It's great when they do tests on these EV's and they even surpass the government recommendations, almost no petrol cars do that. Now with YouTube you get normal people making video's of their lives and journey's instead of paid reviewers that might have a bias because of money.Dax wrote:Here's an article surrounding the Kona which backs up my experience with one, they can go a very long way on one charge and have a fabulous regen system that I found hard to believe, but is backed up by the article/video. Under the right conditions and with careful driving, you could go very long way without recharging.
"Lemon-Tea Leaf sets out on a road trip to see if the Kona Electric can make it 300 miles or more on a single charge. The weather conditions appear to be decent, despite a touch of rain. He's travelling at normal speeds, often between 55 and 70 mph, though he makes a good point to take advantage of the car's regenerative braking as much as possible. It also handles 100kw charging, which is excellent
Check out the video. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised, if not shocked, by the results."
https://insideevs.com/news/364377/video ... -electric/
Here's another article which will make EV.s even batter and use less energy, won't be long before the range of choice will be so huge and take you so far, once they start putting solar cells into the bodies, range could become unlimited under the right conditions. Never know, may not be long before range becomes a thing of the past and EV's will travel all day without recharging.
"It seems electric motors just needed a push to present amazing technical developments. And that this push came from electric cars. Now we see new concepts fairly often, such as the Magnax motor or the plastic electric motor showed recently and this one, which comes from Texas and Linear Labs. It is called HET, or Hunstable Electric Turbine. And it claims to offer at least two times more torque density than the current top permanent magnet motors in the market.
That is just for starter. Linear Labs also states it has three times more power density and delivers 10 percent more range. The engine would also use 30 percent less copper. And that happens precisely due to the advantages the new motor design offers, according to the company."
https://insideevs.com/news/364852/linea ... c-turbine/
I read about the motor as well and it looks great but as they say the proof will be in the pudding... Hope they can get a real one working and more importantly, how to mass produce, that seems the biggest hurdle for new tech.
It would be good on these new advances if they could have a reality metre on them to show how likely the new tech could become mainstream....