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.

Audi recalls 1,728 e-tron GTs

Audi recalls 1,728 e-tron GTs

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.

NHTSA investigating Tesla's 'Autopilot' again

NHTSA investigating Tesla's 'Autopilot' again

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

E-car with combustion engine or Star Wars sound

E-car with combustion engine or Star Wars sound

Japan's Yamaha Group is currently developing a sound module called Alive AD for electric cars, which should enable significantly more soundscapes than a current AVAS. In addition to the division that develops electric drive components, the musical instruments unit is also involved - the Yamaha logo is famously made up of three crossed tuning forks.

Nikola halves reduced delivery target again:

Nikola halves reduced delivery target again:

Nikola Motor has cut its delivery target for this year to 25 to 50 vehicles from an estimated 50 to 100, with CEO Mark Russell saying on a conference call with analysts that the company was facing "numerous" delays related to sourcing parts.

Tesla compensates 1,743 Model S owners

Tesla compensates 1,743 Model S owners

Tesla has agreed to pay a total of $1.5 million to the owners of 1,743 Model S. They had filed a lawsuit against the automaker because the manufacturer had used software to reduce the vehicles' range.

New York prosecutor indicts ex-Nikola CEO Milton

New York prosecutor indicts ex-Nikola CEO Milton

The U.S. Attorney's Office in New York has now filed charges against Trevor Milton, the Nikola founder who resigned in September 2020 after allegations of fraud, accusing him of misleading investors.

Tesla Model S Plaid once again at the Nürburgring

Tesla Model S Plaid once again at the Nürburgring

The competition between Tesla and Porsche for the fastest lap time on the Nürburgring's Nordschleife is apparently entering its next round. After the Tesla team left in November 2019 without an official new record, a Tesla Model S Plaid has now been spotted at the Nürburgring once again. insideevs.de

Toyota lobbies for hydrogen in Washington

Toyota lobbies for hydrogen in Washington

Despite the global swing toward battery-electric cars, Toyota is known to still see a bright future for hybrids and hydrogen cars, and according to a media report, the Japanese automaker is currently actively lobbying Washington, D.C., to prevent an overly BEV-centric course from the Biden administration. theverge.com

Jeff Bezos drove to the launch pad in the Rivian

Jeff Bezos drove to the launch pad in the Rivian

Electric car startup Rivian has landed a PR coup, with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his crew driving the Rivian R1S e-SUV to the launch pad on Tuesday ahead of their trip into space. The choice of car doesn't come as a complete surprise, however: Amazon has invested heavily in Rivian and has also ordered 100,000 e-delivery trucks from the US startup. nbcnews.com, twitter.com (video)

When the Mustang suddenly stops

When the Mustang suddenly stops

In Norway, some examples of the Ford Mustang Mach-E have stopped without warning - but this time not because of the 12-volt battery. Six cases are known so far. The affected owners were driving on a steep road and experienced a sudden stop of their electric car after a long period of downhill recuperation.

Recall for the BMW iX3 due to a software error

Recall for the BMW iX3 due to a software error

A sporadic software bug is the reason for a recall of the BMW iX3, according to a report by "Auto Service Praxis". In the event of a serious accident, overvoltage could cause damage to control units and components of the 12 V electrical system.

Charging station does not turn supermarket into filling station

Charging station does not turn supermarket into filling station

If a supermarket offers a charging station for e-cars in its customer car park, it must still comply with the law on shop opening hours and may not open on Sundays. This was decided by the Administrative Court of Berlin (AZ: 4 L 162/21). The complaint was filed by the operator of an organic supermarket, who wanted to use an exception in the law because of the charging station in the car park.