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Which electric cars can charge 3-phase?

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What does three-phase charging mean and which electric cars can charge 3-phase? We go through what three-phase charging means and what cars can charge on a 3-phase, as well as whether a 3-phase charging station is necessary at home.

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University of California: Fast charging damages batteries of electric cars

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Engineers at the University of California (UC), Riverside, stated in a recent study that commercial fast-charging stations expose e-car batteries to high temperatures and high resistance, which can cause them to break, leak and lose their storage capacity. To prevent this from happening, the researchers have developed...

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Electric Vehicle Index: Europe is becoming the hotspot of electric mobility

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Europe is becoming the hotspot of electromobility: sales of battery electric cars and plug-in hybrids will rise by 44 per cent in 2019 compared to the previous year to more than 600,000 vehicles. This makes Europe's development stand out worldwide. In China, e-car sales rose by only 3 per cent to 1.2 million, while in the USA the market shrank by as much as 12 per cent compared to the previous year to a good 300,000 cars. A total of 2.3 million e-cars were sold worldwide in 2019, 9 per cent more than in 2018.Thanks to the sustained momentum, Europe...

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Opel boss Lohscheller: "This must now be done quickly with the expansion of the charging infrastructure

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Michael Lohscheller, head of Opel, a car manufacturer belonging to the French PSA group, explained in an interview with the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper how he has brought Opel back into the black after almost two decades of losses, what role electric cars will play in the future of the manufacturer and what the idea of a purely electric Manta looks like.

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Skoda Citigo-e iV too popular in Poland to be bought?

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At the end of February, the Marketing Director of Skoda Polska Tomasz Pyzałka surprised the Polish trade press with a press release. "Skoda Citigo-e iV met with approval on the Polish market, which resulted in a large number of purchase orders. At the same time, the manufacturer has limited the availability of batterie...

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