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The 4 Standardized EV Charging Modes Explained

Electric vehicles (EV) are getting new standards gradually as their applications increase dramatically worldwide. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has standardized the charging modes for electric vehicles, defining four distinct modes. The standard is termed IEC 61851.  The IEC has previously standardized several other aspects of EV charging and operating. For instance, the...

EV Lease Costs Go Down in France and Germany

Here’s good news for electric car lovers in Germany and France. You can now get a brand-new electric vehicle at an unbelievable rate. Pay less than the typical cost of a mobile phone contract and drive your dream car. In some cases, you don’t even have to pay at all. All thanks to the newly generous subsidies. The virtual showrooms in France and Germany have flooded with car-buyers. All this start...

Continental Develops Special Tires for EVs

Ideally, the tires for electric and hybrid vehicles should have minimum weight with the larger weight capacity. At the same time, they have to retain their safe handling features.  They should also have the common characteristics of a good tire, such as safety on wet roads, less braking distance, and low resistance. The right tires will allow precise steering and maximum mileage, especially f...

Free Renault’s for everyone in a French town

French multinational automobile manufacturer Groupe Renault gifted free electric cars to the whole town of Appy in France.  The residents of this small town can get Renault Zoe on a free three-year lease. The company aims to prove that electric vehicles are as practical for rural drivers as for city inhabitants.  All the owners have to do is share their experiences of the EV ownership with Re...

The Future of Charging: Bidirectional V2G

Are you eco-conscious and want to live a greener lifestyle? Do you own an EV to reduce the impact of carbon emission on our planet? Are you interested in making the most out of your EV and using it for other purposes? If yes, then there is a chance that you might have heard about bidirectional chargers. Whether you know about them or not, we will explain this new technology in great detail in the ...

Hydrogen: Not The Future Of Electric Cars

Ever noticed how vehicles have played their part in converting our shared air into a gigantic trash bin? Undoubtedly, each one of us wants to live in a greener environment and breathe pure air free of toxins. One solution to this global problem is the idea of zero-emission cars, where two technologies have gained the spotlight: battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and hydrogen cars. For decades expert...

These StartUps are going to Challenge Tesla

Electric vehicles appeared as a revolutionary technology in the automotive industry. With passing years they have gained popularity worldwide due to their efficiency, high speed, and zero-emission feature. One of the names among the top-rated electric vehicle manufacturers (and the first one) is Tesla. With a market capitalization of $107 billion in January 2020, it stands second behind Toyota, am...

Importance of State-backed Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles

It is an accepted fact that making any technological innovation successful requires the government’s strong support and backup. That’s specifically valid for the survival and development of electric vehicles. Recently, the Volvo cars’ CEO, Håkan Samuelsson, emphasized the importance of state-backed charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. According to him, plug-in hybrid is now a well-known ...

Fast-charging can Damage Electric Car Battery in just 25 Cycles

Researchers have discovered that fast charging your electric batteries can damage them and reduce their capacity. Engineers from the University of California, Riverside carried out experiments on batteries used in popular electric vehicles. And their findings showed that fast charging at commercial stations can cause harm to electric batteries after about 25 charges. The damage to the batteries is...

Tesla Aiming For New Milestone Of Two Million Cars

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, posted the picture of a red Model Y on his Twitter along with his team, announcing the one-millionth car on March 9th, it took the company only 12 years to reach the mark since it produced its first car back in 2008. However, with the rising demand in electric cars all over the world, it is expected Tesla will reach the two million mark much sooner. For example, a recent e...

Europe’s EV Production and Sales Set to Overtake China after the U.S.

In 2013, the number of electric cars produced in Europe came to around 0.11 million units. Just five years later, the figure increased to about 1.24 million units and accounted for about a quarter of the world’s production. The U.S., in comparison, held a share of 22%.  With numbers like those, it’s pretty apparent that Europe’s electric vehicle market is all set to overtake China, after the ...

Why Car Manufacturers in Europe are Determined to Sell Electric Cars

Even though Europe is the second biggest market for electric cars after China, ahead of North America, but for many car manufacturers, they are still not selling enough electric cars. This is mostly because of Europe’s ambitious goal to become net neutral on carbon emissions by 2050.   As a result, car manufacturers are facing immense pressure to increase their electric car sales. Otherwise,...