“We think it’s going to be 2017 when you see wireless charging as a product or option while selecting a car.”
Joe Barrett, Senior Director at Qualcomm, who also revealed that the Formel E’s safety car, namely the BMW i8, will be charged using its company’s wireless charging technology.
“We are definitely working on making a 200-mile-range battery electric vehicle at around the 30,000 to 35,000-dollar price target.”
Prabhakar Patil, chairman of LG Chem Power, whose company is apparently working on a battery which will provide more range than most EVs on the market today but at a much lower price point.
“The German government is of the opinion that there’s a large, still unused potential for freight bicycles, also with electric support, especially in the logistics and service transport in municipalities.”
This is the German government answering to a so-called brief enquiry by the Green Party regarding chancellor Angela Merkel’s thinking on electric cargo bikes and their potential to replace lorries for local freight transport.
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