oh keep your dirty gas consumption cars who knows may become collectors! LOL
I’m a chemist and chemical engineer but I’m not close to the industry. I’ve been reading quite a bit lately about the progress being made in solid state battery technology which imho is a must to make a significant move away from ice vehicles. I don’t have a crystal ball either but can see the writing on the wall. Even in F1 they’re running hybrids and have the all electric car circuit, yawn. Your timeframe is likely more accurate than mine but the change is coming particularly if we have an administration change following the election (not meant as a political statement for one side or the other just observation about the different energy policy between the parties). Definitely rue the day ice engines become a thing of the past. I’ll be cranking Rush’s red barchetta as I enjoy driving my car long into the future. Twenty years ago fuel cells were all the rage but the tech for that is just not moving the needle much. EVs seem to be following a different trajectory as nearly every vendor has or will be releasing them soon. As mdriver said earlier charging infrastructure has a long way to go. Just wonder where all the electricity is going to come from to charge all these vehicles.The demise of ICE conversation is always interesting. How many of us are chemists who work in battery technology? I'm not one, but close enough to the industry and choose to burn petrol because I'm an A$$Hø13. I see wholesale replacement of ICE at least 10 if not 15-20-more years away, despite all the talk. For the sake of the air quality my kids need to live, I hope I'm wrong.
This is an easy one. We place the batteries in the 55 gallon barrel drums we store nuclear waste in. Lolso here's a question. what do we do with the lithium batteries that are no longer good or the cars have been totaled due to accident? I understand that the batteries are purported to last between 300k-500k miles. but anyone have a 300k Tesla?
put them in your TV remoteso here's a question. what do we do with the lithium batteries that are no longer good or the cars have been totaled due to accident? I understand that the batteries are purported to last between 300k-500k miles. but anyone have a 300k Tesla?
My brother lives in a rural area and has fiber to his house. Probably some kind of government subsidy. I don't feel held back by not having it.Agree, certainly there are major logistical hurdles as you enumerated. This may be the one big change that is brought to the suburbs before the cities. Still waiting on the fiber optic internet connections that some of our city dwelling friends are already enjoying.