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.
The Munich I public prosecutor's office is investigating insolvency proceedings at Ismaning-based Byton GmbH, but the company denies media reports that ex-CEO Daniel Kirchert has fled the investigation to Hong Kong.
Honda has given a preview of the Honda E-Drag at the digital Tokyo Auto Salon. This is a version of the Honda e small electric car that has been converted into a drag racer. The virtual trade fair visitors can still vote on the paint scheme, and an example will then actually be built from March onwards. auto-motor-und-sport.de
Niu has demonstrated that you can also fly with its electric scooters - at least stuntman JT Holmes did in a pretty spectacular video, riding a Niu scooter out of the back of a plane and landing safely back on the ground thanks to a parachute.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ordered Tesla to recall more than 150,000 vehicles a few days ago due to a flaw in the infotainment unit (Media Control Unit) that poses a safety risk.
Elon Musk is famously dedicated to accelerating the transition to sustainable energy with electric cars and renewable energy, and now, in the face of advancing climate change, Musk is also addressing the challenge of how to remove and sequester existing CO2 from the atmosphere.
Italian luxury design house ARES has unveiled its conversion of the Tesla Model S into a two-door convertible, which was privately commissioned. ARES does not publicly disclose the price of the conversion, but is happy to undertake other such conversions on request. carscoops.com, aresdesign.com
French startup MACA has unveiled the concept of a hydrogen-powered racing flying car, the Carcopter, at CES 2021. Yes, that's right, the founders want to create a flying car competition to accelerate innovation in the eVTOL market and generate revenue from racing.
Mercedes-Benz has to recall 1,910 units of its eSprinter and eVito electric commercial vehicles worldwide, 1,353 of which are in Germany. According to the KBA, inadequate sealing of the high-voltage battery housing can lead to moisture ingress in the event of corrosion, which would make it impossible to restart the vehicle.
Nearly 40,000 units of the electric microcar trio Mitsubishi EV (formerly i-MiEV), Citroën C-Zero and Peugeot iOn are being called into workshops worldwide. The reason is that the electric vacuum pump for the brake boosting system may fail. In Germany, around 4,400 vehicles are affected. kfz-betrieb.vogel.de
Unknown persons demolished the Berlin Tesla showroom in the Treptow district of Bohnsdorf last Sunday. Several window panes and glass doors were broken in the attack. In addition, eight soiled and one damaged car were found by emergency services at the scene.
Charging spots for electric cars blocked by combustion vehicles are unfortunately not uncommon, but in this case the charging station blocker apparently thought he was being particularly funny: he parked his pickup truck, which reads "I Identify as a Prius", at a Tesla Supercharger and "plugged" the charging cable into the exhaust pipe. twitter.com
Due to pre-damage of the battery cells, there is a risk of a short circuit or fire. So far, no incidents are known, but it was decided to take this action as a precaution, they say. Also, it is a very small number of vehicles: According to the KBA, only 122 copies of the e-Up are affected by the recall worldwide, 81 of which are [...]