Robert Baldwin writes an article discussing tax credits and the longevity costs of owning an electric car. However; it’s the sticker price that he’s most excited about and provides the best details of, in particular cost per/ kWhr.
The most shocking part of the article is the claim of alternate chemistry evolution.
“The report does say that hiccups could adjust the predicted price, but it still expects prices to fall to $58 per kWh by 2030. One way that could help reduce the price is if solid-state batteries finally become stable enough to go mainstream and end up in vehicles. The report says that the production costs of manufacturing these types of batteries are 40 percent that of current lithium-ion batteries.”
“This is how to make meaningful change if you want to fight climate change. You make it so that the clean alternative is cheaper and better than the previous way. People are heavily driven by convenience.”
“Hopefully they can work on improving range now, and then they have a shot at really taking over traditional gas cars” – bhaggith