First critics were the capabilities of the Tesla electric truck Semi
A study by Transport and Environment, a consortium of European environmental organizations, compared energy consumption and the environmental impact of conventional diesel trucks and their all-electric counterparts. Two different diesel…

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Electric cars: myths and reality from Volkswagen
1."No one can afford an electric car!» Electric cars are becoming more attractive and affordable. For example, the cost of batteries has fallen by about 80% over the past ten…

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How to protect your electric car from cheap and homemade charging equipment
In Ukraine, the boom of artisanal manufacturers of charging equipment for electric vehicles. Most of the domestic charging equipment for electric vehicles is produced "in the kitchen". A little from…

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Volkswagen’s radical strategy: put everything on electricity

Volkswagen has set itself the goal of a possible profitable mass production of electric vehicles in the amount of 80 billion euros (91 billion us dollars) — a feat that no automaker has not even reached.

If Volkswagen realizes its ambitions to become a world leader in the field of electric vehicles, this will happen thanks to a radical and risky rate. The German giant placed a bet on 80 billion euros (91 billion us dollars) and the possibility of profitable mass production of electric vehicles — a feat that no automaker has achieved. So far, the plans of most major automakers have been one major goal: to protect profits from expensive cars with ice and to replenish their range and fleet with enough zero-emission vehicles to meet environmental standards. Continue reading

Tesla Model S and X were created a long time ago, but they continue to be the standard of electric vehicles

“There will be no updates to Model X or Model S, only a number of minor current changes” — this short statement by Elon Musk caused a storm of gloomy emotions among Internet users.

“It’s like planes,” said Rebecca Lindland (Rebecca Lindland) from rebeccadrives.com, Model S and Model X were created a long time ago, but they continue to be the standard of electric vehicles. Lindland believes that the car is a commodity, not a subject of self-expression, so over time customers will notice increasingly long gaps between model upgrades, especially when it comes to self-driving car parks owned by corporations rather than individuals, so it is likely that cars will no longer be fashion. Continue reading

Used batteries from electric vehicles can disrupt the energy sector and create value for energy storage

The battery does not expire after it has already exhausted its initial use in an electric vehicle. Batteries have great potential for reuse in stationary energy storage systems. In addition, by reducing the cost of energy storage, they can help to integrate more renewable energy sources into the network.

Lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles, which are usually designed for a decade (8 years or mileage up to 160,000 km). But even after 10 years of operation in electric vehicles, batteries can be reused in markets that require stationary energy storage with 100-300 cycles per year. Alternative re-use is mass utilization, which is possible in most of the regions in accordance with the rules of occupational health and safety, or disposal, which may make sense for battery manufacturers who want to get valuable metals, such as cobalt and Nickel, and which can achieve competitive costs for processing. Continue reading

Plug-in-hybrids — "enabling technology" for the transition to electric vehicles
Many consider plug-in hybrids to be a transitional stage between cars with internal combustion engines and fully electric cars, but automakers are bringing new plug-in hybrid models to the market,…

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What can France tell the world about selling electric cars?
France plans to ban fossil-fuel-powered cars by 2040, and Paris has said it will ban them by 2030. However, only 2% of all cars sold in France in 2018 were…

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How to make the transition to electric vehicles simple and convenient for consumers
As the demand for electric vehicles begins to go beyond the usual forecasts, the transition from petrol and diesel vehicles to electric vehicles should become easier and more convenient for…

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The reality of Chinese electric cars may surprise you
China is the world's largest market for electric vehicles. As the Chinese government continues to insist on expanding electric mobility, its impact on the global vehicle market cannot be overstated.…

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