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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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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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

World automakers see China as their launching pad for electric vehicles

This week, some of the world’s largest automobile companies presented their flagship electric vehicles at the Shanghai motor show. Many of these electric cars will only be available in China, where there are government subsidies and policies in favor of electric cars. As the world’s largest car market and manufacturing center, China is becoming the center of electric car development.

On Tuesday, Audi introduced its electric sports crossover Q2L e-tron, which will be produced in the southern city of Foshan and is available only in the domestic market of China. The luxury German brand also launched an electric model for China, presenting it in San Francisco last year as the first production electric model. E-tron will also be produced in China starting from 2020. Continue reading

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 the history of chargers and their cost
The charging station (portable or stationary), prior to the approval of the electric vehicle standards, was part of the inverter (so-called on-Board charger) of the electric vehicle. The decision to take part of the electronics outside the electric car was not accidental. The charging station is paired with the car’s Inverter at all stages of its charging. The quality of the charging process depends on the correctness of the charging station. Continue reading

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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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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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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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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