With electric vehicles (EV) hitting the U.S. market in 2010, news from Envia Systems could help boost EV adoption. As reported in the New York Times, Envia believes they “…will be able to make smaller automotive packs that are less heavy and much cheaper… perhaps 45 percent… the [cost] of cells today.” If extended to production scale, this breakthrough could potentially more than double the performance per kilogram of battery packs used in electric vehicles and thus sharply reduce their cost. A 300-mile range vehicle for under $30,000 would dramatically increase the adoption rate for electric vehicles.
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Tags: Electric Vehicles, Green Mountain Energy, Innovation, Lithium-Ion, Range Confidence