Category Archives: Electric Cars

Electric vehicle overview

[ Most, but not all of what follows comes from the NPC paper below. I’ve reworded or interjected some comments as well. As you can see in Figure 1 below, light cars and trucks are the main guzzlers of petroleum.  … Continue reading

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Making the most energy dense battery from the palette of the periodic table

There hasn’t been much progress in batteries the past 200 years, not enough for affordable cars, let alone far more essential freight vehicles. The very heavy, 4,647 pound Tesla Model S gets most of its mileage from aerodynamics, reduced rolling … Continue reading

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All Electric Cars requires 4,325 TWh of new electricity generation & still, no better than high-mileage cars now

We’d need a huge number of new power plants If all 245 million cars were electric and driven an average of 20,000 km per year, we’d need 1,078 TwH (980 TWh or 980,000,000 MWh plus 10% more to account for … Continue reading

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