Mercedes PHEVs could have faulty charging cable
Mercedes must recall 1,788 plug-in hybrid cars, namely versions of the Mercedes C-Class, the S-Class, the GLC and the EQS electric model. This is because faulty charging cables could lead to electric shock or vehicle fire in the affected cars produced in 2020 and 2021. The German KBA will notify owners individually, and Mercedes will […]
Hyundai Ioniq’s turn for recalls
Hyundai has to recall 2,679 units of the all-electric Ioniq EV in the US. The reason is an electronic fault in the CAN bus system that can put the car into a “fail-safe” mode.
Germany marks October sales records for EVs
According to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), exactly 23,158 electric cars were newly registered in Germany in October, marking a new record. Compared to the same month last year, this segment recorded an increase of no less than 365.1 per cent.
Germany marks record electric car sales
According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), 21,188 electric cars were newly registered in Germany in September, which marks a new record. This was 5,112 more than in August (16,076). Electric cars and plug-in hybrids together reached a market share of around 15% for the first time.
Germany marks almost 17,000 new BEVs in July
According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), exactly 16,798 electric cars were newly registered in Germany in July – a new record. This was 8,679 more than in June (8,119). Compared to the same month last year, this segment recorded an increase of 181.7 per cent!
StreetScooter Work van approved for large-scale production
The electric van maker owned by DP/DHL has received the EC approval to serially produce its basic Work electric van. The approval for large series production also applies to other EU countries and to Switzerland and Norway so that StreetScooter may fulfil more orders coming from third parties.
Audi suspected of cheating emissions tests with PHEVs
The Munich state prosecutor suspects Audi may have also cheated emissions tests with their plug-in hybrids. During testing, the prosecutor believes, that Audi may have placed additional strain on the batteries in order to take pressure off the combustion components, and giving a fake impression of CO2 emissions.
Daimler diesel recall including hybrid vehicles
Following their investigation into forged exhaust emissions at Daimler, Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority KBA obliges Daimler to recall 700,000 vehicles. Now these also include hybrid models from Mercedes-Benz – namely the C 300 h and the S 300 h.
StreetScooter components test positive for Cadmium
After the German ministry for vehicles (KBA) followed the suspicion that there may be extensive heavy metal contamination among EV components used in the Volkswagen brands VW, Audi and Porsche, affected components have now been found in the German Post’s StreetScooter.
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