While EV is the future and is growing exponentially, there are still a few things that stand tall as challenges between the growth of EV and its globalization. A few things that people complain about are the Cost of EVs, mileage, lack of charging stations, fewer sources for help and guidance, etc.
But according to us, the fundamental problem lies in the unavailability of proper resources to learn and understand EV. People don’t mind paying for things that serve them well. So, even though the price range looks like a problem, it might not be. We all know that EVs, anyway, cost lesser than conventional fuel cars in the longer run.
But people don’t! They might know it as a fact but wouldn’t know the proper reasoning behind it, and that’s where the lack of awareness jumps in.
The problem of range anxiety could have been easily solved if people had access to the map of charging stations and access to chargers at home and in public places.
Solutions for solving range anxiety have already started emerging in the market. Now what lies in the future of EVs is also something that people want to discuss, and it highly impacts their decisions.
There are a loT of proposed variations of charging solutions in the market, solar-based charging, power banks for EVs, wireless charging, battery swapping, and so forth.
There are many charging options that might come in the future to popularize EVs, like Regular Public charging stations, where the idea is to create a chain of charging stations within the cities.
The idea of Fast In-transit EV charging stations is also proposed for expressways and highways. SPCSs, i.e., Solar Powered Charging Stations, have the idea of converting parking sheds into charging stations, and charging through street light poles are some of the emerging ideas within the EV industries.
Another idea that fascinates us is charging through power banks, which can remove the anxiety of long-distance travelers. Charging using Pantographs is nothing new, and it is being revived for electric vehicles.
There are also discussions about one vehicle being able to charge the other one, abbreviated under the term V2V (Vehicle to Vehicle) charging. Companies like TelioEV has devised a mobile application that shows you the location and specifications of all the nearby charging stations that eliminate range anxiety among EV users to a large extent.
The world is evolving, both technically and environmentally. Theories are coming true, and books are becoming far more than just stories. The quantity of charging stations is also increasing. Many charging stations are also being sanctioned by the government under the FAME-I and FAME-II policies of India.
And this is just the start; the future even promises the self-charging of EVs. There are speculations on measures to monitor the battery’s health and draw statistics.
From self-charging batteries to IoT-infused vehicles, from self-monitoring to switching to affordable alternatives, the future is exciting and full of theories and speculations, and we are all geared up for it.