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Roadmap towards electric vehicles – II

As any major transformation, the shift from ICE to EV creates ripples all around it. I mentioned in yesterday’s post the need for a re-thinking of the energy infrastructure as gasoline is replaced by electricity. This is an obvious impact, but it goes well beyond that. Refuelling today means stopping …

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Roadmap towards electric vehicles – I

In the last ten years the number of cars sold in the developed countries has seen a decrease (or at best a flattening out). The increasing number of sales per year worldwide has been sustained by the emerging markets, most notably China and India. The pandemic struck a blow on …

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Meeting carbon emission reduction goals

McKinsey has published recently a most interesting report looking at the 2021-2050 period on the expected evolution of road transportation. It addresses several aspects that over the next 3 decades will change the whole road transportation landscape. The shift towards electrical vehicles will take up steam and already now it …

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The shift to EV is already creating casualties

Electric Vehicles are great, aren’t they? They don’t pollute, require a much more limited maintenance than ICE (Internal Combustion Engines). It would seem that everybody should line up for them (provided their cost keeps decreasing) and cheer the transition. Well, as always happen in complex systems, the landscape is quite …

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750 miles on a single charge

ONE, Our Next Energy, a US start up company based in Michigan focussing on next generation battery, has achieved an impressive result: in mid December 2021 it made the longest stretch of driving with an EV on a single charge: 752.2 miles (1210.5 km)  using a retrofitted Tesla Model S …

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Macro changes ahead – I

I have been asked to provide a really (really!) short presentation, 1 to 2 minutes, to the IEEE Board providing technology evolution forecast for this decade. I started the (recorded) presentation by saying that it was impossible to provide a foresight on tech evolution by looking just at … tech …

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2025 Outlook: Revamping infrastructures – III

In a recent post I reported on the scheduled activation of the first autonomous train on the S-Bahn network in Hamburg. This is an example of the interest to revamp existing infrastructures by companies and institutions all over the world. Another example is the plan for the electrification of 2,000 …

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