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…

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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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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…

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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

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

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 lot of media attention in Germany.
However, their “research” was quickly refuted by real experts and qualified as unscientific.

It all started when Hans-Werner Sinn published an article (in German) on CO2 emissions from different energy sources. In the press release accompanying the article, which was included in the media, it was indicated that “electric cars are not a panacea for climate protection”, and the meaning of the article itself was that electric cars are more harmful than diesel analogues. 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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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,…

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Depreciation of electric cars is happening faster than anticipated: in 2022 electric cars will become cheaper than internal combustion engine cars
Every year BloombergNEF analyzes the cost of buying an electric car in all major parameters and compares it with the cost of a car with an internal combustion engine of…

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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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