May 20, 2019 - 12:42 pm

You can’t hide who you are

A Japanese Prius owner went to extra lengths to make their vehicle particularly unique. By placing a Lexus badge and additional tailpipes along with a spoiler, the vehicle does look “racier”, however doesn’t really fit the point of driving a hybrid in the first place.

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May 17, 2019 - 11:23 am

Après ski is about to become even more pleasant

At INTERALPIN 2019 in Innsbruck, the international trade fair for Alpine technologies, Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG, presented the first fully electric snow groomer, the PistenBully 100 E. The vehicle is just a study but has already concluded successful driving tests.

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May 16, 2019 - 12:51 pm

Too much of a good thing

Paris has enough, of Trottinettes that is. Providers have deployed about 15,000 little kick-scooters so far and numbers are to double. But, as users misbehave too often, companies such as Jump, Lime or Bird have been warned to either abide by a new code of good conduct or else the city will kick them to […]

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May 15, 2019 - 01:50 pm

The last dinasaur

For a bit of fossil-fuelled nostalgia before Daimler’s Smart brand becomes purely electric next year, the German company is launching a series of its final 21 combustion engine vehicles in a limited collector’s edition.

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May 14, 2019 - 11:35 am

French police test vamped up kick scooters

While kick scooters have been banned from pedestrian walkways in France, the French police force is looking into using the stand-up scooters (trottinettes) to fight street crime. If the three-month trial in the northwestern French town of Honfleur is successful, local authorities will invite scooter companies to make bids to supply police trottinettes.

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May 13, 2019 - 12:31 pm

Shoulda seen it coming…

While Tesla fan videos are almost as popular as cat content, an amateur video has made ‘Tesla’ the most searched term on – Pornhub. The sex clip was filmed whilst the car was driving on autopilot and prompted Elon Musk to comment on the story in his usual dry manner.

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May 10, 2019 - 10:40 am

Cold winter blues

A man who purchased a Chevy Bolt in South Dakota, USA, is suing General Motors because he feels cheated by the advertised range. He says that the official 238 mile-range shrank by about 100 miles during the cold winter months.

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May 8, 2019 - 12:23 pm

Andretti’s suggestion to spice up the Formula E

For those who believe that the FIA Formula E is too quiet and peaceful, former race-car driver Mario Andretti has a potential solution. He addressed the race’s organisers in a short video on social media, although it remains to be seen whether they plan to use the method.

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May 7, 2019 - 11:41 am

To share or not to share

Outside of Hangzhou, hundreds of unused EVs were found parked alongside a river. The vehicles belong to the EV rental company called Microcity, who claimed that the cars were all in use.

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May 6, 2019 - 11:55 am

Super charged by the community

There seems no limit to the enthusiasm of both Tesla and Lego fans, and now the fandom passions have come together to build something new. A Model 3 owner managed to have his model – one made of bricks – to become a playset series complete with charge port and removable battery pack.

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May 1, 2019 - 09:14 pm

Audi e-tron stars in Avenger but disguised as ICE

The release of the new Avengers movie has caused an uproar in German media. Where Audi was to star its all-electric e-Tron GT concept car, the battery electric e-tron can be heard roaring like a combustion engine – deliberately, a spokesman suggested.

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Apr 29, 2019 - 12:43 pm

Elon Musk & SEC reach social media agreement

Twitter, Elon and the courts: Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the US SEC have reached an agreement in the bizarre legal battle surrounding his use of Twitter for company statements. The judge has now decided that Musk may no longer use his “personal” platform to publish information that could affect Tesla’s stock value, including production […]

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Apr 26, 2019 - 01:05 pm

OMG, finally a quiet leaf blower, right?

One of the best things about being a multi-billionaire engineering entrepreneur is that you can just invent stuff to fix something that annoys you. Like many of us, Elon Musk is apparently annoyed by loud electric leaf blowers.

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Apr 25, 2019 - 12:59 pm

Restraining order for Tesla

Once again Tesla is caught up in the dealings of speculative short sellers banking on short-term profits. The short sellers are said to have discussed deliberately causing collisions to discredit the EV maker. Tesla also obtained an injunction against a short seller who apparently harassed and stalked employees.

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Apr 23, 2019 - 04:48 pm

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.

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Apr 18, 2019 - 12:19 pm

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.

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Apr 16, 2019 - 03:56 pm

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”.

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Apr 15, 2019 - 05:11 pm

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…

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Apr 12, 2019 - 10:55 am

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.

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Apr 11, 2019 - 12:00 pm

Have you ever taken your Tesla for a walk?

Thanks to Tesla’s Summon Mode now you can. A Chinese Model 3 owner has taken to giving his Model 3 a regular workout in Shanghai. He put a leash on the side mirror, lest the EV turns into ludicrous mode – given the situation.

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Apr 10, 2019 - 12:48 pm

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.

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Apr 9, 2019 - 11:37 am

FCA considers buying goodwill from Tesla

In order to meet the incoming EU emissions regulations, the U.S. manufacturer Fiat Chrysler is reportedly paying hundreds of millions of euros to Tesla, so that they can technically be calculated as “their” BEVs.

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Apr 8, 2019 - 11:18 am

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.

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Apr 4, 2019 - 01:06 pm

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.

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Apr 3, 2019 - 03:40 pm

Tesla’s Sentry mode catches a Vandal in the act

While there are many opinions on the increasing level of surveillance in modern society, most can probably agree that willfully damaging someone’s personal property is very uncool. On this note, Tesla’s new Sentry Mode is already paying off its due.

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Apr 3, 2019 - 10:45 am

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. 

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Apr 2, 2019 - 12:49 pm

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.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/05/20/you-cant-hide-who-you-are/
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