Some folks arrive before their time. This article quotes Henry Ford saying:
"I believe that ultimately the electric motor will be universally used for trucking in all large cities, and that the electric automobile will be the family carriage of the future. All trucking must come to electricity. I am convinced that it will not be long before all the trucking in New York City will be electric." [emphasis added]
Funny how it was said by one who, to great extent, helped bring on the ICE age!
and how after over 100 years this statement still points to the fundamental problem of electricity storage - energy density. "The problem so far has been to build a storage battery of light weight which would operate for long distances without recharging."
Take a look at the energy density of gasoline vs a lithium ion battery in the attached table.
IMO, how to move from the ICE age to the EV age will be solved by those that "carry a big stick" not a technological kWh storage break through. unless we can "harness" nuclear energy and put a small reactor / battery / generation in each vehicle. Nuclear has been talked about since the 1950s. Ever hear of the Ford Nucleon.
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Edited by Plus 3 Golfer, 09 March 2019 - 06:38 PM.