If any country successfully sponsors research that enables cost effective long life EV vehicles to be deployed, the environment everywhere benefits from the availability of a cost effective low pollution vehicle. Of course, the financial benefits are likely to flow especially to the home countries of the corporations whose sponsored research proved successful. I'm hoping that our country proves to be a major contributor to the solution.
The research on EVs , the batteries for EVs is going on for a few decades but yet a major breakthrough regarding the capacity to equal that of a gasoline filled tank, and charging time comparable to refilling at a gas station has not been achieved.
Some out-of-box thinking is required to find solution to this basic problem of EVs. Otherwise a totally new concept is required to replace those polluting IC engine driven vehicle population.
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