Apr 3, 2019 - 10:45 am

The best April Fools

Germany’s seriously funny jokes: German-language publication Blick listed our April Fools joke article, “German carmakers show full e-mobility commitment,” among the best April Fools jokes of the automobile industry. Here, we give you serious insight into some of the best jokes from 1 April. 

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Apr 2, 2019 - 12:49 pm

Tesla claims discrimination by NY courts

The Californian EV manufacturer says they face discrimination by New York’s infrastructure policies, as they only provide initiatives for providers that support both CHAdeMO and CCS. Clearly Tesla does not feel they should have to upgrade their chargers.

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Mar 26, 2019 - 01:54 pm

Trading secrets

Tesla is suing a former employee who is alleged to have stolen trade secrets in connection with technology for autonomous driving. A former Apple employee was also charged with stealing trade secrets by the FBI last year. 

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Mar 25, 2019 - 05:15 pm

Horsing around at the charging station

When Twitter user MyModel3 posted this curious picture of a horse and cart at a supercharging site, it became a welcome invitation for a thread with a fusion of equestrian humour and electric mobility gags. Generally, people were impressed with the horsepower.

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Mar 22, 2019 - 11:29 am

When quantity is put over quality

According to a recent survey in China, nearly 70 per cent of respondents said they regretted buying a new-energy vehicle (NEV). Batteries are the most common customer complaint: Problems range from draining too fast, to running dangerously hot, others do not perform as advertised. Around 40 NEVs spontaneously combusted in China last year. 

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Mar 21, 2019 - 05:15 pm

Denver police car swankier than usual

In Denver, Colorado, police have been driving around in a Tesla Model S for a couple of years before hardy local journalists finally found out where it came from: The car had been confiscated during an illegal marijuana bust. 

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Mar 20, 2019 - 03:09 pm

Windsor Castle installs two charging points

It seems the Royals now require a couple of charging point for their modern steeds. Prince Charles purchased an electric car last September and Prince Harry’s used a Jaguar-E Type Concept Zero for his royal wedding, but Prince Philip was already onto it when he drove one of the first prototype electric vehicles in the […]

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Mar 18, 2019 - 12:13 pm

Kids and grown-ups love it so

For its 110th anniversary, Bugatti is releasing a downsized version of Type 35 aka the Bugatti Baby, a race car from the 1920ies. The new Bébé II features swappable Li-ion batteries and two speed-caps at 20 kph and 40 kph so that both children and adults may take it for a spin.

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Mar 15, 2019 - 01:05 pm

Tesla starts Semi production on a small scale

Following the recent model version of the Model 3, Tesla has now doubled up in the fun department and is offering a 1:24 scale version of the electric Semi truck. This is also significantly cheaper than the real deal, running at 250 dollars.

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Mar 14, 2019 - 01:24 pm

James Bond goes electric

Similarly to other British celebrities, James Bond will be going electric in her Majesty’s service in the next film. While the movies have always been noted by car enthusiasts, the Aston Martin Rapide E, is upholding the tradition and exclusively so as only 155 units will be built.

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Mar 13, 2019 - 11:15 am

It’s just Japan on the moon

Toyota is looking to put a fuel cell-powered rover on the moon. The development is part of a recent agreement between Toyota and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on a cooperation in international space research.

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Mar 11, 2019 - 02:00 pm

When life gives you lemons…

The “24 Hours of LeMons” is a bizarre long-distance race in the USA, in which only cars with a value of 500 dollars or less are allowed to participate. Now they are introducing a category for electric cars.

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Mar 9, 2019 - 10:40 pm

It looks like a car, but…

In China, some 4,678 Tesla Model 3 appears to be temporarily detained by customs due to incorrect product labels. Apparently printer settings are to blame. Tesla is working on the labels under the careful eye of customs officials, who will resume clearances after they pass review.

bloomberg.com

Mar 9, 2019 - 10:47 am

Trigger-happy Tesla drivers annoy Norwegian fire departments

Nothing is more appealing than a button. New Model 3 in Norway are newly equipped with the “e-Call” button and is supposed to be used to alert emergency services to road accidents. Apparently, Norwegian test drivers trying out the new Model 3 couldn’t resist trying it out, which caused Norwegian emergency services to issue a […]

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Mar 6, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Volvo limits its cars to top speed of 180 km/h

Volvo has announced that it will limit the top speed on all its cars to 180 kph from 2020. At first glance the reasons are purely noble: Volvo declares every human life lost through an accident in a Volvo is one too many. This argument is compelling when speeding remains one of the most common reasons […]

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Mar 5, 2019 - 12:03 pm

FedEx robot delivers live on television

The US logistics company FedEx has presented a battery-powered delivery robot named SameDay. They managed to get it on the Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, fit for a stairclimbing exercise but not quite advances enough to talk.

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Feb 28, 2019 - 12:04 pm

Ludicrously fast electric skateboard

Australia’s BajaBoard presents the Pantera, an electric skateboard that can reach a top speed of 72 kph (45 mph). That is why BajaBoard speaks of a “technology demonstrator” that is for use on private property and not public roads. “Obviously,” the firm added.

geek.com, newsatlas.com

Feb 25, 2019 - 05:18 pm

Test ride anyone? Audi targets Tesla drivers

What happens if an Audi e-tron happens to be ready and waiting near a Tesla Supercharger? It sounds a bit like a joke, but it did happen. And what is best, we found out, that the barely-undercover guerilla marketing of Audi employees was captured on video.

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Feb 21, 2019 - 04:27 pm

Zero emissions musicians on the road

The Philadelphia area musicians Rick Denzien and Debra Lee are convinced electric mobilists. On their last tour, the self-declared Zero Emission Musicians travelled a solid 8,070 miles in their Tesla Model 3 on their way to California and back, visiting over 50 superchargers.

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Feb 21, 2019 - 11:16 am

Arcimoto’s electric Rapid Responder to save lives

Arcimoto has announced that it will test its fully electric trike, the Rapid Responder, in pilot programs in Oregon and California. The vehicle was originally released as a fun utility vehicle (FUV), and will now be outfitted for first resonders and law enforcement.

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Feb 20, 2019 - 11:52 am

Porsche plays for the record

Porsche converted the last set of tyres from its 919 Hybrid that won Le Mans in 2017 into a record of the feasible kind. They pressed the tires into a vinyl record titled ‘The 24 Minutes of Le Mans’ that is a retelling of Porsche’s history at the 24-hour race. What a lifecycle.

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Feb 19, 2019 - 11:22 am

Blocking charging stations is over

For every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction: After some unpleasantly disgruntled combustion engine drivers have been deliberately blocked charging stations, practical solutions are now ready to put an end to the practice – firstly in China, and now in Taiwan.

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Feb 14, 2019 - 10:42 am

Corolla rags on plug-ins

In a new TV advert for the Corolla hybrid, Toyota dished out some dirt against their plug-in competitors and called on customers not to “get left behind” and invest in their self-charging hybrid.

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Feb 13, 2019 - 01:12 pm

Back to the future via Easter egg

New Easter eggs in Tesla software continue to appear: A recently-discovered hidden function unfortunately does not allow time travel, but offers numerous references to the cult movie “Back to the future”.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/04/03/the-best-april-fools/
03.04.2019 10:23