Mar 26, 2020 - 11:12 am

Not enough power for the getaway

In the Czech Republic, a thief who had stolen a Tesla Model S was caught trying to charge the car at a third-party Tesla service centre in Prague with a left over range of only 5 km.

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Mar 24, 2020 - 11:42 am

You’ve had your fun

A Texan Lexus dealership has just about had it with all the electrification talk – with an advert aimed at Tesla drivers, the headline “You’ve had your fun, now it’s time for zero compromise” advertises a trade-in cash bonus of $1,000 but who’d want to exchange a Tesla for a Lexus?

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Mar 22, 2020 - 01:56 pm

Automobile manufacturers enter mask making

Respirators are not the only necessity that carmakers can produce: More and more carmakers want to donate medical face masks during the coronavirus crisis. In Europe, manufacturers are already retooling their production lines.

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Mar 20, 2020 - 02:33 pm

Coronavirus related retooling

After BYD had recently turned into one of the biggest makers of medical face masks and disinfections in China, Tesla, General Motors and Ford now offered to convert their production in the USA to manufacture urgently needed medical equipment such as respirators.

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Mar 17, 2020 - 02:09 pm

Elon Musk trivialises Corona outbreak on Twitter

Elon Musk among the corona deniers? It appears so if we take the recent statements by the Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Twitter and in an email to employees that seem utterly irresponsible, especially considering the impact that Musk’s words have on many people.

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Mar 15, 2020 - 06:40 pm

Carmakers to step up to help combat Coronavirus

To help combat the spread of Covid-19, BYD says it is now among the world’s largest manufacturers of medical face masks and disinfectants after retooling a plant in China. Meanwhile, the British government is asking carmakers to turn to make respirators.

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Mar 12, 2020 - 12:19 pm

Rave cave under Berlin’s Gigafactory

Elon Musk never seems to be lacking in unusual ideas. It’s hard to estimate how serious his latest idea is, but Musk has suggested that Tesla could build a “mega rave cave” under the new factory – now called Giga-Berlin – in Grünheide, Brandenburg.

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Mar 11, 2020 - 12:14 pm

Canadian parents want clean school buses

The parent initiative “For Our Kids” is working to ensure that only electric school buses are purchased in British Columbia. Their aim is to push the province to phase out their current diesel fleet of school buses within 10 years.

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Mar 10, 2020 - 11:24 am

Self-driving delivery bot trundles around Ann Arbor

Refraction AI is currently testing its autonomous REV-1 e-trike in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Looking like a cargo-bike without the rider, the self-driving electric cargo bot can carry up to 40 kilos of groceries, food, or medicine and has a top speed of about 20 kph. In times of quarantines, this EV may come in handy […]

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Mar 6, 2020 - 01:44 pm

Famous last words

Porsche boss Oliver Blume recently confirmed in an interview that the Porsche 911 will “never” be driven purely electrically ex works. Since the German manufacturer refused to do so, another company has taken it upon themselves to electrify the classic 1965 Porsche 911.

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Mar 4, 2020 - 11:26 am

Alas for the unfortunate people of Indianapolis

In an update on the dispute between BYD and Indianapolis, it seems that now – because BYD’s very popular buses did not provide the promised range – IndyGo has ordered 13 diesel buses elsewhere and cancelled an order placed with BYD in December 2019 for five more electric buses.

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Mar 3, 2020 - 12:33 pm

The strong and silent type: e-snowmobile with H2 fuel cell

The Austrian company Rotax has presented the Lynx HySnow, an emission-free snowmobile. It is based on the Lynx 69 Ranger Alpine snowmobile popular in Austria’s ski resorts. It has been completely converted and equipped with an electric drive system including hydrogen fuel cell for greater power and range.

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Mar 2, 2020 - 11:18 am

David and Goliath?

The long-awaited rematch between the Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F150 tug-of-war rematch has finally been held, though in a fairly strange way. After Ford backed out of an official rematch, a group of unaffiliated engineers put a half-scale Cybertruck – so literally a half-sized Cybertruck – versus the regular-sized best-selling pickup. It appears that the only key here was the weight of the two vehicles, which was remedied with surprising results.
electrek.co, insideevs.com

Feb 27, 2020 - 11:15 am

Cheeky driver steals power from the cops

In the German town of Mettmann, a Tesla driver charged his car via a socket in a construction site toilet. The driver showed a lot of chutzpah– the construction site was for a new police building, right next to an existing police building.

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Feb 26, 2020 - 11:32 am

Montréal says no to kick-scooters

Many cities have struggled with the adoption of electric scooters and the micromobility vehicles have had a mixed, often negative response. Now a city is throwing in the towel: After a pilot project last year, Montréal is now banning electric kick scooters from the city.

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Feb 24, 2020 - 02:38 pm

A charging station that can tank

The Swiss company Juice Technology is advertising just how robust their mobile charging station Juice Booster 2 is with another impressive advertising stunt: This time involving an actual military tank!

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Feb 21, 2020 - 12:00 pm

Nikkei finds Tesla 6 years ahead

Many ‘tear-downs’ have already shown that Tesla has a lead of years in electric drive and battery technology. Now the Japanese business paper Nikkei has also had the Tesla Model 3 dismantled.

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Feb 20, 2020 - 12:12 pm

The Anti- Handbook Handbook from Tesla

A Tesla handbook for its employees – called The Anti-Handbook Handbook – shows that the electric car manufacturer communicates the company rules for its employees in a straight-forward, informal and unapologetic manner.

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Feb 19, 2020 - 12:17 pm

Bill Gates goes electric

The famous founder of Microsoft has reportedly bought himself an electric car. Surprisingly, he did not go for a US-American production, such as Tesla, but instead opted for a Porsche Taycan made in Germany.

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Feb 18, 2020 - 12:40 pm

No Klinsmann, no Tesla

Due to famous German football coach Jürgen Klinsmann turning his back on Berlin’s inglorious football club Hertha BSC, the club apparently lost at least one major sponsorship deal.

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Feb 17, 2020 - 11:05 am

An electric car improves dating chances

Ford has undertaken a survey for Valentine’s day that shows that using an electric vehicle for a date apparently greatly improves a person’s attraction. Of course, the US-American company immediately integrated this in an advertising campaign for the Mache-E.

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Feb 14, 2020 - 10:51 am

Tracked Tesla hits the snow

In order to be able to drive better through deep snow, a YouTuber has converted its Tesla Model 3 into a kind of tracked vehicle with an unconventional construction as a replacement for the driven rear wheels.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/03/26/covid-19-tesla-spacex-to-mobilise-medical-resources/
26.03.2020 21:11