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Announcement – JET Charge series B funding round
14 February 2022

Announcement – JET Charge series B funding round

The JET Charge team once again have delivered big with a successful completion of their Series B funding round – rasing $25.5 Million. This wouldn’t have been possible without all the hard work, passion and dedication for the whole JET Charge team and amazing partners! Read the press release for all the details below.
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Should you leave your EV plugged in while isolating?
8 April 2020

Should you leave your EV plugged in while isolating?

It’s an uncertain time and many EV owners aren’t driving as much as they usually would. We’ve collected the most important information on when, how, and if you should charge while isolating at home.

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New battery chemistry rumoured for Chinese Model 3 — a cobalt killer?
4 March 2020

New battery chemistry rumoured for Chinese Model 3 — a cobalt killer?

Tesla is in talks with Chinese battery-maker CATL to use lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries in their Shanghai-made EVs, Reuters reports. But what is LFP? Are we finally looking at a cobalt free, affordable future for EV batteries?

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Battery prices are down and falling | Bloomberg report
4 December 2019

Battery prices are down and falling | Bloomberg report

Bloomberg are back at it with the 2019 Battery Price Survey and they’ve found what we all expected: EV batteries are getting cheaper every year and will continue to do so over the 2020s. Check out the reasons, the tech, and the implications on JET Charge Journal.

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VW battery production on the way
24 September 2019

VW battery production on the way

Tesla aren’t the only automaker with plans to make their own EV batteries. Volkswagen Group have begun pilot production at their cell production facility in Salzgitter this week. The plant is expected to begin full-scale production by 2024, providing the batteries needed for VW’s company-wide transition away from combustion.

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How far away is the $100 per kWh EV battery?
17 September 2019

How far away is the $100 per kWh EV battery?

What will it take for widespread, world-changing electric vehicle adoption? With batteries making up a huge percentage of EVs’ total cost, the $100 per kWh figure has emerged as the key measure to bring prices on par with combustion. With recent reports suggesting it might be closer than ever, we take a look at battery production and the significance of the milestone.

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Are swappable EV batteries really a dead end?
15 August 2019

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
6 August 2019

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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Chasing the perfect electric vehicle battery
12 July 2019

Chasing the perfect electric vehicle battery

Falling EV battery prices are a key factor in their growing popularity worldwide, but what goes into that cost? Is the dollar value all we should be looking at? Today on the JET Charge blog we examine the web of factors that go into battery tech, how they’re affecting the price and the performance of EVs today, and what’s next as li-ion technology is perfected and eclipsed.

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