Which is better: a fully electric car or a plug-in hybrid?
The rivalry between clean electric cars and plug-in hybrids is now reaching its highest peak of confrontation. Many agree that clean electric vehicles are the future, but also pay tribute to plug-in hybrids as a transitional stage to the further development of the all-electric era.
To finally understand the issue you need to analyze how long the plug-in hybrids (PHEV) will be relevant, having considered several interesting questions.
How much reserve electricity to clean enough? Continue reading
Problems of using electric vehicles in winter and their solutions
Lithium-ion batteries are very sensitive to temperature. At the same time they are equally bad tolerate extremely high and too low temperature, because when it gets very cold, the electrolyte liquid inside the battery becomes viscous and quickly loses its accumulating quality. This is especially critical for those electric vehicles that do not have their own battery temperature control system.
Also, unlike the engine of cars in which the engine produces its own heat, which “heats” the car, electric cars should take this heat somewhere else, as a rule, starting the heater, which is reflected in the battery life and reducing the power reserve. Continue reading
How Volkswagen is preparing to enter the market of electric vehicles series I. D.
In the Volkswagen showroom, near Wolfsburg, gathered about 5,000 dealers from all over Europe (Germany, Hungary, Austria) to witness the preparation of the company to enter the world market of electric vehicles from the series I. D. the Manufacturer wants to prepare its sales team for the era of electric mobility. The event was attended not only by dealers, but also by everyone who wants to get acquainted with the world of electric mobility.
Most of the information at the event remains confidential, as some electric vehicles presented in the showroom will not be released to the market for several years. Also, some details about vehicles and plans should remain confidential for reasons of competition, which is the norm at such events. Continue reading
Why is it more profitable to produce electric cars than cars with ice?
1. Minimum engine options maximum power configurations
The biggest advantage of electric vehicle manufacturers is the easily variable power inherent in electric motors.
The manufacturer can produce only a few motors, but offer up to 30 different transmission options. In short, “horsepower”, which is not the correct definition for electric motors, can be adjusted, that is, one motor can have several power options.
In turn, the manufacturer of cars with ice, to offer similar variability and be able to compete, must spend money on the development and creation of a much larger number of engines, with each engine will need its own production and Assembly line, while the manufacturer of electric vehicles is satisfied with the simplicity of design and savings on Assembly due to the smaller size of the electric motor. Continue reading
Charging stations for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids ChargeU
Project ChargeU was founded in 2011, the Ukrainian market of German charging equipment presented in 2015. The appearance of a unique product from ChargeU, at the first specialized exhibitions Plug-in Ukraine and EcoDrive, aroused the interest of future users of electric vehicles. Compact portable charging stations with stationary power quickly gained popularity in Ukraine.
Charging infrastructure of Ukraine
In the absence of charging infrastructure, the first electric vehicles developed it for themselves and other users. For example, for the equipment of three places of charging (home, work, cottage) you will need 3 stationary charging cost about €800 each and a cable to connect to them cost €200-250, respectively, the total cost of the charging equipment will be €2400-2800. Continue reading