Jan 9, 2020 - 10:33 am

Diesel car starts blaze in Norwegian carpark

BEVs get falsely accused of fire-starting… again: Hundreds of cars were destroyed in a fire in the carpark building at Stavanger Airport in Norway. Initially, rumours spread that an electric car might have been the cause of the fire, but according to police, the fire was in fact caused by a 2005 model diesel car.

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Jan 8, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Russian Cybertruck hits the road – with fossil fuels

Tesla’s Cybertruck apparently inspired Russian mechanics to modify an old Lada to look like the electric pickup. Seemingly missing the point, the Cybertruck replica still runs on a conventional combustion engine – at least the maker of the project added that he is thinking about installing an electric motor in the future.

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Jan 7, 2020 - 12:01 pm

Austrian hybrid Tesla for the masses

In order to lower the price of the Tesla Model 3, the Austrian company Obrist Powertrain is converting the Californian BEV to hybrid drive – with a smaller battery (17.3 kWh) and a small petrol engine in the front. However, the hybrid Tesla Model 3 will then only be able to drive just under 100 […]

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Jan 5, 2020 - 09:53 pm

Volkswagen small cars get downgraded on crash tests

Volkswagen Group experiences a setback as their small cars get downgraded on crash tests ratings: The new VW Up and its sister models Seat Mii and Škoda Citigo, all of which are also available with a purely electric drive, have only been awarded three stars in the new crash test round of the European New […]

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Jan 2, 2020 - 11:35 am

Drift to the future

An engineering team from Stanford University has taken the iconic DeLorean, made famous in the 1985 film Back to the Future, and electrified it. More than just an electric car with an iconic exterior, this vehicle’s autonomous driving system enables it to “flawlessly drift through a racecourse.”

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Dec 23, 2019 - 12:22 pm

Futuristic Christmas carol

Nissan North America has used the Leaf’s pedestrian warning system to create a new Christmas tune, now available via streaming services to celebrate National Go Caroling Day in the USA.

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Dec 20, 2019 - 03:21 pm

Power-to-Turkey calculations for Christmas

People in the UK celebrating Christmas with a traditional meal will use the same amount of power to cook their turkey as needed to send an electric vehicle around the world more than 10,000 times, according to ChargePoint.

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Dec 19, 2019 - 10:37 am

Cybertruck design impresses creatives

With the design of the Cybertruck, Tesla has managed to defy conventions and inspire rolling free PR – now a Lego kit and an origami paper folding technique have been published online in the most recent creative reaction.

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Dec 18, 2019 - 10:28 am

Kalashnikov takes aim for an electric racer

The Russian weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov has presented another electric vehicle. Following a several durable vehicle concepts in the past, the new vehicle is limited to two wheels: The café racer is an electric motorcycle concept reminiscent of more classic British bikes.

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Dec 16, 2019 - 03:10 pm

Shopping for gasoline with plastic bags

Talk about “burning” electric cars in times when Twitter is on fire over a video clip. It shows a woman filling petrol in plastic bags and while she double and sort of triple bags it (safety first, after all), the Tesla community is having a blast.

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Dec 14, 2019 - 05:13 pm

Charging park GOFAST fights fake news

Gotthard FASTcharge (GOFAST) recently opened one of Switzerland’s largest fast-charging parks at a service station, using eight Nissan Leaf batteries as a buffer. “Fake news” of a diesel generator being used circulated so stubbornly on social media, however, that GOFAST now took counteraction.

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Dec 13, 2019 - 12:33 pm

Tesla is on fire

Media outlets tend to be very quick to report mishaps related to EVs or charging stations, particularly if they belong to high profile companies such as Tesla. Often, it later turns out that the “accident” was caused by third parties.

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Dec 12, 2019 - 04:09 pm

Telsa gets recognition from competition

The German car industry has “decided” to recognise Tesla’s achievements. VW congratulated Tesla in a newspaper ad on its choice of Model 3 as “Swiss Car of the Year 2020” but promises that the competition will become stronger next year with the ID.3.

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Dec 12, 2019 - 12:20 pm

Revenge is best served ICE cold

Electric car drivers suffer from charging stations blocked by combustion engines repeatedly. In the Croatian capital of Zagreb, the EV faction has now taken revenge and blocked a fuel station with their cars for a few minutes.

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Dec 10, 2019 - 12:26 pm

Nissan presents rolling X-mas tree

For the running Christmas season, Nissan has decided to turn a Leaf into a rolling holiday decoration with electric candles and plenty of tinsel. The lights are powered with energy from the regenerative brakes.

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Dec 9, 2019 - 12:44 pm

Enough with the cosmetics

The Climate Activist group Extinction Rebellion has made headlines in France by sabotaging around 3,600 electric scooters in the capital and major cities. Their statement: “The electric scooter is just a toy of green capitalists, we don’t want them in our cities.”

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Dec 6, 2019 - 06:27 pm

Last chance to be obnoxious before electrification

While the discussion about car emissions is increasingly focusing on noise (and here too the advantages of electric vehicles are becoming clear), Daimler is taking a different approach. Mercedes-AMG has introduced a feature called “Emotion Start” in new fossil-fuelled models that makes AMG cars even louder when the engine starts.

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Dec 5, 2019 - 01:08 pm

Second thoughts on living by example

The Bristol City Council is catching up with its own plans it seems and has put on hold an existing order of at least 64 diesel vans. The Council has halted the programme once it realised it conflicts with plans to impose a diesel ban in the city centre.

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Dec 4, 2019 - 01:30 pm

Cybertruck – for the force of the future

To date, Tesla has already tallied up at least 250,000 reservations for the Tesla Cybertruck. The fully-electric pickup truck is popular among police forces with reservations from the local police force in Ciudad Valles, Mexico; the Kansas Highway Patrol in the US; and the Dubai police force in the UAE.

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Dec 3, 2019 - 01:13 pm

United we stand, divided we fall

South Korean battery giants LG Chem and SK Innovation are each trying to sue each other in bitter court disputes in both the USA and South Korea about alleged patent infringements. Now their spat is threatening to disrupt the launches of electric vehicles in the US by some of the world’s largest carmakers. Even the […]

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Dec 2, 2019 - 12:02 pm

Do what I say, not what I do

The Bristol City Council recently proposed a ban for all diesel vehicles from their city centre. Despite the planned ban, the council has acquired a fleet of 64 new diesel transporters for its own fleet.

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Nov 30, 2019 - 11:45 am

Cybertruck gets the last laugh

After the Tesla Cybertruck presentation boo-boo with the “bulletproof” windows and the cracked glass, both BMW and Lego haven’t wasted any time to make fun of it. But who will get the last laugh?

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Nov 27, 2019 - 11:53 am

Bring it on!

Part of the Tesla Cybertruck presentation was a video featuring the electric pickup in a tug of war against Ford’s popular F-150. Ford lost, but manager Sunny Madra found the conditions unfair, and challenged Musk to a rematch.

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Nov 26, 2019 - 12:51 pm

Sounds like a plan

According to a new survey by Venson Automotive Solutions, 43 per cent of British road users prefer that EVs sound like their ICE counterparts, while 23% would rather opt for a continuous low-decibel sound.

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Nov 20, 2019 - 11:42 am

Rage against Tesla heats up

The Tesla Model X of an owner from the Netherlands was apparently deliberately set on fire when charging overnight during a business trip in Düsseldorf, Germany. The owner suspects “hate against Tesla” as the reason behind the arson attack.

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Nov 19, 2019 - 02:21 pm

Californian backlash for car companies siding with Trump

The California Department of General Services (DGS) has instructed government agencies to only procure vehicles from OEMs who are committed to California setting its own environmental standards as of January 1, 2020. GM, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota – who sided with Trump’s more lax emissions standards – now face concrete consequences. Toyota, in particular, is […]

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