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

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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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Feb 12, 2020 - 10:40 am

Nissan records a lullaby

It isn’t unknown for parents to take sleep-resistant babies for a spin in the car. The constant noise of the engine works as white noise, helping put the kid to sleep. As EVs are too quiet for this, Nissan developed the “world’s first emission-free lullaby”.

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Feb 6, 2020 - 05:40 pm

Tesla may face double trouble in Germany

In Germany, state government authorities in the Rheinland area are investigating possible violations of the Working Hours Act at the German Tesla subsidiary Tesla Grohmann Automation. Up north, Tesla’s Gigafactory 4 in Brandenburg is also facing new headwinds – all the way from the southern German state of Bavaria.

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Feb 6, 2020 - 12:10 am

Headwind for two e-mobility projects in Berlin

In Berlin, a seemingly unlikely coalition is blocking two electric vehicle projects. The trade union Verdi refuses the purchase of 90 new electric buses by transit operator BVG. On top, the Senate could stop BVG’s and ViaVan’s ridesharing offer BerlKönig as early as April.

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Feb 5, 2020 - 12:29 pm

A win for electric cars at the Super Bowl

At the Super Bowl in the USA, no less than four major carmakers advertised electric cars. While Porsche, Audi, GM and Ford had to pay over 5 million dollars for a 30-second spot, another manufacturer received positive PR completely free of charge: Players from both final teams raved about Tesla in interviews.

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Feb 4, 2020 - 10:59 am

Kubota impresses with AI operated e-tractor

With a concept that looks like out of a Transformers movie, the Japanese manufacturer Kubota provides a glimpse into the future of agriculture. The company claims to be a pioneer in introducing smart technologies in farming.

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Feb 3, 2020 - 11:06 am

Elon Musk makes a beat

Elon Musk, the man behind SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink and the Boring Company, has apparently not yet reached his full capacity. Now the busy entrepreneur has released a track called ‘Don’t Doubt Yer Vibe’ for which he wrote the lyrics and provided the vocals himself.

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Jan 31, 2020 - 11:52 am

Vandals destroy charge hub on Vancouver Island

Five charging outlets on Vancouver Island have been rendered unusable as unidentified persons severed the cables. All five of the local charging stations at Buckley Bay rest stop were destroyed, with repairs underway as parts permit.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/03/15/carmakers-to-step-up-to-help-combat-coronavirus-covid-19/
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