Look at the graph I posted. the trend is obvious.gmrocket wrote: ↑Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:24 amThe range problem is far from being solved..gruntguru wrote: ↑Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:12 am Glad you took the time to read the Wikipedia page - pity you chose to cherry pick it rather than learn anything. You asked this question: . . . .
and I answered it. If you look at the graph a rational person might conclude that the "range problem" is close to being solved. For 99% of journeys the range problem is already solved.They've been fighting the range problem for about 170 years. How many engineers over all that time have been trying to figure it out?"
The real problem is price. The lifetime cost of EV's is still not competitive with fossil fuelled vehicles but that is changing rapidly.
So an EV doesn't meet your needs? Don't buy one. As I said, todays EV's will cope with 99% of journeys, in fact probably the full day's travel in 99% of cases. Case in point, I probably travel more miles than most - 80 km round-trip commute on work days, 300 km round trip to visit family some weekends. Can't remember the last time I drove far enough in a day to bother something like a Model 3 Tesla for example. There are three cars in my household and two drivers. We could easily cope even if two of those were EV's and even if their range was only 100 km. The third car could do any long trips required. Point is 90% of the vehicle fleet around the world could be replaced with 200 km-range-EV's tomorrow without a problem.
You have no clue.. you proved that when you said you don't want to be an early adopter. Your like a lot of people who think this electric car thing is new.
I'm driving up north tomorrow,, gotta use the a/c therevand back,,,it's a 5 hour drive. Sometimes 6 or more hours of the traffic is bad.
You think a tesla would make it? Where are the fast charging stations?