Stable-state batteries not too far off?
Totally Charged’s Robert Llewellyn on the Paris Motor Present had the alternative to speak with Eric Feunteun, Renault’s Electrical Car program director and Jérôme Seror, Head of Consumer Expertise at Renault Digital about their very spectacular new app.
The primary half focuses on Renault EVs, Renault ZOE and new Renault Okay-ZE in addition to batteries. Eric Feunteun expects that as much as round 2024/2025 battery power density will continue to grow, whereas costs will hold falling, which ought to translate to extra kWh in the identical package deal. After that interval, there's a likelihood that we are going to see the primary solid-state batteries.
The French producer is at the moment gearing-up for EV gross sales in China. The reasonably priced Okay-ZE shall be Renault’s flagship within the largest EV market on the planet.
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Within the second half, Jérôme Seror offered a beautiful app for EV drivers, that permits not solely to set temperature or discover charging stations, but additionally has a terrific journey planner. It might probably recommend charging stations on the path to a vacation spot and even inform you at what state-of-charge you'll arrive at charging level, how lengthy it should take to cost and at what state-of-charge you'll go away to the vacation spot. If solely the charging networks grow to be dependable, this might present peace of thoughts with none trouble.