Maybe the far Future of EV Charging

Aptera Community Solar EV Industry News Maybe the far Future of EV Charging

Aptera Community Solar EV Industry News Maybe the far Future of EV Charging

  • Maybe the far Future of EV Charging

    Posted by john-malcom on June 1, 2023 at 4:52 am

    Toyota RAV 4 Prime (18 KWh battery) drives 1,200 (100 hours) Miles Without Stopping to Charge. Israeli company Electreon, drove a Toyota RAV 4 Prime for over 100 hours in electric mode without stopping to charge its 18 KWh battery in a test of wireless charging installed in part of a test track.

    Certainly not practical now or even near term but perhaps an option for our grandchildren. very expensive to implement!

    • This discussion was modified 3 months, 4 weeks ago by  John Malcom.
    harry-parker replied 3 months, 3 weeks ago 6 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Maybe the far Future of EV Charging

  • Greek

    June 1, 2023 at 5:26 am

    I can’t see why not? As long as the oil industry doesn’t put their heavy hand on its implementation. This reminds me as a little kid growing up on Fullerton Ave in Chicago the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) use to have electric buses up until the 1960s. Not battery operated per se, but a long set of poles protruding from the top of the bus and connected to a hanging grid that covered all major avenues that the buses traveled on. Every once in a while the poles would pop off and the bus driver would have to get out and realign the connection. This would happen somewhat often as I would witness it from our second floor apartment.

  • Riley

    June 1, 2023 at 7:59 am

    would be interesting to see how much energy it took to go those 1,200 miles.

  • OZ.

    June 1, 2023 at 8:10 am

    Why bother putting it under the road, just put up some of these…

    • Greek

      June 1, 2023 at 8:40 am

      I wish the Serbian government would allow others to research Tesla’s archives.

  • jeff-siddons

    June 6, 2023 at 11:33 am

    Speaking of charging here’s a quote from Toyota via Wallstreet Jr. :

    A Toyota memo to auto dealers in April explained the challenges to full electrification. For instance, “most public chargers can take anywhere from 8-30 hours to charge. To meet the federal (zero-emissions vehicle) sales targets, 1.2M public chargers are needed by 2030. That amounts to approximately 400 new chargers per day.” The U.S. isn’t close to meeting that goal.

    Toyota also noted that “more than 300 new lithium, cobalt, nickel and graphite mines are needed to meet the expected battery demand by 2035,” and they could take decades to develop. “The amount of raw materials in one long-range battery electric vehicle could instead be used to make 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles or 90 hybrid electric vehicles.”

    And here’s an even more striking statistic: “The overall carbon reduction of those 90 hybrids over their lifetimes is 37 times as much as a single battery electric vehicle.”

  • harry-parker

    June 6, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    Toyota is making excuses for not being able to offer much in BEVs. The other side of their statistics is that any fully electric vehicle powered by solar energy uses infinately less fossil fuels than any hybrid.

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