Jan 29, 2020 - 11:05 am

Dyson pays back EV development grant

The vacuum manufacturer decided to foray into electrified vehicle development only fairly recently, but Dyson has already repaid the UK government 7,8 million pounds it had received in 2016 as part of its plans to produce electric cars in Wiltshire, England.

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Jan 27, 2020 - 09:49 pm

Controversy around Ionity’s new pricing continues

Everything was to be so simple – one price for everyone charged per kWh at all stations within the Ionity high power charging network. Only it wasn’t that simple, as mobility service operators got exclusive deals to charge differently – to much dismay and a competitor’s delight.

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Jan 26, 2020 - 03:14 pm

Racy Prius presented in Tokyo

We tend to think of the Toyota Prius as one of the earliest and popular EVs, however it is not generally considered an exciting car. As a tuning company now proved at the Tokyo Auto Salon, this certainly does not have to be the case.

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Jan 24, 2020 - 11:20 am

Model X to bring astronauts to the verge of space

Elon Musk’s private space-faring company SpaceX is now using Tesla Model X’s to ferry NASA astronauts to their respective shuttles on the way to the International Space Station ISS. This will replace the shiny Astro van NASA has used for decades.

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Jan 23, 2020 - 02:16 pm

Quit smoking, buy a Tesla

If “stop smoking” was among your list of new year’s resolution, here’s just the push to see it through. An Irish couple saved so much when they quit cigarettes they were able to plan to buy a new Tesla.

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Jan 22, 2020 - 10:45 am

Tesla hits back

Tesla has spoken up against the NHTSA petition claiming that Teslas accelerate on their own: “This petition is completely false and was brought by a Tesla short-seller.”

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Jan 20, 2020 - 10:54 pm

Ludicrous gone wrong?

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been petitioned to investigate cases where Tesla vehicles allegedly “suddenly” accelerated without driver intervention, particularly when parking.

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Jan 16, 2020 - 09:42 am

Ford goes to Carnival

As a mobility partner of the Cologne Carnival in Germany, Ford is electrifying the entire fleet of parade floats at this year’s Monday procession. Of the 55 carts used, 25 Transit custom plug-in hybrids are exclusively electric, the remaining 30 are mild-hybrid versions.

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Jan 15, 2020 - 11:55 am

Battery-electric bandits foiled

Two young men attempted to vandalize a charging Tesla in a parking garage. Not only did the attempt to forcibly remove the charging cable fail – Tesla’s ‘Sentry Mode’ recorded the incident and the video went viral on Youtube with over 700,000 hits within a few days.

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Jan 14, 2020 - 11:51 am

Tesla takes aim for talking cars

Elon Musk made a short video to announce plans to let Tesla vehicles “talk” to pedestrians via external speakers. How exactly and when this will be implemented is not yet known, nor what the cars will possibly say.

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Jan 13, 2020 - 12:25 pm

Mazda limits electric motor torque

It was already known that Mazda’s first electric model MX-30 would be launched with a relatively small battery (35.5 kWh) and a correspondingly modest range of 200 kilometres. Now we know that the manufacturer is taking other measures to ensure that driving an EV won’t feel too different from a standard combustion vehicle.

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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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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/01/30/berlins-state-politicians-can-choose-a-tesla/
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