Top upcoming Innovations for electric vehicles (next 2 – 5 years?)
Electric vehicles are expected to be a game changer for the automotive industry. In the upcoming 5 years, electric vehicles will become a major part of our daily lives. They are going to be more and more affordable and people are going to start using them for commuting to work, driving around town, and running errands.
Continuous R&D is being done by major automakers like GM, BMW, and TESLA and we can expect huge innovations soon. The EV industry is evolving rapidly, and new technologies such as autonomous driving and robot-operated electric vehicles are expected to become a major part of the future of transportation. Let’s have a look at some of the major upcoming innovations.
We’re moving towards a technology where you won’t need to plug anything in to charge your car. Just put it in your garage and it’ll charge itself. And when you drive out of the garage, your car will automatically switch over to battery mode. This technology could eliminate the need for charging stations and plugs in parking lots. The system will charge the vehicle’s battery wirelessly, without the use of a cable, or a power outlet.
Recent trials in UK and US are done for this inductive charging technology, similar to the wireless charging process in smartphones and electronic gadgets.
Autonomous driving is the next big thing. Self-driving cars would take our mode of transportation to next level. Many companies are working hard to develop self-driving technology. Google has been testing out its autonomous car since 2009 and an advanced system is expected soon. Companies like Tesla and Ford are developing their autonomous driving systems.
Imagine being able to speak with your friends on the phone, listen to music, watch movies, surf the internet, and sleep while your car drives you to your destination with its intelligent driving control system. The concept of Self-driving vehicles looks like science fiction but now it’s not far away from reality, and it is going to radically change transportation and what it’s like to get from point A to point B.
In the near forthcoming, there will be driverless cars. And what about personal robots that will drive us everywhere we need to go? We call it “robotaxis.” They will be as safe and reliable as taxis… but way faster. These robotic vehicles will revolutionize travel by offering drivers the freedom to spend time doing the things they love to do. Instead of being stuck in traffic, they’ll enjoy a leisurely ride through the countryside. Uber is continuously working to get it possible soon.
Over the next few years, many streets and highways in the US will be electrified. This will save fuel by enabling cars to get off the road when there’s peak traffic. Separate pathways for EVs would make transportation cleaner and faster than we even think.
In US and Europe, overhead electrical cables that city trams and metro services use are being explored to see if they can be used by large commercial electric vehicles to charge their batteries on the go.
Extreme Level Charging stations for SUVs, Big Trucks
Big trucks, SUVs, and other large electric vehicles are one of the most efficient ways to move goods around. And innovation in electric vehicle charging technology could dramatically improve their efficiency. So when a big truck pulls into the parking lot at Walmart, you’ll know that it is being charged by 350-500kW or even higher-rated DC fast chargers.
More than 60 miles of driving could be added with five minutes of charging or 90% of charging for trucks would be possible in 20 to 30 minutes with ultra-fast DC chargers.
In upcoming years, we expect the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) to hit the market at breakneck speed. If you want to get a sense of what’s coming, it’s best to look ahead at the top emerging technologies. With these advancements, the next generation of EVs will have no limits.