12 Sep '18, 5pm

Are Electric Car Batteries Getting Too Big?

Are Electric Car Batteries Getting Too Big?

The Porsche Taycan is one vehicle in a new breed of big-battery EVs. Electric cars don’t have enough driving range. That’s been the reason, according to conventional wisdom, why EVs are not purchased in higher numbers. And it’s the reason that automakers—starting with Tesla—produce vehicles packed with giant battery packs capable of storing as much as 100 kilowatt-hours of energy. The race for big-battery EVs now includes the Chevy Bolt and Hyundai Kona EV (both with 64 kWh packs), as well as 95 kilowatt-hour batteries carried by the Jaguar I-Pace and Porsche Taycan. These big-battery EVs solve the range problem by providing as much as 300 miles of driving on a single charge. However, it is now dawning on automakers and analysts that bigger is not always better when it comes to EV batteries. According to a study released today by Ricardo , the British auto supplier and res...

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