Electric Cars Will Coexist With Traditional Cars In The Future

Aug 17, 2016 09:20 AM EDT | Jomar Teves

The possibility of electric cars in future roads will need some help from its traditional counterparts, which are the cars that are running on combustion engines.

The group of MIT scientists have tested out and looked at on the possibility of using electric cars on a large scale.  It is found out based on the results  of the surveys that the grids can help the production of cheaper electric cars.

It is also seen that the electric cars of the future can meet the demands  of majority of the drivers.

According to the author of the report in Nature, a science journal, "We find that the energy of 87% of vehicle-days could be met by an existing, affordable electric vehicle. "This percentage is remarkably similar across diverse cities."

Jessika Trancik, one of the authors of the report, states that a rating of 87% in meeting driver demands is still not good. According to her: "That number is very high, but to get people to actually buy cars, people need to know that it will meet their needs on all days. Nobody wants to be waiting by the side of the road."

Trancik also says that a company or a helping neighbor can help one by providing  a conventional car, following the principles of car pulling.

She adds: "We still need a little bit of business model innovation, with community car sharing, or car sharing [businesses] where you could maybe order one the night before on that small number of very high-energy days."

Jessika Trancik later says, "Once-daily charging at home overnight when many power plants sit idle would be a less invasive charging option for vehicles. Given that we have to look out for the electrical grid, and the fact that there are limited charging stations today, and we don't know how rapidly charging infrastructures will be expanded, we wanted to look at a non-invasive option, which meant once-daily charging. And there are opportunities in many workplaces, such as solar panels."

The demand for the production of more capable electric cars that are cost efficient is growing from time to time, according to the MIT scientist. The damage that the ozone layer is experiencing is also not because of the occasional events but is more to the general effect of the countless vehicles that are running on the streets.

Electric cars would certainly be a part of future highways, but this will still be running alongside other traditional vehicles.

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