News about e-mobility in the smart home and city! — Tesla

Tesla opens bidirectional loading - hardware already installed

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Applications and electric cars for Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) are not yet available to the end customer. But there are already projects that want to make bidirectional charging even easier. In addition to corresponding test projects by Nissan or VW, for example, there seems to be no series solution on the market at least. 

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How the ultrasonic fast charging of electric cars could go on

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How the ultrasonic fast charging of electric cars could go on

Several companies have already built lithium-ion batteries that can be fully charged in a few minutes - but only on a laboratory scale. Their next goal is, therefore, to bring the pilot batteries into electric cars as standard equipment. Wired magazine has summarized the current state of research and development from a...

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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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