EV owners in Japan to register as disaster volunteers

A programme to register EV owners able to supply emergency electricity to evacuation centres in the event of disaster has been unveiled in Chiba prefecture. This adds to a growing number of such initiatives in Japan, including those in Tottori and Tochigi prefectures, and bespoke programmes launched by major car manufacturers in individual towns. In this article, we explore Chiba’s disaster preparations and the role of these EV owners.

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EV owners in Japan to register as disaster volunteers

Nissan Ariya B6 limited vs Tesla Model 3 Performance; which has better energy efficiency?

As exhibitors at the Tesla Super Summit 2022 in Nagoya on May 14th, we drove our two demonstration cars, a Nissan Ariya and Tesla Model 3, to the venue. We compared their energy efficiency over the 350km journey and found that the Ariya SUV had a superior 6.6km/kWh to the Model 3’s 5.8km/kWh, despite its disadvantages in both weight and aerodynamics.

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Nissan Ariya B6 limited vs Tesla Model 3 Performance; which has better energy efficiency?

Europe gets a “charge” from Chinese EVs

NIO, Xpeng, BYD, MG, MAXUS, LYNK & CO, AIWAYS, GWM and Hongqi represent a handful of Chinese brands that have “charged” into the European battleground for EVs. Each has adopted its own unique approach to tackling the local market with the intention of expanding to additional developed markets in other parts of the world including ultimately the U.S.

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Europe gets a “charge” from Chinese EVs