Category : Short Circuit

Recall for 7,801 Mercedes EQE and EQS

Recall for 7,801 Mercedes EQE and EQS

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 7,810 units of the EQE and EQS electric models worldwide due to faulty towing device threads, with 1,746 vehicles affected in Germany.

Toyota threatens to halt production in the UK

Toyota threatens to halt production in the UK

Toyota is apparently threatening to stop its UK car production if the ban on new hybrid cars in the UK is indeed brought forward to 2030, a move the UK government had brought forward by five years to 2030 for pure electric cars and announced the end of hybrid cars by 2035.

ADAC calls Tesla Model 3 a "major safety risk"

ADAC calls Tesla Model 3 a "major safety risk"

The ADAC tested the operation of six current car models. Since the Model 3 also controls driving and safety-related functions via the central touchscreen, this led to the "longest operating and distraction times by far" in the test - making it the last place with a score of 3.8.

Tesla may sell Model Y performance from plant tests

Tesla may sell Model Y performance from plant tests

Tesla is now allowed to market vehicles that were manufactured during the plant tests at the factory in Grünheide and thus before the final notice of approval was issued, the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment (LfU), as the responsible approval authority, told RBB in response to a query.

US recall for Ford hybrid cars

US recall for Ford hybrid cars

Ford is recalling more than 100,000 hybrid or plug-in hybrid-powered vehicles in the U.S. due to a fire hazard. The affected models are the 2020 to 2022 Escape, Maverick and Corsair - but the problem is in the internal combustion part of the powertrain.

Old Renault 5 with E-drive

Old Renault 5 with E-drive

Renault has teamed up with French designer Pierre Gonalons to reinvent the iconic model of the 1970s and 80s to celebrate the R5's 50th birthday. The result of this collaboration is the Renault 5 Diamond with e-drive, pink paint and a range of exclusive add-on parts. The R5 Diamond is admittedly just a show car, but Renault wants the [...]

Next Hyundai Nexo probably won't arrive until 2024

Next Hyundai Nexo probably won't arrive until 2024

Hyundai has postponed the launch of the new generation of its fuel cell SUV Nexo, according to a South Korean media report - due to problems with fuel cell development.

Will LA soon ban the construction of new gas stations?

Will LA soon ban the construction of new gas stations?

The Californian metropolis of Los Angeles could become the largest city yet to ban the construction of new petrol stations, with a policy currently being drafted, according to a report in the Guardian.

Will the Berlin police also lock out Teslas?

Will the Berlin police also lock out Teslas?

What China can do, the Berlin police can do too - right? According to media reports, Tesla vehicles are no longer allowed to drive on the Berlin properties of the police headquarters and the State Criminal Police Office. The security chief says the cameras in the Teslas are a thorn in the side. The Berlin police denies this on Twitter.

Chinese district locks out Teslas

Chinese district locks out Teslas

Tesla cars will be banned from driving in China's Beidaihe district for at least two months starting in July, in light of a Communist Party leadership meeting planned for there. There is apparently concern, as in an early case, that the cameras built into the cars could be used for espionage purposes.

US recall for Porsche Taycan

US recall for Porsche Taycan

US recall for Porsche Taycan

Audi sues Nio

Audi sues Nio

Audi has filed a lawsuit with a Munich court against the Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio for infringement of trademark rights, as reported by the Handelsblatt with reference to company circles. The reason: Audi considers the model designations of the Nio ES6 and ES8 SUVs to be too similar to its own S6 and S8 sedan models.

Recall for the Ford Mustang Mach-E

Recall for the Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford must rework nearly 50,000 examples of its Mustang Mach-E electric model, or about half of the model's total production, and the manufacturer has also imposed a sales freeze on potentially affected vehicles.