The momentum of the e-mobility revolution is clear: sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are increasing, as are the number of models on offer. Lotus, known for its lightweight sports cars, has just launched its first all-electric SUV, following similar moves from Aston Martin, Lamborghini and Porsche. Brands are radically revising long-standing corporate strategies, but that doesn’t mean the rush to technology is over. In fact, developments remain more volatile than ever with many technologies pushing in different directions simultaneously.
While the bulk of electric vehicles today are plugged in, there is growing noise around alternatives like battery swapping. More recently, wireless charging has seen a resurgence with a new driver from Volvo. Many stakeholders have been attracted to the convenience of the wireless approach and are investing time and money in it. The technology is particularly suited to large fleets like taxis and ride-sharing, which could dominate urban mobility in the not-too-distant future. This month automotive world Magazine looks at these and other questions shaping the future of mobility.
In this problem:
- Is the world finally ready for wireless electric vehicle charging?
- A better balance of mobility modes and work modes will solve congestion
- Electric vehicles are becoming cash cows for European automakers
- Mercedes’ acceptance of L3 responsibility offers clarity and new questions
- Is the writing on the wall for the European PHEV market?
- Could Russian sanctions improve European car manufacturing?
- Silicon nanowires, a “breakthrough” for the electrical future, according to Karl-Thomas Neumann
- CASE evolution complicates M&A mobility
- Stellantis aims for ambitious growth in connected software
- Growing complexity hinders the evolution of embedded networks
- Aiways capitalizes on EV market shake-up in European offensive
- EV profit relies on more than sales
- ‘Edge as a service’ will play a vital role in automotive
- New electric SUV leads brand transformation for Lotus Cars