Jul 21, 2020 - 10:41 am

Has ICEing been replaced by Sizeing?

A picture is worth a thousand words and you’d think that six charging stations make for parking spots in equal measure. Not so at this particular Ionity site, where sizing, or say squeezing, seems to be a bigger problem than ICEing ever was – do see for yourself.

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Jul 20, 2020 - 11:54 am

Rest in peace: CHAdeMO eulogy (video)

Now that Nissan has switched to CCS from CHAdeMO for its new electric model Ariya, a Youtuber has decided that it is time to say goodbye to the Japanese fast-charging standard with an appropriate mourning ceremony – a (humorous) Haiku eulogy.

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Jul 16, 2020 - 05:02 pm

Citizen cannot tell VW how to power electric cars

German law or rather its subjects can be strange at times. The Higher Regional Court of Braunschweig had to decide that an individual citizen cannot rule how a car manufacturer builds electric cars. You didn’t think you could try it in the first place? Neither did we.

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Jul 15, 2020 - 11:29 am

Polestar is eyeing Tesla closely

Volvo has imported a Tesla Model Y from the USA and registered it in Sweden to take a closer look. Volvo had already brought one of the then new Tesla Model 3 to Sweden in 2018 – and now, as is well known, offers a competitor for the Model 3 under its EV brand Polestar.

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Jul 14, 2020 - 11:19 am

The all-electric tricycle-boat-home

The startup Zeltini from Latvia has developed a motorhome amphibian for two people based on a three-wheeled e-bike called Z-Triton. The model can be ridden like a bicycle or launched like a boat. Apparently it sleeps two and a (small) dog.

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Jul 10, 2020 - 12:18 pm

Tesla car in Sentry Mode on crime watch

The Norwegian police is asking Tesla drivers in the town of Sandefjord, close to Oslo, to come forward. Not to help with an accident but to hand-in any footage from the Tesla cars’ cameras to assist in the search for a suspected assassin.

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Jul 9, 2020 - 01:58 pm

Electric kick scooter racing to launch in 2021

From 2021, a new and unprecedented racing series is set to cause a sensation: the eSkootr Championship. Racing drivers and other competitive athletes will compete on special courses in international cities with electric kick-scooters capable of speeds of up to 100 km/h.

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Jul 7, 2020 - 09:51 pm

Jump e-bikes return to London via Lime

Jump’s bright red e-bikes return. The new owner Lime was last caught scrapping many of the electric bikes after taking over the service from Uber. London is now the first city in Europe where e-bikes are making a comeback, and more cities are to follow. + + Kindly see our update below + +

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Jul 7, 2020 - 12:46 pm

Tesla softens stance on short selling, literally

For years now, Tesla boss Elon Musk has been making fun of short-sellers speculating on short-term profits. Now Musk himself is becoming a “short seller” via the Tesla online shop, with Tesla Short Shorts (as in clothing) in Tesla red with the imprint S3XY.

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Jul 6, 2020 - 01:47 pm

Europe’s addiction to fossil fuels

EU states as well Great Britain, Norway and Switzerland subsidise fossil fuels with at least 137 billion euros annually, as research from Investigate Europe shows. Germany is the biggest contributor with fossil fuels subsidies of at least 37 billion euros annually.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 11:14 am

Tesla batteries under evaluation

The US NHTSA has launched a probe over a potential design flaw in older Model S battery packs that could prove dangerous. Reportedly, parts in the cooling mechanism in 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S units could render the battery pack useless or even cause fires.

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Jul 2, 2020 - 03:03 pm

When the truth hurts?

A commercial made by the e-bike manufacturer VanMoof has been prohibited from broadcast on French television because of the ads depiction of a melting car. The self-regulating body responsible, the ARPP, argue that aspects of the film “discredit the automobile sector […] while creating a climate of anxiety.”

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Jul 1, 2020 - 01:09 pm

How do small garages in Germany cope with Teslas?

According to an article in the German trade magazine kfz-betrieb, the German Association of Motor Trades and Repairs (ZDK) has complained to the European Commission because Tesla is denying independent garages easy and non-discriminatory access to repair and maintenance information and to diagnostic and programming software.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 12:40 pm

Tesla order difficulties can be expensive

An attempt to order a Tesla Model 3 would have cost a man from Germany almost 1.4 million euros. As the man’s son posted on Reddit, an error occurred in the attempted order due to temporary technical difficulties on the Tesla website.

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Jun 29, 2020 - 01:04 pm

Jordan orders ministries to drive EVs

Omar Razzaz, the Prime Minister of Jordan, told all ministries to use electric vehicles. Razzaz even instructed ministers to hand over their government four-wheel drives to the Prime Ministry for use in field trips, as needed, while excess vehicles will be auctioned.

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Jun 25, 2020 - 11:26 am

Segway to stop producing the Segway PT

An era comes to an end: Segway ends production of its self-balancing electric stand-up scooter PT (Personal Transporter) next month in July. The Segway PT has apparently been much less commercially successful than hoped. In 2017, Segway entered the business of lighter and less expensive electric scooters.

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Jun 23, 2020 - 01:13 pm

Paperwork, golf-carts and horses

A project to use electric vehicles to replace horse-drawn carriages on the Prince Islands off the coast of Istanbul was put on hold shortly before its launch on account of some withheld paperwork.

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Jun 22, 2020 - 01:24 pm

A one-wheel electric speedster

A special kind of electric vehicle is currently being developed by a team from Duke University: the EV360 electric unicycle. It is expected to break a new speed record for this type of vehicle at over 70 mph – the equivalent of around 113 km/h.

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Jun 19, 2020 - 11:18 am

Lime business in braking trouble

The Australian competition watchdog ACCC found that US electric scooter giant Lime failed to disclose an issue with the brakes on their vehicles which caused injuries to drivers. At least 50 such occasions were swept under the rug by the company, the ACCC found.

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Jun 17, 2020 - 12:18 pm

UK has double the EV chargers over fuel pumps

According to official figures, there were just under 18,000 public charging points in the UK on 1 April 2020. This means that there are now more than twice as many charging facilities for electric cars on the island as there are petrol stations (just over 8,000).

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Jun 16, 2020 - 01:18 pm

Amsterdam to electrify gas stations

There are 55 petrol stations in and around Amsterdam. A motion now submitted to the city council by the D66 party plans to convert around 30 of the petrol stations on municipal land into fast-charging locations for EVs in the next five years.

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Jun 15, 2020 - 01:25 pm

Hoversurf aircraft crashes in Dubai

The Dubai police have reportedly been testing the Hoversurf Scorpion, an electric aircraft, for some time. A new video now shows a flight attempt with the flying scooter that doesn’t end well.

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Jun 11, 2020 - 01:51 pm

A little Changli drives just fine for around 1,200 USD.

Jason Torchinsky ordered what is probably cheapest electric car in the world at 930 dollars (1,200 dollars with battery) via the Chinese online dealer Alibaba. The litte car was shipped to the USA where he tested it. Of course, there is not a lot of comfort at this price, but the Changli did better than […]

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Jun 10, 2020 - 11:09 am

A spaced-out Cybertruck

On Instagram, artist @charlieautomotiv created a set of images of what a Cybertruck made for the moon might look like. A moon rover from Tesla isn’t such a spaced-out idea when you consider that both Tesla and SpaceX are run by Elon Musk.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/21/has-iceing-been-replaced-by-sizeing/
21.07.2020 10:15