28 Jun '18, 10pm

"Electric Cars to the Rescue?" #Transport #Energy #ClimateChange. By @richardheinberg vía @postcarbon blog.

"Electric Cars to the Rescue?" #Transport #Energy #ClimateChange. By @richardheinberg vía @postcarbon blog.

Batteries, which represent about half the manufacturing cost of a typical EV, are getting cheaper and better. According to a recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) report , electric vehicles will be less expensive than comparable conventional cars in just five years. Meanwhile, battery range (which has been the bane of EVs since the dawn of the automobile age) is increasing rapidly. The range of my 2013 Nissan Leaf, which represents the first generation of mass produced modern EVs, is a mere 80 miles; as a result, I can’t practically use it for occasional long trips. But more expensive and newer electric cars do better in this department (the current Tesla Model S will travel up to 337 miles on a charge, while the 2018 Chevy Bolt hatchback can go a maximum 238 miles).

Full article: http://www.postcarbon.org/electric-cars-to-the-rescue/

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