Vehicles running out of charge account for more than 65% of EV breakdowns, which can force people to live their lives on the battery's terms rather than their own. Range anxiety is a genuine concern for many drivers, causing them to hesitate when considering switching to electric vehicles.
The limited range and uncertainty around charging locations can lead to a sense of unease. If you're feeling anxious or uncertain about driving an electric vehicle, you're not alone. A recent survey conducted by Forbes Wheels revealed that over 60% of electric vehicle owners frequently experience range anxiety.
This concern limits their travel plans and causes stress while driving, highlighting the issue as a frequent problem.
When considering the environmental impact, it is projected that there will be more than 300 million electric vehicles in operation by 2035. However, if the trend of equipping EVs with larger batteries continues, such as doubling the battery size from 30 kWh to 60 kWh, the consequences could be significant. This increase in battery size could result in an additional 1350 million tonnes of CO2 emissions and 30 million tonnes of water consumption.
Given our limited sources of raw material supply, specifically a total Lithium Carbonate supply of only 9 million tonnes from 2021 to 2030, the production of large batteries may restrict the number of battery-electric vehicles on the road. Therefore, a strategic approach to battery manufacturing is necessary. For example, one scenario proposes that we could have 170 million battery-electric vehicles on the road with a 30 kWh capacity or only 50 million battery-electric vehicles with a 100 kWh capacity, alongside 120 million fossil fuel cars. However, in the latter scenario, the 120 million fossil fuel cars would emit 170 million tonnes of CO2 annually.
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