Reykjavík, Sean Clarke, Anand Mahindra.
“With electric cars becoming more common Reykjavík will increase the availability of charging stations – preferably at home, in parking garages and on specific locations within the city.”
This quote was taken from Reykjavík’s climate action plan until 2020. It looks as though Iceland’s capital will push electrification, as well as public transportation and bicycles.
“I think that electric propulsion technologies are going to greatly improve aircraft design over the next few decades.”
Sean Clarke is the principal investigator for the X-57 project at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, which is looking at how electric propulsion technology can improve an airplane’s performance. The lower weight of the engine would i.e. allow for smaller wings or even multiple engines for better lift off.
“We’ve seen what’s happened to the price of solar energy as the price of photovoltaic solar cells has come down, and we think the same thing is going to happen with batteries.”
Anand Mahindra, chairman and managing director of the Mahindra Group, is certain that as the purchasing price and operating cost of small electric vehicles will decrease, mobility providers such as taxis and Uber are going to find EVs “unbeatable” for their fleet.