When Bloomberg writes that in the United States “ Big Oil Is About to Lose Control of the Auto Industry ” you know there is something going on, especially when they rely on solid BNEF study and data.
Many are working on extending the range of electric cars. Here are three of them. Firstly TreeHugger believes that replacing the graphite electrodes in lithium-ion batteries with silicon nanotube electrodes,would multiply the range by ten.
ArsTechnica notes that carbon nanotubes in ultracapacitors ” may make sense in electric cars, even if it can’t store as much as a battery.” Thirdly, IBM is launching a project to enable electric cars to have a range of 500 miles (800 km).
Extending the current range of electric vehicles and cutting the costs of batteries are the two necessary steps to allow mass market commercialization.