Kia is recalling about 380,000 Sportage and Cadenza vehicles in the U.S. because a short in the control unit for the electrohydraulic braking system could cause a fire. The problem appears to be fairly acute: The automaker is asking owners to park outside of structures until repairs are made.
The 21 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro with solid-state battery, which were only delivered to ESWE Verkehr in Wiesbaden at the beginning of February, have been out of service for a good two weeks. Their batteries have to undergo a check due to an insulation fault.
The Taycan, which has been transformed into an Artcar by American artist Richard Phillips, is going under the hammer - the colourful vehicle is to be sold in an online auction in April, with all proceeds going to the Swiss non-profit association Suisseculture Sociale.
Due to problems with the engine control unit, Mazda is recalling the MX-30 in Europe. 11,774 examples of the E-SUV, 3,825 of which are in Germany, need an update of the control unit because the brake lights can light up when reversing even though the brake pedal is not depressed. Pretty much all of these vehicles are affected by a second problem, which is also related to the update [...]
After the environmental organization accused the group at the end of last year of showing too little commitment to boosting sales of its e-cars, based on test talks at 50 VW dealerships, it is now precisely those e-car sales that Greenpeace is targeting.
The Mini EV offered in China by the General Motors partner Wuling is very popular there due to its low price. Now the Mini Stromer is also to come to Europe - as the FreZe Nikrob EV from the Latvian company Dartz Motorz at a starting price of 9,999 euros. insideevs.de
BVG is unhappy with some Solaris electric buses, which are struggling in the current cold weather. According to BVG spokeswoman Petra Nelken, the bus in question is the manufacturer's twelve-meter bus.
A few days ago, Mercedes-Benz opened the order books for its EQA compact electric car. The Swabians are finally getting serious about e-mobility and bringing their e-cars to the masses, one would think. Or would they?
Following customer complaints - including battery fires, unexpected acceleration of vehicles and software update bugs - China's market regulator has scheduled a meeting with Tesla representatives.
The Australian company Alauda has now presented the eVTOL, the Airspeeder Mk3, which will compete in the first season of the planned racing series with electrically powered flying cars. The e-flying cars, which are to compete in races at speeds of more than 120 km/h, will initially be controlled remotely by pilots on site.
General Motors has hired actor and comedian Will Ferrell as a testimonial for its Super Bowl commercial, in which the company promotes its electric offensive based on the Ultium platform. Norway as the market leader for electric cars? They don't want to put up with that in the USA! Click here for the wonderfully self-deprecating 90-second commercial. twitter.com
The "Yoke" steering wheel unveiled by Tesla as part of the refresh of its Model S and Model X, which many thought was a marketing stunt with no chance of coming to fruition, is apparently actually ready for registration in Europe.