02 Dec 18
Easy way to make money

How to start a successful business? Hopefully, you will sell your business one day and retire rich. – Reality check. Only about 1 out of 10 businesses are ever sold. – But, even if you sell your business one day, build it as if you would own it forever. Many businesses are started out of […]

27 Nov 18
Market Research Reports

“The Latest Research Report Industrial Plugs and Sockets Market – Global Industry Trend Analysis 2013 to 2017 and Forecast 2018 – 2028 provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. –” Consolidations in electrical equipment manufacturing are expected to lead the industrial plugs and sockets market to […]

19 Nov 18
Market Research Reports

The Latest Research Report Industrial Plugs and Sockets Market – Global Industry Trend Analysis 2013 to 2017 and Forecast 2018 – 2028 provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. – Consolidations in electrical equipment manufacturing are expected to lead the industrial plugs and sockets market to […]

18 Nov 18
Knycx Journeying

To be honest, Belgium was never under the spotlight of my travel radar. My brief visit included the Comic Book Route, the Grand Place, Manneken Pis, waffles, chocolates, and lots of heritage sites – and I had a new found interest of Belgium!

16 Nov 18
Automotive World

Ordering is now open for the New Renault Master Z.E., the all-electric version of the largest Renault Pro+ LCV priced from £45,700 excluding VAT (after the Government PiVG)

14 Nov 18
After years of speculation, Tesla finally confirmed today that Model 3 is getting a CCS Combo 2 plug in Europe and an adapter is coming for Model S and Model X. With growing third-party fast-charging infrastructure in Europe, electric vehicle owners are starting to have many options. Tesla owners have access to those networks on top of Tesla’s own Supercharger networks, but they had to use an expensive CHAdeMO adapter, which has its own limitations and isn’t yet compatible with Model 3. In order to give buyers access to those networks, Tesla had been rumored to be considering adding a CCS connector, which is the standard used for fast-charging at most of the new stations, on the Model 3 for the European market. We reported last week on a new Tesla Model 3 with a different plug being spotted ahead of the European launch. Today, Tesla confirmed that the Model 3 sold for the European market will come with a CCS Combo 2 charge port and released official renderings. Tesla Model 3 CCS Charge Port Furthermore, Tesla said that they will start retrofitting European Supercharger stations with “dual charge cables” to both support the existing connector and CCS standard. A spokesperson sent us the following statement: “While Tesla owners already have access to the most convenient and reliable charging solutions available between home charging, Supercharging and Destination Charging, we want to expand their ability to charge at third party fast chargers. In advance of Model 3 rollout in Europe, we will be retrofitting our existing Superchargers with dual charge cables to enable Model 3 which will come with a CCS Combo 2 charge port, to use the Tesla Supercharger network. Model S and Model X customers will continue to have full access to the network and a CCS Combo 2 adapter will soon be available to purchase, if desired.” The automaker didn’t offer a timeline on the availability of the adapter for Model S and Model X. Electrek’s Take Well finally. I don’t know why Tesla took so much time to confirm this. We have been asking for months about what kind of connector they plan to use for Model 3 in Europe and they are just now confirming it as they start unveiling the first display fleet in the market this week. I can’t imagine it was a last-minute decision like that. There are a few interesting and surprising things about this announcement. For example, Tesla’s current plug in Europe is based on the Type 2 Mennekes connector, which is basically identical to the top half of the CCS Combo 2 plug. You would think that they would be able to plug the current Supercharger connector to the top half and charge, but it’s apparently not the case since they are talking about adding another cable at the stations. Now it will also be interesting to see what kind of charge rates the Model 3 will be able to get at the CCS stations with a 150+ kW capacity. I would assume that it would be capped at the same 120 kW rate as it currently is when charged at Tesla’s own Superchargers. Also, I hope Tesla will also offer a US version of the adapter so that Model S, Model X, and MOdel 3 owners in North America can use it. While charging networks in Europe have been growing faster, we are starting to some decent deployment of fast-charging stations with the standard in North America too. But either way, this is a good news. Model 3 owners in Europe will be able to take advantage of growing networks like Ionity, which is being financed by BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen, amongst others. It should also end any debate about charging standards at some point. With Model 3 quickly becoming the most popular electric vehicle in the world, its charging connector is going to have an important impact on the debate. I wouldn’t be surprised if Tesla eventually ends up using the standard for every market, like most other automakers, and all charging stations adopt it.
11 Nov 18

Vandaag op de kop af honderd jaar geleden dat de Eerste Wereldoorlog eindigde. Gisteren nog oude beelden op tv van soldaten die elkaar om de hals vliegen als goede vrienden. Vijf minuten daarvoor zouden ze elkaar met graagte een kogel door het hoofd jagen. De absurditeit van oorlog voeren ten voeten uit. Het gevecht van […]

07 Nov 18
A Tesla Model 3 with a different plug, likely a Type 2 Mennekes, has been spotted at Tesla’s automation group in Germany ahead of the official European launch. In Europe, Tesla uses a different plug than it does in North America. For Model S and Model X built in California for the European market, Tesla installs a Type 2 Mennekes connector, which is also the standard connector for the handles of European Superchargers and Destination chargers. There’s been some speculation about Tesla moving to a CCS plug for the Model 3 since it’s becoming the preferred standard for fast-charging in Europe. Tesla brought a Model 3 to Paris for a European motor show debut last month, but it was an America version of the vehicle with Tesla’s proprietary North American plug. Now, a Model 3 was spotted at Tesla Grohmann, the automaker’s automation division in Germany, with a different plug (pictures via Detlef Knobloch): Electrek’s Take While we can’t confirm for a fact that the plug is a Type 2 from the picture, it is clearly not Tesla’s standard American plug and therefore, it’s a different connector never before seen on a Model 3 before.. The form of the handle and the position of the connector is clearly different and it resembles a Type 2 handle. We were able to confirm that the pictures were taken at Tesla Grohmann near Prum in Germany. The fact that it appears to be using a regular Tesla Wall Connector for employees at the Grohmann offices is also a good indicator that it’s indeed a Type 2 charger. We are most likely looking at a European Model 3 engineering car. It looks like this kills the little hope that some had of the European Model 3 having a CCS plug, but there’s still hope for some adapters. At least, it shows that Tesla is getting ready to launch the vehicle in Europe. During the latest earnings call, Musk commented about the timeline of the release of the Model 3 on the old continent. He said that Tesla plans to open the order book to reservation holders by the end of the year. Musk added that they plan to build a significant batch of Model 3 vehicles for Europe in January and he expects deliveries in February and March: “We expect to start producing a significant volume for Europe in January, and obviously take some time to ship. So deliveries, probably if we finish the deliveries in Europe kind of in the late February, March timeframe.” Musk added that right-hand drive markets, like the UK and Australia, can expect the car in “Mid 2019.” Asia-Pacific (APAC) can expect the car closer to the main European timeline.
06 Nov 18

  Global Industrial Plugs & Sockets Market by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023 (I-BusinessNews.Com, November 06, 2018 ) Global Industrial Plugs & Sockets Market report focus on detailed geographical coverage; providing regional and country wise data in terms of market share, sales, growth and forecast with other key aspects like Sales Channel, […]

16 May 10

Until recently, it would have been unthinkable to associate Uwe Boll with the idea of social activist. This is the same man who has caused people so much pain and with his movies, ranging from bad to ridiculously bad to “You cannot unsee what you have seen” bad. The German director who has caused so […]

01 Oct 18
Analytical Research Cognizance - Blog

Global EV Charging Port Equipment market has announced the addition of the “EV Charging Port Equipment Market” by company, by country, and by application/type for the competitive landscape analysis. According to the latest report on the global EV Charging Port Equipment market, the EV Charging Port Equipment market is showcasing positive results in […]

30 Sep 18
Vehicle Traveller

Jaguar I-Pace test: does driving style make a big difference to electric range? Jag’s keen handling makes it difficult to drive conservatively We find out whether how far an electric car can travel on a full charge is really dictated by driving style, with the help of a brace of new Jaguar EVs It’s […]

25 Sep 18
The Tesla Model 3 is taking over North America as it not only dominates electric vehicle sales, but it is also leading its segment against gas-powered cars. Now Tesla is preparing to expand to Europe with the Model 3 and in order to do that, it is starting to produce a few European Model 3 vehicles. European and North American vehicles are mostly the same. The main difference is the charge port. In the US, Tesla uses its proprietary plug, while in Europe, the automaker uses a modified version of the standard Mennekes Type 2 plug. There are also smaller differences to pass the European homologation process and those changes add up to make significant enough production changes that Tesla delayed the European launch until they have things figured out in North America first. But there’s now evidence that Tesla is preparing production for a European launch of the Model 3. A few weeks ago, Tesla registered the first Model 3 VINs for the European market and this week, the automaker did another batch: #Tesla registered 7 new European #Model3 VINs (116264-116270). 4 AWD and 3 RWD. — Model 3 VINs (@Model3VINs) September 24, 2018 The two batches hint at Tesla testing European Model 3 production ahead of the expansion of the vehicle in the market. A few months ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the Model 3 international expansion is pushed to early and mid 2019. That’s still a few months away, but Tesla could use the cars for the homologation process or some safety test with European authorities. Those cars actually wouldn’t be the first Model 3 vehicles in Europe. Early Model 3’s were spotted in Europe as soon as September 2017 – just months after low volume production started and the automaker delivered a few cars to employees. We suspected that a few early vehicles were purchased by European automakers to benchmark and reverse-engineer, which was later confirmed by a German engineering firm. Tesla employees were also spotted with their own Model 3 in Germany and they reportedly had a charging adapter for the US plug. In early 2018, we also started seeing Model 3 vehicles showing up for sale in Europe on the gray market as importers started raiding the used market in the US to get the popular vehicles on the old continent. Electrek’s Take The European launch has seen delays due to the slower than anticipated Model 3 production ramp up, but it looks like things are finally lining up for it. The good news is that it is hitting the continent with a much higher production capacity, which means that the wait shouldn’t be too long once the first vehicles start to be delivered. But there are also some questions about the European launch. For example, early Model 3 Performance buyers in North America were able to benefit from free unlimited Supercharging through the referral program, but Tesla has now ended the incentive (aside for inventory vehicles during the last week of the quarter). It would only be fair for them to bring it back for the initial launch in Europe. What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.