“It will be possible to have a 500-mile range car. In fact we could do it quite soon, but it would increase the price. Over time you could expect to have that kind of range.”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk presents himself as cost-conscious as ever when talking about the future of batteries as he sees it. Even for the Model III he expects a 200-mile range for about 35,000 dollars.
“We will use all the technologies we can – 48-volt electrification, starter-generator and electric compressors – to give the customer what they want whilst reducing emissions.”
Audi’s chief developer Ulrich Hackenberg is keeping his options all wide open and advocates for diesel technology – once more.
“The target of the plan is to have 6-7 million electric vehicles on the Indian roads by 2020. It will help save 2.2-2.5 million tonnes of fuel.”
Sohinder Gill, Director of the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), on the Indian government’s ‘National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020.’
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