NextEV, a Chinese startup dedicated to the manufacturing of electric sports cars has recently stated its intent to distribute a new SUV model in the United States to serve as a competitor to the current market leader, Tesla Motors.
They also talk about rapid charging, which I think is relavent to the talk of these super capacitors. Basically they will not be needed. Partly because it will be very difficult to create a cable capable of delivering the energy required. The 50 kw rapid charge cables are an inch thick. Imagine the size of a cable capable of delivering 1000+ kw. Mainly though, they have discovered that when questioning people about how often they use Rapids, the answer is hardly ever. And I can vouch for that owning a leaf with its measly 100 mile range. When the norm is 200 miles plus, and there is a destination charger at every home, workplace and parking space we won't need to worry about filling your car up. They are already worried about spikes on the grid charging at a rate of 7kw. Imagine the strain of everybody charging at 100 times that when they get home from work.
Wander if any of you guys and girls follow Robert Llewelyn (aka Kryton from red dwarf!) on twitter. He is a massive ev promoter and does a show called fully charged. I have just watched him interviewing pod point (a car charging network) CEO about his vision of Evs. He thinks 10% of cars on the road by 20/20 all ev, in 10 years game over for ice. The difference in a year between Frankfurt and Paris car shows was staggering. At the first show, 1 or 2 ev. 2nd show all manufactures showing off their future ev cars. It's going to happen and when it does the change will be so rapid ice cars will be forgotten in the blink of an eye. The car equivalent of film camera.
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