One of the biggest issues that EVs face today is their range. This is closely followed by their charging time or for the sake of comparison, their refuelling time is much longer than a traditional ICE vehicle. Just as a side note before we go on, the newest issue on the block is the cost of EVs but more on that in another post. We have at hand two critical aspects of transport itself, how far you can go and how quickly can you top up and keep going. Well, thanks to some interest in EVs shown by Mr Trump himself, there is now research showing the potential for batteries to last twice as long. On top of that awesome piece of news, the research also hints at charging time being greatly reduced. Putting the two together and you throw in the fact that you could actually do all your charging at home or at work, then you wield the killer combo to drown oil in its dirty emissions and leave it behind forever.
Directly from the PDF:
'In the Autumn Budget, the Chancellor announced a new package of measures to support the
uptake of electric vehicles in the UK. The measures support our ambitions for almost all cars and
vans to be zero emission by 2050 and for Government to be a world leader in the technology and use of electric vehicles. They will help to boost UK economic growth as well as reduce emissions of CO2 and air pollutants.'
What is very exciting is that the biggest hurdle so far in the EV revolution, the charging infrastructure shortage, is going to be directly addressed with a new £400m infrastructure fund to aid the development of infrastructure.
News source: CityEV
A snippet from the article that caught our eye at SeekingAlpha:
"Global electric car sales finished September 2017 with over 123,000 sales for the month, up 55% on September 2016. This was a record for the industry easily beating the previous record of 103,746 sales from last December. Year to date sales are up about 50% on the same period last year. Of note, 64% of all global electric car sales in 2017 are pure electric."
It looks like the EV revolution is growing faster than some expected as another article, from a1alimo, has shown that previous estimations have been smashed and the best one to look at is Bloomberg's latest change in their estimates!
In an independent research effort, a study has revealed that the life cycle of an electric vehicle's production, from raw materials to the finished product and then on to where the energy needed to run it comes from, all has up to 50% fewer emissions than the life cycle of an ICE. The Guardian has summarised the study's outcome, but the study itself can be found online too. So we are even more convinced that an electric mobility future is a right way forward. If you would like to read more have a look here.
For the report have a look at this link: