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.
From January to September 2020, police in Germany recorded a total of 1,570 accidents involving e-treadrollers in which people were injured or killed, with a total of seven people killed and 1,365 injured, 269 of them seriously, according to the Federal Statistical Office.
Just a few months after its market launch, the Mercedes-Benz EQV is already subject to a recall campaign. 302 EQVs produced between February 21 and October 27, 2020 will have to have their suspension struts replaced if they are too weak. 175 of them are on the roads in Germany. auto-motor-und-sport.de
Which car would Doc Brown and Marty McFly most likely drive these days if there were a sequel to the 1980s cult film series "Back to the Future"?
Ford wants to equip electric pedal scooters from its micromobility subsidiary Spin with driver assistance systems in cooperation with Drover AI - but not necessarily for driving, but to record traffic violations.
Darren Palmer, chief developer of Ford's electric car division, has lashed out hard against Tesla. Without mentioning the competitor by name, Palmer touted the merits of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E with remarks that are clearly meant as a dig at Tesla's quality problems.
The South Tyrolean snow groomer manufacturer Prinoth is declaring war on fossil fuels: with the Husky eMotion, Prinoth is launching a purely battery-electric snow groomer model with an output of 200 kW and a 190 kWh battery that allows it to work for up to three hours.
Volkswagen is doing too little to boost sales of its e-cars, Greenpeace accuses the automaker in research now published based on test interviews at 50 VW dealerships nationwide.
In Canada, the driver of an overly Christmas-decorated Tesla Model 3 was ticketed. Police found fault not only with the vehicle's distracting lights, which could have caused accidents, but also with the lights' insecure attachment. auto-motor-und-sport.de, twitter.com
After Hyundai gave a first preview of its smallest e-car to date in October, the Korean manufacturer now shows in a touching video what the mini-electric car for children is really capable of thanks to its EAVC technology (Emotion Adaptive Vehicle Control) - in use at a children's hospital in Barcelona. hyundai.news
Nissan is using its Leaf to power Christmas trees at a number of shopping malls in the Philippines in the run-up to Christmas, a move the Japanese manufacturer hopes will demonstrate its electric model's bidirectional charging technology. nissannews.com
More than 1,000 publicly accessible charging points for electric cars are now available in Hamburg. However, as a video from Extra 3 shows, e-car drivers have recently had a problem charging at a charging point on the Außenalster.