Hyundai has recalled about 15,000 examples of its hydrogen-powered Nexo to replace them since August due to faulty fuel cell stacks, according to a Korean media report. Recently, the manufacturer informed Nexo owners that it has decided to implement an out-of-warranty compensation program for affected vehicles. koreabizwire.com
Porsche is recalling 11,827 units of its Taycan electric model in the U.S. due to a problem with the emergency braking software that could cause the automatic hazard warning lights to activate in non-emergency situations, confusing other road users and increasing the risk of accidents.
Toyota's hybrid pioneer Prius will run on hydrogen for the next generation, according to media reports. But different from Toyota's fuel cell model Mirai: In the future the combustion engine of the plug-in variant of the Prius will run on hydrogen instead of gasoline. The Toyota Corolla could also get the hydrogen burner. businessinsider.de
The city of Düsseldorf has cancelled its lease order for a Tesla Model S as an official car for Lord Mayor Stephan Keller due to a delivery date that has been postponed several times by Tesla. Instead, the Lord Mayor of Düsseldorf has now opted for the all-electric EQS from Mercedes-Benz that has just been launched on the market.
Ford is recalling a total of about 5,000 examples of its Mustang Mach-E electric model in Canada. These are two recalls: one for a windshield that may not be properly attached and another for a panoramic roof glass panel that may not be properly attached.
The Italian government wants to obtain an exemption from the EU for domestic sports car manufacturers such as Ferrari and Lamborghini from the planned phase-out of internal combustion engines from 2035, as these cars are a niche market with small production volumes.
Renault opposes the EU Commission's "Fit for 55" climate package, which would effectively ban new cars with combustion engines, including hybrids, in the EU from 2035. At the IAA Mobility, Renault's head of development Gilles Le Borgne spoke out in favour of extending the deadline to 2040.
Tuner Revozport has unveiled two aero kits for the Porsche Taycan, allowing Taycan owners to customize the look of their electric Porsche - with a racing-look front splitter, new wheels if desired, and a redesigned rear end with spoiler and diffuser, for example. There's no more power, though: these are aero packages only, and the drivetrain tech won't be [...]
The faulty LG battery cells that led to recalls for General Motors and Hyundai electric cars came from at least two of the battery maker's Asian plants, specifically in South Korea and China, according to the latest findings. reuters.com
The UK introduced special license plates for electric vehicles in December 2020 to make it easier for local authorities to enact special regulations, but inquiries by New Scientist have now revealed that in the nine months since the plates were introduced, none of England's 343 local authorities have enacted such special regulations.
At the "AI Day" on artificial intelligence, Tesla announced it is working on a humanoid robot. The "Tesla Bot" is expected to be 1.70 meters tall, weigh 56 kilos and be able to carry up to 20 kilos - and relieve humans of boring and repetitive tasks - such as shopping. Tesla is now looking for staff to [...]
Audi is recalling 1,728 examples of the e-tron GT from the production period of November 20, 2020 to April 20, 2021 to workshops worldwide, 548 of them in Germany. The reason: due to faulty software, a drive failure could occur.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is relaunching an investigation into Tesla's "Autopilot" driving assistance system, citing 11 incidents between January 2018 and July 2021 in which Tesla models struck emergency vehicles parked on the side of the road, resulting in 17 injuries and one death. heise.de, teslamag.de