The happy laugh of driving in electric cars could soon pass us by. A new message from the research centers worries the e-car world. Current pollution! How does the electricity stay clean? What can you do? Avoid dirty charging stations as power donors.

Electricity is dirty, in the charging cable with electric cars a big danger

April, April! Of course, this is an April Fool's joke!

The happy laugh of driving in electric cars could soon pass us by. A new message from the research centers worries the e-car world. Electricity Pollution! It does not mean the environment that is charged in the production of electricity, but it is about the electricity itself.

Power from opaque sources may contain dirt particles smaller than nanoparticles. When recharging these particles go through the charging cable and pollute the cables. There is nothing to see from the outside. You just notice that it takes more and more time for the e-car to be fully charged again.

Tests with a Mitsubishi i-MiEV showed that when connected to conventional power outlets, approximately 30 pieces of pollutant are charged per charge to hang up the charging cables. The scientific calculation is currently working to find out after how many charges an e-car power cable is no longer operational.

This Tazzari Zero is facing a great danger. Electricity from unofficial sources or private power sources is even dirtier. Indicator for this is the already beginning orange coloring of the charging cable. The new e-car charger cables have a shroud that shows how dirty or clean the power is.

Another warning I would like to share with my readers: increased contamination of the Charging cables can be injured to occasionally occurring power surges sensitive. So wear a power protection suit when disconnecting the electric car from the mains.

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