musk-shirt

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus recently claimed that he had personally received his Tesla as a gift from Elon Musk. When Musk was asked to verify this via Twitter, his answer was simple.

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Sep 11, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Karo vs. Microlino goes into the 2nd round

The increasingly bizarre dispute between Micro Mobility Systems and Artega over the Microlino clone Karolino is entering the next round. The two companies are fighting about the rights to very similar tiny electric vehicles.

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Sep 10, 2019 - 02:31 pm

Stop talking, start doing

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in is setting a good example by using a Hyundai Nexo as his official car. He will be demonstrating the technology for locals, doing marketing and addressing range anxiety in one.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 02:40 pm

Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Plaid drive

The recently presented Porsche Taycan has also been well received by Tesla mastermind Elon Musk. First off on Twitter, Musk made fun of the fact that Porsche is also using the name “Turbo” for its electric model, then he added a quick tweet…

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Sep 6, 2019 - 05:47 pm

A glowing sign along the highway should do the trick

At the first two Swedish branches, MacDonalds is now listing charging current prices for EV drivers wanting to recharge. Below the very visible glowing “M” now stands EV charging prices along with the Big Mac and Happy Meal on MacDonald’s digital display boards.

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Sep 3, 2019 - 11:28 am

Bosch powers up baby strollers

In case you ever felt the need for assistance when pushing a baby pram, Bosch has begun electrifying and networking prams. The eStroller system features an electric drive, as well as an assistance system with extensive comfort and safety features.

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Sep 2, 2019 - 11:48 am

Battery beef continues to escalate

The legal battle between the South Korean battery manufacturers LG Chem and SK Innovation is heating up in the USA. After LG Chem had sued their competitor from Korea, SK Innovation has now turned the tables and launched a counter-suit for patent infringement.

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Aug 30, 2019 - 10:43 am

Feel like driving 1,600 km on one charge?

Ten years ago an ultra light-weight, three-wheeled, two-seater car called the Aptera was created, touted as the world’s most efficient electric car, but the Californian company ran into trouble had to liquidate. Now its founders have come together again to work on a new Aptera, which they say can achieve a 1,600 km range on […]

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Aug 29, 2019 - 10:59 am

Rwanda: electric two-wheelers and battery swapping

The government of Rwanda has announced that they will be issuing national policy guidelines to eliminate fossil-fuelled two-wheelers from its roads.  This is part of a broader electrification strategy aimed at comprehensively decarbonizing the East African country’s transport sector.

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Aug 28, 2019 - 10:39 am

Not too easy, rider…

In Milwaukee, USA, electric kick-scooters have again hit the news for misuse, of sorts. Three Bird kick-scooter riders were caught on an 8-lane highway. The three men from Texas said the GPS guided them onto the interstate highway. 

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Aug 27, 2019 - 12:24 pm

Detroit Electric ghosted Aston Martin

Two years ago, the US American startup announced intentions of developing three EV models but since there hasn’t been any news. A new report now claims that the company is having financial trouble. Apparently DE even subcontracted Aston Martin to develop a chassis system, and then stiffed them on the bill.

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Aug 26, 2019 - 12:51 pm

DIY electric motorcycle spotted in UK

The British police stopped what they considered a most unusual vehicle as it just turned on the M25 motorway. Later reports described it as a “homemade electric motorcycle” that was all registered but looked like it was made from “balsa wood and duct tape”.

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Aug 23, 2019 - 10:34 am

Buy a car on the spot with a touch of your hand

Auto Trader is testing the U.K.’s first-ever car vending machine in London’s Spitalfields Market. The installation features a Renault Zoe that is available to buy for a “pre-haggled” price of 16,000 pounds – you may pay contactless.

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Aug 21, 2019 - 11:51 am

Jaguar wants to redefine the car, literally

Jaguar has launched a new PR campaign for its I-Pace electric model, addressing the creators of the prestigious Oxford English Dictionary. The dictionary still defines the “car” as a “road vehicle powered by a combustion engine”.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/08/the-first-station-in-the-usa-ditches-gas-for-electric/
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