After years out in the desert and disappointing sales expectations at national level, the e-mobility sector is looking to the immediate future with renewed optimism. The positive evolution of sales of electric vehicles this year to date plus a growing portfolio of models and automakers whose products are enhancing the available zero emissions range, has awoken greater interest in private individuals and companies who are increasingly convinced that the EV meets up to their expectations.
There is no doubt that the automotive industry is going to evolve over the next 5 years as it has done in the past 50. As such the rolling mobility road map will be a compendium of innovations relating to energy efficiency, emissions reduction and ICTs to achieve more ecological, more efficient, safer and more dynamic mobility: the vehicle is destined to be electric, connected and autonomous.
As a result, the question in the sector is not whether the car’s traction will one day be electric, but when this change will definitively take place. Technological advances and the increase in production volume will achieve an important costs reduction. This in turn will bring the initial purchase price of an EV on a par with a conventional car as from 2022, when the cost of a kWh of li-ion battery is expected to drop from US$125. Read more…
President of AEDIVE
Article published in: FuturENERGY April 2016