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.

"Electric GT" at Opel already 50 years ago

"Electric GT" at Opel already 50 years ago

Opel reminds us that 50 years ago there was a prototype of the Opel GT with an all-electric drive. However, it never went into production. The "Elektro GT" drove a total of six electric car world records on 17 and 18 May 1971 on the Formula 1 circuit in Hockenheim. It was equipped with two DC motors from Bosch and four nickel-cadmium batteries from Varta [...]

Evergrande's auto division surpasses Ford and GM in stock market value

Evergrande's auto division surpasses Ford and GM in stock market value

Evergrande New Energy Vehicle, the e-car offshoot of China's Evergrande Group, is already worth $87 billion on the stock market, valuing it higher than Ford or GM, yet the company has ambitious plans and announced several models, but has yet to sell a single car. carscoops.com

Hyundai Pony with E-drive

Hyundai Pony with E-drive

The Hyundai Pony marked the beginning of the Korean automotive industry more than 45 years ago and provided inspiration for the e-concept car 45, which has now become the all-electric production model Ioniq 5. Now Hyundai is exhibiting a modern reconstruction of the Pony with electric drive - unfortunately only as a one-off. insideevs.de, hyundai.news

Ora shows electric beetle clone

Ora shows electric beetle clone

At the Shanghai Motor Show, an electric car in the style of the VW Beetle has now been presented. However, it does not come from VW, but from Ora, a brand of the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motors. The model name Punk Cat comes from an internet survey, details about the e-drive are not known. insideevs.de

Ducati relies on synthetic fuel

Ducati relies on synthetic fuel

Although Ducati confirmed it was developing an electric motorcycle back in early 2019 and was pretty far along at the time, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer is apparently in no particular hurry with its electric bike now.

Tesla sells Model 3 with 151 kilometers range

Tesla sells Model 3 with 151 kilometers range

Tesla is now officially offering a variant of the Model 3 with a range of just 94 miles (151 kilometers) in Canada. By offering a Model 3 version that limits battery capacity via software, Tesla is responding to government subsidy requirements, as it has in other countries before.

Ford Mustang Mach-E does not start - despite full drive battery

Ford Mustang Mach-E does not start - despite full drive battery

According to a media report, the first examples of the Ford Mustang Mach-E in the USA apparently have a software problem that prevents them from driving off even when the battery is full. The sticking point is probably how the 12-volt system is charged.

Segway Apex H2: E-motorbike with hydrogen drive

Segway Apex H2: E-motorbike with hydrogen drive

Xiaomi announces the Segway Apex H2, a futuristic-looking hydrogen-powered motorcycle that will be available in 2023 for $10,700, the equivalent of about €9,000 at the moment.

E-cars on subscription at the coffee roaster

E-cars on subscription at the coffee roaster

In cooperation with like2drive, the coffee roaster now offers the Tesla Model 3 and the Fiat 500e on a subscription basis - at prices of 777 euros per month for the Tesla Model 3 in the Standard Range Plus version and 289 euros per month for the Fiat 500e Icon. heise.de, teslamag.de, presseportal.de

Electric Jeep with 800 Volt

Electric Jeep with 800 Volt

Jeep has unveiled its first all-electric concept car, the Wrangler Magneto, but those hoping for a new development will be disappointed: Jeep has simply converted a Wrangler Rubicon and replaced the internal combustion engine with an electric motor - which, bizarrely, is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

Hindenburg Research attackiert Lordstown Motors

Hindenburg Research attackiert Lordstown Motors

Short-seller Hindenburg Research has now taken aim at the next up-and-coming electric car maker after Nikola Motor and Kandi: this time it's startup Lordstown Motors, which is being hit with serious allegations.

Recalls for combustion engines

Recalls for combustion engines

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.