Should you buy an electric vehicle?

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In 2017, for the first time, new EV sales passed one million units globally. What is more spectacular is that they are expected to exceed two million by the end of this year. By 2020, EV producers could double that number and reach 4.5 million. According to McKinsey, these numbers represent about 5 percent of the global light-vehicle market and are expected to reach nearly 35 percent by 2030.

This means that in less than 15 years from now, every third car ...

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Choosing an EV: Why and how?

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The EV market has grown tremendously in the last couple of years. Almost all car makers are flooding what was once the sole domain of Tesla. Consumers now have more choice than ever, and yet that makes it harder for us to pick the right one. Or are they all fine? Let’s see!

Although the basic function of most cars is pretty much the same, people still have different needs. Maybe you want a small ...

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Why are EVs not replacing conventional cars?

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European countries accounted for 215 thousand electric car sales in 2016. Solely the Netherlands accounted for 6% market share (EVs and hybrids) in 2016, according to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). China has proven its leadership in EVs once again. It surpassed all other nations in the world with a growth of 69% of the newly registered EVs in 2016. In the USA, 2017 was literally the year of the electric vehicle. Yet, something seems a little too slow ...

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Silicon valley’s revolution in the trucking industry

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If you still think that the efforts of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are focused solely on the IT industry, you are way behind the current trend. The sky is the limit is literally where the Valley is going. And while it aims to break into space, the roads on Earth are still a hot topic. Today, however, we talk less about passenger vehicles and more about trucking.

It seems like all efforts towards transforming the trucking industry involve the introduction of self-driving ...

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Tesla’s New P100D Battery

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There is it one more time. An announcement for a new development from Elon Musk and Tesla Motors. We should be already used to these, but somehow the news keeps surprising us. A month ago, the CEO of the Silicon Valley upstart unveiled a new, more powerful battery pack that will boost performance in Tesla’s electric vehicles.

With the new battery, the Model S P100D classifies as the third fastest accelerating car ever produced. Only LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder have ...

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BEV vs ICE: The Costs

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Electric vehicles are probably one of the most discussed auto-related topics of the past year. Considering the increasing success of Tesla Motors, and the emergence of new concepts such as Faraday Future, we can say that this is just the beginning. But emotions aside, could we evaluate how much more feasible it is to rely on an EV when it comes to cost?

 

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have numerous advantages over vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICE), there ...

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Is Faraday Future a Threat to Tesla?

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If Back to the Future was a movie coming out this year rather than in the 1980s, what could substitute the hoverboard today? Not literally, of course! After all, hoverboards are inimitable! But still, what is the innovation that has sparked both excitement and suspicion in present days? Something that used to seem so far away and is yet so close? The first big thing that comes to my mind is electric vehicles (followed by self-driving cars, which is totally ...

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Toyota Tesla 2012 EV Collaboration

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In the summer of 2011, Toyota Motor Corporation announced its plans for a partnership with the newest automaker in the world, Tesla Motors. Almost four years later, the partnership has ceased, but the efforts toward sustainability continue with full speed.

In 2011, Toyota and Tesla joined forces to develop Toyota’s first electric vehicle. The news did not come as a surprise since Toyota acquired a 3 percent stake in the Silicon Valley upstart a year earlier, which many considered a sign ...

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