Electronic Vehicles technologies are almost ready. What is missing?
Conflicting signals are coming from the electric vehicle market. On the one hand, consumers seem more and more interested (without really buying products) and technologies are making significant progress on autonomy and recharging time. Furthermore, Better Place’s concept of battery changing stations is ready to go.
We learn from a survey published by Edmunds that the he EV and hybrid market is growing twice as fast as the overall car market. http://www.dailytech.com/Hybrids+EVs+Grow+Nearly+Twice+as+Fast+As+Overall+Market+in+Q1+2011/article21312.htm
Good news about EV’s is numerous. A Japanese manufacturer claims that it is almost ready to deliver an electric car with more than 200 miles driving range.
This is maybe an interesting answer to the issue of autonomy that is one of the biggest impediments to the development of this market. Furthermore, research in this area looks very promising.
More good news on EV’s, Siemens just introduced at the Hanover Fair its fast charging car station, an answer to another big impediment to the development of the EV market; long charging time.
Siemens’ new station can recharge a vehicle in less an hour which is much better than having to wait the whole night as it is the case now.
Speaking of a modest ambition.
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