After Hyundai presented a study of an electric car with robotic legs under the name Elevate at the beginning of 2019, which could be used by rescue services after natural disasters, for example, the Korean manufacturer is now getting serious.
Few topics are as polarizing at the moment as Elon Musk's takeover of the short messaging service Twitter. Tesla's stock lost eleven percent, or $114 billion, in value after the deal was announced. In addition, there are some critical voices about the announcements surrounding freedom of speech.
Hyundai is recalling some examples of its Nexo fuel cell SUV in the U.S. due to a possible hydrogen leak. The recall stems from an incident in South Korea when a 2019 Nexo caught fire at a hydrogen refueling station.
German premium manufacturers BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are significantly behind Chinese brands in electric car sales in China.
A few days ago, Volkswagen unveiled the new software generation 3.0 for the MEB models, which is supposed to be available via over-the-air update (OTA) for all ID models already delivered in the course of the second quarter of 2022 - but this is apparently proving difficult and involves a workshop visit.
Citroën is recalling its ë-C4 electric model to workshops, saying there is a possibility that the rear coil springs and their mounts could detach from the vehicle while driving and enter the traffic area. The recall involves 8,770 units of the electric model worldwide, 994 of which were produced in Germany between 2020 and 2021. autoservicepraxis.de, kba-online.de (KBA reference number: 011620)
Charging stations for electric vehicles along Russia's M11 highway, which stretches from Moscow to Saint Petersburg, are currently not working. The reason: a Ukrainian company that supplies parts for the power dispensers has hacked them.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether stock sales by Elon Musk and his brother Kimbal Musk "violated insider trading rules" because Kimbal Musk had sold $108 million worth of Tesla stock - exactly one day before Elon Musk reportedly let Twitter users vote on whether he should give up 10 percent of his stake in Tesla.
California-based electric car startup Lucid Motors is forced to announce its first small recall a few months after it began shipping its debut Air model, saying there is a possibility that a part of the suspension was improperly assembled by the supplier. Lucid expects that about one percent of the 203 potentially affected cars could have the incorrectly installed part. reuters.com
In China, Beijing Benz, the joint venture between BAIC Motor and Mercedes-Benz, has announced a recall for the EQC electric model after dozens of owners complained of engine problems. Specifically, effective August 15, 2022, about 10,000 EQCs produced between November 30, 2018 and December 15, 2021 will be recalled in China because the cooling system [...]
Chrysler is recalling 16,741 units of the 2017 and 2018 model year plug-in hybrid version of its Pacifica minivan in the U.S. due to a potential fire risk. This could occur even when the vehicle is not in use. The cause is as yet unknown. For now, owners are advised to store the vehicles outdoors and away from other vehicles and buildings [...]
BMW will air a 60-second commercial during the Super Bowl next Sunday for the electric iX, which launches next month in the U.S. In the celebrity-studded spot, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the Greek god Zeus and Salma Hayek Pinault plays his consort, the goddess Hera. Here's the commercial.