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‘Build 6 nuclear plants or make energy independent vehicles’

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:48 -- News Editor
‘Build 6 nuclear plants or make energy independent vehicles’

The UK government’s sudden interest in battery technology became a little clearer last week. If the country meets its commitment to phase out all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, it could need the equivalent of six nuclear power plants to charge all the electric vehicles.

The UK National Grid’s solution, outlined in its ‘Future Energy Scenarios’ report (published last month), is smart charging which, it says, could substantially decrease the pressure on the system at peak times, reducing additional demand from electric vehicles to 3.5GW by 2030 from a potential scenario of 8GW of extra demand.

 

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Research forecasts “disruptive” technological changes in EV industry

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 09:16 -- Laura Varriale
Plug-in car

Supercapacitor and fuel cell technology will "disruptively change" hybrid and pure EVs in the coming years, according to a report by IDTechEX.

The research, 'Hybrid and Pure Electric Cars 2014-2024', foresees a trend to higher voltage for efficiency and lower cost. Pure electrics are going to need less energy storage due to inductive pick up and better energy harvesting.

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