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 Ukraine and EcoDrive, aroused the interest of future users of electric vehicles. Compact portable charging stations with stationary power quickly gained popularity in Ukraine.
Charging infrastructure of Ukraine
In the absence of charging infrastructure, the first electric vehicles developed it for themselves and other users. For example, for the equipment of three places of charging (home, work, cottage) you will need 3 stationary charging cost about €800 each and a cable to connect to them cost €200-250, respectively, the total cost of the charging equipment will be €2400-2800. 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