The future of electric vehicles is looking promising, with sales skyrocketing in the past few years. But as more people become familiar with electric cars and see their benefits, they may wonder whether they can trust a supercharged battery. The answer is Yes!
Starting in the second quarter of this year, Tesla has been rolling out its new generation of battery cells which have double the energy density of current batteries. Given that the energy density determines how long a battery can last on a charge, more efficient batteries mean that your vehicle will need less charging time to get around.
This is genuinely game-changing technology because batteries will be coming down in price by about 50 per cent every year in the near future.
When you start factoring in improved manufacturing techniques, economies of scale, and better financing deals, it is not hard to see how a supercharged battery could become standard equipment on all-electric cars, not to mention how they could change other industries such as the smartphone industry which has been stagnant numbers for the past few years.
Tesla is the first to offer such an advanced battery means that other car manufacturers will have to start catching up if they want to stay competitive.
And there is another benefit — supercharged batteries mean longer range on a charge, which would change the way you use a car. If you go on a long trip with your vehicle, it may take two or three charges just to get back home. With higher-energy batteries, supercharging stations will be able to keep your vehicle running for quite some time, and you’ll get about 200 miles between charges more often than before.
With the right electric car, supercharging will be more efficient than gasoline. Car manufacturers will have to start looking into how they can incorporate a supercharged battery into every electric vehicle and figure out ways to manage peak charging times for long trips. This is a big deal for the future of electric cars because it will change how people travel and use their vehicles.
If everyone in the world drove an electric vehicle, we’d be saving hundreds of millions of pounds of carbon emissions every year and dramatically changing the way we live our lives in cities. Supercharging batteries are in the near future, and it’s going to be changing the way we get around.
Will electric vehicles be able to replace fuel cars?
A report based on a survey of 1,500 people determined that the average electric car buyer expects to purchase 20 more electric cars than fuel-powered vehicles in the future.
A note on this research is that these were trials of potential customers, so there may be a bias toward those already considering purchasing an electric car. If this is true at the outset, it is good news for those working to meet their emission goals.
The report also said that 45 per cent of electric-car buyers want to buy an electric car to help the environment. They would be willing to buy an electric vehicle if it was slightly more expensive, and that is because they would not know the true cost savings from owning an electric car.
This is not the first study to look at the possible replacement of fuel-powered cars. One of the most well-known reports came back in 2012, which said that electric cars had a long way to go before replacing conventional cars. The report suggested that electric cars were only viable in specific regions and would take years before they could be commercially viable.
While there is still a lot of work needed in providing charging stations, getting electricity to where it is needed, and finding a way to store large amounts of electrical energy in batteries, there are now more than dozens of companies working on this problem.
No doubt we will see more and more electric-car news coming out in the next few months. As manufacturers start releasing new models of electric cars, we are going to know if supercharged batteries will be able to save the planet or not.
I am a senior writer/columnist and have been writing about various topics and the smartphone industry over many years, my articles have been featured on NHS websites, Imperial London websites, Data-Driven Investor, Tech Crack Blog and many more.