Boosted boards: You can still buy them, but here’s what you need to know first

Boosted Boards was one of the leaders of the booming electric skateboards market. The company launched successful boards like the Boosted Mini X and Boosted Board 2.0, as well as the Boosted Rev electric scooter. Despite the initial success and all the hype around, Boosted Boards shocked its fans and customers when it went out …

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Tesla Short Shorts: Where to get them and what’s the fuss about?

Everything Elon Musk does becomes news. Sometimes it’s dead serious, others… not so much. The Tesla Short Shorts are definitely one of the wackier things Tesla has done at Musk’s behest. But what are they? And where can you still get Tesla Short Shorts? Also read: 10 of the fastest electric cars ever made: UItimate power …

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What is MPGe?

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When you’re shopping around for a new hybrid or electric car, you’ll likely come across the acronym “MPGe”. An abbreviation for “miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent”, MPGe is an energy efficiency metric introduced in 2010 by the Environmental Protection Agency to compare the amount of energy consumed by vehicles powered by alternative fuel to gas-powered …

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How do lithium-ion batteries work?

The lithium-ion batteries found in EVs, smartphones, headphones, and many other gadgets use a reversible chemical reaction to circulate electrons and generate electrical energy. Lithium-ion batteries are present in most of your high-tech rechargeable devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, speakers, headphones, etc. They play a central role in the modern mobile culture as they …

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Regenerative braking explained: What is it and how does it work?

If you’re interested in buying a hybrid or electric car, the term “regenerative braking” may not be new to you. But what exactly is regenerative braking and what are its benefits? Here’s everything you need to know about regenerative braking. Regenerative braking systems are commonly seen on many modern cars, but they aren’t limited to …

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10 alternatives to lithium-ion batteries: Which new tech will power the future?

Lithium-ion batteries have taken over the world. Tesla has bet big on them and built a Gigafactory that is now knocking out Tesla car batteries, as well as Powerwall and Powerpacks for homes and business. many other manufacturers are working on their own supply chains of lithium-ion batteries. But battery tech is cutting-edge. We are …

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15 essential facts and figures about the Tesla Gigafactory

The futuristic Tesla Gigafactory could literally power the world. It’s just that important. With patience, guile and no shortage of skill, Elon Musk has annexed the world energy industry with an ever-improving line of batteries. This factory was never about cars. It was always bigger than that. Now Tesla has the Powerwall and the purchase …

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