Autopilot & Full Self-Driving: what Tesla Autonomous driving systems include
Since 2014, Tesla has been selling its electric cars with an Autonomous driving system that uses a variety of cameras, radars, and ultrasonic sensors located around the car. The system…

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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…

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Electric cars will not save the planet without renewable energy
Several countries, including France, Norway and the UK, are planning to abandon fossil-fuel-powered cars by 2040-50 to reduce air pollution and combat climate change. The idea is to replace cars…

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Head of Volkswagen advanced technology Center: “our batteries prolong the life of the car»

Frank bloom explains in an interview how batteries change a car, what drivers need to know about charging their electric cars, and what advances can be expected in the next generations of battery technology.

Many people face uncertainty when they buy an electric car. Can they be sure the batteries will work?
Yes, certainly. For our new electric models we have created batteries at affordable prices, which have enough capacity to store energy to provide a power reserve on a single charge up to 550 km. Previously, battery modules were distributed in different places of the car, but now the battery is compactly located between the axles in the bottom of the body. This means that we have a Central point of energy distribution. This is one of the great advantages of our new MEB electric platform. Continue reading

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 years. Volkswagen ID.3 is an electric car that costs exactly the same as the equivalent Golf TDI. In addition, buyers can apply for a government grant, and operating costs for an electric vehicle are lower. This is due to the fact that electricity costs less than gasoline and diesel, a lower tax is charged, and the maintenance and maintenance costs are only about a third of the costs of cars with conventional transmissions. When you look at the total cost of ownership, electric cars are a bargain for a large number of people. 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…

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Moderate skepticism: electric cars are definitely not more harmful than diesel cars
Electric cars pollute the environment by 11-28% more than comparable diesel cars. Such a loud statement was made a month ago by a group of German scientists, which attracted a…

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Retail is dead: why Tesla will get more profit by closing stores
Elon Musk recently announced that Tesla will close 10-30% of retail stores with low efficiency and completely change its sales strategy. Some shareholders of the company have already expressed their…

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