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Best Tour De France Bikes
The 107th Tour de France got rolling in Nice on August 29 and finished in Paris on Sunday. One hundred seventy-six riders started, and 146 completed. Best Tour De France: Short Summary The 21-year-old Slovenian Tadej Pogačar won the three-week race after dramatically snatching the leader's yellow jersey from compatriot Primož Roglič on Saturday's penultimate stage, an hourlong time trial with a demanding summit finish. With the racing done, we again ranked each of the 22 teams' bikes, based on design, build, and, most important, looks. Many weigh just 15 pounds but will put you back $10,000 or more. While it was one of the finest, and most challenging, Tours in the race's 107-year history - with a record 190,000 feet of vertical gain - all along the 22 teams were building, servicing, and washing hundreds of bikes to keep the riders going to Paris. The Tour De France Bikes Are: As in the past two Tours, we checked in on who was riding what. At this level of the sport, each rider has at least three bikes in his quiver: a superfast aero bike for the flatter stages, an ultralight climber for the mountains, and a slippery whip for the time trial. We omitted TT bikes and looked at either the aero or climbing bike, depending on which we thought more list-worthy. These carbon-fiber machines weigh 15 pounds and cost $10,000. Best Tour De France Bike: CCC/Giant CCC's Giant TCR Advanced SL may be a lightweight climber, but it isn't visually stimulating. All-black bikes are a trend that started a decade ago, but these days feel dated. They don't fare well in this ranking and never have. And though we love gum wall tires, oversized wheel lettering is gaudy. At least the CCC orange pops! Dura-Ace and a Garmin Edge make this a high-end performance machine. It just needs a visual makeover. Surprisingly, the star-studded CCC squad didn't win a single stage this Tour. Recommended:  Urban Mobility: Friendliest Bike Cities Worldwide Best Tour De France Bike: Groupama-FDJ/Lapierre Groupama-FDJ's Lapierre Xelius SL is a modern climbing machine with classic good looks that fails to spark the imagination. It has exciting aero shapes and a compact rear triangle for added stiffness, and you can't go wrong with Dura-Ace Di2, disc brakes, and a Garmin Edge computer/power meter. Yet even the bike of Thibaut Pinot "Noir" could do with a little flair. Unfortunately, the team didn't win a stage this Tour or place anyone high up in the final general classification, with Pinot having imploded midrace. Best Tour De France Bike: Cofidis/De Rosa Cofidis rides De Rosa bicycles, and while we're sure they ride wonderfully, they look like a lot of the other bikes in the bunch in nearly all-black livery. De Rosa is a classic Italian brand, so it only fits the Cofidis Tour bikes roll with electronic Campagnolo components. The lightweight De Rosa Merak might please the minimalists but will leave others wanting. At least its heart is red. Cofidis riders couldn't pull off a stage win this year, though Guillaume Martin, pictured above, did finish 11th overall. Recommended:  Electric Bike Buying Guide For Starters And Professionals Best Tour De France Bike: Team B&B Hotels/KTM Team B&B Hotels' KTM Revelator Alto, with a mix of Shimano and FSA components, features a teal fork and pops of white and orange that somehow work visually. The DT Swiss wheels complement without dominating the look. New kid on the block KTM is making its debut appearance at the Tour in style. The team didn't win a stage but was active in several breakaways. It's a start. {youtube}                                                                           Bikes of the 2020 Tour de France Best Tour De France Bike: Bora-Hansgrohe/Specialized Bora-Hansgrohe's Specialized Tarmac is probably the fastest bike at the Tour — raced by three-time world champ Peter Sagan — but looks-wise, it's lagging a bit behind the pack. Pops of white and green add much-needed color, but if results are all you care about, a shiny Tarmac with deep-profile hoops, disc brakes, and Di2 gets the job done. Bora's Lennard Kämna won a stage this Tour, and Sagan was in the hunt for an eighth green jersey to Paris. Bora-Hansgrohe Manufacturer: Specialized Standard model: Tarmac Disc brake model Best Tour De France Bike: Deceuninck-Quick Step/Specialized Julian Alaphilippe scored a dramatic victory on the second day of the Tour de France, giving Deceuninck-Quick Step one of its three-stage wins. He did it on his Specialized Tarmac SL7, and, famously, he did it on clincher tires. The bike is fast, but it's also underwhelming-looking, so it sits lower down in this ranking. Best Tour De France Bike: Israel Start-Up Nation/Factor Israel Start-Up Nation's Factor O2 Vam is a superlight climbing bike built for going uphill as fast as possible. With its brushed blue lettering, even its glossy paint job looks fast. In pursuit of free speed, it's built up with minimalist Black Inc. wheels, electronic Dura-Ace, and oversized Ceramic Speed pulley wheels. Israel Start-Up Nation didn't win a stage this Tour or place anyone high in the overall. Best Tour De France Bike: Trek-Segafredo Trek-Segafredo's Émonda SLR is one of the lightest and fastest climbing bikes in the peloton, but it doesn't wow us aesthetically. Yet the aero climber is sleek and race-proven, and the way Tour team leader Richie Porte stormed onto the podium in Paris, it's got legit street cred. P.S. The color of your handlebar tape should always match the color of your saddle. It's just a fact. Best Tour De France Bike: NTT/BMC NTT's BMC Teammachine SLR 01 goes full in on speed with its minimalist aero frameset and cockpit. Unlike many of the mostly black bikes, this one stands more with its red top and distinctive white lettering. A gold-plated chain and deep-profile ENVE wheels complement the look nicely. NTT didn't manage to win a stage this year, with its star sprinter, Giacomo Nizzolo, quitting the race mid-way because of injury. Best Tour De France Bike: Arkea-Samsic/Canyon While Nairo Quintana didn't pull out a stage win for his Arkea-Samsic team, he put in some gutsy riding and showed glimpses of his previous world-class form. His stiff, lightweight Canyon Ultimate CFR climbing bike popped as the only white frameset in the bunch, and it has a classic look with low-profile Dura-Ace wheels and components that help make it a performance powerhouse in the mountains. We also dig that Canyon type. Best Tour De France Bike: Movistar/Canyon Movistar didn't win a stage this Tour but did manage to put Enric Mas in fifth place overall in Paris and beat the best team award. On the flatter stages, riders such as Alejandro Valverde, pictured above, opted for the Canyon Aeroad CF SL, a rig made for cheating the wind and going fast. We've always liked the blue paint job too. Movistar was one of two teams in this year's Tour to ride Chicago-based SRAM components (the other team being Trek-Segafredo). Best Tour De France Bike: Lotto-Soudal/Ridley Lotto-Soudal had a successful Tour with two-stage wins thanks to the rocket sprinter Caleb Ewan, pictured above. In the mountains, he opted for the Belgian brand's lightweight climbing bike, the Ridley Helium SLX, built up with Campagnolo components and wheels. It's a colorful bike, but a little too busy with stickers and lettering. Still, stage wins are stage wins. Best Tour De France Bike: Team UAE-Emirates/Colnago The Tour-winning bike this year, Tadej Pogačar's Colnago V3rs, is an unforgettable ride. Colnago, the famed Italian bike maker, had never won a Tour till this year, but its history was already filled with stars and victories. The V3rs is a classic-looking lightweight racer that carried Pogačar to stunning victories in the high mountains. And clean up he did, taking the white jersey (best young rider), the polka-dot jersey (best climber), the yellow jersey (overall winner), as well as three individual stage wins. His bike's Italian flair is complemented by a Campagnolo groupset and wheels, naturally. Best Tour De France Bike: Team Total Direct Energie/Wilier The glossy admiral blue Wilier Zero SLR ridden by Total Direct Energie was runner-up in last year's ranking and slipped a few spots this time around. It's a fast bike with aero features, but perhaps not everyone will dig the multicolored Ursus wheels. The team couldn't manage a stage win or a high finish in Paris, but it got a lot of TV time thanks to Jérôme Cousin's solo adventures. Best Tour De France Bike: AG2R-La Mondiale/Eddy Merckx Nans Peters, pictured above, saved AG2R-La Mondiale's Tour with a sweet solo breakaway to win stage eight. He did it aboard the understated Eddy Merckx 525, a good-looking ride with a pleasing mix of colors and handsome lettering honoring the GOAT. The lightweight carbon wheels by Mavic and Gumwall tires complement the classic look, not to mention the rim brakes. Best Tour De France Bike: Sunweb/Cervélo Sunweb's Cervélo S5 is all about going fast, and it is perhaps the most aerodynamic frameset in the bunch. The multicolored bike features deep oversize tubing, an aero cockpit and seatpost, and prominent curves around the wheels. In this Tour, Sunweb's Søren Kragh Andersen won two stages, and Marc Hirschi, pictured above, won a stage and the "super combativity" prize for the most aggressive rider. Best Tour De France Bike: Bahrain-McLaren/Merida Bahrain-McLaren's Merida Scultura is a gorgeous lightweight climber that pops with vibrant oranges, reds, and blues. The Scultura has a classic-looking design we like but is also very aerodynamic with smooth rounded tubes. Dura-Ace and Vision wheels complete the package. The team didn't win a stage this Tour, but Mikel Landa finished fourth overall, and Damiano Caruso, pictured above, finished 10th. Best Tour De France Bike: Jumbo-Visma/Bianchi Jumbo-Visma's Bianchi Oltre XR4 won our ranking last year and slipped to fifth this time around. The famed Italian bike maker's celeste frames pop in a sea of black bikes, and there's no shortage of performance features, with its aggressive, deep aero tubes and Dura-Ace carbon wheels. Jumbo-Visma lost the Tour on the penultimate stage but walked away with three stage wins and runner-up on the general classification with Roglič. Best Tour De France Bike: Mitchelton-Scott Team Mitchelton-Scott rides one the most visually exciting bikes in the peloton: the Scott Addict. Its sparkling paint appears to change color in bright sunlight, making it stand out brilliantly in a field of matte-black frames. It's also one of most aero bikes, with slippery tubing, fully integrated cables, minimalist cockpit, and Dura-Ace wheels. The squad didn't win a stage this year, but Adam Yates did lead the race for a few stages. Best Tour De France Bike: Ineos-Grenadiers/Pinarello In one of our previous rankings, Team Sky's all-matte-black Pinarello Dogma came in dead last, oozing dullness. But the crew now known as Ineos-Grenadiers is on our podium with a new-look Dogma F12 in blue, red, and white. Its curvy aero tube shapes have always helped it stand out, and with its updated smart looks, the multiple-Tour-winning bike has never been better. The already fast bike benefits from an electronic Dura-Ace groupset and what appear to be not-sponsor-correct Lightweight wheels. The top team managed only one stage win this year, thanks to Michał Kwiatkowski, and it failed to defend itself overall after the implosion of Egan Bernal and his early exit. Best Tour De France Bike: EF Pro Cycling/Cannondale You can't miss EF's pink jerseys, and yet its Cannondale SuperSix EVOs are beauties, too, with their handsome blue-pink aero framesets. We've spent a lot of time riding the EVO, a light, fast, and fun all-around bike that gets better with each iteration. Cannondale says this EVO is the fastest lightweight bike ever made, saving 30 watts at 30 mph. It certainly worked well this Tour for stage winner Dani Martínez and eighth-place overall finisher Rigoberto Urán. Vision wheels, electronic Dura-Ace, and a Garmin Edge computer/power meter complete the build. Best Tour De France Bike, The Winner: Astana/Wilier Our favorite bike at this year's Tour de France is Astana's elegant Wilier Zero SLR. The Italian bicycle maker touts its Zero — which won two stages this Tour thanks to Alexey Lutsenko and Miguel Ángel López — as the first ultralightweight racing bike with disc brakes and fully integrated cables. We just know it's gorgeous. Its beautiful paint job, unusual handmade French Corima carbon wheels, Dura-Ace groupset, and extra-fast Ceramic Speed pulley wheels quickly put this atop our ranking. Bellissimo. Before you go! Recommended:  Electric Bicycles And Cars Were One's Classic Models: Retro Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about electric bike conversion kits? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
The 107th Tour de France got rolling in Nice on August 29 and finished in Paris on Sunday. One hundred seventy-six riders started, and 146 completed. Best Tour De France: Short Summary The 21-year-old Slovenian Tadej Pogačar won the three-week race after dramatically snatching the leader's yellow jersey from compatriot Primož Roglič on Saturday's penultimate stage, an hourlong time trial with a demanding summit finish. With the racing done, we again ranked each of the 22 teams' bikes, based on design, build, and, most important, looks. Many weigh just 15 pounds but will put you back $10,000 or more. While it was one of the finest, and most challenging, Tours in the race's 107-year history - with a record 190,000 feet of vertical gain - all along the 22 teams were building, servicing, and washing hundreds of bikes to keep the riders going to Paris. The Tour De France Bikes Are: As in the past two Tours, we checked in on who was riding what. At this level of the sport, each rider has at least three bikes in his quiver: a superfast aero bike for the flatter stages, an ultralight climber for the mountains, and a slippery whip for the time trial. We omitted TT bikes and looked at either the aero or climbing bike, depending on which we thought more list-worthy. These carbon-fiber machines weigh 15 pounds and cost $10,000. Best Tour De France Bike: CCC/Giant CCC's Giant TCR Advanced SL may be a lightweight climber, but it isn't visually stimulating. All-black bikes are a trend that started a decade ago, but these days feel dated. They don't fare well in this ranking and never have. And though we love gum wall tires, oversized wheel lettering is gaudy. At least the CCC orange pops! Dura-Ace and a Garmin Edge make this a high-end performance machine. It just needs a visual makeover. Surprisingly, the star-studded CCC squad didn't win a single stage this Tour. Recommended:  Urban Mobility: Friendliest Bike Cities Worldwide Best Tour De France Bike: Groupama-FDJ/Lapierre Groupama-FDJ's Lapierre Xelius SL is a modern climbing machine with classic good looks that fails to spark the imagination. It has exciting aero shapes and a compact rear triangle for added stiffness, and you can't go wrong with Dura-Ace Di2, disc brakes, and a Garmin Edge computer/power meter. Yet even the bike of Thibaut Pinot "Noir" could do with a little flair. Unfortunately, the team didn't win a stage this Tour or place anyone high up in the final general classification, with Pinot having imploded midrace. Best Tour De France Bike: Cofidis/De Rosa Cofidis rides De Rosa bicycles, and while we're sure they ride wonderfully, they look like a lot of the other bikes in the bunch in nearly all-black livery. De Rosa is a classic Italian brand, so it only fits the Cofidis Tour bikes roll with electronic Campagnolo components. The lightweight De Rosa Merak might please the minimalists but will leave others wanting. At least its heart is red. Cofidis riders couldn't pull off a stage win this year, though Guillaume Martin, pictured above, did finish 11th overall. Recommended:  Electric Bike Buying Guide For Starters And Professionals Best Tour De France Bike: Team B&B Hotels/KTM Team B&B Hotels' KTM Revelator Alto, with a mix of Shimano and FSA components, features a teal fork and pops of white and orange that somehow work visually. The DT Swiss wheels complement without dominating the look. New kid on the block KTM is making its debut appearance at the Tour in style. The team didn't win a stage but was active in several breakaways. It's a start. {youtube}                                                                           Bikes of the 2020 Tour de France Best Tour De France Bike: Bora-Hansgrohe/Specialized Bora-Hansgrohe's Specialized Tarmac is probably the fastest bike at the Tour — raced by three-time world champ Peter Sagan — but looks-wise, it's lagging a bit behind the pack. Pops of white and green add much-needed color, but if results are all you care about, a shiny Tarmac with deep-profile hoops, disc brakes, and Di2 gets the job done. Bora's Lennard Kämna won a stage this Tour, and Sagan was in the hunt for an eighth green jersey to Paris. Bora-Hansgrohe Manufacturer: Specialized Standard model: Tarmac Disc brake model Best Tour De France Bike: Deceuninck-Quick Step/Specialized Julian Alaphilippe scored a dramatic victory on the second day of the Tour de France, giving Deceuninck-Quick Step one of its three-stage wins. He did it on his Specialized Tarmac SL7, and, famously, he did it on clincher tires. The bike is fast, but it's also underwhelming-looking, so it sits lower down in this ranking. Best Tour De France Bike: Israel Start-Up Nation/Factor Israel Start-Up Nation's Factor O2 Vam is a superlight climbing bike built for going uphill as fast as possible. With its brushed blue lettering, even its glossy paint job looks fast. In pursuit of free speed, it's built up with minimalist Black Inc. wheels, electronic Dura-Ace, and oversized Ceramic Speed pulley wheels. Israel Start-Up Nation didn't win a stage this Tour or place anyone high in the overall. Best Tour De France Bike: Trek-Segafredo Trek-Segafredo's Émonda SLR is one of the lightest and fastest climbing bikes in the peloton, but it doesn't wow us aesthetically. Yet the aero climber is sleek and race-proven, and the way Tour team leader Richie Porte stormed onto the podium in Paris, it's got legit street cred. P.S. The color of your handlebar tape should always match the color of your saddle. It's just a fact. Best Tour De France Bike: NTT/BMC NTT's BMC Teammachine SLR 01 goes full in on speed with its minimalist aero frameset and cockpit. Unlike many of the mostly black bikes, this one stands more with its red top and distinctive white lettering. A gold-plated chain and deep-profile ENVE wheels complement the look nicely. NTT didn't manage to win a stage this year, with its star sprinter, Giacomo Nizzolo, quitting the race mid-way because of injury. Best Tour De France Bike: Arkea-Samsic/Canyon While Nairo Quintana didn't pull out a stage win for his Arkea-Samsic team, he put in some gutsy riding and showed glimpses of his previous world-class form. His stiff, lightweight Canyon Ultimate CFR climbing bike popped as the only white frameset in the bunch, and it has a classic look with low-profile Dura-Ace wheels and components that help make it a performance powerhouse in the mountains. We also dig that Canyon type. Best Tour De France Bike: Movistar/Canyon Movistar didn't win a stage this Tour but did manage to put Enric Mas in fifth place overall in Paris and beat the best team award. On the flatter stages, riders such as Alejandro Valverde, pictured above, opted for the Canyon Aeroad CF SL, a rig made for cheating the wind and going fast. We've always liked the blue paint job too. Movistar was one of two teams in this year's Tour to ride Chicago-based SRAM components (the other team being Trek-Segafredo). Best Tour De France Bike: Lotto-Soudal/Ridley Lotto-Soudal had a successful Tour with two-stage wins thanks to the rocket sprinter Caleb Ewan, pictured above. In the mountains, he opted for the Belgian brand's lightweight climbing bike, the Ridley Helium SLX, built up with Campagnolo components and wheels. It's a colorful bike, but a little too busy with stickers and lettering. Still, stage wins are stage wins. Best Tour De France Bike: Team UAE-Emirates/Colnago The Tour-winning bike this year, Tadej Pogačar's Colnago V3rs, is an unforgettable ride. Colnago, the famed Italian bike maker, had never won a Tour till this year, but its history was already filled with stars and victories. The V3rs is a classic-looking lightweight racer that carried Pogačar to stunning victories in the high mountains. And clean up he did, taking the white jersey (best young rider), the polka-dot jersey (best climber), the yellow jersey (overall winner), as well as three individual stage wins. His bike's Italian flair is complemented by a Campagnolo groupset and wheels, naturally. Best Tour De France Bike: Team Total Direct Energie/Wilier The glossy admiral blue Wilier Zero SLR ridden by Total Direct Energie was runner-up in last year's ranking and slipped a few spots this time around. It's a fast bike with aero features, but perhaps not everyone will dig the multicolored Ursus wheels. The team couldn't manage a stage win or a high finish in Paris, but it got a lot of TV time thanks to Jérôme Cousin's solo adventures. Best Tour De France Bike: AG2R-La Mondiale/Eddy Merckx Nans Peters, pictured above, saved AG2R-La Mondiale's Tour with a sweet solo breakaway to win stage eight. He did it aboard the understated Eddy Merckx 525, a good-looking ride with a pleasing mix of colors and handsome lettering honoring the GOAT. The lightweight carbon wheels by Mavic and Gumwall tires complement the classic look, not to mention the rim brakes. Best Tour De France Bike: Sunweb/Cervélo Sunweb's Cervélo S5 is all about going fast, and it is perhaps the most aerodynamic frameset in the bunch. The multicolored bike features deep oversize tubing, an aero cockpit and seatpost, and prominent curves around the wheels. In this Tour, Sunweb's Søren Kragh Andersen won two stages, and Marc Hirschi, pictured above, won a stage and the "super combativity" prize for the most aggressive rider. Best Tour De France Bike: Bahrain-McLaren/Merida Bahrain-McLaren's Merida Scultura is a gorgeous lightweight climber that pops with vibrant oranges, reds, and blues. The Scultura has a classic-looking design we like but is also very aerodynamic with smooth rounded tubes. Dura-Ace and Vision wheels complete the package. The team didn't win a stage this Tour, but Mikel Landa finished fourth overall, and Damiano Caruso, pictured above, finished 10th. Best Tour De France Bike: Jumbo-Visma/Bianchi Jumbo-Visma's Bianchi Oltre XR4 won our ranking last year and slipped to fifth this time around. The famed Italian bike maker's celeste frames pop in a sea of black bikes, and there's no shortage of performance features, with its aggressive, deep aero tubes and Dura-Ace carbon wheels. Jumbo-Visma lost the Tour on the penultimate stage but walked away with three stage wins and runner-up on the general classification with Roglič. Best Tour De France Bike: Mitchelton-Scott Team Mitchelton-Scott rides one the most visually exciting bikes in the peloton: the Scott Addict. Its sparkling paint appears to change color in bright sunlight, making it stand out brilliantly in a field of matte-black frames. It's also one of most aero bikes, with slippery tubing, fully integrated cables, minimalist cockpit, and Dura-Ace wheels. The squad didn't win a stage this year, but Adam Yates did lead the race for a few stages. Best Tour De France Bike: Ineos-Grenadiers/Pinarello In one of our previous rankings, Team Sky's all-matte-black Pinarello Dogma came in dead last, oozing dullness. But the crew now known as Ineos-Grenadiers is on our podium with a new-look Dogma F12 in blue, red, and white. Its curvy aero tube shapes have always helped it stand out, and with its updated smart looks, the multiple-Tour-winning bike has never been better. The already fast bike benefits from an electronic Dura-Ace groupset and what appear to be not-sponsor-correct Lightweight wheels. The top team managed only one stage win this year, thanks to Michał Kwiatkowski, and it failed to defend itself overall after the implosion of Egan Bernal and his early exit. Best Tour De France Bike: EF Pro Cycling/Cannondale You can't miss EF's pink jerseys, and yet its Cannondale SuperSix EVOs are beauties, too, with their handsome blue-pink aero framesets. We've spent a lot of time riding the EVO, a light, fast, and fun all-around bike that gets better with each iteration. Cannondale says this EVO is the fastest lightweight bike ever made, saving 30 watts at 30 mph. It certainly worked well this Tour for stage winner Dani Martínez and eighth-place overall finisher Rigoberto Urán. Vision wheels, electronic Dura-Ace, and a Garmin Edge computer/power meter complete the build. Best Tour De France Bike, The Winner: Astana/Wilier Our favorite bike at this year's Tour de France is Astana's elegant Wilier Zero SLR. The Italian bicycle maker touts its Zero — which won two stages this Tour thanks to Alexey Lutsenko and Miguel Ángel López — as the first ultralightweight racing bike with disc brakes and fully integrated cables. We just know it's gorgeous. Its beautiful paint job, unusual handmade French Corima carbon wheels, Dura-Ace groupset, and extra-fast Ceramic Speed pulley wheels quickly put this atop our ranking. Bellissimo. Before you go! Recommended:  Electric Bicycles And Cars Were One's Classic Models: Retro Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about electric bike conversion kits? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
Best Tour De France Bikes
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Tesla Battery Day: It Blows My Mind
Tesla’sTesla’s Battery Day is upon us. The September 22nd event in Palo Alto, California, “will blow your mind,” CEO Elon Musk promised in a recent earnings call. “It blows my mind, and I know it!” Musk also hinted that we should expect “many exciting things” at the event. Tesla Battery Day: It blows My Mind What sort of things? Musk has left a trail of breadcrumbs over the years in the form of tweets, public comments, patents, and research papers published by his team of battery scientists, hinting at what kinds of battery breakthroughs Tesla may unveil. Late Monday night, Musk penned a series of tweets meant to reset expectations about the event. “Important note about Tesla Battery Day unveil tomorrow,” began Musk’s tweet, “This affects long-term production, especially Semi, Cybertruck & Roadster, but what we announce will not reach serious high-volume production until 2022.” This he pegged to the difficulty of ramping production. “It’s 1000% to 10,000% harder than making a few prototypes,” said Musk in a followup tweet. “The machine that makes the machine is vastly harder than the machine itself.” Recommended:  Tesla Electric Cybertruck: Explorer’s Best Friend Musk also noted that Tesla would increase, not reduce, battery cell purchases from partners such as Panasonic and others. “We still foresee significant shortages in 2022 & beyond unless we also take action ourselves,” said Musk in another tweet. Tesla is already the industry leader in squeezing range out of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars, so it will be interesting to see what other advances get showcased on Battery Day. The company initially planned to hold the event in April, but it has had to reschedule it until later in the year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company held a similar event focused on self-driving technology in April 2019. Say what you will about Musk’s ability to meet deadlines and live up the expectations he sets, but he certainly knows how to put on a good show. But what does the billionaire CEO have up his sleeve that will blow our minds? Here’s our roundup of recent rumors as well as predictions from some experts we interviewed. Tesla Battery: Roadrunner Project Like most car companies, Tesla sources its batteries from major producers to focus on its core mission: building electric cars. The company’s so-called 2170 cells currently used in Model 3 and Model Y vehicles are produced by Panasonic at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada. But those supplies can become strained. In 2018, a shortage of cells at Panasonic added to Tesla’s 'production hell' woes just as it began ramping up its big push to make the Model 3. Musk has criticized Panasonic’s pace of battery production as constraining the output of the Model 3 and the Model Y. Panasonic CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga has predicted that its batteries will “run out” if Tesla continues to expand its business. This suggests Musk might announce that Tesla will begin manufacturing its batteries. Recent acquisitions, leaked photos, patent applications, and research published by Jeff Dahn, one of the pioneering developers of the lithium-ion battery and Tesla’s head of battery research, all point to Tesla making this significant shift in-house battery production. Several photos of Tesla’s supposed in-house batteries recently surfaced on  Electrek . The batteries, which are rumored to be from Tesla’s secretive “Roadrunner” project, appear to be twice the size of Panasonic’s 2170 cells. They also may be higher capacity while being lower cost for the company to produce by removing the tab, a part of the battery that forms a connection between the cell and what it is powering. Tesla’s Giant Australian Battery Tesla Battery: More Energy, Fewer Cells per Pack Caspar Rawles, an analyst at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence who focuses on the raw materials that go into lithium-ion batteries, said his group had dubbed the new cells “the Tesla biscuit tin” because that’s what it looks like. More energy per cell means fewer cells per pack, which can help drive down the overall cost of production for Tesla. And that could mean a future where electric cars are comparably priced with gas-burning vehicles. It’s not just leaked photos of unknown origin that point to Tesla is making its batteries. The company posted job listings earlier this year seeking workers for “line cell manufacturing” engineers at its factory in Fremont, California. Tesla also struck a deal with South Korean company Hanwha Corporation to purchase battery formation equipment. The equipment headed to Fremont first and then to Gigafactories in Nevada, Shanghai, and Berlin. Million Mile Battery Tesla Tesla is also expected to reveal new details about its quest to build a 'million-mile' battery, which refers to how long a battery can last in a car before needing to be replaced. This is where Dahn and his research team in Nova Scotia come into play. In May,  Reuters  reported that the new ' million-mile' battery will be jointly developed with Chinese battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) and will utilize technology developed by Dahn’s team of academic battery experts. It was also reported that Tesla was in advanced talks to use CATL’s lithium-ion phosphate batteries, which use no cobalt, the most expensive metal in EV batteries. The battery is expected to lower Tesla’s cost per kilowatt-hour — the unit of energy most commonly used to measure the capacity of the battery packs in modern electric vehicles — to under $100. Many experts believe that reaching that mark would allow Tesla to sell electric cars for the same prices as gasoline-powered ones, thereby making them far more accessible. One of Musk’s primary objectives has always been “making combustion seem obsolete to a consumer (and) making them feel that they have to go electric,” said Steve Photo by Vlad Tchomplov. Tesla Model 3 Headlights in Dever Recommended:  Insane Tesla Data: Are Robotaxis Coming Soon? Patens And Tesla Batteries Tesla has filed a flurry of patent applications in recent months based on Dahn’s research. In December 2019, the company submitted an application for a patent for “dioxazolones and nitrile sulfites as electrolyte additives for lithium-ion batteries.” The substance could enable a better, longer-lasting, and cheaper battery for electric cars and home storage products, the company said in its application. In April, another patent application was submitted, this time for something called a “single crystal” nickel-cobalt-aluminum (NCA) electrode. The most successful lithium-ion battery systems involve using nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) electrodes. In a paper published by Dahn and his team in the  Journal of The Electrochemical Society  regarding the significance of the single crystal cathode, he says: “We conclude that cells of this type should be able to power an electric vehicle for over 1.6 million kilometers (1 million miles) and last at least two decades in grid energy storage.” In other words, these new single-crystal electrodes could enable Tesla to achieve similar or better energy density as NMC electrodes. Tabless Tesla Battery Cell Design: 1.6 Million Kilometers Tesla has also applied to a new “tabless” battery cell design that it says improves on existing designs. Musk tweeted that “it’s a lot more important than it sounds.” Indeed, the photos leaked to  Electrek  (which Rawles said looked like a biscuit tin)   show a tabless cell. Tesla’s patent outlines a battery design where features like bumps and small spikes act to connect different layers rather than relying on a welded, unifying conductive tab. Tabs are what make a clean connection to whatever the battery is powering. They also require a fair amount of finesse to manufacture. Streamlining that process by removing the tab could save Tesla a lot of time, materials, and money. Cobalt Batteries: Blood Dimond Batteries Musk has been vocal about wanting to eliminate cobalt from Tesla’s batteries. In 2018, he tweeted that Tesla uses less than 3 percent of cobalt in its batteries and that the next-generation versions would have “none.” Battery Day could be an opportunity for the company’s CEO to outline exactly how he could achieve that. Cobalt is a key component of batteries. It’s also the most expensive material in the battery and mined under conditions that often violate human rights, leading it to be called the “blood diamond of batteries.” As a result, scientists and startups are rushing to create a cobalt-free battery. Recommended:  Why Needs Renewable Technology Child Labor? Dahn is one of those scientists. He co-authored a paper in 2019 that concluded that cobalt brings little or no value to NCA-type batteries where nickel is at least 90 percent of the transition metal layer. The paper hoped that it would spur more interest in cobalt-free materials and specifically named aluminum, manganese, and magnesium as three elements with more use than cobalt. But Benchmark’s Rawles is skeptical, calling Tesla “very low cobalt exposed anyway.” Also, Tesla recently published a sustainability report in which the company declared it would work with the mining industry to find more sustainable sources of cobalt — which Rawles says is an indication that Tesla will be working with cobalt for some time. Tesla's Gigafactory To Terrafactory During the earnings call in which Musk promised to blow our minds, he also hinted at a possible future direction for its manufacturing footprint. Tesla’s next factories won’t be called Gigafactories, he said — they may be called “Terafactories.” If Giga implies a billion of something, then tera equals a trillion. Tesla decided to call its facilities Gigafactories because it was going to produce “gigawatt-hours” (GWh) of battery capacity. A Terafactory could imply a 'terawatt-hour' of the battery capacity or 1,000 GWh. That’s 20 times the current capacity of Panasonic’s production at Gigafactory Nevada. Terawatt-Hour Of Battery Capacity  One of Tesla’s recent acquisitions provides a clue as to how Tesla could achieve this exponential increase in battery capacity. Back in 2018, Tesla acquired a company called Maxwell Technologies in an all-stock deal worth $218 million. Maxwell’s big innovation is dry electrode technology, which is more environmentally friendly than the more commonly used wet electrode technology. Maxwell’s technology eliminates the solvents in a battery cell through which electric current flows. The company says this dry electrode technology, which can be applied to batteries of varying chemistries, also boosts performance and is more cost-effective than wet electrode technology. Transitioning to dry electrode technology could allow Tesla to eliminate a lot of the manufacturing space currently dedicated to wet electrode production, which, in turn, would enable it to pack more cell production into its facilities. Thus, a Gigafactory becomes a Terafactory. Tesla And Utilities Earlier this year, Tesla unveiled a new product called Autobidder, which allows customers involved in Tesla’s home storage projects, like its Australian battery farm, to sell energy back to the grid when they don’t need it. Think of it as a virtual power plant network. It’s not just aspirational: Tesla has also applied to become an electricity supplier in the UK. There have also been leaked screenshots from one of Dahn’s presentations that imply that Tesla’s new in-house produced battery cells would be “suitable for grid-tied vehicles.” The presentation, which was later made private, said (emphasis ours): With the smart grid, the driver should be able to make their vehicle available to be charged or discharged when parked at home or at work up to set maximum and minimum charge points so that the next needed drive is possible. Vehicle owners should be paid for this by utilities. The future is very exciting. This would have huge implications for the ownership of Tesla’s electric cars and how customers could monetize their vehicles as batteries on wheels. But don’t expect Musk to announce Tesla as the second coming of PG&E. While there is value in staking out a position in energy platforms, Tesla is still far off from becoming its utility. Tesla, Alon Musk Feeding The Techno Beast A trademark of Musk’s public presentations has been revealing “one more thing,” whether it’s an updated Roadster or an electric-powered All-Terrain Vehicle. Battery Day isn’t a product event, but Musk is nothing if not a showman. “Musk knows how to feed the techno beast by giving red meat to the folks who like these tech details,” LeVine said. Musk is also acutely aware of the competition, whether it’s QuantumScape, the 10-year-old San Jose, California, a startup backed by Bill Gates (another Musk antagonist), or Lucid Motors, the EV startup founded by the former lead engineer on the Model S. QuantumScape claims its lithium-ion batteries can extend the range of electric vehicles by 50 percent. And Lucid says it recently unveiled sedan, the Air, can achieve a range that is 20 percent better than the best Tesla. EV batteries are no longer the sole province of Tesla. Legacy automakers like Volkswagen, General Motors, and Ford are funneling billions of dollars into EV development, and batteries will play a major role. Musk needs to seize the moment if he’s to remain in the pole position, LeVine said. “The headlines say that these are Tesla killers,” he said of companies like QuantumScape and Lucid Motors. “This Battery Day is about Tesla saying, ‘Not so fast.’” Cover photo by  Qilai Shen.  Elon Musk gestures during Tesla’s China-made Model 3 delivery ceremony at the company's factory near Shanghai. Before you go! Recommended:  How Inexhaustible Is Earth’s Geothermal Energy Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about batteries, storage and electric cars? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
Tesla’sTesla’s Battery Day is upon us. The September 22nd event in Palo Alto, California, “will blow your mind,” CEO Elon Musk promised in a recent earnings call. “It blows my mind, and I know it!” Musk also hinted that we should expect “many exciting things” at the event. Tesla Battery Day: It blows My Mind What sort of things? Musk has left a trail of breadcrumbs over the years in the form of tweets, public comments, patents, and research papers published by his team of battery scientists, hinting at what kinds of battery breakthroughs Tesla may unveil. Late Monday night, Musk penned a series of tweets meant to reset expectations about the event. “Important note about Tesla Battery Day unveil tomorrow,” began Musk’s tweet, “This affects long-term production, especially Semi, Cybertruck & Roadster, but what we announce will not reach serious high-volume production until 2022.” This he pegged to the difficulty of ramping production. “It’s 1000% to 10,000% harder than making a few prototypes,” said Musk in a followup tweet. “The machine that makes the machine is vastly harder than the machine itself.” Recommended:  Tesla Electric Cybertruck: Explorer’s Best Friend Musk also noted that Tesla would increase, not reduce, battery cell purchases from partners such as Panasonic and others. “We still foresee significant shortages in 2022 & beyond unless we also take action ourselves,” said Musk in another tweet. Tesla is already the industry leader in squeezing range out of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars, so it will be interesting to see what other advances get showcased on Battery Day. The company initially planned to hold the event in April, but it has had to reschedule it until later in the year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company held a similar event focused on self-driving technology in April 2019. Say what you will about Musk’s ability to meet deadlines and live up the expectations he sets, but he certainly knows how to put on a good show. But what does the billionaire CEO have up his sleeve that will blow our minds? Here’s our roundup of recent rumors as well as predictions from some experts we interviewed. Tesla Battery: Roadrunner Project Like most car companies, Tesla sources its batteries from major producers to focus on its core mission: building electric cars. The company’s so-called 2170 cells currently used in Model 3 and Model Y vehicles are produced by Panasonic at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada. But those supplies can become strained. In 2018, a shortage of cells at Panasonic added to Tesla’s 'production hell' woes just as it began ramping up its big push to make the Model 3. Musk has criticized Panasonic’s pace of battery production as constraining the output of the Model 3 and the Model Y. Panasonic CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga has predicted that its batteries will “run out” if Tesla continues to expand its business. This suggests Musk might announce that Tesla will begin manufacturing its batteries. Recent acquisitions, leaked photos, patent applications, and research published by Jeff Dahn, one of the pioneering developers of the lithium-ion battery and Tesla’s head of battery research, all point to Tesla making this significant shift in-house battery production. Several photos of Tesla’s supposed in-house batteries recently surfaced on  Electrek . The batteries, which are rumored to be from Tesla’s secretive “Roadrunner” project, appear to be twice the size of Panasonic’s 2170 cells. They also may be higher capacity while being lower cost for the company to produce by removing the tab, a part of the battery that forms a connection between the cell and what it is powering. Tesla’s Giant Australian Battery Tesla Battery: More Energy, Fewer Cells per Pack Caspar Rawles, an analyst at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence who focuses on the raw materials that go into lithium-ion batteries, said his group had dubbed the new cells “the Tesla biscuit tin” because that’s what it looks like. More energy per cell means fewer cells per pack, which can help drive down the overall cost of production for Tesla. And that could mean a future where electric cars are comparably priced with gas-burning vehicles. It’s not just leaked photos of unknown origin that point to Tesla is making its batteries. The company posted job listings earlier this year seeking workers for “line cell manufacturing” engineers at its factory in Fremont, California. Tesla also struck a deal with South Korean company Hanwha Corporation to purchase battery formation equipment. The equipment headed to Fremont first and then to Gigafactories in Nevada, Shanghai, and Berlin. Million Mile Battery Tesla Tesla is also expected to reveal new details about its quest to build a 'million-mile' battery, which refers to how long a battery can last in a car before needing to be replaced. This is where Dahn and his research team in Nova Scotia come into play. In May,  Reuters  reported that the new ' million-mile' battery will be jointly developed with Chinese battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) and will utilize technology developed by Dahn’s team of academic battery experts. It was also reported that Tesla was in advanced talks to use CATL’s lithium-ion phosphate batteries, which use no cobalt, the most expensive metal in EV batteries. The battery is expected to lower Tesla’s cost per kilowatt-hour — the unit of energy most commonly used to measure the capacity of the battery packs in modern electric vehicles — to under $100. Many experts believe that reaching that mark would allow Tesla to sell electric cars for the same prices as gasoline-powered ones, thereby making them far more accessible. One of Musk’s primary objectives has always been “making combustion seem obsolete to a consumer (and) making them feel that they have to go electric,” said Steve Photo by Vlad Tchomplov. Tesla Model 3 Headlights in Dever Recommended:  Insane Tesla Data: Are Robotaxis Coming Soon? Patens And Tesla Batteries Tesla has filed a flurry of patent applications in recent months based on Dahn’s research. In December 2019, the company submitted an application for a patent for “dioxazolones and nitrile sulfites as electrolyte additives for lithium-ion batteries.” The substance could enable a better, longer-lasting, and cheaper battery for electric cars and home storage products, the company said in its application. In April, another patent application was submitted, this time for something called a “single crystal” nickel-cobalt-aluminum (NCA) electrode. The most successful lithium-ion battery systems involve using nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) electrodes. In a paper published by Dahn and his team in the  Journal of The Electrochemical Society  regarding the significance of the single crystal cathode, he says: “We conclude that cells of this type should be able to power an electric vehicle for over 1.6 million kilometers (1 million miles) and last at least two decades in grid energy storage.” In other words, these new single-crystal electrodes could enable Tesla to achieve similar or better energy density as NMC electrodes. Tabless Tesla Battery Cell Design: 1.6 Million Kilometers Tesla has also applied to a new “tabless” battery cell design that it says improves on existing designs. Musk tweeted that “it’s a lot more important than it sounds.” Indeed, the photos leaked to  Electrek  (which Rawles said looked like a biscuit tin)   show a tabless cell. Tesla’s patent outlines a battery design where features like bumps and small spikes act to connect different layers rather than relying on a welded, unifying conductive tab. Tabs are what make a clean connection to whatever the battery is powering. They also require a fair amount of finesse to manufacture. Streamlining that process by removing the tab could save Tesla a lot of time, materials, and money. Cobalt Batteries: Blood Dimond Batteries Musk has been vocal about wanting to eliminate cobalt from Tesla’s batteries. In 2018, he tweeted that Tesla uses less than 3 percent of cobalt in its batteries and that the next-generation versions would have “none.” Battery Day could be an opportunity for the company’s CEO to outline exactly how he could achieve that. Cobalt is a key component of batteries. It’s also the most expensive material in the battery and mined under conditions that often violate human rights, leading it to be called the “blood diamond of batteries.” As a result, scientists and startups are rushing to create a cobalt-free battery. Recommended:  Why Needs Renewable Technology Child Labor? Dahn is one of those scientists. He co-authored a paper in 2019 that concluded that cobalt brings little or no value to NCA-type batteries where nickel is at least 90 percent of the transition metal layer. The paper hoped that it would spur more interest in cobalt-free materials and specifically named aluminum, manganese, and magnesium as three elements with more use than cobalt. But Benchmark’s Rawles is skeptical, calling Tesla “very low cobalt exposed anyway.” Also, Tesla recently published a sustainability report in which the company declared it would work with the mining industry to find more sustainable sources of cobalt — which Rawles says is an indication that Tesla will be working with cobalt for some time. Tesla's Gigafactory To Terrafactory During the earnings call in which Musk promised to blow our minds, he also hinted at a possible future direction for its manufacturing footprint. Tesla’s next factories won’t be called Gigafactories, he said — they may be called “Terafactories.” If Giga implies a billion of something, then tera equals a trillion. Tesla decided to call its facilities Gigafactories because it was going to produce “gigawatt-hours” (GWh) of battery capacity. A Terafactory could imply a 'terawatt-hour' of the battery capacity or 1,000 GWh. That’s 20 times the current capacity of Panasonic’s production at Gigafactory Nevada. Terawatt-Hour Of Battery Capacity  One of Tesla’s recent acquisitions provides a clue as to how Tesla could achieve this exponential increase in battery capacity. Back in 2018, Tesla acquired a company called Maxwell Technologies in an all-stock deal worth $218 million. Maxwell’s big innovation is dry electrode technology, which is more environmentally friendly than the more commonly used wet electrode technology. Maxwell’s technology eliminates the solvents in a battery cell through which electric current flows. The company says this dry electrode technology, which can be applied to batteries of varying chemistries, also boosts performance and is more cost-effective than wet electrode technology. Transitioning to dry electrode technology could allow Tesla to eliminate a lot of the manufacturing space currently dedicated to wet electrode production, which, in turn, would enable it to pack more cell production into its facilities. Thus, a Gigafactory becomes a Terafactory. Tesla And Utilities Earlier this year, Tesla unveiled a new product called Autobidder, which allows customers involved in Tesla’s home storage projects, like its Australian battery farm, to sell energy back to the grid when they don’t need it. Think of it as a virtual power plant network. It’s not just aspirational: Tesla has also applied to become an electricity supplier in the UK. There have also been leaked screenshots from one of Dahn’s presentations that imply that Tesla’s new in-house produced battery cells would be “suitable for grid-tied vehicles.” The presentation, which was later made private, said (emphasis ours): With the smart grid, the driver should be able to make their vehicle available to be charged or discharged when parked at home or at work up to set maximum and minimum charge points so that the next needed drive is possible. Vehicle owners should be paid for this by utilities. The future is very exciting. This would have huge implications for the ownership of Tesla’s electric cars and how customers could monetize their vehicles as batteries on wheels. But don’t expect Musk to announce Tesla as the second coming of PG&E. While there is value in staking out a position in energy platforms, Tesla is still far off from becoming its utility. Tesla, Alon Musk Feeding The Techno Beast A trademark of Musk’s public presentations has been revealing “one more thing,” whether it’s an updated Roadster or an electric-powered All-Terrain Vehicle. Battery Day isn’t a product event, but Musk is nothing if not a showman. “Musk knows how to feed the techno beast by giving red meat to the folks who like these tech details,” LeVine said. Musk is also acutely aware of the competition, whether it’s QuantumScape, the 10-year-old San Jose, California, a startup backed by Bill Gates (another Musk antagonist), or Lucid Motors, the EV startup founded by the former lead engineer on the Model S. QuantumScape claims its lithium-ion batteries can extend the range of electric vehicles by 50 percent. And Lucid says it recently unveiled sedan, the Air, can achieve a range that is 20 percent better than the best Tesla. EV batteries are no longer the sole province of Tesla. Legacy automakers like Volkswagen, General Motors, and Ford are funneling billions of dollars into EV development, and batteries will play a major role. Musk needs to seize the moment if he’s to remain in the pole position, LeVine said. “The headlines say that these are Tesla killers,” he said of companies like QuantumScape and Lucid Motors. “This Battery Day is about Tesla saying, ‘Not so fast.’” Cover photo by  Qilai Shen.  Elon Musk gestures during Tesla’s China-made Model 3 delivery ceremony at the company's factory near Shanghai. Before you go! Recommended:  How Inexhaustible Is Earth’s Geothermal Energy Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about batteries, storage and electric cars? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
Tesla Battery Day: It Blows My Mind
Tesla Battery Day: It Blows My Mind
Arctics Pop As A Bottle Of Campagne. What’s Up?
The Arctics would not usually be associated with liveliness. Dark, sullen ice caps as far as the eye can see. Rustic tundra landscapes, cold weather. Nothing too exciting - unless you look under the surface, as a team of Russian scientists did. And what they found, was nothing short of alarming. Arctics Pop As A Bottle Of Campagne. Back in 2014, this team located a suspicious crater. Curious as to how this got here, they continued to monitor the area. Now they documented another 16 explosions, the result of trapped gas in the thawing permafrost. So, a natural phenomenon was only first observed some six years ago, is becoming something of a commonplace in Siberia. It includes random and unpredictable explosions of the ground, blasting craters of more than 100 feet deep in the surface. Photo from July 2020 by Vesti Yamal. The new funnel filmed from air by the team of Yamal-based TV station.  Recommended:  Climate Change: China Floods The Arctic On Fire Crater 17 Sounds Alive The latest crater, that has fittingly been named ‘Crater 17’, has made quite the literal and figurative impression. It is a large pit, dark and ominous, that has all the appearances of being really, really active. The sound of dirt and ice peeling off the permafrost crater wall and falling in the hole is nothing short of eery. One of the lead scientists even dubbed it as something that was “ making noises, like something alive ”.   Over the examinations of the now 17 craters, the scientists managed to find out more about the how and why. These craters, all of them in the far north of western Siberia, were blasted by exploding subterranean gases. And why there are suddenly so many of them? I will let you guess first. You’ve got it: global warming. Recommended:  Arctic Sea Cooks Methane. Extremely Alarming Much Is Unknown About The Craters Although more is now known about this phenomenon, there is still as much - or probably even more - unknown. What we do know is that their occurrence is limited to the specific region in Siberia, so they are probably related to the geology of that area. Then, they occur under small hills on the tundra, typically places trapping large amounts of gas.   As these ‘gas bubbles’ are surrounded by ice sheets above it and permafrost all around it, they have no way of escaping. That is, until the pressure gets too high and the ice layer thaws. Boom. Photo by Vasily Bogoyavlensky. The Siberian Times, Vladimir Epifanov. Gas craters found in 2014 - 2015 years on Yamal and Taimyr peninsula.  Where The Gas Comes From The origin of the gas is still somewhat fuzzy. Scientists do think it has something to do with decaying animals and plants in the permafrost. This layer is technically a mix of soil, ice, prehistoric plants, and some frozen ancient mammals. Think deep-frozen mammoths, musk ox, woolly rhinoceroses, prehistoric horses, wolves, and other beasts; all mixed up with bits of plant, soil and ice. How’s that for a milkshake? While the theory of gas building up by the decomposing in this layer is sound, it has not been proven. Scientists have been unsuccessful in retrieving animal parts in the debris field of the exploded land. Yet the theory is the best one they got, so far. The permafrost is usually a few hundred yards up to a mile thick, hiding a lot of secrets - and dead matter. As time goes on, the top layers thaw. Especially in warmer summers, this process speeds up. As this top layer was the ‘safeguard’ for layers underneath, these are now susceptible to melting and weakening as well. And as some deeper layers might have a pretty spectacular gas build-up, a result of centuries-long processes of decaying and freezing organic materials, it is the literal match setting everything ablaze. Recommended:  Antarctic: Our Growing Footprint On This Pristine Continent Exploding From Combustion Or Weakening There is another theory, though. The methane in the deeper layers of the permafrost used to be crystallised, but is now becoming gaseous again as the Earth warms up. This means that the rising pressure under the surface is more to blame for the explosions than the weakening of the ice, as the earlier theory advocates. This would be like a bottle of champagne going off. This real-life minefield is pretty dangerous, needless to say. Thankfully, the area in question is very scarcely populated - with only some reindeer herders and Russian oil-workers present in the area. This might explain why we did not take notice until recently, although there are stories in reindeer communities of such explosions having happened before.   Regardless, it is pretty obvious that these rare occurrences are now becoming more commonplace - and that it has something to do with global warming. The Arctic is hit harder than the rest of the Earth, and this is just another way of her letting us know that she is about done with it. If the loud ‘boom’ does not get her message across, it is hard to say what will. Before you go! Recommended:  Global Cooling Or Warming: Will It Kill Us? Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about rising sea levels and climate change? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
The Arctics would not usually be associated with liveliness. Dark, sullen ice caps as far as the eye can see. Rustic tundra landscapes, cold weather. Nothing too exciting - unless you look under the surface, as a team of Russian scientists did. And what they found, was nothing short of alarming. Arctics Pop As A Bottle Of Campagne. Back in 2014, this team located a suspicious crater. Curious as to how this got here, they continued to monitor the area. Now they documented another 16 explosions, the result of trapped gas in the thawing permafrost. So, a natural phenomenon was only first observed some six years ago, is becoming something of a commonplace in Siberia. It includes random and unpredictable explosions of the ground, blasting craters of more than 100 feet deep in the surface. Photo from July 2020 by Vesti Yamal. The new funnel filmed from air by the team of Yamal-based TV station.  Recommended:  Climate Change: China Floods The Arctic On Fire Crater 17 Sounds Alive The latest crater, that has fittingly been named ‘Crater 17’, has made quite the literal and figurative impression. It is a large pit, dark and ominous, that has all the appearances of being really, really active. The sound of dirt and ice peeling off the permafrost crater wall and falling in the hole is nothing short of eery. One of the lead scientists even dubbed it as something that was “ making noises, like something alive ”.   Over the examinations of the now 17 craters, the scientists managed to find out more about the how and why. These craters, all of them in the far north of western Siberia, were blasted by exploding subterranean gases. And why there are suddenly so many of them? I will let you guess first. You’ve got it: global warming. Recommended:  Arctic Sea Cooks Methane. Extremely Alarming Much Is Unknown About The Craters Although more is now known about this phenomenon, there is still as much - or probably even more - unknown. What we do know is that their occurrence is limited to the specific region in Siberia, so they are probably related to the geology of that area. Then, they occur under small hills on the tundra, typically places trapping large amounts of gas.   As these ‘gas bubbles’ are surrounded by ice sheets above it and permafrost all around it, they have no way of escaping. That is, until the pressure gets too high and the ice layer thaws. Boom. Photo by Vasily Bogoyavlensky. The Siberian Times, Vladimir Epifanov. Gas craters found in 2014 - 2015 years on Yamal and Taimyr peninsula.  Where The Gas Comes From The origin of the gas is still somewhat fuzzy. Scientists do think it has something to do with decaying animals and plants in the permafrost. This layer is technically a mix of soil, ice, prehistoric plants, and some frozen ancient mammals. Think deep-frozen mammoths, musk ox, woolly rhinoceroses, prehistoric horses, wolves, and other beasts; all mixed up with bits of plant, soil and ice. How’s that for a milkshake? While the theory of gas building up by the decomposing in this layer is sound, it has not been proven. Scientists have been unsuccessful in retrieving animal parts in the debris field of the exploded land. Yet the theory is the best one they got, so far. The permafrost is usually a few hundred yards up to a mile thick, hiding a lot of secrets - and dead matter. As time goes on, the top layers thaw. Especially in warmer summers, this process speeds up. As this top layer was the ‘safeguard’ for layers underneath, these are now susceptible to melting and weakening as well. And as some deeper layers might have a pretty spectacular gas build-up, a result of centuries-long processes of decaying and freezing organic materials, it is the literal match setting everything ablaze. Recommended:  Antarctic: Our Growing Footprint On This Pristine Continent Exploding From Combustion Or Weakening There is another theory, though. The methane in the deeper layers of the permafrost used to be crystallised, but is now becoming gaseous again as the Earth warms up. This means that the rising pressure under the surface is more to blame for the explosions than the weakening of the ice, as the earlier theory advocates. This would be like a bottle of champagne going off. This real-life minefield is pretty dangerous, needless to say. Thankfully, the area in question is very scarcely populated - with only some reindeer herders and Russian oil-workers present in the area. This might explain why we did not take notice until recently, although there are stories in reindeer communities of such explosions having happened before.   Regardless, it is pretty obvious that these rare occurrences are now becoming more commonplace - and that it has something to do with global warming. The Arctic is hit harder than the rest of the Earth, and this is just another way of her letting us know that she is about done with it. If the loud ‘boom’ does not get her message across, it is hard to say what will. Before you go! Recommended:  Global Cooling Or Warming: Will It Kill Us? Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about rising sea levels and climate change? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
Arctics Pop As A Bottle Of Campagne. What’s Up?
Arctics Pop As A Bottle Of Campagne. What’s Up?
EV Europe: Convert Fossil History To An EV Future
There are too many car lovers out there to stop climate change. Wait. What? If that logic does not appear sound, you might want to think again while I repeat it - too many car lovers mean that there is no way of ever calling a halt to climate change. Electric Cars Are Not Appealing Enough The thing is, even if most of us give in to the societal pressure and the very beneficial tax cuts and government subsidies to get ourselves an electric vehicle in our driveway, there are still too many gas-guzzling four-wheelers out there. Case in point: people who only just recently bought a car will not be purchasing another one for at least the next five years.   Or, another case in point that is even more prominent: people who enjoy old cars and who provide shelter to some of the worst polluters - in their garages. They will not be looking at giving up their oldtimer Jaguar or BMW, that they regularly drive around town on warm summer days. These cars are more than just a hobby. They have almost become a part of their identity, one that they are indeed not willing to give up. Recommended:  Electric Cars: Green Or A New Kind Of Liability? EV Europe: Conversion As A Hot New Field For all of those people - so basically for anyone who is still driving a non-electric vehicle - there’s good news. What if we were to tell you that you can keep your trusty old’ car while going electric? That you can convert your gas-powered vehicle to an electricity-powered one? All thanks to EV Europe, amongst others. EV Europe is committed to working towards a fully EV future. As two leading companies in the EV movement merged, Heijnsdijk Electric Cars and EV Custom, they started to work towards making this dream a reality. Each company provided its unique benefits and advantages. Heijnsdijk Electric Cars, for instance, knew how to deliver, develop and certify EV components and lithium battery systems. EV Custom, on the other hand, had a background in full-service overhaul concepts. After the respective owners, Vincent Heijnsdijk and Peter-Jan Schouten got together, they decided to join forces and merge, creating EV Europe. This company is now a market leader in the field of electric mobility and lithium battery systems, all in a one-stop-shop concept. EV Europe: Conversion Examples Over the past years, EV Europe has successfully converted hundreds of cars to fully electric vehicles. In addition to this premium service, they also launched a separate EV hypE kit that aims to make the conversion process even simpler while requiring limited materials and man-hours. These standard conversion kits are available for many car brands and types. With one of the most extensive supplies of both new and used EV parts in Europe, EV Europe also runs a successful webshop that allows for a quick and straightforward purchase of materials that can be put towards making your car an electric one. All of these have been extensively tested by EV Europe so that they can deliver adequate support.   The EV Future Of A Porsche 912 One example of such a conversion is of the Porsche 912, a classic car from 1969. The basis was a specially developed conversion kit that allows for the creation of a fully electric oldtimer using minimal materials and labor. This re-built car has a 90 kW engine and offers a super smooth drive, even better than the original.   Recommended:  Electric Car Conversion Kits: Electrified Class Convert Fossil History To An EV Future: VW Transporter A Dutch municipally came to EV Europe for the conversion of their fleet of VW Transporters, type T5, and T6. Once again, they developed an own standardized conversion kit that allowed for the replacement of the combustion engine for a 250 Nm AC e-motor. All of the CAN communication is powered by the e-car-box, which enables the dashboard to function as it always used to. The city is happy with its renewed VWs, using them regularly - also for hauling heavy loads. Recommended:  Electric Car Technology In The Retro Luka EV An EV Future: The VW T1 Staying in the VW family, EV Europe also worked on creating a 100% electric version of their prized VW T1 bus. The end result is a valid symbol of sustainability and circularity that is being used throughout the Netherlands for (public) transportation purposes. Dubbed the kombiSOL, it is not just powered by an electric battery, and it also boasts extra isolation using hemp - which is carbon negative - and has five flexible solar panels on its roof, meant to power the optional kitchenette and mobile office. A project that shows the true potential of electric conversion. Recommended:  Volkswagen Type 20 EV Microbus: A Hippie Classic Why Electric Vehicles Matter Electric vehicles are not just an excellent conversation starter or a fun gadget. Instead, they can play a vital role in reducing our carbon footprint in the world. And while you may think that you drive a car with a combustion engine will not have a real impact - it does. If all of us could transition to electric driving, there would be one less thing to worry about. Especially now that EV Europe is showing us how this can be achieved without purchasing a brand new car, there is no excuse for why you should not. Recommended:  Electric Cars Take Us To A Low Carbon Culture Before you go! Recommended:  Electric Solar Car 2020 Never Needs Charging Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about converting fossil fuel cars into electric cars? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
There are too many car lovers out there to stop climate change. Wait. What? If that logic does not appear sound, you might want to think again while I repeat it - too many car lovers mean that there is no way of ever calling a halt to climate change. Electric Cars Are Not Appealing Enough The thing is, even if most of us give in to the societal pressure and the very beneficial tax cuts and government subsidies to get ourselves an electric vehicle in our driveway, there are still too many gas-guzzling four-wheelers out there. Case in point: people who only just recently bought a car will not be purchasing another one for at least the next five years.   Or, another case in point that is even more prominent: people who enjoy old cars and who provide shelter to some of the worst polluters - in their garages. They will not be looking at giving up their oldtimer Jaguar or BMW, that they regularly drive around town on warm summer days. These cars are more than just a hobby. They have almost become a part of their identity, one that they are indeed not willing to give up. Recommended:  Electric Cars: Green Or A New Kind Of Liability? EV Europe: Conversion As A Hot New Field For all of those people - so basically for anyone who is still driving a non-electric vehicle - there’s good news. What if we were to tell you that you can keep your trusty old’ car while going electric? That you can convert your gas-powered vehicle to an electricity-powered one? All thanks to EV Europe, amongst others. EV Europe is committed to working towards a fully EV future. As two leading companies in the EV movement merged, Heijnsdijk Electric Cars and EV Custom, they started to work towards making this dream a reality. Each company provided its unique benefits and advantages. Heijnsdijk Electric Cars, for instance, knew how to deliver, develop and certify EV components and lithium battery systems. EV Custom, on the other hand, had a background in full-service overhaul concepts. After the respective owners, Vincent Heijnsdijk and Peter-Jan Schouten got together, they decided to join forces and merge, creating EV Europe. This company is now a market leader in the field of electric mobility and lithium battery systems, all in a one-stop-shop concept. EV Europe: Conversion Examples Over the past years, EV Europe has successfully converted hundreds of cars to fully electric vehicles. In addition to this premium service, they also launched a separate EV hypE kit that aims to make the conversion process even simpler while requiring limited materials and man-hours. These standard conversion kits are available for many car brands and types. With one of the most extensive supplies of both new and used EV parts in Europe, EV Europe also runs a successful webshop that allows for a quick and straightforward purchase of materials that can be put towards making your car an electric one. All of these have been extensively tested by EV Europe so that they can deliver adequate support.   The EV Future Of A Porsche 912 One example of such a conversion is of the Porsche 912, a classic car from 1969. The basis was a specially developed conversion kit that allows for the creation of a fully electric oldtimer using minimal materials and labor. This re-built car has a 90 kW engine and offers a super smooth drive, even better than the original.   Recommended:  Electric Car Conversion Kits: Electrified Class Convert Fossil History To An EV Future: VW Transporter A Dutch municipally came to EV Europe for the conversion of their fleet of VW Transporters, type T5, and T6. Once again, they developed an own standardized conversion kit that allowed for the replacement of the combustion engine for a 250 Nm AC e-motor. All of the CAN communication is powered by the e-car-box, which enables the dashboard to function as it always used to. The city is happy with its renewed VWs, using them regularly - also for hauling heavy loads. Recommended:  Electric Car Technology In The Retro Luka EV An EV Future: The VW T1 Staying in the VW family, EV Europe also worked on creating a 100% electric version of their prized VW T1 bus. The end result is a valid symbol of sustainability and circularity that is being used throughout the Netherlands for (public) transportation purposes. Dubbed the kombiSOL, it is not just powered by an electric battery, and it also boasts extra isolation using hemp - which is carbon negative - and has five flexible solar panels on its roof, meant to power the optional kitchenette and mobile office. A project that shows the true potential of electric conversion. Recommended:  Volkswagen Type 20 EV Microbus: A Hippie Classic Why Electric Vehicles Matter Electric vehicles are not just an excellent conversation starter or a fun gadget. Instead, they can play a vital role in reducing our carbon footprint in the world. And while you may think that you drive a car with a combustion engine will not have a real impact - it does. If all of us could transition to electric driving, there would be one less thing to worry about. Especially now that EV Europe is showing us how this can be achieved without purchasing a brand new car, there is no excuse for why you should not. Recommended:  Electric Cars Take Us To A Low Carbon Culture Before you go! Recommended:  Electric Solar Car 2020 Never Needs Charging Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about converting fossil fuel cars into electric cars? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
EV Europe: Convert Fossil History To An EV Future
EV Europe: Convert Fossil History To An EV Future
Solar Space Farms: Next Step In Renewable Energy
The green energy revolution continues to accelerate - solar parks are a familiar sight all over the world. But China wants to take solar energy to a whole new level. The nation’s ambition is to put a solar power station in orbit by 2050, a solar space farm. Solar Space Farm With this solar space farm, China will have access to the most reliable source of renewable energy, since the sun always shines in space. If this costly and challenging plan will work, it will make China the first nation to harness the sun’s energy in space and beam it to Earth. Are solar space farms the answer to our prayers or a mission impossible? Solar Energy: The Inexhaustible Source It seems to be a great idea: a solar space farm as an inexhaustible source of energy. "You don’t have to deal with the day and night cycle, and you don’t have to deal with clouds or seasons, so you end up having eight to nine times more solar power available to you," said Ali Hajimiri, a professor of electrical engineering at the California Institute of Technology and director of the university’s Space Solar Power Project for solar space farms. Recommended: Solar Energy Turned Into Liquid Fuel Can Be Stored For 18 Years Energy Demands So why haven’t anyone thought of this before? Well, the thought of using solar space farms is nothing new. The idea was very vivid in the 1970s. The research stalled mainly because the technological demands of a solar power station in space were thought to be too complicated. But nowadays, there is a massive progression in technology compared to a few years ago. The improvements in the design and efficiency of photovoltaic cells and advances in wireless transmission are making it possible to pick up where researchers left off. How much of a difference will these improvements make? Asked John Mankins, a physicist who led the agency’s efforts in the field in the 1990s before NASA abandoned the investigation. “We’re seeing a bit of a resurgence now, and it’s probably because the ability to make solar farms in space is there, thanks to new technologies."   According to Mankins, there is another factor driving the revived interest in this kind of renewable power. The world’s population is growing – it’s expected to swell to 9 billion by 2050. Space-based solar power can become essential to meet the energy demands of people in parts of the world that aren’t mainly sunny. “If you look at the next 50 years, the energy demand is stupendous. If you can harvest sunlight with solar farms in space where the sun is always shining and deliver it with essentially no interruptions to Earth — and you can do all that at an affordable price, you win." {youtube}                                                       Solar Farms In Space: Next Step In Renewable Energy                                                                                Solar Space Farm: Is The Mission Impossible? Details of China’s plan remain a secret. According to Mankins, the nation can 'launch tens of thousands of 'solar satellites' that would link up to form an enormous cone-shaped structure that orbits about 22,000 miles above Earth. They would be covered with photovoltaic panels to convert sunlight into energy, which would be beamed wirelessly to ground-based receivers. Such a solar facility could generate a steady flow of 2,000 gigawatts of power.’ There are still some hurdles to overcome, like the weight of the solar panels. Recommended: Waste In Space Will Be Fetched By The Cubesail carbage Truck It will also cost billions of dollars to make these solar farms in space happen. The research, the tests, and the solar satellites itself (price tag: about ten billion each) will make this a costly project. China hasn’t revealed how much it’s spending to develop its solar power stations. Still, the China Daily reported that the nation is already building a test facility in the southwestern city of Chongqing. It doesn’t seem like a mission impossible. China is taking a key position in the development of solar farms in space. According to John Mankins, a solar power station in space is a beautiful thing. “For a lot of locations, rooftop solar is fabulous, but a lot of the world is not like Arizona (or other sunny places). Millions of people live where large, ground-based solar arrays are not economical,” he said. Mankins hailed recent developments in the field and said he is keen to follow China’s new initiative. What do you think - is this the next step in renewable energy? Before you go! Recommended:  Recycling Human Waste In Space Into Plastic Tools And Food Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about green energy from space? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
The green energy revolution continues to accelerate - solar parks are a familiar sight all over the world. But China wants to take solar energy to a whole new level. The nation’s ambition is to put a solar power station in orbit by 2050, a solar space farm. Solar Space Farm With this solar space farm, China will have access to the most reliable source of renewable energy, since the sun always shines in space. If this costly and challenging plan will work, it will make China the first nation to harness the sun’s energy in space and beam it to Earth. Are solar space farms the answer to our prayers or a mission impossible? Solar Energy: The Inexhaustible Source It seems to be a great idea: a solar space farm as an inexhaustible source of energy. "You don’t have to deal with the day and night cycle, and you don’t have to deal with clouds or seasons, so you end up having eight to nine times more solar power available to you," said Ali Hajimiri, a professor of electrical engineering at the California Institute of Technology and director of the university’s Space Solar Power Project for solar space farms. Recommended: Solar Energy Turned Into Liquid Fuel Can Be Stored For 18 Years Energy Demands So why haven’t anyone thought of this before? Well, the thought of using solar space farms is nothing new. The idea was very vivid in the 1970s. The research stalled mainly because the technological demands of a solar power station in space were thought to be too complicated. But nowadays, there is a massive progression in technology compared to a few years ago. The improvements in the design and efficiency of photovoltaic cells and advances in wireless transmission are making it possible to pick up where researchers left off. How much of a difference will these improvements make? Asked John Mankins, a physicist who led the agency’s efforts in the field in the 1990s before NASA abandoned the investigation. “We’re seeing a bit of a resurgence now, and it’s probably because the ability to make solar farms in space is there, thanks to new technologies."   According to Mankins, there is another factor driving the revived interest in this kind of renewable power. The world’s population is growing – it’s expected to swell to 9 billion by 2050. Space-based solar power can become essential to meet the energy demands of people in parts of the world that aren’t mainly sunny. “If you look at the next 50 years, the energy demand is stupendous. If you can harvest sunlight with solar farms in space where the sun is always shining and deliver it with essentially no interruptions to Earth — and you can do all that at an affordable price, you win." {youtube}                                                       Solar Farms In Space: Next Step In Renewable Energy                                                                                Solar Space Farm: Is The Mission Impossible? Details of China’s plan remain a secret. According to Mankins, the nation can 'launch tens of thousands of 'solar satellites' that would link up to form an enormous cone-shaped structure that orbits about 22,000 miles above Earth. They would be covered with photovoltaic panels to convert sunlight into energy, which would be beamed wirelessly to ground-based receivers. Such a solar facility could generate a steady flow of 2,000 gigawatts of power.’ There are still some hurdles to overcome, like the weight of the solar panels. Recommended: Waste In Space Will Be Fetched By The Cubesail carbage Truck It will also cost billions of dollars to make these solar farms in space happen. The research, the tests, and the solar satellites itself (price tag: about ten billion each) will make this a costly project. China hasn’t revealed how much it’s spending to develop its solar power stations. Still, the China Daily reported that the nation is already building a test facility in the southwestern city of Chongqing. It doesn’t seem like a mission impossible. China is taking a key position in the development of solar farms in space. According to John Mankins, a solar power station in space is a beautiful thing. “For a lot of locations, rooftop solar is fabulous, but a lot of the world is not like Arizona (or other sunny places). Millions of people live where large, ground-based solar arrays are not economical,” he said. Mankins hailed recent developments in the field and said he is keen to follow China’s new initiative. What do you think - is this the next step in renewable energy? Before you go! Recommended:  Recycling Human Waste In Space Into Plastic Tools And Food Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about green energy from space? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
Solar Space Farms: Next Step In Renewable Energy
Solar Space Farms: Next Step In Renewable Energy
Biodegradable Or Compostable? Let’s Break It Down
As always, there’s one thing that the packaging industry is good at. Providing all sorts of obscure and possibly misleading terms to let us believe it is one thing or another. You know what I am talking about. Biodegradable, compostable, bio-based, renewable… It is somehow gradable or bio-friendly, but what does it exactly mean? Do these products of a late-night game of Scrabble tell what you think they do? Let’s figure it out. Biodegradable The mother of all terms: biodegradable. One of those things that marketers noticed and figured that it would look good on, well, pretty much anything. It is meant to be a fluffy, do-well-for-the-world endearment. But what does it mean? Going by the word itself, it merely says that over time, something is broken down (degraded) back to its natural components, thanks to a wealth of biological organisms. Zooming in on this explanation, one of the critical issues is that it merely has to be possible ‘overtime.’ This means that no length of time is given or set that dictates when something can potentially be biodegradable. Recommended:  Fashion From Algae Absorbs CO2: Is It Wearable? Eventually, this just means that pretty much everything around us is biodegradable to some extent. Everything will eventually turn into something else. Look at plastics. They may be degradable, but what few producers mention is how it generates a whole lot of methane while taking its sweet time to degrade. And methane happens to be the bad guy, even more, detrimental for our environment than carbon dioxide. So basically, we are toying with a word to make it look good while it is not. Degradable merely means that living things will not eat it. It may break down, but not in a ‘biological’ manner if you will. Plastics are decidedly not eaten by anything alive unless you count the sea life being suffocated in our oceans as they ingest it. It does break down but does so by falling apart as the polymers let go of each other. This is not ‘bio’ in any way. It only means that plastic turns into microplastics - something that is all around us, but that we are blissfully unaware of. Perhaps for the better, as we do not know what their impact on us and the environment may be. Compostable A very similar term, but once again, you got to mind the nuances. Compostable means to say that something is broken down by natural processes, after which it becomes something non-toxic and potentially nutritious. Think of food waste, cardboard, and newspapers. A smart guy somewhere thought to add the word ‘home’ to it, claiming that something is ‘home compostable’ if you can let this process take place at home. There is some kind of standard. You have to apply to have your product tested and officially certified as compostable. While many people think that this also means that it will compost in your bin at home, the truth is that many of those products can only compost in certain circumstances - through forced processes. So while home composting may be the ultimate, you might just have to settle for commercial composting. Not bad, as long as you make sure to dispose of it correctly. Recommended:  Bioplastic From Fish Scale And Skin  Compost s Fast Oxo-Degradable Let’s be short and clear about oxo-degradable products. They should not be allowed to exist. While it may sound fancy, it is something to steer clear of. Plastics that are dubbed oxo-degradable are breaking down into smaller microplastics pieces. Plastic manufacturers perhaps believe that this term will lull consumers in thinking that this is better than regular plastics, but trust us, it is not. Bio-Based Also known as plant-based. Products with this title are usually made using something organic. Great for your marketing - but not so much for the environment. Even if your hemp plastic is produced in an entirely organic manner, it does not mean that it will break down as such. Quite the contrary, it is not always compostable and will not produce more oxygen than carbon dioxide. Looking from a distance, bio-plastics made using hemp or sugar are not that different from fuel-derived plastics. The lesson here is that the starting material does not impact biodegradability or overall sustainability by that much. Bottles made from hemp Recommended:  Hemp: High-Performance Stuff For Now And Always Renewable Sources A proud statement that something was created using renewable resources, like wind or solar. Or, at the very least, that something was created while compensating for our use of that thing. Once again, just as for bio-based, all good and well that something is made sustainably, but this does not affect its ability to break down easier or better. Recommended:  Solar Space Farms: Next Step In Renewable Energy Biodegradable Or Compostable? What Can You Do? There is a term for all of this—Greenwashing, or using all kinds of unregulated claims to influence the consumer’s purchase decision. The only way to deal with it is by being - and staying - informed. Knowing the actual meaning is critical. It definitely would not hurt to spread this true meaning around a bit more. You might even appeal to your local government to help get proper legislation in place for the use of such terms.   Words like this should never be used to mislead consumers. Their intentions to help make the world a better place should not be thwarted and polluted by false claims and labels. Instead, we should all find a better way of communicating what the best (or better) options are when it comes to taking care of our planet. Recommended:  Algae Canopy Miracle Works Better Than A Forrest: How? Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about biodegradable products and to compost? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
As always, there’s one thing that the packaging industry is good at. Providing all sorts of obscure and possibly misleading terms to let us believe it is one thing or another. You know what I am talking about. Biodegradable, compostable, bio-based, renewable… It is somehow gradable or bio-friendly, but what does it exactly mean? Do these products of a late-night game of Scrabble tell what you think they do? Let’s figure it out. Biodegradable The mother of all terms: biodegradable. One of those things that marketers noticed and figured that it would look good on, well, pretty much anything. It is meant to be a fluffy, do-well-for-the-world endearment. But what does it mean? Going by the word itself, it merely says that over time, something is broken down (degraded) back to its natural components, thanks to a wealth of biological organisms. Zooming in on this explanation, one of the critical issues is that it merely has to be possible ‘overtime.’ This means that no length of time is given or set that dictates when something can potentially be biodegradable. Recommended:  Fashion From Algae Absorbs CO2: Is It Wearable? Eventually, this just means that pretty much everything around us is biodegradable to some extent. Everything will eventually turn into something else. Look at plastics. They may be degradable, but what few producers mention is how it generates a whole lot of methane while taking its sweet time to degrade. And methane happens to be the bad guy, even more, detrimental for our environment than carbon dioxide. So basically, we are toying with a word to make it look good while it is not. Degradable merely means that living things will not eat it. It may break down, but not in a ‘biological’ manner if you will. Plastics are decidedly not eaten by anything alive unless you count the sea life being suffocated in our oceans as they ingest it. It does break down but does so by falling apart as the polymers let go of each other. This is not ‘bio’ in any way. It only means that plastic turns into microplastics - something that is all around us, but that we are blissfully unaware of. Perhaps for the better, as we do not know what their impact on us and the environment may be. Compostable A very similar term, but once again, you got to mind the nuances. Compostable means to say that something is broken down by natural processes, after which it becomes something non-toxic and potentially nutritious. Think of food waste, cardboard, and newspapers. A smart guy somewhere thought to add the word ‘home’ to it, claiming that something is ‘home compostable’ if you can let this process take place at home. There is some kind of standard. You have to apply to have your product tested and officially certified as compostable. While many people think that this also means that it will compost in your bin at home, the truth is that many of those products can only compost in certain circumstances - through forced processes. So while home composting may be the ultimate, you might just have to settle for commercial composting. Not bad, as long as you make sure to dispose of it correctly. Recommended:  Bioplastic From Fish Scale And Skin  Compost s Fast Oxo-Degradable Let’s be short and clear about oxo-degradable products. They should not be allowed to exist. While it may sound fancy, it is something to steer clear of. Plastics that are dubbed oxo-degradable are breaking down into smaller microplastics pieces. Plastic manufacturers perhaps believe that this term will lull consumers in thinking that this is better than regular plastics, but trust us, it is not. Bio-Based Also known as plant-based. Products with this title are usually made using something organic. Great for your marketing - but not so much for the environment. Even if your hemp plastic is produced in an entirely organic manner, it does not mean that it will break down as such. Quite the contrary, it is not always compostable and will not produce more oxygen than carbon dioxide. Looking from a distance, bio-plastics made using hemp or sugar are not that different from fuel-derived plastics. The lesson here is that the starting material does not impact biodegradability or overall sustainability by that much. Bottles made from hemp Recommended:  Hemp: High-Performance Stuff For Now And Always Renewable Sources A proud statement that something was created using renewable resources, like wind or solar. Or, at the very least, that something was created while compensating for our use of that thing. Once again, just as for bio-based, all good and well that something is made sustainably, but this does not affect its ability to break down easier or better. Recommended:  Solar Space Farms: Next Step In Renewable Energy Biodegradable Or Compostable? What Can You Do? There is a term for all of this—Greenwashing, or using all kinds of unregulated claims to influence the consumer’s purchase decision. The only way to deal with it is by being - and staying - informed. Knowing the actual meaning is critical. It definitely would not hurt to spread this true meaning around a bit more. You might even appeal to your local government to help get proper legislation in place for the use of such terms.   Words like this should never be used to mislead consumers. Their intentions to help make the world a better place should not be thwarted and polluted by false claims and labels. Instead, we should all find a better way of communicating what the best (or better) options are when it comes to taking care of our planet. Recommended:  Algae Canopy Miracle Works Better Than A Forrest: How? Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about biodegradable products and to compost? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
Biodegradable Or Compostable? Let’s Break It Down
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Are Outdated
While many people are still amazed at the sight of a car plugged into an electrical outlet in the parking lot, the reality is that this is already an outdated concept. Isn't it just marvelous how technology continues to evolve, giving us so little time to get used to its new advances? The Israeli company Electreon Wireless has undoubtedly taken on the challenge of keeping things moving. Quite literally, in this case. Electric Vehicle Charging Electreon Wireless believes that so-called Wireless Electric Roads are our future. As the name already indicates, these roads can charge electric vehicles wirelessly while they drive on them. It sounds like a massive advance for the electrical car industry, which is still grappling with extended charging times and limited ranges. The Wireless Electric Roads platform shows us a bright future. Not only can electric cars be charged on the go, but this also means that they require much smaller batteries. Through this initiative, manufacturers can focus on all kinds of other ‘extras’ that have until now been considered too heavy, in the literal sense. Meanwhile, drivers get to choose between a dynamic, semi-dynamic, or static charging option, as the gas-powered, hybrid, and electric variants of the future. {youtube}                                                              ELECTREON Dynamic wireless charging Back in 2019, Electreon Wireless proved its case by fully charging a Renault Zoe while it was driving through a section of street in the Israeli coastal town of Beit Yanai. This section had coils embedded in it, allowing for smooth energy transmission. At 8.5 kW and with a 91% efficiency, it is a job well done. Recommended:  Electric Solar Car 2020 Never Needs Charging Electric Vehicle Charging:  Test Run In Sweden These guys certainly attracted attention. They are now planning to run another test in Sweden later this year. Those with a vested interest in the electric car industry would do well to carefully follow these initial tests, as cars-charged-by-the-road is a premise that could lead to the ascend of fully autonomous cars. After all, the range will never be an issue anymore, nor will the weight of the battery be. On the Swedish island of Gotland, many will, therefore, be interested to see if electric cars can indeed be charged by the 2.5-mile stretch of road harboring copper coils, testing it on an airport shuttle service for public use between the airport and the town center of eco-municipality Visby. Photo by Electreon. Charging batteries while driving. All Charged Up The charging roads would not just be excellent for autonomous vehicles, including shuttles and public transport. It might also be a game-changer for trucks and the transportation industry, as electric trucks would no longer require super heavy batteries or mandatory downtime for charging. Recommended:  Charging Your Electric Car, Smartphone Or Laptop In Minutes A great prospect. Now the wait begins for Sweden’s trial run. If this test does indeed go as well as planned, we might see a lot more of this very soon. Cover photo by Zhang Kaiyv Before you go! Recommended:  Solar Electric Cars Are The Future: Bridgestone, Australia Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about electric cars or to charge techniques? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
While many people are still amazed at the sight of a car plugged into an electrical outlet in the parking lot, the reality is that this is already an outdated concept. Isn't it just marvelous how technology continues to evolve, giving us so little time to get used to its new advances? The Israeli company Electreon Wireless has undoubtedly taken on the challenge of keeping things moving. Quite literally, in this case. Electric Vehicle Charging Electreon Wireless believes that so-called Wireless Electric Roads are our future. As the name already indicates, these roads can charge electric vehicles wirelessly while they drive on them. It sounds like a massive advance for the electrical car industry, which is still grappling with extended charging times and limited ranges. The Wireless Electric Roads platform shows us a bright future. Not only can electric cars be charged on the go, but this also means that they require much smaller batteries. Through this initiative, manufacturers can focus on all kinds of other ‘extras’ that have until now been considered too heavy, in the literal sense. Meanwhile, drivers get to choose between a dynamic, semi-dynamic, or static charging option, as the gas-powered, hybrid, and electric variants of the future. {youtube}                                                              ELECTREON Dynamic wireless charging Back in 2019, Electreon Wireless proved its case by fully charging a Renault Zoe while it was driving through a section of street in the Israeli coastal town of Beit Yanai. This section had coils embedded in it, allowing for smooth energy transmission. At 8.5 kW and with a 91% efficiency, it is a job well done. Recommended:  Electric Solar Car 2020 Never Needs Charging Electric Vehicle Charging:  Test Run In Sweden These guys certainly attracted attention. They are now planning to run another test in Sweden later this year. Those with a vested interest in the electric car industry would do well to carefully follow these initial tests, as cars-charged-by-the-road is a premise that could lead to the ascend of fully autonomous cars. After all, the range will never be an issue anymore, nor will the weight of the battery be. On the Swedish island of Gotland, many will, therefore, be interested to see if electric cars can indeed be charged by the 2.5-mile stretch of road harboring copper coils, testing it on an airport shuttle service for public use between the airport and the town center of eco-municipality Visby. Photo by Electreon. Charging batteries while driving. All Charged Up The charging roads would not just be excellent for autonomous vehicles, including shuttles and public transport. It might also be a game-changer for trucks and the transportation industry, as electric trucks would no longer require super heavy batteries or mandatory downtime for charging. Recommended:  Charging Your Electric Car, Smartphone Or Laptop In Minutes A great prospect. Now the wait begins for Sweden’s trial run. If this test does indeed go as well as planned, we might see a lot more of this very soon. Cover photo by Zhang Kaiyv Before you go! Recommended:  Solar Electric Cars Are The Future: Bridgestone, Australia Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about electric cars or to charge techniques? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
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Electric Bike Conversion Kits: Best In 2020
Electric bikes are great, and with all the noise currently being made about e-bikes, you might be considering to buy one. But do you have to obtain a brand new electric bike when you can convert your existing bike by just spending quarter the amount you have to pay for a brand new e-bike? Electric Bike Conversion Kits In 2020 Whether you ride a hybrid bike, mountain bike, or a road bike, there are several ways to electrify your bike and remove those roadblocks and challenges that many people face with traditional bikes. So all you have to do is replace a powered wheel either with the front or rear wheel of your existing bike or, if not the wheel, then attach a drive unit to the bottom bracket of your bike, and you can start zooming up those hills. Pretty easy, right! That’s all you have to do to convert your existing bike into an electric bike. With that said, let’s find the best electric bike conversion kit which will best suit you and your bike. Top 10 Rated Best Electric Bike Conversion Kits In 2020 Jump quickly to a subject by clicking on: Petrolscooter Electric Bicycle front Wheel Conversion Kit Schuck E-bike kit 48V 500W 20"/29"/700C Front Motor ReaseJoy MegaBrand 36V, 500W 26"Front Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kit CBPE Electric Bicycle E-Bike Front Wheel Complete Conversion Kit Hub Motor. Bicycle Booster BAFANG Bike Conversion Kit 48V 500W Rear Wheel Motor HalloMotor 36 V 1200 W, 48 V 1500 W 20"/28"700C Rear Wheel Conversion Kit 28" 48 V, 1000 W Rear Wheel Conversion Kit Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang BBS03B Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang BBS02B Mid Drive Crank Motor DIY conversion kit motor Let’s get started. {youtube}                                              Electric Bike Conversion Kit Options | DIY E-Bikes With EMBN   Front Hub Motor (Front Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kits) Recommended:  Electric Bike Buying Guide For Starters And Professionals The front hub motor is the simplest and easiest way to convert your standard bike into an electric one. In this type of bike conversion, all you have to do is replace the front wheel with the motorized wheel, and the rest of the bike remains precisely the same as before. Most of the time, a front-wheel conversion kit features a front wheel with a hub motor, a battery, a speed controller, electric brake handles to cut off any power while braking, an LCD panel, and throttle, which is either a twist throttle or a thumb throttle.  Also, with the front hub engine, you may or may not get a pedal assist sensor, so you do have to look out for this feature. Here are some of the best front-wheel electric bike conversion kits Petrolscooter Electric Bicycle Front Wheel Conversion Kit Schuck E-bike kit 48V 500W Front Motor Wheel Electric Bicycle Conversion Kit ReaseJoy 36V 500W 26" Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor CBPE Electric Bicycle E-Bike Front Wheel Conversion Kit Clean Republic Hill Topper Electric Bike Conversion Kit (not described) MegaBrand Front Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kit (not described) AW Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor Conversion Kit (not described) Petrolscooter Electric Bicycle Front Wheel Conversion Kit 48v 1000w 26 Inch Bike Bicycle Hub Motor Electric Bicycle front Wheel Conversion Kit  at a Glance: TYPE: Front Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 48V / 1000W MAX SPEED: 35 km/h COMPATIBILITY: 26″ Wheel BATTERY: No BATTERY RECOMMENDATION: We suggest our Yuasa battery part code 24120 wired in series. Petrolscooter front-wheel conversion kit is the best electric bike conversion kit that offers more than its pay grade. It features a mighty 1000W brushless motor, which can take you from 0 to 35 mph in just under 9 seconds. The Petrolscooter conversion kit features a 26-inch wheel with a tire. Apart from that, the Petrolscooter e-bike conversion kit does come with everything that you need to electrify your bike, but you do have to buy a battery before going for a spin on your new DIY Electric bike. Other than that, it’s a good bargain for money when you can convert your existing bike into an electric bike for just a fraction of money when some brands are charging their customers thousands of dollars for the same thing. £185.95. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                          ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended:  Electric Bikes. How To Ride E-Bikes In Winter? 10 Plus Tips   Schuck E-bike kit 48V 500W 20"/29"/700C Front Motor Wheel Electric Bicycle Conversion Motor Kit E-Bike Cycling with KT-LCD7 Display Schuck Electric Bike Conversion Kit at a Glance: TYPE: Front Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 48V / 500W Brushless gear MAX SPEED: 32 km/h COMPATIBILITY: 20"/24"/26"/27.5"/28"/29" Wheel BATTERY: No Package includes: 48V 500W  Front Wheel  x1  (without tire) 48V 22A controller  x1 LCD7 Display x1  Thumb Throttle x1  Power Cut-off Brake Levers x1  Bolts and Nuts  PAS sensor x1  Zip ties and Protection line  x1 Motor extension cable x1 Gift!!!  controller bag x1 Apart from that Schuck Electric Bike Kit features: Brake lever: aluminum alloy, disc brake / V brake Rims and spokes: double-layer aluminum alloy rims with 12g / 13g stainless steel spokes Sensor: 1: 1 intelligent pedal-assist system. RPM: 265-325 N.M: 60-63 Controller: Maximum current: 22 ± 1A Rated voltage: DC36V / 48V Speed ​​setting: 1-4.2V Rated current: 11A Brake input: low level Low voltage protection: DC30 / 40 ± 0.5V throttle Thumb throttle Display LCD7 display PAS 8P magnet points pedal-assistance sensor Brake Electric brake levers for cutting power off 12-month warranty for the motor. The warranty period for all other components is 3 months. Note: Battery not included. £225.10 - £236.10. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                          ______________________________________________________________________________________________   CBPE Electric Bicycle E-Bike Front Wheel Complete Conversion Kit Hub Motor. Bicycle Booster CBPE Electric Bicycle E-Bike Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Front Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 36V/250W CHARGING: 2.9hA series charging time is about 1 hour / 5.8hA series charging time is about 2 hours / 8.7hA series charging time is about 3 hours COMPATIBILITY: 16" X 1.95" To 29" Tire BATTERY: Integrated Intelligent micro-powered wheel: new all-in-one wheel design, no line switch, simple operation Different from the traditional power-assisted system: An intelligent micro-power system, combined with a healthy riding concept, adhere to the three principles of exercise volume, frequency, and intensity.  The new closed-wheel hub integrates the battery, motor, and controller.  250W high-speed brushless motor: Use high-quality, high-speed brushless toothed motor. High efficiency, stable operation, long-range mileage, planetary gear + clutch, no magnetic resistance Charging directly through the front axle: Simple and convenient, 2.9hA series charging time is about 1 hour / 5.8hA series charging time is about 2 hours / 8.7hA series charging time is about 3 hours £399.99. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                          ______________________________________________________________________________________________   ReaseJoy 36V 500W 26" Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor Conversion Kit E-Bike Cycling Hub ReaseJot Kit at a Glance: Type: front wheel kit Motor power: 36V / 500W / Motor Speed (no-load): 300 rpm Max speed: 33 kph Compatibility: 26″ Wheel Battery: No Battery recommendation: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48v and nominal capacity, not less than 17Ah. The last e-bike conversion kit under the front wheel section is from ReaseJoy, which is a 36V 500W motor integrated with a 26-inch wheel. It’s a quiet and reliable brushless motor with a top speed of 33 km without spinning the pedals at all. So you’ve got plenty of power to take off from traffic lights with buses and cars behind you or just climbing those steep hills with throttle only mode. Apart from that, you’ll get everything that you need to electrify your bike like a dual-mode controller, thumb throttle with 3 LED battery power indicator, and power brake lever to cut off power while stopping. Note: This bike doesn’t feature the PAS (Pedal Assist System), and the battery is also not included.  £179.95. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                             _____________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended:  Electric Bicycle EBIQ Sustainable City Transport: Concept (Rear Hub Motor) Rear Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kits A rear hub motor is considered a bit better than the front wheel conversion kit because it provides you with more control and traction when you push that throttle. Also, almost all the manufacturers that are building electric bikes feature a rear hub motor unless it’s a mountain bike. Rear-wheel electric conversion kit features a rear wheel with the hub motor, which goes unnoticed since it looks much like an oversized traditional bike hub. It also includes a battery, speed controller, electric brakes, an LCD panel, throttle, and almost all the rear wheel conversion kits come in with a pedal assist. Here are some of the best rear wheel electric bike conversion kits BAFANG Bike Conversion Kit 48V 500W Rear Wheel MotorHalloMotor 36V 1200W 48V 1500W 20"/ 28" 700C Rear Wheel HalloMotor 36V 1200W 48V 1500W Rear Wheel Kit 28"48V 1000W Electric Bike Conversion Kit Rear Wheel AW Rear Wheel Electric Bicycle Conversion Kit (not described) ______________________________________________________________________________ BAFANG Bike Conversion Kit 48V 500W Rear Wheel Motor Electric Bike Kit with PAS and LCD Display BAFANG Electric Bike Conversion Kit at a Glance: BAFANG 48V 500W rear hub motor assembled with the 24 mm rim and spokes(without tire) Battery(optional) Controller Controller Box BAFANG Display(C961/C965/750C/850C/500C/C18/SW102 optional) Headlight as a gift Brake levers Thumb throttle PAS sensor Motor extension cable 1T4 cable Battery recommendation: The system requires B07JGSZZ4W for 48V 10Ah Kettle Battery. B07HG5L1KLfor 48V 11.6Ah Hailong Battery. B07FTT6KJK for 48V 17.5Ah Hailong Battery. B07HK6PZ6F for 48V 17.5Ah Rear Rack Battery. The motor is also equipped with the latest BAFANG PAS (Pedal Assist System) technology, which makes riding short or long distances easy and full of joy for you. £293.99 - £391.00. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                             ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended:  Electric-Bike, The Indestructible Suru Scrambler: Canada   HalloMotor 36V 1200W 48V 1500W 20" 24" 26" 27.5" 28" 29er 700C Rear Wheel Kit HalloMotor Electric Bike Conversion Kit at a Glance: Motorized Wheel Controller+Controller Bag 2 Brake Levers Twist Speed Throttle with Electric Key Lock 2ea. Handlebar Grips 750C color Display Pedelec Sensor Battery Connecting Cable There are two power options when it comes to HalloMotor Rear Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kit. You can choose between three different types of rear motor hubs 36V 1.200 W Motor  48V 1500W Motor  Voilamart uses a powerful brushless gearless motor that ensures top speed consistently and gives riders an adjustable 5 level intelligent pedal-assist mode and a twist throttle to take off from your stationary position. What stands out about this electric bike conversion kit is the quality and components HalloMotor is offering at such a reasonable price: An LCD with speed throttle to show battery level and a power cut off button. An aluminum alloy controller that guarantee’s consistent current supply To ensure the safety of the rider electric brake levers to cut off the power supply when braking. The only thing that’s not included in the package is the battery, so you do have to buy one. Apart from that, it’s by far one of the best e-bike conversion kits on the market. Also, it’s quite easy to install all you need to look for is that you are using the right battery. Controller Performance: Rated Voltage: DC 36V 48V 60V 72V (Universal) Max. Current: 50 A Rated Power: 1000W Size: About 215x100x60mm Color: Black 18 MOSFET 36V, 48V, 60V, 72V Full color TFT RSM-750c Display (with 5-level PAS, speed limit, speed display, Regenerative Function)/TFT RSM-750C Remote start + Alarm + Motor Lock function £279.00 - £359.00. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                             ______________________________________________________________________________________________   28"48V 1000W Electric Bike Conversion Kit Rear Wheel Electric bike conversion kit for the exchange of electric bike rear Electric Bicycle Kit at a Glance: 48V 1000W motor wheel 48V 1000W controller Controller bag PAS Brake handle Plug and fuse LCD Battery recommendation: The power and voltage of the battery you purchased should match our set. Make sure during installation that the cabling is not mixed up. Otherwise, the product may be damaged. Note: the battery is also not included.  £205.92. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                             ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended:  Do You Need A Dual Motor e-Bike For Electric Snow Cycling? Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kits In mid-drive electric bikes, the motor is integrated with the bottom bracket and cranks, which places the motor at the center of the bike and, in turn, evenly distributes the weight of the motor. That’s the reason why mid-drive motors are considered the best option for any type of off-roading or mountain biking, where you need your bike to be perfectly balanced. Though mid-drive units are a bit more expensive than hub motors, it has its reasons! Also, there’s a reason why most of the people prefer mid-drive units. In a mid-drive or central system, the motor is directly connected to the crank drive. So as soon as you start pedaling, the motor drives the crank arms, which can now take better advantage of the range of gears. Also, a torque sensor can now easily measure the amount of input from the rider. So what this sensor does is that it automatically varies the amount of assistance from the motor with the intensity of the rider’s pedaling that creates a smoother and more fluid riding experience for the rider by precisely varying the amount of assistance from the motor and by merely matching the amount of intensity of the rider’s pedaling. Apart from that, many of the big brands like Yamaha, Shimano, and Bosch in the e-Bike industry offer top of the line mid-drive units. Still, the problem with those mid-drive units is that they can’t be fitted in any bicycle frame, so you need a frame that is built explicitly for these drive units to give you the best performance. But don’t worry, there are some brands for you too! So I’ll suggest you look for brands like Bafang or 8fun, which make some of the best quality mid-drive units that can be integrated on any bicycle frame. Here are some of the best Mid-drive units in the market Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang BBS03B Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang 8fun Mid Drive Crank Motor 36v 500w BBS02B DIY conversion kit motor Tongsheng TSDZ2 Mid Drive Motor Conversion Kit (extra) Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Reviews   _________________________________________________________________________________ Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Mid-Drive Kit MOTOR: Mid Crank Bafang Motor MOTOR POWER: 48V / 750W MAX SPEED: 22-24 mph COMPATIBILITY: Fits on bikes with a 68-73mm bottom bracket BATTERY: Yes, 48V 12AH Lithium Ion The first mid-drive electric bike conversion kit is from Bafang and is quite an expensive one. It is by far one of the best mid-drive units that you can get for the price. You can get this full kit for around $1000, but don’t worry because, for those on a tight budget, I’ve also got some affordable options. But remember this is the best option if you can afford it. With a 750 W motor and a 48V 12AH water bottle mount Lithium-Ion battery, you can hit the road as soon as you get it, and it can take pretty much anything that you throw at it, either it is steep hills or mountains; this system is ideal. Like any other powered bike, this mid-drive system gives you two working modes; you can either switch between the pedal-assist or choose the throttle only mode which will provide you with a burst of speed (ideal for pulling away from traffic lights). Other than that the mid-drive conversion kit features BAFANG LCD which shows all the info like speed, battery percentage, mileage, pedal assist level By default, the bike comes in with push throttle, but you can request the manufacturer to feature a twist throttle when placing your order. Brake levers that safely cut off any power from the motor while stopping A mid motor controller which controls the different levels of pedal assist Speed sensor and magnet Overall its quite a complete electric bike conversion kit as it’s got everything that you need and will perform as good as it looks on the paper. £800.00. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                          ______________________________________________________________________________________________   Bafang BBS03B Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang BBS03Mid-Drive Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Mid-Drive Kit MOTOR: 8fun BBS03 BBSHD MOTOR POWER: 48V / 1000W MAX SPEED: 28 mph COMPATIBILITY: Fits on bikes with a 68mm, 100mm, 120mm Bottom Brackets BATTERY: No Battery recommendation: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48V and nominal capacity not less than 11.6Ah. This is the most potent mid-drive kit on our list, and being from BAFANG, you can rely on them with your eyes closed. BAFANG has been in the biking industry for a while. Now and have made a name for themselves over the years with satisfied customers. This mid-drive electric bike kit features a central 48V 1000W motor that can be fitted on any bike that you have. You can install it on any standard bike with a 68mm bottom bracket to fat bikes with 100mm to 120mm bottom brackets. Other than that, the kit also comes in with three different chairing sizes 42T, 44T, and 46T. Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive kit also includes Bafang central Motor(with integrated controller, PAS sensor and thumb throttle) 6 Different LCDs One pair of the brake lever Aluminum chain wheel and cover with one pair of cranks Speed sensor and magnets Apart from that, if you want to go with power, then this is the best mid-drive electric bike conversion kit that you can find on the market. £619.00. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                          ______________________________________________________________________________________________   Bafang BBS02B Mid-Drive Conversion kit Bafang BBS02B Mid-Drive Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Mid-Drive Kit MOTOR: 8fun BBS02 BBSHD MOTOR POWER: 36V / 500W | 48V / 750W MAX SPEED: 22-25 mph COMPATIBILITY: Fits on bikes with a 68-73mm bottom bracket BATTERY: No Battery recommendation: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 36V and nominal capacity not less than 10Ah. As we are moving down the list, we are moving towards more and more affordable options; these mid-drive units offer you the same high build quality and performance; the only difference is the power. This particular mid-drive kit comes in with nine different pedal assist modes; one is a non-assist mode apart from that you can kick in that full power by pressing the throttle at any time and in any mode that you’re in. Just like the other e-bike conversion kits Bafang BBS02B also comes in two different types of power options that you can choose from 36V 500W Motor with approx. 16-22 mph speed 48V 750W Motor with approx. 20-24 mph speed Other than that the bike features BAFANG 36V 500W central motor with integrated controller, pedal-assist sensor and a thumb throttle BAFANG C961 programmable display panel Aluminum 46 T chainring and cover Speed sensors and magnets BAFANG power cut-off e-Bike brake levers You can get this mid-drive e-bike conversion kit for around $500, which, if you’ll ask me, is a hell of a bargain when it comes to mid-drive units that are way too expensive. So if you are into mid-drive units, this the best that you can find for $500. £390.00. to £449.00. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                         ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Tongsheng TSDZ2 Mid Drive Motor Conversion Kit Tongsheng Mid-Drive Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Mid-Drive Kit MOTOR: Tongsheng TSDZ2 central motor MOTOR POWER: 36V / 250/ 350W SPEED: 28-22 mph COMPATIBILITY: Fits on bikes with a 68-73mm bottom bracket BATTERY: No Tongsheng is a Chinese company but doesn’t get me wrong it’s not like most of the Chinese products which are unreliable and cheaply built. TSDZ2 mid-drive conversion kit is surprisingly one of the best mid-drive electric bike conversion kits that you can get for under $400. Though it doesn’t provide many features like the other Bafang mid-drive units that we have reviewed earlier do. Still, it’s cheap and gives you aa great central motor that performs as good as a Bafang motor, but you have to compromise on some features. Like there isn’t any throttle mode in the Tongsheng TSDZ2, which is the biggest drawback, but if you only use the pedal assist. This bike has some severe stats as you can reach a max speed of 24 miles, and on average, you can easily maintain a speed of 14-20mph, which is excellent. Apart from that the Tongsheng conversion kit also features: Built-in Controller and both side torque sensor Tongsheng LCD that displays speed, time, mileage, battery percentage and much more This mid-drive kit fits almost 95% of the standard bike frames with a 6a 8-73mm bottom bracket. Tongsheng motor comes in with built-in torque and cadence sensor. This is what makes it suitable for only pedal assist and results in smoother acceleration. So, you get what you pay for. Also, this mid-drive electric bike conversion kit doesn’t feature any brake lever or battery. £286.00 - £301.00. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                         ______________________________________________________________________________________________ The Bottom Line It all comes down to you which electric bike conversion kit you choose; either you prefer a hub motor or a mid-drive unit, it’s your call! But before going for a particular e-bike conversion kit, just ask these two questions. Where and how I’ll be riding mostly? What’s my budget? Riding First of all, answer your first question. If you’ll mostly be riding on flat surfaces and paved roads where you don’t need that much power of a mid-drive unit to climb steep hills and just need a bike for casual riding around town or for the daily commute to and from work than a hub motor is perfect. On the flip side, if you live in an area where you have to do a lot of climbing on steep hills or like to take your bike off-road on mountains and all, then a mid-drive unit is perfect for you. Also, if you’ve got a mountain bike, then it’s out of the question which type of conversion kit you need. Just go for the mid-drive unit. Budget In most of the cases, a mid-drive unit will work fine in any kind of situation, but the thing is that they are expensive. So when going for an e-bike conversion kit, have a specific budget in your mind and make sure that you stick to that budget. Final Advice My final advice for you is not to be put off by all the different e-bike conversion kit technologies out there. Think of it as something that’s not a cookie-cutter product; it’s an opportunity for you to build something with your own hands and find that perfection in it. WhatsOrb cannot be held responsible for price changes, out-of-stock of products, and material or color differences. All information is provided by third parties. WhatsOrb embraces innovations. Electric bicycles are a ‘transit innovation’ from which the battery is still a hazard for the environment. With mining lithium and cobalt is often child labor involved. Currently, a conventional bicycle without motor and battery is still the most environmental way of transportation. WhatsOrb. Before you go! Recommended:  Electric Bicycles And Cars Were One's Classic Models: Retro Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about electric bike conversion kits? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
Electric bikes are great, and with all the noise currently being made about e-bikes, you might be considering to buy one. But do you have to obtain a brand new electric bike when you can convert your existing bike by just spending quarter the amount you have to pay for a brand new e-bike? Electric Bike Conversion Kits In 2020 Whether you ride a hybrid bike, mountain bike, or a road bike, there are several ways to electrify your bike and remove those roadblocks and challenges that many people face with traditional bikes. So all you have to do is replace a powered wheel either with the front or rear wheel of your existing bike or, if not the wheel, then attach a drive unit to the bottom bracket of your bike, and you can start zooming up those hills. Pretty easy, right! That’s all you have to do to convert your existing bike into an electric bike. With that said, let’s find the best electric bike conversion kit which will best suit you and your bike. Top 10 Rated Best Electric Bike Conversion Kits In 2020 Jump quickly to a subject by clicking on: Petrolscooter Electric Bicycle front Wheel Conversion Kit Schuck E-bike kit 48V 500W 20"/29"/700C Front Motor ReaseJoy MegaBrand 36V, 500W 26"Front Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kit CBPE Electric Bicycle E-Bike Front Wheel Complete Conversion Kit Hub Motor. Bicycle Booster BAFANG Bike Conversion Kit 48V 500W Rear Wheel Motor HalloMotor 36 V 1200 W, 48 V 1500 W 20"/28"700C Rear Wheel Conversion Kit 28" 48 V, 1000 W Rear Wheel Conversion Kit Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang BBS03B Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang BBS02B Mid Drive Crank Motor DIY conversion kit motor Let’s get started. {youtube}                                              Electric Bike Conversion Kit Options | DIY E-Bikes With EMBN   Front Hub Motor (Front Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kits) Recommended:  Electric Bike Buying Guide For Starters And Professionals The front hub motor is the simplest and easiest way to convert your standard bike into an electric one. In this type of bike conversion, all you have to do is replace the front wheel with the motorized wheel, and the rest of the bike remains precisely the same as before. Most of the time, a front-wheel conversion kit features a front wheel with a hub motor, a battery, a speed controller, electric brake handles to cut off any power while braking, an LCD panel, and throttle, which is either a twist throttle or a thumb throttle.  Also, with the front hub engine, you may or may not get a pedal assist sensor, so you do have to look out for this feature. Here are some of the best front-wheel electric bike conversion kits Petrolscooter Electric Bicycle Front Wheel Conversion Kit Schuck E-bike kit 48V 500W Front Motor Wheel Electric Bicycle Conversion Kit ReaseJoy 36V 500W 26" Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor CBPE Electric Bicycle E-Bike Front Wheel Conversion Kit Clean Republic Hill Topper Electric Bike Conversion Kit (not described) MegaBrand Front Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kit (not described) AW Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor Conversion Kit (not described) Petrolscooter Electric Bicycle Front Wheel Conversion Kit 48v 1000w 26 Inch Bike Bicycle Hub Motor Electric Bicycle front Wheel Conversion Kit  at a Glance: TYPE: Front Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 48V / 1000W MAX SPEED: 35 km/h COMPATIBILITY: 26″ Wheel BATTERY: No BATTERY RECOMMENDATION: We suggest our Yuasa battery part code 24120 wired in series. Petrolscooter front-wheel conversion kit is the best electric bike conversion kit that offers more than its pay grade. It features a mighty 1000W brushless motor, which can take you from 0 to 35 mph in just under 9 seconds. The Petrolscooter conversion kit features a 26-inch wheel with a tire. Apart from that, the Petrolscooter e-bike conversion kit does come with everything that you need to electrify your bike, but you do have to buy a battery before going for a spin on your new DIY Electric bike. Other than that, it’s a good bargain for money when you can convert your existing bike into an electric bike for just a fraction of money when some brands are charging their customers thousands of dollars for the same thing. £185.95. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                          ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended:  Electric Bikes. How To Ride E-Bikes In Winter? 10 Plus Tips   Schuck E-bike kit 48V 500W 20"/29"/700C Front Motor Wheel Electric Bicycle Conversion Motor Kit E-Bike Cycling with KT-LCD7 Display Schuck Electric Bike Conversion Kit at a Glance: TYPE: Front Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 48V / 500W Brushless gear MAX SPEED: 32 km/h COMPATIBILITY: 20"/24"/26"/27.5"/28"/29" Wheel BATTERY: No Package includes: 48V 500W  Front Wheel  x1  (without tire) 48V 22A controller  x1 LCD7 Display x1  Thumb Throttle x1  Power Cut-off Brake Levers x1  Bolts and Nuts  PAS sensor x1  Zip ties and Protection line  x1 Motor extension cable x1 Gift!!!  controller bag x1 Apart from that Schuck Electric Bike Kit features: Brake lever: aluminum alloy, disc brake / V brake Rims and spokes: double-layer aluminum alloy rims with 12g / 13g stainless steel spokes Sensor: 1: 1 intelligent pedal-assist system. RPM: 265-325 N.M: 60-63 Controller: Maximum current: 22 ± 1A Rated voltage: DC36V / 48V Speed ​​setting: 1-4.2V Rated current: 11A Brake input: low level Low voltage protection: DC30 / 40 ± 0.5V throttle Thumb throttle Display LCD7 display PAS 8P magnet points pedal-assistance sensor Brake Electric brake levers for cutting power off 12-month warranty for the motor. The warranty period for all other components is 3 months. Note: Battery not included. £225.10 - £236.10. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                          ______________________________________________________________________________________________   CBPE Electric Bicycle E-Bike Front Wheel Complete Conversion Kit Hub Motor. Bicycle Booster CBPE Electric Bicycle E-Bike Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Front Wheel Kit MOTOR POWER: 36V/250W CHARGING: 2.9hA series charging time is about 1 hour / 5.8hA series charging time is about 2 hours / 8.7hA series charging time is about 3 hours COMPATIBILITY: 16" X 1.95" To 29" Tire BATTERY: Integrated Intelligent micro-powered wheel: new all-in-one wheel design, no line switch, simple operation Different from the traditional power-assisted system: An intelligent micro-power system, combined with a healthy riding concept, adhere to the three principles of exercise volume, frequency, and intensity.  The new closed-wheel hub integrates the battery, motor, and controller.  250W high-speed brushless motor: Use high-quality, high-speed brushless toothed motor. High efficiency, stable operation, long-range mileage, planetary gear + clutch, no magnetic resistance Charging directly through the front axle: Simple and convenient, 2.9hA series charging time is about 1 hour / 5.8hA series charging time is about 2 hours / 8.7hA series charging time is about 3 hours £399.99. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                          ______________________________________________________________________________________________   ReaseJoy 36V 500W 26" Front Wheel Electric Bicycle Motor Conversion Kit E-Bike Cycling Hub ReaseJot Kit at a Glance: Type: front wheel kit Motor power: 36V / 500W / Motor Speed (no-load): 300 rpm Max speed: 33 kph Compatibility: 26″ Wheel Battery: No Battery recommendation: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48v and nominal capacity, not less than 17Ah. The last e-bike conversion kit under the front wheel section is from ReaseJoy, which is a 36V 500W motor integrated with a 26-inch wheel. It’s a quiet and reliable brushless motor with a top speed of 33 km without spinning the pedals at all. So you’ve got plenty of power to take off from traffic lights with buses and cars behind you or just climbing those steep hills with throttle only mode. Apart from that, you’ll get everything that you need to electrify your bike like a dual-mode controller, thumb throttle with 3 LED battery power indicator, and power brake lever to cut off power while stopping. Note: This bike doesn’t feature the PAS (Pedal Assist System), and the battery is also not included.  £179.95. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                             _____________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended:  Electric Bicycle EBIQ Sustainable City Transport: Concept (Rear Hub Motor) Rear Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kits A rear hub motor is considered a bit better than the front wheel conversion kit because it provides you with more control and traction when you push that throttle. Also, almost all the manufacturers that are building electric bikes feature a rear hub motor unless it’s a mountain bike. Rear-wheel electric conversion kit features a rear wheel with the hub motor, which goes unnoticed since it looks much like an oversized traditional bike hub. It also includes a battery, speed controller, electric brakes, an LCD panel, throttle, and almost all the rear wheel conversion kits come in with a pedal assist. Here are some of the best rear wheel electric bike conversion kits BAFANG Bike Conversion Kit 48V 500W Rear Wheel MotorHalloMotor 36V 1200W 48V 1500W 20"/ 28" 700C Rear Wheel HalloMotor 36V 1200W 48V 1500W Rear Wheel Kit 28"48V 1000W Electric Bike Conversion Kit Rear Wheel AW Rear Wheel Electric Bicycle Conversion Kit (not described) ______________________________________________________________________________ BAFANG Bike Conversion Kit 48V 500W Rear Wheel Motor Electric Bike Kit with PAS and LCD Display BAFANG Electric Bike Conversion Kit at a Glance: BAFANG 48V 500W rear hub motor assembled with the 24 mm rim and spokes(without tire) Battery(optional) Controller Controller Box BAFANG Display(C961/C965/750C/850C/500C/C18/SW102 optional) Headlight as a gift Brake levers Thumb throttle PAS sensor Motor extension cable 1T4 cable Battery recommendation: The system requires B07JGSZZ4W for 48V 10Ah Kettle Battery. B07HG5L1KLfor 48V 11.6Ah Hailong Battery. B07FTT6KJK for 48V 17.5Ah Hailong Battery. B07HK6PZ6F for 48V 17.5Ah Rear Rack Battery. The motor is also equipped with the latest BAFANG PAS (Pedal Assist System) technology, which makes riding short or long distances easy and full of joy for you. £293.99 - £391.00. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                             ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended:  Electric-Bike, The Indestructible Suru Scrambler: Canada   HalloMotor 36V 1200W 48V 1500W 20" 24" 26" 27.5" 28" 29er 700C Rear Wheel Kit HalloMotor Electric Bike Conversion Kit at a Glance: Motorized Wheel Controller+Controller Bag 2 Brake Levers Twist Speed Throttle with Electric Key Lock 2ea. Handlebar Grips 750C color Display Pedelec Sensor Battery Connecting Cable There are two power options when it comes to HalloMotor Rear Wheel Electric Bike Conversion Kit. You can choose between three different types of rear motor hubs 36V 1.200 W Motor  48V 1500W Motor  Voilamart uses a powerful brushless gearless motor that ensures top speed consistently and gives riders an adjustable 5 level intelligent pedal-assist mode and a twist throttle to take off from your stationary position. What stands out about this electric bike conversion kit is the quality and components HalloMotor is offering at such a reasonable price: An LCD with speed throttle to show battery level and a power cut off button. An aluminum alloy controller that guarantee’s consistent current supply To ensure the safety of the rider electric brake levers to cut off the power supply when braking. The only thing that’s not included in the package is the battery, so you do have to buy one. Apart from that, it’s by far one of the best e-bike conversion kits on the market. Also, it’s quite easy to install all you need to look for is that you are using the right battery. Controller Performance: Rated Voltage: DC 36V 48V 60V 72V (Universal) Max. Current: 50 A Rated Power: 1000W Size: About 215x100x60mm Color: Black 18 MOSFET 36V, 48V, 60V, 72V Full color TFT RSM-750c Display (with 5-level PAS, speed limit, speed display, Regenerative Function)/TFT RSM-750C Remote start + Alarm + Motor Lock function £279.00 - £359.00. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                             ______________________________________________________________________________________________   28"48V 1000W Electric Bike Conversion Kit Rear Wheel Electric bike conversion kit for the exchange of electric bike rear Electric Bicycle Kit at a Glance: 48V 1000W motor wheel 48V 1000W controller Controller bag PAS Brake handle Plug and fuse LCD Battery recommendation: The power and voltage of the battery you purchased should match our set. Make sure during installation that the cabling is not mixed up. Otherwise, the product may be damaged. Note: the battery is also not included.  £205.92. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                             ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Recommended:  Do You Need A Dual Motor e-Bike For Electric Snow Cycling? Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kits In mid-drive electric bikes, the motor is integrated with the bottom bracket and cranks, which places the motor at the center of the bike and, in turn, evenly distributes the weight of the motor. That’s the reason why mid-drive motors are considered the best option for any type of off-roading or mountain biking, where you need your bike to be perfectly balanced. Though mid-drive units are a bit more expensive than hub motors, it has its reasons! Also, there’s a reason why most of the people prefer mid-drive units. In a mid-drive or central system, the motor is directly connected to the crank drive. So as soon as you start pedaling, the motor drives the crank arms, which can now take better advantage of the range of gears. Also, a torque sensor can now easily measure the amount of input from the rider. So what this sensor does is that it automatically varies the amount of assistance from the motor with the intensity of the rider’s pedaling that creates a smoother and more fluid riding experience for the rider by precisely varying the amount of assistance from the motor and by merely matching the amount of intensity of the rider’s pedaling. Apart from that, many of the big brands like Yamaha, Shimano, and Bosch in the e-Bike industry offer top of the line mid-drive units. Still, the problem with those mid-drive units is that they can’t be fitted in any bicycle frame, so you need a frame that is built explicitly for these drive units to give you the best performance. But don’t worry, there are some brands for you too! So I’ll suggest you look for brands like Bafang or 8fun, which make some of the best quality mid-drive units that can be integrated on any bicycle frame. Here are some of the best Mid-drive units in the market Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang BBS03B Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang 8fun Mid Drive Crank Motor 36v 500w BBS02B DIY conversion kit motor Tongsheng TSDZ2 Mid Drive Motor Conversion Kit (extra) Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Reviews   _________________________________________________________________________________ Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Mid-Drive Kit MOTOR: Mid Crank Bafang Motor MOTOR POWER: 48V / 750W MAX SPEED: 22-24 mph COMPATIBILITY: Fits on bikes with a 68-73mm bottom bracket BATTERY: Yes, 48V 12AH Lithium Ion The first mid-drive electric bike conversion kit is from Bafang and is quite an expensive one. It is by far one of the best mid-drive units that you can get for the price. You can get this full kit for around $1000, but don’t worry because, for those on a tight budget, I’ve also got some affordable options. But remember this is the best option if you can afford it. With a 750 W motor and a 48V 12AH water bottle mount Lithium-Ion battery, you can hit the road as soon as you get it, and it can take pretty much anything that you throw at it, either it is steep hills or mountains; this system is ideal. Like any other powered bike, this mid-drive system gives you two working modes; you can either switch between the pedal-assist or choose the throttle only mode which will provide you with a burst of speed (ideal for pulling away from traffic lights). Other than that the mid-drive conversion kit features BAFANG LCD which shows all the info like speed, battery percentage, mileage, pedal assist level By default, the bike comes in with push throttle, but you can request the manufacturer to feature a twist throttle when placing your order. Brake levers that safely cut off any power from the motor while stopping A mid motor controller which controls the different levels of pedal assist Speed sensor and magnet Overall its quite a complete electric bike conversion kit as it’s got everything that you need and will perform as good as it looks on the paper. £800.00. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                          ______________________________________________________________________________________________   Bafang BBS03B Mid Drive Electric Bike Conversion Kit Bafang BBS03Mid-Drive Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Mid-Drive Kit MOTOR: 8fun BBS03 BBSHD MOTOR POWER: 48V / 1000W MAX SPEED: 28 mph COMPATIBILITY: Fits on bikes with a 68mm, 100mm, 120mm Bottom Brackets BATTERY: No Battery recommendation: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 48V and nominal capacity not less than 11.6Ah. This is the most potent mid-drive kit on our list, and being from BAFANG, you can rely on them with your eyes closed. BAFANG has been in the biking industry for a while. Now and have made a name for themselves over the years with satisfied customers. This mid-drive electric bike kit features a central 48V 1000W motor that can be fitted on any bike that you have. You can install it on any standard bike with a 68mm bottom bracket to fat bikes with 100mm to 120mm bottom brackets. Other than that, the kit also comes in with three different chairing sizes 42T, 44T, and 46T. Bafang 8fun Mid-Drive kit also includes Bafang central Motor(with integrated controller, PAS sensor and thumb throttle) 6 Different LCDs One pair of the brake lever Aluminum chain wheel and cover with one pair of cranks Speed sensor and magnets Apart from that, if you want to go with power, then this is the best mid-drive electric bike conversion kit that you can find on the market. £619.00. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                          ______________________________________________________________________________________________   Bafang BBS02B Mid-Drive Conversion kit Bafang BBS02B Mid-Drive Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Mid-Drive Kit MOTOR: 8fun BBS02 BBSHD MOTOR POWER: 36V / 500W | 48V / 750W MAX SPEED: 22-25 mph COMPATIBILITY: Fits on bikes with a 68-73mm bottom bracket BATTERY: No Battery recommendation: The system requires an Electrokinetic cell battery (Li, lead-acid, NiMH battery, etc.) with nominal voltage 36V and nominal capacity not less than 10Ah. As we are moving down the list, we are moving towards more and more affordable options; these mid-drive units offer you the same high build quality and performance; the only difference is the power. This particular mid-drive kit comes in with nine different pedal assist modes; one is a non-assist mode apart from that you can kick in that full power by pressing the throttle at any time and in any mode that you’re in. Just like the other e-bike conversion kits Bafang BBS02B also comes in two different types of power options that you can choose from 36V 500W Motor with approx. 16-22 mph speed 48V 750W Motor with approx. 20-24 mph speed Other than that the bike features BAFANG 36V 500W central motor with integrated controller, pedal-assist sensor and a thumb throttle BAFANG C961 programmable display panel Aluminum 46 T chainring and cover Speed sensors and magnets BAFANG power cut-off e-Bike brake levers You can get this mid-drive e-bike conversion kit for around $500, which, if you’ll ask me, is a hell of a bargain when it comes to mid-drive units that are way too expensive. So if you are into mid-drive units, this the best that you can find for $500. £390.00. to £449.00. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                         ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Tongsheng TSDZ2 Mid Drive Motor Conversion Kit Tongsheng Mid-Drive Conversion kit at a Glance: TYPE: Mid-Drive Kit MOTOR: Tongsheng TSDZ2 central motor MOTOR POWER: 36V / 250/ 350W SPEED: 28-22 mph COMPATIBILITY: Fits on bikes with a 68-73mm bottom bracket BATTERY: No Tongsheng is a Chinese company but doesn’t get me wrong it’s not like most of the Chinese products which are unreliable and cheaply built. TSDZ2 mid-drive conversion kit is surprisingly one of the best mid-drive electric bike conversion kits that you can get for under $400. Though it doesn’t provide many features like the other Bafang mid-drive units that we have reviewed earlier do. Still, it’s cheap and gives you aa great central motor that performs as good as a Bafang motor, but you have to compromise on some features. Like there isn’t any throttle mode in the Tongsheng TSDZ2, which is the biggest drawback, but if you only use the pedal assist. This bike has some severe stats as you can reach a max speed of 24 miles, and on average, you can easily maintain a speed of 14-20mph, which is excellent. Apart from that the Tongsheng conversion kit also features: Built-in Controller and both side torque sensor Tongsheng LCD that displays speed, time, mileage, battery percentage and much more This mid-drive kit fits almost 95% of the standard bike frames with a 6a 8-73mm bottom bracket. Tongsheng motor comes in with built-in torque and cadence sensor. This is what makes it suitable for only pedal assist and results in smoother acceleration. So, you get what you pay for. Also, this mid-drive electric bike conversion kit doesn’t feature any brake lever or battery. £286.00 - £301.00. To purchase, please click on the shopping button                                                                                         ______________________________________________________________________________________________ The Bottom Line It all comes down to you which electric bike conversion kit you choose; either you prefer a hub motor or a mid-drive unit, it’s your call! But before going for a particular e-bike conversion kit, just ask these two questions. Where and how I’ll be riding mostly? What’s my budget? Riding First of all, answer your first question. If you’ll mostly be riding on flat surfaces and paved roads where you don’t need that much power of a mid-drive unit to climb steep hills and just need a bike for casual riding around town or for the daily commute to and from work than a hub motor is perfect. On the flip side, if you live in an area where you have to do a lot of climbing on steep hills or like to take your bike off-road on mountains and all, then a mid-drive unit is perfect for you. Also, if you’ve got a mountain bike, then it’s out of the question which type of conversion kit you need. Just go for the mid-drive unit. Budget In most of the cases, a mid-drive unit will work fine in any kind of situation, but the thing is that they are expensive. So when going for an e-bike conversion kit, have a specific budget in your mind and make sure that you stick to that budget. Final Advice My final advice for you is not to be put off by all the different e-bike conversion kit technologies out there. Think of it as something that’s not a cookie-cutter product; it’s an opportunity for you to build something with your own hands and find that perfection in it. WhatsOrb cannot be held responsible for price changes, out-of-stock of products, and material or color differences. All information is provided by third parties. WhatsOrb embraces innovations. Electric bicycles are a ‘transit innovation’ from which the battery is still a hazard for the environment. With mining lithium and cobalt is often child labor involved. Currently, a conventional bicycle without motor and battery is still the most environmental way of transportation. WhatsOrb. Before you go! Recommended:  Electric Bicycles And Cars Were One's Classic Models: Retro Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about electric bike conversion kits? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
Electric Bike Conversion Kits: Best In 2020
Electric Bike Conversion Kits: Best In 2020
Solar Wind And Hydrogen Powers Modern Cargo Ships
With a target to halve its huge carbon footprint, the race is on to find new technologies to green the world's shipping fleet. Wind-Powered Swedish Transatlantic Cargo Ship. Wind is great. It’s proving to be one of the most useful forms of renewable energy of our generation and is helping nations reduce reliance on coal and fossil fuels to generate power. When it comes to wind, in most cases, we need to use massive turbines to convert moving air into kinetic energy that can then be converted into electrical energy using inverters and generators. That power then finds its way directly to the grid to charge our electric cars and boats, or we can store it in batteries to use later. That’s all kind of cumbersome, it takes a lot of time and energy to build wind farms and infrastructure, and that then comes with a maintenance overhead. Imagine if we could harness the power of wind directly. Think about it, why spend all that time and money when we can just have our cars or boats propelled forward by the wind? Photo by Wallenius Marine We could put vast pieces of material, like fixed kites, to catch the wind and drag ourselves forward. That’s what one group of Swedish engineers has done with its latest car transporting sea vessel. A Swedish consortium, including the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, maritime consultancy SSPA, and lead by ship designers Wallenius Marine has developed the wind-Powered Car Carrier or wPCC for short. Modern Cargo Ships: Windpower For The wPCC The wPCC uses four sails or wings mounted on its roof to catch the wind and propel it forward. It’s not as fast as fossil fuel cargo ships, but it’s substantially greener. It’s a transatlantic ship capable of carrying up to 7,000 vehicles and reducing emissions for the crossing by 90%. And it’s powered directly by the wind. Look at those big fins on top of it; I’m going to call them sails. The consortium reckons that the wPCC should be ready for its maiden sailing voyage by 2024. Hopefully, it’ll still be windy by then. The only downside of using wind power is that it will take about twice as long to cross the Atlantic. Typically, cargo ship journeys take seven days; the wPCC would take about 12. For safety reasons, and for getting in and out of the harbor, the boat does have additional engines. It seems the boat‘s designers are yet to nail down this aspect fully, but it will hopefully use electric motors to maintain its sustainable ethos. Wind-Powered Cargo Ship wPCC: Dimensions Designers say its 200 meters long, 40 meters wide, and 100 meters tall, including the sails. That’s a little shorter than the average container ship but far taller. The sails themselves are about 80 meters tall. Solar And Wind Power Makes The Current Cargo Ship Sail After a commitment last month to cut greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least 50% by 2050, the race is on to find new technologies that can green the 50,000-strong global shipping fleet. Wind power is one of the options being discussed. International shipping accounts for more than 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions, roughly the same as aircraft. But the 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change left control of the shipping industry emissions to the International Maritime Organisation. While environment groups applauded the agreement to cut hard and deep by 2050, they pointed out that it falls far short what is technically achievable. A report published just before the meeting by the International Transport Forum (ITF), a thinktank run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), found that the industry could achieve up to 95% decarbonization as early as 2035 using the maximum deployment of currently known technologies. What do cargo ships use for fuel? The heavy, thick fuel has been used in the cargo shipping and cruise line industry for years because it is inexpensive, especially compared to other fuels. After oil has been refined into diesel, gasoline or jet fuel, bunker fuel is what's left over at the refinery. Low-Tech Solutions The good news is that easy-to-do low-tech solutions can deliver a lot. Maersk, the world's most extensive container shipping line, has already discovered it can cut fuel use 30% by merely steaming more slowly. Because of the wide availability of cheap (and often dirty) fuel, shipping has traditionally been wasteful. Most merchant ships are made of heavy steel rather than lighter aluminum and don't bother with obvious energy-saving measures like low-friction hull coatings or recovering waste heat. More slender ship designs alone could cut fuel use and hence emissions by 10-15% at slow speeds and up to 25% at high speeds, says the ITF. But replacing the existing fleet would take time. Recommended: Solar Boat Hydrofoil From The TU-Delft: The Netherlands The average age of today's shipping fleet is 25 years. Rules of energy efficiency for new ships introduced by the IMO in 2013 will only fully come into force from 2030, meaning that any switch to slender vessels would not apply to most ships at sea until mid-century or beyond. But much could be done more quickly by retrofitting existing ships with technology to cut their fuel use and hence emissions, according to the ITF. Here are just four: Fitting ships’ bows with a bulbous extension below the water line reduce drag enough to cut emissions 2-7%. A technique known as air lubrication, which pumps compressed air below the hull to create a carpet of bubbles, also reduces drag and can cut emissions by a further 3%. Replacing one propeller with two rotating in opposite directions recovers slipstream energy and can make efficiency gains of 8-15%. Cleaning the hull and painting it with a low-friction coating can deliver gains of up to 5%. Entirely new ships Putting together better designs and better fuel will create entirely new kinds of boats in the future. And the blueprints are already being drawn up. The Aquarius Ecoship, a cargo ship devised by a Japanese company called Eco Marine Power, is driven by a phalanx of rigid sails and solar panels . The same system could power oil tankers, cruise ships, and much else. It would not, the designers admit, eliminate the need for conventional fuel: Even with large batteries to store the solar and wind energy, back-up would be needed. But it could cut emissions by 40 percent. Photo by Courtesy of Eco Marine Power. The Aquarius Eco Ship concept design incorporates innovative solar and wind power.  {youtube}                                                   Aquarius Eco Ship - low emission ship design concept                                               Solar And Wind Power Makes The Current Sail Cargo Ship   Going one better, the Japanese shipping line NYK boasts that its design for a 350m-long container ship, the Super Eco Ship 2030, would use LNG to make hydrogen to run fuel cells. Backed up by solar panels covering the entire ship and 4,000 square meters of sails to catch the wind, the combination could cut emissions by 70%. Or for a completely zero-carbon option, engineers at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, a Scandinavian shipping line, offer the E/S Orcelle, a lightweight cargo ship designed to transport up to 10,000 cars (electric, we trust) on eight decks. It would be powered by electricity, half coming directly from wind, solar, and wave energy, and the other half from converting some of that energy into hydrogen to power fuel cells. The company says the ship could be afloat by 2025. Today's ships are, in many respects, almost indistinguishable from those of a century ago. But the IMO decision to finally get with the global climate agenda has fired the starting gun on what is set to be a race to create a new standard for low-carbon shipping that should be the norm just a few decades from now. Recommended:  Solar And Wave Energy To Power Autonomous Ship: The AutoNaut Banishing Conventional Fuel Some of the most significant gains will require banishing conventional petroleum-based fuel, says the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, a progressive industry ginger group whose members include cruise lines and commodities shipping lines. Innovations ranging from biofuels to liquefied natural gas (LNG), sails to catch the wind, and hydrogen to solar panels have been proposed. Each has its benefits and drawbacks, and nobody is putting all their money on one solution. Biofuels are problematic because they take land to grow, though specially engineered crops such as algae could change that, says the ITF. While electric engines already operate on some short ferry journeys, the sheer weight and space taken up by batteries on oceangoing ships make them unviable until there are breakthroughs in lithium-ion batteries. One innovation already underway is converting ships to run on LNG. There are already more than a hundred LNG-fuelled ships globally. A new generation of giant cruise ships powered this way, and carrying up to 7,000 passengers will be launched by MSC Cruises starting in 2022. What is LNG stand for? Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a composition of methane and some mixture of ethane used to convert natural gas to liquid form for ease and safety of storage transport. Some LNG ships claim a reduction in CO2 emissions of 15%, though that depends crucially on keeping leakage of the greenhouse gas methane to a minimum in ships and bunkers. Photo by Tuukka Ervasti/Lloyd’s Register. LNG-powered Viking Grace boasts the first ship-based ‘rotor sail.’  The first LNG-powered cruise ship is the Viking Grace, operating between Finland and Sweden. This vessel has another claim to fame. As of this April, it also boasts the first ship-based rotor sail to capture power from the wind. Rotor sails have a large spinning cylinder amidships. Wind hitting the rotor creates a vertical force that can be used to power the ship, a phenomenon known as the Magnus effect. The Viking Line says the extra power will reduce the ship’s CO2 emissions by 900 metric tonnes (1,000 tons) per year. Hydrogen-Powered Ships Sail Closer To Market Havyard announced that it is currently developing a pilot of a hydrogen system that could help large ships sail emission-free over long distances. The project that Havyard Group is working on - with Havyard Design and Solutions and Norwegian Electric Systems - will become the biggest of its kind for ships. With the first phase of development complete, the company is now entering into the approval stage for its hydrogen system, together with Linde Engineering as tank supplier and PowerCell Sweden AB as the supplier of fuel cells. Kristian Osnes, project manager at Havyard Group, said in a statement that Linde Engineering was the right partner in the search for solutions that will ensure safe storage and control barriers for cryogenic hydrogen onboard ships. "The regulations for these solutions have not yet been developed, and we are pleased to have Linde on-board when entering the approval process, which we expect to be challenging," he said. Recommended:  Hydrogen-Powered Tug Launched In Antwerp: Unique In Belgium Hydrogen-Powered Ships: PowerCell The fuel cell technology provider, PowerCell, has previously worked with Bosch in the car industry. Osnes added that fuel cells have similarities with the battery technology, and the cooperation will provide maritime solutions to take the goal of zero-emissions one step further. Hydrogen-Powered Ships Sail Closer To Market: Pilot-E The project is part of Pilot-E, a Norwegian financing initiative aiming to support the development of environmentally friendly products and services that reduce emissions. Havyard Group is also working together with the research institutions Sintef and Prototech, while the Norwegian Electric Systems will provide expertise in green technology. "The system we are developing is designed in modules and can be installed both in new builds and retrofitted in existing ships. In this way, we will contribute to the development of large-scale vessels that can sail emission-free over long distances, or to significant emission cuts from vessels that use hybrid propulsion systems," said Kristian Voksøy Steinsvik, head of research and development at Havyard Group. World’s First Fully Electric, Zero-Emission Bunker Tanker Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and e5 Lab. Inc. (e5 Lab), which is working to develop and promote electrically powered zero-emission vessels, has concluded a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to conduct a joint study of a hybrid, pure car carrier equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system and large-capacity batteries (hydrogen hybrid PCC). Hydrogen Hybrid PCC Zero Emission Tanker The companies aim to develop a hydrogen hybrid PCC, which do not emit carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), or particulate matter (PM) while underway in coastal waters or ports; in other words, achieving 'zero emissions,' since its propulsive force would come from electricity supplied by the hydrogen fuel cell system and large-capacity batteries. Recommended:  Hydrogen-Powered Energy Observer Reaches London: The Future When navigating in the open sea, the hydrogen hybrid PCC’s motor would be powered by an LNG-fueled generator and the large-capacity batteries, resulting in significantly lower emissions than current vessels equipped with diesel engines that run on heavy oil. MOL has worked to realize zero emissions of vessels while in ports since it announced its future vision for the next-generation series 'ISHIN-I' car carrier in 2009. In 2012, it launched the world’s first hybrid car carrier, the Emerald Ace, which is equipped with the world’s largest-scale solar power generation system and batteries. The hydrogen hybrid PCC concept marks a further step ahead from these past projects, and the company is pursuing the possibility of introducing more comprehensive and more advanced technologies with the goal of zero emissions. Recommended:  Solar Powered Silent 55 Yacht Allows You To Cruise The World Both companies will first conduct technological and business feasibility studies of the hydrogen hybrid PCC. When they gain positive results, they will move on to the next phase of joint development for a practical of hydrogen hybrid PCC based on the results. MOL and e5 Lab continually engage in measures to reduce merchant vessels’ environmental impact by taking full advantage of both companies’ wide-ranging technological knowledge to ensure the sustainable growth of the shipping industry.                                          MOL has worked to realize zero emissions of vessels while in ports since it announced its future vision for the next-generation series 'ISHIN-I' car carrier in 2009. In 2012, it launched the world’s first hybrid car carrier, the Emerald Ace, which is equipped with the world’s largest-scale solar power generation system and batteries. The hydrogen hybrid PCC concept marks a further step ahead from these past projects, and the company is pursuing the possibility of introducing more comprehensive and more advanced technologies with the goal of zero emissions. While the consumer world is forging ahead to cleaner forms of transport, the commercial world is still lagging, particularly sea-bound haulage. So it’s great to see such innovation to create sustainable transport of the future. NOTE: WhatsOrb does not have enough information to verify this video and cannot vouch for its accuracy. This video is for information purposes only. Before you go! Recommended:  Solar And Hydrogen Boats Win The Future: France, Monaco Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about sustainability? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
With a target to halve its huge carbon footprint, the race is on to find new technologies to green the world's shipping fleet. Wind-Powered Swedish Transatlantic Cargo Ship. Wind is great. It’s proving to be one of the most useful forms of renewable energy of our generation and is helping nations reduce reliance on coal and fossil fuels to generate power. When it comes to wind, in most cases, we need to use massive turbines to convert moving air into kinetic energy that can then be converted into electrical energy using inverters and generators. That power then finds its way directly to the grid to charge our electric cars and boats, or we can store it in batteries to use later. That’s all kind of cumbersome, it takes a lot of time and energy to build wind farms and infrastructure, and that then comes with a maintenance overhead. Imagine if we could harness the power of wind directly. Think about it, why spend all that time and money when we can just have our cars or boats propelled forward by the wind? Photo by Wallenius Marine We could put vast pieces of material, like fixed kites, to catch the wind and drag ourselves forward. That’s what one group of Swedish engineers has done with its latest car transporting sea vessel. A Swedish consortium, including the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, maritime consultancy SSPA, and lead by ship designers Wallenius Marine has developed the wind-Powered Car Carrier or wPCC for short. Modern Cargo Ships: Windpower For The wPCC The wPCC uses four sails or wings mounted on its roof to catch the wind and propel it forward. It’s not as fast as fossil fuel cargo ships, but it’s substantially greener. It’s a transatlantic ship capable of carrying up to 7,000 vehicles and reducing emissions for the crossing by 90%. And it’s powered directly by the wind. Look at those big fins on top of it; I’m going to call them sails. The consortium reckons that the wPCC should be ready for its maiden sailing voyage by 2024. Hopefully, it’ll still be windy by then. The only downside of using wind power is that it will take about twice as long to cross the Atlantic. Typically, cargo ship journeys take seven days; the wPCC would take about 12. For safety reasons, and for getting in and out of the harbor, the boat does have additional engines. It seems the boat‘s designers are yet to nail down this aspect fully, but it will hopefully use electric motors to maintain its sustainable ethos. Wind-Powered Cargo Ship wPCC: Dimensions Designers say its 200 meters long, 40 meters wide, and 100 meters tall, including the sails. That’s a little shorter than the average container ship but far taller. The sails themselves are about 80 meters tall. Solar And Wind Power Makes The Current Cargo Ship Sail After a commitment last month to cut greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least 50% by 2050, the race is on to find new technologies that can green the 50,000-strong global shipping fleet. Wind power is one of the options being discussed. International shipping accounts for more than 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions, roughly the same as aircraft. But the 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change left control of the shipping industry emissions to the International Maritime Organisation. While environment groups applauded the agreement to cut hard and deep by 2050, they pointed out that it falls far short what is technically achievable. A report published just before the meeting by the International Transport Forum (ITF), a thinktank run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), found that the industry could achieve up to 95% decarbonization as early as 2035 using the maximum deployment of currently known technologies. What do cargo ships use for fuel? The heavy, thick fuel has been used in the cargo shipping and cruise line industry for years because it is inexpensive, especially compared to other fuels. After oil has been refined into diesel, gasoline or jet fuel, bunker fuel is what's left over at the refinery. Low-Tech Solutions The good news is that easy-to-do low-tech solutions can deliver a lot. Maersk, the world's most extensive container shipping line, has already discovered it can cut fuel use 30% by merely steaming more slowly. Because of the wide availability of cheap (and often dirty) fuel, shipping has traditionally been wasteful. Most merchant ships are made of heavy steel rather than lighter aluminum and don't bother with obvious energy-saving measures like low-friction hull coatings or recovering waste heat. More slender ship designs alone could cut fuel use and hence emissions by 10-15% at slow speeds and up to 25% at high speeds, says the ITF. But replacing the existing fleet would take time. Recommended: Solar Boat Hydrofoil From The TU-Delft: The Netherlands The average age of today's shipping fleet is 25 years. Rules of energy efficiency for new ships introduced by the IMO in 2013 will only fully come into force from 2030, meaning that any switch to slender vessels would not apply to most ships at sea until mid-century or beyond. But much could be done more quickly by retrofitting existing ships with technology to cut their fuel use and hence emissions, according to the ITF. Here are just four: Fitting ships’ bows with a bulbous extension below the water line reduce drag enough to cut emissions 2-7%. A technique known as air lubrication, which pumps compressed air below the hull to create a carpet of bubbles, also reduces drag and can cut emissions by a further 3%. Replacing one propeller with two rotating in opposite directions recovers slipstream energy and can make efficiency gains of 8-15%. Cleaning the hull and painting it with a low-friction coating can deliver gains of up to 5%. Entirely new ships Putting together better designs and better fuel will create entirely new kinds of boats in the future. And the blueprints are already being drawn up. The Aquarius Ecoship, a cargo ship devised by a Japanese company called Eco Marine Power, is driven by a phalanx of rigid sails and solar panels . The same system could power oil tankers, cruise ships, and much else. It would not, the designers admit, eliminate the need for conventional fuel: Even with large batteries to store the solar and wind energy, back-up would be needed. But it could cut emissions by 40 percent. Photo by Courtesy of Eco Marine Power. The Aquarius Eco Ship concept design incorporates innovative solar and wind power.  {youtube}                                                   Aquarius Eco Ship - low emission ship design concept                                               Solar And Wind Power Makes The Current Sail Cargo Ship   Going one better, the Japanese shipping line NYK boasts that its design for a 350m-long container ship, the Super Eco Ship 2030, would use LNG to make hydrogen to run fuel cells. Backed up by solar panels covering the entire ship and 4,000 square meters of sails to catch the wind, the combination could cut emissions by 70%. Or for a completely zero-carbon option, engineers at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, a Scandinavian shipping line, offer the E/S Orcelle, a lightweight cargo ship designed to transport up to 10,000 cars (electric, we trust) on eight decks. It would be powered by electricity, half coming directly from wind, solar, and wave energy, and the other half from converting some of that energy into hydrogen to power fuel cells. The company says the ship could be afloat by 2025. Today's ships are, in many respects, almost indistinguishable from those of a century ago. But the IMO decision to finally get with the global climate agenda has fired the starting gun on what is set to be a race to create a new standard for low-carbon shipping that should be the norm just a few decades from now. Recommended:  Solar And Wave Energy To Power Autonomous Ship: The AutoNaut Banishing Conventional Fuel Some of the most significant gains will require banishing conventional petroleum-based fuel, says the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, a progressive industry ginger group whose members include cruise lines and commodities shipping lines. Innovations ranging from biofuels to liquefied natural gas (LNG), sails to catch the wind, and hydrogen to solar panels have been proposed. Each has its benefits and drawbacks, and nobody is putting all their money on one solution. Biofuels are problematic because they take land to grow, though specially engineered crops such as algae could change that, says the ITF. While electric engines already operate on some short ferry journeys, the sheer weight and space taken up by batteries on oceangoing ships make them unviable until there are breakthroughs in lithium-ion batteries. One innovation already underway is converting ships to run on LNG. There are already more than a hundred LNG-fuelled ships globally. A new generation of giant cruise ships powered this way, and carrying up to 7,000 passengers will be launched by MSC Cruises starting in 2022. What is LNG stand for? Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a composition of methane and some mixture of ethane used to convert natural gas to liquid form for ease and safety of storage transport. Some LNG ships claim a reduction in CO2 emissions of 15%, though that depends crucially on keeping leakage of the greenhouse gas methane to a minimum in ships and bunkers. Photo by Tuukka Ervasti/Lloyd’s Register. LNG-powered Viking Grace boasts the first ship-based ‘rotor sail.’  The first LNG-powered cruise ship is the Viking Grace, operating between Finland and Sweden. This vessel has another claim to fame. As of this April, it also boasts the first ship-based rotor sail to capture power from the wind. Rotor sails have a large spinning cylinder amidships. Wind hitting the rotor creates a vertical force that can be used to power the ship, a phenomenon known as the Magnus effect. The Viking Line says the extra power will reduce the ship’s CO2 emissions by 900 metric tonnes (1,000 tons) per year. Hydrogen-Powered Ships Sail Closer To Market Havyard announced that it is currently developing a pilot of a hydrogen system that could help large ships sail emission-free over long distances. The project that Havyard Group is working on - with Havyard Design and Solutions and Norwegian Electric Systems - will become the biggest of its kind for ships. With the first phase of development complete, the company is now entering into the approval stage for its hydrogen system, together with Linde Engineering as tank supplier and PowerCell Sweden AB as the supplier of fuel cells. Kristian Osnes, project manager at Havyard Group, said in a statement that Linde Engineering was the right partner in the search for solutions that will ensure safe storage and control barriers for cryogenic hydrogen onboard ships. "The regulations for these solutions have not yet been developed, and we are pleased to have Linde on-board when entering the approval process, which we expect to be challenging," he said. Recommended:  Hydrogen-Powered Tug Launched In Antwerp: Unique In Belgium Hydrogen-Powered Ships: PowerCell The fuel cell technology provider, PowerCell, has previously worked with Bosch in the car industry. Osnes added that fuel cells have similarities with the battery technology, and the cooperation will provide maritime solutions to take the goal of zero-emissions one step further. Hydrogen-Powered Ships Sail Closer To Market: Pilot-E The project is part of Pilot-E, a Norwegian financing initiative aiming to support the development of environmentally friendly products and services that reduce emissions. Havyard Group is also working together with the research institutions Sintef and Prototech, while the Norwegian Electric Systems will provide expertise in green technology. "The system we are developing is designed in modules and can be installed both in new builds and retrofitted in existing ships. In this way, we will contribute to the development of large-scale vessels that can sail emission-free over long distances, or to significant emission cuts from vessels that use hybrid propulsion systems," said Kristian Voksøy Steinsvik, head of research and development at Havyard Group. World’s First Fully Electric, Zero-Emission Bunker Tanker Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and e5 Lab. Inc. (e5 Lab), which is working to develop and promote electrically powered zero-emission vessels, has concluded a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to conduct a joint study of a hybrid, pure car carrier equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system and large-capacity batteries (hydrogen hybrid PCC). Hydrogen Hybrid PCC Zero Emission Tanker The companies aim to develop a hydrogen hybrid PCC, which do not emit carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), or particulate matter (PM) while underway in coastal waters or ports; in other words, achieving 'zero emissions,' since its propulsive force would come from electricity supplied by the hydrogen fuel cell system and large-capacity batteries. Recommended:  Hydrogen-Powered Energy Observer Reaches London: The Future When navigating in the open sea, the hydrogen hybrid PCC’s motor would be powered by an LNG-fueled generator and the large-capacity batteries, resulting in significantly lower emissions than current vessels equipped with diesel engines that run on heavy oil. MOL has worked to realize zero emissions of vessels while in ports since it announced its future vision for the next-generation series 'ISHIN-I' car carrier in 2009. In 2012, it launched the world’s first hybrid car carrier, the Emerald Ace, which is equipped with the world’s largest-scale solar power generation system and batteries. The hydrogen hybrid PCC concept marks a further step ahead from these past projects, and the company is pursuing the possibility of introducing more comprehensive and more advanced technologies with the goal of zero emissions. Recommended:  Solar Powered Silent 55 Yacht Allows You To Cruise The World Both companies will first conduct technological and business feasibility studies of the hydrogen hybrid PCC. When they gain positive results, they will move on to the next phase of joint development for a practical of hydrogen hybrid PCC based on the results. MOL and e5 Lab continually engage in measures to reduce merchant vessels’ environmental impact by taking full advantage of both companies’ wide-ranging technological knowledge to ensure the sustainable growth of the shipping industry.                                          MOL has worked to realize zero emissions of vessels while in ports since it announced its future vision for the next-generation series 'ISHIN-I' car carrier in 2009. In 2012, it launched the world’s first hybrid car carrier, the Emerald Ace, which is equipped with the world’s largest-scale solar power generation system and batteries. The hydrogen hybrid PCC concept marks a further step ahead from these past projects, and the company is pursuing the possibility of introducing more comprehensive and more advanced technologies with the goal of zero emissions. While the consumer world is forging ahead to cleaner forms of transport, the commercial world is still lagging, particularly sea-bound haulage. So it’s great to see such innovation to create sustainable transport of the future. NOTE: WhatsOrb does not have enough information to verify this video and cannot vouch for its accuracy. This video is for information purposes only. Before you go! Recommended:  Solar And Hydrogen Boats Win The Future: France, Monaco Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about sustainability? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
Solar Wind And Hydrogen Powers Modern Cargo Ships
Solar Wind And Hydrogen Powers Modern Cargo Ships
Solar Panel That Fits On A Soap Bubble And Robots
When it comes to solar panels, the rule is usually that the bigger, the better - or, at least, the more energy that they generate. At the same time, people are eager for solar panels that are taking up less space. This is why I am so happy to introduce a revolutionary concept - that will be invaluable in creating wireless power sources for a wide range of applications. Solar Panel That Fits On A Soap Bubble And Robots Recently, professor Derya Baran and her team published a groundbreaking study in Advanced Materials Technologies: solar panels that are so thin and flexible that they could fit in a soap bubble and be printed on regular printers. Now that is quite a headline. Photo by: KAUST; Anastasia Serin Recommended:  Electric Solar Car 2020 Never Needs Charging Solar Panel As Electronic Skin There are too many innovations that find themselves hindered by the absence of a suitable, fitting power source. If we are to truly become sustainable, renewable energy generators embedded in the device itself is the way to go. Only if there is some kind of power-generating electronic skin for robots and sensors, the sky would be the limit. Now, the team from the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia came up with a solution. According to lead researcher Eloïse Bihar, “ Rather than bulky batteries or a connection to an electrical grid, we thought of using lightweight, ultrathin organic solar cells to harvest energy from light, whether indoors or outdoors. ” These organic cells represent the future. They have already been used in the production of ultralight solar panels for small devices and applications, such as drones. These are, however, inherently difficult to produce under the current manufacturing practices.     Photo by Anastasia Serin Solar Panels Created With An Inkjet Printer The solution that the KAUST team came up with is refreshingly simple: inkjet printing. This conventional technique is easy to integrate with pretty much any manufacturing process, while it shows remarkable versatility, easy customization, and low costs. Recommended:  Sustainable Green 3D Printed Boulder House: Netherlands . So basically, you can print your solar panel. How amazing is that? The workings are relatively simple, or so the team explains: “We formulated functional inks for each the layer of the solar cell architecture. Inkjet printing is a science on its own. The intermolecular forces within the cartridge and the ink need to be overcome to eject very fine droplets from the tiny nozzle. Solvents also play an important role once the ink is deposited because the drying behavior affects film quality. ” For the construction, a conductive polymer is used to sandwiches the light-capturing material in a thin film. This is then sealed using a parylene coating, which provides flexibility and prevents degradation. All of this showed when printed on glass, a power conversion efficiency of 4.73 percent. While it may not sound impressive, it certainly is - the previous record was at 4.1%. Recommended:  Printing Without Cartridge Waste: Goodbye To Polluting Next, the team moved on to an ultra-thin flexible substrate, for which an efficiency of 3.6% was reached. This is a big deal - as it may become a power source for such objects as robots or skin-based or implanted medical devices. It would open up an entirely new wealth of opportunities. Definitely something worth being excited about! Before you go! Recommended:  Gravitricity: Key Energy Storage, Or Too Good To Be True? Do you like this article about Gravitricity, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write and publish your article about renewable energy? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
When it comes to solar panels, the rule is usually that the bigger, the better - or, at least, the more energy that they generate. At the same time, people are eager for solar panels that are taking up less space. This is why I am so happy to introduce a revolutionary concept - that will be invaluable in creating wireless power sources for a wide range of applications. Solar Panel That Fits On A Soap Bubble And Robots Recently, professor Derya Baran and her team published a groundbreaking study in Advanced Materials Technologies: solar panels that are so thin and flexible that they could fit in a soap bubble and be printed on regular printers. Now that is quite a headline. Photo by: KAUST; Anastasia Serin Recommended:  Electric Solar Car 2020 Never Needs Charging Solar Panel As Electronic Skin There are too many innovations that find themselves hindered by the absence of a suitable, fitting power source. If we are to truly become sustainable, renewable energy generators embedded in the device itself is the way to go. Only if there is some kind of power-generating electronic skin for robots and sensors, the sky would be the limit. Now, the team from the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia came up with a solution. According to lead researcher Eloïse Bihar, “ Rather than bulky batteries or a connection to an electrical grid, we thought of using lightweight, ultrathin organic solar cells to harvest energy from light, whether indoors or outdoors. ” These organic cells represent the future. They have already been used in the production of ultralight solar panels for small devices and applications, such as drones. These are, however, inherently difficult to produce under the current manufacturing practices.     Photo by Anastasia Serin Solar Panels Created With An Inkjet Printer The solution that the KAUST team came up with is refreshingly simple: inkjet printing. This conventional technique is easy to integrate with pretty much any manufacturing process, while it shows remarkable versatility, easy customization, and low costs. Recommended:  Sustainable Green 3D Printed Boulder House: Netherlands . So basically, you can print your solar panel. How amazing is that? The workings are relatively simple, or so the team explains: “We formulated functional inks for each the layer of the solar cell architecture. Inkjet printing is a science on its own. The intermolecular forces within the cartridge and the ink need to be overcome to eject very fine droplets from the tiny nozzle. Solvents also play an important role once the ink is deposited because the drying behavior affects film quality. ” For the construction, a conductive polymer is used to sandwiches the light-capturing material in a thin film. This is then sealed using a parylene coating, which provides flexibility and prevents degradation. All of this showed when printed on glass, a power conversion efficiency of 4.73 percent. While it may not sound impressive, it certainly is - the previous record was at 4.1%. Recommended:  Printing Without Cartridge Waste: Goodbye To Polluting Next, the team moved on to an ultra-thin flexible substrate, for which an efficiency of 3.6% was reached. This is a big deal - as it may become a power source for such objects as robots or skin-based or implanted medical devices. It would open up an entirely new wealth of opportunities. Definitely something worth being excited about! Before you go! Recommended:  Gravitricity: Key Energy Storage, Or Too Good To Be True? Do you like this article about Gravitricity, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write and publish your article about renewable energy? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
Solar Panel That Fits On A Soap Bubble And Robots
What Are The Features Of A Mooble Tiny House?
Waking up in the morning with the sound of waves or birds coming from outside. Intertwined with nature and touch your first step right on the ground. You have just listened to almost everyone’s dream who lives in big cities. In the big cities that we have created with our own hands, we are drowning every day with artificial materials such as concrete, steel, glass, and it seems like going back from this course is very difficult. Tiny House Nation Nowadays, mainly because of the COVID 19 epidemic, most of the people that are living in metropolitan cities are stuck in their apartments and a desperate desire for outdoor activities. There is a growing trend that draws attention in countries like the United States and the United Kingdom, where they had experienced this similar situation year before we did. Leisure Homes culture in Europe is a similar concept to the Tiny House Nation. What is the Tiny House Movement? The Tiny House, some of which translated into Turkish as a Micro House or Small House, emerged in the 1970s as an objection to this increasing concretion and the consumption economy that reached frightening levels. (It is no surprise it came right after generation of 68) Tiny Houses on Wheels were popularized by Jay Shafer and Dee Williams in the early 2000s, who are both legends in this field. Today, Tiny House Movement has become a vast industry and market, with tens of thousands of producers and hundreds of thousands of inhabitants all around the World. Although inspired by the Hippies, the marketing success of the Tiny House Movement cannot be explained only by this free spirit. Over the years, Tiny Homes has become a product with many different features that appeal to many different tastes, from the most luxurious to the simplest. What are the features of a Mobile Tiny House? Let’s take a look at the general features and usage preferences of these lovely Mobile Houses. Recommended: Mooble Tiny Houses Even though Mobile Tiny Houses are referred to as Container Homes among people, technically, it is a more durable, permanent, and high-quality home. Tiny Houses usually range from 4 to 8 meters in length, and the most crucial feature of these mobile houses is mobility. It is no longer a dream to spend your next vacation, in a quaint town of your desire, in your own home, and without being tied to a single location.                                                 In 2021 WhatsOrb will start it's Tiny House 'Convert' Project. It will be a Tiny House Park with 25 lots for tiny houses. The tiny houses are designed and developed by WhatsOrb and will have a starting price from 40.000 Euro for a standard 48 m2 unit (with reservation). For more information please write to hansvanderbroek@whatsorb.com Is The Manufacturing Procedure And Materials Used In Tiny Houses Sustainable? Mooble House Tiny Houses are manufactured in a factory environment. Its main carcass is a light gauge steel structure. Mooble House production facility has CE certification as well as ISO certifications. Steel, aluminum, birch are the most common materials used in the production of Mooble House tiny house on wheels. These materials have a high recyclability rate. Mobile Homes are also a perfect choice for a sustainable lifestyle. It is possible to install an off-grid package to Mooble House Mobile Houses; thanks to our grey water package; we can reduce our water consumption. Moreover, with our 12V infrastructure and solar packages, a hundred percent energy sustainability is also an option.  What Is The Difference Between A Tiny House And A Caravan? What distinguishes Tiny House from other mobile structures is that it provides home comfort to its users everywhere and anywhere. Compared with caravans, tents, and various camping alternatives, Tiny Houses stand out with their robust construction and equipment. For example, the kitchen sink, toilet, bed, and mattress that are used in a Tiny House, are of the same quality and weight, which you use in your home. Moreover, if you wish, your small home can include some comfort elements such as an A/C, dishwasher, and oven. Ideal for those who say I won’t make any compromises from my comfort even in the middle of the wild nature. Photo by Mooble House. Mooble House Resort Is It Possible To Use Tiny Houses During Winter Season? Although Tiny Houses are perceived to be used in the summer at first glance, they are suitable for use in the winter with their strong weather isolation and heating equipment. You can enjoy your summer by merely locating your Tiny House in coastline town, and in the winter, you can park your Tiny House in any forest area available and close to your winter house. That way, you can enjoy winter weekends in your cabin. We can hear you asking, what if a bunch of Tiny Homes can park in designated areas which are specially built for them..? There are facilities designed for Tiny Houses in other countries, and owners can park their homes safely. These facilities, which are generally located in green areas, provides all kinds of infrastructure needs, while Tiny House owners can meet with people who share a similar lifestyle and socialize.    Where should I locate my Tiny House on Wheels? Here at Mooble House, we continue our efforts to bring the successful examples of these facilities to our country. Tiny House can be a good alternative for parents who wants to grow their children close to nature. Mooble House Tiny Houses are perfect for weekend getaways. Escape to nature is a need rather than luxury. You can save your loved ones from the tech gadget captivity like smartphones, tablets, and TV, and spend quality time in nature. At least for the weekends. One of the key points to be aware of when buying a Tiny House is the infrastructure facilities of the location where you are planning to position your home. Depending on the general city electricity and water network, it is common to use Tiny House as a self-contained property depending on the hardware package you choose. Extensive use of the Tiny House is by using the local electricity and water network. However your unit can be self-sufficient depending on the hardware package that you choose. There is no limit to technology, from supplying daily energy out of solar panels to manure-producing machines out of waste materials. This pleasant trend will certainly spread rapidly in Turkey, where nature lovers are everyday. With new technologies and production facilities, the mobile Tiny Houses can offer both comfort and nature in the same package. Mooble House also took its place in the culture of Tiny House as the last member of this delightful trend. Mooble Tiny Houses aim to carry the Glamping concept to another level. With its production technology and rich equipment, the Mooble House offers comfortable and uncompromising conditions, with unforgettable moments and memories to families and children. All you have to do is just to decide where and how to use your Mooble House, and let us take care of the rest for you. You can see our company contact information below: Adress:  Huzur Mahallesi Maslak – Ayazağa Caddesi 4B/601 Sarıyer / İstanbul Telephone :   0212 212 06 74  E-mail:   info@mooblehouse.com GSM: +905316727681 Click here for the original post .   Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about your tiny house experience?  Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
Waking up in the morning with the sound of waves or birds coming from outside. Intertwined with nature and touch your first step right on the ground. You have just listened to almost everyone’s dream who lives in big cities. In the big cities that we have created with our own hands, we are drowning every day with artificial materials such as concrete, steel, glass, and it seems like going back from this course is very difficult. Tiny House Nation Nowadays, mainly because of the COVID 19 epidemic, most of the people that are living in metropolitan cities are stuck in their apartments and a desperate desire for outdoor activities. There is a growing trend that draws attention in countries like the United States and the United Kingdom, where they had experienced this similar situation year before we did. Leisure Homes culture in Europe is a similar concept to the Tiny House Nation. What is the Tiny House Movement? The Tiny House, some of which translated into Turkish as a Micro House or Small House, emerged in the 1970s as an objection to this increasing concretion and the consumption economy that reached frightening levels. (It is no surprise it came right after generation of 68) Tiny Houses on Wheels were popularized by Jay Shafer and Dee Williams in the early 2000s, who are both legends in this field. Today, Tiny House Movement has become a vast industry and market, with tens of thousands of producers and hundreds of thousands of inhabitants all around the World. Although inspired by the Hippies, the marketing success of the Tiny House Movement cannot be explained only by this free spirit. Over the years, Tiny Homes has become a product with many different features that appeal to many different tastes, from the most luxurious to the simplest. What are the features of a Mobile Tiny House? Let’s take a look at the general features and usage preferences of these lovely Mobile Houses. Recommended: Mooble Tiny Houses Even though Mobile Tiny Houses are referred to as Container Homes among people, technically, it is a more durable, permanent, and high-quality home. Tiny Houses usually range from 4 to 8 meters in length, and the most crucial feature of these mobile houses is mobility. It is no longer a dream to spend your next vacation, in a quaint town of your desire, in your own home, and without being tied to a single location.                                                 In 2021 WhatsOrb will start it's Tiny House 'Convert' Project. It will be a Tiny House Park with 25 lots for tiny houses. The tiny houses are designed and developed by WhatsOrb and will have a starting price from 40.000 Euro for a standard 48 m2 unit (with reservation). For more information please write to hansvanderbroek@whatsorb.com Is The Manufacturing Procedure And Materials Used In Tiny Houses Sustainable? Mooble House Tiny Houses are manufactured in a factory environment. Its main carcass is a light gauge steel structure. Mooble House production facility has CE certification as well as ISO certifications. Steel, aluminum, birch are the most common materials used in the production of Mooble House tiny house on wheels. These materials have a high recyclability rate. Mobile Homes are also a perfect choice for a sustainable lifestyle. It is possible to install an off-grid package to Mooble House Mobile Houses; thanks to our grey water package; we can reduce our water consumption. Moreover, with our 12V infrastructure and solar packages, a hundred percent energy sustainability is also an option.  What Is The Difference Between A Tiny House And A Caravan? What distinguishes Tiny House from other mobile structures is that it provides home comfort to its users everywhere and anywhere. Compared with caravans, tents, and various camping alternatives, Tiny Houses stand out with their robust construction and equipment. For example, the kitchen sink, toilet, bed, and mattress that are used in a Tiny House, are of the same quality and weight, which you use in your home. Moreover, if you wish, your small home can include some comfort elements such as an A/C, dishwasher, and oven. Ideal for those who say I won’t make any compromises from my comfort even in the middle of the wild nature. Photo by Mooble House. Mooble House Resort Is It Possible To Use Tiny Houses During Winter Season? Although Tiny Houses are perceived to be used in the summer at first glance, they are suitable for use in the winter with their strong weather isolation and heating equipment. You can enjoy your summer by merely locating your Tiny House in coastline town, and in the winter, you can park your Tiny House in any forest area available and close to your winter house. That way, you can enjoy winter weekends in your cabin. We can hear you asking, what if a bunch of Tiny Homes can park in designated areas which are specially built for them..? There are facilities designed for Tiny Houses in other countries, and owners can park their homes safely. These facilities, which are generally located in green areas, provides all kinds of infrastructure needs, while Tiny House owners can meet with people who share a similar lifestyle and socialize.    Where should I locate my Tiny House on Wheels? Here at Mooble House, we continue our efforts to bring the successful examples of these facilities to our country. Tiny House can be a good alternative for parents who wants to grow their children close to nature. Mooble House Tiny Houses are perfect for weekend getaways. Escape to nature is a need rather than luxury. You can save your loved ones from the tech gadget captivity like smartphones, tablets, and TV, and spend quality time in nature. At least for the weekends. One of the key points to be aware of when buying a Tiny House is the infrastructure facilities of the location where you are planning to position your home. Depending on the general city electricity and water network, it is common to use Tiny House as a self-contained property depending on the hardware package you choose. Extensive use of the Tiny House is by using the local electricity and water network. However your unit can be self-sufficient depending on the hardware package that you choose. There is no limit to technology, from supplying daily energy out of solar panels to manure-producing machines out of waste materials. This pleasant trend will certainly spread rapidly in Turkey, where nature lovers are everyday. With new technologies and production facilities, the mobile Tiny Houses can offer both comfort and nature in the same package. Mooble House also took its place in the culture of Tiny House as the last member of this delightful trend. Mooble Tiny Houses aim to carry the Glamping concept to another level. With its production technology and rich equipment, the Mooble House offers comfortable and uncompromising conditions, with unforgettable moments and memories to families and children. All you have to do is just to decide where and how to use your Mooble House, and let us take care of the rest for you. You can see our company contact information below: Adress:  Huzur Mahallesi Maslak – Ayazağa Caddesi 4B/601 Sarıyer / İstanbul Telephone :   0212 212 06 74  E-mail:   info@mooblehouse.com GSM: +905316727681 Click here for the original post .   Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about your tiny house experience?  Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
What Are The Features Of A Mooble Tiny House?
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