Are swappable EV batteries really a dead end?

Are swappable EV batteries really a dead end?

Removing the battery from an electric vehicle and replacing it in a matter of minutes? Crazy. Swappable batteries have long been ridiculed by EV automakers, but they might have found a home in the wider world of e-mobility. Today on the JET Charge blog we’re asking what this tech really is, what it promises, and where it fits in an electric future.

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Volvo using blockchain in mission for conflict-free cobalt

Volvo using blockchain in mission for conflict-free cobalt

Swedish automaker Volvo are using blockchain to help establish “full transparency and traceability” in their cobalt supply. After a long history of child exploitation and conflict mining history of the rare metal, this is a step in the right direction for EV automakers and future tech. But is it enough?

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Aussie renewable installs reach all-time high

Aussie renewable installs reach all-time high

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator has released their annual renewables report, confirming the nation’s highest ever installations and the world’s greatest per-capita capacity increase. We look through the highlights, what they’re neglecting to mention, and what this means for Aussie EVs today on the JET Charge blog.

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Coming up short: the Wall Street war for TSLA

Coming up short: the Wall Street war for TSLA

No, you didn’t misread the title, and we didn’t misspell it. US automaker Tesla is known by most as a trendsetting electric automaker, but for Wall Street investors their publicly traded stock — listed under the TSLA ticker — is the battlefield of a long-fought war between pro- and anti-Tesla investors. We dig through the rubble to see who’s winning in the wake of an explosive Q2 earnings call from TSLA.

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Electric utes pt. III: train-pulling torque

Electric utes pt. III: train-pulling torque

It wasn’t long ago that electric utes seemed like a pipe-dream. Tradies laughed at the idea, the coalition government taunted that EVs will “end the weekend”, and towing was nowhere to be seen. Those days are over. Today on the JET Charge blog we’re looking at the latest e-utes promised for our shores and asking what the future holds for an Aussie icon.

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