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Jul 15, 2019 - 12:17 am

Is Dyson just full of hot air?

A little dispute has swept the press that talks of a disagreement between Honda and yet-to-turn electric carmaker Dyson. The latter says they had proposed to use parts of Honda’s factory in Swindon. The Japanese politely declined.

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Jul 11, 2019 - 12:08 pm

Explosion rocks Tesla Supercharger

While charging his Model X at a Supercharger in Plantation, Florida, a driver had to duck under his car to avoid a nearby explosion. However, the cause had nothing to do with the electric car: A nearby supermarket had a gas leak instead.

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Jul 10, 2019 - 12:17 pm

Madrid claims clean air

Madrid’s new conservative city government attempted to roll back the driving bans in the inner city, causing a series of protests. The penalties for driving in the environmental zone with a combustion vehicle have now been reinstated, following a court decision on a lawsuit filed by environmental activists, including Greenpeace.

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Jul 5, 2019 - 01:33 pm

Double or Nothing

While the electric kick scooters populating the streets of major cities are obviously designed to safely carry one person, it does happen that people do not exactly follow the instructions. The startup BOGO (Buy One Get One) is attempting to address this disparity by offering a new electric kick scooter with an elongated board and […]

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Jul 4, 2019 - 12:33 pm

Tesla shows up at SF pride parade

In an effort to showcase support for local (and global) causes, Tesla sent their electric Semi truck as well as a lineup of their other models to the SF pride parade, alongside a host of employees.

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Jul 3, 2019 - 10:58 am

What should an electric vehicle sound like?

From July 1, 2019, electric road vehicles in the European Union (EU) must be equipped with an Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) so that especially visually impaired pedestrians may hear them approach – but what should they sound like?

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Jul 2, 2019 - 11:37 am

Back to the smog cloud: Madrid protests

In Madrid on Saturday, thousands of protestors took to the streets to demand the reinstatement of the city’s anti-pollution laws. Madrid’s newly-elected conservative Mayor has decided to reverse the “Madrid Central” anti-pollution plan that was brought in by his predecessor only last November.

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Jul 1, 2019 - 11:34 am

Emergency declared, action pending

In May this year, the Welsh Government was the first UK parliament to declare a ‘climate emergency’.  It seems that now the Welsh government has an in-house challenge: Out of 77 official cars, 95% are diesel and only one is eletric.

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Jun 28, 2019 - 02:54 pm

Schwarzenegger’s best role yet.

Now that’s advertising: Arnold Schwarzenegger dressed up as a car salesman trying to extol the virtues of gasoline cars to people who actually want to buy electric cars. Arnie’s comic skills really come to shine in this hilarious ad. 

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Jun 27, 2019 - 11:46 am

Police not charged

In Luxemburg, a Tesla police car ran out of battery power on a public highway. Usually running out of fuel on a highway in the rather small and very wealthy European country will incur a fine. But since there are currently no regulations against empty batteries, the police got away with an embarrassing moment.

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Jun 24, 2019 - 12:04 pm

Spider-Man and e-tron team up

Audi is once again resorting to product placement to promote its electric offensive. After the e-tron GT featured in the new Avengers film ‘Endgame’, the BEV also appeared in a teaser for ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’.

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Jun 19, 2019 - 06:08 pm

Darling, Tesla has soiled herself again

In 2018 109 babies born in the USA were named Tesla, most of them girls. Other names shared with car brands were Bentley (3,393 babies), Ford (419), Mercedes (236), Chevy (176), Lexus (40), Audi (18) and Dodge (15). Some kid even got named Pontiac Aztek this year, and 551 little blighters got called Edison.

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Jun 18, 2019 - 12:27 pm

Taking a turn for bath & beyond

The Korean designer Hanbeom Lee put some thought into what the autonomous vehicle of the future could offer as a driving experience – the Honda Onsen concept allows for outlandish luxuries, such as taking a relaxing bath or massage while on the road.

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Jun 13, 2019 - 11:05 am

Agent 007 eat your heart out

The Israeli-American company NFT (Next Future Transportation) has introduced a flying electric car concept called the “Aska” that uses a gasoline range extender to reach a range of 550 km at a top speed of 200 kph. The first test flight is planned for 2020 with a view to market launch in 2025, with a […]

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Jun 12, 2019 - 11:27 am

Tilburg Tesla factory hit by protest

A group of ten Model 3 owners blocked Tesla’s European factory in Dutch Tilburg out of protest over Tesla’s price fluctuation, and the failure to deliver promised features such as an Autopilot update.

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Jun 9, 2019 - 11:31 pm

Tesla Model X is a balancing act

Usually, Tesla cars fly off the shelves and sometimes CEO Elon Musk may appear a little off the rails but this incident is a whole new balancing act. The Swiss police that caught the Model X in the act even spoke of a flying Tesla.

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Jun 7, 2019 - 01:36 pm

What goes up, must come down (video)

Renault recently launched an unusual advertising campaign in the Romanian capital of Bucharest for its Zoe, in which the selling price of the EV is linked to the air pollution in the city. If air pollution rises, the price for the Zoe decreases.

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Jun 6, 2019 - 11:54 am

Streaming while charging

For obvious reasons, Tesla blocked the video streaming options for the displays in their vehicles. However, an innovative Tesla owner managed to get the popular video stream platform Netflix running on the touch screen of his Model 3.

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Jun 5, 2019 - 11:58 am

FEMA throws out fiery stats for cars

While a big deal is commonly made of any electric vehicle catching fire, often their combustion counterparts do not find that kind of attention to safety from the media and manufacturers. A comprehensive overview of how much of a danger vehicle combustion really poses to drivers has been missing from the conversation – until now.

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Jun 3, 2019 - 12:15 pm

Ford presents humanoid mail-robot

Ford cooperated with Agility Robotics to produce the Digit, a man-like robot that can carry packages up to 20 kg all the way up the stairs and to your door step, similarly to what a real postman is supposed to do.

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