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. Weiterlesen
Not all Tesla fire is what you think
Although electric cars are statistically less or not more likely to catch fire than combustion engines (it’s in the name!), reports of burning electric cars always cause much excitement – especially when a Tesla is affected. Weiterlesen
FEMA throws out fiery stats for cars
While a big deal is commonly made of any electric vehicle catching fire, often their combustion counterparts do not find that kind of attention to safety from the media and manufacturers. A comprehensive overview of how much of a danger vehicle combustion really poses to drivers has been missing from the conversation – until now. Weiterlesen
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PHEV concept for C5 successor: Citroën wants to show its CXperience concept at the Paris auto show in October. The futuristic hatchback features an 80 kW electric motor and can go 60 km on electricity alone. It could also be the preview of a C5 successor.
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Tesla’s P100D priced: The new top-notch versions of the Model S and X have finally received a price tag in the UK and the rest of Europe. The luxury sedan will go for 114,200 pounds/127,700 euros and the SUV for 117,200 pounds/128,700 euros. The prices are before subsidies and VAT.
The end of the Chinese EV boom? Apparently, the many start-ups that have sprung up on the heavily subsidised emobility scene, are getting too expensive for the Chinese government. In order to keep them in check, the country wants to put in place technical guidelines and limit the number of new EV start-ups to ten.
EVs from Down Under? It seems Australian start-up Clement Vehicles is re-employing hundreds of people from the company Holden and is looking to develop an electric vehicle. The company was awarded 10,000 Australian dollars in the State Government’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur prize to develop two prototype EVs to present to judges later this year.
Deadly EV fire: A flat fire that killed seven and heavily injured four in the Chinese city of Shenzhen was allegedly caused by a charging electric car. Investigations are still underway.