In 5 Year's Time, The Electric Car Segment Will Change Dramatically

In 5 Year's Time, The Electric Car Segment Will Change Dramatically

EVS 28

EVS 28

Right now, EVS 28 is underway in South Korea.  Renault is one of the major automakers attending the event.  From the event, Renault is issuing highlights via Tweets.  We captured the pair of Tweets above because they were of the most interest to us.

For those unfamiliar with EVS, here's a brief description:

The World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS) is one of the oldest world-wide symposiums. Since 1969, the EVS series has been held every 12-18 months rotating among North America, Europe and Asia. With a history spanning 5 decades, the EVS symposium has become the utmost academic forum for sharing experience and global networking. As electric drive technologies have progressed from the classroom and laboratories into the market place, the EVS exhibition has become the core program of the EVS symposium and premier showcase for all forms of technologies. Today, as the most highly acclaimed symposium in its field, the EVS28 is planning to attract academic, government and industry leaders from around the world interested in exploring and understanding the technical, policy and market challenges to the paradigm shift toward the use of electric transportation technologies.

Back to those Tweets.  According to Renault, there are just a few barriers that limit the adoption of electric cars.  Those barriers include range and price.  Renault says that the price barrier is largely overcome by incentives offered by most countries, but range is still an issue.  According to Renault, the world's various battery manufacturers appear to be on track to double range by 2020.  If that's achieved, then electric car sales will surely boom.

You can follow Renault's Tweets from EVS 28 by clicking here.