Entering into the seasonal spirit of giving, Elon Musk has promised a big present for Tesla owners: 100 percent Supercharger coverage in Europe by next year. Musk made the claim on Twitter yesterday, responding to a soon-to-be Tesla owner in Ireland who was worried about coverage in his home country. The Tesla CEO said the Supercharger network, which can charge a vehicle to around 80 percent battery capacity in 40 minutes, would spread from “Ireland to Kiev, from Norway to Turkey.” The promise fits previous claims made by Musk, including a comment this November in which he said that Supercharger capacity would be doubled by the end of 2019, putting chargers “within range of 95% to 100% of population in all active markets.” While there’s no doubt that Tesla’s charging network has grown quickly in recent years, it’s worth remembering that Musk has a history of over-promising on exact expansion rates. As EV site Electrek notes, Tesla originally … [Read more...] about Elon Musk promises 100 percent Tesla Supercharger coverage in Europe next year
If the company plans to retrofit existing Superchargers with CCS plugs, then the new installations might already come with them from the get-go. Since CCS technology is commonly used for EVs in Europe, people wondered whether Tesla intends to open up its network to other companies' vehicles. Tesla's head of global charging infrastructure, Drew Bennett, said the company has been talking to other automakers, but there are no concrete plans just yet. … [Read more...] about Tesla’s Supercharger network will cover all of Europe in 2019
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Personal Tech | Digital Privacy Is a Big Concern in Europe. For This Reporter, Too. Supported by Tech We’re Using When the investigative journalist Matt Apuzzo moved from Washington to Brussels, he noticed that distrust had a different focus. And he adjusted some of his own tech tools. ByMatt Apuzzo Dec. 26, 2018 How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Matt Apuzzo, an investigative correspondent in Brussels, discussed the tech he’s using. What are the most important tech tools for you as an investigative journalist? As with most people these days, my go-to device is my phone, which in my case is an iPhone X. I don’t use it for anything particularly unique to journalism, except maybe document scanning. Sometimes, I might have only a … [Read more...] about Digital Privacy Is a Big Concern in Europe. For This Reporter, Too.
Europeans are embracing smart speakers from Google, Amazon and Apple despite concerns about the technology's potential to invade privacy in the home. The race is on to develop the smartest speaker of them all, with the Google Assistant-powered Google Home currently in the lead on understanding questions and giving the right answers, according to one IQ test. Apple's Siri-based HomePod is catching up with Google, while Amazon's Echo devices enjoy the largest marketshare worldwide, with the largest number of buyers coming from the US followed by China. But even in privacy-sensitive Europe, more people are now willing to bring smart speakers in the privacy of their own homes. According to analyst IDC, smart speaker sales exploded in Europe in the third quarter, growing 116.7 percent compared to last year — even before Google and Amazon expand the availability of Echo and Home speakers to Italy and Spain. "Although Amazon and Google didn't launch their speakers … [Read more...] about Amazon Echo, Google Home: How Europe fell in love with smart speakers
Kelvin Chan, Ap Business Writer Updated 3:39 am CST, Sunday, December 23, 2018 FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, an information board for employees' shuttle bus is on display near the Huawei office building at its research and development centre in Dongguan in south China's Guangdong province. The U.S. dispute with China over a ban on tech giant Huawei is spilling over to Europe, the company’s biggest foreign market, where some countries are also starting to shun its network systems over data security concerns. Some European governments and telecom companies are following the U.S.’s lead in questioning whether using Huawei for vital infrastructure for mobile networks could leave them exposed to snooping by the Chinese government. less FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, an information board for employees' shuttle bus is on display near the Huawei office building at its research and development centre in Dongguan in south ... more … [Read more...] about China’s Huawei faces new setbacks in Europe’s telecom market