ELECTRIC VEHICLES A - Z
1903 - Ferdinand Porsche is seen here at the wheel on a Lohner-Porsche 'Mixte,' the first front wheel drive cars, using electric wheel/hub motors. Not many people know that the first battery cartridge exchange system was invented by Porsche. This was long before Better Place, Nio or Tesla gave it a go. And now we have SmartNet™ as a concept in waiting. It remains to be seen if such a system is feasible. What would Professor Porsche have made of the next generation robotaxis and robotrucks. He'd probably have thought they were barking mad.
If we want a practical EV infrastructure solution by 2050 starting within the next 10-15 years to meet the 2030 transition, to 2035 zero emission targets of most countries party to the Paris Accord, hydrogen as an energy storage medium has many obstacles to overcome.
Instant cartridge exchange recharging, by swapping packs is making headway in China and India, as a way refueling EV's and load levelling generated solar and wind electricity. But in the UK and other European countries, and in the USA, they are going backwards by doing nothing.
One potential solution under development is a Dual Fuel service station where energy packs can include hydrogen as the storage medium. With such a system, instead of competing with batteries, hydrogen interests can work alongside battery concerns to build a versatile and comprehensive transport infrastructure that is virtually future proofed.
Why then would any OEM or OES, or Utility that is supposed to be providing solutions, not want a slice of that action?
It is because they are too comfortable - and comfort is the enemy of progress.
Governments need to make the guardians of our transport and energy suppliers uncomfortable. If they don't, the planet will fry. Kiss goodbye to the ice caps and say hello to deserts on your doorstep and the loss of agricultural land that keeps you fed. Enter the Anthropocene Age.
Yet, the solution is simple, if only our leaders will become our saviors - by doing something about it.
All we need to do is drive clean vehicles, build clean homes and plant more forests. An oversimplification, but a good start.
The A - Z of ICE CARS and MOTORCYCLES
Please click on the links above to find out about these famous automotive makers, and if they are producing electric versions of their petrol and diesel vehicles. If your company is not included and you would like to be listed as an EV maker, please let us know.
EV AUTO MANUFACTURERS (OEMs) INCLUDE:
There is an abundance of clean, renewable, wind and solar energy that can produce green hydrogen and electricity to charge vehicle batteries, but there is no transport infrastructure to support rapid energy exchanges.
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