‘A tipping point is likely in 2021’: why electric vehicles will soon dominate UK roads. The mass adoption of battery-powered cars has been in the stars for a while now, yet still failed to materialise. But industry observers believe we may now be on the verge of a breakthrough with plug-in hybrid vehicles acting as a stepping stone to a fully electric future.
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The world’s largest maker of batteries for electric vehicles has made a breakthrough with a power pack that lasts more than a million miles and has the potential to be reused. The Chinese company, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd (CATL), which supplies Tesla and Volkswagen AG, has created a battery that runs for 16 years and 1.24million miles – the equivalent of making more than 400 journeys from coast-to-coast in the US. Currently, the average EV battery’s lifespan is around 200,000 miles, according to Consumer Reports.
Independent 10th June 2020 read more »
Elon Musk, the West Coast entrepreneur who is shaking up the electric car market, has declared that it is time to do the same for the lorry. Mr Musk’s Tesla has three car models in showrooms — the Model S, the Model X and the Model 3. Now he has told his workforce that the time has come to put the Tesla Semi commercial truck into volume production.
Times 11th June 2020 read more »