The Story of the First Car Accident in Greece
The first car accident officially recorded in Greece occurred on a Sunday in March, 1907, at about 11:30 in the morning. Tragically, the country's very first car accident was a fatal one, as a pedestrian was struck by the vehicle...
BYD Overtakes Tesla as Top Seller of Electric Cars
Chinese automaker BYD (Build Your Dreams) has overtaken Elon Musk's Tesla as the leading seller of electric cars. BYD, which is backed by American billionaire investor Warren Buffett, sold a total of 641,350 electric vehicles and hybrids in the first...
Elon Musk’s Tesla Electric Car Sales Skyrocket
Elon Musk's Tesla has stunned pundits by selling 241,300 electric cars in the US — a total of 102,000 more vehicles than the same quarter last year. It’s the most Tesla has ever sold in a quarter. The company sold...
The Mechanics of Philotimo: Volunteers Repair Cars Damaged in Floods
A group of Greek volunteer mechanics went to Evia fix vehicles that were heavily damaged in the flood in August of 2020.
Greece's Acropolis Rally Returns to the World Rally Championship
The historic ''Acropolis Rally,'' Greece's most important rally competition, will very soon return to the World Rally Championship (WRC), after years of absence. The details of the Greek return were determined in a memorandum signed by Lefteris Avgenakis, Greece's Minister...
Greece Vows 30 Percent of Cars Will be Electric by 2030
The Greek government announced ambitious plans on Friday to subsidize the purchase of new electric cars, vowing that by 2030, thirty percent of all vehicles on Greek roads would be electric. The announcement by Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis was scheduled to...
Coronavirus: Greece Mulls Ban on Car Travel Over Orthodox Easter Weekend
The Greek government has not ruled out new, even tougher restrictive measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the coming days, especially ahead of Easter, which is celebrated on April 19 this year across the Orthodox Christian world. Government spokesperson...
Anarchists Warn People Not to Park Near Luxury Cars They Want to Torch
An unprecedented statement was published on Thursday by a self-declared Greek Anarchist group on a website long known for its anarchist content. The so-called "Anarchist Night Raid Groups" issued a statement in which it claims responsibility for the widespread vehicular arson...
House Speaker Test-Drives New Electric Cars as MPs Get Ready for Eco-Friendly Vehicles (video)
Greece's Speaker of the House Constantinos Tasoulas tool some of the latest electric cars available in the country out for a spin on Thursday, ahead of Parliament's decision to replace some of its fleet with eco-friendly vehicles. The underground parking...
Athens Named Eleventh-Worst City in the World to Drive in
A new survey published on Wednesday ranking the world’s best and worst cities for driving confirms what most Athenians already know from experience. The Greek capital has earned the dubious distinction of being ranked as the eleventh-worst city in...