China is promoting e-mobility more energetically than any other country. Already the world’s largest sales market for electric vehicles, China aims to be building five million e-cars a year by 2025. The country is showing the rest of the world the way to new mobility. The big automakers are converting their production processes to e-cars, and Chinese technology companies like Alibaba and Foxconn are increasingly investing in the new market.
In this context, the focus is more than ever on the technical challenges of e-mobility. Apart from the need for an adequate charging infrastructure, the success of battery-powered electric cars depends above all on the batteries themselves and their performance. Batteries significantly influence the purchase price, reliability, safety and service life of electric vehicles. But many drivers have reservations about battery drives. Don’t the large batteries make electric cars too expensive? Does the battery cause problems in freezing temperatures? How long does it take to charge them? Do I have enough time for that? We put five statements about electric cars, batteries and separators on the test bench.
1. Electric cars are too expensive.