Apr 19, 2021 - 11:44 am

Matchbox is now also entering the electric era

The classic toy car brand is launching miniature versions of some electric cars. The first model is a Tesla Roadster made of 99 per cent recycled materials that will be available from 2022. Other models include the Nissan Leaf and the BMW i3 and i8 models.

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Apr 15, 2021 - 12:48 pm

Ducati says “no” to electric motorbikes

In 2019, Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati confirmed an electric motorcycle and, according to CEO Claudio Domenicali, was “not far away from series production“ at the time. More than two years later, Ducati appears to be in no particular hurry with its electric bike.

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Apr 13, 2021 - 11:18 am

Born to kill…range in Canada

Tesla is now officially offering a variant of the Model 3 with a range of only 94 miles (151 kilometres) in Canada. The vehicle features the normal technology outfit, however has its range limited digitally to meet the new subsidy requirements.

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Apr 12, 2021 - 12:06 pm

Software troubles mar Mustang’s Mach E launch

The first units of the Ford Mustang Mach-E in the USA have a software problem that prevents them from driving off even when the battery is full. Apparently, some drivers were unable to start their car even when the battery was fully charged due to an internal communication error.

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Apr 9, 2021 - 12:17 pm

Xiaomi to unleash hydrogen motorcycle

Xiaomi announces the Segway Apex H2, a futuristic-looking motorcycle with hydrogen propulsion. The manufacturer says the fuel cell bike will become available by 2023 for 10,700 US dollars, currently the equivalent of around 9,000 euros.

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Apr 6, 2021 - 06:07 pm

My EV ruined my weekend

Electric car owners in Australia have grouped up on Facebook to gather images to show just how much their EVs ruined the weekend. The initiative is a fun response to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s infamous remark that EVs would “end the weekend”.

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Apr 5, 2021 - 07:07 pm

Hyundai-Kia won’t use Canoo EV platform it appears

Canoo’s deal with Hyundai-Kia announced last year appears to have fallen flat. New Canoo chairman Tony Aquila broke the news last Monday during an “icy investor call,” as The Verge reports. The collapse is set against a backdrop of a strategy change at Canoo.

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Mar 30, 2021 - 11:07 am

Do as I say, not as I do

The Irish government has now admitted that only 25 of more than 6,000 state-owned vehicles are electrically-powered. This was revealed as the Irish government is rolling out their Climate Action Bill, leading to much criticism from environmental groups at home.

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Mar 26, 2021 - 10:26 am

Elon Musk more than peeved at German broadcaster

The recent reports from Germany’s state broadcaster ZDF saying that future water consumption at Tesla’s Giga Berlin could become a danger for a later expansion of the plant are getting a lot of attention. This even prompted a reaction from Elon Musk.

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Mar 24, 2021 - 05:33 pm

Tesla deal saved Nio

A deal with Tesla saved Chinese competitor Nio in 2019, as the Nio CEO has revealed in an interview. And the deal came in handy for both sides.

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Mar 24, 2021 - 11:26 am

Jeep (slowly) converts a Wrangler for a new concept

Jeep has presented its first fully electric concept vehicle, the Wrangler Magneto. Jeep has simply converted a Wrangler Rubicon and replaced the combustion engine with an electric motor – which, bizarrely, is connected to a six-speed manual transmission.

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Mar 22, 2021 - 01:35 pm

Volkswagen’s Tesla moment on the stock market

Volkswagen is experiencing a ‘Tesla moment’ in the stock market after the company presented details of its electric vehicle offensive a few days ago. The German carmakers share value rose so much that Germany’s market watchdog Bafin is taking a closer look.

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Mar 19, 2021 - 11:37 am

Batteries from e-bikes for louder music

In a bid for more second-life uses for batteries, Gomi is launching a limited edition portable Bluetooth speaker powered by batteries from old Lime e-bikes. This involves 50,000 battery cells from over 1,000 old e-bikes from the sharing provider.

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Mar 12, 2021 - 12:29 pm

Polestar, Hydro, Grcic & Cake design new transport BEV

German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has teamed up with electric car brand Polestar, aluminium manufacturer Hydro and electric motorcycle maker Cake to create a concept of a multifunctional electric cargo vehicle for the city of the future called ‘Re:Move’.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 03:10 pm

Daimler recalls eCitaro buses with solid-state batteries

There are issues with the solid-state battery buses Daimler delivered to the city of Wiesbaden in February. The 21 Mercedes-Benz eCitaros have been out of service for a good two weeks as their batteries are undergoing checks due to an insulation fault that could lead to short circuits.

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Mar 4, 2021 - 11:02 am

Electric RV on three-wheels

Shandong Everbright from China has made an electric camper on three wheels. The RV camper is built a little smaller than average but contains all the important parts.

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Mar 3, 2021 - 11:36 am

California city bans new gas stations

The Petaluma City Council has decided that no new gas stations can be built in the city and no new pumps can be installed at existing gas stations. However, the Californian town still needs to approve the ban on second reading to make it official.

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