26 Oct '16, 11pm

Electric car range winners and losers

Electric car range winners and losers

However, there could be a temporary shortage of safe, large lithium-ion batteries with acceptable performance as they appear in buses, ships and much else besides and the car demand is by no means uniform in nature. It spans from those that will buy very cheap Chinese city cars with short range to the heavy duty autonomous city taxi cars being designed. We therefore see a place for many approaches and even a niche for a modernised form of the old battery trailer approach as now proposed by EP Tender in France using a petrol generator or, when viable, a fuel cell or post-lithium battery. It would give 500km extra range and be rented on demand. It has a top storage box and will not knifejack. However, it will not obtain more than a small niche in the market in our opinion. As many will lack the parking space, it should perhaps be delivered on demand and that has a cost. It c...

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