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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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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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…

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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

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…

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Buy or not buy electric cars after commercial use
New electric cars, though falling in price faster than expected, but still remain quite expensive. Therefore, for the Ukrainian buyer, the alternative is the purchase of electric vehicles with mileage,…

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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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Six reasons why you should rent an electric car
Electric cars are rapidly and successfully becoming part of the automotive industry — in 2018, almost 400,000 electrified cars (clean electric cars and plug-in hybrids) were registered in Europe, and…

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