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Energy Independent Electric Vehicle Technology Roadmap

The Barn, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridge, CB25 0NW, UK
World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8(3), 646-649;
Published: 30 September 2016
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Energy independent electric vehicles (EIV) are EVs that have almost unlimited range because they never need to pick up electricity. They make their own electricity from on-board solar cells etc. They should now be taken seriously as a potentially huge business and technology generator. EIVs already exist as land, water and airborne vehicles, some needing no energy storage. Investment in them is at the billion dollar level and they are already spinning off technology startups exploiting their inventions into wider markets.
Keywords: BEV (battery electric vehicle); energy source; range; vehicle performance; photovoltaic 1 BEV (battery electric vehicle); energy source; range; vehicle performance; photovoltaic 1
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Harrop, P. Energy Independent Electric Vehicle Technology Roadmap. World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8, 646-649.

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