no, it need a ( full ) recharging in around 15 minutes ( shopping time or just to have a cup of coffee ) and recharing over a inductionsplate inside the parking lot. thats all to make e-cars suitable for everyday use.For me an EV would need to have a range of 750km to be practical as a primary car.
lol, all roads / streets / lanes should have "inductionsplate" integrated !!!no, it need a ( full ) recharging in around 15 minutes ( shopping time or just to have a cup of coffee ) and recharing over a inductionsplate inside the parking lot. thats all to make e-cars suitable for everyday use.
while talking about alternativ fuels, don´t forget hydrogen. he is also hyundai in a leading position with the neco car. the hydrogen car or its more right to say the mobile hydrogen powerplant, what you have in your car, is a totaly other approach because there is the future thinking, that you not just park your car at your home to recharge, no than you can plugin your car to the house to power up your hose with the hydrogen power of your car. very interesting.With Hyundai you get warranty (in Czech Republic) for 8 years or 160.000km. So far I am told by a friend with first gen Nissan Leaf that batteries still work after 12 years ( o think) but the capacity is at 25%.. The plan at Hyundai is said to use batteries on solar farms and such after they are not useful in cars anymore. My guess is with the newer type of batteries like KONA has, you could count with perhaps 200.000 km or 12-15 years with the last few on lower capacity.
Price of battery packs is unreasonable and it'd be more economical to just discard the car completely. Last time I checked battery pack was supposed to be about 80% of new car price.
but this is the way it has to be.Given that the change from fossil fuel is inevitable it would be good to see alternatives to electricty as a power source unless you are also looking at how the electricity is also generated. Last thing that is needed is a VHS/Betamax MD/CD type situation. We need a standard that is the best (at that time) and can evolve. Same for vehicle charging, don't need to have to start finding stations with different plugs/sockets.
At the same time as investing in energy sources there is a need for efficient battery technology. The whole charging/using process isn't the most efficient and battery technology is relatively crude at the moment.
That all sounds very good, Hydrogen + Oxygen = 0 emissions (water) but you are driving a bomb, a bit like a C4 Jeep
there was a study in germany where they tried to count when is an electric vehicle "good" for the environment...it was about 230.000 km compared to a similar size petrol powered car...
(if the fossil fuels run out it's different story)
but just imagine that you drive an EV for that long... and btw...I'm sure batteries won't last that long.
Not with today's technology. I mean, look at how long it took to develop internal combustion engine? Now we're hurrying to a half-assed product for no good reason.