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How to move to a regulated market, step by step – Energy

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How to move to a regulated market, step by step - Energy

After so many years of encouraging consumers to join the free energy market under European Union directives, observed sky-high prices, especially for natural gas, have prompted the government to recommend that consumers return to regulated tariffs. They are determined annually by the Energy Services Regulatory Authority (ERSE) but may be revised quarterly if prices on the Iberian Wholesale Market (Mibel) fall or rise sharply.

Until 2025, you can choose a regulated tariff for electricity, but in gas this option has been banned until now. The government will change this, and Environment Minister Duarte Cordeiro says that for now, “regulated tariff is a great support for cost containment for families, which in desperation for business even allows you to get around the increase in the price of gas and electricity.” How does this change take place in practice?

How do I know if I should change?
To begin with, you should look at your electricity bill and understand how much you are paying today for the energy you use. Find the listed price per kWh as well as the daily price per kWh charged for contracted capacity (i.e. the amount you pay for your panel’s “capacity”: 3.5kVA, 6.9kVA, or other). With these two elements in hand, you can compare them to other offerings on the market. Then you should call the current electricity and gas supplier and ask a few questions: is there any loyalty in the energy supply contract? How long is it valid? Are there additional services associated with it? Remember to ask for a cheaper offer than the one you currently have.

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How are changes handled?
If your supplier does not offer Regulated Rate equivalent treatment, contact the Supplier of Last Resort (CUR) and sign an agreement with them. In gas, for now, a return to regulation is allowed only in exceptional cases, but soon it will be extended to everyone. Several Galp companies serve the CUR in the country, as well as EDP Gás Serviço Universal, Sonorgás and Tagusgás. In light of SU Electricidade and Goldenergy offer regulated rates.

What will my regulated account be like?
The ERSE simulator shows that for a family with two children with a simple tariff, a contracted capacity of 6.49 kVA and an annual consumption of 5000 kWh, the monthly electricity bill is 92.82 euros (1113.83 euros per year), which is the third most expensive on market. after Goldenergy (€91.91) and Endesa (€92.41). For this quarter, ERSE predicts a 2.6% decline in the price of electricity at a regulated tariff. For gas, the market price rose in July and will rise again by 3.9% in October. However, at the moment it is there that the lowest prices are: 24.11 euros per month for the same family living in Lisbon and consuming 3407 kWh (2nd level). This is followed by EDP (28.10 euros), whose prices have not yet made the jump announced by the company for October, and Goldenergy (32.35 euros).

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Everything has been delivered. 10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners

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Everything has been delivered.  10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners

OAll Bugatti Centodieci have been delivered, the Molsheim-based brand said on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo received the number 07 in October this year. and Bugatti has now revealed that the latest unit – #10 – is already in the possession of its owner.

“The Centodieci combines all the values ​​of the Bugatti brand in an extraordinary package: rarity, innovation, heritage, craftsmanship and unrivaled performance. The production batch of 10 units was so in demand by our customers that it was sold before the Centodieci. was even officially presented,” said Christophe Piochon, president of Bugatti.

This latest example is finished in Quartz White with carbon fiber trim on the bottom and matte grilles. The brake calipers are painted in Light Blue Sport, as is the logo on the rear that refers to the EB110, the iconic Bugatti model that inspired this Centodieci. Inside, the predominant color is also blue, as you can see in the images above.

This block is powered by the same block as the other nine instances. The 8.0-liter W16 with four turbines is capable of developing 1600 hp. In terms of performance, this allows the Centodieci to hit 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 380 km/h.

Recall that each unit costs the owners eight million euros before taxes.

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The first Dacia hybrid. “The cheapest hybrid family on the market”

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The first Dacia hybrid.  "The cheapest hybrid family on the market"

BUT Dacia revealed this Monday that the hybrid engine has been available since March on the Jogger, the Romanian brand’s model known to be available with a seven-seat variant.

The Jogger Hybrid 140, Dacia’s first hybrid, will hit dealerships in March, but customers can expect and order it as early as January.

The price has been revealed by Dacia and since it’s only available in the seven-seater SL Extreme, it starts at €28,800. The brand claims it is “the most affordable hybrid family car on the market.”

Available in six existing colors to celebrate the launch of this hybrid, there will be a slate gray version, as you can see in the images above.

Equipped with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 90 hp, the Jogger is also powered by two electric motors (a 50 hp engine and a high-voltage starter-generator). The total power is 140 horsepower. The electric transmission is automatic, four-speed, connected to an internal combustion engine, and two speeds are connected to an electric motor. This combined technology was possible, according to Dacia, only due to the lack of clutch.

Combined with the energy recovery levels of the 1.2kWh (230V) battery pack and the efficiency of the automatic transmission, regenerative braking delivers all-electric traction on 80% of urban journeys and saves up to 40% of fuel compared to a combustion engine vehicle.

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See how Tesla tests its electric Semi truck in the worst-case scenarios

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Tesla Semi camião elétrico testes

Tesla has finally been able to bring its long-awaited Semi to market. This electric truck promises to revolutionize transportation and bring all the unique characteristics of this type of electric vehicle to this class of vehicles.

Now that the first units have been delivered, there is hope that they will finally be mass-produced and reach more transport companies. With so many promises to be kept, a new video is now emerging showing Tesla testing its Semi truck under worst-case scenarios.


Tesla Semi is already on the market

Like all Tesla electric vehicles, Semi follows the same line of creating a unique design associated with a platform with the most modern technology available. The proof is in what was presented to the public and surprised most people.

To prove the quality of this new proposal, Tesla published in your LinkedIn account new video. In it, he reveals some of the testing he's done to determine the strength and quality of the Semi's design and its (potential) durability.

Tests to prove its durability

It has been revealed that the Tesla electric truck is subjected to numerous tests and its application in the worst scenarios that drivers may face. It doesn't stop at the ruggedness of the Semi's designs, but goes further and focuses on the motors and batteries themselves.

This is the proof that many have been waiting for to ensure that this new proposal is not limited to a lot of autonomy. Its resistance is great and will provide greater durability, further enhancing the Semi's value and performance.

high quality electric truck

Tesla has already showcased the Semi's quality with a video showing its truck driving roughly 500 miles on just one charge. The big news here is that he managed to make this long journey with a maximum load of about 37 tons.

Now Tesla remains to widely place the Semi on the market. At the moment, only a few companies have access to this new product, with a very long list of pending deliveries, who want to start mass-using this electric truck offering.

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