Tesla Is Responding To The Russia-Ukraine War In Europe - EV Motors

Tesla Is Responding To The Russia-Ukraine War In Europe

Russia has recently waged war against Ukraine. The whole world has condemned this step. However, Ukrainians mostly remain at the mercy of the Russian army that is now stepping into the Ukrainian capital.

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Under the war, Tesla, the world’s leader in terms of EV technology has taken a great step.

EV users located in close by region are being offered free of cost charging facilities through Tesla superchargers.

The company is offering a free charging facility not just for Tesla users but also to owners of other EV brands.

This was reported by a Twitter user who shared a snapshot of the email received from the tech giant.

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Why Is It Being Done By Tesla?

This raises the question that why would Tesla undertake this step?

The answer is simply that Tesla wants all EV owners in the region to be safe. For this reason, the company feel that nothing including the cost of charging EVs should get in their way.

While Tesla has offered its help on a humanitarian basis, it can also be considered as the company’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).

In its email, Tesla stated, “We hope this gives you peace of mind to a safe location.”

This warm gesture means a lot to those located in the war zone. Every step that is taken in this regard sends a message of solidarity to the Ukrainian people.

Where Is The Facility Presently Available?

For now, the facility is offered only in selected regions of three countries located in Europe. They include:

– Poland;

– Slovakia;

– Hungary.

At first, the superchargers in Poland & Slovakia can be used free of cost. However, the superchargers in the selected region of Hungary will soon also be added to this list.

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Why Is Ukraine Not On The List?

It seems surprising that out of the regions mentioned by Tesla, none is in Ukraine. However, the reason behind this is the fact that there is no Tesla charging station in Ukraine at present.

This has hampered the provision of this great facility to the Ukrainian people in their own country.

For How Long Is The Service Available?

For now, the company has not provided any information about how long the service will remain available.

However, as the war doesn’t seem to be shaping up well, the service might remain available for a long time.

Will Tesla Expand This Free Service?

However, there’s another question that is buzzing the minds of EV owners in the region.

The question is whether or not Tesla will expand the facility to other areas located in the vicinity of Ukraine.

Elon Musk In Action

Elon Musk, who is a highly revered global personality, has taken another radical measure for the Ukrainian people, last week as well.

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Starlink internet company confirmed that Ukrainians will be able to get access to its internet soon.

Besides this, the company also dispatched several Starlink terminals to customers for free.

This step was taken so that despite the aggravating situation, dwellers of Ukraine can get access to high-speed internet.

Final Verdict

The Russia-Ukraine war has taken a dangerous turn. As Russian forces are invading the country, citizens feel unsafe.

This is why this warm gesture from Tesla means a lot to the people of this county at the moment.

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Comments

  1. BEV cars are the future, and no oil should be used to transport ourselves and goods. We should care about our planet, there is no planet B after all.

    1. Quit transporting ourselves wit automated transport machines.
      Only Walking.
      Then we are moving Fossil free.

  2. The irish for instance, has promoted the idea to not sell any oil based cars past 2030. In Ireland there are currently 1 million cars on the road. 80% are 10 years or younger. This means, that by 2040, the hope is that 80% of cars will be EV. Now in theory this sounds great and promising.

    Flip side. To power 80% EV cars, ireland will require 2no 2 gigawatt nuclear power stations, to generate the electricity required to power these cars, without affecting the normal run of power grid.

    In addition to this, to manufacture and sell 800k EV cars, there is considerable transport involved as Ireland is an island.

    In addition to this, there are limited countries in the world extracting lithium from mines. Bare in mind, these lithium mines have devastating effects on local environments and biosphere. So it gets mined. Then sent to a different country for refining. Then sent across the world to the car manufacturers. And that’s just for the battery. They still have to build the rest of the car, with electric robots, that use power grid electricity, that’s run off nuclear power, or hydro power which, depending on the country you live in again has devastating effects on local environments.

    So I think the real question here is, for the owner of an EV, is it more environmentally friendly than oil. Yes it is. But only because car manufacturers hide what is required to make an EV car, and dont explain that if everyone has one, then there categorically will be issues with the power grid.

    Carpool, train, bus, bike, walk. That’s it

    1. A lot of those issues are the same for manufacturing ice cars too, as you said ireland is an island, Ireland also doesn’t have a car manufacturer so all cars are imported.
      New forms of electricity production will have to come anyway as the plan is to remove all fossil fuel productions, maybe nuclear is possibility

  3. Even with EV vehicles we will never drive Fossil free.

    Only building a car kost tons of fossil fuels, and mining product.

    We will use Fossil fuel yo make electricity, and for building the machines to create “fossil free” electricity.

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