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.
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 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
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.