Dec 17, 2020 - 11:48 am

An over-electrified Christmas Tesla

For many people across the world, this is the time to bring out the Christmas lights. In Canada, police found that a Tesla Model 3 driver took it too far. The officer pointed out the fairy lights to be a potential distraction. The next problem was that they were fastened with nothing but duct tape.

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Dec 15, 2020 - 12:41 pm

Nissan Leaf powers the whole tree

Nissan is using its Leaf to power Christmas trees in a number of shopping malls in the Philippines in the run-up to Christmas. With this Christmas stunt, the Japanese manufacturer is demonstrating the Leaf’s bidirectional charging technology.

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Dec 10, 2020 - 11:44 am

Santa’s helper to run emission-free

An all-electric Citroën ë-Dispatch aka Citroën ë-Jumpy will help London Christmas Tree Rental to deliver its trees for Christmas. As part of the initiative, the electric vehicle will travel more than 2,000 miles and save more than 428 kg of CO2 compared to an equivalent diesel van.

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Dec 9, 2020 - 11:15 am

Tesla in taxi trouble in Holland

The Dutch cab company Bios-Groep that uses around 70 Tesla cabs at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has now had enough of the electric car manufacturer’s persistent technical defects and poor service. The company is going to court and is demanding 1.3 million euros in damages from Tesla.

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Dec 3, 2020 - 11:43 am

Elon Musk on the crash course

Mark Frohnmayer, the founder of Arcimoto, a US American manufacturer of three-wheeled electric vehicles, claims in a recently published interview that Tesla CEO Elon Musk drove one of his cars into a wall in the fall of 2019. Musk were foolhardy but not injured.

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Nov 30, 2020 - 06:46 pm

Nine hours for 130 miles in a Porsche

A couple from Kent said it took more than nine hours to drive 130 miles home from Bournemouth as they struggled to find a working charger. Most were either broken, occupied or too slow to provide a meaningful charge on the powerful EV.

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Nov 27, 2020 - 11:34 am

The sound of scooters

Electric scooter sharing company Tier will add sound to its vehicles to alert blind and partially sighted people of their approach. The company has partnered with national charity Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) to design the feature and roll it out across its fleet in 2021.

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Nov 25, 2020 - 01:20 pm

GM issues ultimatum for Cadillac dealers

While GM has publicly said they might turn Cadillac into a fully electric brand by 2030, the company is still facing pushback from their dealerships. GM is now saying dealers have to decide and offering them a good deal if they want to opt-out altogether.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 10:28 am

A torque full of surprise

The exact reasons behind this parking manoeuvre with a Porsche Taycan, that was captured by a surveillance camera, are unknown. It certainly ended spectacularly wrong and the owner will have some explaining to do when speaking to his insurance company.
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Nov 19, 2020 - 10:19 pm

Karma is out to get Lordstown

Another lawsuit of electric carmaker against carmaker has made it to the US courts. Karma Automotive filed a federal lawsuit against Lordstown Motors, accusing the Ohio company of theft of intellectual property, breach of contract and poaching. It is not the design this time though but pure Infotainment.

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Nov 18, 2020 - 11:17 am

VW launches ID.4 in China with drone spectacle

A few days ago, Volkswagen presented the ID.4 for the Chinese market and did not scrimp on spectacle: For the launch of the electric car in China, the carmaker staged a lavish light show with 2,000 illuminated drones as shown in the video below.

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Nov 16, 2020 - 09:20 am

Elon Musk potentially Covid positive

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was tested for Covid-19 four times in one day with two positive and two negative results. “Extremely bogus,” Musk said after using the quick tests, which are not nearly as reliable as PCR tests.

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Nov 12, 2020 - 07:37 pm

Daimler under fire for leaving Berlin to Tesla

IG Metall Berlin is reacting with a protest action to the news that Tesla has apparently poached René Reif, the former head of the Mercedes engine plant in Berlin-Marienfelde. The change is perceived “as a betrayal”, the union said in a statement.

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Nov 10, 2020 - 12:54 pm

What rockets a person across the Alps at 300 km/h?

The answer is an electrified wingsuit by BMW i. BMW is now powering human flight as the company presents an electric drive for a wingsuit. Two carbon propellers with a total output of 15 kW form the fly unit of the wingsuit that promises about five minutes of airborne freedom.

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Nov 9, 2020 - 11:46 am

Tesla tequila a hot seller

Elon Musk has put another of his follies into action and actually launched the Tesla Tequila announced in 2018. A flashy bottle of Teslaquila costs 250 US dollars and was still sold out in only a few hours.

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Nov 5, 2020 - 12:55 pm

Tesla driver busts thieves via smartphone

Tesla cars exhibit high connectivity, of course, and one Tesla owner used this attachment to her advantage. Before, the Australian radio presenter Annabelle Brett had woken up one morning by a message on her phone sounding the alarm through the Tesla app.

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Nov 4, 2020 - 11:24 am

Volkswagen Jetta potentially has some screws loose

Volkswagen is recalling around 218,000 Jetta models from 2016 to 2018 in the USA due to the risk of gasoline leaks. There is a risk that certain screws could loosen over time. This could cause fuel to leak, which in turn, could lead to a fire hazard.

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Nov 3, 2020 - 11:10 am

VW cleans up their advertising

Volkswagen is advertising its ID.3 electric model in six cities in Great Britain with a special campaign. Large murals in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Bristol, and Glasgow were painted using a paint called Airlite, that “eats” pollution found in the ambient air.

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Nov 2, 2020 - 11:28 am

The UK Department of Transport slow to cut CO2 in own fleet

It turns out that the UK Department for Transport has only 1% of its fleet made up of zero-emission vehicles, making for a total of 134 hybrid vehicles and only 22 are pure electric vehicles, out of the 1,860 vehicle fleet. The vast majority of 1,326 are diesel, while another 43 are petrol.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/12/17/an-over-electrified-christmas-tesla/
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