Feb 16, 2022 - 11:13 am

Toyota wants to bring back the gear shift

Toyota is now working on a manual transmission simulation for electric cars, according to patents that have surfaced. Yes, you read that right. This involves a gearstick lever and a clutch pedal to pseudo-realise manual gear changes.

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Feb 15, 2022 - 11:24 am

Tesla faces workplace racism allegations

Tesla is facing serious allegations of systematic racial discrimination. A racist work environment prevails at the Tesla factory in Fremont, according to the California Fair Employment and Housing Authority (DEFH), which has now filed a lawsuit against the carmaker.

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Feb 10, 2022 - 10:18 pm

Schwarzenegger stars in BMW iX Super Bowl spot

BMW will air a 60-second commercial during the Super Bowl next Sunday for its electric iX, slated to launch in the US next month. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the Greek god Zeus and Salma Hayek Pinault as his consort, the goddess Hera. The spot is already available online.

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Feb 10, 2022 - 11:55 am

Joe and Elon finally find peace

After being accused of ignoring Tesla for months in his speeches about electric vehicles, while praising General Motors and Ford, US President Joe Biden has now mentioned the Californian EV manufacturer by name for the first time in a public speech as “the largest electric car manufacturer in our country”.

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Feb 9, 2022 - 11:38 am

Taycan sets a charging record in the USA

The Porsche Taycan has set a new official Guinness World Record in the USA for the shortest charging time of an EV during a coast-to-coast drive. Wayne Gerdes completed the 2,834.5-mile trip from L.A. to New York in a 2021 Taycan with a cumulative charge time of 2 hours, 26 minutes and 48 seconds.

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Feb 8, 2022 - 11:15 am

Just how full is your battery, madam?

Tesla is apparently looking for helpers to organise possible on-site queues at Superchargers on the four consecutive weekends starting on 11 February. Tesla expects particularly high demand in western Europe on these weekends due to the holiday season in the Netherlands and Denmark.

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Feb 7, 2022 - 11:23 am

Tesla recall continues to expand

Tesla has to repair over 800,000 cars because of a fault in the seat belt function. The reason is that the acoustic reminder to fasten the seat belt fails under certain circumstances. As with most Tesla recalls, the problem will be taken care of via a software update.

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Feb 2, 2022 - 04:00 pm

Tesla announces recall after autopilot issue

Tesla has to repair more than 50,000 of its electric cars in the USA that are equipped with the beta version of the software ‘Full Self-Driving’. The reason is that the software enables rolling stops at intersections and does not completely stop the car before a stop sign.

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Feb 2, 2022 - 11:33 am

BMW i4 recall in the EU

Just a few months after BMW started delivering the i4, there is already a recall. An entry in the EU Commission’s Safety Gate shows that BMW i4 vehicles produced between 15 September and 30 November 2021 may not have any battery crash pads fitted.

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Jan 27, 2022 - 12:44 pm

Charging lottery in the UK

New research released by British Gas reveals there is a postcode lottery when it comes to electric vehicle charging costs. There are 21 councils across England and Wales, where it is completely free to charge EVs using council-owned public chargers.

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Jan 25, 2022 - 11:27 am

General Motors targets profiteering auto dealers

After Ford’s example, General Motors is now also threatening dealers who charge customers a premium over the list price for the new electric models. The company says it will take action against such dealers and, if necessary, cut the electric car quotas.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 01:50 pm

Canadian nature adventure company goes green

Frontiers North Adventures offers polar bear watching tours in Churchill in the Canadian province of Manitoba, which used to be done in diesel vehicles. But exploring such a sensitive environment requires a lighter touch than diesel can provide.

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Jan 20, 2022 - 10:59 am

Porsche rakes in Guinness World Record

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has set an official Guinness World Record with around 5,000 metres of altitude covered. A team drove the electric car from the lowest point they could reach with a vehicle in the USA to one of the highest in just over 24 hours.

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Jan 19, 2022 - 11:38 am

Fire statistics confirm EVs are safer

Even though burning electric cars often get a lot of attention in the media, the fire of an electric car is significantly less likely than that of a vehicle with an internal combustion engine. This not-so-new finding was confirmed by a recent analysis of car fires in the US.

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Jan 17, 2022 - 12:06 pm

Nice try, but incorrect

After false claims that dead electric cars caused a traffic jam after a snowstorm in California, a fact check showed that the traffic jam was due to other reasons, including regular congestion and a blocked road.

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Jan 11, 2022 - 04:50 pm

Mercedes PHEVs could have faulty charging cable

Mercedes must recall 1,788 plug-in hybrid cars, namely versions of the Mercedes C-Class, the S-Class, the GLC and the EQS electric model. This is because faulty charging cables could lead to electric shock or vehicle fire in the affected cars produced in 2020 and 2021. The German KBA will notify owners individually, and Mercedes will […]

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Jan 7, 2022 - 11:18 am

50 shades of BMW

At the CES in Las Vegas, BMW shows how a car can take on different colouring by the press of a button. Behind the chameleon properties is a technology, the so-called ‘e-ink’, an electrophoretic technology that holds a bouquet of opportunities for the German company.

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