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EV-friendly accomodation

The filters already exist. While browsing locations at booking.com, on the left of the page you have some filters. Under the Facilities filter, you can find Electric vehicle charging station. On ...
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Why does the London Underground use two live rails instead of just one?

From http://www.trainweb.org/tubeprune/tractioncurr.htm : Current Rails All London Underground Lines (including the W & C) operate at 630 volts DC using third (positive) and fourth (negative) ...
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Why does the London Underground use two live rails instead of just one?

This addresses one of you sub-questions from a different point of view to AakashM's answer, which I recommend reading first. Why not use 630 V and 0 V? Wouldn't it make one of the rails safe for ...
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Any caveats in renting an electric car in Lyon?

I rented an electric car (DS E-Tense) from Europcar in Frankfurt, Germany, in the first half of 2022. First problem: the availability of cars. I had actually booked online to rent from Europcar ...
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How can I prepare to rent an electric car in France?

So as always when travelling with EVs, I would say planning is key for a successful - and less stressful - journey. There are quite a lot of charging stations throughout the whole country: According ...
Florian Breitner's user avatar
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Why does the London Underground use two live rails instead of just one?

Using +630V instead of +420V is indeed a possible option, and it would make the railroad equipment somewhat simpler and safer. This is what is often done with household electricity in most countries, ...
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Does my smartphone need NFC to pay at car charging stations in Germany and The Netherlands?

I don't know about Germany, but for The Netherlands I found a few sources stating that you can pay via a QR-code and an app: FastNed: How can I charge my EV at FastNed: When you start a charging ...
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Which EV roaming networks are important for rental EV travel in Washington, Oregon, and California?

The USA is not like Europe. There are two separate ecosystems here. DC fast charging DC fast charging is for enroute charging of 10 to 30 minute sessions. You charge between 10% and 80% here; the car ...
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Renting EVs on the Canaries

I can see that CICAR offer electric car https://www.cicar.com/EN/view/coches-alquiler-electricos_EN. I don’t have experience with electric car rent but 4 years ago I use their rental car services. I ...
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Is it advantageous to subscribe to multiple EV charging roaming providers?

Yes, it is wise bring multiple cards. Sometimes cards work where apps don't, and sometimes one card works but another doesn't. My experience in Germany and The Netherlands in April 2022: I had ...
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Is it advantageous to subscribe to multiple EV charging roaming providers?

While my experience is in the US, I'd say that it's generally a good idea to have cards for where you think you'll end up needing to charge, particularly if the station is in an area with poor mobile ...
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Renting EVs on the Canaries

Canaries are a piece of African exotica with the safety and services of the EU, so definitely go for it. I would choose Tenerife but that's personal preference. For car rental, all of the companies ...
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