@ JADEN well, that is what it seems to be like right now but I think we will start to see more people changing their cars this year to EV. At the end of 2012, Let run a survey on how far the EV has gone.
Good point Jaden, I,M not sure if my country is putting the charging stuff into consideration for now. I guess this may likely be one the challenges this cars will face.The Government is only seeing electronic aspect as the advantage for now which is really is but the charging aspect is yet to be looked into
I think the rising cost of electricity is greatly influenced by the fact that most of this electricity is generated from petroleum considering that oil rise in oil price will directly influence electricity prices. I think key to the success of EV as the future of car transportation is the decarbonosation of electricity.
Jaden, as I mentioned in a previous post, electric vehicle batteries are simply too large and heavy to be swapping out. By the time batteries advance to a state where they can be smaller and lighter, it would be more beneficial to just add more batteries to vehicles so they have longer range.
The idea of electric vehicle is good but I don't see it winning in the market for now as a result of the charging issue. Charging stations like we have gas stations all over seem like most sensible solution. Also, If the cars and the batteries could be designed to make it easy to remove a flat battery and replace it with a charge one, that would've been a good idea too. I think if the manufacturers of electric vehicle can meet a standard in battery design, along with a method of swapping the battery, instead of having to stop for hours to charge while traveling, one could just pulled into a service station and get the battery swapped and be on the road again. We are already familiar with this model and would make the transition to electric vehicle much easier.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.